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FALCONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Julio Jones Expected To Play Sunday

Atlanta Falcons star receiver Julio Jones (hip) is reportedly expected to play in Sunday’s crucial divisional showdown in the Superdome against the New Orleans Saints. “From all the information I’ve gathered, Jones definitely will play against the Saints,” according to ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure. Photo Credit: AtlantaFalcons.com Jones remains an official...
Via Gridiron Grit
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Setting the Table for the Saints

While everything seems to hinge on this weekend for the Atlanta Falcons on the road against the Saints, there is more to this game than just a battle with a division opponent. There is a history with New Orleans since both teams were placed in the same division.Now the battles are more of an offensive affair and most recently, there have been playoff berths to be won (last season...
Via Football Nation
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones Doesn't Practice All Week, Game Time Decision For Week 16

Falcons receiver Julio Jones (hip) did not practice on Friday and while he's still a game-time decision fantasy owners shouldn't expect him to play.Fantasy Spin:Have Harry Douglas and Roddy White ready to go.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Falcons injured LB Sean Weatherspoon tweets to Saints fans

Check out what Sean Weatherspoon had to say before the game this week. Man, I love #FalconsHateWeek. This just fuels it. The Aints are way too sorry to have our names in their mouth! Our team will be bringing a broom to the bayou! — Sean Weatherspoon (@SeanWSpoon56) December 18, 2014 They won’t let me talk to the media but they don’t know my Twitter password! Been apart...
Via The Saints Nation
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saints Behind Enemy Lines: Atlanta Falcons Edition

In this week's edition of Behind Enemy Lines, I talked with Atlanta Falcons team journalist Allen Strk on the eve of this weekend's showdown in the Mercedes Benz Superdome. (You can find our other interview centered on the Saints' outlook of this matchup here.)Allen, welcome to our forum! Let's get started.First off, on July 23rd, Matt Ryan signed a 6yr, $113.75 million contract...
Via Pro Football Spot
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is Matt Ryan the NFL quarterback under the most pressure this week?

Anybody can win a football game in September. It’s when the weather gets cold and the pressure is piled on that it really counts. Now that the NFL’s regular season is peaking it’s officially go time. With two weeks left there’s no more room for mistakes. Either you perform now or start your vacation early. Nowhere is the pressure felt more than at quarterback, the most imporant...
Via cover32 - Falcons
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sean Weatherspoon talks trash on Twitter, says Falcons won’t let him talk to media

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon is confident his team is going to beat the New Orleans Saints on Sunday to remain in the hunt for the NFC South division crown. Weatherspoon has not played this season after he suffered a torn Achilles over the summer, but he’s still willing to take on trash-talking Saints fans...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Keenan Lewis: Saints preparing 'funeral' for Falcons

This Sunday, NFC South rivals New Orleans Saints (6-8) and Atlanta Falcons (5-9) will battle for a potential division title. A game that could eliminate Atlanta from playoff contention with a loss. Saints’ cornerback Keenan Lewis had a rather morbid and blunt take on the upcoming game (via NFL.com). We’re definitely gonna give them their funeral. Even though Lewis seems...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons OL Jake Matthews named one of 10 most disappointing rookies of 2014

This year’s rookie class is loaded with talent; all over the league, first-year players are performing at a high level, demonstrating that they’re going to be stars for years to come. But that’s not a 100 percent, across-the-board statement. Like in any draft, this year’s batch of newcomers has some players who haven’t been able to smoothly make the transition to the NFL...
Via cover32 - Falcons
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jerry Mathis, DT, Samford University

Every year, NFL Draft Diamonds brings our readers the best in depth interviews on the internet. We specialize in giving players an opportunity to showcase their talents on our website. We conducted interviews last year with over 300 plus players. We want you to enjoy our interviews, because when these young men are in the league, […] The post Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bird is the Word Podcast: No more safety net for the Falcons

ATLANTA -- After winning three of four games directly after the bye week, the Atlanta Falcons are now 1-3 in their most recent four contests. The Falcons are currently 5-9 after losing to the Steelers, but with the shape of the NFC South still in the mix for the NFL playoffs. Atlanta, however, did fall from first place within the division with its most recent loss and the Monday...
Via Fox Sports South
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons playoff scenarios

The Atlanta Falcons, despite their 5-9 record, remain very much alive in the air-tight NFC South playoff race. Two weeks ago, it looked as if the division was going to come down to the Falcons and the Saints in the final weeks. Now, the Carolina Panthers have taken advantage of sloppy football all around and entered the conversation with a 5-8-1 record. Judging from the craziness...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Falcons QB: Showdown with Saints just another game

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Quarterback Matt Ryan says he and the Atlanta Falcons face no added pressure with everything on the line this week. In the first season of a six-year, $103.75 million contract, Ryan was hoping to steer Atlanta back to respectability, but that has not been the case. The Falcons (5-9) have lost three of four heading into Sunday's game at New Orleans (6-8)...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan’s 1-32 quarterback ranking could be disputed

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
Via cover32 - Falcons
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Punt returner power rankings: Did Adam “Pacman” Jones crack the top five?

