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The Falcons announced Tuesday that Ovie Mughelli was released from the team. Rumors of Ovie’s eventual departure began the moment the team used a fifth round pick on Bradie Ewing in last month’s draft. Ovie’s release is by no means a surprise, as it was predicted as a possibility way back in January on this site, but it is unfortunate given the timing. Per the AJC, he was cleared to return to practice this past Friday. And had the team decided to cut him at any point in the past 8 weeks since free agency began, it could have given him more opportunities to find a landing spot with another team and a potential starting position.

Mughelli was signed by the Falcons in 2007 to what was at the time the most lucrative deal ever given to a fullback.


Falcons release Ovie Mughelli, hand starting job to rookie Bradie Ewing

The Atlanta Falcons released veteran fullback Ovie Mughelli, paving the way for rookie Bradie Ewing to take over the starting role. Mughelli was coming off a season-ending MCL tear and was due to earn $3M in 2012, so while it’s tough to imagine Ewing immediately filling Mughelli’s shoes, it’s a move that made financial sense. Ewing was the top-rated fullback on my board with...

Falcons release former Pro Bowl fullback Mughelli

The Atlanta Falcons have released former Pro Bowl fullback Ovie Mughelli in a move that clears salary cap space and creates an opening for fifth-round draft pick Bradie Ewing. The 31-year-old Mughelli was due to earn a base salary of $3 million in 2012 before Tuesday's move. His 2011 season ended when he hurt his right knee in Week 7 at Detroit and was placed on injured reserve...

Falcons say bye to Ovie Mughelli

The Atlanta Falcons announced on Tuesday that they’ve released fullback Ovie Mughelli. It made a lot of sense for the Falcons to cut Mughelli after he tore his MCL last season and about to turn 32 years-old. With Falcons moving on from Mughelli, It looks like the starting fullback job will come down to four-ear veteran Mike Cox and rookie 5th round pick Bradie Ewing.  

2012 Atlanta Falcons Draft Grade

The Julio Jones results draft is what this will be known as from here on out, as the Atlanta Falcons mortgaged their 2012 NFL Draft in order to move up and get a game changer in Jones in the 2011 draft.  The results are still TBD, but the immediate outcome was another first round loss by the Falcons where Jones was, well not overly effective, at no fault of his own. We know my...

Roddy White Proves Further Ignorance While Discussing Retired NFL Players and Concussions

Roddy White is one of the most gifted players in the NFL, serving as a top target for Matt Ryan with the Atlanta Falcons. Unfortunately, he is also one of the more outspoken players in the game as well. While I have no issue with a player speaking their mind, especially when it comes to the game today, White often has a problem with either stepping over the line or contradicting...

Roddy White believes it’s worth if he can’t walk when his career is over

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White spoke out on Twitter with regards to the current controversy that’s been surrounding the game of football and it’s long-term negative affects on players. White made it clear that he isn’t happy about football players “killing” the game by speaking out about the long-term dangers of playing it. It’s crazy how football players are...

Roddy White: Former players ‘killing our game’

(Robert Sorbo/Reuters Pictures) For the past few years, Roddy White has been deemed as one of the top wide receivers in the NFL. But he’s also been known to speak out at the wrong time, and in some cases when it isn’t necessary. This time around it’s a case of the latter. White tweeted earlier today declaring that former players, the very guys that paved the way for him, are...

Roddy White: Playing football was well worth it if I can’t walk when I’m 50

Many athletes who voluntarily played professional football are now suing the NFL for injuries they sustained while playing in the league. Falcons Pro Bowl receiver Roddy White, who is no stranger to voicing his mind, doesn’t understand that approach because he believes players knew what they were getting into when they voluntarily chose to play the game. He tweeted about the matter...

Roddy White OK with the risks of football

Don't expect the Atlanta Falcons' Roddy White to join any lawsuits against the NFL after he retires regarding concussions. The outspoken wide receiver, one of the NFL's best, told his more than 90,000 followers on Twitter on Wednesday that he understands the health risks of his violent profession. Asked by one follower if he would ever trade his job for do anything...
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