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Atlanta Falcons: Two Starters Held Out of Practice

(Picture Source: Running back Devonta Freeman and wide receiver Leonard Hankerson missed practice on Wednesday. Freeman is undergoing the NFL's concussion protocol and is questionable to play this Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. Hankerson re-aggravated his hamstring that kept him out of three games this season.  Additionally, kicker Matt Bryant...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Waive TE Marcel Jensen From Practice Squad, Sign TE D.J. Tialavea

The Atlanta Falcons announced Tuesday that they’ve waived TE Marcel Jensen from their practice squad and signed TE D.J. Tialavea to the unit. The Falcons’ practice squad now consists of: TE D.J. Tialavea DB T.J. Heath WR C.J. Goodwin  WR Devon Wylie RB Gus Johnson  G Ben Garland LB Stansly Maponga  NT Joey Mbu QB Matt Simms  LB Tyler Starr Jensen, 25, signed on with the...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Look: Atlanta Falcons have mind-blowing stat

The Atlanta Falcons are in a tailspin with a 6-4 record after an incredible 5-0 start that put them on the map as a Super Bowl contender. Even if those days are gone, you have to admire the fact they the league’s best rushing defense, per They’ve allowed just 874 total yards through 10 games. Quite the turnaround after being 31st overall in 2014 and second last in...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Four reasons why the Atlanta Falcons will miss the playoffs

The Atlanta Falcons now sit at 6-4. Terrible, considering they looked dominant and like a real Super Bowl contender when they began the season at 5-0. Alas, this team has been losing to so many mediocre teams and their overall play has been awful. With a collapse in the making, here are four reasons why they won’t make the playoffs in 2015. The post Four reasons why the Atlanta...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Don't stress Atlanta, Devonta Freeman is still getting Pro Bowl love

It's no surprise that Devonta Freeman is getting plenty of attention in the 2015 Pro Bowl voting. While the stud second-year running back for the Atlanta Falcons may be dealing with a concussion he suffered in Week 11, it hasn't stopped fans from voting for him to play in the game.According to Field Yates of ESPN, Freeman is still in the top five of the voting, coming in just behind...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Takeaways from Falcons loss to Colts

Put a fork in ’em. Your 5-0 Atlanta Falcons from 2015 have decided to go on a fitting 1-4 run since their hot start. The latest edition of putrid, pathetic and pitiful play involves a fourth-quarter collapse at home against a team with its backup quarterback in. The Atlanta Falcons are now one game up on the surging Seattle Seahawks for the final wild-card spot. Here are some key...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tevin Coleman's struggles show the true value of Devonta Freeman

When Devonta Freeman suffered a concussion in Week 11, Tevin Coleman got his chance to shine, but failed to excel. Scott Cunningham Getty ImagesThere was never any questioning the raw talent of Devonta Freeman after his incredible start to the 2015 season. What there were questions about though, were what the Atlanta Falcons had in rookie running back Tevin Coleman.Freeman had literally...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Roddy White supports Matt Ryan: 'All of us' have to do our jobs

While Matt Ryan had a tough showing in Week 11, Roddy White and other teammates refused to let their quarterback take the blame. Kevin C. Cox Getty ImagesAfter a brutal 24-21 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, the fourth loss in their last five games for the Atlanta Falcons, it was obvious that questions were surrounding the team on both sides of the ball.One player specifically with...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Journal‑Constitution posts early Falcons win over Colts tweet

At 3:50PM on Sunday, someone at the Atlanta Journal‑Constitution was a little too quick to post a ‘5 things were learned’ article link about the Atlanta Falcons win over the Indianapolis Colts. Problem is of course, the Colts won 24-21… (H/T Jeremy Markovich @deftlyinane) a little early yet — Jeremy Markovich (@deftlyinane) November 22, 2015
Via Low Brow Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Devonta Freeman exits Week 11 with concussion

During the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts, running back Devonta Freeman suffered a concussion, forcing him out of the game. ALERT: RB Devonta Freeman has a concussion and is out for the game. #INDvsATL — Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) November 22, 2015   He had 43 yards on three carries in the game. It’s tough news to swallow for Falcons fans given...
Via Gamedayr
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WR Nick Williams Among Inactives for Falcons

Wide Receiver Nick Williams is inactive for today's game against the Indianapolis Colts with fellow wideout Leonard Hankerson returning from injury.  Cornerback Robert Alford is also returning from injury today meaning his backup Phillip Adams is inactive.  Safety Robenson Therezie was pronounced out for today's game earlier this week due to a hamstring injury...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Friday Film Room: Beating the Atlanta Falcons with the Shallow Cross

Well, Indianapolis Colts fans, after a week off you now have to come back and cheer for a team led by Matt Hasselbeck. Good news for you guys is that Rob Chudzinski has had two weeks to game plan for this Atlanta Falcons defense. Also don’t forget that they’ve already seen this type of defense against Jacksonville who ran a similar scheme because Gus Bradley and Dan Quinn both...
Via The Colts Authority
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Path to Victory: Week 11 Atlanta Falcons

