Falcons Rule Out Six Players Ahead of JAXvsATL

The Falcons will be without a number of key players when they close out the preseason Thursday night at the Georgia Dome
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
5 hours ago

Falcons' Ishmael 'not quite ready' to play against Jaguars

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons still expect Kemal Ishmael will open the season as the fill-in starter at strong safety even though he'll miss his third straight preseason game this week. Coach Dan Quinn said Tuesday Ishmael won't play in Thursday night's final preseason game against Jacksonville. Ishmael, returning from a shoulder sprain, practiced on Monday and...
Via Associated Press
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: D. Led — Are the Falcons ready for week one?

The Atlanta Journal-Constitutiton’s D. Orlando Ledbetter and Noah Coslov talk about cutting down the preseason, the two players to focus on Thursday night and the preparation for the regular season opener. Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) is tackled by Miami Dolphins strong safety Reshad Jones (20) after a reception during the first half of an NFL preseason football...
Via AJC's Atlanta Falcons Blog
8 hours ago

5 things to know about the Falcons on Tuesday

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan throws a pass against the Miami Dolphins during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons (2-1) will face the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-2)  in their final exhibition season game at 7 p.m. Thursday night at the Georgia Dome. Here are...
Via AJC's Atlanta Falcons Blog
14 hours ago

Unbeaten heavyweight Ray Edwards, former NFL player, signs with GH3 Promotions

GH3 Promotions is honored to announce the signing of undefeated heavyweight Ray Edwards to an exclusive promotional contract. Edwards of Cincinnati, Ohio has an unbeaten mark of 11-0-1 with seven knockouts. After a successful seven-year career as a defensive end for the Minnesota Vikings and Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League, Edwards has made professional boxing his...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
1 day ago

Breaking Down Atlanta's Defense By Position

By getting through their first round of cuts, the Falcons will enter Week 4 of the preseason with a difference roster makeup than it had three previous three games
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
1 day ago

Falcons need Goldson to have flashback to 2012

FLOWERY BRANCH – The Falcons need newly signed safety Dashon Goldson to have a flashback if he gets on the field in 2016. Goldson started 15 games last season for Washington last season and was lowest rated safety in the league by profootballfocus.com. He was an All-Pro as recently as 2012 and is a former two-time Pro Bowler. Goldson, who’s  also racked up a slew...

Can the Atlanta Falcons take a Wild Card?

The Atlanta Falcons were an extremely disappointing football team last season. They got everyone’s hopes up by coming out of the gate on fire, winning each of their first five games. Unfortunately for them, and Falcons fans, they lost eight of their next 11 games, finishing the season with a record of 8-8. This .500 record was not enough for them to make the playoffs. Atlanta hopes...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons sign former Redskins S Dashon Goldson

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons signed veteran free-agent safety Dashon Goldson on Sunday. The Falcons will be without rookie starting strong safety Keanu Neal, the first-round pick, for at least the first two regular-season games with a right knee injury. He will have arthroscopic surgery on Monday. Coach Dan Quinn has said that backup Kemal Ishmael would fill in for Neal as...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons give workout to former Redskins S Dashon Goldson

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have given a workout to veteran free-agent safety Dashon Goldson, the former Redskins starter. The Falcons will be without rookie safety Keanu Neal, the projected starter, for at least the first two regular-season games with a right knee injury. Coach Dan Quinn said Saturday that backup Kemal Ishmael would fill in for Neal as the starting strong...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Falcons to lose first-round pick Keanu Neal for 3-4 weeks

Surgery to correct a “minor” knee injury will reportedly cost Atlanta Falcons rookie safety Keanu Neal only three to weeks. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, an MRI revealed Neal’s injury—suffered during Thursday night’s preseason game—needs surgery, which is expected to be completed on Monday. Falcons’ rookie S Keanu Neal thought his knee injury was minor and it...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons rookie Keanu Neal needs surgery on knee

Atlanta Falcons rookie safety Keanu Neal won’t be in the lineup to start the season after injuring his knee during Thursday’s preseason game. Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who shared an official release, he’s going to be out three to four weeks and will require minor surgery after an MRI determined it was necessary. Falcons' rookie S Keanu Neal thought his knee injury was...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Ryan: Julio Jones ‘doing OK’ after ankle injury

Julio Jones gave his fans a scare when he left Thursday night’s preseason game with an ankle injury. The Falcons termed Jones questionable to return to the team's game against the Miami Dolphins, but he was held out for the rest of the game as a precaution. @Jefflosh @The_Jerk_Forum Low ankle sprain mechanism for Julio Jones. Stayed on sideline. pic.twitter.com/VDLXN34gV1...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin Hester shares workout video, is not ready to retire

