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Falcons re-sign receiver and special teams leader Eric Weems

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed wide receiver and special teams leader Eric Weems. Weems had 10 catches for 102 yards and two touchdowns with Atlanta in 2014 after returning to the team in the preseason. He played with the Falcons from 2007-11 before spending two seasons with the Chicago Bears. Weems was voted to the Pro Bowl as a special teams player following the...
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An ode to the eternally underappreciated Steven Jackson

Looking back on it, Steven Jackson was never going to receive his due appreciation in St. Louis. He was drafted in the first round of the 2004 draft and was essentially brought in to replace living legend Marshall Faulk, which is akin to being the poor sap who has to follow Dave Chappelle at a comedy roast. To add to Jackson’s uphill battle in ingratiating himself to Rams fans...
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Rumor: Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn may recruit old Seahawks cornerback

It was a forgettable year for cornerback Walter Thurmond II. After signing a new deal with the New York Giants last offseason he suffered a torn pec early in the season and ended up playing in only two games. The good news for Thurmond is he may soon find a new home playing for a familiar face: Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn, who knows Thurmond from his time as the Seattle...
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Falcons & LB Sean Weatherspoon Could Agree On A New Deal “Very Soon”

Vaughn McClure of ESPN mentions that the Falcons and free agent LB Sean Weatherspoon could have an agreement in place on a new contract extension “very soon.” Last month, Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff make it clear on Tuesday that they plan to re-sign Weaatherspoon this offseason. “Sean Weatherspoon is going to be an important part of building this defense and building this ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: T.J. Yates, Eagles, Panthers, Saints, & Vikings

T.J. Yates Vaughn McClure reports that free agent QB T.J. Yates is drawing interest from four teams other than the Falcons. Eagles Dianna Marie Russini reports that Eagles HC Chip Kelly wasn’t going to restructure RB LeSean McCoy‘s contract, even though he wanted a raise from his $9.75 million base salary. Panthers Joel Corry mentions that TE ...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFC South Free Agency Capsules

ATLANTA FALCONS (6-10) UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: CB Javier Arenas, DE Kroy Biermann, OL Gabe Carimi, OL Mike Johnson, S Dwight Lowery, CB Robert McClain, TE Bear Pascoe, DT Corey Peters, RB Jacquizz Rodgers, OL Jonathan Scott, RB Antone Smith, CB Josh Wilson, DE Osi Umenyiora, LB Sean Weatherspoon, WR Eric Weems, QB T.J. Yates. RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: WR Drew Davis. NEEDS: New coach...
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Atlanta Falcons announce contract extension for veteran free safety

According to an official announcement on the Atlanta Falcons’ official Twitter account, they are extending free safety Charles Godfrey: The Falcons have signed safety Charles Godfrey to a contract extension: http://t.co/TK28eZPsaD #RiseUp pic.twitter.com/IGy3nZU9vV — Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) March 5, 2015 Jay Adams has the details on Atlanta’s website: “The...
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Falcons Sign S Charles Godfrey To An Extension

The Falcons announced Thursday that they’ve signed veteran S Charles Godfrey to a contract extension. Atlanta signed Godfrey to a contract back in October of last year after he was cut loose by the Carolina Panthers. Godfrey, 29, was set to be an unrestricted free agent in the coming days. Last year, he appeared in 11 games ...
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Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan should be the next big name QB to take a pay cut

After leading his team to a third-consecutive AFC West title, a 12-4 record and the No. 2 seed in the conference, Peyton Manning was asked to take a pay cut; that’s a huge piece of humble pie for a quarterback who is 38-10 since taking over in Denver. But the Broncos needed salary cap help, so their highest-paid player was the leading candidate to provide them some much-needed...
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Former Falcons WR Harry Douglas Visiting With Titans

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that former Falcons WR Harry Douglas is visiting with the Tennessee Titans on Thursday. Schefter points out that the Titans seem like a logical fit based on the fact that they have former Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey on their coaching staff. This is the first reported visit since the Falcons ...
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Is Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan the least-athletic QB in the NFL?

Quarterback remains the most-important position in all of sports, but that doesn’t mean it’s not evolving. In fact, the past 10 years have seen a drastic shift in the way success is defined behind center. No longer are quarterbacks asked to simply stand in the pocket and deliver passes to receiver. More and more, they are becoming dynamic, two-way threats, players who can torment...
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Titans Claim DE/OLB Jonathan Massaquoi Off Waivers From Falcons

The Tennessee Titans have claimed former DE/OLB Jonathan Massaquoi off of waivers from the Atlanta Falcons, according to the NFL transaction release. The #Titans have claimed outside LB Jonathan Massaquoi off waivers from the Atlanta Falcons and released safety Bernard Pollard. — Tennessee Titans (@TennesseeTitans) March 3, 2015 It was somewhat surprising to see the Falcons ...
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Atlanta Falcons languish in logo power rankings

It’s the symbol that represents a city and a franchise; it’s the mark that fans wear with pride, showing their allegiance to their favorite team. That’s what makes a logo important. And while every NFL team’s signature is recognizable, not all of them are created equal. Some are classic and iconic. Others are modern and cool. But a few are downright putrid, bastions from...
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Could the Atlanta Falcons be Big Spenders This Spring?

