Found September 04, 2013 on Fox Sports South:
Atlanta_falcons_v_baa5
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. On Tuesday, offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said the Falcons were proceeding "full speed ahead" with Lamar Holmes as their starting right tackle for Sundays season opener. But a simultaneous process to get newly signed Jeremy Trueblood up to speed is apparently afoot. Whether Trueblood was brought in to serve as a veteran backup for the right and left sides something the Falcons had previously lacked or was signed to compete with Holmes, who has only played in one NFL game (zero starts), is not immediately clear. The Falcons could have signed Trueblood, who boasts 84 career NFL starts with the Buccaneers, when he was cut by the Redskins a short time ago. If they had done that, Trueblood would have had another week of practice under his belt before the Week 1 game against the Saints. Falcons head coach Mike Smith said the team was more focused on evaluating its own players than seeing who was available as a free agent. "We were working ou...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Falcons sign ex-Bucs O-tackle Trueblood before opener

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Five days before their season opener, the Atlanta Falcons have bolstered a position that stood out as a potential trouble spot throughout training camp: right tackle. Head coach Mike Smith said the Falcons signed tackle Jeremy Trueblood, who originally was drafted by Tampa Bay in 2006 (Round 2) and has played mostly with the Buccaneers. He was in camp with...

Falcons Make Moves On Offensive Line

Earlier this week, the Falcons set their roster and announced their practice squad. Today they made three roster moves along the offensive. The Falcons reached an injury settlement with guard Phillipkeith Manley, who had been named to the practice squad on Sunday. They waived UDFA Terren Jones, who originally made the roster. Finally, they signed veteran Jeremy Trueblood...

Roddy White hasn’t learned anything

I’m not saying that Roddy White shouldn’t stand up for himself if people come at him on Twitter, but he needs to use just a bit of common sense, but it seems that he lacks it. This past Monday, being Labor Day, White sent out what was a pretty innocuous tweet: It's Labor Day we working — Roddy White (@roddywhiteTV) September 2, 2013 A follower decided to take a silly shot...

Falcons sign veteran OT Trueblood

The Atlanta Falcons have signed offensive tackle Jeremy Trueblood, who started 84 games in seven seasons with Tampa Bay. The Falcons signed the 30-year-old Trueblood to add experience behind second-year right tackle Lamar Holmes, who has moved up as the starter after playing in only one game in his 2012 rookie season. The Falcons lost projected starter Mike Johnson for the season...

How the preseason finale shaped the Atlanta Falcons 53-man-roster

Falcons line up against the Jaguars in the Dome. (Photo credit:AtlantaFalcons.com) ATLANTA,GA- The Atlanta Falcons are now 0-4 for the preseason as they lost 20-16 to the Jacksonville Jaguars at the Georgia Dome Thursday night. As predicted not very many starters even saw the field on Thursday. Matt Ryan wasn’t even in pads that night as coach Mike Smith wanted to preserve his...

Roddy White Calls Twitter Hater A ‘Disrespectful Little Peasant’

Falcons wide receiver Roddy White is in midseason form when it comes to his Twitter interactions. White was on Twitter Monday and made a comment about it being Labor Day, and the Falcons were of course working.   Someone took offense to White making it seem as if an athlete who makes millions of dollar really puts in a day of work.  The young female let White know what he does...

WR Roddy White returns to practice, ready for season opener against Saints

According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of AJC.com, Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White sustained an ankle injury in the second exhibition game against Baltimore on August 15, returned to practice on Wednesday. White has started 128 straight games and has not missed a start in his NFL career. He's been out ever since but hasn't suffered any setbacks. As a veteran who knows the system...

Roddy White Tweets Himself Into Trouble Again, Calls Fan "Little Peasant"

Atlanta Falcons' wide receiver Roddy White has Manziel's disease when it comes to Twitter. No matter how many times Roddy gets called on the carpet (or into Arthur Blank's office) for his questionable or inflammatory tweets, he still manages to jump right back onto the information twitter-highway and make himself look...well...Roddy. Roddy has tweeted himself into hot...

Roddy White Is Running His Mouth On Twitter Again

Roddy White may just want to leave Twitter all together, as it seems he can’t keep things positive. Roddy had been good for a few years on Twitter since his incident with a few of the Saints players, but he was back at it again calling someone a ‘peasant’ via Twitter. I understand Roddy has about 300,000 Twitter trolls just trying to get a rise out of him, but he needs to...

Best Falcons Vs. Saints Trash Talk Memes

Call it the game…before the game. The bitter rivalry between the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints is playing out on the internet long before it plays out on the field this Sunday. As a die-hard, passionate, unabashed Atlanta Fail-cants hater and New Orleans Saints lover, I’ve gotten my fair share of giggles over the past few weeks reading the smack talking t-shirts and...

Saints Nation: Scouting the Falcons

The Saints open the season at home, thankfully, and will host the bitter rival Atlanta Falcons. It's been Falcons hate month(s), not Falcons hate week, but as the game nears we're definitely zeroing in our strong distate for the visitors. The Falcons had a quiet preseason that didn't showcase much in terms of their talent, much like the Saints to a degree. Here's...

NFC South Beakdown

Atlanta Falcons Prediction: 1st in division (13-3 overall) Strengths: Offensively, they have so many weapons. Two top ten receivers in Roddy White and Julio Jones. Addition of Steven Jackson will be huge. Matt Ryan is a top 10 QB. Defense is pretty solid as well. Causes for concern: Not too many causes for concern in Atlanta. Only concerns would result from injury.. Not a lot of...
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.