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Weekly Rewind: Falcons Draft Scenario I; Proposed new uniforms for the Facons?; and some hidden gems at running back

Another week has come and gone Falcon fans. This week was highlighted by the first installment of Mike Byers’ Draft Scenarios, a column highlighting the controversial new proposed uniforms, and Shauyan Saki’s take on some under the radar running backs. Here are a few of the columns you might have missed! Mock Draft Scenario I : Click Here for Link The new proposed Atlanta Falcons...
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Falcons may trade back to draft Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

The Atlanta Falcons are picking sixth in the NFL Draft this May but there’s an expectation that they’re going to be moving around and won’t make their final selection at that slot. While Atlanta is rumored to be looking at trading up to possibly draft Jadeveon Clowney or even Sammy Watkins, there’s also a possibility that they trade down and still get a player they covet...
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A case for making Jacquizz Rodgers a feature back

I want to lay out my case for Jacquizz Rogers as the Falcons feature back in 2014. But it would be best to define some terms before we get into that. I feel like we get phrases such as “feature back”, “power back”, “change of pace guy”, and “homerun threat” muddled together far too often. We hear these terms thrown around on the networks, sports radio, and message...
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Think you know a lot about the Falcons? Test your knowledge with our Trivia Challenge!

Atlanta Falcons’ fans! It’s Friday, which means the weekend is almost here and it’s time to have some fun. Why not start the party right here with a little bit of trivia about your favorite football team! Do you know your Atlanta Falcons? Test your knowledge with this 15-question “quiz.” Find the answers by turning to the next page. See what you know, or learn something...
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Who has the best wide receiver duo in the NFL?

Recently a number of prominent media outlets, including Yahoo, ESPN, and NFL.com, have put out rankings of the top wide receiver duos in the NFL, with Chicago’s Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery topping both lists.  Some Atlanta Falcons fans have protested these rankings, claiming that Julio Jones and Roddy White were every bit as good-and […] The post Who has the best wide...
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Atlanta Falcons snubbed, not playing in one of 10 best NFL games in 2014

After much anticipation, it is now believed that the NFL will release its 2014 schedule on Tuesday, April 22. At that point, we’ll find who plays who, from Week 1 to Week 17, including all of the primetime and national TV games; that’ll provide fans with somewhat of a road map for the season. But some games are going to be so attractive that it doesn’t matter when they’re...
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Major League Soccer is coming to Atlanta!

Miami, led by David Beckham, is likely to be the site for the 23rd MLS franchise. (via SI.com) Major League Soccer is coming to Atlanta! The MLS announced Wednesday that Atlanta, currently the largest media market without an MLS team, would be the host city for the league’s 22nd team, the league would add its 22nd team, and marks the 10th MLS expansion since 2005. The new Atlanta...
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MLS Unveils Atlanta Expansion Franchise, To Begin Play In 2017

ATLANTA — Major League Soccer announced its newest team Wednesday, unveiling an expansion team for Atlanta that will begin play in 2017 at the city’s new retractable roof stadium. The team will be owned by Arthur Blank, who also owns the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons. He donned a traditional soccer scarf and was serenaded by a burgeoning fan group that calls itself “Terminus Legion...
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Falcons will host Jadeveon Clowney next week

South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, considered the top prospect in this year’s NFL draft, is scheduled to visit the Atlanta Falcons next week, according to ESPN’s NFL Nation. ESPN_NFLNation ESPN NFL Nation Jadeveon Clowney scheduled to visit Falcons next week Clowney recently visited the Jacksonville Jaguars and St. Louis Rams, and reportedly visited the […] The...
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A proposed new Atlanta Falcons uniform is pretty sweet

Proposed uniform changes for NFL teams is nothing new. Every week, some sort of idea seems to pop up – from radical redesigns to Star Wars themed tweaks to subtle changes. Most are interesting, but fairly laughable. One new batch, however is worth taking a look at. Jesse Alkire, a freelance graphic artist / designer from Chicago, recently put his spin on each NFL team’s uniform...
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Falcons Will Be Boosted By Players Returning From Injuries

Teams in the National Football League are supposed to have a ‘next-man up’ mentality. If you do happen to get struck by injuries, you should have the resiliencey to bounce back. If there is ever a point though where injuries might be acceptable to use an excuse is the 2013-14 Atlanta Falcons. Key players for the ‘dirty birds’ went down week after week. Most of the players...
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cover32 Mock Draft: The Atlanta Falcons are on the clock

All 32 sites contributed to a full mock of the first round of the NFL Draft. In the case of the Atlanta Falcons, there were multiple factors contributing to our selection. Would a premiere pass rusher become there at #6? Could we secure an elite left tackle? Or, were there any surprise players on our board? To see how the cover32 Mock Draft unfolded for the first round click here...
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Report: Jake Matthews visited the Bills, worked out for the Falcons

