Found April 05, 2012 on Fox Sports South:
Some of the usual suspects on are on the Atlanta Falcons preseason schedule although with some new names leading the way, which will provide interesting subplots. For the last few years, the Falcons have held combined practices or scrimmages with Jacksonville, the organization where Falcons head coach Mike Smith came from in 2008, as he was defensive coordinator with the Jaguars under former coach Jack Del Rio. This season, the Jaguars host the Falcons in the teams preseason finale on Aug. 30, as first-year Jacksonville head coach Mike Mularkey takes the reins. Mularkey served as offensive coordinator for Smiths first four seasons and has received a good amount of credit for helping to develop Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan a project Mularkey is attempting to duplicate with the Jags Blaine Gabbert, a high first-round pick in 2011. Mularkey took Bob Bratkowski, who served as Atlantas quarterbacks coach for the 2011 season, with him and reportedly attempted to hire wide receivers c...

Falcons Pass on Redesign of Uniform

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Cards sign safety James Sanders

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Matt Ryan now a caddie

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has a new job this spring. A job that has nothing to do with football. Matt was at Augusta National Course today and was the personal caddie for Stewart Cink in the Par-3 Contest. “He reached out to me and asked if I would be willing to do it,” Ryan said. ” I said ‘Are you crazy? Would I be willing to do it? Of course I’ll do it.’”...

Bears agree to 1-year deal with CB Hayden

The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with former Indianapolis Colts and Atlanta Falcons cornerback Kelvin Hayden. Hayden appeared in eight games for Atlanta last season before going on injured reserve with an injury that the Falcons did not specify. He spent six seasons in Indianapolis before that and was part of the 2006 team that beat the Bears in the Super Bowl...

Bears sign CB Kelvin Hayden

According to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, the Chicago Bears have signed cornerback Kelvin Hayden to a one-year deal. Hayden recorded 24 tackles and 2 interceptions in eight games for the Atlanta Falcons in 2011. It’s believed that Hayden signed for the league minimum of $825,000.

Falcons Secondary Dwindling

The Falcons re-committed to Thomas DeCoud earlier this off-season but now they've lost two of their back-ups in the last two days. Kelvin Hayden signed with the Chicago Bears for the veteran minimum ($825,000) and this came on the heels of the Arizona Cardinals signing James Sanders. Sanders finished last season with 41 tackles and one fumble recovery. Hayden had 24 tackles and...
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