Chicago Bears Keep Adding To Deep Linebacker Group

Ryan Pace is developing quite the reputation for finding quality young talent in low places and at cheap prices too.  Mason Foster, Jacquizz Rodgers, Jarvis Jenkins and Pernell McPhee are just some of the examples. It seems the young gun GM is at it again. #Bears sign OLB Sam Acho to a one-year deal. Has 13 sacks in four seasons, but only two in the last two years. — Matt Eurich...
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Chicago Bears Add Depth at Running Back

The Chicago Bears decided to add some backfield depth after signing Jacquizz Rodgers on Tuesday afternoon. The one year deal was first reported by Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.com. This signing means a few different things. First, that the Bears offense will be more of a running team under new head coach John Fox than previously with Marc Trestman. And second, the team does not...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chicago Bears sign former Atlanta Falcons running back

Earlier today we reported that the Chicago Bears were hosting both wide receiver prospect Amari Cooper and free agent running back Jacquizz Rodgers for visits. While there’s no word yet on how it went with Cooper, the meeting with Rodgers must have gone well… AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: The most-annoying member of revery franchise rated from 1-32 NFL Draft: The top 10 middle...
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Bears Sign RB Jacquizz Rodgers To A One-Year Deal

The Chicago Bears announced the signing of former Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers to a one-year contract on Tuesday. #Bears have signed RB Jacquizz Rodgers to a one-year contract. https://t.co/GGmBBclJGk — Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) March 31, 2015 Rodgers, 25, is a former fifth-round pick of the Falcons back in 2011. He payed out his four-year, $2,231,000 rookie contract ... The...
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Fast Pace: Free agent running back, top receiver prospect visit the Chicago Bears

New general manager Ryan Pace has been actively working to upgrade the Chicago Bears’ roster since taking over. In free agency he has added Alan Ball, Mason Roster, Antrel Rolle, Jarvis Jenkins and Pernell McPhee to the defense. On offense he has traded wide receiver Brandon Marshall and his sizable contract to the Jets for a draft pick as well as added Eddie Royal. Today Pace...
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Chicago Bears Eyeing Jacquizz Rodgers For New RB Committee

Head coach John Fox has changes in mind for the Chicago Bears offense and big part of it is getting back to classic ground-and-pound football.  That means heavy doses of the running game and less Jay Cutler throwing interceptions. Well, that’s the hope anyway. In order to pull this transformation off though Fox knows he will need a full stocked cupboard of running backs who can...
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Bears Hosting RB Jacquizz Rodgers For A Visit

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Bears will host former Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers for a visit in the coming days. Rodgers, 25, is a former fifth-round pick of the Falcons back in 2011. He payed out his four-year, $2,231,000 rookie contract with Atlanta that included $191,000 guaranteed and is now among the best running ... The post Bears Hosting RB Jacquizz Rodgers...
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Falcons Add Four to Open Free Agency

After a weekend filled with rumors and speculation, the Atlanta Falcons opened up free agency relatively quietly compared to some other teams. But that doesn’t mean the team didn’t make steps to attempt at improving on a 6-10 2014 campaign.In total, as of this writing, the Falcons signed four players. Over the weekend, they also inked backup quarterback TJ Yates, safety Charles...
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22 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...
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February 27, 2015  |  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...
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February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the Atlanta Falcons consider a RB during free agency?

Heading into last season, the general consensus in the NFL was that running the football isn’t as important as it used to be. More and more teams were employing a running-back-by-committee approach than ever before. The day and age of the dominant, every-down back seemed to be a thing of the past. But that may be about to change, as everything in the NFL is cyclical. The production...
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February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Players the New Falcons Staff Will Help Most

With a (mostly) brand new coaching staff recently being hired in Atlanta, there are question marks surrounding many players on the roster.There will undoubtedly be some turnover. But as it currently sits, there are some interesting players for both head coach Dan Quinn, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and defensive coordinator Richard Smith to play with.But more than any other...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Free Agent Running Back Targets for the Atlanta Falcons

To say that the Atlanta Falcons struggled to run the ball in 2014 may be an understatement. No running back on the roster averaged more than 3.8 yards per carry and with an aging Steven Jackson leading a platoon backfield, it is now time to look at finding an upgrade--and a significant one at that. Jackson is still under contract through the 2015 season. But there is a more than...
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February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Positions the Falcons Need to Address This Offseason

