Atlanta Falcons 2016 Draft Recap

The Atlanta Falcons went into the 2016 NFL Draft with a mindset that usually backfires, drafting for a need. Atlanta questionably passed up on some players in order to fill holes on their roster that could have been addressed later on in the draft. Round 1 (17 Overall) Keanu Neal was the first selection for Thomas Dimitroff in the 2016 draft. Neal is a physical safety that hits...
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Atlanta Falcons address team needs in 2016 NFL Draft

Before last Thursday, many were not too optimistic about the Atlanta Falcons being able to have a strong class in the 2016 NFL Draft. The team had too many needs, and only five picks over the three days. However, the Falcons were able to address many of their needs in the draft, as well as pick up an additional pick. Before assigning a grade to Atlanta’s 2016 class, let’s recap...
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Versatile Devin Fuller drafted by Atlanta Falcons in seventh round

Usually by the time we reach the seventh round of the NFL Draft, it is essentially cleanup duty for the teams with picks remaining. It is almost a matter of picking a name out of a hat and hoping that a player can develop into a starter after several seasons. However, the Atlanta Falcons ignored this trend by drafting Devin Fuller, wide receiver from UCLA, with pick No. 238 in the...
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5 players the Falcons must move on from in 2016

While there are always positions of need for every team heading towards the offseason, let's also not forget that there are going to be players who teams need to consider moving on from as well. Whether it be due to a decline in production or just a move that benefits the team's salary cap, the following players for the Falcons may not be back in Atlanta in 2016.1. Devin HesterWhile...
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January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Key Falcons player to miss most of offseason

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The Atlanta Falcons got a steal when they brought in all-time great special teams...
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January 19, 2016  |  Discuss

New York Jets disappointing loss highlights offseason needs

Interception. Interception. Interception. That is how the last three drives of the New York Jets season ended. It was a disappointing end to what was once a promising season. To be completely honest, this season was a roller coaster ride with ups and downs and twists and turns every where you look. The Jets started the season at 4-1 and looked like a team completely turned...
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Super Bowl moment No. 27: Devin Hester makes history in the rain

As we count down to Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, it's time to look back on the magical and memorable moments in the 49 previous Super Bowls. FOX Sports senior NFL writer Alex Marvez has ranked the 50 greatest moments in the big game's big history, and every weekday from now until Feb. 7 we'll unveil the latest addition to our countdown. Today, we look back at moment No. 27, when...
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December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons activate Hester, place Hankerson on injured reserve

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have placed wide receiver Leonard Hankerson on injured reserve and activated wide receiver and return specialist Devin Hester to the active roster. Hankerson has 26 catches for 327 yards and three touchdowns but has struggled with hamstring injuries. Hester was placed on the injured reserve-designated to return list on Oct. 6 with a turf toe injury...
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December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons Activate WR/KR Devin Hester, Place WR Leonard Hankerson On I.R.

The Atlanta Falcons announced that they’ve activated WR/KR Devin Hester from short-term injured reserve on Friday. The Falcons also placed WR Leonard Hankerson on season-ending injured reserve. Hester, 33, is in the second year of his three-year, $9 million contract that included $3.5 million guaranteed. He’ll make a base salary of $2.5 million this season and another ...
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December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith sends some praise in the direction of Devin Hester

When talking about one of his former players, Lovie Smith didn't shy away from showing the love. That player? Current Atlanta Falcon Devin Hester, who has been out for the year to this point.What makes things interesting here, is that Smith and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers may see Hester in his first game in Week 13.As for Smith's thoughts about Hester? Well, he wants people to know...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Devin Hester: Injury was 'a little more than just regular turf toe'

And now, the truth comes out.Fans of the Atlanta Falcons have anxiously awaited the return of Devin Hester, but turf toe had kept him sidelined. While turf toe can be a pretty rough injury it seems, he had been sidelined for longer than many expected.According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN, the reason for that is because Hester was actually dealing with more than just turf toe."It was...
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November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Devin Hester Jr. shows his moves on flag football touchdown

While we know Atlanta Falcons kick returner/wide receiver Devin Hester has some moves, apparently he's teaching his son some of those moves as well.As you can see in the video below from Hester's Instagram account, his son not only took a run 80 yards to the house, but included a pretty beautiful spin move as well.
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November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Devin Hester returns to practice on Monday

