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