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ATLANTA, GA- Congratulations are always in order when any rookie or undrafted free agent makes the initial 75-man roster cuts for any NFL team. It’s even more impressive when that rookie manages to see significant snaps in the first half of a preseason game alongside tried and tested veterans.
Joplo Bartu is one of those talented rookies that made the initial 75-man roster on Tuesday. The Falcons had to waive 14 players before the deadline, and with the linebacker position thinning out, it seems that Bartu has a great shot at making the team. He is currently listed as the teams’ third string weak-side linebacker.
Joplo Bartu (59) tackling Orson Charles (80) (Photo Credit: AP/David Goldman)
During the preseason game against the Titans on Saturday, Bartu saw a lot of playing time with the first team defense when the team needed a linebacker that could cover in space. Last season Stephen Nicholas seemed to have trouble covering mobile, pass-catching tight ends like Zach Miller and Vern...
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The Atlanta Falcons have until 6 p.m. Saturday to cut down to 53 players on their active roster. Here is a projection of the final 53, along with predicting the last five to make the roster and last five to get cut.
Last Five To Get Cut
LB Stephen Nicholas
In his six seasons with the Falcons, Nicholas has started 48 games. But as the defense continues to experiment with multiple...
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With exactly 7 days until the regular season, not too many players are going to move up or down in rankings, but now is the perfect time to determine who to draft and who not to draft. Of course there will be few, freak injuries that will happen during the last week of the preseason but let’s get into and compare some key players.
The Atlanta Falcons are hoping wide receiver Roddy White will be ready to go for their season opener against Saints.
#Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff said they are hoping Roddy White will be available for the season opener vs. Saints on 9.8.
— D. Orlando Ledbetter (@AJCFalcons) August 28, 2013
White is currently nursing an ankle injury.
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. For Falcons fans who watched Saturday's preseason loss to the Tennessee Titans, it seemed as if, indeed, the sky was falling.
Quarterback Matt Ryan was sacked five times in a little more than two quarters. To compare, Ryan was sacked more than that only once in a regular season game last season.
That's how quarterbacks get hurt.
"We gave up way...
Note: This piece was originally written on July 14th by Andrew Miller and is one of many unique pieces that can be found in our 2013 fantasy football draft guide. None of this information has been updated since it was originally published.
Quarterback: In his fifth year in the NFL, Matt Ryan had his best year. He set career bests in yards, attempts, completion percentage, yards...
Since being taken 27th overall in 2005, Roddy White has been quite the iron man for the Atlanta Falcons. White has played in all 128 games during his illustrious eight-year career. That streak may be in jeopardy due to an ankle sprain he suffered in the Falcons’ second preseason game on August 15th.
#Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff said they are hoping Roddy White will be available...
Say what you want about Roddy White and his Twitter antics, but the Falcons receiver is one tough dude.
White has had a lot of nicks and bruises since being drafted in 2005, but he’s never missed a regular season game, closing in on 129 straight starts.
The Falcons who have serious Super Bowl aspirations, are hopeful that White will be available for week 1 versus the Saints.
ATLANTA -- With the conclusion of training camp and now the preseason in a 20-16 loss to Jacksonville on Thursday and final cuts looming less than 48 hours away, Falcons linebacker Brian Banks can say that he has no regrets.For the 28-year-old who spent five years in jail after being wrongly accused -- a crime of which he was later exonerated -- the opportunity was all that he had...
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After a terribly disappointing performance against the Tennessee Titans last week, the Atlanta Falcons began to do some roster trimming, and honestly there were no huge surprises...yet.
As of the end of the day on Tuesday, the Falcons had cut tight ends Tim Biere and Colin Cloherty, fullback Devonte Campbell, quarterback Seth Doege, running back Donald Russell, defensive ends Cam Henderson
ATLANTA (AP) -- Jacksonville's Jordan Todman and Atlanta's Josh Vaughn made strong final bids to win backup jobs by running for touchdowns as the Jaguars held on late for a 20-16 preseason win over the Falcons on Thursday night.
Mike Kafka, Jacksonville's third quarterback of the game, threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Ebert early in the fourth quarter to give...