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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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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...
Via AP on Fox
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Atlanta Falcons don’t earn any 2014 first quarter NFL defensive awards

There’s an old saying in the NFL: Teams can’t win a championship in September, but they certainly can lose one. Translation? Getting off to a good start doesn’t ensure late-season success, but struggling out of the gates almost guarantees that a team won’t be playing in January. That’s why taking a moment to look at the state of the NFL one-fourth of the way through the...
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Did any Atlanta Falcons crack the latest NFL heroes and goats list?

Some teams are off to a fast start, others are stumbling out of the gates, and a majority are languishing somewhere in the middle. That’s the NFL landscape after four games. How did each team get to their current point? In part, it was because of the performance, good or bad, of some key players and coaches. Some helped their team, while others hurt the squad. Who fell into each...
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Hawley, Holmes out for season, Moore out at least seven games

After an injury-plagued, four-win season a year ago, the Atlanta Falcons had hoped to avoid mass injuries among the starters in 2014. Four weeks into the season, those hopes have been shattered. The team announced on Tuesday that center Joe Hawley and offensive tackle Lamar Holmes have been placed on injured reserve, ending their season. Both players were injured in Sunday'...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Atlanta Falcons shut out of NFL offensive awards (and disappointments) so far

There’s an old saying in the NFL: Teams can’t win a championship in September, but they certainly can lose one. Translation? Getting off to a good start doesn’t ensure late-season success, but struggling out of the gates almost guarantees that a team won’t be playing in January. That’s why taking a moment to look at the state of the NFL one-fourth of the way through the...
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Falcons Place two Starting Offensive Linemen on IR

Injuries just won’t let the Atlanta Falcons succeed. Fresh off a 2013 campaign that saw them lose multiple starters on both sides of the ball, the Falcons have once again found themselves victim of the injury bug. Starting left tackle Sam Baker was lost for the season with a torn patellar tendon back in August. While that was a huge loss in and of itself, the news today that Atlanta...
Via Sportsnaut
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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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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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Falcons Sign OT Cameron Bradfield

  As part of a flurry of roster moves, the Atlanta Falcons signed former Jaguars OT Cameron Bradfield, according to Vaughn McClure. The Falcons placed OT Lamar Holmes, and C Joe Hawley on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday, making it critical to bring in additional bodies on the offensive line. Bradfield, 27, spent three seasons with the Jaguars before being placed on waivers...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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Falcons Place C Joe Hawley & OT Lamar Holmes On Season-Ending I.R.

The Atlanta Falcons announced that they have placed starters C Joe Hawley and OT Lamar Holmes on season-ending injured reserve on Tuesday. The Falcons have placed Joe Hawley (knee) and Lamar Holmes (foot) are being placed on IR today. — Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) September 30, 2014 Recent reports mentioned that Hawley could be done for the season after he suffered a...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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Atlanta Falcons are the 14th best team in football, according to Power Rankings

Believe it or not, the majority of the NFL has reached the quarter pole of the season; four games down, with 12 to play. As a result, it’s pretty easy to see which teams are headed in the right direction and which ones need to start looking ahead to 2015 and beyond. What teams are in which category? The editors at cover32 gathered to assemble this week’s Power Rankings in an...
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Are the Falcons a trend or mirage?

Fortunes in the NFL can change very quickly, and no team demonstrates that better than the Atlanta Falcons. Last season’s 4–12 finish put them in the basement of the NFC South, but with two wins in the first three games this season, they grabbed the division lead and became the highest scoring team in the league. Atlanta scored 56 points en route to a drubbing of the Tampa Bay...
Via The Sports Post
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Mike Smith Picks His Nose, Pulls Out Booger (And Eats It, Not Really)

So, the Atlanta Falcons lost to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. That wasn’t the lowlight for the Falcons, however. Head coach Mike Smith easily earns the honors on this one. [Holdout Sports] The post Mike Smith Picks His Nose, Pulls Out Booger (And Eats It, Not Really) appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Falcons coach Mike Smith picks his nose, pulls out giant booger (Video)

