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Falcons to use Devin Hester in passing game

It starts again…. Devin Hester will again be part of a teams passing attack on offense. Speaking on Tuesday, Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said that Hester would “definitely have a role in our offense.” #Falcons OC Dirk Koetter, "Devin (Hester) will definitely have a role in our offense." — D. Orlando Ledbetter (@DOrlandoAJC) September 2, 2014...
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Falcons’ Steven Jackson excited for Week 1

The Atlanta Falcons are coming off of one of the most disappointing seasons in franchise history, and they are hopeful that they can turn thing around and get back into playoff contention this season. Steven Jackson was expected to be a key pickup last season, but he was unable to produce any kind of consistent play due to nagging injuries that he dealt with all season long. He has...
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Predictions for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers & NFC South in 2014

1. Atlanta Falcons 11-5   Matt Ryan is a top 10 QB, they get Julio Jones back from injury, and their offensive line will be better with the additions of Jake Matthews, first round selection from Texas A&M, at tackle and Jon Asamoah, formerly of the Chiefs, at guard. Matt Ryan will not be running for his life again. However, they still have a gaping hole at running back. Steven...
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Predictions for the Atlanta Falcons & NFC South for 2014

1. Atlanta Falcons 11-5   Matt Ryan is a top 10 QB, they get Julio Jones back from injury, and their offensive line will be better with the additions of Jake Matthews, first round selection from Texas A&M, at tackle and Jon Asamoah, formerly of the Chiefs, at guard. Matt Ryan will not be running for his life again. However, they still have a gaping hole at running back. Steven...
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Atlanta Falcons QB T.J. Yates named a top-5 hero in NFL from last week

Most people consider the final preseason game as a throwaway; regular starters don’t play, so it’s reserved mostly for guys who will be selling insurance three days later. But that notion, while grounded in some element of truth, isn’t 100 percent accurate. In fact, some on the bubble were able to play their way onto (and off of) rosters last week. Who fell into each category...
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Atlanta Falcons on the move upward in Week 1 Power Rankings

It’s here. The 2014 NFL season has finally arrived. After a seven-month hiatus, pro football is back! Heading into the new campaign, the league is filled with contenders and pretenders, teams that have a shot of winning a title and franchises that are only fooling themselves if they believe there’s a chance. The offseason, training camp and preseason went a long way toward showing...
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Falcons Ready to Face Saints in Season Opener

The Atlanta Falcons are ready. The team is putting 2013 in the rearview mirror and moving the bus forward in an effort to show 2014 can be just as exciting as 2012.That was the season where these Falcons were ranked first in the NFC playoffs and were on their path to the Super Bowl before meeting the upstart San Francisco 49ers. With all the parts back to a pretty potent offense...
Via Football Nation
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

3 reasons the Atlanta Falcons will pound the Saints on Sunday

The Saints are a good team, like, really good. Many people have them ranked in amoung the upper echelon in the NFC, along with the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers. They have a dynamic and an explosive offense and a defense that shocked the world last year as they vaulted from worst defense in NFL history to #4 in the league. As for Atlanta, well the world isn’t really...
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National confidence level in Atlanta Falcons rises heading into regular season

It’s finally here. No more training camp practices. No scrimmages. No more meaningless exhibitions. Now, it’s actually for real; the NFL regular season is upon us! During the next 17 weeks, 32 teams will vie for 12 playoff spots, all in the hopes of being the last team standing at the end. For some, this is a realistic possibility; for others, it’s nothing but a pipe dream...
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Ten players named to Atlanta Falcons practice squad

Yesterday we reported that the Atlanta Falcons shaved down their roster to 53 players in preparation for the regular season. The next roster moves due for NFL teams is deciding who will play on their practice squads. Here’s a primer on practice squad rules, per The Daily Norseman: Practice squad players are just that. . .guys that practice with the team. They don’t play...
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Mike Tice: Falcons O-Line Won’t Be Punked

Matt Ryan has taken a beating over the past few seasons, and if the Falcons are going to be competitive in the NFC South, the offensive line must get nastier. After having their toughness questioned by the owner of all people, Falcons offensive line coach Mike Tice says his unit’s toughness won’t be in question this season.  “The one thing they won’t be, they won’t be...
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Mike Tice: Falcons O-Line Won’t Be Punked

Matt Ryan has taken a beating over the past few seasons, and if the Falcons are going to be competitive in the NFC South, the offensive line must get nastier. After having their toughness questioned by the owner of all people, Falcons offensive line coach Mike Tice says his unit’s toughness won’t be in question this season.  “The one thing they won’t be, they won’t be...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Welcome to Atlanta Falcons Hate Week: Part One

Photo credit:  Chris Graythen/Getty Images North America. As I’m finishing up on this it is 12:17 PM on Sunday, August 31, 2014.  In exactly one week from this moment I’ll be sitting in front of my TV like every other Saints fan, wondering why the NFL feels the need to take commercial breaks between the inevitable touchback on opening kickoff and the first snap of the Saints’...
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Mike Tice: Falcons’ O-line “won’t be punked over by anybody”

