Found August 28, 2013 on Fox Sports South:
The Atlanta Falcons have until 6 p.m. Saturday to cut down to 53 players on their active roster. Here is a projection of the final 53, along with predicting the last five to make the roster and last five to get cut. Last Five To Get Cut LB Stephen Nicholas In his six seasons with the Falcons, Nicholas has started 48 games. But as the defense continues to experiment with multiple fronts and sub packages, he could be the odd-man out. The team also could save 3 million in salary by cutting him. Kroy Biermann has made the shift to outside linebacker, providing a better pass rush, and rookie Joplo Bartu has provided what the coaching staff hopes is a better cover defender than Nicholas, who was exposed in the playoffs by opposing tight ends. LB Robert James A fifth-round pick in 2008, James excelled on special teams last season but has never really made the transition to defense. Rookie Paul Worrilow has proved to be a tackling monster, so he might be able to replace James on special...

Roddy White expected to play week one

The Atlanta Falcons are confident that Roddy White’s regular season start streak will not end when the season opens on September 8.  White has never missed a game for the Falcons who won their first playoff game of the Matt Ryan-era last season. Please click here to read this story The post Roddy White expected to play week one appeared first on Players View.

Julio Jones and Falcons improving “all around” game

Julio Jones treated his second NFL season like a veteran. Still, Jones is working to improve every facet of his game before 2013. Jones caught for over 1,000 yards and ten touchdowns in 2012. He was a Pro-Bowl selection and scored twice in the NFC Championship game. But Jones isn’t staying still. When asked, Jones said he was working on his “all around” game. Please click...

Harry Douglas: Ready to achieve superstar status for Falcons

Harry Douglas is an all-around athlete to his core.  During high school he played basketball, baseball, and football, and he excelled in all.  His senior year at Jonesboro High School in Georgia, he received a varsity letter in baseball, and he was averaging twenty points a game in basketball.  His high game point average certainly could have earned him a scholarship in basketball...

Falcon Focus: Joplo Bartu

ATLANTA, GA- Congratulations are always in order when any rookie or undrafted free agent makes the initial 75-man roster cuts for any NFL team. It’s even more impressive when that rookie manages to see significant snaps in the first half of a preseason game alongside tried and tested veterans. Joplo Bartu is one of those talented rookies that made the initial 75-man roster on Tuesday...

Analysis: 5 things to watch for Falcons-Jags

Here are five things to watch for Atlanta's preseason finale at home against Jacksonville on Thursday: 1. Dont expect to see the starters much. Head coach Mike Smith will follow the same plan as last year's preseason finale: Staying healthy is always the goal. Smith is the anti-Rex Ryan in almost every way, particularly when it comes to having the common sense not to jeopardize...

Falcons hoping Roddy White will be ready for their opener

The Atlanta Falcons are hoping wide receiver Roddy White will be ready to go for their season opener against Saints. #Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff said they are hoping Roddy White will be available for the season opener vs. Saints on 9.8. — D. Orlando Ledbetter (@AJCFalcons) August 28, 2013 White is currently nursing an ankle injury.   Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet...

Falcons ready for next step with talented offense

In his second season, Julio Jones had more than 1,000 yards receiving, reached the Pro Bowl and scored two touchdowns in the NFC championship game. So what part of his game is he looking to build on in Year 3? ''All around,'' he said. ''The coaches are doing a good job with me, just moving me around, putting me in spaces to make plays - in the backfield...

Falcons' O-line needs work heading into preseason finale

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. For Falcons fans who watched Saturday's preseason loss to the Tennessee Titans, it seemed as if, indeed, the sky was falling. Quarterback Matt Ryan was sacked five times in a little more than two quarters. To compare, Ryan was sacked more than that only once in a regular season game last season. That's how quarterbacks get hurt. "We gave up way...

2013 Fantasy Football Team Preview: The Atlanta Falcons

Note: This piece was originally written on July 14th by Andrew Miller and is one of many unique pieces that can be found in our 2013 fantasy football draft guide. None of this information has been updated since it was originally published. Quarterback: In his fifth year in the NFL, Matt Ryan had his best year. He set career bests in yards, attempts, completion percentage, yards...

Falcons unsure of Roddy White’s Week One availability

Since being taken 27th overall in 2005, Roddy White has been quite the iron man for the Atlanta Falcons.  White has played in all 128 games during his illustrious eight-year career.  That streak may be in jeopardy due to an ankle sprain he suffered in the Falcons’ second preseason game on August 15th. #Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff said they are hoping Roddy White will be available...

Falcons Hope Roddy White Will Be Ready For Week 1

Say what you want about Roddy White and his Twitter antics, but the Falcons receiver is one tough dude. White has had a lot of nicks and bruises since being drafted in 2005, but he’s never missed a regular season game, closing in on 129 straight starts. The Falcons who have serious Super Bowl aspirations, are hopeful that White will be available for week 1 versus the Saints. #Falcons...

Atlanta Falcons 2013 NFL Team Preview

Say this about the Atlanta Falcons: They don’t rest on their laurels. Coming up just 10 yards short of the Super Bowl and winning an NFC-best...

Predicting the Atlanta Falcons 53-Man Roster: Preseason Week 3

After a terribly disappointing performance against the Tennessee Titans last week, the Atlanta Falcons began to do some roster trimming, and honestly there were no huge surprises...yet. As of the end of the day on Tuesday, the Falcons had cut tight ends Tim Biere and Colin Cloherty, fullback Devonte Campbell, quarterback Seth Doege, running back Donald Russell, defensive ends Cam Henderson
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