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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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Quinn gains confidence from inaugural season with Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Dan Quinn was tested in his first season as Falcons coach. He says he learned he could ''stay rock-solid'' through the grind, which included dramatic highs and lows. Atlanta finished 8-8 with Sunday's last-second 20-17 loss to New Orleans. It was an improvement from the 6-10 record in 2014, but still a disappointment following a 5-0 start that sent expectations...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Falcons keep whiffing on defense during 5-game skid

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons are missing tackles left and right, and it's no coincidence that they've dropped five straight games. Defensive coordinator Richard Smith knows the Falcons (6-6) stand little chance to win Sunday at Carolina (12-0) if they don't play proper technique. They whiffed on 15 tackles two weeks ago against Minnesota and had double-digit misses...
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December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Quinn getting message of starting fast through to Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Coach Dan Quinn has been trying to get the Atlanta Falcons to start games fast. His message seems to be taking effect. In Sunday's blowout win over Houston, the Falcons did as he instructed, avoiding a sluggish first half by taking care of the ball on offense and taking it away on defense. ''For us, it was going to be about the ball, so for us to be plus...
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October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Dan Quinn setting the tone for Falcons with his passion

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) While leading the Atlanta Falcons to a surprising 3-0 start, first-year coach Dan Quinn has shown he can get a little emotional on the sideline. Quinn wasn't happy that his defense gave up 28 first-half points at Dallas on Sunday. So, with Fox TV's cameras watching, Quinn lit into his defensive players on the sideline. It wasn't an unusual style of coaching...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Tuesday web roundup: Atlanta Falcons

Vic Beasley is a rising star in Atlanta Falcons defense It was third-and-3 in the fourth quarter, and the Atlanta Falcons had just pulled a magical comeback and taken the lead in game. The Cowboys had moved the ... Jonathan Babineaux knows Falcons haven't reached full potential yet The Atlanta Falcons are 3-0, impressing the NFL and are well on their way to an incredible turnaround...
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September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonathan Babineaux knows Falcons haven't reached full potential yet

The Atlanta Falcons are 3-0, impressing the NFL and are well on their way to an incredible turnaround from a rough 2014 season. While Atlanta has had to play from behind in all three games during the opening weeks, they've still gotten the job done. For a few players on the Falcons, the 3-0 start isn't enough. Specifically, defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux knows this team hasn...
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September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Dan Quinn names Atlanta's team captains for 2015

The Atlanta Falcons have a new head man in Dan Quinn, but that doesn't mean that he wanted to change up who the team captains for the Atlanta Falcons are in 2015. In 2014, there were two offensive captains, two defensive captains and two special teams captains. The group was made up of Matt Ryan, Roddy White, Paul Worrilow, Jonathan Babineaux, Eric Weems and Antone Smith. While Quinn...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons select OLB Vic Beasley with No. 8 pick

The Atlanta Falcons have selected outside linebacker Vic Beasley with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Falcons new coach Dan Quinn is going with a defensive player for his first pick in his first draft as an NFL head coach. Beasley, 6-foot-3, 246-pounds, totaled 52.5 tackles for loss, 33 sacks, 29 quarterback pressures, 11 pass breakups, seven forced fumbles, two recovered...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins general manager presented with Humanitarian award

On Saturday evening, Miami Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey was awarded the inaugural Steinberg-DeNicola Award for Humanitarian Service. This award, which was created by sports agents Leigh Steinberg and Cosmo DeNicola, is designed to recognize an owner, executive, coach and player who supports their community through charitable actions, service and more.The owner who was awarded...
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals-Falcons Capsule

ARIZONA (9-2) at ATLANTA (4-7) Sunday, 4 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE - Cardinals by 1 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Arizona 8-3, Atlanta 4-7 SERIES RECORD - Cardinals lead 16-12 LAST MEETING - Cardinals beat Falcons 27-13, Oct. 27, 2013 LAST WEEK - Cardinals lost to Seahawks 19-3; Falcons lost to Browns 26-24 AP PRO32 RANKING - Cardinals No. 4, Falcons No. 23 CARDINALS OFFENSE - OVERALL...
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs vs. Falcons injury report and game status

TAMPA BAY           Player No. Pos. Injury Fri. Participation Game Status Anthony Collins 73 T Foot Did Not Participate Doubtful Lavonte David 54 LB Knee Full Participation Questionable Kadeem Edwards 64 G Foot Limited Participation Out Vincent Jackson 83 WR Knee Full Participation Questionable Michael Johnson 90 DE Hand Full Participation Questionable Brandon Magee 53 LB Knee...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

