Could the Atlanta Falcons be Big Spenders This Spring?

With the franchise tags all handed out, the Atlanta Falcons now set their sights on the next stage of the offseason process – free agency. This year, much like many others, has a wide variety of names that will likely draw a ton of attention from teams. Names like Julius Thomas, Randall Cobb, DeMarco Murray and Ndamukong Suh are among the highlights of the 2015 class. But none...
Via Pro Football Spot
19 hours 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...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Winners and Losers Around the NFL This Week

It has been an active week around the National Football League. Some star players have been released and another star player came closer to being reinstated into the league. Here’s the winners and losers of this week’s action around the NFL. The Winners Adrian Peterson, Running Back, Minnesota Vikings A step in the right direction. Peterson had his suspension overturned by the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick Look at Recent NFL Salary Cap Casualties

The moves are now coming in at a rapid pace around the National Football League as teams attempt to get into the best possible cap situation heading into March. Here’s a quick look at moves that have gone down over the past several hours. Steven Jackson, Running Back Atlanta Falcons The St. Louis Rams all-time leading rusher was released by Atlanta Thursday evening. At 31 years...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Release Wide Receiver Harry Douglas

Harry Douglas is a good wide receiver. He has done well over the course of his career with the Falcons. He has not always been a statistical giant and is the No. 3 wide receiver in Atlanta, but he's been a reliable one that has been able to step in and perform when Roddy White or Julio Jones have been out with injuries. Going forward though it appears that the Falcons are going to...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons release Steven Jackson

The Atlanta Falcons announced Thursday that they have released running back Steven Jackson. Jackson was originally selected by the St. Louis Rams in the first round (24th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft out of Oregon State. He was signed by the Falcons as a free agent on March 15, 2013. In two seasons with the Falcons, Jackson rushed for 1,250 yards on 347 carries with 12 touchdowns...
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5 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
12 days ago  |  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...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn is a big fan of fullbacks

I don’t know about you, but I love a good fullback. I said as much when I was live-tweeting the last Seahawks game of the season: I've got a fever. And the only prescription is more fullback dives. pic.twitter.com/bvptTDi0ID — cover32 Seahawks (@cover32_SEA) December 28, 2014 Anyway. Apparently me and Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn have something in common… AROUND...
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12 days ago  |  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’...
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12 days ago  |  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...
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12 days ago  |  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...
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13 days ago  |  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...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Nine amazing minutes of the best Atlanta Falcons 2014 highlights

The NFL season may have just ended, but if you’re like us you can never get enough football in your life. For the next several months we’ll be talking about free agency, the draft, training camp, and a variety of other fun stories, but nothing compares to actually seeing your team on the field… AROUND COVER32 2015 NFL Draft Preview: The top-10 wide receivers on the board Five...
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15 days ago  |  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...
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15 days ago  |  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...
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18 days ago  |  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...
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19 days ago  |  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...
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22 days ago  |  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...
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Falcons to name Dan Quinn head coach on Tuesday

The Atlanta Falcons will name Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn the new head coach on Tuesday, according to ProFootballTalk and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Sit down for this one: Falcons plan to name Dan Quinn head coach Tuesday http://t.co/57eRlguXXu #pulitzer — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 31, 2015 League rules prevent the Falcons...
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January 31, 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...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Season Review: Atlanta Falcons Touches, Targets and Team Summary

The conversation heading into the season focused on both the offensive and defensive lines in terms of real world win/loss impact, but while line play had an effect on fantasy output much of the focus here was simply “if they could just stay healthy”. Healthy they were, by and large, and while the team struggled to another losing season they did offer fantasy value. With a...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons: Julio Jones in, Steven Jackson out for finale against Panthers

Getty Images The Atlanta Falcons will play against the Carolina Panthers for the NFC South division title on Sunday. Wide receiver Julio Jones returned a week ago to lead the team in receiving and it looks like he will have the chance to do that again this week in this all important match-up. Jones (oblique) will play in Week 17. In fact NFL Network’s Albert Breer reports that...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Football Week 17 Injury Roundup

Daily Fantasy Football Week 17 Injury Roundup In case you’re playing those daily fantasy football leagues such as FanDuel and Draft Kings, here are some injuries to be aware of when setting up those money-making lineups in Week 17. Julio Jones, Wide Receiver, Atlanta Falcons Jones has returned to practice … The post Daily Fantasy Football Week 17 Injury Roundup appeared first...
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December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons boosted by Julio Jones' return to practice

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Julio Jones is a game-changing wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons - even when he's less than full speed. That's why it was so important for the team's playoff hopes that Jones, recovering from a hip injury, returned to practice on Friday. The Falcons will need their top offensive threat when the NFC South title is on the line Sunday against the Carolina...
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December 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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