Devin Hester was released by the Atlanta Falcons last month and is recovering from offseason toe surgery, but the man many consider to be the best kick returner in NFL history is not yet ready to call it a career. On Wednesday, Hester shared a video on Instagram showing him planting and making cuts during a drill. A video posted by Devin Hester (@devin_anytime_hester_17...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones: It would be hard for Usain Bolt to ‘really pull away from guys in football’

Julio Jones isn’t convinced the fastest man alive would be suited to play in the NFL. The Atlanta Falcons wide receiver was speaking to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com and discussed Bolt’s dominance. Jones was complimentary of Bolt’s amazing quickness. “Wooo … wooo,” Jones said, marveling at Bolt’s blazing speed. “Bolt, he’s amazing. Amazing what he can do out there...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Receiver Mohamed Sanu's Hard Work in the Off-Season Has Him Beating DBs Off the Line in Training Camp

Atlanta Falcons receiver Mohamed Sanu Sr. had a tough season last year. In 16 games, he had 33 receptions, 394 yards and no touchdowns. But with a new team and an off-season full of  hard work, Sanu is looking to have a bounce-back season. RELATED: Mohamed Sanu Can Catch Footballs Thrown at Any Speed, Even When He's Sitting on the Ground The 6-foot-2, 215-pound receiver has...
Via Stack
12 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every prominent quarterback in the history of the Atlanta Falcons

While there are a few obscure quarterbacks who threw passes for the Atlanta Falcons, the QBs featured in this quiz were the ‘top passer’ for the team that year, according to the number of yards passing. We have identified only 16 (with some repeats), how many of them can you name? Clue: Years active  
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons 2016 preview: Can Dan Quinn’s defense turn up the heat?

The 2016 NFL season is just around the corner. As such, Sportsnaut will be previewing all 32 teams before the games begin in September. Continuing the series, we head to the NFC South to provide a Atlanta Falcons 2016 preview. Here, we’ll be discussing a team that needs to take great strides on the defensive side of the ball to avoid another disappointing finish. Before we...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Falcons are looking good

The NFL preseason is a time where teams are looking to shake the rust off and figure out which players will earn the final few spots on the 53-man roster. Teams do not go deep into the playbook, starters do not play more than a quarter (aside from Week 3), and the backups look to make an impression. It is the regular season for the backups and fringe guys, looking to capitalize on...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Rapper T.I. breaks down the huddle at Falcons practice

If there is one thing the city of Atlanta is known for other than being home to three professional sports teams, it’s being one of the biggest factories in the world of rap music. T.I. is one of the most recognizable names in the rap world to come out of Atlanta and he is also a huge fan of the Atlanta Falcons. We surprised the Falcons at Sunday’s training camp in Flowery Branch...
Via Campus Sports Net
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Falcons rookie JD McKissic returns kickoff 101 yards for TD

Undrafted rookie free agent signee JD McKissic made an impact on the Atlanta Falcons first pre-season game against the Washington Redskins by returning this kickoff for a TD! 101-yard kickoff return?Courtesy of @AtlantaFalcons' J.D. McKissic?? YES, PLEASE! #WASvsATL https://t.co/oKfpvYAMsT — NFL (@NFL) August 12, 2016 Will McKissic be able to make the Falcons as a return man?
Via This Given Sunday
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Ric Flair visits Falcons training camp, calls out Josh Norman

Multiple-time wrestling champion and WWE legend Ric Flair visited Atlanta Falcons training camp on Tuesday and WOO-boy was it exciting. Flair was at camp as the special guest of Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones. The 67-year-old sung Jones praises, while promptly throwing a nice diss at Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman. “This is the Nature Boy, Ric Flair at Falcons...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones: 2,000-yard season is 'definitely possible'

Julio Jones led the NFL in receiving yards in 2015. The Atlanta Falcons star hauled in 136 passes for 1,871 yards. That latter total put him within 93 yards of Calvin Johnson’s single season record and only 129 short of the hallowed 2,000-yard total. On Monday, Jones stated that while 2,000 yards is clearly not his goal, it definitely is a possibility. “It’s definitely difficult...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Matt Ryan Get Picked Off By His Offensive Coordinator

Training camp is a time for NFL teams to work out the kinks on both sides of the ball before continuing to workshop their performance through the four-game pre-season. It's a time to get mistakes and turnovers out of the way, when things don't count, the goal being to avoid looking foolish once the regular season begins. Usually, this is done in the privacy of team facilities....
Via Stack
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons waive rookie Torrey Green amidst assault allegations

Early Thursday morning, it was reported that Atlanta Falcons rookie linebacker Torrey Green had been named in to separate rape investigations after women reported he had assaulted them during his time at Utah State. Now, that has led to him being dumped off the Falcons’ roster before his career even began. TMZ first reported two women reported to police that Green had raped them...
Via Campus Sports Net
26 days ago  |  Discuss

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