NFL Notes: Buccaneers, Falcons, Jets, Steelers, Titans

Buccaneers Buccaneers signed DE George Uko to their practice squad. Buccaneers released P Jacob Schum from their practice squad. Falcons S William Moore, who returned to practice on Tuesday, said he expects to play in Week 13’s game against the Cardinals. (D. Orlando Ledbetter) Jets Seth Walder of the New York Daily News takes a look at some players on the Jets who may not...
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Can the Falcons Recover?

Atlanta is on the road again this week to MetLife Stadium to play the New York Giants. It’s an infamous place to play, as it marks one of the worst moments in the Mike Smith era. As someone who lives in New York and attended that game seeing the Falcons play for the first time ever, I’m still shaking my head from that atrocity. That was over two years ago, as both teams have...
Via Pro Football Spot
October 03, 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 team...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Need Moore's Leadership, Make Roster Moves

William Moore may not be able to play football for the Atlanta Falcons because of his injury suffered in the loss to the Minnesota Vikings, but the defensive back is being counted on to lend a hand in the leadership of the secondary and the players brought in to help replace Moore and others on the injury list.According to the Falcons website, the team made an announcement Tuesday...
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October 01, 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...
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Week5, Top 3 NFL Picks

    Season-To-Date: 6-6   Houston Texans at Dallas Cowboys: The battle for Texas bragging rights features a pair of 3-1 teams.  The Cowboys played one of their best games in years against the Saints.  Dallas should avoid a letdown because next week they play at Seattle and could easily be 3-3 if they stumble against the Texans.  Dallas has the offensive line to deal with...
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons' OL loses C Hawley, RT Holmes for rest of season

  The Atlanta Falcons are facing a dramatic overhaul on their offensive line after announcing Tuesday that injuries have ended the seasons for center Joe Hawley and right tackle Lamar Holmes. Atlanta's defense also took a big hit as safety William Moore will miss at least eight weeks with a shoulder injury. Hawley (right knee) and Holmes (foot) were placed on injured reserve...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons' OL loses Hawley, Holmes for season

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons are facing a dramatic overhaul on their offensive line after announcing Tuesday that injuries have ended the seasons for center Joe Hawley and right tackle Lamar Holmes. Atlanta's defense also took a big hit as safety William Moore will miss at least eight weeks with a shoulder injury. Hawley (right knee) and Holmes (foot) were placed...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Lose Hawley, Holmes for Year; Moore Placed on Short-Term IR

Joe Hawley’s absence will be felt. (Michael Conroy) After losing Sam Baker in preseason, the Atlanta Falcons lose two more starting offensive linemen: center Joe Hawley and right tackle Lamar Holmes. Mike Smith says Joe Hawley, Lamar Holmes heading for IR. — Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) September 30, 2014 Additionally, William Moore was placed on short-term injured reserve...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons place two offensive linemen on injured reserve

This loss to the Minnesota Vikings just keeps getting worse and worse for the Atlanta Falcons. Losing the game was bad enough, but now it sounds like a number of key performers are going to be out for an extended period of time. According to the team’s official twitter account, both Joe Hawley and Lamar Holmes have been placed on injured reserve: The Falcons have placed Joe Hawley...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Place S William Moore On Short-Term I.R.

The Atlanta Falcons announced that they have placed S William Moore on injured reserve with designation to return on Tuesday. The Falcons will place S William Moore (shoulder) on IR designated to return. — Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) September 30, 2014 Moore, 29, signed a five-year, $29.512 million contract that included $14 million guaranteed with the Falcons back in March...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Four Downs: Falcons' defense shredded in loss to Vikings

The Atlanta Falcons gave up 41 points to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, and that wasn't even one of their biggest problems. Minnesota scored 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to win by 13, and romped down the field at will on Atlanta's defense, racking up 558 total yards of offense. The Falcons were also brutalized by injuries. Starting safety William Moore, and...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Ready to Face Saints in Season Opener

The Atlanta Falcons are ready. The team is putting 2013 in the rearview mirror and moving the bus forward in an effort to show 2014 can be just as exciting as 2012.That was the season where these Falcons were ranked first in the NFC playoffs and were on their path to the Super Bowl before meeting the upstart San Francisco 49ers. With all the parts back to a pretty potent offense...
Via Football Nation
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons look to bounce back from dismal season

