Giants salary cap cuts? Who and when?

The Giants can take their time on some of their decisions. Watch video When the confetti began flying on Sunday night at the Super Bowl, it was a signal that the 2015 season was over. When the sun rose the following morning, it was an indication that preparations for the 2016 season were underway. Teams started cutting players...
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Moore, 2 other defensive starters probable for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Falcons safety William Moore, cornerback Robert Alford and linebacker Justin Durant are listed as probable for Sunday's game against Indianapolis. All three starters were full participants in practice Friday after being limited this week. Moore missed two games and Alford one game with groin injuries. Durant was out one game with a calf injury. Leonard...
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November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Injury Report Update

(Picture source: USA Today) The Falcons hit the practice field Wednesday to prepare for this week's game against the Indianapolis Colts. Safety William Moore and cornerback Robert Alford were limited due to groin injuries that kept them out of a few games this season. Linebacker Justin Durant (calf) and rookie defensive lineman Grady Jarrett (elbow) were also...
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November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Inactives Versus 49ers

The Falcons announced their inactives for today's game against the San Francisco 49ers. Atlanta will be without three starting defenders: cornerback Robert Alford (groin), safety William Moore (groin), and linebacker Justin Durant (calf). However, rookie pass rusher Vic Beasley (foot) and cornerback Desmond Trufant (back) are active today.  On offense, wide receiver Leonard...
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November 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons injury report: Alford, Durant, Moore, and Hankerson out Sunday.

Per the the Atlanta Falcons, S William Moore, WR Leonard Hankerson, LB Justin Durant, and CB Robert Alford will miss Sunday's game vs. the San Francisco 49ers. Moore and Hankerson will miss their second straight game while Durant, who missed games against the Washington Redskins and New Orleans Saints will miss his third game of the season CB Robert Alford...
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November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Four Falcons Starters Held Out of Practice

(Photo Source: AJC.com) ESPN's Atlanta Falcons beat writer Vaughn Mcclure reports that linebacker Justin Durant, cornerback Robert Alford, safety William Moore, and wide receiver Leonard Hankerson will be held out of practice on Thursday.  Robert Alford and William Moore are healing groin injuries and it's questionable whether they will play this Sunday against...
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November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

C Mike Person and LB Justin Durant Good to Go Sunday for the Atlanta Falcons

Per ESPN's Vaughn Mcclure, Falcons C Mike Person and LB Justin Durant will be good to go Sunday versus the Tennessee Titans.Person suffered a sprained ankle against the Washington Redskins in week five and subsequently missed the Thursday night clash with the Saints the following week. James Stone, who replaced Person, fumbled a snap deep into Saints territory while the Falcons...
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Healing Falcons clear out injury list for game at Titans

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Dan Quinn couldn't remember the last time he had everyone on his active roster available for a game this late in the season. It made for an unusual injury report for the Atlanta Falcons on Friday, when no players were listed as out or questionable. Wide receivers Roddy White, Leonard Hankerson and Eric Weems and linebacker Justin Durant were upgraded to...
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Durant Could Play Against Titans on Sunday

According to Falcons beat writer Vaughn McClure, linebacker Justin Durant could return to action this Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. Falcons Head Coach Dan Quinn told the media that "If we're able to go through and make the necessary steps we want to make, then we'll anticipate having [Durant] back."Durant suffered ligament damage in his left elbow in the Falcons 48-21 win...
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October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons open practice week with healthy Julio Jones

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Julio Jones has opened the week on the practice field instead of in the trainer's room. A healthy Jones is the first sign that three straight off days could move the Atlanta Falcons closer to full strength for Sunday's game at Tennessee. The Falcons are hoping to have starting center Mike Person (ankle) and linebacker Justin Durant (elbow) back this week...
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October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

LB Durant, C Person out for Falcons game at New Orleans

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons will be without linebacker Justin Durant and center Mike Person for Thursday night's game against the New Orleans Saints. Durant (elbow) and Person (ankle) were both ruled out after missing a short week of practice for the Falcons (5-0). Durant will be missing his second straight game. James Stone gets his first start of the season at...
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October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Tuesday web roundup: Atlanta Falcons

A peek inside the Falcons' 4-0 start 100415 ATLANTA: Falcons running back Devonta Freeman gets a pat on the back ... The first-year coach has the Falcons out of the gate clean with a 4-0 record ... What makes Freeman so deadly? Atlanta Falcons' running back Devonta Freeman was drafted in the fourth ... time as a rookie, but has quickly found a home in the Falcons' backfield...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Three needs the Atlanta Falcons must fix in next year’s draft

