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((bizjournals.com))Well, they are certainly aiming high.Sports fans in the Atlanta area have been following, albeit probably informally, the Atlanta Falcons quest for a new stadium (more money).A report today spells out what the cost will likely be.The Atlanta Business Journal says the team and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (run stadium), have agreed the team needs new digs. And those digs, according to a Sports/Entertainement/Buidling design company, will run in the neighborhood of $948 million.A mere pittance you say?Hardly.The new-open air proposal would replace the 20-year old Georgia Dome which while a perfectly acceptable venue to most, is limited on "Luxury Seat Revenue" and to tell you all the truth (look it up), that is the ONLY thing the Falcons or the NFL cares about.And yes, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has already stated his willingness to open up the cash-starved city's pocketbook.Read the entire Business Journal story RIGHT HEREAlso read the pr...
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The Atlanta Falcons made quite a splash in last year's NFL draft.
This year, they'll likely spend a lot of time sitting around.
The Falcons are one of three teams that did not have a pick in Thursday night's first round. Considering what they gave up to get receiver Julio Jones in 2011, there's little chance of the team moving up to make another high-profile selection...
Welcome to the first installment of a three part roundtable discussion where the Grits Blitz bloggers discuss some important topics in relation to the Atlanta Falcons 2012 draft.
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QUESTION: Armchair GM: You are Thomas Dimitroff. What is your draft strategy?
Eric (@GentlemanMashr): My Draft Strategy is to focus on the lines - primarily...
In order to free up some salary cap space to fit in Asante Samuels three-year, $18.5 million contract, the Falcons restructured offensive guard Justin Blalocks contract. Blalock was a free agent last season and signed a six-year, $38 million contract. Before the restructure, Blalocks cap number was $5.3 million for 2012. The Falcons likely shifted some option bonuses around...
Last year the Philadelphia Eagles had arguably the best cornerback trio in the league with Nnamdi Asomugha, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Asante Samuel. At least on paper anyway.That group did a good job but they weren’t as good as people expected them to be with three high-rated, big-named corners occupying the same defensive backfield.Now that Samuel has been traded to the...
Cornerback Brent Grimes signed his one-year franchise tender with the Atlanta Falcons, the team announced. Grimes will earn $10.3 million in 2012 if he doesn't agree to a long-term contract before mid-July. Grimes, an undrafted free agent in 2006 who was on the team’s practice squad for all but the final two games of 2007, went to the Pro Bowl in 2010 and is considered one...
ATLANTA- The Falcons are no longer satisfied with making due with what they have when it comes to their secondary.
It is becoming more than a possibility that could acquire CB Asante Samuel from the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Eagles have been trying to move the disgruntled corner for almost a year now and now their asking priced has dropped dramatically.
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FLOWERY BRANCH- Take a deep breath, you can relax now. The Asante Samuel sweepstakes is officially over.
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FLOWERY BRANCH — After leaving the Falcons Alge Crumpler bounced around as a journeyman TE playing for a variety of different teams such as the Titans and the Patriots.
Through it all, it was always weird to see him in another team’s uniform and he never quite played up to the level that he did when he was a Falcon.
Players are humans too and I always wondered out loud if Crumpler...
Former Patriots DB Asante Samuel gets to play for the guy who scouted him in college.
After a lot of off and on discussions, the Atlanta Falcons have indeed traded a late round pick to acquire all pro defensive back, Asante Samuel. This is a major move by the front office, and for what it cost Atlanta... a great move. The deal is for 3 years at 18.5 million. Atlanta talked him down to a little over 6 million a year. TD proves yet again, he is a wizard. Samuel wanted...
Over the last couple of days we have posted two of our three part Atlanta Falcons draft roundtable discussion. We discussed the Falcons draft strategy and we also talked about the one player that each of us wanted the Falcons to draft more than anybody else. For the last topic of our roundtable we discuss character issues.
This draft faller turned out a pretty good career
ATLANTA (AP) -- A person familiar with the deal says the Falcons have acquired four-time Pro Bowl cornerback Asante Samuel from the Philadelphia Eagles.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Wednesday because the deal has not been announced.
The trade was made after Samuel agreed to restructure his contract to a three-year, 18.5 million deal with...
As we noted just the other day, Asante Samuel is about to be traded. But his destination shouldn't surprise anyone.
The Atlanta Falcons are negotiating a deal to build a $1 billion
retractable-roof stadium to replace the Georgia Dome, The Atlanta
Journal-Constitution reported Thursday.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Atlanta Falcons are close to acquiring Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel for a late-round pick.
The Falcons and Eagles had agreed on the terms of a trade yesterday, but they were having a problem with agreeing with Samuel on a pay cut that would be beneficial to both sides. Samuel wanted to keep most of the $10 million he’s...