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Five Remaining Free Agents the Falcons Should Target

The Atlanta Falcons are never one of the teams to go out and willingly try to “win” free agency. In the grand scheme of things, teams that go out and make the big splash is free agency rarely, if ever end up hoisting the Lombardi Trophy in February.Regardless of this, fans across social media have been vocal about their distaste for the Falcons' free agent strategy.The team has...
Via Pro Football Spot
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons' Upcoming Punishment Hurts Draft Outlook

Following an NFL investigation, it has been discovered that the Atlanta Falcons have been pumping artificial crowd noise through the speakers of the Georgia Dome at home games for the past two seasons.In February, Falcons’ owner Arthur Blank admitted to the wrongdoing. ''I think what we've done in 2013 and 2014 was wrong," Blank said. "Anything that affects the competitive balance...
Via Pro Football Spot
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dan Quinn talks possible Matt Schaub return to Atlanta

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn thinks recently released former Raiders QB Matt Schaub might be a good fit in Atlanta behind Matt Ryan. Currently, T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree sit behind Ryan as backups. "Schaub is certainly somebody that we could (add),"  Dan Quinn said this week, per ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure. "As we get through it, we'll let you know if we go down...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dan Quinn might consider Matt Schaub for the Atlanta Falcons’ backup job

As far as their starting quarterback is concerned, the Atlanta Falcosn are pretty much set with Matt Ryan. They do want to try to shake things up for his backup, though… AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen as March comes to a close First and 10: Ten teams that would be great on Hard Knocks According to a report by Vaugh McClure of ESPN, Dan Quinn won’t...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Matt Schaub An Option For The Falcons?

New Falcons HC Dan Quinn recently mentioned that they could consider bringing in veteran QB Matt Schaub at some point. “Schaub is certainly somebody that we could [add],” Quinn said, via Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com. “As we get through it, we’ll let you know if we go down that road.” Matt Ryan is clearly entrenched ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Bracing For The Loss Of A Draft Pick

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff mentioned during a recent interview with 680 The Fan that they are bracing for the potential loss of a draft pick stemming from their decision to pipe in artificial crowd noise during games. “We are just so full of scenarios and that’s kind of how we approach the offseason as it is,” Dimitroff said, ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Severe discipline could be coming soon for the Atlanta Falcons from league office

Deflate balls, ignore formation rules, cheat, lie and spy, and you win a Super Bowl. Pipe in some extra crowd noise and the NFL is going to bring the hammer down… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten teams that would be great on Hard Knocks QB Rankings: All 32 NFL starters, rated by how fun they’d be to hang out with According to a report by ESPN insider Adam Schefter, some ...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns, Falcons waiting for stiff penalties for breaking NFL rules

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the common thought around the NFL Anual Meetings is that the penalties given out to the Falcons (illegally pumped noise) and Browns (illegal gameday communications) will be harsh. La Canfora writes: 'Those investigations have been more or less wrapped up for a week or so, and the NFL has not been ready to announce them yet, but that...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Browns, Falcons face ‘severe’ penalties

Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports The NFL has informed the Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons of the discipline they face for violating league policies, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Browns and Falcons officials were informed at this week’s owners meetings of the discipline that is expected to be announced next week, per league sources. One source said the discipline is expected...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Head coach Dan Quinn reveals his plans for the Atlanta Falcons at running back

When the Atlanta Falcons released Steven Jackson recently the questions started circulating about what direction the team would go in at running back. Today at the NFL owners meetings in Arizona we got a better idea of head coach Dan Quinn plans to do… AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: All 32 NFL starters, rated by how fun they’d be to hang out with Power Rankings: The best player...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Plan of Attack for the 2015 NFL Draft

With the Draft just over the horizon, it’s time to take a detailed look at each team’s acquisitions and losses and gauge a plan of attack for how they should approach the first three rounds of this year’s draft.  We’ll start with the lowly Tampa Bay Bucs and work our way all the way up to the Super Bowl Champs in New England.  The Atlanta Falcons are up this sloppy Wednesday...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons maneuvering to keep WR Julio Jones with big-money deal

  The Falcons' financially conservative approach to this year's free-agent signings may have been influenced by hopes of keeping star wide receiver Julio Jones from leaving next year. Jones can be a free agent following the 2015 season. Even while signing 12 free agents, the Falcons have protected salary cap space to deal with Jones, who set a franchise record for yards receiving...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons' free-agent plan may include keeping Julio Jones

