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JOE ZELENKA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Falcons make final cuts; Franks, Zelenka among those gone

The Atlanta Falcons made a couple of surprises when they announced their final cuts on Friday, parting ways with cornerback Dominique Franks who outwardly seemed to have the punt returner job locked down as well as long snapper Joe Zelenka while undrafted free agent quarterback Dominique Davis earned a spot on the active roster. The Falcons are now down to 53 men. They can sign...
Via Fox Sports South
August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons cut CB Franks, LS Zelenka

Cornerback Dominique Franks and long snapper Joe Zelenka were among the Falcons' cuts down to Friday's 53-player limit. Zelenka has been a long-time snapper, while Franks was a fifth-round pick in 2010. The team also released fullback Mike Cox. Safety Shann Schillinger was placed on injured reserve, wide receiver Kerry Meier was waived/injured and could also land on injured...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons keeping Vance Walker, Joe Zelenka

Falcons defensive tackle Vance Walker has signed his $1.26 million tender as a restricted free agent. Walker had 25 tackles with two sacks in his third season with the Falcons in 2011. He also had a forced fumble and fumble recovery while playing in all 16 games as a backup last season. The Falcons would have received a seventh-round draft pick if another team signed Walker and...
Via AP on Fox
March 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons happy to have coach back

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Perhaps Falcons long snapper Joe Zelenka put it best when asked about how the team felt when coach Mike Smith had to get off the teams charter plane in Charlotte and head to the hospital after falling ill following Sunday's win over Carolina. You never want to leave a man behind, Zelenka said, citing the military credo, especially your general. Zelenka...
Via Fox Sports South
December 13, 2011  |  Discuss
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