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Hard Knocks with the Atlanta Falcons: Episode 2 Recap

Rookie linebacker Prince Shembo looks primed to contribute this season. (John Bazemore) The second episode of Hard Knocks opens with a cut: undrafted rookie fullback Roosevelt Nix-Jones is released from the team. Cuts are probably the worst part of being a coach. Before the joint practice with the Tennessee Titans, Mike Smith warns anyone who fights will be thrown out. We’re then...
Via In The Neutral Zone
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The rookies are impressing everyone this week

Monday makes the fourth day of rookie minicamp for NFL teams and perhaps one of the more rookie minicamps are taking place in Flowery Branch. The Atlanta Falcons have a handful of rookies on board who can make an impact come August and September. One of the major impacts is on the defensive side of the ball which the Falcons needed to address the most during the offseason specifically...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons sign five draft picks

The Falcons have completed deals with more than half of their draft class. The announced the signings of five picks on Sunday: Notre Dame linebacker Prince Shembo (fourth round), Purdue cornerback Ricardo Allen (fifth round), Syracuse linebacker Marquis Spruill (fifth round), Connecticut linebacker Yawin Smallwood (seventh round) and South Dakota linebacker Tyler Starr (seventh...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons rookie mini-camp notebook

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Falcons head coach Mike Smith said on Saturday that fourth-round pick Prince Shembo is so versatile than he could play defensive end, inside linebacker or outside linebacker. When this fact was mentioned to Shembo on the second day of media availability for the team's rookie mini camp, it was news to him. "He said that? When? When was this?" a...
Via Fox Sports South
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Brendan’s Draft takeaways

Bigger, Stronger Tougher As I mentioned last week, and as many Falcons fans know from watching the pre-draft press-conferences Dimtroff and company went into the 2014 draft with the intentions of becoming a more physical team, especially within the trenches and at the point of attack. The Falcons wasted no time adressing this desire, drafting two lineman in the first two rounds....
Via cover32 - Falcons
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Thomas Dimitroff “very comfortable” with drafting Prince Shembo

The Falcons drafted Notre Dame linebacker Prince Shembo in the fourth round on Saturday, three months after he spoke publicly for the first time about being the player accused of sexual battery in a controversial case from 2010. A student at St. Mary’s College, the one-time “sister” school to Notre Dame in South Bend, named Lizzy Seeberg reported being touched inappropriately...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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