Falcons Hosting Veteran DE Adam Carriker For A Tryout

Jay Adams of AtlantaFalcons.com reports that the Falcons are hosting free agent DE Adam Carriker for a tryout during the team’s minicamp this week. Carriker, 30, is a former first-round pick of the Rams back in 2007. However, he lasted three years in St. Louis before he was later traded to the Redskins. Washington cut him loose in March of ...
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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...
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March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons Sign LB Nate Stupar To An Extension

The Atlanta Falcons announced Tuesday that they’ve signed exclusive rights free agent LB Nate Stupar to a contract extension, per Jay Adams. Stupar, 26, is a former seventh-round pick (230th overall) of the Oakland Raiders back in 2012. He’s also played for the Raiders, Eagles, 49ers, and Jaguars since entering the league. The Falcons claimed him off of ...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Cuts galore: The Atlanta Falcons have released three offensive players in 24 hours

The new powers that be for the Atlanta Falcons are re-shaping the team in a new image. Over the last 24 hours the team has released three players on offense. First, as expected they cut veteran running back Steven Jackson: The Falcons have released RB Steven Jackson. The 31 y/o led Atlanta in rushing with 707 yards/6 TD in 2014. pic.twitter.com/zlnLZhQb4D — NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Adding Players, Preparing For Fre Agency

The Atlanta Falcons are already making moves to improve their roster, given the fact that the Scouting Combine is in the rear view mirror and free agency is less than a month away.March 10th to be exact.According to Jay Adams and the team website, the Falcons today announced that they have signed fullback Patrick DiMarco and defensive end Cliff Matthews to contract extensions. The...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Notes From the NFL Combine

The Atlanta Falcons are busy with everything having to do with the NFL Combine. The organization is also working on the current roster, evaluating talent, determining who will be back in 2015 and which positions are most pressing to improve through free agency and the NFL Draft in April.Team general manager Thomas Dimitroff had a chance to speak with the media on Thursday to discuss...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons GM says the team wants wideout Julio Jones to stay forever

Whenever there’s a lot of turnover in an NFL front office, it’s natural for the players with the biggest contracts to get a little nervous. If Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones was feeling any heat he can relax now. AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Top 10 moments in Scouting Combine history Free Agency Preview: The top 10 tight ends on the 2015 market According to the Falcons’...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan will take Tom Brady’s place at the Pro Bowl

Tom Brady was scheduled to play in the Pro Bowl this weekend, but as it turns out he has bigger birds to fry. That’s good news for the Atlanta Falcons, because it means that Matt Ryan will take his place, according to Jay Adams: Falcons QB Matt Ryan will replace Tom Brady at the 2015 Pro Bowl. #RiseUp — Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) January 20, 2015 This will be Ryan’s third...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Open Thread: Bonnies-Pitt

2 pm ESPNU St. Bonaventure is off to a strong start. Coming off a NCAA Tournament appearance last year, they are 6-1 with a nice road win over Ohio U. It’s a team with a good deal of confidence. They are run by former Robert Morris head coach Mark Schmidt. Pitt, meanwhile, gets their first game back at the Pete in a month. Not to mention a healthy Cameron Wright. Coach Jamie Dixon...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Meets New Orleans for the 90th Time on Sunday

And so the 2014 season begins for the Atlanta Falcons.This is the 90th meeting between the NFC rivals, two teams that figure to be competing for the NFC South divisional title. If the Falcons are going to win at home in the season opener, here are a few things to watch for, according to Jay Adams and the Atlanta Falcons website.Top Matchup: Falcons QB Matt Ryan vs Saints QB Drew...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Cut 12, Must Trim 10 More To Get To 53-Man Roster

Twelve down, only 10 to go. If the first 12 final cuts the Atlanta Falcons made were in any way difficult, think of how the final cuts will be to get down to a 53-man roster.According to Jay Adams and the Falcons website, the moves were made in preparation of Saturday at 4 p.m. The organization will be back at it Saturday to get compliant with the NFL’s rule. Now comes the hard...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Sign Veteran OT Pat McQuistan

  The Atlanta Falcons announced that they have signed veteran OT Pat McQuistan to a contract on Monday, per Jay Adams. Atlanta also placed LT Sam Baker on season-ending injured reserve. The Falcons have already announced that they will move first-round pick Jake Matthews to left tackle with Lamar Holmes taking over at right tackle. Atlanta also has Gabe Carimi returning...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Legendary Skateboarder Jay Adams Dies, Tony Hawk Pays Tribute (Photo)

Legendary skateboarder Jay Adams passed away of a heart attack on Friday morning in Mexico at 53 years old, per ESPN. Adams had been on a surfing vacation with his wife and friends, including USA surfing champion Solo Scott. Scott says Adams had been surfing early Thursday, then came in feeling sick and began having chest pains around midnight. “His wife called us over in the middle...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

