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NFC Notes: Falcons, Packers, Panthers, & Saints

Falcons Vaughn McClure reports that Falcons OLB Brooks Reed suffered a “minor” groin injury that could keep him sidelined for the start of OTAs next week. Packers Rob Demovsky mentions that the Packers still have an open roster spot to add someone to their roster. Panthers David Newton of ESPN expects Mike Remmers to begin the offseason as the Panthers’ starting ... The...
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Julio Jones Wants To Evolve The Dining Experience

Everyone wants to take dining to the next level. Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones is actually going to try it. He is the latest in a line of football stars to enter the restaurant business, as he has partnered with Latitude 360 to open two new restaurants in Alabama, where he played his college ball, and Georgia, where he stars currently. Jones will have a minority stake in the two...
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Why the Atlanta Falcons should roll the dice on Ray Rice

It was just a few seasons ago when running back Steven Jackson was signed by the Atlanta Falcons. After recording eight consecutive 1,000 yard rushing seasons in St. Louis, many thought his streak would continue in Atlanta. Sadly things didn’t work that way. Will Ray Rice play in 2015? Jackson lasted two seasons with Atlanta before being released by the team earlier this offseason...
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Weekend web roundup: Atlanta Falcons

Five Things To Make Atlanta Magically Feel Better ► I can't find my PS2 and play as the 2004 Atlanta Falcons and run all over people with Michael Vick. Here are five often overlooked things that bring a smile to my ... 5 ways to achieve deep playoff run in 2015 ► There has been a lot of change in Atlanta since the Falcons' season was emphatically finished by the Panthers...
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Check out this stat that shows Julio Jones to be the greatest WR in NFL history

I think we’re all well aware that Julio Jones is a great wideout, but is he actually the best receiver in NFL history? Well, according to this stat, he is. After four seasons in the NFL, Jones is currently the NFL’s all-time leading receiver in terms of average yards per game at 88.4. Here’s a look at the top-10: Top-10 receivers in average yards per game, via Pro Football...
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Julio Jones takes minority stake in dining and entertainment company

It's not surprising to see professional athletes invest in different businesses or restaurants. Another name to tack onto the list of business owners who play in the NFL? Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons. According to Phil W. Hudson of the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Jones has partnered with Latitude 360. "The Jacksonville, Fla.-based dining and entertainment company reported...
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REPORT: Atlanta Falcons linebacker has suspension rescinded

According to Ian Rapoport, Falcons starting linebacker Joplo Bartu will now be fined $50,000 for an alcohol-related offense stemming from last season. Bartu was originally suspended two games after pleading no contest to driving under the influence, but the suspension has now been reduced to just a fine. AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten NFL teams that need to relocate QB Rankings...
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NFL Notes: Super Bowl LI, Falcons, Jaguars, Packers, & Panthers

Super Bowl LI The NFL announced Thursday that Super Bowl LI will be hosted in Houston on February 5, 2017. Falcons Falcons LB Joplo Bartu will be fined $50,000 after his two-game suspension was rescinded by the NFL, according to Ian Rapoport. Jaguars Jaguars first-round pick DE Dante Fowler is scheduled to undergo surgery to repair ... The post NFL Notes: Super Bowl LI, Falcons...
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Is Matt Ryan still being underrated by the rest of the NFL?

Last night, the NFL Network revealed their 80th through 71st ranked players on their annual Top-100 list, and Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was one of two quarterbacks to make the cut. Ryan, though, clocked in at No. 77, four spots behind division-rival Cam Newton. If that seems a bit low for “Matty Ice,” at least it’s better than last year, when he went unranked entirely....
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Falcons bowl to raise money for special-needs center

The Atlanta Falcons took some time away from the football field to hit the bowling alley. In a great story from Danielle Ryan of the Gwinnett Daily Post, multiple Falcons players bowled with local children to help raise money for a special-needs schooling program.As Ryan explained, the event "raised thousands of dollars for Challenged Child and Friends, an early intervention center...
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Matt Bryant talks about impact of new PAT rule on cold-weather games

While there's been much talk about the impact that the new PAT rule will have on the upcoming NFL season, Matt Bryant of the Atlanta Falcons looked at things from a bit of a different perspective.In a story by Vaughn McClure of ESPN, Bryant talked about the potential impact that the extra points could have on the cold-weather games later in the season.“I think the one thing it...
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Falcons named one of four finalists for 2019-20 Super Bowl

The Atlanta Falcons wanted in on the battle to host the Super Bowl in 2019, and it looks like they're in the thick of it now.According to Tyler Conway of Bleacher Report, the NFL is down to four cities to host the big game."The league has narrowed down the potential hosts for those Super Bowls to four cities: Atlanta, Miami, Tampa and New Orleans." Conway explained. He also points...
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Will a new stadium win the Atlanta Falcons a chance to host the Super Bowl?