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Former Texans A&M left tackle Jake Matthews recently visited the Buffalo Bills and worked out for the Atlanta Falcons. Texas A&M star LT Jake Matthews visited the #Bills last week & worked out for #Falcons the previous week. Both fits make a ton of sense. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet...
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Falcons Waive Falcons CB Saeed Lee & TE Adam Nissley

  The Atlanta Falcons waived CB Saeed Lee and TE Adam Nissley on Tuesday, according to the NFL transactions release. Lee, 23, signed with the Falcons as an undrafted free agent out of Alabama State last year. He unfortuntely suffered a right knee injury back in July. Nissley, 25, was also signed as an undrafted free agent out of UCF. He has yet to appear in a game over the...
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Atlanta Falcons workout Marshawn Lynch type RB, DJ Adams

Per source, the Atlanta Falcons worked out Marshawn Lynch type running back DJ Adams from Portland State. According to our source the workout went well for Adams who won came away with the team Most Valuable Player honor, as the Portland State football program handed out its 2013 season awards. Adams was a worthy honoree as the team's MVP. He led the Vikings in rushing (1,600 ...
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Atlanta Falcons have three prospects in visiting

Today the Atlanta Falcons have three prospects visiting their facility.  All three are expected to be in different rounds.  The first is Jake Matthews the former Texas A&M offensive tackle that would be an amazing fit for the Falcons at the sixth pick if he makes it that far.  The second is Nevin Lawson the […] The post Atlanta Falcons have three prospects in visiting appeared...
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Power Rankings: Atlanta Falcons have had a top-10 offseason so far in 2014

Since the 2013 NFL season ended 10 weeks ago, every team in the NFL has made changes. Both winners and losers from last year have been busy making adjustments. Some have revamped their coaching staff. Some have turned over their roster. Some have done a little bit of both. But none, not a single one, have stood pat. During this firestorm of activity, every team believes they’ve...
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NFL Draft: Could the Falcons look to move up?

The Atlanta Falcons will soon be on the clock with the No. 6 in the NFL Draft. What are their main needs and could they look to move up the draftboard?
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Falcons Mock Draft Scenario 1: What happens if there is not an early run on Quarterbacks?

It is Mock Draft season amongst NFL enthusiasts. Over the next few weeks leading up to the NFL Draft, I will be providing full seven round mock scenarios for your reading pleasure. I would love your feedback, so feel free to engage in the discussions below or send us your feedback on Twitter: @cover32_ATL Each week, I will explore new scenarios such as trading up, trading down, or...
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MLS to Atlanta – More Questions than Answers

It took William Tecumseh Sherman and the Union Army just over three years to penetrate the heart of the South and invade the city of Atlanta. Though the stakes are not quite as dire, Don Garber and Major League Soccer will attempt a similarly risky invasion beginning Wednesday. Garber and millionaire entrepreneur Arthur Blank will host a “Celebration of Soccer” at Centennial...
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Montana’s Jordan Tripp had a visit with the Atlanta Falcons

Jordan Tripp the linebacker from Montana is climbing draft boards every day it seems.  Tripp the 6’3, 240 pound backer visited the Atlanta Falcons on Monday according to Gil Brandt. NFL.com’s Gil Brandt first reported Tripp would make a pre-draft visit, and the linebacker prospect was actually was in Atlanta on Monday visiting with the […] The post Montana’s Jordan Tripp...
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Atlanta Falcons schedule workout with Sacramento State punter Justin Weldon

Per source, the Atlanta Falcons will be working out Sacramento State punter, Justin Weldon. He set the Sacramento State single-season and career records for punting and finished his career with an average of 44.2 which breaks a record which has held since 1969. Weldon also set the single-season record with an average of 44.9. His 78 yard punt against UC Davis is the longes...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons rumors: Atlanta will draft pass rusher in second round according to draft guru

It's no secret that the Atlanta Falcons need help on both the offensive and defensive lines despite the additions made in free agency. Next up the draft and the Falcons hold the sixth overall pick and have three selections in the first seventy picks in a draft that is according to the experts, the best for many years.Although mock drafts will change over the next few weeks, currently...
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Under the radar prospects: Running Back

The running back position has been devalued in the draft process. In 2013, for the first time in decades a running back was not taken in the first round. However, the Falcons need a consistent running back in 2014. They cannot allow for the broken shell of Steven Jackson and the inconsistent JacQuizz Rodgers to carry the load. Last season, the ball club finished dead last in the...
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Why the Atlanta Falcons should trade up in the first round

With the upcoming NFL Draft less than a month away, there are plenty of story-lines to analyze and various situations that could happen as teams are trying to better their rosters through this year’s draft class.  Many questions have surrounded what are arguably two of the most exciting players to play college football in Johnny Manziel and Jadeveon Clowney, and where they will...
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