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Falcons fined $350k, lose 2016 fifth-round draft pick

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports The NFL has handed down its punishment for the Atlanta Falcons, who piped in crowd noise to its stadium over the past two years. The Falcons have been fined $350,000 and will forfeit their fifth-round selection in the 2016 NFL Draft. Statement from Falcons owner Arthur Blank: “What took place was wrong and nowhere near the standards by which we...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: NFL to take draft pick from Falcons for fake crowd noise

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The NFL is expected to suspend Falcons president Rich McKay from the competition committee and take a draft pick from Atlanta for piping in crowd noise to its stadium over the past two years, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The NFL could also fine the Falcons.  The league is expected to hand down penalties no later than Tuesday. Falcons owner Arthur...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Five Remaining Free Agents the Falcons Should Target

The Atlanta Falcons are never one of the teams to go out and willingly try to “win” free agency. In the grand scheme of things, teams that go out and make the big splash is free agency rarely, if ever end up hoisting the Lombardi Trophy in February.Regardless of this, fans across social media have been vocal about their distaste for the Falcons' free agent strategy.The team has...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Browns, Falcons face ‘severe’ penalties

Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports The NFL has informed the Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons of the discipline they face for violating league policies, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Browns and Falcons officials were informed at this week’s owners meetings of the discipline that is expected to be announced next week, per league sources. One source said the discipline is expected...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons maneuvering to keep WR Julio Jones with big-money deal

  The Falcons' financially conservative approach to this year's free-agent signings may have been influenced by hopes of keeping star wide receiver Julio Jones from leaving next year. Jones can be a free agent following the 2015 season. Even while signing 12 free agents, the Falcons have protected salary cap space to deal with Jones, who set a franchise record for yards receiving...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons' free-agent plan may include keeping Julio Jones

ATLANTA (AP) The Falcons' financially conservative approach to this year's free-agent signings may have been influenced by hopes of keeping star wide receiver Julio Jones from leaving next year. Jones can be a free agent following the 2015 season. Even while signing 12 free agents, the Falcons have protected salary cap space to deal with Jones, who set a franchise record for yards...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons sign TE Jacob Tamme

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports The Atlanta Falcons announced Thursday that they have signed former Denver Broncos tight end Jacob Tamme. Tamme, 6-3, 230 pounds, was originally selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth round (127th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Kentucky. He spent four seasons in Indianapolis before joining the Denver Broncos in 2012. Tamme has caught...
Via Sports-Glory
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Meme: Spiderman is anxiously waiting for the Atlanta Falcons to extend Julio Jones

During the midst of yesterday’s bonanza of insane internet rumors regarding Michael Bennett and the Atlanta Falcons, a number of people were saying Julio Jones would go the Seattle Seahawks in any potential deal. You can imagine how rational Falcons fans felt about those stories. This Spiderman meme that one of them posted to Reddit sums it up pretty well:   I don’t think...
Via cover32
13 days ago  |  Discuss

In Depth 2015: Atlanta Falcons

Matt Ryan and Julio Jones continued performing as one of the most entertaining QB-to-WR combos in the NFL last season, but the Falcons as a whole foundered through a 6-10 season, good for just third place in the bad NFC South. While Tony Gonzalez and Steven Jackson are gone, there’s still plenty of offensive firepower on the roster to compete with anyone during a given week. But...
Via Zone Blitz
14 days ago  |  Discuss

What Does Leonard Hankerson Bring to the Falcons?

After the Atlanta Falcons released Harry Douglas on February 27th, they did not wait long to sign his possible replacement.Former Washington Redskins wide receiver Leonard Hankerson signed with Atlanta on March 11th. The 2011 draft pick joins a receiver group headlined by Roddy White and Julio Jones.After tearing his LCL late in the 2013 season, Hankerson spent almost the entire...
Via Pro Football Spot
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Atlanta Falcons Have the Best Offense in the NFC South?

In the midst of a hectic free agency period, the crew at TopSportsReport decided that it was time to take a deep look at the roster shifts occurring and determine which teams are getting better and which teams are getting worse.  To present these opinions, I have decided to write an offensive power rankings article.  In this article, I go team by team and discuss teams’ current...
Via TopSportsReport
19 days ago  |  Discuss

MEME: Atlanta Falcons fans are ecstatic about the New Orleans Saints blowing up

The New Orleans Saints are in full-on firesale mode, and nobody could be happier than fans of their greatest rivals, the Atlanta Falcons. Jimmy Graham has been traded to the Seahawks and Drew Brees may be dealt to the Buccaneers, and that’s just the start of the epic cost-cutting moves going down in Nola right now… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: The 10 worst NFL free agent signings...
Via cover32
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Big name free agents the Atlanta Falcons should target

