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FALCONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rumor: Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn may recruit old Seahawks cornerback

It was a forgettable year for cornerback Walter Thurmond II. After signing a new deal with the New York Giants last offseason he suffered a torn pec early in the season and ended up playing in only two games. The good news for Thurmond is he may soon find a new home playing for a familiar face: Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn, who knows Thurmond from his time as the Seattle...
Via cover32 - Falcons
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Falcons & LB Sean Weatherspoon Could Agree On A New Deal “Very Soon”

Vaughn McClure of ESPN mentions that the Falcons and free agent LB Sean Weatherspoon could have an agreement in place on a new contract extension “very soon.” Last month, Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff make it clear on Tuesday that they plan to re-sign Weaatherspoon this offseason. “Sean Weatherspoon is going to be an important part of building this defense and building this ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons announce contract extension for veteran free safety

According to an official announcement on the Atlanta Falcons’ official Twitter account, they are extending free safety Charles Godfrey: The Falcons have signed safety Charles Godfrey to a contract extension: http://t.co/TK28eZPsaD #RiseUp pic.twitter.com/IGy3nZU9vV — Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) March 5, 2015 Jay Adams has the details on Atlanta’s website: “The...
Via cover32 - Falcons
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Sign S Charles Godfrey To An Extension

The Falcons announced Thursday that they’ve signed veteran S Charles Godfrey to a contract extension. Atlanta signed Godfrey to a contract back in October of last year after he was cut loose by the Carolina Panthers. Godfrey, 29, was set to be an unrestricted free agent in the coming days. Last year, he appeared in 11 games ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan should be the next big name QB to take a pay cut

After leading his team to a third-consecutive AFC West title, a 12-4 record and the No. 2 seed in the conference, Peyton Manning was asked to take a pay cut; that’s a huge piece of humble pie for a quarterback who is 38-10 since taking over in Denver. But the Broncos needed salary cap help, so their highest-paid player was the leading candidate to provide them some much-needed...
Via cover32 - Falcons
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Could the Atlanta Falcons be Big Spenders This Spring?

With the franchise tags all handed out, the Atlanta Falcons now set their sights on the next stage of the offseason process – free agency. This year, much like many others, has a wide variety of names that will likely draw a ton of attention from teams. Names like Julius Thomas, Randall Cobb, DeMarco Murray and Ndamukong Suh are among the highlights of the 2015 class. But none...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Falcons, Redskins, Saints, & Steelers

Top 100 Free Agents We updated our Top 100 Free Agents list following franchise/transition tags and a number of roster cuts on Monday. Falcons According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN, there have been ongoing discussions between free agent DT Corey Peters and the Falcons. Though, McClure adds that it’s unclear exactly where the two parties stand at this point. Redskins ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Potential Landing Spots for Running Back Steven Jackson

When he signed a three-year, $12 million contract with the Atlanta Falcons before the 2013 season, running back Steven Jackson had racked up a franchise-record 10,138 yards rushing over nine seasons with the St. Louis Rams. His eight, 1,000-yard seasons with the Rams is twice that of anyone else in team history—Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson totaled four from 1983 to 1986. But at...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Big name free agents the Atlanta Falcons should target

The Atlanta Falcons have a lot of holes on their roster, but they have the chance to make a quick turnaround under head coach Dan Quinn. They already have their franchise quarterback, Matt Ryan, in place and if they reel in a strong free agent class they should be able to make some noise in for the 2015 season. Atlanta has roughly $35 million in cap space which means they’ll be...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons mock draft: 7-round predictions

Last week, we got a first-hand glimpse of the physical ability of the players in this year’s draft at the 2015 combine. With very few exceptions, all of the top talent at each position was on display in Indianapolis. The Atlanta Falcons were able scout players at each of the team’s needs in-depth. We can’t actually know for sure who is going to go where in this draft, given...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Team Purges Roster Before Free Agency

The Atlanta Falcons are trimming their roster, trying to create cap space for free agency. The team has released starting running back Steven Jackson as well as wide receiver Harry Douglas and guard Justin Blalock.Jackson, 6-2, 240 pounds, was originally selected by the St. Louis Rams in the first round (24th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft out of Oregon State. He was signed by the...
Via Football Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: 17 unrestricted free agents

