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The Atlanta Falcons waived defensive lineman Ray Edwards earlier in the week, less than two years after signing him to a five-year, $27.5 million deal. Edwards was a disappointment with the Falcons, racking up just 3.5 sacks in 25 games with the team. Now we’re learning that he did something that may have been a factor in his release.
Jay Glazer reported on FOX NFL Sunday that Falcons head coach Mike Smith asked his team to come together for a postgame speech after a Week 10 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Edwards apparently was asked three times to come in for the speech, and he ignored the coach all three times. Glazer says the players had to tell him to bring it in for the speech.
Glazer says the display from Edwards occurred in front of team owner Arthur Blank and GM Thomas Dimitroff. The team is so focused on chemistry, Glazer says they will release a player if they feel like he will be a problem in the locker room. It seems like that’s exac...
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Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, the teams leading tackler prior to getting injured on Oct. 28, will miss his third straight game, but second-year wide receiver Julio Jones is active for Atlantas game for Sundays game with Arizona.
Weatherspoon suffered an ankle injury in a 30-17 victory over Philadelphia and has yet to practice. Jones injured his ankle in last Sundays 31-27...
Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Joe Hawley was suspended on Monday for four games for violation of the NFLs policy on performing enhancing substances.
Hawleys suspension is effective immediately. According to a statement by the team, the suspension ends on Monday, Dec. 17, following the Falcons home game with the New York Giants.
Hawleys natural position is center and he played...
The Atlanta Falcons waived defensive end Ray Edwards for insubordination, Fox Sports reported Sunday. Atlanta reportedly cut Edwards for refusing to join a team gathering after last week's loss to the New Orleans Saints. According to the report, coach Mike Smith called players over to gather in the locker room, but Edwards ignored him and sat alone. After three attempts requesting...
Several starters for the Atlanta Falcons, including wide
receiver Julio Jones (ankle), running back Michael Turner (groin), linebacker
Sean Weatherspoon (ankle) and defensive end John Abraham (back), are
questionable to play against the Arizona Cardinals today, while tight end Tony
Gonzalez (shoulder), linebacker Mike Peterson (foot) and defensive lineman
Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Joe Hawley has been suspended four games for violating NFL rules against performance-enhancing substances.
The league announced the penalty Monday, one day after the NFC-leading Falcons improved to 9-1 with a 23-19 victory over Arizona.
Hawley is a backup behind Falcons longtime center Todd McClure. The suspension begins immediately, meaning Hawley...
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones has had a solid fantasy football season, ranking 12th in ESPN among receivers so fat this season. Jones status for this week’s game is in question after being listed as questionable after suffering a shin injury last week against the New Orleans Saints. The speedy reviver has not practiced this week and could miss this afternoon’s game against the...
In Week 10, the Atlanta Falcons saw their chances at a perfect season dashed by the rival New Orleans Saints. Following the defeat, Head Coach Mike Smith called a team huddle.
Apparently, defensive end Ray Edwards didn’t get the memo that he was a part of the team, as it reportedly took him three requests and an ordering from his teammates to join the huddle. NFL Network contributor...
ATLANTA -- On a miserable day, Matt Ryan came through when it counted for the Atlanta Falcons. Ryan overcame a career-worst five interceptions, guiding Atlanta to its only offensive touchdown in the fourth quarter, and the Falcons rallied from their first loss of the season for a sloppy 23-19 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. The Falcons (9-1) turned it over a...
Falcons receiver Julio Jones has left Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals with an ankle injury.
Jones missed practice this week after he sprained his right ankle in last week's loss at New Orleans. He appeared to aggravate the injury late in the third quarter.
The Falcons say Jones' status is questionable for the remainder of the game.
Cornerback Asante Samuel...
ATLANTA (AP) -- On a miserable day, Matt Ryan came through when it counted for the Atlanta Falcons.
Ryan overcame a career-worst five interceptions, guiding Atlanta to its only offensive touchdown in the fourth quarter, and the Falcons rallied from their first loss of the season for a sloppy 23-19 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
The Falcons (9-1) turned it over a...
The Falcons seemed ready to pack in the season this afternoon. Playing at home against an Arizona Cardinals team on a five game losing streak seemed like a guaranteed win. Matt Ryan threw a career high five interceptions (three off tips), with the Falcons turning the ball over a ridiculous six times.
Oh, and we have no run game.
Ray Edwards' loss is Kroy Biermann's gain for the Atlanta Falcons.
Biermann took over as a starting defensive end earlier this week after the Falcons cut Edwards.
Cliff Matthews and rookie Jonathan Massaquoi also are likely to earn more playing time when Atlanta (8-1) hosts Arizona (4-5) on Sunday.
Biermann originally lost the left end job when the NFL lockout ended last...
Not only does Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee have a torn MCL, he also has a fracture in his leg, according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports.
On top of Willis MaGahee’s torn MCL @mortreport reported on, he also has a fracture in the leg, which adds to why he’s out 6-8 weeks
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) November 19, 2012
With McGahee out 6-8 weeks, he likely won’t be back...