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Falcons Add Four to Open Free Agency

After a weekend filled with rumors and speculation, the Atlanta Falcons opened up free agency relatively quietly compared to some other teams. But that doesn’t mean the team didn’t make steps to attempt at improving on a 6-10 2014 campaign.In total, as of this writing, the Falcons signed four players. Over the weekend, they also inked backup quarterback TJ Yates, safety Charles...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons re-sign backup QB T.J. Yates

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed backup quarterback T.J. Yates. Yates was traded to the Falcons from Houston for linebacker Akeem Dent before the 2014 season. He could have become an unrestricted free agent Tuesday. Yates appeared in only one game last season, completing three of four passes for 64 yards with one interception. The 27-year-old quarterback completed...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons Re-Sign QB T.J. Yates To A One-Year Deal

Adam Caplan reports that the Falcons have re-signed QB T.J. Yates to a one-year contract worth $1.5 million. Vaughn McClure recently reported that Yates was drawing interest from four teams other than the Falcons. Yates, 27, is a former fifth round pick of the Texans back in 2011. He came over in a trade with the Texans that sent ILB Akeem Dent to Houston. Last year, Yates wound ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: T.J. Yates, Eagles, Panthers, Saints, & Vikings

T.J. Yates Vaughn McClure reports that free agent QB T.J. Yates is drawing interest from four teams other than the Falcons. Eagles Dianna Marie Russini reports that Eagles HC Chip Kelly wasn’t going to restructure RB LeSean McCoy‘s contract, even though he wanted a raise from his $9.75 million base salary. Panthers Joel Corry mentions that TE ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Counting down the top five free agents the Denver Broncos should target

NFL free agency is set to begin on March 10th and the Denver Broncos have a number of holes that they will need to fill. Not only do they have multiple positions that have room for improvement but they also have numerous players that are set to become free agents themselves… AROUND COVER32 Free Agency Preview: The top-10 running backs on the open market First and 10: Ten teams...
Via cover32
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the Houston Texans Missing Former Quarterback T.J. Yates?

When the Houston Texans traded quarterback T.J. Yates to the Atlanta Falcons part of the team's history went with him. He did win the franchise's first playoff game during his rookie season, but since than he just didn't have much to offer. After barley playing in 2012 he was given a quick hook in 2013 after imploding against the Rams in mid-October.He never set foot on the playing...
Via FatManWriting
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons QB T.J. Yates named a top-5 hero in NFL from last week

Most people consider the final preseason game as a throwaway; regular starters don’t play, so it’s reserved mostly for guys who will be selling insurance three days later. But that notion, while grounded in some element of truth, isn’t 100 percent accurate. In fact, some on the bubble were able to play their way onto (and off of) rosters last week. Who fell into each category...
Via cover32 - Falcons
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Heroes and Goats: Five who did and didn’t shine in heading into Week 1

Most people consider the final preseason game as a throwaway; regular starters don’t play, so it’s reserved mostly for guys who will be selling insurance three days later. But that notion, while grounded in some element of truth, isn’t 100 percent accurate. In fact, some on the bubble were able to play their way onto (and off of) rosters last week. Who fell into each category...
Via cover32
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fake Selfie Celebration Makes Its Way To The NFL

After sacking Atlanta Falcons quarterback TJ Yates, Jacksonville Jaguars defenders Andre Branch and Ryan Davis ran into the end zone and took a fake selfie to celebrate. They weren’t the only ones that thought of this though. Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill took a selfie in the end zone after scoring a touchdown. [Bleacher […] The post The Fake Selfie Celebration...
Via Diehardsport
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Falcons’ best post-season move will not have immediate impact

The Falcons haven’t had much success when it comes to relying on backup quarterbacks, and fortunately they haven’t had to rely on them too much, but as the saying goes “It’s better to be safe than sorry.” The Falcons recently traded LB Akeem Dent to the Houston Texans in return for QB TJ Yates and waivered the former backup QB Dominique Davis. Davis served as the backup...
Via cover32 - Falcons
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Can the Falcons get back to their 2012 form?

All of us would like the Falcon’s to repeat the success they had in 2012, and bounce back from last season’s car-wreck. Missing the Superbowl by less than 5 yards is one of the most disappointing instances in recent Falcons’ history, if not of all time. If this year’s team expects to achieve relative success in comparison to the Falcons’ team that should have made the Superbowl...
Via cover32 - Falcons
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Camp Battles: Quarterback

As the anticipation mounts for the approach of the 2014 Falcons training camp, the main position of focus for Atlanta is the quarterbacks. Matty Ice is rock solid and the obvious starter come week one. However, it’s the quarterbacks who are typically rocking the headsets and carrying the clipboards on the sidelines who are just as important. The Falcons have added some key backups...
Via cover32 - Falcons
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons announce partnership with CogniSens

The Atlanta Falcons have announced a partnership with CogniSens Inc., via their official website on Monday June, 23, that the team plans on using a 3-d mental training program called NeuroTracker in order to improve upon awareness and focus. The NeuroTracker program was developed by Canadian neuroscientist Dr. Jocelyn Faubert. He originally was trying to help senior citizens deal...
Via isportsweb.com
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Experience was key with Falcons' trade for QB Yates