The Atlanta Falcons have a lot of holes on their roster, but they have the chance to make a quick turnaround under head coach Dan Quinn. They already have their franchise quarterback, Matt Ryan, in place and if they reel in a strong free agent class they should be able to make some noise in for the 2015 season. Atlanta has roughly $35 million in cap space which means they’ll be...
Via Sports-Glory
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Dimitroff: Falcons want Julio Jones in Atlanta long-term

The debate on whether to sign wide receiver Julio Jones to a contract extension now, or hold off to see how things play out has been simmering for some time now. Now that the 2014 season is behind the Falcons and 2015 is a contract year for Jones, that debate is starting to heat up. The merits of both sides of the conversation -- for signing Jones as soon as possible versus waiting...
Via Fox Sports South
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

The Falcons Want Julio Jones for “Many Years to Come”

One of the tasks this offseason for the Atlanta Falcons will be signing star receiver Julio Jones to a long-term contract extension. While the Falcons did pick up Jones’ fifth year option, securing a long-term extension is a must if the team wants to keep him in Atlanta. Speaking at the NFL Scouting Combine, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said that he and new head coach...
Via Sportsnaut
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons GM says the team wants wideout Julio Jones to stay forever

Whenever there’s a lot of turnover in an NFL front office, it’s natural for the players with the biggest contracts to get a little nervous. If Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones was feeling any heat he can relax now. AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Top 10 moments in Scouting Combine history Free Agency Preview: The top 10 tight ends on the 2015 market According to the Falcons’...
Via cover32 - Falcons
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

No Extensions Talks Between Falcons & Julio Jones As Of Now

Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports that the Falcons have yet to start discussions with WR Julio Jones regarding a long-term contract extension that would keep him in Atlanta for the foreseeable future. Falcons owner Arthur Blank previously said that they value Jones as a player, but he believes this is a decision for the team’s new head coach to make. “Well, I think it’s a decision...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Would you give up two first round picks for some of these guys?

This week, I would like to step away from fantasy football for a moment and look at something I have been thinking about in the NFL. Let’s take a look at a couple of past trades that have happened in the NFL. 2000 – Cowboys give up two first round picks for Joey Galloway.2008 – Cowboys give up first, third, six, and seventh round picks for Roy Williams.2011 – Falcons give...
Via PhinManiacs
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Wide Receivers the Falcons Should Target in the Draft

The Atlanta Falcons are a team in transition going into 2015. Sure, the defensive issues are well documented, but even on the offensive side of the ball they leave much to be desired. Matt Ryan and Julio Jones are among the best in the league at their respective positions, Devonta Freeman has shown flashes of being a nice change of pace back and Jacquizz Rodgers is among the better...
Via Pro Football Spot
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons be the top fantasy wide receiver of 2015?

It’s never too early to start thinking about next season. That goes true for NFL front offices. That also goes true for fantasy football owners who have nothing better to do with their lives… AROUND COVER32 2015 NFL Draft Preview: The top-10 wide receivers on the board Five Things: To hate about the NFL Scouting Combine A lot of people are talking up Julio Jones as a result...
Via cover32 - Falcons
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Analysis: Falcons should ... hold tight on Julio Jones extension

There's no limit to the number of topics FOX Sports South writers Knox Bardeen and Jay Clemons can find to create disagreement. This time, the duo squares off about the spector of a new contract extension for Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones. Is now the right time for the team to open the checkbook? To view Bardeen's point/counterpoint take on the Jones conundrum, click...
Via Fox Sports South
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Analysis: The Falcons ... should sign Julio Jones to an extension

There is no limit to the number of topics FOX Sports South writers Knox Bardeen and Jay Clemons can find to create disagreement. This time the duo squares off about a new contract extension for Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones. Is now the right time for the team to open the checkbook? To view Clemons' take on Atlanta's top receiver, click here. ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons...
Via Fox Sports South
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: The best of Julio Jones’ fantastic 2014 season with the Atlanta Falcons

For Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, the 2014 NFL season represented a chance at redemption… AROUND COVER32 Five Things: NFL players should avoid during the offseason 2015 NFL Draft Preview: The top 10 running backs After sitting out much of the 2013 campaign with a foot injury, Jones must have been eager to get back on the field and prove that he’s still one of the...
Via cover32 - Falcons
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Extension Talks On Hold Between Falcons & Julio Jones

Falcons owner Arthur Blank was recently asked about a possible extension for Pro Bowl WR Julio Jones. Blank stressed that they value Jones as a player, but he believes this is a decision for the team’s new head coach to make. “Well, I think it’s a decision that the head coach will look at the talent on the roster,” Blank said, via Vaughn McClure of ESPN. “Julio’s been...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Ranking the NFL's New Coaching Hires from 1-6

The NFL season isn't officially over yet. They still have one more game left, something called the Super Bowl, but that does not mean that other teams aren’t making coaching changes. So far there have been 6 new head coaches hired for the upcoming season. That’s not counting the Atlanta Falcons who have yet to name their new coach. If the Falcons did name there new head coach...
Via Football Nation
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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