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    OPENING STATEMENT: Obviously this is the roots of personnel and we’re all excited to be back here, those of us with personnel background. We had an interesting 2011 season. 2012 is not upon us and our focus is definitely on building our football team. The Atlanta Falcons are focused on being a better football team in all facets of the game. We have had a lot of changes already within our organization from a coaching standpoint, a organizational standpoint. We had some very fine football people leave our organization. We said at our post-season presser that there were going to be some changes and they weren’t going to be tweaks, they were going to be significant changes. That’s come to fruition so far and quite honestly we haven’t even kicked off our player acquisition and player moves. There is a lot still to be done within our organization at this point. So with that, can open it up for questions. Q: Where are the Falcons with their post-season evaluations …

Falcons and Abraham say they want each other

Both sides are saying that they want Falcons free agent defensive end John Abraham to return next season, but increasingly the situation is looking like the teams leader in sacks the last few seasons, who will be 34 next season, will not be back. On Wednesday, the NFL Network reported that Abrahams agent said it looks like he will not be re-signed before the NFL free agency period...

John Abraham looking for $12 million a season

According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Falcons defensive end John Abraham was a guest on the 2 Live Stews radio show on 790 The Zone in Atlanta. Abraham said that he want’s be paid “12 [million dollars]-plus” a season.  And I say, good luck with that. “If I was playing terrible … no question, five million,” Abraham said. “I’m not a...

Falcons working on contract extension for Brent Grimes

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff sounds very optimistic that they’ll be able to re-sign cornerback Brent Grimes before he becomes a free agent in March. “Those are difficult discussions to have because they are high dollar discussions,” said Dimitroff during his press conference at the NFL scouting combine. Dimitroff indicated that they’ve begun negotiating...

Dimitroff says Falcons will “never look back” on cost of Julio Jones trade

Last April, the Falcons shook up the draft board by jumping from No. 27 to No. 6, picking former Alabama receiver Julio Jones. The Falcons gave up a lot to make the move, investing the 27th pick, a first-round pick in 2012 (No. 22 overall), a second-round pick in 2011, a fourth-round pick in 2011,…

Outside Perspective: Talks Falcons

Last week we took a visit to the French Quarter and visited with one of our rival blogs on the Bloguin Network, The Saints Nation. We learned that the Saints really hate us..."I definitely despise the Falcons with a burning passion as a Saints fan. Always have." But we also learned that they respect us..."as far as a regular season opponent, it's definitely the...

Should Atlanta Keep Harry Douglas?

Between discussion of the Falcons big free agents John Abraham, Brent Grimes, and Curtis Lofton, we may be overlooking an important piece of the Falcons new offense: Harry Douglas.  The problem is we know what type of players Abraham, Grimes, and Lofton are, but Harry Douglas is still shrouded in some Mike Mularkey-based questions. Similar to endangered animals, third wide...

Falcons, Abraham's agent to discuss contract this weekend

Rick Rosa, the agent for Atlanta defensive end John Abraham believes his client will become a free agent next month, but that hasn't prevented him from continuing talks with the Falcons during the NFL Scouting Combine.

John Abraham makes a moon shot

Defensive end John Abraham has played 12 seasons in the NFL.  He has 112 career sacks.  And now he wants to make $12 million per year. Actually, Abraham wants more than $12 million per year.  He disclosed his expectations during a Thursday appearance with Ryan and Doug Stewart on 790 The Zone in Atlanta. “Check…
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