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Atlanta Falcons are the 2015 NFL draft winners!

The 2015 NFL draft is over, and in my opinion the Atlanta Falcons are the 2015 NFL draft winners! Having missed the playoffs the past 2 seasons which ultimately led to the dismissal of coach Mike Smith and hiring of Seattle Seahawks Dan Quinn, the Atlanta Falcons impressed me during the draft. With a team with a great offense led by star quarterback Matt Ryan, receivers Julio Jones...
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Falcons sign former Titans fullback Collin Mooney

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have signed fullback Collin Mooney, who started four games for the Tennessee Titans in 2013. Mooney had six catches for 32 yards and no carries in 12 games for the Titans last season. He had five carries for 19 yards in two games in 2012. He was cut before the 2014 season. The 5-foot-10, 238-pound back will compete with returning starter Patrick...
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The driving force behind Atlanta Falcons rookie Vic Beasley

The Atlanta Falcons are still riding an emotional high after scoring big in the NFL Draft over the weekend. The team started out by getting the pass rusher they needed, but were able to grab the player they had been targeting all along with the No. 8 pick in Vic Beasley of Clemson. Besides the obvious speed that Beasley brings to the defense he also offers flexibility on the defensive...
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Falcons Sign RB Collin Mooney

The Atlanta Falcons announced the signing of RB Collin Mooney on Monday. The Falcons have signed West Point’s all-time single season rushing leader Collin Mooney today #RiseUp pic.twitter.com/CK0wkhT3Ht — Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) May 4, 2015 Mooney, 29, originally signed on with the Titans as an undrafted free agent out of back in 2012. He spent ...
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Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff: Focus is on Julio Jones contract

The Atlanta Falcons had one of the better showings in the 2015 NFL draft. But now their focus is on shoring up the wide receiver position for the long term. Team general manager Thomas Dimitroff’s next offseason priority is to figure out a new contract for receiver Julio Jones. ESPN’s Vaughn McClure reports that the Falcons and Jones’ agent, Jimmy Sexton, have not yet engaged...
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Jalen Collins explains failed drug tests, looks towards future in Atlanta

We saw what a failed drug test can do to a player's draft stock this year, with players like Randy Gregory and Jalen Collins both falling below where many expected them to be selected.Both Gregory and Collins are owning up to their past and saying the right things when it comes to looking towards the future. Collins, the Atlanta Falcons' second-round pick, admitted to failing three...
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REPORT: Atlanta Falcons turning their attention towards Julio Jones

Julio Jones’ future with the Falcons is both imperative and not of immediate concern. Jones still has another year under his rookie contract, and, if negotiations falter, the Falcons will have the option to give him the franchise tag in 2016. Nonetheless, General Manager Thomas Dimitroff doesn’t want to get to that point. “There is no question that our focus in the future will...
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Falcons Plan To Turn Their Attention To A Long-Term Contract For WR Julio Jones

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff mentioned that they plan to shift their focus to signing WR Julio Jones to a long-term contract extension. “There is no question that our focus in the future will be on Julio Jones and where we are,” Dimitroff tells Vaughn McClure ESPN.com. “I don’t want to get into specifics about the timing of ...
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Tevin Coleman: 'I'm going to come in there and I'm going to get a starting spot'

If there's one thing we can say about the Atlanta Falcon's third-round draft pick Tevin Coleman, it's that he's definitely not short on confidence.According to Vaughn McClure from ESPN, Coleman fully expects to land in Atlanta and take over the starting running back role. "I'm going to come in there and I'm going to get a starting spot," Coleman told ESPN via conference call on...
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Atlanta Falcons Draft Review

The 2015 NFL draft is now in the books, and the Atlanta Falcons have emerged as one of the winners in Chicago this past weekend. Under the direction of new assistant GM Scott Pioli and head coach Dan Quinn, the Falcons were banking on this draft being a productive one as there are many holes to fill in this roster. With steals across the board and a possibility of four or five first...
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Justin Hardy poised to be the replacement for Harry Douglas?

The Atlanta Falcons made plenty of noise throughout the 2015 NFL draft. Not only did it start out with a hometown playmaker in Vic Beasley, but continued on with one of the more intriguing running backs in Tevin Coleman from Indiana. Then came a wide receiver who many fans were waiting to see come off the board in Justin Hardy from East Carolina.Over the last three seasons Hardy...
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Atlanta Falcons draft grades

The 2015 draft is over and it is safe to say that the Atlanta Falcons are celebrating after their impressive draft haul. The Falcons hit on almost all of their needs with a nice mix of NFL ready players and projects. Let’s take a look at the new Falcons. Round 1: Vic Beasley OLB, Clemson To see what I think about the Beasley selection read this breakdown (hint: I love it). Grade...
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Falcons Waive TE Kyle Miller

