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On Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons held their first padded practice of their 2013-14 season at their suburban Atlanta practice facility.
Players View was there and this is where they are at as they approach their first preseason game on August 8.
Pros: What Michael Turner used to give the Falcons in power, he handcuffed them with in his lack of flexibility.
The Falcons have installed a package of screen plays that complement newcomer Steven Jackson well.
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Atlanta Falcons fans can now rest easy as the organization and franchise quarterback Matt Ryan agreed to a five-year contract extension worth $103.75 million before training camp began Thursday. This extension includes $59 million guaranteed as well as $63 million for the first three years of the contract making Matt Ryan the second highest...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- After participating in the first two days of practice, Tony Gonzalez departed training camp. The Falcons had said they would grant Gonzalez, who almost retired in the offseason, time in training camp to spend with his family in California, as his son Nikko, 12, is playing football for the first time.
Smith did not say when Gonzalez would return. He said the...
Ask Osi Umenyiora about playing in Atlanta, and the Falcons' new defensive end smiles instantly.
Umenyiora says it's a blessing that he spent 10 years with New York, helped the Giants win two Super Bowls.
But after signing a two-year, $8.5 million contract with the Falcons in late March, Umenyiora began a new phase of his career without having to depart for training camp...
Hello again football fans! Once again it's time for a weekly screen splatter of Atlanta Falcons “Bird Droppings”. Little tidbits, rants, factoids, and snippets from around the Falcons camp and the rest of the NFL.
The Falcons have signed former Syracuse WR Marcus Sales to the training camp roster. Sales was undrafted but attended multiple rookie minicamps
earlier in the...
Peter Konz had his proverbial baptism by fire as a rookie when he started 12 games at right guard for the Atlanta Falcons.
Now that he's the starting center following the retirement of Todd McClure, Konz should be grateful for the experience when Atlanta opens the regular season Sept. 8 at New Orleans.
There's still much to learn, particularly in making the right calls...
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9. Falcons – Steven Jackson, ATL (6) has been and will continue to be the work-horse we all have grown to love. He has been one of the most consistent producer over the past 10 seasons. Jackson has...
Roddy White knows better than most how the Atlanta Falcons' expectations have changed.
White, a first-round pick in 2005, launched his NFL career when Atlanta had never managed back-to-back winning seasons. Only one Atlanta receiver, Andre Rison, had posted three straight 1,000-yard seasons.
It's a new era in Atlanta. The Falcons are working to extend a streak of five straight...
Shawne Merriman is either bored, broke, or just in all out Troll mode.
Merriman has been retired since March, but obviously is monitoring what’s going on at the linebacker spot in Atlanta, and took to Twitter to let the Falcons know that he could make some things happen if they let Osi Umenyiora focus on being a pass rusher, and sign him.
I doubt the Falcons would sign Merriman...
We have all heard this question asked before. Did The Falcons give up too much in 2011 when they traded away 3 picks to grab Julio Jones in 2011. Well, lets take a closer look at what has happened since then, and you can decide for yourself. To get into the spirit of this debate, [...]The post Did the Falcons’ 2011 Draft Set the Team Back? by Chris Pennell appeared first on WCSN...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga.-- To the naked eye, the first thing that stands out about Steven Jackson is his size. At a muscled 6-foot-2, 240 pounds, the Falcons new running back possesses the size to play almost any position on the field except for offensive line and defensive tackle.His build stood out for recruiters, too, when Jackson was coming out of high school in Las Vegas. Asked if...
You know that a franchise is in a good place when players start lobbying to join the team.
Shawne Merriman a once-promising pass rusher who announced his retirement in March took to Twitter on Sunday to make a plea for the Falcons to sign him.
He promised double-digit sacks or he’ll donate half of his salary (veteran minimum) to charity.
Merriman 6-4 272 believes he can combine...
Falcons training camp just started last week but we are closing in on the first pre-season game as the Falcons will host the Cincinnati Bengals on August 8th in the Georgia Dome. We haven't been at camp but we have been following it and here are some of the more interesting tweets from those who were in attendance for Monday's practice....
There's a new name on the list of Matt Ryan's top receiving targets.
It's Steven Jackson.
For the first time in Ryan's six seasons, the Falcons' starting running back is a dual threat as a runner and receiver. Jackson has the most catches of any NFL running back in his nine seasons, a fact sometimes overshadowed by his eight straight seasons with 1,000 yards...