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Jake Matthews, Brooks Reed to miss Falcons' preseason finale

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Coach Dan Quinn is hoping the Atlanta Falcons' list of injuries doesn't get any longer. Left tackle Jake Matthews and linebacker Brooks Reed have been ruled out for Thursday's preseason finale against Baltimore, and the team has parted ways Tuesday with injured guard-center Peter Konz. Matthews, the No. 6 overall draft choice last year, is sidelined with...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons Waive Former 2nd Rd Pick Peter Konz With Settlement

The Atlanta Falcons today announced Tuesday that they have reached an injury settlement with G Peter Konz. Konz, 25, has been a major bust for the Falcons since they used the No. 55 overall pick on him back in 2012. He had two years remaining on his four-year, $3.588 million rookie contract that included $1,603,010 guaranteed. He was ... The post Falcons...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Falcons, Giants, Packers, Redskins, & Steelers

Falcons Falcons HC Dan Quinn announced Sunday that veteran WR Roddy White will under go a “minor” surgery on his right elbow, but the expectation is that he’ll be back for Week 1. (Vaughn McClure) Falcons OL Peter Konz will have his knee scoped and be out a few weeks. (Vaughn McClure) Giants Giants LB Jon Beason suffered a sprained knee ... The post...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Potential Breakout Falcons in 2015

James Stone, CWhen the Falcons lost both Peter Konz and starter Joe Hawley to season-ending ACL injuries, undrafted rookie James Stone out of Tennessee was left as Dirk Koetter's only option at center for the second-half of the 2014 season. Once a disastrous scenario, calling upon a supposedly undersized and underpowered lineman prospect, Stone went on to exceed expectations and...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Problems still exist on Atlanta Falcons offensive line

The Atlanta Falcons seemingly took care of many needs this offseason in free agency and in last weekend’s NFL Draft. The one unit which still remains under scrutiny might be the most important this season in terms of success. Atlanta still may not have solved all of its issues with its offensive line. The Falcons have a handful of linemen still recovering from surgeries: starting...
Via cover32
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons All-Drafted Offense

Here is the offensive lineup for the Atlanta Falcons all-drafted team.QB- Matt RyanRB- Jacquizz RodgersRB2- Devonta FreemanWR1- Julio JonesWR2- Harry DouglasTE- Levine ToiloloRT- Jake MatthewsRG- Peter KonzC- Joe HawleyLG- Mike JohnsonLT- Sam BakerBreakdown of lineup:Choosing Matt Ryan and Julio Jones for the starting spots at their positions could be called a “no-brainer”. The...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn will learn more about injuries with open workouts

If the Atlanta Falcons are going to make a move past the 6-10 record they recorded last season, they will need to get past injuries that seemed to plague the franchise for the second season in a row. Now that new head coach Dan Quinn has had a chance to look at the lay of the land, add some key additions through free agency on defense and at tight end and plan a course with management...
Via cover32
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons head coach Dan Quinn will learn more about injuries with open workouts

If the Atlanta Falcons are going to make a move past the 6-10 record they recorded last season, they will need to get past injuries that seemed to plague the franchise for the second season in a row. Now that new head coach Dan Quinn has had a chance to look at the lay of the land, add some key additions through free agency on defense and at tight end and plan a course with management...
Via cover32
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Best Draft Round for Thomas Dimitroff as Falcons GM

General Manager Thomas Dimitroff has drafted “wishy washy” over the past seven seasons. Currently, he’s preparing for his eighth draft with the Atlanta Falcons. In honor of that, I want to give my take on which rounds have served the Falcons the best and the worst over the past seven seasons.However, I am going to exclude the first round draft choices. This is because Matt...
Via Pro Football Spot
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Looks to Revive Their Season Against Tampa

With a few things failing to materialize, this is going to be much different from my past preview articles. Here are three popular questions that I've been asked over the past week in regards to the Falcons.After the trouncing put on the Bucs in their first match-up, how do you see Matt Ryan playing in this game, against a defense that he had his way with in their previous match...
Via Pro Football Spot
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions Preview

The Falcons offensive line will likely again struggle to protect Matt Ryan against a fierce Detroit Lions defense. (Seth Ryan) Not much is going right for the Atlanta Falcons. At 2-5, they’re on a four-game losing streak. In each consecutive game during that streak, the offense has scored fewer points. All of the Falcons’ five losses have come by double digits. And although...
Via In The Neutral Zone
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Five matchups to watch in Week 8

It’s time for this week’s run-down of some of the most intriguing player matchups in Week 8′s slate of Sunday’s daytime games. 1. Lions DT Ndamukong Suh vs. Falcons C James Stone Poor Matt Ryan. This week starting center Peter Konz became the fourth Atlanta offensive line starter to head to injured reserve. That list includes initial starting center Joe Hawley, so undrafted...
Via Bloguin Best
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Five matchups to watch in Week 8