The video doesn't lie: Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith was caught picking his nose during Sunday's game against Minnesota...and pulled out a GIANT booger.Don't believe us?  Check it out for yourself: Now that's just nasty.DISCLAIMER: Holdout Sports does not condone nose picking. Kids, don't do this at home.H/T Deadspin.Related posts:Jim Boeheim picks...
Via Holdout Sports
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Redskins add safety Jamarca Sanford, re-sign Richard Crawford

The Washington Redskins have announced the signings of safety Jamarca Sanford and cornerback Richard Crawford to their 53-man roster. NEWS: #Redskins make roster moves. Check back with http://t.co/baXnHba3hA for more info. pic.twitter.com/o197Yb96rc — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) September 29, 2014 The Redskins secondary has been depleted with injuries. Last week cornerback...
Via KCM Sports
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VIDEO: Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith is a special kind of speed demon

Yesterday’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings was not a pretty one for the Atlanta Falcons. There are no moral victories in the NFL, but at the very least they did see a few bright spots. Devin Hester continues to demand more playing time at wide receiver, Roddy White and Julio Jones look strong, and running back Antone Smith is turning into a dangerous weapon in the open field. Check...
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Roddy White Gets 14 Targets In Week 4

Falcons receiver Roddy White was active as promised and led the team with 14 targets in Week 4 against Minnesota.Fantasy Spin:His hamstring injury was never a real concern. He turned those targets into 73 yards and one touchdown. We think Ryan forced the ball to White too often and down the road will utilize Julio Jones more, but we're happy to see White was healthy.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones Posts Worst Stat-line of the Year

Falcons receiver Julio Jones had a very pedestrian six catch, 82-yard day.Fantasy Spin:Ryan targeted Roddy White 14 times and Jones eight times and Devin Hester seven times.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
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Matt Ryan Throws 3 TDs In Week 4 Loss

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan continues to struggle on the road, though he did throw for 298 yards and three touchdowns.Fantasy Spin:He also threw two interceptions and that's five in two road games this year after throwing 14 on the road (versus three at home) last season. He's become an "only start at home guy."
Via Fantasy Football Champs
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Falcons will work out veteran guard Uche Nwaneri

The Atlanta Falcons will be working out Uche Nwaneri sometime this week according to Adam Caplan. Nwaneri was a starting offensive gaurd for the Jaguars when Mike Tice was the the tight ends coach in J-Ville. @vxmcclure23: Last retweet, my guy Adam Caplan reporting about Falcons looking into Uche Nwaneri, who was with Jaguars when […] The post Falcons will work out veteran guard...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
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Falcons Expected To Bring In Veteran G Uche Nwaneri For A Workout

ESPN’s Adam Caplan reports that the Atlanta Falcons are expected to bring in veteran G Uche Nwaneri for a workout at some point this week. The Falcons suffered numerous injuries to their offensive line during Sunday’s loss to the Vikings and were forced to play Levine Toilolo at right tackle, so it makes plenty of sense for them to target upgrades this week. Nwaneri, 30,...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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Photos of Falcons head coach Mike Smith picking his nose

Falcons head coach Mike Smith was busy picking his nose while his team got gashed by the Vikings on Sunday. h/t Deadspin var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading... ZergNet The post Photos of Falcons head coach Mike Smith picking his nose appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
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Samuel L Jackson’s Tweets About The Atlanta Falcons Are Gold (Photo)

Whenever we see Samuel L Jackson’s tweets about the Falcons, they are reason for laughter. He keeps it real.  Not only does Snoop Dogg vent about their teams. Samuel L Jackson’s tweets in regards to the Falcons are life. I can imagine him yelling at the TV. Here’s how Jackson was excited. If you saw the score of yesterday’s game, you’d understand why he went off. Got my...
Via Geeks and Cleats
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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