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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
8 hours 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
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Falcons' promising season in freefall after 3rd loss in row

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Five weeks into the season, the Atlanta Falcons looked like a lock for the playoffs. Now, their postseason hopes are in real peril. After losing three straight and four of their past five, the Falcons returned to their training complex Monday for a critical set of meetings, trying to figure out what went wrong. Much of the blame falls on the offense...
Via AP on Fox
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...
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1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Falcons lose pathetic game, collapse is underway

The Atlanta Falcons blew a 21-7 lead and fell to the Indianapolis Colts (with their backup quarterback,) 24-21. Yeah, it was pure ugly. MVP- Matt Hasselbeck 23 completions for 213 yards and two touchdowns. Hasselbeck staged an epic comeback, including a game-winning field goal setup for Adam Vinatieri. LVP- Matt Ryan Yes, he put up 280 yards and three touchdowns. He also threw three...
Via cover32
1 day 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
2 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
2 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
4 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...

Matt Ryan says having Leonard Hankerson 'makes us a better offense'

The Falcons are hoping to get Leonard Hankerson back in Week 11, but no one is more than Matt Ryan it seems. Ed Mulholland USA TODAY SportsWhile Leonard Hankerson has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury, it's been obvious that his presence has been missed as well.It's unknown if he'll be able to return in Week 11 against the Indianapolis Colts, but as Vaughn McClure...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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
6 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...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Ryan says Falcons have added no-huddle to the offense

We may see a new-look Atlanta Falcons offense coming out of their bye week in Week 11. Matthew Emmons USA TODAY SportsOne thing that the Atlanta Falcons had been rumored to be interested in rolling out after their bye week was the no-huddle offense.Well, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Matt Ryan said that the team is ready to put it in motion...
Via Fox Sports
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
8 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Devonta Freeman set for a huge day?

Devonta Freeman has struggled pretty badly his last two games. Well, when Freeman struggles, that means he put up less than 20 points. And that’s how it has gone the last two weeks for him. Freeman has put up a respectful 12 points in standard scoring weeks his previous two games. That’s nothing compared to his 37, 32, 27 and 25 points outbursts he has had this season. This...
Via EndZoneScore
17 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...
21 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

Is Atlanta RB Devonta Freeman an NFL MVP candidate?

Five weeks into the 2015 season and there’s perhaps no bigger surprise than the Atlanta Falcons. Atlanta is off to a 5-0 start after winning just six games a season ago. One of the biggest reasons for the Falcons’ surprising start is second-year running back Devonta Freeman. The Falcons finished just 24th in the NFL in rushing last season and had big concerns at the running...
Via This Given Sunday
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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