NFC South: Top 10 Training Camp Battles To Watch

Have the Falcons completely rebuilt their defensive line?- The Falcons have changed from their 4-3 scheme to a 3-4, which means that their front seven will be all out of whack. The picked up nose tackle Paul Soliai and defensive end Tyson Jackson in free agency, both of whom are stout run stoppers. Jonathan Babineaux's spot remains safe, right? Wrong, the Falcons drafted Ra'Shede...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Three Bold Predictions For Training Camp

It isn’t a great feeling when it seems the bully on the schoolyard continues to beat you up week after week. That is exactly happened to the Atlanta Falcons last year. The defensive line was getting pushed around, giving up an eye-opening 4.8 yards per carry last year. So to combat that, the team with a defensive-minded coach in Mike Smith did the only thing it could do – it...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons bringing rookie Hageman along slowly

Ra'Shede Hageman said learning the Falcons' defense is not like learning astronomy, his final class at the University of Minnesota. By that, the defensive lineman, the Falcons' second-round pick, meant that it's doable but that it will nonetheless require some time. "It's football," Hageman said of coordinator Mike Nolan's fairly complex defense. "It's what I love to do. So the fact...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

“Grill with the Falcons” annual competiton a huge success

Saturday afternoon over 15 tailgating teams came out to engage in the 2nd annual Grill with the Falcons tailgating competition at the Mall of Georgia in Buford. Each team was judged on and awarded for Best Chicken Dish, Best Ribs Dish, Best Burger, Best Miscellaneous, and Most Outstanding Overall Tailgate. The event was free to attend, which brought out Falcons fans from all over...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers' Hageman taken by Falcons in second round

Ra'Shede Hageman had to wait through the entire first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday after attending the draft in New York's Radio City Music Hall. The big University of Minnesota defensive tackle didn't have to wait long Friday. Hageman was selected with fifth pick in the second round, going No. 37 overall to the Atlanta Falcons. A local product from Minneapolis Washburn High...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mailbag: NFC South threats, nicknames, April Fools

In this week’s mailbag, we take a look at who could challenge New Orleans in the NFC South and give nicknames to the Saints’ star players: 1.) Now that free agency has died down, which team is the biggest threat to the Saints in the NFC South? To me the Falcons are the obvious answer to this question, and either those guys or the Saints will take the NFC South crown. While the...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Devin Hester to sign three-year deal with Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons announced Thursday that they have signed former Chicago Bears wide receiver Devin Hester. Welcome to Atlanta, @D_Hest23! The Falcons have agreed to terms with WR and returner Devin Hester. #RiseUp — Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) March 20, 2014 According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Hester will sign a three-year deal with the Falcons...
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March 20, 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 represent...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons re-sign DT Jonathan Babineaux

I didn’t like the Falcons other two moves, signing Tyson Jackson and Paul Soliai, but I actually really like this move. Jonathan Babineaux is going into his age 33 season and has shown signs of decline over the past couple of seasons, but he’s still graded out above average on Pro Football Focus in each of the past 6 seasons, showing himself to be a rare model of consistency...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Bring Back DT Babineaux, C Hawley

Jonathan Babineaux’s ability to get into the backfield is key for the Falcons. (John Froschauer) With the 4:00 p.m. EST free agency start time looming, the Atlanta Falcons brought a couple of their free agents back. Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux agreed to a three-year extension a couple of hours ago: Falcons DT Jonathan Babineaux agreed to terms on a 3-year contract extension...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons re-sign Babineaux to three-year contract

The Atlanta Falcons prevented their top free agent from hitting the open market, re-signing defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux to a three-year contract. Babineaux, will enter his 10th season with the Falcons this year. He represented a bright spot on one of the NFL's worst defenses last season, recording 49 tackles (37 solo) with one sack, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Falcons “Closing In On” A Three-Year Deal With DT Jonathan Babineaux

  Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Atlanta Falcons are “closing in on” a three-year agreement with DT Jonathan Babineaux.  
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons' free-agent moves could reflect transition to 3-4 defense

With the Monday announcement that Mark Collins has been promoted to outside linebackers coach, it looks like the Atlanta Falcons will transition to a primary 3-4 defensive alignment this fall. This is particularly significant as the NFL's so-called "legal tampering period" ends at 4 p.m. Tuesday, and teams can start signing free agents following the end of the three-day negotiation...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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