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Falcons Sign DT Theo Agnew

The Atlanta Falcons announced the signing of DT Theo Agnew on Friday. The Falcons have signed former Georgia State DL Theo Agnew. #RiseUp — Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) August 1, 2014 Agnew actually tried out for the Falcons during their rookie minicamp. He originally started his college career at the University of Massachusetts before transferring to Georgia State in...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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Julio Jones had Under Armour make him custom cleats

Julio Jones has new custom cleats to protect his feet (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Julio Jones has his explosiveness back after suffering a broken foot last season and having surgery performed shortly thereafter. Jones is still limited during training camp but should be 100% by the season opener against the New Orleans...
Via Down and Distance
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones ranked 3rd best in NFL, Roddy White 14th

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 wide receivers in the NFL today, there were plenty of people angry about their favorite team’s pass catcher not making the list. It made for a spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. The second batch of WRs, Nos. 11-20, generated a similar response. The next logical step in the ranking of the game’s wide...
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5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons defense not ranked top-20 in NFL…

… In fantasy that is, but maybe in real life as well. With training camps underway, the NFL season is right around the corner. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position, with...
Via cover32 - Falcons
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones on contract: I want to make Falcons want me for rest of my career

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, part of the 2011 NFL draft class, said he is not concerned about signing a new lucrative contract at this particular time. "That's on them to decide," Jones told ESPN.com following Thursday's practice. "I just have to come here and show up and work every day. I've got to make them feel like they want me here...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Training Camp News and Notes

If seeing is believing, the Atlanta Falcons have to be very happen in what Julio Jones is showing them so far in practice the past two weeks. The star wide receiver is being brought back slowly by the coaching staff following two surgeries, but if everything is considered equal, this is a team that needs Jones and Roddy White to be completely healed from injuries that plagued them...
Via Football Nation
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Matt Ryan has three years to win the Super Bowl

Ten yards. That’s all that separated Matt Ryan and his first Super Bowl in 2013. As all Falcons fans remember, Ryan and the Birds never made it those final ten yards, watching instead as San Francisco marched off to New Orleans to face the Ravens.Instead of a bitter 2013, though, things turned out pretty sweet for Ryan: in July, he signed a 5-year, $103 million dollar contract...
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Peria Jerry retires from Atlanta Falcons

Peria Jerry has retired. With that, yet another mediocre tenure in the NFL is over. The 29-year-old was selected 24th by the Atlanta Falcons in 2009 and surrendered a run that was marred by pedestrian numbers thanks to various injuries that consistently killed his momentum at each turn. Going into the 2014-15 run, Jerry was not a guarantee to make Falcons roster if this was a factor...
Via Players View
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Falcons’ WR Julio Jones Has Special Cleats Designed

Falcons’ WR Julio Jones Has Special Cleats Designed Atlanta Falcons’ wide receiver Julio Jones is returning to practice after suffering a severe season-ending foot injury early last year. Taking extra care to protect his surgery-repaired right foot, Under Armour designed a special cleat that will provide extra comfort while wearing … The post Falcons’ WR Julio Jones Has Special...
Via Fantasy Football Chick
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Breaking: Former Atlanta Falcons top draft pick retires

Well crap.   Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Peria Jerry announced his retirement from the NFL today, according to the Atlanta Falcons website. Jerry, the 24th pick of the 2009 NFL Draft, was expected to be a key rotational player in the Falcons rebuilt defensive front this season.   The former Mississippi stand out never really lived up to his potential after GM Thomas Dimitroff...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons’ RB Steven Jackson ranked 29th best in NFL, full top-30 revealed

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 running backs in the NFL today, there were plenty of people angry about their favorite team’s workhorse not making the list. It made for a spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. The second batch of RBs, Nos. 11-20, generated a similar response. The next logical step in the ranking of the game’s running backs...
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Falcons DT Peria Jerry Opts to Retire

Peria Jerry, for all intents and purposes, was a bust.(Steve Mitchell) Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Peria Jerry has decided to retire. Falcons say Peria Jerry has decided to retire— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) July 31, 2014 Jerry was selected in the first round (24th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. His lack of success in the league could be attributed to a knee injury he...
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Peria Jerry Retires From NFL After Five Seasons With Falcons

The veteran defensive tackle will hang up his cleats in training camp. Peria Jerry is walking away from football at the age of 29, according to Jay Glazer. It's a surprising retirement, given that Jerry was coming off arguably his best season in the NFL and was still just 29 years old. We'll likely find out more about the reasoning later on, but it could be anything from...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former Falcons first-rounder Peria Jerry is retiring

Falcons’ 2009 first round pick Peria Jerry has decided to retire from the NFL. The Atlanta Falcons today announced that defensive tackle Peria Jerry has decided to retire from the NFL. — Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) July 31, 2014 DT @JerryPeria announces his retirement: http://t.co/gHsGJiDaF4 pic.twitter.com/gpLOtY8wC2 — Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) July 31, 2014...
Via Pro Football Zone
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Falcons DT Peria Jerry Retiring From The NFL