NFL unrestricted free agents - league year and free agency begins March 10 (4 PM ET) An unrestricted free agent (a player who has completed four or more accrued seasons) may sign with any team without any compensation owed to his old team through the first scheduled day of training camp in late July.  At that point, if his old team makes a tender offer by June 1st ...
Via 60 Max Power O
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Release Wide Receiver Harry Douglas

Harry Douglas is a good wide receiver. He has done well over the course of his career with the Falcons. He has not always been a statistical giant and is the No. 3 wide receiver in Atlanta, but he's been a reliable one that has been able to step in and perform when Roddy White or Julio Jones have been out with injuries. Going forward though it appears that the Falcons are going to...
Via FatManWriting
7 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Jacquizz Rodgers Be the Next to Go in Atlanta?

The Atlanta Falcons made the move Thursday that many expected they would make when they let running back Steven Jackson go. The former Oregon State product was not the yardage machine that he was in St. Louis and cutting him freed up $3.75 million in cap space, but he may not be the only back that the Falcons say goodbye to.Don't be surprised if Jacquizz Rodgers ends up playing...
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons release Steven Jackson

The hits keep coming for NFL running backs. A day after the Detroit Lions sent Reggie Bush packing, veteran running back Steven Jackson was released by the Atlanta Falcons. On the surface, this move is not surprising. Jackson, 31, put up 1,250 yards and 12 touchdowns in two seasons with the Falcons. The former Pro Bowler was set to count $4.92 million against the cap in 2015. By...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons sign FB Patrick DiMarco, DE Cliff Matthews to extensions

  The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed fullback Patrick DiMarco and defensive end Cliff Matthews to contract extensions. Matthews could have signed with another team as an unrestricted free agent. DiMarco has played in 30 games with 14 starts with Atlanta. He has 17 catches for 111 yards and one touchdown and has no career carries. Matthews, a sixth-round pick in 2011, had six tackles...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons news: NFL Combine edition

The Atlanta Falcons brass has been very busy at the 2015 NFL combine. First off, the chemistry between newly hired head coach Dan Quinn and GM Thomas Dimitroff has appeared to strengthen significantly. The two are beginning to get on the same page in terms of the type of players and athletes that Atlanta pursues. The Falcons have been paying extra attention to the defensive talent...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

New Falcons coach Dan Quinn answered fan questions on Twitter

New Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn is a busy man. He just recently finished up his duties as defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks in one of the great Super Bowls of all-time and immediately started his new job with the Falcons. After five successful years under Mike Smith, the Falcons fell on hard times in 2013 and 2014 finishing 4-12 and 6-10. Quinn takes over for...
Via This Given Sunday
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Worst Draft Round for Thomas Dimitroff as Falcons GM

General Manager Thomas Dimitroff has drafted “wishy washy” over the past seven seasons. Currently, he’s preparing for his eighth draft with the Atlanta Falcons. In honor of that, I want to give my take on which rounds have served the Falcons the best and the worst over the past seven seasons.However, I am going to exclude the first round draft choices. This is because Matt...
Via Pro Football Spot
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons look to shake up backfield

When Steven Jackson signed with the Atlanta Falcons two seasons ago, he spoke about the team being “one good running back away from the Super Bowl,” as the Falcons were coming off a 13-3 campaign. Needless to say, Jackson wasn’t the answer. After rushing for over 100 yards just once in his 27 starts while averaging a quiet 3.6 yards per carry with the Falcons, Jackson appears...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons owner embarrassed by artificial crowd noise

The NFL is currently investigating whether the Atlanta Falcons piped artificial crowd noise into their stadium during home games. Apparently owner Arthur Blank has seen enough to know his team broke the rules. After introducing new head coach Dan Quinn on Tuesday, Blank said he believes what his team did this past season and in...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons being investigated for fake crowd noise

The Atlanta Falcons are being investigated for potentially piping artificial crowd noise into their stadium over the past two seasons, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Schefter reports that the offense would likely result in a fine and the loss of a draft pick. A Falcons spokesperson acknowledged that the team was aware of the investigation...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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