'Dogtown' skateboarding rebel Jay Adams dies at 53

LOS ANGELES (AP) Jay Adams, who helped transform skateboarding from a simple street pastime into one of the world's most spectacular sports, has died at age 53. Adams' manager, Susan Ferris, says the Skateboarding Hall of Famer died of a heart attack Thursday on a surf vacation in Mexico. Adams rocketed to fame in the 1970s as a member of Z-Boys, the legendary group of surfers...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Stacy Peralta breaks sad news Jay Adams died of heart attack

Jay Adams, a legendary skateboarder who was one of the three main characters portrayed in the skateboarding movie “Lords of Dogtown,” died late Thursday in Mexico from a heart attack. Stacy Peralta and Tony Alva were the two other main skateboarders portrayed in the movie. Peralta went on to become a filmmaker and wrote “Lords […]
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Skateboard legend Jay Adams succumbs to heart attack

Renowned skateboarder Jay Adams has died of a heart attack. The legendary skater reportedly died Thursday at age 53 in Mexico. His legend was documented in "Lords of Dogtown," in which he was played by Emile Hirsch. Adams was out of the country for the first time in 20 years, according to TMZ. He had been in and out of jail since the 1980s on various charges. Twitter reacted:
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons lose rookie linebacker for entire 2014 season

Another hard knock came for the Atlanta Falcons at training camp yesterday, as rookie linebacker Marquis Spruill suffered a torn ACL that will force him to miss the entire 2014 NFL season: Marquis Spruill tore his ACL and will be out for the season — Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) August 7, 2014 The news is particularly tough given Spruill’s background. In four seasons with Syracuse...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons’ LB Sean Weatherspoon to Miss Entire 2014 Season

The Atlanta Falcons were absolutely ravaged by injury last season. Once the disastrous campaign came to an end, those within the organization were looking forward to a clean slate heading into the 2014 offseason.  Unfortunately, the Falcons have been hit by the injury bug once again. Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon ruptured his Achilles today and will miss the 2014 season....
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Devin Hester Agrees to Three-Year Deal with Falcons

Devin Hester vastly upgrades the Falcons’ return game. (Matthew Stockman) The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with return specialist Devin Hester on a three-year deal. The Falcons have agreed to terms with WR and returner Devin Hester. Welcome to Atlanta, @D_Hest23! #RiseUp— Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) March 20, 2014 Hester was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the second...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

RB Jason Snelling to Retire

The Falcons will miss Jason Snelling’s versatility. (John David Mercer) The Atlanta Falcons have announced running back Jason Snelling will retire. Falcons RB Jason Snelling has decided to retire after seven seasons, the team announces today.— Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) March 04, 2014 Snelling was selected by the Falcons in the seventh round (244th overall) of the 2007 NFL...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons RB Jason Snelling Retiring From The NFL

The Atlanta Falcons have announced that RB Jason Snelling is retiring, per Adam Caplan of the NFL Network. According to Jay Adams, Snelling mentioned that spending more time with his family was the primary reason for his decision to retire. The Virginia product played all seven NFL seasons with Atlanta.  He had one year remaining on the three-year, $4 million contract that he signed...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Extend Smith, Dimitroff, McKay

The extensions reiterate Arthur Blank’s support in Mike Smith and Thomas Dimitroff. (Paul Abell) The Atlanta Falcons have extended the contracts of head coach Mike Smith, general manager Thomas Dimitroff, and CEO Rich McKay. Rich McKay signed a four-year extension and Dimitroff and Smith each signed one-year extensions. #RiseUp— Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) January 27, 2014 Smith...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Hire Scott Pioli as Assistant GM

(Joe Mahoney) The Atlanta Falcons have hired Scott Pioli, formerly the general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs, as their assistant manager. Big news this morning. The Falcons have hired former Chiefs GM Scott Pioli as the new assistant general manager. #RiseUp— Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) January 22, 2014 Pioli is close friends with general manager Thomas Dimitroff; the two...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Hire Scott Pioli As Assistant GM

Jay Adams first reported that the Falcons have hired former Chiefs GM Scott Pioli as their assistant GM under Thomas Dimitroff. The Chiefs replaced Pioli after a miserable 2-14 season in 2012. Pioli sat out the 2013 season and took a job working in the media. Pioli reunites with Dimitroff, as the two have spent time working together in New England and even date back to the Cleveland...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Bryan Cox Hired to Coach Defensive Line

Bryan Cox should be able to teach Atlanta’s defensive front how to get after the quarterback. (Chris O’Meara) The Atlanta Falcons have made their choice on who to hire as the defensive line coach, and it’s Bryan Cox. The Falcons have hired Bryan Cox to be their new defensive line coach. #RiseUp— Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) January 11, 2014 Cox is a former linebacker who...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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