JOE HAWLEY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Falcons are about $9.6 million under the salary cap

The Falcons now have 57 players under contract, but counting the top 51, per league rules, they have used up $123.9 million of their adjustment cap of $135.7 million. The only contract not in the NFLPA documents is Joe Hawley’s two-year, $6.5 million contract. His cap number is $2 million for 2014. So the cap space will be reduced by his number subtracted from the 51st lowest...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Bring Back DT Babineaux, C Hawley

Jonathan Babineaux’s ability to get into the backfield is key for the Falcons. (John Froschauer) With the 4:00 p.m. EST free agency start time looming, the Atlanta Falcons brought a couple of their free agents back. Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux agreed to a three-year extension a couple of hours ago: Falcons DT Jonathan Babineaux agreed to terms on a 3-year contract extension...
Via In The Neutral Zone
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Re-Sign C Joe Hawley To A Two-Year Contract

According to Adam Caplan of ESPN, the Falcons have re-signed C Joe Hawley to a two-year contract. Hawley, 25, appeared in 16 games this season and started 7 of them.  ProFootball Focus lists him as a liability in pass protection but graded out positively in run blocking.  Overall, Hawley is listed as the No. 20 center out of 35 qualifiers. Hawley figures to continue to challenge...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Contract talks have begun in Flowery Branch

The Atlanta Falcons have reportedly begun negotiations with Defensive Tackles Johnathan Babineaux and Corey Peters. This would make sense as Atlanta would be literally without an interior line if they let them both walk into Free Agency. Atlanta should be able to retain both players for a “hometown” discount, but do not expect Atlanta to give in to any major contract demands...
Via cover32 - Falcons
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons activate C Hawley, place WR Cone on IR

The Atlanta Falcons announced Monday that they activated center Joe Hawley from the reserve/commissioner exemption list and placed wide receiver Kevin Cone on injured reserve. Hawley has played in six games this season as a backup. Cone played in 12 games this season, mainly on special teams.
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons sign lineman after Hawley suspension

The Atlanta Falcons have announced the signing of offensive guard Harland Gunn after backup lineman Joe Hawley received a four-game suspension for violating NFL rules on performance-enhancing substances. The 6-foot-2, 310-pound Gunn was picked up by the Falcons on Tuesday. Atlanta plays at Tampa Bay on Sunday. He initially signed with Dallas as a college free agent after the NFL...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons backup lineman suspended 4 games for PEDs

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...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons must address flaws for longer playoff run

The Atlanta Falcons are tied for the best record in the NFL. They have a comfortable lead in their division. They've already clinched another winning season. Nothing much to complain about, right? Not exactly. For a team that has built such a lofty mark, the NFC-leading Falcons (9-1) had plenty of high-profile issues to deal with Monday coming off an ugly win over Arizona...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons' Hawley suspended 4 games

Atlanta Falcons center Joe Hawley was suspended for four games for violating the league's substance abuse policy, the NFL announced Monday. "Joe Hawley of the Atlanta Falcons has been suspended without pay for the team's next four games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances," according to a statement from the league. Hawley's...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Reynolds to IR; Manley added to roster

The Falcons today announced that guard Garrett Reynolds would be placed on injured reserve. Replacing Reynolds on the team’s active roster will be practice squad player Phillip Manley. Reynolds had missed the past two games due to a back injury he suffered in the Falcons Week 5 win over the Washington Redskins. In his place, rookie Peter Konz has been starting at right guard...
Via 60 Max Power O
November 07, 2012  |  Discuss
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