In 2017, the Atlanta Falcons will begin playing in a new season. In 2019 or 2020, wouldn’t it be nice for the team to not only host the Super Bowl, but also play in it? The Falcons have been asked by the NFL to bid on hosting the NFL Title game in both years, – proving once again that the new trend in the league is to give teams that build new stadiums a chance to showcase their...
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NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Falcons Defense?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is now in the past.  Teams are finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to get to work and are getting primed for serious offseason programs. As the draft has now concluded and NFL teams are now moving to a period of actual season preparation, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate...
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Best Teams in Atlanta Falcons History: Number One

Record: 14-2, first NFC WestHead Coach: Dan ReevesOffensive Rank: 4th (442 points)Defensive Rank: 4th (289 points)Season Result: 34-19 loss to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXXIIIPro Bowlers: Chris Chandler (QB), Jessie Tuggle (LB), Ray Buchanan (DB), Eugene Robinson (DB), Bob Whitfield (OT) and Jamal Anderson (RB)Honors: Jamal Anderson (RB) named First Team All-ProThe greatest...
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Is Matt Ryan the one to blame for the Atlanta Falcons’ disappointing season?

Matt Ryan rarely gets mentioned in the same sentence with elite quarterbacks like Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers, and, honestly, it’s hard to blame anyone when the Falcons have only won 10 games in the last two season. But is that really Ryan’s fault? Yes, the Falcons have underachieved — that may even be an understatement — but it’s hard to put that blame...
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Atlanta Falcons: Analyzing Matty Ice

Quarterback Matt Ryan has been sensational ever since the Atlanta Falcons selected him with the third overall pick in the 2008 NFL draft. This selection would be a the beginning of a new era for the organization. The Matt Ryan era has been nice but what more can the Falcons do with him? Ryan went on to lead the Falcons to the playoffs that season, which led to a winning culture...
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Falcons will find out about possibly hosting 2019 Super Bowl this week

By the time the 2019 Super Bowl rolls around, the Atlanta Falcons will be looking at a brand new, $1.5 billion stadium. Guess what that means? Arthur Blank and the Falcons want in on the action. The new stadium, dubbed "Atlanta Stadium" is set to open in 2017. For fans hoping to see if Atlanta will land either the Super Bowl in 2019 or 2020, we should at least have an idea if the...
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Are the Atlanta Falcons the most improved team in the NFC South?

The NFC South was historically miserable last season. In all honesty, if nobody from the division had been allowed into the playoffs, I don’t think anybody would have been complaining. And, once again, the Falcons were a big disappointment. This year, though, they’ve got some new blood, both on the field and in the coach’s office, and expectations are back on the rise. But...
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Chargers Hosting OT Joe Barksdale For A Visit

Michael Gehlken of Union-Tribune San Diego reports that free agent OT Joe Barksdale is visiting with the Chargers on Monday. Barksdale recently tried out for the Falcons and has previously found interest from the Titans. However, the Falcons appear to be out of the running for Barksdale now that they’ve signed Tyler Polumbus to a ... The post Chargers Hosting OT Joe Barksdale For...
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3 Falcons Veterans Most Affected by the Draft

1. Brooks Reed View image | gettyimages.com Brooks Reed is a talented outside linebacker, but isn’t much more than an intermediately talented pass rusher.  With Vic Beasley in town, people will expect less of Brooks Reed.  Also, Brooks Reed will have a better opportunity to be successful. Adding a second pass rusher will make it easier for Brooks Reed to get to the...
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William Moore doing well, hopes to be cleared soon

The Atlanta Falcons got some bad news after the 2014 season when we found out that strong safety William Moore would need to undergo major shoulder surgery.Now comes the good news.According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN, Moore is hoping to be cleared for "at least limited activity before the offseason concludes.""When will I be back on the field? When I get cleared,'' Moore told ESPN...
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Arthur Blank talks chemistry between Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff

Apparently things are going well in Atlanta in the early portion of Dan Quinn's first season as the head coach of the Falcons.   According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN, Arthur Blank had some very positive things to say about the chemistry between his head coach and his general manager, Thomas Dimitroff.   "I think it's working great," Blank told ESPN. "There is tremendous respect...
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Best Teams in Atlanta Falcons History: Number Two

Team record: 12-4 (1st in NFC West)Head coach : Leeman BennettOffense : Fifth in NFL (25.3 points per game)Defense: Fifth in NFL (17 points per game)Season Result: 30-27 loss to Dallas Cowboys, Divisional RoundPro Bowlers: Steve Bartkowski (QB), William Andrews (RB), Alfred Jenkins (WR), Junior Miller (TE), Mike Kenn (T), Jeff Van Note ©Honors: Al Richardson (OLB); Defensive Rookie...
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After signing one offensive tackle, the Atlanta Falcons appear ready to sign one more

The Atlanta Falcons may have signed one free agent offensive tackle this week, but don’t be surprised if they sign one more to ensure the unit is stronger once the 2015 season begins. The Falcons announced they have signed former Washington Redskins tackle Tyler Polumbus to a one-year deal and have had talks with St, Louis Rams free agent tackle Joe Barksdale, as confirmed by head...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss
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