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Due to injuries, Thomas Howard could have a role in the Falcons defense. (John Grieshop) The Atlanta Falcons made a couple of moves on Tuesday, signing veteran linebacker Thomas Howard and releasing linebacker Jamar Chaney. He was selected in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. He spent the first five years of his career in Oakland before signing with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2011. He played one full season with the Bengals before missing all of last season with a knee injury. For his career, Howard has compiled 492 tackles, six sacks, seven interceptions, and six forced fumbles. 1 total views, 1 views today

Harry Douglas posts career game filling in for Jones, White (Week 7 Waiver Wire)

Without their top two receiving targets, the Falcons won a game due to a coming out party, a slew of injuries open many doors and the New York Giants have yet another running back starting. Get ‘em while you can: Harry Douglas, WR, Atlanta Falcons: owned in 49% of Yahoo! leagues - Replacing Julio Jones and Roddy White, Douglas burst his way into the spotlight. He had seven catches...

Atlanta Falcons: victory with a grain of salt

ATLANTA, GA- The Atlanta Falcons (2-4) narrowly kept their season alive on Sunday by taking down the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-6) 31-23 last Sunday. As we have seen in every Falcon’s game so far, there have been very obvious good aspects, and some glaringly bad tendencies to take away from this game. Let’s stick with only the good reasons first then the bad will be evaluated. William...

RB Steven Jackson looking to return Sunday against Cardinals

Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson spoke to the media today for the first time since suffering a hamstring injury on Sept. 15, and talked about his plans to return to the lineup this weekend. Jackson is back to practicing and says he's feeling good.

Steven Jackson plans on playing this week

Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson told reporters today that he plans on playing this week against the Cardinals. Steven Jackson @sj39 plans on playing on Sunday vs. Arizona. — D. Orlando Ledbetter (@AJCFalcons) October 23, 2013 If Jackson does play, I’m sure the Falcons will limit his snaps. Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Steven Jackson...

Jackson practices, says ready to 'give it a go'

Matt Ryan needed one of the best games of his career to lead the Falcons and their depleted offense out of their three-game losing streak last week. It's looking like Ryan will have more help in Sunday's game at Arizona. Running back Steven Jackson, who has missed four straight games with a hamstring injury, practiced Wednesday and says he feels ready to ''give...

Falcons RB Steven Jackson plans to play vs. Cardinals

Falcons running back Steven Jackson met with the media today for the first time since suffering a hamstring injury on Sept. 15. He returned to practice on Wednesday and plans to play against Arizona on Sunday. Here’s what he had to say: ON HOW HE FEELS: “Good. Going to get out there this afternoon and see how it feels and just go from there being mindful that the game is Sunday...

Despite Falcons rough start, Ryan continues to impress

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- From his team's record it might not look like it but Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan might be having his best season as a pro.Six games in, the Falcons are 2-4 and enduring the worst start to a season during Ryan's and head coach Mike Smith's six-year tenure. But with so many key skill position players out and an offensive line that has looked...

Steven Jackson plans to play this week for Falcons

It appears at long last that Falcons running back Steven Jackson may be on track to return to the field this Sunday when Atlanta travels to the desert to take on the Arizona Cardinals. As first reported by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Jackson says he has every intention of playing in Arizona. Steven Jackson @sj39 plans on playing on Sunday vs. Arizona. — D. Orlando Ledbetter...

Douglas, Ryan Keep Bucs Winless

Harry Douglas had a career day as the number one option. (Curtis Compton) The Atlanta Falcons’ 31-23 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ended a three-game skid, including two consecutive home losses. The Falcons had to lean heavily on Matt Ryan, and with wide receivers Julio Jones and Roddy White ailing, it was up to Harry Douglas to take on the role as the number one option...

Falcons activate LB Weatherspoon, sign OT Locklear

The Atlanta Falcons have activated linebacker Sean Weatherspoon from the injured list and signed offensive tackle Sean Locklear. Weatherspoon, one of the team's defensive leaders, rejoined the 53-man roster Wednesday. He sustained a foot injury in Week 2 and missed the last seven games. The Falcons went 1-6 while he was out. The 310-pound Locklear spent most of his 10-year...

Report: Steven Jackson Expects To Play In Week 8

According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Falcons RB Steven Jackson plays to play against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Jackson has missed the team’s past four games with a hamstring injury, so it will be interesting to see what kind of workload the Falcons give him in his return to game action. Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling filled in for...

Falcons find motivated former teammate in Cards' Abraham

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux played alongside John Abraham for seven seasons with the Falcons during which time they grew close on and off the field. They talked as recently as last Sunday, but not about the Falcons upcoming game on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, Abrahams new team.Still, Babineaux knows his friend well enough to realize that Abraham...

Backup receivers filling big shoes in Atlanta

Just 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds, Darius Johnson could pass for one of the equipment guys in the Atlanta Falcons locker room. Even so, the Falcons receiver barely fits into one of the tiny lockers they dole out to practice squad players. ''I need one of those bigger lockers,'' Johnson said, looking enviously around the room. ''I'm so scrunched up in here...
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