ATLANTA (AP) The Falcons' financially conservative approach to this year's free-agent signings may have been influenced by hopes of keeping star wide receiver Julio Jones from leaving next year. Jones can be a free agent following the 2015 season. Even while signing 12 free agents, the Falcons have protected salary cap space to deal with Jones, who set a franchise record for yards...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Full Seven-Round Mock Draft

The mock draft culture has two sides. Those who love it, and those who hate it.Personally, I like them. I am not a fan of the ever changing draft boards and national rhetoric, but I do enjoy taking part in them and doing my own. Because of the increasing popularity of the mock draft culture and team specific drafting there are a variety of mock drafting websites. Among the most popular...
Via Pro Football Spot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Sign TE Tony Moeaki

The Atlanta Falcons announced the signing tight end Tony Moeaki on Thursday. The Falcons have signed tight end Tony Moeaki. #RiseUp — Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) March 19, 2015 The Falcons signed veteran TE Jacob Tamme to a contract earlier in the day, so they are clearly looking to bolster their depth at tight end as they head ... The post Falcons Sign TE Tony Moeaki appeared...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
9 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft Preview: Atlanta Falcons edition

Many NFL draft experts will say that the Atlanta Falcons are in desperate need of a top pass rusher in the upcoming draft. This notion may have been true prior to the free agency period, but as of right now I would have to disagree. The players the Falcons acquired in free agency should push them into a new direction with how they handle their picks int the upcoming draft. I truly...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons sign TE Jacob Tamme

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports The Atlanta Falcons announced Thursday that they have signed former Denver Broncos tight end Jacob Tamme. Tamme, 6-3, 230 pounds, was originally selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth round (127th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Kentucky. He spent four seasons in Indianapolis before joining the Denver Broncos in 2012. Tamme has caught...
Via Sports-Glory
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons re-sign DE Kroy Biermann, their 2014 sacks leader

  The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed defensive end Kroy Biermann, who led the team in sacks last season. Biermann (6-foot-3, 255 poinds) was a fifth-round pick from Montana in 2008. He has played a variety of roles, including a hybrid outside linebacker-defensive end job last season. Biermann may not have been seen as a perfect fit at defensive end or linebacker in the team's new...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons free agency signings

After arguably the wildest first week of free agency ever, there are new faces in locker rooms all over the league. Some teams went after the big marquee names, and others made quieter signings with far less hype but with quantity at a premium. The Atlanta Falcons fall in to the latter group, as they have made excellent use of their $33.5 million in cap space during this first week...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons sign DE Adrian Clayborn

Adrian Clayborn was a first round pick of the Buccaneers in 2011 and he had a decent rookie year, struggling mightily against the run, but getting good pass rush and overall grading out slightly below average on Pro Football Focus. The story of his career from there was injuries though, as he’s played just 20 games over the past 3 seasons. He missed all but 3 games in 2012 with...
Via The Football Fan Spot
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons sign OLB Justin Durant

Justin Durant was drafted in the 2nd round in 2007 and has quietly had a very solid career, grading out above average in 7 of the 8 seasons he’s been in the NFL. However, he’s averaged just 585 snaps per season, often playing as purely a two-down run stopper, a role he excels in. Over the past 2 seasons, he’s played just a combined 538 snaps (missing 16 of 32 games with injury...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Harry Douglas Signs with the Tennessee Titans

The Atlanta Falcons recently released wide receiver Harry Douglas after six seasons with the team. Now reports are in that he has signed a three-year deal with the Tennessee Titans. Titans are signing former Falcons WR Harry Douglas to a 3-year deal, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 10, 2015 During his six seasons with the Falcons, Douglas tallied 3,131 receiving...
Via Sportsnaut
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Five moves that can quickly rejuvenate the Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons struggled on both sides of the ball last season and have many changes that need to be made during this offseason. This list will contain five moves that could elevate the Falcons from one of the worst teams in the NFL to being a Super Bowl contender. The Falcons’ main struggle, on the offensive side of the ball, was their running game. On the other hand, they...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Jackson Speaks on His Release “I Can Still Punish a Defense”

As reported on Thursday, the Atlanta Falcons released veteran running back Steven Jackson after two seasons with the team. Quick to put up a statement regarding his release on his own website, Jackson had this to say about a whole host of topics. Now that the Atlanta Falcons and I have parted ways, I want to say thank you to the organization, and the entire city of Atlanta. In...
Via Sportsnaut
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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