The last time we talked about the best kick returners in the NFL it was back in October, when Devin Hester of the Atlanta Falcons took home the number one spot in our power rankings. This time I mixed it up by separating punt returners from the herd and ranking the top ten based exclusively on punts. To determine the rankings I used a combination of traditional stats plus an extra...
Via cover32 - Bengals
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Promoting CB Ricardo Allen To Active Roster

Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports that the Atlanta Falcons are placing CB Robert Alford (wrist) on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday and promoting CB Ricardo Allen from their practice squad. The Falcons announced that Alford was heading injured reserve on Monday after he underwent surgery on his wrist, so this is really more of a confirmation in regards to Alford. Atlanta...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons coach Smith facing an uncertain future

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Coach Mike Smith keeps searching for ways to fix the Atlanta Falcons, and nothing seems to work. Since finishing 10 yards shy of the Super Bowl two years ago, the Falcons have been a model of dysfunction on the field. They are 9-21 over the last two years and have lost three of five entering Sunday's game at New Orleans. ''Every time we go out there, we...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Slow Start Leads to Another Deficit Falcons Can't Overcome

For the first time in five weeks, the Atlanta Falcons are no longer in first place. The bizarre run has come to an end following a 27-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. With Carolina taking care of business against Tampa Bay, that has left Atlanta on the outside looking in. The season is far from over, but they’re now in a must-win situation. A win against Pittsburgh would have...
Via Pro Football Spot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Loss to Steelers shows Falcons have yet to answer playoff urgency bell

ATLANTA -- No matter what Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said, this season in the NFC South has been absolutely bonkers. After the Falcons lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers at home on Sunday, Smith was asked how he felt about the way this season has played out, and the fact that if Atlanta handles its business in its final two games it will win the division. "Nothing is odd...
Via Fox Sports South
5 days ago  |  Discuss

White adds to Falcons' legacy, breaks franchise record for TDs

ATLANTA -- This one was 10 seasons in the making. On Sunday at the Georgia Dome, Falcons wideout Roddy White became the franchise's all-time touchdowns leader (excluding quarterbacks), eclipsing the previous record of running back Michael Turner, who notched 61 TDs (60 rushing) for Atlanta from 2008-12. White, who tallied seven catches and 58 yards in the Falcons' 27-20 loss to the...
Via Fox Sports South
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Week 15 Injury Update: Julio Jones’ Status Still Uncertain

8 a.m.: Julio Jones has been on some kind of a role lately. The Atlanta Falcons wide receiver has battled all injury, but had been healthy in recent weeks. The results have been insane, as Jones has racked up 21 catches for 448 yards and two touchdowns in his last two games. However, Jones’ injury woes reappeared late in Atlanta’s loss to the Green Bay Packers on Monday night...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Behind Enemy Lines: Steelers vs. Falcons

1. If the Falcons don't take the NFC South crown (maybe even if they do), is Mike Smith done in Atlanta?David: With all due respect to Smith, he should be gone after this season. Even if Atlanta squeaks into the playoffs as the 4th seed, they would most likely be playing against the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. Basically, what I’m saying is that Atlanta doesn’t...
Via Pro Football Spot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers at Atlanta Falcons: 2014 Week 15 NFL Pick

Pittsburgh Steelers (8-5) at Atlanta Falcons (5-8) The Packers lost last week in Green Bay, but now they return home. The Falcons are 32-21-1 ATS at home (39-15 straight up) since Matt Ryan and Mike Smith came in back in 2008, as long as Matt Ryan is healthy, including 8-3 ATS as home underdogs, as they are here. The fact that they lost last week actually makes it more likely that...
Via The Football Fan Spot
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Eddie Lacy trucks Falcons DB, shows off spin move

Eddie Lacy showed off the entire arsenal during the Packers’ 43-37 win over the Falcons on Monday night. Lacy rushed for 73 yards and a touchdown and caught five passes for 33 yards and a score in Green Bay’s impressive show. In one impressive play, Lacy caught a dump-off from Rodgers and trucked Atlanta DB...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Injury Report: Robert Alford, Harry Douglas, Roddy White

The Atlanta Falconsdon't expect to be dealing with too many new injuries when they take on the Green Bay Packers on “Monday Night Football,” but could be missing some significant players. #459462468 / gettyimages.com Atlanta has just five players listed on its final Week 14 injury report. Of those, only starting cornerback Robert Alford has been officially ruled out...
Via NFL Injury Report
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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