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff was burning the midnight oil on the eve of his team's final day of minicamp. In a single night, Dimitroff pulled off a pair of moves intended to upgrade the Falcons' depth -- something that proved to be a glaring weakness for Atlanta's 4-12 campaign last year. The Falcons acquired backup quarterback T.J. Yates...
Via Fox Sports South
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

10 NFL teams have new proposed nicknames, are the Houston Texans one?

Momentum is building for the Washington Redskins to change their nickname, to the point where it now seems like an inevitable conclusion. Dan Snyder and Company almost assuredly know that, which is why they’ve registered Bravehearts as a possible new moniker for the franchise. But there are plenty of other teams who could use a facelift. Two weeks ago, the editors at cover32 used...
Via cover32 - Texans
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Waive QB Dominique Davis

  The Atlanta Falcons announced that they have waived QB Dominique Davis on Thursday. The Falcons have waived QB Dominique Davis. — Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) June 19, 2014 This comes just hours after reports surfaced that the Falcons had traded for Texans’ backup QB T.J. Yates. Davis signed with the Falcons as an undrafted free agent out of Boston College back in...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

I Hate Thursday: Goodbye T.J. Yates, Hello Ryan Fitzpatrick

In this week’s edition of “I Hate Thursday” we recap the Houston Texans and their decision to say good-bye to T.J. Yates while giving Ryan Fitzpatrick the nod to become the team starter. I did already have some form of a take on this yesterday, but I will try to explain more in-depth as to why this is a mistake. First off, yes Yates wasn’t as good as advertised. In 2011,...
Via cover32 - Texans
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Swap QB T.J. Yates for Falcons LB Akeem Dent

The Houston Texans made a trade yesterday that sent one of their back-up quarterbacks, T.J. Yates, to the Atlanta Falcons for one of their linebackers, Akeem Dent. The trade was a simple player for player swap that was just a couple of teams getting rid of players that they no longer had a use for. Why This Makes Sense for the Texans According to many reports, it seemed as though...
Via The Garbage Time
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking: Houston Texans trade quarterback

After Ryan Fitzpatrick was named as the starter for the Houston Texans, it was then revealed reportedly that the team released T.J. Yates. That isn’t what ended up happening, as the team actually traded him to the Atlanta Falcons for linebacker Akeem Dent. According to Jason La Canfora of the report (link above) the team informed him that he would not be with the team, but they...
Via cover32 - Texans
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Trade: Atlanta acquires T.J. Yates from Texans

It was announced Tuesday that the Texans had released three-year QB T.J. Yates [article here]. What we didn't know, however, was that this release was actually a trade. It wasn't until Wednesday that we found out the Texans traded Yates to the Falcons in return for a LB.#184413152 / gettyimages.comTexans trade QB T.J. Yates to Falcons for LB Akeem Dent, per league source.— ProFootballTalk...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking: Atlanta Falcons make an ideal trade with the Houston Texans

In a rather surprising move, The Falcons announced that they traded inside linebacker Akeem Dent to the Houston Texans for quarterback T.J. Yates. Dent, a fourth year veteran, appeared in 15 games last season with 7 starts. He had 51 tackles and 1.5 sacks in the 2013 season. He was an Atlanta fan favorite due to his local roots, he played college football at The University of Georgia...
Via cover32 - Falcons
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons acquire experienced QB Yates in trade with Texans

Hours after Falcons coach Mike Smith discussed his team's open competition at the quarterback spot behind starter Matt Ryan, Atlanta's front office all but ended the conversation. The Falcons acquired former Texans starter T.J. Yates in a two-player trade on Wednesday night, sending linebacker Akeem Dent to Houston in return. The acquisition assures the Falcons have plenty of insurance...
Via Fox Sports South
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Trade T.J. Yates to the Atlanta Falcons

So the Houston Texans apparently did not cut T.J. Yates on Tuesday, which was widely reported. They decided to keep him on the roster for an extra 24 hours in order to see if they could work out a deal.  Fortunately for the Texans, they found a trade partner in the form of the Atlanta Falcons, who gave up linebacker Akeem Dent for the backup quarterback (via CSN Houston). The Texans...
Via Sportsnaut
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans News: Houston cuts T.J. Yates, name Ryan Fitzpatrick starter

The Houston Texans' QB situation has been a long, complicated mess; one that has surfaced NFL talk for months now. This "mess" is accompanied by four QB's, all of whom are looking to captivate the Texans starting QB role. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Case Keenum, T.J. Yates and Tom Savage all partake in this QB battle, and each supposedly has a dog in the fight.#459509199 / gettyimages.comMany...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Grading the Houston Texans quarterback situation handling

In this week’s edition of “Grade Day,” we will be looking at the Houston Texans in terms of how management had handled the quarterback situation, which is controversial, to say the least. For starters, new head coach Bill O’Brien named Ryan Fitzpatrick as the starting quarterback for the 2014 season. The choice alone should be considered controversial, considering how he...
Via cover32 - Texans
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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