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PhinManiacs Podcast, Aug. 31 - The Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Thomas, Salary Cap Talk, and Fred Jackson

On this week's edition of the PhinManiacs Podcast, we go in-depth on the game against the Atlanta Falcons, what conclusions did we draw based on the results of the infamous "dress rehearsal game" of the preseason.We also go into an interesting discussion regarding Dallas Thomas and the rest of the offensive line with our show's special guest: Ian Wharton of the Bleacher Report, who...
Via PhinManiacs
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: RB Devonta Freeman has most active day, ready for next step

The Atlanta Falcons got some good news on Monday. While running back Devonta Freeman has been battling a hamstring injury since August 6, it seems that he's officially right on the fringe of being fully back in action. As D. Orlando Ledbetter of MyAJC.com reported, Freeman had his "most active day in practice" Monday. Head coach Dan Quinn had some very positive things to say about...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Waive Former 2nd Rd Pick Peter Konz With Settlement

The Atlanta Falcons today announced Tuesday that they have reached an injury settlement with G Peter Konz. Konz, 25, has been a major bust for the Falcons since they used the No. 55 overall pick on him back in 2012. He had two years remaining on his four-year, $3.588 million rookie contract that included $1,603,010 guaranteed. He was ... The post Falcons...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons are considering bringing in OL Jake Long

The Atlanta Falcons are in rough shape in regards to their offensive line. During last week’s pre-season game against the Miami Dolphins, quarterback Matt Ryan was sacked three times during the time he was in. To make matters worse, former first round pick Jake Matthews is hurt along with Lamar Holmes, and Tyler Polumbus. With the team short on bodies, head coach Dan Quinn acknowledged...
Via No Guts, No Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta's RB competition set to roll into the 2015 regular season

The Atlanta Falcons are in the midst of a tough stretch at the running back position. While both second-year back Devonta Freeman and rookie Tevin Coleman were poised for a heated battle during training camp, things haven't exactly played out that way. When both Freeman and Coleman suffered hamstring strains, it set this exciting battle back a few weeks. Unfortunately, by a few weeks...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Atlanta Falcons still considering OT Jake Long

While the Atlanta Falcons are dealing with uncertainty along the offensive line, it seems that they are leaving the door open to a few different options. One of those options, according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN, is free-agent tackle Jake Long. When head coach Dan Quinn was asked whether or not the team was still considering signing Long, he had a pretty positive response. "Yes,...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

PhinManiacs Live - Tonight at 8:00 EST - Falcons Review, Dallas Thomas, Cut Players, and Ryan Tannehill's discontent

On this week's edition of PhinManiacs Live, we discuss the results of the game against the Atlanta Falcons, what we liked and what we didn't like. We'll also discuss the recent improvement of offensive lineman Dallas Thomas, and our special guest for the show Ian Wharton (@NFLFilmStudy) will give his analysis and we'll discuss just what we should be looking at when we evaluate Thomas...
Via PhinManiacs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet Atlanta Falcons Cheerleader Cara Miller

The big news out of Atlanta over the weekend was the signing of wide receiver Julio Jones to a five-year,...
Via Busted Coverage
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Three players who stood out in the Atlanta Falcons loss to the Miami Dolphins

The Atlanta Falcons’ offensive line struggled against the Miami Dolphins’ defense. The Falcons’ secondary didn’t look that strong, either. The Falcons’ offensive line must get better if they want to protect Matt Ryan this season and have a chance at a decent running game. AROUND COVER32 Top 10: The NFL’s best owners Five Things: What was learned during week three of...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Steve Gleason Shares Thoughts On New Orleans In Emotional Letter

Nine years ago this September, Steve Gleason permanently placed his name in New Orleans history with one play. His blocked punt against the Atlanta Falcons (in the first game played at the Superdome since Hurricane Katrina almost destroyed the entire city one year before) set the tone for the season, and made him a fan favorite despite Gleason being nothing more than a role player...
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Julio Jones sees a new payday

The Atlanta Falcons in the 2011 draft traded a lot of assets to select Julio Jones with the sixth overall pick. Four years later he has lived up to the hype, leading him up to a huge payday in the prime of his career. Jones and the Falcons agreed to terms Saturday, on a new five-year deal reportedly worth $71.25 million, with $47 million guaranteed. The Falcons traded five draft...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Cut 13 Players, Place OT Lamar Holmes On PUP List

The Atlanta Falcons announced Sunday that they’ve cut their roster down to 76 players before Tuesday’s deadline. The list of players either waived or released includes: LB Boris Anyama WR Marquez Clark RB Michael Ford WR John Harris DT Warren Herring NT Derrick Hopkins OT Matt Huffer CB Michael Lee G Eric Lefeld LB Terrell ... The post Falcons Cut 13 Players...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones, Falcons agree on 5-year contract extension

