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Falcons Injury Update: Steven Jackson is expected to play week 1

The Atlanta Falcons are hopeful that running back Steven Jackson will be ready for the first regular season game. Jackson injured his hamstring early in training camp and has yet to play in a preseason game.#459738909 / gettyimages.comD. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC tweeted a comment from Head Coach Mike Smith:#Falcons coach Mike Smith fully expects RB Steven Jackson (hamstring...
Via NFL Injury Report
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Falcons sign Veteran wide receiver; Release Jabin Sambrano

Today the Atlanta Falcons re-signed Eric Weems. Weems was recently released by the Chicago Bears. Weems is a very solid kick returner, and will return to his original home. In a corresponding move the team released wide receiver Jabin Sambrano. @RavensInsider: Falcons cut wide receiver Jabin Sambrano The post Falcons sign Veteran wide receiver; Release Jabin Sambrano appeared first...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
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Atlanta Falcons’ Jake Matthews named as top-5 on the hot seat right now

Two games down, two to go – at least in the preseason. Yes, that means that the start of regular season is still two weeks away. But that doesn’t mean players and coaches around the league aren’t already on the hot seat; the NFL is a results-oriented organization, where performing at a high level is required at all times. If someone isn’t up to the task, and a better option...
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Falcons Sign Veteran WR Eric Weems, Waive WR Jabin Sambrano

  The Atlanta Falcons announced the signing of veteran WR Eric Weems on Thursday. The Falcons have signed WR Eric Weems and waived WR Jabin Sambrano. #TENvsATL #RiseUp — Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) August 21, 2014 Weems, 29, was released by the Bears less than a week ago in a move that created a roster spot for veteran WR Santonio Holmes. Weems previously played for...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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The Atlanta Falcons don’t need to call Tim Tebow, but these 10 teams should

He hasn’t been seen in awhile, at least on the football field. The only vision of Tim Tebow of late has been on the SEC Network, where he currently is filling the role of a college football analyst. While that gig helps pass the time, and brings in a paycheck, the former Heisman Trophy winner still itches to get back in the game. The quarterback who electrified the league with...
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Target hogs: Roddy White or Julio Jones in Atlanta

Editor’s note: This is part three of an eight-part series where we will look at each team’s receiving core by division and analyze which receiver will be the favorite for most targets So you’re telling me. As fantasy owners know, targets are a crucial part of success for fantasy receivers. This week covers the NFC South.   2013 Atlanta Falcons   Record: 4-12   Quarterback...
Via Fantasy Football Helpers
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Before drafting you need to see Falcons RB Steven Jackson’s fantasy ranking

Halfway through the preseason, things are starting to come into shape; it’s becoming clearer who is going to flourish, who is going to struggle and who might be soon be replaced. That’s important information heading into fantasy football drafts. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s time to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking...
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Hard Knocks with the Atlanta Falcons: Episode 3 Recap

Jake Matthews was told immediately he’d be the left tackle following Sam Baker’s season-ending injury. (John Bazemore) Another episode of Hard Knocks means we’re that much closer to the regular season. The first few minutes of the third episode of Hard Knocks with the Atlanta Falcons was a first in the show’s history as we’re taken inside the operating room to witness...
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Tony Gonzalez admits he’ll be tempted to play football again

Former NFL tight end Tony Gonzalez admits he’ll be tempted to come back once the 2014 NFL season kicks off. “The temptation would be there, but I don’t know what the gain would be,” he said, via Newsday. “I’ve always wanted a ring. That’s been my main goal as a player over the last 15 years of my career. You’re really trying to get that ultimate goal. “But I...
Via Pro Football Zone
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Tony Gonzalez believes the Broncos will go undefeated

The last time there was an undefeated team in the NFL was Don Shula’s 1972 Miami Dolphins and while the 2007 Patriots came close, they ended up falling short of undefeated in a full season. Current CBS Sports NFL analyst Tony Gonzalez thinks that the Denver Broncos will be the next NFL’s undefeated team, in […]
Via Full Scale Sports
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Tony Gonzalez insists he is retired, would be tempted to return mid-season

Tony Gonzalez and his trade mark touchdown celebration have left the NFL playing field. Gonzalez, 38, wrapped up a 17 year playing career last season choosing to retire. That has not stopped teams from inquiring about his status. “I’ve had teams ask me to come back and play for them,” Gonzalez said via Newsday. “I won’t name those teams, but I’m happily retired, so I’m...
Via Tireball.com
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Falcons sign veteran offensive tackle Pat McQuistan

Today the Atlanta Falcons signed veteran offensive tackle Pat McQuistan. The Falcons are McQuistan’s eighth team. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football for Weber State University. @RavensInsider: Falcons signed Pat McQuistan The post Falcons sign veteran offensive tackle Pat McQuistan appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
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Antone Smith: Jadeveon Clowney is 'just a guy'

Last night, Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney laid a huge hit on Atlanta Falcons running back Antone Smith. Clowney was in the backfield just as Matt Ryan was able to hand off the ball to Smith. Clowney followed up his big hit on Smith with a sack of Ryan on the next play. Following last night’s game, Smith spoke to 610 Sports in Houston and he’s not overly impressed...
Via Down and Distance
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Roddy White speaks out against preseason games

Preseason has not been kind to the Atlanta Falcons. The current stars of Hard Knocks have been less than impressive in exhibition action, eking past the Dolphins and losing in a blowout to the Texans. More concerning than the box score is the season-ending injury to starting left tackle Sam Baker, who suffered a torn patellar tendon in Saturday night’s 32-7 defeat. Asked to find...
Via Helmet2Helmet
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Falcons OT Sam Baker could be out for the season

The Atlanta Falcons may have lost their starting left tackle Sam Baker for the season (Dave Martin/AP Photo) The Atlanta Falcons selected offensive tackle Jake Matthews sixth overall back at the NFL Draft in May.  They did not plan to immediately start him on the left side but it seems they might have to. Last night the starting left tackle, Sam Baker went down with a right knee...
Via Down and Distance
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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