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Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan is still trying to gauge what his team will look like this season.
That's not easy to do during offseason training activities with some players unable to participate and others inexperienced.
But entering his 27th season as a coach in the NFL and 15th as a coordinator, Nolan says that it's far too early to be concerned.
Starting linebackers Sean Weatherspoon and Stephen Nicholas are sidelined recovering from offseason surgeries, and prized rookie cornerback Desmond Trufant is back in school completing his degree at Washington.
The Falcons aren't sure when the three players will return, but coach Mike Smith indicates they'll be back for a mandatory mini-camp June 18-20.
Until then, Nolan will look at other players on the depth chart.
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Kroy Biermann has shown in his five seasons with the Atlanta Falcons that he is one of the most versatile players on the roster. Last year, he played everything from special teams to left defensive end to a type of rover in defensive coordinator Mike Nolans scheme that had him covering the deep pass down the middle of the field. (This is not to mention his off...
Last year, Atlanta tight end, and future 1st ballot hall
of famer Tony Gonzalez announced that he would retire at the end of
the year, hoping that Atlanta would be able to live up to lofty
preseason expectations and be a Super Bowl contender. Unfortunately,
Atlanta lost to the 49ers in the NFC Championship and Gonzalez didn’t
get his Super Bowl opportunity. However, on March...
Things are starting to get moving a bit in the off-season.OTAs are underway and so is the Falcons cheerleader calendar shoot. Which one are you more interested in? Anyway, let's continue taking our look at the Falcons position by position and how we compare with 2012. Today it's time to take a look at the Safety position.
Going into 2012, the Safety position was...
If John Abraham doesn’t lower his contract and playing-time demands soon, he may not find a job before the start of the NFL season — which starts in 100 days, by the way.
Abraham has told one team that he wants to play at least 60 percent of defensive snaps next season, according to The Denver Post. The defensive end played in 71.6% of defensive snaps for the Falcons last season...
At the age of thirty-five, John Abraham is still out there on the market and almost everyone thinks he still has some gas in the tank so why hasn’t he been signed?
Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post wrote an article explaining how Abraham has shocked every team he has visited demanding that he play at least 60% of snaps on defense. Obviously every team (including the Patriots)...
Even after rumors tying free agent Richard Seymour to the
Atlanta Falcons recently picked up, the veteran remains unsigned. However, this
could change in the next week, as the Falcons have money coming off the books
which will offer them more salary cap space to strike a deal with Seymour.
NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported yesterday that the Falcons
have expressed more interest...
Camp will likely open Saturday July 27th. The schedule for when fans can attend is usually updated...
Former Kansas City Chiefs FB, Patrick DiMarco, has been signed by the Atlanta Falcons. DiMarco was cut loose by the Chiefs in early May after they drafted FB Braden Wilson and acquired FB Anthony Sherman from the Cardinals. Patrick started off 2012 on the practice squad and was called up mid-season and started 4 games. He will serve immediately as camp depth but has a shot at making...