The Atlanta Falcons got some good news on Monday, but it isn't something that will immediately impact them.According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, wide receiver/return specialist Devin Hester was back at practice on Monday.Ledbetter does point out that Hester can't return from the short-term injured reserve list until Atlanta's game against the Tampa...
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November 16, 2015  |  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
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November 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Three classic returns by Devin Hester with the Bears

He might be wearing some hideous red and black getup right now, but Devin Hester will be remembered by history as a member of the Chicago Bears. For eight years Hester was the most remarkable special teams playmaker ever to play for the Bears, tallying over 3,300 punt return yards and another 5,500 on kick returns. Oh, and he also scored a few touchdowns along the way. We may never...
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October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

3 things you need to know about the Atlanta Falcons today

As the team continues to prepare for the Washington Redskins, here are a few thoughts about the Atlanta Falcons to get you through your Wednesday!   AROUND COVER32 QB RANKINGS: Who’s at the top after Week 4 of the NFL season? Games of the Week: Three can’t-miss games for Week 5 Power Rankings: How does the NFL stack up after Week 4 of the season? Heroes and Goats: Who stood...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons decide to place Devin Hester on short-term IR

The Atlanta Falcons are 4-0, but they're still making plenty of moves. The most recent move involves wide receiver/kick returner Devin Hester, who has yet to play a game during the 2015 regular season.According to, the team has decided to place Hester on the short-term IR, per head coach Dan Quinn.“We have decided to place Devin on short-term IR,” Quinn told...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons place Hester on short-term IR; out until Dec. 6

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have placed wide receiver and return specialist Devin Hester on injured reserve-designated to return with a turf toe injury. Hester will be able to return at Tampa Bay on Dec. 6. Hester, who earned his fourth Pro Bowl berth in 2014, has not played this season because of the injury. He set a NFL record with 20 returns for touchdowns with...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons Place WR/KR Devin Hester On Short-Term I.R.

The Atlanta Falcons announced Tuesday that they are placing WR/KR Devin Hester on injured reserve with the designation to return. The Falcons also signed S Charles Godfrey and TE Tony Moeaki to contracts, and released TE Mickey Shuler. “We have decided to place Devin on short-term IR,” said Head Coach Dan Quinn. “We have been trying to treat his toe injury the best we...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Flashback Friday: Dante Hall of the Kansas City Chiefs

Before Devin Hester, before Josh Cribbs there was one man who reigned supreme upon all other kickoff and punt returners.  That man was none other than the Kansas City Chiefs super utility star Dante Hall.  “The Human Joystick” as he was often referred to, Hall was a 5th rd. pick taken by the Chiefs in the 2000 NFL draft.  During his career with the Chiefs, Hall returned 6...
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October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Will opponents stop kicking the ball to Tyler Lockett?

Tyler Lockett's playmaking ability on special teams makes him about as dangerous a player there is in the league.Perhaps the comparison that comes to mind first when thinking about speedy return men in the NFL is Devin Hester, who holds the record for special teams touchdowns with 20."Pretty soon they are going to stop kicking to him," head coach Pete Carroll said, via, ...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons' Devin Hester kept out of practice

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester's toe injury kept him from practicing Wednesday and his availability for game time is up in the air until further notice. Leonard Hankerson has taken on the role of No. 3 receiver in meantime. "When he can feel that explosion that he has without the pain, then we'll know we're ready," head coach Dan Quinn said, via the team's official...
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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Devin Hester ruled out of Falcons' season opener

Return specialist Devin Hester has been ruled out of the Atlanta Falcons' season opener Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles. Hester had not practiced this week because of a toe injury. The team said Saturday he will not play. Linebacker Brooks Reed will also miss the game as he recovers from groin surgery.
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September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Hester, Reed ruled out of Falcons' season opener vs Eagles

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Return specialist Devin Hester has been ruled out of the Atlanta Falcons' season opener Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles. Hester had not practiced this week because of a toe injury. The team said Saturday he will not play. Linebacker Brooks Reed will also miss the game as he recovers from groin surgery.
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September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Terrelle Pryor, Falcons, Giants & Seahawks

Terrelle Pryor According to Pro Football Talk, free agent Terrelle Pryor has chosen to remain a wide receiver and is scheduled to have two tryouts this week. Falcons Falcons announce that LB Brooks Reed (groin) and WR Devin Hester (turf toe) will not play in Week 1. According to Vaugh McClure, Hester could miss a “couple” of games ... The post NFL Notes...
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September 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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