The toughness of the Falcons’ offensive line has been questioned often in the last year, most notably by owner Arthur Blank, who said he was bothered when none of the Falcons’ offensive linemen reacted to a hit on quarterback Matt Ryan. This year, Falcons offensive line coach Mike Tice says his unit’s toughness won’t be in question. Tice approved of the way his linemen went...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Falcons’ Julio Jones: Doctor Says He is 100 Percent

Falcons’ Julio Jones: Doctor Says He is 100 Percent If you’re fan of Atlanta Falcons’ stud wide receiver, Julio Jones, you’ll be happy to hear that his doctor claims he is 100 percent. Jones had this to report to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.. I just had to get back on … The post Falcons’ Julio Jones: Doctor Says He is 100 Percent appeared first on Fantasy Football Chick.
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Falcons claim LB Stupar, sign 8 to practice squad

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have claimed linebacker Nate Stupar off waivers and released linebacker Tim Dobbins. Stupar was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday. Stupar was a seventh-round pick by Oakland in 2012 and also has spent time with Philadelphia and San Francisco. He was waived by the 49ers after appearing in five games last season. The Falcons also signed...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons announce their practice squad

Today the Atlanta Falcons announced their practice squad. They still have a few spots open but this is an official list. CB Ricardo Allen S Sean Baker G Harland Gunn OT Terren Jones WR Bernard Reedy DT Travian Robertson LB Jacques Smith RB Jerome Smith The post Falcons announce their practice squad appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
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Falcons cut Tim Dobbins and claim his replacement

Today the Atlanta Falcons cut inside linebacler Tim Dobbins and they found his replacement via the waiver wire. The Falcons claimed Nate Stupar from the Jaguars. Stupar, 6-2, 240 pounds, was originally selected by the Oakland Raiders in the seventh round (230th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. He has played in 12 career games, […] The post Falcons cut Tim Dobbins and claim his...
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Falcons release Tim Dobbins after claiming another player

On Sunday the Atlanta Falcons released inside linebacker Tim Dobbins after claiming another player on the waiver wire. The 31-year-old Dobbins was initially on the Falcons 53-man roster but the truth is things will continue to change until the regular season gets underway. Guessing the Falcons have claimed an inside linebacker, with agent David Canter saying Tim Dobbins was released...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Release Veteran LB Tim Dobbins

  The Atlanta Falcons have released veteran LB Tim Dobbins on Sunday, according to his agent David Canter.  After claiming a player LB Tim Dobbins has been released by the @Atlanta_Falcons & is immediately a free agent who can sign with any team — DECManagement (@davidcanter) August 31, 2014 The Falcons signed Dobbins to a contract back in June after they lost Sean Weatherspoon toa...
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Jones ready to help lead Falcons revival

Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones considers his return from a broken foot a football and medical miracle. “Without God, none of this would be possible for me to get back out there,” Jones said. “I’ve just been staying faithful. I had to slowly build that strength back up. I’m almost back to the old Julio.” That’s good news for the Falcons, who are set to open the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL 53-man cutdown update: Atlanta Falcons

As of Sunday 8/31 8AM ET, Per NFL transaction wire, NFL.com: All teams down to 53 by Saturday 8/30 4PM. Players released: LB Pat Angerer DL Nosa Eguae RB Maurice Hagens CB Jordan Mabin WR Freddie Martino S Kimario McFadden OL Pat McQuistan TE Jacob Pedersen OL Adam Replogle DL Donte Rumph LB Yawin Smallwood RB Josh Vaughan CB Ricardo Allen...
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A look at the Atlanta Falcons final 53 man roster

Yesterday the Atlanta Falcons made their final cuts and trimmed their roster down to 53 players in anticipation of the start of the regular season. Now we know exactly who will be suiting up in red and black next Sunday. Here are all the players who made the cut: Offense: Quarterbacks: Matt Ryan, T.J. Yates, Sean Renfree Running backs: Steven Jackson, Jacquizz Rodgers, Devonta...
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Falcons cut 2014 draft picks Allen, Robertson

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have reached the roster limit of 53 by cutting 10 players, including 2014 draft picks Ricardo Allen and Travian Robertson. Allen, a cornerback, was a fifth-round pick from Purdue. Robertson, a defensive tackle, was a seventh-rounder from South Carolina. Receivers Jeremy Ebert and Bernard Reedy were included among Saturday's cuts. The team reached...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons release a few studs; Complete roster cuts

Today the Falcons made their releases official. The team released Pat Angerer and several others. Here is the complete least: LB Pat Angerer, DL Nosa Eguae, RB Maurice Hagens, CB Jordan Mabin, WR Freddie Martino, S Kimario McFadden, OL Pat McQuistan, TE Jacob Pedersen, OL Adam Replogle, DL Donte Rumph, LB Yawin Smallwood, RB Josh […] The post Falcons release a few studs; Complete...
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