With the franchise tags all handed out, the Atlanta Falcons now set their sights on the next stage of the offseason process – free agency. This year, much like many others, has a wide variety of names that will likely draw a ton of attention from teams. Names like Julius Thomas, Randall Cobb, DeMarco Murray and Ndamukong Suh are among the highlights of the 2015 class. But none...
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Falcons Sign LB Nate Stupar To An Extension

The Atlanta Falcons announced Tuesday that they’ve signed exclusive rights free agent LB Nate Stupar to a contract extension, per Jay Adams. Stupar, 26, is a former seventh-round pick (230th overall) of the Oakland Raiders back in 2012. He’s also played for the Raiders, Eagles, 49ers, and Jaguars since entering the league. The Falcons claimed him off of ...
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NFL Notes: Falcons, Redskins, Saints, & Steelers

Top 100 Free Agents We updated our Top 100 Free Agents list following franchise/transition tags and a number of roster cuts on Monday. Falcons According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN, there have been ongoing discussions between free agent DT Corey Peters and the Falcons. Though, McClure adds that it’s unclear exactly where the two parties stand at this point. Redskins ...
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5 Potential Landing Spots for Running Back Steven Jackson

When he signed a three-year, $12 million contract with the Atlanta Falcons before the 2013 season, running back Steven Jackson had racked up a franchise-record 10,138 yards rushing over nine seasons with the St. Louis Rams. His eight, 1,000-yard seasons with the Rams is twice that of anyone else in team history—Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson totaled four from 1983 to 1986. But at...
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Big name free agents the Atlanta Falcons should target

The Atlanta Falcons have a lot of holes on their roster, but they have the chance to make a quick turnaround under head coach Dan Quinn. They already have their franchise quarterback, Matt Ryan, in place and if they reel in a strong free agent class they should be able to make some noise in for the 2015 season. Atlanta has roughly $35 million in cap space which means they’ll be...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Falcons need to look at this interior lineman in the NFL Draft

Glamorous. That’s not the word that comes to mind when thinking about players along the offensive line. And it’s especially not attributed to the guys in the middle of that group, the guards and center. While “skill-position” players get all of the headlines, and offensive tackles get the biggest contracts, interior linemen toil in relative anonymity. But in the center of...
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Atlanta Falcons mock draft: 7-round predictions

Last week, we got a first-hand glimpse of the physical ability of the players in this year’s draft at the 2015 combine. With very few exceptions, all of the top talent at each position was on display in Indianapolis. The Atlanta Falcons were able scout players at each of the team’s needs in-depth. We can’t actually know for sure who is going to go where in this draft, given...
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Falcons, Jaguars will compete in 'very active market' for Broncos' Julius Thomas

According to Chris Wesseling of NFL.com, Broncos tight end Julius Thomas will be the top tight end in free agency and the expectations is that market will be 'very active' for the talented pass catcher. The Atlanta Falcons and Jacksonville Jaguars are expected to make a run at Thomas, and with a surplus of cash, they could meet his asking price. Thomas rejected a five-year...
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Atlanta Falcons: Team Purges Roster Before Free Agency

The Atlanta Falcons are trimming their roster, trying to create cap space for free agency. The team has released starting running back Steven Jackson as well as wide receiver Harry Douglas and guard Justin Blalock.Jackson, 6-2, 240 pounds, was originally selected by the St. Louis Rams in the first round (24th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft out of Oregon State. He was signed by the...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: 17 unrestricted free agents

NFL unrestricted free agents - league year and free agency begins March 10 (4 PM ET) An unrestricted free agent (a player who has completed four or more accrued seasons) may sign with any team without any compensation owed to his old team through the first scheduled day of training camp in late July.  At that point, if his old team makes a tender offer by June 1st ...
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The Atlanta Falcons can’t pass up on this d-lineman in free agency

In a league where the rules are heavily tilted in the favor of the offense, there aren’t a lot of ways for the defense to fight back. All too often, their role in a game is to slow down the bleeding, not stop it. Dominating on that side of the ball has become more and more rare. But that doesn’t mean it can’t happen. In fact, we’ve seen a few examples in recent years where...
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Falcons Waive DE Jonathan Massaquoi

The Atlanta Falcons announced that they’ve placed DE Jonathan Massaquoi on waivers Friday. The Falcons have waived DE Jonathan Massaquoi. — Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) February 27, 2015 Massaquoi, 26, is a former third round pick of the Falcons back in 2012. He still had one year remaining on his four-year, $2,268,860 rookie contract which included a base salary...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss
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