Roddy out, Darius Johnson promoted from practice squad

Earlier this week, Shann Schillinger was cut so the Falcons could make a roster move. That move is calling up rookie WR Darius Johnson from the practice squad because Roddy White will not be playing today against Tampa Bay.  With Roddy and Julio out, here are the receivers that Matt Ryan will be throwing to today.... Harry Douglas- 16 rec for 219 yds and 0 TD ...
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October 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons Waive Safety Shann Schillinger

Shann Schillinger’s release can only mean the Falcons are making a move soon. (Kevin C. Cox) The Atlanta Falcons have waived safety Shann Schillinger. Schillinger was selected in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He was primarily a special teamer, recording 13 tackles in 36 games. His release opens up a roster spot for the Falcons. Expect a move to fill that roster spot soon...
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October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons Release Safety Shann Schillinger

The veteran safety spent parts of three seasons in Atlanta. Shann Schillinger was one of the Falcons I fully expected to get the axe this off-season given that the Falcons drafted two intriguing young safety prospects in Kemal Ishmael and Zeke Motta. That axe didn't come until seven weeks into the season. This is a surprise at this point in the season. The Falcons held on to...
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October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

The Five Most Surprising Players to Make the Falcons Roster

The Atlanta Falcons have announced their 2013 roster as well as their practice squad. There still may be tweaks to the roster but right now this is the team that will hit the field against the New Orleans Saints in game one. Let's take a look at the five players that I'm most surprised made the roster. OL Ryan Schraeder, Terren Jones- the fact that two UDFAs are...
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September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Roster Talk: Defense

Is Schillinger on the bubble? Earlier, I broke down many of the position battles and how the roster could break on the offense. Now I’m going to turn my attention to the defense which seems to have a lot less question marks. Most of the roster spots seem relatively sewn up, but the last few spots at each position group still seem to be up in the air. And guys will have one last...
August 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons draft Mississippi State S Charles Mitchell

The Atlanta Falcons have picked Mississippi State strong safety Charles Mitchell in the middle of the sixth round of the NFL draft. Atlanta has three safeties returning from 2011 - starters Thomas DeCoud and William Moore and backup Shann Schillinger. Mitchell played in all 50 games of his career and made 37 starts at safety with Mississippi State. He is the second defensive player...
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April 28, 2012  |  Discuss
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