NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have promoted linebacker Justin Staples to the roster from the practice squad and filled that spot by signing linebacker Yawin Smallwood.
The Titans announced the moves Thursday.
The 6-foot-4 Staples joined the practice squad in September and was on the Cleveland practice squad at times during the past two years. He was undrafted out of...
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November 20, 2014
The cuts have already begun ahead of the August 30th deadline. Who are some notable names the Chicago Bears may want to look at?
Yawin Smallwood – LB – Cut from: Atlanta Falcons
Linebacker remains an unfinished product for the Bears so they can’t afford to stop looking for help. One interesting name that popped loose from Atlanta is Yawin Smallwood. The Falcons 7th...
ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have cut 12 players, including linebacker Yawin Smallwood, a seventh-round pick from Connecticut, and running back Josh Vaughan.
The cuts left the Falcons with 63 players. The team must make 10 more cuts by Saturday's 4 p.m. deadline.
Among other players released were wide receiver Freddie Martino, who caught a 67-yard touchdown pass in Thursday...
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August 29, 2014
Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports that veteran OL Pat McQuistan is among the players released by the Atlanta Falcons as they work to get down to 53 players.
Other players released/waived so far include: LB Pat Angerer, LB Yawin Smallwood (seventh-round pick), FB Maurice Hagens, and RB Josh Vaughan.
McQuistan, 31, signed with the Falcons a few weeks, so the odds were against...
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the Falcons are cutting LBs Pat Angerer and Yawin Smallwood as they work to get down to 53 players.
The Falcons signed Angerer to a contract a little over a month ago, but beat writers didn’t expect him to make the team.
Angerer, 27, was selected by the Colts in the second-round draft of the 2010 NFL Draft. Last year, he totaled...
With the Atlanta Falcons’ training camp set to get underway in just less than a month, it’s time to start looking at some of the more competitive position battles that will take place leading up to the season opener against the hated rival New Orleans Saints.
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Inside linebacker was a position with little doubt as to whom the opening day starters would be, but...
Rookie mini-camps are in the books and now it is on to the next phase of offseason workouts: O.T.A.’s. There is another phase of the offseason that is just as important: Monetary investments in the newbies of the franchise better known as rookies.
On Thursday rookie running back and former Florida State standout Devonta Freeman agreed to a deal. With the signing, Freeman becomes...
The Atlanta Falcons announced on Sunday that they have signed five draft picks to four-year contracts.
Among the players signed are: fourth-round pick OLB Prince Shembo, CB Ricardo Allen, LB , LB Yawin Smallwood and LB Tyler Starr.
Shembo is the most notable among this group as the Falcons used a fourth-round selection on him last week. Atlanta is widely expected to transition...
Atlanta Falcons 6th OT Jake Matthews/Texas A&M 37th DT Ra’Shede Hageman/Minnesota 68th S Dezman Southward/Wisconsin 103rd RB Devonta Freeman/Florida State 139th LB Prince Shembo/Notre Dame 147th CB Ricardo Allen/Purdue 168th LB Marquis Spruill/Syracuse 253rd LB Yawin Smallwood/Connecticut 255th LB Tyler Starr/South Dakota The Falcons had a disastrous 2013 season with failed...