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Julio Jones: To Extend or Not to Extend?

The Atlanta Falcons have made some big choices the last few months. Firing head coach Mike Smith. Choosing to wait it out for their new head man, Dan Quinn. Cutting ties with players that had been part of the team for years like Harry Douglas and Justin Blaylock. Signing several free agents as they try to mend a defense that has ranked near the bottom of the league for several...
Via TopSportsReport
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons and Cleveland Browns Receive Penalties for Violations of League Rules

Members of the Atlanta Falcons take the field before the game against the St. Louis Rams at the Georgia Dome on September 15, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) The NFL announced the penalties on Monday, saying that the Falcons have been fined $350,000 and they forfeit a fifth round draft pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. These punishments are in response...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Falcons fined, lose draft pick for pumping in fake noise

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL has fined the Atlanta Falcons, stripped the organization of a draft pick and suspended team president Rich McKay from the league's Competition Committee beginning April 1 following the team's use of fake noise at home games. In statement released Monday, the league announced that the Falcons have been fined $350,000 and will forfeit their fifth-round selection...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Falcons punishment not as severe as rumored

Atlanta Falcons fans have been sweating out their impending league punishment ever since Arthur Blank admitted that the Falcons piped in artificial crowd noise during games. Rumors had the Falcons potentially losing a top draft pick in this years draft. Here’s the statement from Troy Vincent on the Falcons punishment… The Atlanta Falcons have acknowledged the use of pre-recorded...
Via This Given Sunday
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons punishment not as severe as rumored

Atlanta Falcons fans have been sweating out their impending league punishment ever since Arthur Blank admitted that the Falcons piped in artificial crowd noise during games. Rumors had the Falcons potentially losing a top draft pick in this years draft. Here’s the statement from Troy Vincent on the Falcons punishment… The Atlanta Falcons have acknowledged the use of pre-recorded...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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
2 days 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
2 days 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 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
13 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
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Five moves that can quickly rejuvenate the Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons struggled on both sides of the ball last season and have many changes that need to be made during this offseason. This list will contain five moves that could elevate the Falcons from one of the worst teams in the NFL to being a Super Bowl contender. The Falcons’ main struggle, on the offensive side of the ball, was their running game. On the other hand, they...
Via isportsweb.com
25 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

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...
Via FatManWriting
February 27, 2015  |  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...
Via Sports-Glory
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Rookie wide receivers who will have an impact in fantasy football in 2015

Last week, we looked at the most fantasy-relevant options in the 2015 draft for quarterback, running back, and tight end. This week we will take a look at some of the wide receivers that have the best chance to make an immediate impact. If history has taught us anything with the wide receiver spot in fantasy football, it is that being drafted in Round One of the draft does not equate...
Via PhinManiacs
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Will the Falcons Draft Roddy White's Replacement?

Roddy White is the unquestionable leader of the Atlanta Falcons wide receiving corp. Since being drafted to the Falcons in 2005, White has set franchise records with 10,357 career receiving yards and 62 career touchdowns.At the beginning of his career, many started to believe that Roddy White would be the next draft bust. White admitted to leaning on his pure athletic ability in...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

The 2014 NFL All-Help Offense

What do All-Pro teams really do? They’re just a list of the best players in the league in a given season. They don’t mean anything. You could probably figure out most of them with a cursory glance at the ESPN homepage and five minutes of research on pro-football-reference.com. What can you really learn from them? Instead I want to propose an alternative concept: the All-Help...
Via The Sports Post
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons’ Receivers Don’t Practice and Julio Jones Remains a Game-Time Decision

Falcons’ Receivers Don’t Practice and Julio Jones Remains a Game-Time Decision Not only is Atlanta Falcons’ wide receiver Julio Jones going to be a game-time decision, but the other Falcons’ wideouts, Roddy White and Harry Douglas missed practice today along with Jones. #Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip) will be a … The post Falcons’ Receivers Don’t Practice and Julio Jones...
Via Fantasy Football Chick
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

White adds to Falcons' legacy, breaks franchise record for TDs

ATLANTA -- This one was 10 seasons in the making. On Sunday at the Georgia Dome, Falcons wideout Roddy White became the franchise's all-time touchdowns leader (excluding quarterbacks), eclipsing the previous record of running back Michael Turner, who notched 61 TDs (60 rushing) for Atlanta from 2008-12. White, who tallied seven catches and 58 yards in the Falcons' 27-20 loss to the...
Via Fox Sports South
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football: Roddy White, Andre Johnson In Week 15 Starts, Sits

It’s time to put up (fantasy points) or shut up. The fantasy football playoffs are in full swing, and if you’re reading this article, it means you can’t afford to lose this week. But that doesn’t mean the road to victory will be easy. The fantasy postseason landscape is difficult to navigate, as the final stretch of an NFL season often is marked by unpredictability. Divisional...
Via NESN.com
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons still control their fate in 'crazy' NFC South

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) It's possible 5-8 never looked so good. The Atlanta Falcons have played just well enough to control their fate in the much-ridiculed NFC South, even though they can't finish the regular season with a winning record. Atlanta, which plays the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, is coming off a Monday night loss at Green Bay. Despite the loss, the Falcons still...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Secondary Has Just As Much To Worry About As Steelers

While the Pittsburgh Steelers secondary may well have a tough time contending with the passing offense of the Atlanta Falcons with quarterback Matt Ryan and wide receivers Julio Jones and Roddy White, it’s also true that the Falcons will have the same issues with the Steelers’ passing offense. The Falcons rank fifth in the league […] Falcons Secondary Has Just As Much To Worry...
Via Steelers Depot
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Week 14 Fantasy Football Injury Updates: Demaryius Thomas, Larry Fitzgerald, Roddy White, Sammy Watkins

It’s Week 14, which means every game really counts from here out in both the NFL and fantasy. Between later this afternoon, tonight and...
Via Athlon Sports
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons' White still sidelined by sprained ankle

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons are hopeful that Roddy White can shake off a sprained left ankle and play Monday at Green Bay. White, a four-time Pro Bowl pick and the franchise's career-leading receiver, hasn't practiced this week. He missed last week's home win over Arizona with the same ankle injury. Falcons coach Mike Smith said White will try to practice on Saturday...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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