The Atlanta Falcons have quite the intriguing NFL Draft status

There is little doubt that Atlanta has improved in all three phases of the game this offseason.  On offense, Atlanta improved an already explosive (when healthy) attack by shoring up the offense line with the signings of projected backup Gabe Carimi and Right Guard Jon Asamoah. In defense, easily the Falcons’ weakness, an entirely revamped defensive line which now features former...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

With the Sixth Pick in the NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons Select...

After coming off a 13-3 season in 2012, many had high expectations for the Atlanta Falcons heading into 2013.  However, Atlanta greatly failed those expectations by playing poor in all areas due to injuries and a poor offensive line and a below average defense.However, while Tony Gonzalez retirement hurts, the Falcons will be getting back a healthy Steven Jackson, Julio Jones, and...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Have the Falcons done enough?

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports After a terrible four win season last year, the Atlanta Falcons look to rebound and solve most if not all of their problems this offseason, but have they done enough? Last year, the offensive line for Atlanta left franchise Quarterback Matt Ryan running for his life, so the first day of free agency, offensive guard Jon Asamoah was signed to the roster...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

An offseason guide on how to reconstruct the offensive line

A lot went wrong for the Falcons last season. More than anything, the biggest weakness was the offensive line. The Falcons allowed 44 sacks last year. That number doesn’t even count the abundant pressures or hurries on the quarterback. Because of the poor pass protection, Matt Ryan was hit more times in 2013 than in any other season. Additionally the running attack suffered from...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Atlanta Falcons are still not done in Free Agency

Atlanta started off the free agent period strongly by shoring up both the offensive and defensive lines. The addition of Tyson Jackson almost certainly signals the move to a hybrid 3-4/4-3 defense, and Jon Asamoah adds toughness to what was last years 2nd worst offensive line. Despite these  steps in the right direction, it’s hard to call our overall free-agent pick-ups a success...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons are about $9.6 million under the salary cap

The Falcons now have 57 players under contract, but counting the top 51, per league rules, they have used up $123.9 million of their adjustment cap of $135.7 million. The only contract not in the NFLPA documents is Joe Hawley’s two-year, $6.5 million contract. His cap number is $2 million for 2014. So the cap space will be reduced by his number subtracted from the 51st lowest...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Falcons Free Agency recap: Where do they turn now?

The free agency period has told us a lot about the Falcons. The team is dealing with many problem areas. But the offseason has been centered around improving the offensive and defensive lines. The actions in free agency are now helping to solve them. They are also providing a picture of what to expect in the April draft. Atlanta has bolstered the offensive line and committed to a...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Should Kansas City Chiefs fans be concerned with lack of free agency moves?

The third full day of the NFL’s free agency period hasn’t even come to a close yet, and already Kansas City Chiefs fans are ready to throw in the towel on the 2014 season. After the spending spree Chiefs general manager John Dorsey engaged in last year, it’s easy to understand the frustration of the Chiefs faithful, but there is some serious overreacting going on. The “Debbie...
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March 13, 2014  |  1 Comment

The what if game; The Atlanta Falcons worst nightmare

When the final draft order was solidified and the Falcons were slotted at number six several things were apparent. The first thing that came to my mind was how close this team could be to the second overall pick. The tipped pass in the final seconds of the win against the Redskins is the difference between picking where we are now and picking four spots sooner. I don’t begrudge...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons' signings signal return to basics

Mike Smith came to the Falcons as a coach who wanted to run the football and defend the run. Coming off a 4-12 season and with the moves the Falcons have made, particularly on the first day of free agency on Tuesday, that again has taken on primacy. Consider that three of the Falcons' signings on Tuesday (one of their own players and two unrestricted free agents) will likely...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL free agency day one Winners and Losers

Day one of NFL Free Agency in 2014 was crazy. There was a lot of money being thrown around, some good, and some bad. Let’s see who the winners and losers were. Winners Darrelle Revis, Cornerback, Tampa Bay Buccaneers- It would be hard to argue that there was any single player that benefited from all of the huge contract being dished out to cornerbacks. With his release from Tampa...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons news: Falcons sign Asamoah, Jackson and Soliai on opening day of free agency.