It’s time for this week’s run-down of some of the most intriguing player matchups in Week 8′s slate of Sunday’s daytime games. 1. Lions DT Ndamukong Suh vs. Falcons C James Stone Poor Matt Ryan. This week starting center Peter Konz became the fourth Atlanta offensive line starter to head to injured reserve. That list includes initial starting center Joe Hawley, so undrafted...
Via This Given Sunday
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons seek 'home' advantage in faraway London

WATFORD, England (AP) The Atlanta Falcons are a long way from the Georgia Dome. But they are getting ready for a ''home'' game in London against the Detroit Lions. Reeling from a four-game losing streak and several injuries, the Falcons (2-5) are not out of it in the mediocre NFC South. The Falcons enter the week trailing the Saints (2-5) and Panthers (3-3-1). ''As bad and as ugly...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Start New Center Heading To London

None of the 32 teams in the NFL drafted James Stone in May. He was lucky enough to show enough promise that he made the Atlanta Falcons take a long hard look at him. On Sunday, when the team takes on the Detroit Lions in London, Stone will be the starting center as both Joe Hawley and Peter Konz have both gone down with injuries.This according to Jay Adams and the Falcons website...
Via Football Nation
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons put starting center Peter Konz on IR with knee injury

  The Atlanta Falcons placed center Peter Konz on injured reserve with a left knee injury on Monday, dealing their another blow to their battered offensive line. Konz is Atlanta's fourth starting offensive lineman to suffer a season-ending injury. Konz replaced Joe Hawley after Hawley and right tackle Lamar Holmes suffered season-ending injuries in a loss at Minnesota on Sept. 28...
Via AP on Fox
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons lose starting center Peter Konz for season

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have placed center Peter Konz on injured reserve with a left knee injury, dealing their battered offensive line another devastating blow. Konz is Atlanta's fourth starting offensive lineman to suffer a season-ending injury. Konz replaced Joe Hawley after Hawley and right tackle Lamar Holmes suffered season-ending injuries in a loss at Minnesota on...
Via AP on Fox
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Place C Peter Konz On Season-Ending I.R. & Sign OT Jonathan Scott

The Atlanta Falcons announced Monday that they have placed C Peter Konz on season-ending injured reserve Monday and signed veteran OT Jonathan Scott to a contract. ESPN’s Adam Caplan reported earlier in the day that the Falcons were concerned that Konz’s knee injury was “significant,” so it appears as though the MRI confirmed as much. Konz, 24, was a highly touted lineman...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons concerned about center Peter Konz’s knee

The Atlanta Falcons are concerned that center Peter Konz suffered a significant knee injury in Sunday’s loss to Baltimore. Already without Joe Hawley, the Falcons would have to turn to undrafted free agent James Stone if Konz is forced to miss time. Results on #Falcons C Peter Konz's (knee) MRI aren't in yet, but feeling is that it's at least a significant sprain, per source...
Via Tireball.com
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons at New York Giants Preview

The Falcons have to find a way to win outdoors on the road. (Ann Heisenfelt) The Atlanta Falcons haven’t won an outdoors road game since defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-23 on November 25, 2012. That losing streak was extended with last Sunday’s 41-28 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. This Sunday, the Falcons (2-2) go on the road once again to face the New York Giants, a...
Via In The Neutral Zone
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Plenty of new faces in the Falcons lineup

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) When the Atlanta Falcons returned to practice Wednesday, it looked a bit like training camp. Who's that at center? And right tackle? And left guard? Oh, and is that someone new at strong safety? The Falcons (2-2) are all beat up, coming off a game in which two starters on the offensive line (center Joe Hawley and right tackle Lamar Holmes) sustained season...
Via AP on Fox
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons stuck in travel mode, battered by injuries

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Falcons' current stretch of road games would be a challenge even under ideal circumstances. Given Atlanta's recent lack of success away from the Georgia Dome and its sudden crisis on the offensive line, the brutal travel schedule is especially imposing. Sunday's 41-28 loss at Minnesota was the start of a stretch where the Falcons play six of seven games...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Grading Week-1 of the Pre-season (Falcons v. Dolphins)

Pro Football Focus is an advanced football analytics website that is well respected by fans and even used by some NFL teams to assist in their assessment of players. That said, it isn’t the end-all, be-all when it comes to analyzing player performances; it’s best used as a guide to help a person come to a clearer conclusion of their own assessment. PFF recently released their...
Via cover32 - Falcons
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Camp Previews: Offensive Line bolsters new stars

Undoubtedly the most scrutinized position on Atlanta’s roster last year, the Falcons’ offensive line couldn’t be described as anything other than a complete failure in 2013. We know the numbers: Matt Ryan was sacked a career-high 44 times last season and was knocked down on countless other occasions. Additionally, the line couldn’t open up any lanes for the Falcons’ running...
Via cover32 - Falcons
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Don’t call Peter Konz a bust…yet

It’s been a rough couple of years for Peter Konz. Since being drafted in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft — a pick the Falcons were lauded for — Konz has had his ups and downs. Coming out of Wisconsin, Konz was known as a cerebral player whose biggest weakness could be described as a lack of functional strength. That has certainly rung true in Konz’s first two NFL seasons...
Via cover32 - Falcons
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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