According to Ian Rapoport, Falcons starting linebacker Joplo Bartu will now be fined $50,000 for an alcohol-related offense stemming from last season. Bartu was originally suspended two games after pleading no contest to driving under the influence, but the suspension has now been reduced to just a fine. AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten NFL teams that need to relocate QB Rankings...
Super Bowl LI The NFL announced Thursday that Super Bowl LI will be hosted in Houston on February 5, 2017. Falcons Falcons LB Joplo Bartu will be fined $50,000 after his two-game suspension was rescinded by the NFL, according to Ian Rapoport. Jaguars Jaguars first-round pick DE Dante Fowler is scheduled to undergo surgery to repair ... The post NFL Notes: Super Bowl LI, Falcons...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith has put a strong emphasis since the start of training camp on improving the team's run defense. Smith sees incremental improvement, but stops well short of saying the Falcons have cured the ills that made them the NFL's second-worst unit against the run last season. For Atlanta to succeed, Smith and his staff are putting...
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While the Falcons are still searching to find a solid replacement for Sean Weatherspoon at the linebacker position there is a sense of urgency in terms of other linebackers stepping up and having a strong performance during the offseason camps. One of those linebackers is Joplo Bartu, who in his second year, is getting comfortably adjusted to the Falcons’ new 3-4 defense. Bartu...
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