The Atlanta Falcons drastically needed to improve both their offensive and defensive lines this off season, they made significant strides to achieving that goal within hours of the free agent market officially opening on Tuesday. Two of three players signed were drafted by Scott Pioli while he was general manager in Kansas City, Pioli is now the Falcons assistant GM in Atlanta...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons make major moves to start free agency

Atlanta Falcons make major moves to start free agencyThe Atlanta Falcons wasted no time in upgrading their roster from last season, using the first day of free agency to add defensive tackle Paul Soliai, guard Jon Asamoah, and defensive end Tyson Jackson, re-up defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux in a three-year deal, and part ways with free safety Thomas DeCoud. Soliai, who just...
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Free Agency signings

NFL Free agency officially began at 4:00 PM EST on Tuesday, March 11th. Let’s take a look at some of the signings that have gone down:   49ers Sign Safety Antoine Bethea 4 Years $28 Million. He’ll serve as a replacement for Donte Whitner. What happened to him? Whitner signed a four-year, $28 million deal with the Cleveland Browns. Former Miami Dolphin Paul Soliai has agreed...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Asamoah: New Atlanta Falcon

It’s evident the Falcons’ offensive line had more holes than Swiss cheese last season, and they need to make massive amounts of improvement.  Filling in one crucial concern at right guard, they’ve reportedly signed a player who in hopes will provide them with better blocking at the position than last year. The Falcons signed Jon Asamoah, the right guard out of Kansas City...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

What’s next for the Kansas City Chiefs?

You made it through day one of NFL Free Agency! Now what? First, a quick update on the Chiefs free agents: OFFENSE: WR Dexter McCluster – Agreed to 3-year, $12 million deal with the Tennessee Titans. WR Kyle Williams – Drawing interest from (at least) five teams. OT Branden Albert – Agreed to 5-year, $46 million deal with the Miami Dolphins. OG Geoff Schwartz – Agreed to...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs: Hits, Misses and Rumors from Day 1 of Free Agency

Hits: The Chiefs re-signed veteran safety Husain Abdullah to a two-year contract on Tuesday, according to Rand Getlin of Yahoo! Sports. The Chiefs made the right decision (also, the easy decision) to allow former offensive tackle Branden Albert to walk in free agency. He signed a 5-year, $46 million deal with the Miami Dolphins, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. The deal includes...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs' free agents find big deals elsewhere

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As the first hour of free agency came to a close Tuesday, the flood of players headed out of Arrowhead Stadium for big-money deals had finally slowed to a stop. Pro Bowl left tackle Branden Albert was a Dolphin. Pro Bowl punt returner Dexter McCluster was a Titan. Defensive tackle Tyson Jackson and guard Jon Asamoah were headed for the Falcons, while fellow guard...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Get Tougher; Sign RG Asamoah, DE Jackson, NT Soliai

Beefing up the lines is exactly what the Falcons needed to do. (Kevin Liles) The Atlanta Falcons knew they had to get tougher, beginning with both the offensive and defensive lines. And with free agency officially underway, getting tougher is exactly what the Falcons did. They agreed to terms with right guard Jon Asamoah and defensive end Tyson Jackson, both former members of the...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs Lose Four Free Agents

In the first 45 minutes of free agency the Kansas City Chiefs have lost four players to free agency. Teams are allowed to officially announce their free agent signings as of 4pm ET Tuesday the start of the NFL’s fiscal year. Teams had a three-day window that allowed them to negotiate with free agents that began on Saturday afternoon. Brendan Albert, a former first round pick of...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Agree To Terms With DT Paul Soliai, G Jon Asamoah & DE Tyson Jackson

  The Atlanta Falcons have arguably been the most active team in the first hour of free agency. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Falcons have agreed to terms with former Dolphins NT Paul Soliai and former Chiefs G Jon Asamoah. Ian Rapoport reports that DE Tyson Jackson has also agreed to a deal with the Falcons. Soliai, 30, was widely considered to be the best available...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Free Agent Targets: Offensive Guard

We examine 3 of the top possible Cleveland Browns free agent targets on the offensive line.  _________________________________ Geoff Schwartz Schwartz is the older brother of Browns tackle Mitchell Schwartz, so the Browns could have some recruiting power. Schwartz stepped in for the Chiefs in 2013 and really took off. He now comes into free-agency as one of the top three available...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Asamoah will land with Falcons

Offensive line is a major need for the Falcons this offseason and they’ve reportedly landed a player that they hope can provide better blocking at guard than they got last season. Former NFL scout and current 95.7 The Game in San Francisco radio host John Middlekauff reports that the Falcons signing guard Jon Asamoah for $4.5 million a year is a “done deal.” There’s no word...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons rumors: Falcons to target Chiefs guard Asamoah in free agency.

NFL teams were able to to open talks with potential free agents on Saturday ahead of free agency which begins Tuesday at 4pm E.T and it would appear that the Atlanta Falcons have earmarked Kansas City Guard Jon Asamoah to help upgrade a terrible offensive line.Asamoah was drafted for the Chiefs in 2010 by Scott Pioli who is now the assistant general manager for the Falcons and would...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs: the weekend roundup

Miss any of the headlines from the weekend? Don’t worry, cover32 has  you covered. Todd McShay’s most recent mock draft has the Kansas City Chiefs selecting LSU WR Odell Beckham Jr. at number 23 overall. Analysis: The Chiefs need to upgrade at cornerback and safety and would also like to add some D-line help, but they could also use some new weapons on offense and Beckham is...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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