The Atlanta Falcons announced that they’ve placed TE Kyle Miller on waivers Sunday. The Falcons have waived TE Kyle Miller. — Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) May 3, 2015 Miller, 27, signed on with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent out of Mount Union back in 2007. He has since placed for the Colts and Dolphins before signing ...
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Falcons sign 9 undrafted free agents

One of the most underrated post draft activities is the chase for undrafted free agents. Teams can find diamonds in the rough by combing though their draft boards and finding out who is left. According to NFL.com, in the everlasting quest for talent, the Falcons have signed 9 rookie free agents. North Texas linebacker Derek Akunne Central Oklahoma wide receiver Marquez...
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IU's Coleman headed to Atlanta

Tevin Coleman might have had to wait a little longer than he had hoped to be picked in the NFL draft, but the former Indiana star had no complaints about his destination after the Atlanta Falcons picked him in the third round. "It's a great feeling," Coleman told the Chicago Tribune. "I was hoping Atlanta would pick me up. The style of running they do, they spread it out like we...
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Grading the Falcons selection of RB Tevin Coleman

Tevin Coleman was one of the most underrated prospects in the entire 2015 NFL Draft class, and will turn out to be one of the most dynamic players taken in the draft. The Atlanta Falcons decided to take him in the third round, and they are going to be very happy looking back on this pick in a few years. Steven Jackson simply didn’t get the job done for the Falcons, but they...
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Falcons draft pick's house burned down during draft

Clemson defensive tackle Grady Jarrett was just selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Getting drafted is a much-needed dose of good news for Jarrett, who reportedly had half of his home burn down last night while he and family members waited to see if he’d be chosen in the second or third rounds.  #Falcons DT Grady Jarrett’s family home...
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Falcons add to receiving corps with ECU's Hardy in 4th round

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have beefed up their receiving corps by selecting Justin Hardy of East Carolina with the eighth pick in the fourth round of the NFL draft. Hardy, the FBS career leader with 387 catches, becomes the top candidate for the No. 3 receiver's job behind Julio Jones and Roddy White. The Falcons need to fill the role after Harry Douglas was released...
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The Atlanta Falcons get a steal with Justin Hardy in the fourth round

I love this pick! The Atlanta Falcons added another set of hands to its passing attack by taking Justin Hardy of East Carolina. If you care keeping score at home, the Falcons have now used two picks on defense and two picks on offense so far in this Draft. Lance Zierlein of NFL.com said “Hardy consistently attacks his on-field responsibility with urgency and aggressiveness and...
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New Falcons DE Beasley vows to play 'lights out every play'

Defensive end Vic Beasley knows fullw ell that the knock on him going intot he NFL Draft was a bit of a penchant for taking some plays off here and there. Now, as a professional, he's looking to correct that and silence his detractors in 2016. "I think the biggest transition for me, from college to the NFL, would be playing lights out every play and not taking any plays off...
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Dimitroff: No interest in trading for Seahawks' Irvin

Atlanta Falcons general manager Tom Dimitroff is denying rumors that his team had an interest in trading for Seahawks OLB Bruce Irvin during the first round for the 2015 NFL Draft on Thrusday night. "He’s under contract," Dimitroff told Atlanta's 92.9 FM, Friday morning. "I didn’t give it a second thought." Conflicting reports as to whether the Seahawks decided to decline...
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Falcons likely to keep focus on defense in NFL draft

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) One by one, the Atlanta Falcons have been addressing needs in the NFL draft - especially on defense. Five picks in Saturday's final four rounds should bring the Falcons more defensive help. There may be room to add another offensive player, perhaps a lineman. The top need was pass rusher. Clemson's Vic Beasley, the No. 8 overall pick, was regarded by some...
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Falcons select CB Jalen Collins at pick No. 42

The Atlanta Falcons selected LSU cornerback Jalen Collins with the No. 42 overall pick in the NFL draft on Friday. Collins, 6-foot-1, 203 pounds, played in all 13 games in 2014, starting seven while leading the Tigers with 10 passes defensed. He allowed completion rate of a little more than 35 percent on passes thrown at him. “They all have holes, but Collins is what you are...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Former coach says Falcons new DE Beasley is 'freak athlete'

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) One of Dan Quinn's first moves as the Atlanta Falcons coach was to have a basketball goal installed in the team meeting room. Quinn might need to have a backup rim on standby. There's a new dunker in town. Vic Beasley, the defensive end from Clemson picked by the Falcons in the first round of the NFL draft, was coached by Norman Parker in youth football...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Roster Moves: 49ers, Bengals, Falcons, & Texans

49ers 49ers waived OT Fou Fonoti and WR Lance Lewis. Bengals Bengals waived WR Eric Ward. Falcons Falcons placed five players on waivers Friday including: RB Ronnie Wingo, OT Reid Fragel, CB Jordan Maybin, LB Jacques Smith, and S Brandan Bishop. Texans Texans officially signed S Stevie Brown.
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