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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...
Via Football Nation
16 days ago  |  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...
Via Football Nation
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Injury Update: Steven Jackson returns to practice

Atlanta Falcons starting running back Steven Jackson returned to practice this week after missing the majority of the pre-season due to a hamstring injury. The news was first reported on twitter via Jay Adams, digital content manager for the Falcons. RB Steven Jackson has returned to practice today. #ATLvsJAX— Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) August 25, 2014 ESPN.com writer Vaughn...
Via NFL Injury Report
25 days ago  |  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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via AP on Fox
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 […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
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:
Via Fox Sports
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...
Via cover32 - Falcons
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Steven Jackson hurt; could Atlanta pursue Brandon Bolden?

Photo from ESPNJay Adams of the Atlanta Falcons tweeted that running back Steven Jackson injured his hamstring in practice on Tuesday, but should be ready for the season opener.Steven Jackson injured his hamstring yesterday. Will be ready for Week 1. Was not the same hammy as last year. #aftc14— Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) July 29, 2014So, why is this relevant? The Falcons could...
Via Patriots Life
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Injury Update: Steven Jackson out till week one with hamstring injury

Atlanta Falcons’ starting RB Steven Jackson injured his hamstring during Tuesday’s practice, leaving him sidelined till week one of the 2014 NFL season.The news was first reported on twitter via Jay Adams, digital content manager for the Falcons.Steven Jackson injured his hamstring yesterday. Will be ready for Week 1. Was not the same hammy as last year. #aftc14— Jay Adams...
Via NFL Injury Report
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons have chosen to be on Hard Knocks

The Atlanta Falcons have decided that they want to be featured on HBO’s Hard Knocks this summer. The Falcons have been chosen to be the team featured on @HBO's Hard Knocks during camp this summer #RiseUp — Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) June 12, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading... ZergNet...
Via Pro Football Zone
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Sean Weatherspoon Will Miss Entire 2014 Season

Sean Weatherspoon will miss the entire 2014 season with a ruptured Achilles (AP Photo/Michael Perez) According to Jay Adams, from atlantafalcons.com, Sean Weatherspoon suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon during Tuesday’s OTA.  He will miss the entire 2014 season and this happened while running with the medical staff.  Weatherspoon racked up a total of 38 combined tackles while...
Via Down and Distance
June 11, 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....
Via Sportsnaut
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons lose Sean Weatherspoon to a ruptured Achilles

The Atlanta Falcons announced on Tuesday that linebacker Sean Weatherspoon suffered a ruptured Achilles and will miss the entire upcoming season. Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon ruptured his Achilles today and will miss the 2014 season. — Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) June 11, 2014 Weatherspoon will have a procedure done on his Achilles. He was working with the medical staff...
Via Pro Football Zone
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...
Via In The Neutral Zone
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons release Tony Gonzalez, save major cap space

In a headline you would never expect to read, the Falcons have officially parted ways with the NFL's greatest tight end. A future Hall of Fame member was cut from the ranks today. The Atlanta Falcons officially released tight end Tony Gonzalez Tuesday afternoon, according to Jay Adams. The move saves the Falcons $7 million in cap space. Gonzalez didn't file his retirement...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Snelling retires after seven seasons

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Falcons running back Jason Snelling announced his retirement on Tuesday after seven seasons in the NFL. Falcons RB Jason Snelling has decided to retire after seven seasons, the team announces today. — Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) March 4, 2014 Snelling is 30 years old, but doesn’t have...
Via Pro Football Zone
March 04, 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...
Via In The Neutral Zone
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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons re-sign Corey Peters

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; The Atlanta Falcons have announced that they’ve re-signed defensive tackle Corey Peters to a one-year deal. The Falcons have signed DT Corey Peters to a one-year deal today #RiseUp — Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) March 4, 2014 Peters will have a chance to prove he can bounce back after...
Via Pro Football Zone
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Fully Decked Out 49ers Fan Attends Seahawks Parade

Some fans just want to make a statement. As retweeted out by ESPN’s Darren Rovell from Jay Adams, this San Francisco 49ers fan showed either great dedication or guts by heading to Century Link Field for the Seattle Seahawks parade fully decked out in his team’s colors: Have to give the guy props for having the courage to show at a division rivals Super Bowl parade in his team’s...
Via Down and Distance
February 05, 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...
Via In The Neutral Zone
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...
Via In The Neutral Zone
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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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