The AFC South-leading Indianapolis Colts come off their bye week and head south for a date with the Atlanta Falcons. Head coach Dan Quinn is in his first season with Atlanta after being the coordinator behind Seattle’s “Legion of Boom” defense. The Falcons raced out to an impressive start to 2015, winning their first five contests. Things have hit the skids recently, as they...
Via The Colts Authority
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Under The Microscope

  Nine games into the 2015 season, the Atlanta Falcons are sitting at 6-3 and smack dab in the middle of the playoff picture. While most teams and most fan bases would feel pretty good about being 6-3, the season for Atlanta so far has been filled with triumph (Robert Alford’s pick six in OT vs. Washington, 25 point comeback in Dallas) as well as disappointment (strange losses...

Chuck Pagano: Colts will try to single-cover Julio Jones

Defending Julio Jones one-on-one is a tall task, but the Indianapolis Colts are going to find out if their top cornerback is up for the challenge. Orlando D. Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution notes head coach Chuck Pagano hasn’t seen anyone pass the test but is planning to give Vontae Davis a chance anyway. “We’re going to find out. Nobody has so, just looking...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Injury Report Update

(Picture source: USA Today) The Falcons hit the practice field Wednesday to prepare for this week's game against the Indianapolis Colts. Safety William Moore and cornerback Robert Alford were limited due to groin injuries that kept them out of a few games this season. Linebacker Justin Durant (calf) and rookie defensive lineman Grady Jarrett (elbow) were also...
Via Pro Football Spot
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Looking to bounce back from the bye week

The Atlanta Falcons received a late bye week during this year’s NFL campaign, and they could not have asked for it at a better time. The Falcons, after starting off at a red hot 5-0, have been brought back down to reality the past couple of weeks; underperforming as a unit and dropping three out of their last four contests. It’s hard to have predicted that the Falcons would have...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Signed CB T.J. Heath To Practice Squad

The Atlanta Falcons announced the signing of CB T.J. Heath to their practice squad on Monday. The Falcons’ practice squad now consists of: CB T.J. Heath WR C.J. Goodwin  WR Devon Wylie RB Gus Johnson  G Ben Garland TE Marcel Jensen LB Stansly Maponga  NT Joey Mbu QB Matt Simms  LB Tyler Starr Heath, 28, Heath, 28, originally signed on with the Jaguars as an undrafted...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin Hester’s son already juking people out of their shoes

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester is one of the best return men in the history of the NFL. He has returned more punts and kickoffs for touchdowns than any other player in the history of the NFL. It looks like his son has taken after Hester. He was playing in a flag football game when he made a couple of the kids look silly with a few of his dad’s moves. Devin Hester's son
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons post amusing reaction on Twitter to claims of ‘weak’ defense

The Atlanta Falcons defense is no Legion of Boom. But still, there’s no need to rub it in their faces. On the heels of the news that the San Francisco 49ers plan to start Blaine Gabbert at quarterback on Sunday against Atlanta, benching woefully ineffective incumbent Colin Kaepernick, early indications are that the timing of...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers Saved Colin Kaepernick Benching For Falcons; Falcons Have Great Reaction

The Atlanta Falcons are pretty good at this whole Twitter thing. The San Francisco 49ers benched starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Monday night and are turning to backup Blaine Gabbert for their Week 9 matchup against the Falcons. Rumor has it they held off on making the move until they faced Atlanta, which garnered an appropriately short reaction from the Falcons. The whole...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Ryan becomes fourth-youngest QB with 30,000 passing yards

Matt Ryan turned the big three-oh this year. Now he’s surpassed the big three-oh-oh-oh-oh. Ryan became the fourth-youngest quarterback to reach 30,000 career passing yards during the Falcons’ game at Tennessee. Matt Ryan: 4th-youngest QB to reach 30,000 passing yards (age 30) 3 younger: Dan Marino, Peyton Manning, Brett Favre (via @eliassports) — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo...
Via The Sports Daily
October 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Devonta Freeman joins Eric Dickerson with impressive rushing TD mark

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman currently ranks second in the NFL in rushing yards, as he’s racked up 405 this season already. Freeman has impressed many in just his second season in the league, and he’s been the ground threat that the Falcons have lacked for many years to complement Matt Ryan and the team’s explosive passing game. He’s drawn many comparisons...
Via The Sports Daily
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Julio Jones will play against Saints

Julio Jones is reportedly planning to play against the New Orleans Saints Thursday night, and his team’s undefeated record may have something to do with it. According to Tiffany Blackmon of NFL Network, a source close to Jones said the wide receiver will play mainly because he feels the Falcons have “something special going on.”...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Reasons not to buy in on the Atlanta Falcons

A cliche used across sports is “you are what your record is.” Unfortunately, it isn’t that simple, especially in the NFL. The Atlanta Falcons are 5-0 and sit alone in first place in the NFC South. Atlanta has beaten the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans and Washington Redskins. The combined record of those five teams is 10-15 and that...
Via This Given Sunday
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

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