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Here are the top stories from the previous week:
BLOG: Matt Ryan has a 3-year window to win a championship
BLOG: Why training camp should get more coverage
BLOG: Five last minute trades Atlanta should pursue
NEWS: Peria Jerry calls it quits
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Ten yards. That’s all that separated Matt Ryan and his first Super Bowl in 2013. As all Falcons fans remember, Ryan and the Birds never made it those final ten yards, watching instead as San Francisco marched off to New Orleans to face the Ravens.Instead of a bitter 2013, though, things turned out pretty sweet for Ryan: in July, he signed a 5-year, $103 million dollar contract...
Peria Jerry has retired. With that, yet another mediocre tenure in the NFL is over.
The 29-year-old was selected 24th by the Atlanta Falcons in 2009 and surrendered a run that was marred by pedestrian numbers thanks to various injuries that consistently killed his momentum at each turn.
Going into the 2014-15 run, Jerry was not a guarantee to make Falcons roster if this was a factor...
If the Atlanta Falcons had a major weakness during the 2013 season, it was defending against the run. They gave up 135.8 rushing yards per game, which ranked them second worst overall in the NFL.
To help plug up the holes on its defensive line the Falcons are looking for help from a local product.
Yesterday the team announced via Twitter that it has signed Georgia State defensive...
The Atlanta Falcons announced the signing of DT Theo Agnew on Friday.
The Falcons have signed former Georgia State DL Theo Agnew. #RiseUp
— Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) August 1, 2014
Agnew actually tried out for the Falcons during their rookie minicamp. He originally started his college career at the University of Massachusetts before transferring to Georgia State in...
Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith confirmed Saturday that free safety Dwight Lowery, who has been working with the starters, suffered the third concussion of his NFL career during Friday night’s practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. “Dwight, as I said last night, he had an injury to his head, and he is in the concussion […]
The post Falcons safety suffers 3rd concussion...
It took much longer than expected, but Brian Banks has made it to the National Football League.
The exonerated former high school football player at famed Long Beach Poly High School has accepted a job in the NFL front office, he announced Saturday.
According to the NFL, Banks will be a manager in the football operations department and on game days assist with the officiating department...
This isn’t necessarily how rookie second-round pick Ra’Shede Hageman wanted to start his pro career. The massive and talented defensive lineman apparently fractured his wrist after punching teammate Joe Hawley in practice on Sunday (via Atlanta Journal-Constitution).
AJC writer Tanya Sichynsky had this to say about the incident.
…Rookie defensive end Ra’Shede Hageman...
Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com, citing a league source, reports that Falcons second-round pick DL Ra’Shede Hageman suffered a fractured wrist in a fight with C Joe Hawley.
According to McClure, Hageman threw a punch at Hawley during pass-rush drills. Hageman’s injury is considered to be a hair-line fracture.
Head coach Mike Smith mentioned that he wasn’t pleased with Hageman...
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, part of the 2011 NFL draft class, said he is not concerned about signing a new lucrative contract at this particular time.
"That's on them to decide," Jones told ESPN.com following Thursday's practice. "I just have to come here and show up and work every day. I've got to make them feel like they want me here...
After spending sixty-two months in prison after being falsely accused of sexual assault, Brian Banks was released from jail in May of 2012. The former high school stand out, spent last year with the Atlanta Falcons after working out for several teams including the Seattle Seahawks.
Today, Banks announced via Twitter that he would be taking a front office position with the NFL offices...
The Falcons announced that DT Peria Jerry has decided to retire from the NFL.
The Atlanta Falcons today announced that defensive tackle Peria Jerry has decided to retire from the NFL.
— Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) July 31, 2014
Jerry, 29, was considered to be one of the best defensive tackles in the 2009 draft class, which led to the Falcons using their No. 24 overall pick...
The Falcons took a hit on the defense Thursday with an unexpected retirement.
Do the Falcons have an issue at safety with Dwight Lowery?
The veteran defensive tackle will hang up his cleats in training camp.
Peria Jerry is walking away from football at the age of 29, according to Jay Glazer.
It's a surprising retirement, given that Jerry was coming off arguably his best season in the NFL and was still just 29 years old. We'll likely find out more about the reasoning later on, but it could be anything from...
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Former 1st round pick, defensive tackle for the Atlanta Falcons, Peria Jerry has retired from the NFL after 5 seasons plagued by injury. Jerry was considered the 2nd best in his class other than BJ Raji, drawing comparisons to players like Vonnie Holiday sadly, his career did not pan out well. We here at TSJ101 wish Peria...