Coming off an embarrassing season-ending loss to the Carolina Panthers, the Atlanta Falcons are going into this offseason with more questions than answers. This team could use an upgrade at just about every position but starting quarterback and cornerback (and kicker assuming that Matt “I laugh at your freezing the kicker tactic” Bryant gets resigned). But these five positions...
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

This Week In Hurt: Steven Jackson is still creaky

Any bruises and breaks suffered in Week 16 come with some added pain for teams still clawing toward the playoffs or jostling for position. So that’s where we turn our attention this week during the hurt rundown. Teams that have either clinched or are looking to with key games during season finales mostly survived Sunday without any serious injuries. But there are still two causing...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

This Week In Hurt: Steven Jackson is still creaky

Any bruises and breaks suffered in Week 16 come with some added pain for teams still clawing toward the playoffs or jostling for position. So that’s where we turn our attention this week during the hurt rundown. Teams that have either clinched or are looking to with key games during season finales mostly survived Sunday without any serious injuries. But there are still two causing...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers report card: Offense bails out passing defense

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Handing out grades following the Green Bay Packers' 43-37 win over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 14 of the 2014 season: Passing Offense: A Aaron Rodgers' 100th career regular-season start was a lot like many of his first 99 starts. Given Atlanta's passing defense is one of the worst in the NFL, Rodgers took the Falcons apart in the first half and got the Packers...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons vs. Packers: Saturday (Sunday) Scoop

The Green Bay Packers finally get an appearance on Monday Night Football this season as they host the Atlanta Falcons to kick off the December portion of their schedule.  The Packers are 6-0 at home and are playing some inspiring football over the past month.  With big wins over the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots, the Packers must be taken seriously and especially...
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December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons need big offensive showing against Packers

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) An impressive win over Arizona's strong defense was a confidence-booster for running back Steven Jackson and the Falcons' offense. Atlanta will need to build on that win to help give the Falcons' defense a chance in Monday night's game at Green Bay. Led by quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the Packers rank second in the NFL in scoring. The Packers (9-3) have scored...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Behind Enemy Lines: Browns-Falcons Preview

There have been several surprises and disappointments throughout this wild NFL season. We’ve witnessed bizarre moments and matchups as well. I’m not sure that a 6-4 team currently in last place has ever played a 4-6 team that is currently in first place in their respective division. Somehow the Browns have been one of the feel-good stories this year, yet are in last place in...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Struggling Falcons back at practice after week off

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons returned to work on Monday, a bit more upbeat after a week off. A look at the standings also gives them a reason to be hopeful. Amazingly, the Falcons are still in the mix despite a five-game losing streak. No one in the NFC South has a winning record midway through the season. The New Orleans Saints (4-4) lead pro football's weakest...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta's running game shows definite improvement

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Matt Ryan has received plenty of accolades for his mammoth passing numbers in the opening month of the season. Another came Wednesday, when the Atlanta Falcons quarterback was named NFC offensive player of the week. Ryan prefers to recognize another group that isn't getting quite so much attention. The running game. A point of emphasis throughout the offseason...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Thursday Night Football Breakdown

Tonight we have a battle of two NFC South teams, one of which can't put points on the board and the other has played some really bad defense. The Bucs are 0-2 after a 20-14 loss to the Panthers and a 19-17 loss to the Rams. The Falcons are 1-1 with a 37-34 OT win against the Saints and a 24-10 loss to the Bengals.#453965631 / gettyimages.comAfter a great comeback win against the...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Time for the Atlanta Falcons to Start Leaning on Jacquizz Rodgers a Little More

When fans of the Atlanta Falcons watched running back Jacquizz Rodgers put the spin move on the Saints Sunday and dash in to the end zone from 17 yards out to give their team a 31-27 lead over rhe New Orleans Saints they went a little crazy. They had every right to go crazy too.Not only were they ahead, but they were getting a glimpse of the future of the Atlanta running game.via...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Jacquizz Rodgers Breaks Multiple Tackles for a 17-Yard Madden-esque TD Run

The New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons have put on a show in their Week 1 matchup, but the highlight of the game came from Falcons’ running back Jacquizz Rodgers. Trailing by three points in the fourth quarter, Matt Ryan handed the ball of Rodgers who weaved his way through the Saints defense en route to a 17-yard touchdown. That looked more like a Madden run than a NFL play...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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