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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&...
Via Football Nation
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...
Via Football Nation
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...
Via Fox Sports South
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...
Via cover32 - Falcons
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...
Via Fox Sports North
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...
Via cover32 - Saints
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 pic.twitter.com/hbEfMv6asz — Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) March 20, 2014 According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Hester will sign a three-year deal with the Falcons...
Via Sports-Glory
March 20, 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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 14, 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...
Via Fox Sports South
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...
Via The Football Fan Spot
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Babineaux, top 50 NFL free agent, returns to Falcons

Jonathan Babineaux, was considered on of the better DT prospects in this year’s NFL free agent class. He’s ranked #53 overall by CBS Sports in this year’s free agent class. DT is definitely a position in need for the Chicago Bears, so it stands to reason that they may have had an interest in Jonathan Babineaux. However, he’s signed a three year extension to stay in Atlanta...
Via The Sports Bank
March 11, 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...
Via In The Neutral Zone
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Free Agency 2014: Falcons ink Jonathan Babineaux to 3-year deal

The Atlanta Falcons addressed one of their NFL free agency needs in retaining some depth on defense today, by re-signing defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux to a three-year deal. Last season, Babineaux played in all 16 games for Atlanta, totaling 42 tackles and a sack. The 2005 second-round pick out of Iowa has… (Continue Reading)
Via Georgia Sports Craze
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...
Via Fox Sports South
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Atlanta Falcons Extend Jonathan Babineaux

  (AP Photo) Per ESPN’s NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the Atlanta Falcons have extended defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux three years: Falcons DT Jonathan Babineaux agreed to terms on a 3-year contract extension, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2014 Originally drafted by the Falcons in the second round (59th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft out of the University...
Via Down and Distance
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Agree To 3-Year Deal With Jonathan Babineaux

The Falcons agreed to an extension with one of their own defensive player. Adam Schefter is reporting that Atlanta has agreed to a three year extension with defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux. Falcons DT Jonathan Babineaux agreed to terms on a 3-year contract extension, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2014 The 33 year-old Babineaux finished the season with...
Via Thacover2
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Agree To 3-Year Deal With Jonathan Babineaux

The Falcons agreed to an extension with one of their own defensive player. Adam Schefter is reporting that Atlanta has agreed to a three year extension with defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux. Falcons DT Jonathan Babineaux agreed to terms on a 3-year contract extension, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2014 The 33 year-old Babineaux finished the season with...
Via BlackSportsOnline
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Babineaux is locked down for another 3 years

Today the Atlanta Falcons locked down Babs to an additional three years.  The defense seems to be a main priority to the Falcons, and it is turning into a very solid free agency so far for the Birds. They already re-signed Corey Peters to a one year deal, and this rotation could be very dangerous. […]The post Jonathan Babineaux is locked down for another 3 years appeared first...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons, Jonathan Babineaux closing in on three-year deal

The Falcons and veteran defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux are extremely close to hammering out a three-year contract for him to remain in Atlanta, according to league sources. Sources say it's looking promising that Babineaux will remain with the NFC South franchise. Babineaux, 32, has been consistently productive and difficult to block. He started every game last seaosn...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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.  
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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...
Via Fox Sports South
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons interested in Champ Bailey?

The Atlanta Falcons were the most disappointing team in the NFL last season, and they are looking to make moves this offseason to fix the issues that they had. One of their pressing concerns heading into this offseason is adding some more help in the secondary. According to reports coming out of Atlanta, the Falcons could very well look into signing former Denver Broncos cornerback...
Via Sports-Glory
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons attempting to bring back veterans on both sides of the ball

The Atlanta Falcons are in active negotiations with 32 year old defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux. The Falcons signed Corey Peters to a one year contract earlier in the week, and it appears that the Falcons will not let Babineaux test the Free Agent market either. The Falcons have also reached out to Mike Johnson’s representatives about resigning the big offensive tackle. Johnson...
Via cover32 - Falcons
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Interested In Signing WR Roddy White To An Extension

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff told reporters on Monday that he is interested in locking up WR Roddy White to a long-term contract this offseason, per D. Orlando Ledbetter. Dimitroff added that he would also like re-sign DT Jonathan Babineaux in the coming months as well. White, 32, has one year remaining on his current contract that includes a $5 million base salary for the 2014...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Jonathan Babineaux Hoping To Sign An Extension With The Falcons

Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports that has been no progress between the Atlanta Falcons and DT Jonathan Babineaux regarding a contract extension. Babineaux, 32, has been one of the Falcons few bright spots on a very poor defensive unit, which is something that Falcons HC Mike Smith is well aware of. “Well, Jonathan Babineaux, I think, has really had a very good season,” Smith...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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