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Atlanta's RB competition set to roll into the 2015 regular season

The Atlanta Falcons are in the midst of a tough stretch at the running back position. While both second-year back Devonta Freeman and rookie Tevin Coleman were poised for a heated battle during training camp, things haven't exactly played out that way. When both Freeman and Coleman suffered hamstring strains, it set this exciting battle back a few weeks. Unfortunately, by a few weeks...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Atlanta Falcons still considering OT Jake Long

While the Atlanta Falcons are dealing with uncertainty along the offensive line, it seems that they are leaving the door open to a few different options. One of those options, according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN, is free-agent tackle Jake Long. When head coach Dan Quinn was asked whether or not the team was still considering signing Long, he had a pretty positive response. "Yes,...
Via Fox Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Devin Hester details strained relationship he had with Jay Cutler

Devin Hester reemerged as a receiving threat with the Atlanta Falcons last year, as he recorded 38 receptions for 504 yards and two touchdowns in quarterback Matt Ryan's offense. In 2013, his final year with the Chicago Bears, Hester did not record any offensive stats.Hester blamed his brief absence on offense on a strained relationship with Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, according...
Via Fox Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

PhinManiacs Live - Tonight at 8:00 EST - Falcons Review, Dallas Thomas, Cut Players, and Ryan Tannehill's discontent

On this week's edition of PhinManiacs Live, we discuss the results of the game against the Atlanta Falcons, what we liked and what we didn't like. We'll also discuss the recent improvement of offensive lineman Dallas Thomas, and our special guest for the show Ian Wharton (@NFLFilmStudy) will give his analysis and we'll discuss just what we should be looking at when we evaluate Thomas...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Falcons' offense has issues entering final preseason game

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons' most glaring unanswered questions are on offense as they began a short practice week before their final preseason game against Baltimore on Thursday night. Starters must be found at running back, tight end, backup quarterback and on the three interior offensive line spots. The offense struggled in Saturday night's 13-9 loss at Miami...
Via AP on Fox
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Meet Atlanta Falcons Cheerleader Cara Miller

The big news out of Atlanta over the weekend was the signing of wide receiver Julio Jones to a five-year,...
Via Busted Coverage
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Julio Jones, Colts, Cowboys, Panthers, & Redskins

Julio Jones According to Joel Corry, Falcons WR Julio Jones received $35.5 million fully guaranteed at signing with the remaining $11.5 million to be paid out on the third day of 2016 league year. For the sake of perspective, Corry notes that Demaryius Thomas got $35 million fully guaranteed and Dez Bryant received $32 million. Corry has the three-year cash flow for the ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Falcons are still two players away from a winning season

There is no way to sugar coat this, after the disaster of Saturday night in Miami. The Falcons offense looked as bad as it has in many years. The reason behind this lack of offensive production is clearly placed upon the offensive line. I overestimated the lines abilities when they stood up so well against the New York Jets. That mistake was clarified quickly when the Miami Dolphins...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Three players who stood out in the Atlanta Falcons loss to the Miami Dolphins

The Atlanta Falcons’ offensive line struggled against the Miami Dolphins’ defense. The Falcons’ secondary didn’t look that strong, either. The Falcons’ offensive line must get better if they want to protect Matt Ryan this season and have a chance at a decent running game. AROUND COVER32 Top 10: The NFL’s best owners Five Things: What was learned during week three of...
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VIDEO: Steve Gleason Shares Thoughts On New Orleans In Emotional Letter

Nine years ago this September, Steve Gleason permanently placed his name in New Orleans history with one play. His blocked punt against the Atlanta Falcons (in the first game played at the Superdome since Hurricane Katrina almost destroyed the entire city one year before) set the tone for the season, and made him a fan favorite despite Gleason being nothing more than a role player...
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The Atlanta Falcons “did the Julio”

For those that don’t listen to rap music you might not be getting the reference.  Young Scooter’s Streets Lottery featured a song called “Julio” featuring Future highlighting the Falcons success and giving props to the receivers mainly Julio Jones. If you haven’t heard the song click the embedded link. “You out of bounds, I’m touching down like Julio.” After a quick...
Via The Front Office News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: WR Julio Jones reacts to news of contract extension

As if Atlanta Falcons fans were excited enough just hearing that their star wide receiver Julio Jones received a big-time contract extension, how about seeing him find out the news? In a video first posted by the team's official Twitter page, you can see owner Arthur Blank approach Jones on the field before this past weekend's preseason game. The rest, well, we'll let that speak...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Julio Jones gets news of new contract from Arthur Blank