Julio Jones is one of the best wide receivers in the NFL, and the Atlanta Falcons have ensured he will remain a key part of their offense for the long-term. The two sides have agreed on a five-year contract extension worth $71.25 million with $47 million guaranteed, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported Saturday. After suffering a season-ending knee injury in 2013, Jones bounced...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Dark Horse MVP Candidate: The Punter

Hang Time! Boy, I miss Dick Butkus.But never mind the former TV show on NBC during the late 90's, the Atlanta Falcons have their own spin off that might just be the giving factor in sealing some key wins during their 2015 regular season.This is Matt Bosher, the Falcons punter. In 2014, he led the entire league in 'hang time' during punts in play, which made it an absolute nightmare...
Via Pro Football Spot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Three reasons why Justin Hardy is about to have his breakout game

Justin Hardy is coming into his own during the preseason. He looks good so far with seven receptions for almost 100 yards (94 to be exact). AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Contenders that won’t even make the playoffs Fantasy Preview: The top-30 TEs for 2015 Top 10: The NFL’s second-tier fan bases QB Rankings: How the 32 starters would react to getting benched He is averaging 13...
Via cover32
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Reinstates Falcons President Rich McKay As Competition Committee Chairman

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Atlanta Falcons team president Rich McKay has been reinstated as chairman of the NFL’s powerful Competition Committee, the league said Thursday, after a nearly five-month suspension for the use of artificial noise at the Georgia Dome during games. Commissioner Roger Goodell made the decision after meeting with McKay in New York on Wednesday, according to...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Sign QB Rex Grossman

With two preseason games left before the 2015 NFL season kicks off, the Atlanta Falcons have signed 35-year-old QB Rex Grossman to a one-year, $1...
Via Athlon Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones, Falcons contract talks stalling significantly

Julio Jones is set to hit free agency following this season, and the Atlanta Falcons were hoping to get a new long-term deal done with him before the 2015 season kicked off. That doesn’t appear all that likely at this point in time, especially with the news that the two sides are stalling in contract discussions. Falcons owner Arthur Blank remained optimistic today re: Julio...
Via This Given Sunday
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons kicking the tires on Rex Grossman

The Atlanta Falcons currently have quarterback Rex Grossman at team facilities for a workout and physical. Grossman didn’t play at all last year and hasn’t started a game since 2011, but he does have familiarity with Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan’s system. They were together in Washington and then again last year during camp in Cleveland. Falcons head coach...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Julio Jones close to new deal, owner says he needs a new car

Atlanta Falcons team owner Arthur Blank says the team is close to signing a contract extension for wide receiver Julio Jones, who needs the cash to purchase a new car. “Atlanta wide receiver Julio Jones is close to signing ‘one of the major contracts in the NFL‘ with the Falcons, team owner Arthur Blank said on Monday (h/t al.com). The former Alabama standout needs to...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Roddy White’s surgery could have him slipping to the third receiver slot

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White is expected to have a minor surgery to clean up some loose particles in his elbow, and it could potentially have an impact on his spot in the lineup. While he reportedly is on course to return in time for the Week 1 season opener, the 33-year old wide receiver could be taking a backseat to wideout Leonard Hankerson. Reunited with his offensive...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Army Fullback Collin Mooney Gives Atlanta Falcons Offense Huge Boost With 60-Yard Pass Play

No one was probably smiling as much as Collin Mooney was after the Atlanta Falcons-New York Jets preseason game Friday night. His team lost so you could say that he should not have been smiling at all, but he is a rarity in the NFL--a Service Academy graduate that is actually playing in the NFL. That alone is reason to smile.He got another one during the game when he took a Matt...
Via FatManWriting
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin Hester Makes A Great Case To Be More Involved With Atlanta Falcons Game Plan

Devin Hester is a game-changer. He is the kind of guy that has the potential to turn any play in to a touchdown. He has proven time and time again that he has that kind of speed and talent. Yet, for some reason the Falcons have not made use of his skills a whole lot. He's been trying to lobby the team to let him get his hands on the ball more.Friday night he did the best thing he...
Via FatManWriting
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Key takeaways from the preseason opener

The Atlanta Falcons kicked off their first preseason game against the Tennessee Titans Aug. 14th, and while the Falcons looked very impressive with the 31 to 24 victory, fans should hold celebrations to a minimum. Not to take anything away from the win, but we have to keep in mind that 1) this is a preseason game 2) a game that was played against a very bad Titans team and 3) quarterbacking...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Famed ballboy Red Lightning spotted at Falcons camp

Red Lightning has officially made the jump to the NFL. The former Florida State ball boy, whose real name is Frankie Grizzle-Malgrat, joined the Atlanta Falcons this week as an equipment intern for the summer. Many of you were already became familiar with Red Lightning after he gained internet fame by enthusiastically sprinting up and...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss
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