ATLANTA (AP) This is new territory for the Atlanta Falcons. At least for these guys. The Falcons plummeted to 4-12 last season, a bitter disappointment for a team that nearly went to the Super Bowl the previous year. Now, everyone is curious how the team will bounce back from its first losing mark since 2007, given only a handful of players on the current roster were even with the...
Via AP on Fox
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

No more excuses, Atlanta must improve in the trenches

The only thing sadder than the Falcons 2013 rushing attack, would have been the sorry excuse for a run defense that the team fielded. While a couple of players, namely Paul Worrilow, excelled at bringing at defending the run, the Falcons’ defense was marred by both mediocre play and a handful of injuries. Ultimately, the Falcons ended up allowing 135.8 yards a game (2,173 total...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Significance of the Atlanta Falcons’ secondary in 2014

With training camp starting a week from now, one component of the Falcons unit to keep an eye on is the secondary. The Falcons could definitely use some fine tuning in that department, especially considering they finished in the bottom ten in the NFL last season in passing yards allowed. There are high expectations for the secondary heading in to camp. Falcons’ secondary coach...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Falcons that you would want to be friends with

This offseason, a lot of time has been spent analyzing, reporting, and speculating everything that’s been going on with the Atlanta Falcons. We spend so much time thinking about and discussing what the Dirty Birds can do on the field that we almost forget that they are normal people, just like us. The Falcons have a lot of guys on the roster with great personalities. With that...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 HBO Hard Knocks: Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons announced Thursday that they will be featured on HBO Sports’ award-winning documentary series HARD KNOCKS. Training Camp with the Falcons debuts on August 5. “We are excited about the opportunity to give our fans a behind the scenes look at what it takes to prepare an NFL team for the rigors of a 16-game regular season and beyond,” said Falcons Owner &...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Dwight Lowery is quietly making a name for himself this offseason

Some of you are probably thinking “when did Dwight Lowery sign with the Falcons?” Honestly, it’s not that ridiculous of a question. Former Jet, and Jaguar, free safety Dwight Lowery’s signing with the Atlanta Falcons in April was a little on the quiet side. On the contrary, his performance in OTAs has been anything but. With his sights set on the starting role alongside Falcons...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Random Draft Grade A Day | 2009 Atlanta Falcons

During this slow time between now and the start of the NFL season, I will drop in from time to time and grade a randon team’s draft from a random year using my draft grade a day scale.   All classes will be at least three years old, and will be from no earlier than 2005.   POINTS SCALE Round 1: 0-5 Round 2: 0-4 Round 3: 0-3 Round 4: 0-2 Round 5: 0-1 Round 6 & 7: Same...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Source: Safety Kimario McFadden worked out for Atlanta Falcons

Per source, South Carolina State safety Kimario McFadden had a workout with the Atlanta Falcons. McFadden was a second team All-MEAC selection at safety, in 2013. He recorded 57 tackles, 2.5 sacks and one interception last season. Currently, the Falcons have William Moore, Dwight Lowery, Zeke Motta, Sean Baker and Kemal Ishmael at the position.
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Defense Needs to Improve

Heading into the 2014 NFL season, the Atlanta Falcons have to change their defensive game plan. They’re going to stay in the 4-3 defensive scheme, but things have to change. realfantasyfootball.net While discussing the new approach to the defensive game plan, it’s not a surprise that head coach Mike Smith did not reveal too much considering that’s the way he’s always been...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons news: William Moore sounds off on the release of team mate Thomas DeCoud.

It didn't come as much of a surprise when the Atlanta Falcons cut free safety Thomas DeCoud back on March the 11th, there also weren't too many people in Atlanta complaining about the move, until now.DeCoud's team mate and friend, safety William Moore sounded off about the move reports ESPN's Vaughn McClure.McClure reports:"That was my guy off the field and a...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

A glimpse into the Atlanta secondary

The Atlanta Falcons have overhauled their secondary over the last few seasons. Electing to draft two rookies with their first two selections in the 2013 Draft, Atlanta made the notion that their veterans were not doing a good enough job. This offseason, Asante Samuel was one of the first members of the secondary to get his walking papers, and he may not be the last. Thomas DeCoud...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Top five moments from the Atlanta Falcons 2013 season

Despite a very disappointing 4-12 season, where the Atlanta Falcons had hoped for a Super Bowl season, there were a few bright spots for this team. They were competitive all season long, and did play in some very exciting games. Here are the five best moments from the 2013 season: 5. Falcons knock off Rams for first win of the season In their home opener during week 2, the Falcons...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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