There are quite a few things to take away from the contract negotiations between the Atlanta Falcons and wide receiver Julio Jones. First of all, the fact that the Falcons got the deal done before the 2015 season was great to see.To go along with that, Jones truly handled himself like a pro throughout the entire process. When the deal was finally done, owner Arthur Blank made sure...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Julio Jones sees a new payday

The Atlanta Falcons in the 2011 draft traded a lot of assets to select Julio Jones with the sixth overall pick. Four years later he has lived up to the hype, leading him up to a huge payday in the prime of his career. Jones and the Falcons agreed to terms Saturday, on a new five-year deal reportedly worth $71.25 million, with $47 million guaranteed. The Falcons traded five draft...
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Falcons Cut 13 Players, Place OT Lamar Holmes On PUP List

The Atlanta Falcons announced Sunday that they’ve cut their roster down to 76 players before Tuesday’s deadline. The list of players either waived or released includes: LB Boris Anyama WR Marquez Clark RB Michael Ford WR John Harris DT Warren Herring NT Derrick Hopkins OT Matt Huffer CB Michael Lee G Eric Lefeld LB Terrell ... The post Falcons Cut 13 Players...
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Falcons trim roster to 76 by cutting 13 players

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have trimmed their roster to 76 players by cutting 13, including running back Michael Ford and tight end Mickey Shuler. The Falcons also placed offensive tackle Lamar Holmes on the physically unable to perform list on Sunday. Holmes suffered a broken foot in June. The 2012 third-round pick has appeared in 21 games, including 19 starts...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

25 Days of Football: No. 11 Julio Jones

The Atlanta Falcons used up all their chips to snag wide receiver Julio Jones with the sixth overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, so there was no way they would let him get away now. Right?Exactly.With Jones having already blossomed into one of the NFL’s top receivers, the Falcons knew they needed to act entering the final year of his rookie contract this season. And that’s just...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins Secure First Preseason Win against Falcons

The game was the first home contest for the Dolphins in their newly renovated Sun Life Stadium and while the stadium wasn’t nearly complete, the ‘Fins perhaps took the next step towards being complete themselves as they harassed Falcons’ QB Matt Ryan and backup T.J. Yates. The first-team defense was relentless in holding Matt Ryan and the Falcons’ offense to just 80 total...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Takeaways From the Miami Dolphins Preseason Game Against the Atlanta Falcons

Now that the game against the Falcons is over, along with the dress rehearsal, it's time to take a moment and analyze just what needs to be taken away from this victory.There was a very brief scare in the first quarter when center Mike Pouncey jogged off the field after an awkward play, but he returned shortly after, and then the next drive he was removed, presumably to protect him...
Via PhinManiacs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones agrees to 5-year extension with Falcons

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY SportsThe Atlanta Falcons have signed Julio Jones to a five-year contract extension, the team announced Saturday. Jones, 26, will receive $71.25 million over the five years, with $47.5 million guaranteed. The two-time Pro Bowl receiver was in the final year of his contract and set to make $10.176 million for the 2015 season. “We could not be more...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Julio Jones Reacts After Signing 5-Year, $71 Million Extension

On Saturday evening, news broke that top Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones signed a long-term extension with the team. BREAKING: The Falcons have signed Julio Jones to a five-year extension #RiseUp — Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) August 29, 2015 NFL reporter Chris Mortensen followed up shortly with the details of the contract. Julio Jones and Falcons have agreed to...
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking news: Falcons, Julio Jones agree on extension

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank made it very clear he wanted All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones in Atlanta for the long haul. “”We expect Julio to be a lifer for the Falcons,” Blank said earlier this offseason. Today, he ensured that the stud wide receiver he drafted sixth overall out of Alabama in 2011. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen first reported the news today that Jones and...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons announce 5-year contract extension for Julio Jones

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a five-year contract extension with Julio Jones that is expected to rank with recent deals paid to other top wide receivers. The deal, announced by the team before Saturday night's preseason game at Miami, follows owner Arthur Blank's pledge to make Jones ''a Falcon for life.'' Two other top NFL receivers, Denver's Demaryius Thomas...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones, Falcons agree on 5-year contract extension

Julio Jones is one of the best wide receivers in the NFL, and the Atlanta Falcons have ensured he will remain a key part of their offense for the long-term. The two sides have agreed on a five-year contract extension worth $71.25 million with $47 million guaranteed, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported Saturday. After suffering a season-ending knee injury in 2013, Jones bounced...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons agree to new contract

The Atlanta Falcons and star wide receiver Julio Jones have agreed to terms on a new five-year contract, as ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported on Twitter. The deal includes $47 million in guaranteed money. Julio Jones and Falcons have agreed to a new 5-year contract worth $71.250 million and $47 million guaranteed. Team about to announce. — Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) August...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss
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