The Falcons announced that DT Peria Jerry has decided to retire from the NFL. The Atlanta Falcons today announced that defensive tackle Peria Jerry has decided to retire from the NFL. — Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) July 31, 2014 Jerry, 29, was considered to be one of the best defensive tackles in the 2009 draft class, which led to the Falcons using their No. 24 overall pick...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Awesome Hard Knocks trailer for Atlanta Falcons training camp

HBO has produced some of the finest television shows in history. The Wire, the Sopranos, Game of Thrones the quality entertainment just goes on and on. One of our current favorites is the Hard Knocks series, where every year we get a special backstage pass at one NFL team’s training camp. This year that honor will go to the Atlanta Falcons, who let HBO’s cameras behind the scenes...
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Signing Veteran LB Nick Barnett Still An Option For Falcons

Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports that free agent LB Nick Barnett is still on the Falcons’ radar and could be signed to a contract depending on how their linebackers play in training camp. The Falcons actually brought in Barnett for a workout back in June after they unfortunately lost LB Sean Weatherspoon for the season due to a ruptured Achilles’ tendon. Atlanta recently...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Do the Atlanta Falcons have any of the most underrated players in the NFL?

Last week, I provided my annual list of the 10 most overrated players in the NFL. As expected, it caused an uproar, mostly from people who can’t take off their team-colored glasses and deal with the truth. For a good time, read the “Comments” section below the article; it’s pure gold and classic examples of denial. In the spirit of showing that it’s not all negative on...
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A pair of names to keep your eye on during the Atlanta Falcons camp

It was business as usual Tuesday at Flowery Branch as the Falcons completed day five of training camp. I had the opportunity to attend Tuesday’s training camp and I must say that I was impressed at the first, second, and third-team offense and their drills. It goes without saying that vets such as Matt Ryan, Roddy White (despite a pair of drops), Devin Hester, and Julio Jones had...
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2014 NFL Team Previews: Atlanta Falcons

Key AdditionsQB T.J. Yates, TE Bear Pascoe, G Jon Asamoah, G/T Gabe Carimi, DE/DT Tyson Jackson, DT Paul Soliai, CB Josh Wilson, CB Javier Arenas, S Dwight Lowery, KR Devin Hester, OT Jake Matthews (drafT), DE/DT Ra'Shede Hageman (draft), RB Devonta Freeman (draft), DE/OLB Prince Shembo (draft)Key LossesRB Jason Snelling, TE Tony Gonzalez, G Garrett Reynolds, OLB Stephen Nicholas...
Via Heff's Sports Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Major setback for Atlanta Falcons running back

When the Atlanta Falcons signed running back Steven Jackson in March of 2013 this can’t be what they had envisioned. After struggling with injuries most of last season it appears that S-Jax has suffered another setback. According to NFL reporter Jeff Darlington, Jackson pulled his hamstring and was held out of practice yesterday: Steven Jackson suffered a hamstring injury and was...
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HBO Hard Knocks Atlanta Falcons: 10 Things You Won't See

What is an Atlanta Falcon to do?Look at the acts they have to follow:Emperor Jerry and his wacky Death Star circus ran for two years (2002,2008) in a futile attempt to find the biggest ego in Texas without the last name Jones, the often misbehaving Bengals (2009,2014) whos owner would do anything for free publicity and that clown car known as the New York Jets (2010),piloted by a...
Via Football Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Falcons’ best post-season move will not have immediate impact

The Falcons haven’t had much success when it comes to relying on backup quarterbacks, and fortunately they haven’t had to rely on them too much, but as the saying goes “It’s better to be safe than sorry.” The Falcons recently traded LB Akeem Dent to the Houston Texans in return for QB TJ Yates and waivered the former backup QB Dominique Davis. Davis served as the backup...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons’ RB Steven Jackson Believed His Own Hype

Coming off of eight back-to-back 1,000-plus yard seasons with the St. Louis Rams, Steven Jackson admits that he bought into his own hype last year with the Atlanta Falcons.  #NFL Steven Jackson bought into his own hype last season – Steven Jackson was used to carrying a bad Rams team, so… http://t.co/xylpgjFDO1 — Pro Football Wire (@ProFootballWire) July 28, 2014 Unfortunately...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

S-Jax Likely Out For Preseason (Hamstring)

Atlanta running back Steven Jackson suffered a left hamstring injury Monday, according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com.Fantasy Spin:It isn't the same hamstring that Jackson strained last season. Falcons coach Mike Smith said he's fully confident Jackson will be ready for Week 1, but the injury is a reminder that Jackson isn't getting any younger. The 31-year-old missed...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss
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