Each week I will update a list of draft possibilities following the game. After watching the Atlanta Falcon’s efforts on Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles here are the top three needs that stood out. AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: How does the NFL stack up after Week 1 of the season? Heroes and Goats: Who managed to stand out above the rest in Week 1? Gut Reactions...
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September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariota receives rough welcome to NFL in preseason debut

Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota endured a couple brutal welcome-to-the-NFL moments in his first preseason game. The first thing we can say about Mariota’s debut is that he is human. Mariota came back down to reality from his proud interception-free training camp practices by committing two turnovers in the limited series of drives in which he played. Here’s...
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August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

TGS 2015 Preview: Atlanta Falcons

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2015 regular season. Today, the Atlanta Falcons. 2014 in a nutshell: The Falcons continue to be somewhat of an anomaly. Despite quality play at quarterback from Matt Ryan and a Pro Bowl season from electric wide receiver Julio Jones, the league’s worst-rated defense and a slew...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Dan Quinn hopes to build a defensive juggernaut in Atlanta

The Atlanta Falcons defense won't become the Seattle Seahawks overnight, but expectations seem to be tempered for the most part. With that said, newly hired head coach Dan Quinn is expecting his defense to turn a corner and he wants it known that things will be different, according to Steven Ruiz of USA Today."We want to play as fast and physical as we can," he said at his introductory...
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July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Falcons Who Could Breakout in 2015

With a new coaching staff and several new players the Falcons look to turn things around this season and get back to the playoffs. Here are the 5 players I think that make the biggest breakouts this season. Adrian Clayborn, DE View image | gettyimages.com The Falcons have had little pass rush presence the last few years and Clayborn will be given every opportunity to be...
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April 13, 2015  |  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...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Assessing the Carolina Panthers' Free Agency Strategy

The dust has settled on the first week of free agency in the NFL and the landscape of the league looks drastically different.So how does this impact the Carolina Panthers?The NFC South will have a drastically different look. The Atlanta Falcons seem to be focused on retooling their defense. New head coach Dan Quinn, former Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator, has brought in linebackers...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons one of four teams looking at Shane Ray in the first round

It’s no secret that the Atlanta Falcons are looking to boost their pass rushing prowess in year one of the Dan Quinn era. The Falcons have already signed Brooks Reed and Justin Durant but they’re not done by a long shot. According to a report by Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports, the Falcons are one of four teams who are hosting pre-draft meetings with Mizzou outside linebacker Shane...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons sign OLB Justin Durant

Justin Durant was drafted in the 2nd round in 2007 and has quietly had a very solid career, grading out above average in 7 of the 8 seasons he’s been in the NFL. However, he’s averaged just 585 snaps per season, often playing as purely a two-down run stopper, a role he excels in. Over the past 2 seasons, he’s played just a combined 538 snaps (missing 16 of 32 games with injury...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons' Defense Improves After First Week of Free Agency

The Atlanta Falcons ramped up their efforts this week to improve a roster that managed just six wins last season. They will need to continue to improve a defensive unit that ranked near the bottom of the league last season in every major defensive category if they hope to return to the postseason for the first time since 2012. On Tuesday, Atlanta made two under-the-radar acquisitions...
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March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys, LB Jasper Brinkley agree on deal

  Jasper Brinkley, formerly of the Minnesota Vikings, is joining the Cowboys to help fill the voids left by departed free agents Justin Durant (Atlanta Falcons) and Bruce Carter (Tampa Bay Buccaneers). Brinkley is a seven-year veteran who plays mainly inside linebacker.  He made 74 tackles last season.  He has played much of his career in Minnesota, albeit he played one year with...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Still Searching For Answer at Tight End

After beefing up Dan Quinn's defense by signing linebackers Justin Durant and Brooks Reid, the Falcons still have some needs to fill through the draft or free agency. A glaring weakness on Atlanta's offense that was exposed last season is the tight end position.Atlanta was forced to adjust its entire offensive game plan after Tony Gonzalez retired following the 2013 season. Over...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons may have interest in signing pass rush monster from Tampa Bay

Getting to the quarterback is as important as ever in today’s NFL. In that spirit, the Atlanta Falcons are fiercely trying to upgrade the front seven of their defense. Yesterday the Falcons signed two linebackers in Brooks Reed and Justin Durant. Today they may add a pass rusher to the mix… AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: Rating every QB from 1-32 based on needing them for one drive...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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