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WR Eric Weems has been focusing on his special teams work once again this year. He has returned all of the Falcons’ kickoffs and punts this year. He has returned 14 kickoffs for 320 yards (22.9 avg) and 14 punts for 142 yards (10.1 avg) so far this year. The Falcons think he has the potential to do even better the rest of the way in 2011.
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The hype surrounding Saturday’s college football showdown between No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama made its way into the Falcons locker room.
Center Todd McClure (LSU) and quarterback John Parker Wilson (Alabama) stood toe-to-toe Wednesday defending their alma maters.
“We can pick any 22 guys to go out and play against this Alabama team, it doesn’t matter,” McClure said. “They...
Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez, who's in the last year of his contract, is enjoying what may be his last season in the NFL.
He just views himself as part of the offensive operation, he said.
"Really our approach, week-in and week-out is really kind of similar," Gonzalez said. "We have our chunk plays and our quick-hitting plays."
Then he just goes out...
(Eds: Stands as 1st Ld-Writethru on state line to update with quotes, details and photo link. With AP Photos.) By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Dunta Robinson's second year with Atlanta is much like his first.
The $22 million cornerback has earned more notoriety for his physical style of play than his coverage skills. Though he doesn't mind having a tough image, Robinson...
CineSport’s Noah Coslov turns to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC to discuss rookie WR Julio Jones’ impact and how the bye gives them an advantage against the Colts.
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FLOWERY BRANCH – We have to congratulate two of the Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders – Natalie D and Brandy – who were recently named to Jezebel Magazine’s ’50 Most Beautiful Atlantans.”
Natalie D is listed in Jezebel Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful Atlantans.
Brandy is listed in Jezebel Magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful Atlantans.
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As the Falcons are on a bye this week, it seems like a good time to analyse how our Falcons have played so far this year. We will be going unit by unit on the team over the next week or so. We have already graded the Defensive Line, Linebackers, Defensive Backs and Offensive Line.Now it is the turn of the Falcons Quarterbacks and Running Backs.QB Matt Ryan (B-) – Matt is certainly...
The Falcons have lost 26-year old starting left tackle Sam Baker for the next 3-4 weeks due to a back injury. Baker has played in 6 games (all starts) for the Falcons this year. He has now played in 44 games (41 starts) in his first four seasons with the Falcons. 29-year old Will Svitek will replace Baker in the starting lineup. Svitek has played in 7 games (1 start) for...
Atlanta Falcons left tackle Sam Baker will be out for the next three to four weeks with a back injury. Baker has a history of back problems, which might be why he’s been struggling lately. He’s been splitting some time this season with Will Svitek, who’ll now start in his place while he’s out.
Reggie Kelly is an icon in Mississippi. He was home to mentor the kids of Aberdeen and catch a football game. Listen to Reggie talk about his new book and life after football.
Falcons(-7) over Colts
Michael Turner and the Falcons should continue their strong play against the winless Colts.
Texans (-11) over Browns
Texans are starting to hit their stride with Arian Foster starting to regain his 2010 form.
Raiders over (+8.5) Broncos
Carson Palmer shakes off the rust against the hapless Broncos.
It has been over a week since the Lions and Falcons played but some members of the Atlanta Falcons just can’t let go of their obsession with the Detroit Lions.It really isn’t a smart move considering Roddy White has already been exposed as a liar but Falcons fullback Ovie Mughelli used his weekly contribution to his hometown newspaper to keep on talking.Here is a bit by bit look...
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