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Falcons: Five observations from Day 3 of training camp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Here are five observations from Sunday's Day 3 session of training camp with the Atlanta Falcons: 1. DEVIN HESTER MIGHT HAVE THE CHOPS TO STEAL A FEW SNAPS ON OFFENSE THIS SEASON When the Falcons signed Hester to a three-year deal back in March, early reactions were positive. The move seemed safe, and a financially sound way to increase the team's return...
Via Fox Sports South
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones looking explosive

According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com, Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones looked explosive during Sunday’s practice. Every part of Julio Jones' day has looked explosive. He's stopping on a dime. Showing no ill effects. — vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) July 27, 2014 This is great news after Jones suffered a season-ending foot injury in 2013. var ACE_AR = {Site...
Via Pro Football Zone
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Training Camp News and Notes

Roddy White is now seeing green after working out a contract extension with the Atlanta Falcons. The new deal – which calls for three more seasons at $30 million. According to atlantafalcons.com, White's contract extension is a reward for the star WR's remarkable feats, both on and off the field, and could mean that he'll likely end his brilliant career with the Falcons...
Via Football Nation
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rewind: Power Rankings, intrigue of Atlanta Falcons camp, overrated NFL players

Training camp is here! The best columns from the cover32 universe this week will help you kill time until the preseason kicks off. National Columns • Fantasy Preview: The top 32 QBs in 2014 (READ) • Power Rankings: Rating the intrigue of each NFL team’s training camp (READ) • Top 10 in 2014: The best players at every NFL position (READ) • Ten most overrated players in the...
Via cover32 - Falcons
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Douglas ready for more action in the slot

Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas is ready to help pick-up some of production in the passing attack created by the retirement of tight end Tony Gonzalez. The Falcons don’t have a tight end that they plan to feature in the passing attack. They will try to use more three-wide receiver sets to help replace some of the production. Gonzalez averaged more than 80 catches a season...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Without Gonzalez, Falcons must alter how tight end position is used

ATLANTA -- The next Tony Gonzalez is not walking through door to play tight end for the Atlanta Falcons. When Gonzalez called it quits after the 2013 season, he left a void in Atlanta's offense. How could he not? Gonzalez never caught fewer than 70 passes in a season while in a Falcons uniform, and pulled down at least six touchdown passes each and every season for five years...
Via Fox Sports South
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Sign WR Jabin Sambrano

  The Atlanta Falcons announced the signing of WR Jabin Sambrano on Saturday. The Falcons have signed former Colts WR Jabin Sambrano today #RiseUp #aftc14 — Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) July 26, 2014 Sambrano, 24, signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent out of Montana back in 2012. He has also spent time with the Buccaneers and Jaguars over the course his brief...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Early impressions from training camp

Training camp has begun and the Atlanta Falcons did not waste anytime on Friday, bringing full intensity and energy to the practice field at Flowery Branch. Veteran players, rookies and free agents began their quest to see who will become starter going into the regular season. To say the least, the first day of training camp for the Falcons was very interesting as this team will...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Falcons release playmaker Darius Johnson

Today the Atlanta Falcons waived former SMU Mustang wide receiver WR Darius Johnson who was a pretty dect wide out in 2013 for the team. Johnson caught 22 passes for Atlanta in 2013, but managed under 10.0 yards per reception and is a small, speed-deficient prospect at 23 years old. Johnson is a good player […] The post Falcons release playmaker Darius Johnson appeared first on...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Training camp preview: Position battles facing the Falcons

ATLANTA -- When the NFL closed up on-the-field action with Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2, millions of households began counting down to the start of the 2014 season. Sure, the combine, pro days, and the draft help whet appetites, but nothing's like getting back to work in the NFL. The Atlanta Falcons hit the field for training camp on Friday. It's a happy day in NFL circles...
Via Fox Sports South
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Roddy White, Falcons agree four-year contract extension

AP Image Roddy White is set to end his career with the Atlanta Falcons.  The team announced on Thursday that White has agreed a four-year contract extension that will keep him in Georgia for another five years. ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reports that White’s new deal is worth up to $30 million with $18 million being paid over the next two years. Falcons WR Roddy White’s...
Via Down and Distance
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons, Roddy White agree on four-year extension

The Atalanta Falcons announced Thursday that they have agreed to terms with wide receiver Roddy White on a four-year contract extension. Financial terms of the deal were not announced. White, 6-0, 211 pounds, was selected by the Falcons in the first round (27th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft. In nine seasons with the Falcons, the four-time Pro Bowler owns club records for...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons chances of winning the NFC South could hinge on this question

Thank goodness, football is here. All week, training camps open around the NFL, as teams begin the journey toward Super Bowl XLVIX in Glendale, Arizona. Every team in the league has questions that need to be answered, as no one has a clear and easy road map to the Promised Land. But the difference between being a contender and an also-ran usually comes down to one key issue. So as...
Via cover32 - Falcons
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones cleared for landing

He’s baaaack. That’s right, after many long months of rehabbing a broken foot, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is returning to the field. According to a report in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Jones has been cleared to join training camp. Here’s what head coach Mike Smith told D. Orlando Ledbetter: “Our number one goal is to make sure that we’ve got everybody...
Via cover32 - Falcons
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Falcons sign free agent linebacker Pat Angerer

The Atlanta Falcons have signed former Colts linebacker Pat Angerer,  according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. falcons signing linebacker pat angerer today according to a source — Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) July 22, 2014 Angerer will likely work in Sean Weatherspoon’s spot. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME...
Via Pro Football Zone
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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