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REPORT: Julio Jones says he and the Atlanta Falcons have opened contract talks

If you saw those Demaryius Thomas and Dez Bryant contracts and thought, “Well, the Atlanta Falcons are about to pay Julio Jones a lot of money,” you were absolutely right. Because, according to Jones himself, the two have already begun contract negotiations. AROUND COVER32 Fantasy Preview: The top-60 RBs for 2015 First and 10: Ten stories other than DeflateGate that fans should...
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WATCH: The Atlanta Falcons released a hype video and it’ll get your blood pumping

Can you believe it’s already training camp? Can you believe real life football is literally right around the corner? Whew … It’s almost too good to be true. AROUND COVER32 Fantasy Preview: The top-60 RBs for 2015 First and 10: Ten stories other than DeflateGate that fans should pay attention to QB Rankings: Rating each NFL team’s Week 1 starter Top 10: The NFL’s second...
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Devin Hester remains unsure of his role in the new offense

For the bulk of the Atlanta Falcons players, it's been a whirlwind of an offseason. A new coaching staff is in place, which means it's time to prove yourself. While some players have an idea where they'll fit in the offense, D. Orlando Ledbetter of AJC.com reports that Devin Hester is not one of those players. When asked about his role in the offense, Hester simply stated that he...
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Failed drug tests aside, Arthur Blank backed drafting Jalen Collins

When you're the owner of an NFL team, it's a pretty safe bet that you have your fair share of tough decisions to make. One of those, apparently, came up in the 2015 NFL draft. According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN though, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank was on board with drafting LSU cornerback Jalen Collins. "I think it's a line that the personnel department, the medical staff...
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Roddy White was mistaken for man who illegally pumped crowd noise

The offseason for the Atlanta Falcons started off on the wrong note, as the team was fined $350,000 and lost a fifth-round draft pick for illegally piping crowd noise into the Georgia Dome. Obviously, we've come a ways from that point and attention has turned to the 2015 season, but that didn't stop Roddy White from telling a pretty interesting story. As Vaughn McClure of ESPN explains...
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Contract Talks Between Falcons & WR Julio Jones Are “Very Preliminary” Right Now

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that contract negotiations between the Falcons and WR Julio Jones are just beginning and “very preliminary” as of now. “Julio Jones stepped on the field today and said that his agent Jimmy Sexton has been talking to members of the Falcons’ brass,” Rapoport said of the contract talks. “Essentially ... The post Contract Talks...
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Roddy White on knee: 'I’m not worried about it - not at all'

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White says he's not concerned in the least about his knee going into the 2015 season. With a little scheduled maintenance, he should be ready to roll throughout the season, explaining how he had his knee drained before minicamp and will continue to do so without having to undergo surgery. “It’s not a concern to me because it’s just...
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The five greatest fan signs ever found at an Atlanta Falcons game

Falcons fans are the real deal. Through thick and thin, ups and downs, wins and losses, the Falcons faithful are always there, even if they’re a little angry. And you know what, Falcons fans deserve to be a little angry. It’s not very often that they have something to root for. And while this season looks to carry some hope (at least more than last season), don’t expect that...
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Dan Quinn wants players to 'have the most fun they've ever had'

Dan Quinn is bringing a new feel to the Atlanta Falcons, in more ways than just one. While he'll be changing things on the defensive side of the ball, and Kyle Shanahan will do so offensively, Quinn also wants the players to have some fun. According to Charles Odum of Macon.com, Quinn's changes have already been felt. "Quinn, who has music blaring from start to finish in his practices...
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Roddy White gets knee drained, but doesn't see it as a major issue

The Atlanta Falcons are set to kick off 2015 training camp, and Roddy White is one of many players making sure they're prepared to hit the ground running. According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN, White recently had his left knee drained. "It's not a concern to me because it's just like a little irritation,'' the veteran told ESPN Wednesday. "My cartilage in my knee is not smooth. It...
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Which Atlanta Falcons player ended up on the “NFL’s All-Bad-Contracts Team”?

Every year, Grantland’s Bill Barnwell crafts his All-Bad-Contracts Team, and all any fan is hoping for is that they don’t see one of their team’s players pop up. Well, Falcons fans, here’s the bad news: You didn’t make it through unscathed. The good news, though, is that only one Falcon made it onto the list … Tyson Jackson. AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: Rating each NFL...
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Falcons add depth for camp by signing DeMarcus Love

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have made a move to bolster their offensive line depth before the start of training camp by signing tackle DeMarcus Love. Love, a native of Lancaster, Texas, was a sixth-round pick by Minnesota in the 2011 draft. He has not appeared in an NFL game. He finished last season on Denver's practice squad and also has spent time with the Saints...
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Falcons Sign OT DeMarcus Love

The Atlanta Falcons announced the signing of OT DeMarcus Love on Wednesday. This move comes shortly after the team hosted free agent OT Jake Long for a visit. Atlanta is clearly in need of more help at offensive tackle, so we’ll have to see if Love is able to put together an impressive training camp and ... The post Falcons Sign OT DeMarcus Love appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.
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Atlanta Falcons 2015 NFL Rookie To Watch

The Falcons should get quite a bit of impact out of their 2015 Draft class in year one, as they will need these youngsters to contribute immediately in order to be successful.  But there is one who stands above the rest and that is RB Tevin Coleman.  The Falcons simply lacked a running game last year as Steven Jackson was often injured and clearly on his last legs.  They relied...
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One rule the Atlanta Falcons desperately need the NFL to fix

The Dallas Cowboys are not my team and Dez Bryant is not my favorite receiver. However, I do like the Atlanta Falcons and Julio Jones. The thing is I don’t want what happened to The Cowboys and Dez to happen to Atlanta. Great players make great catches. There is no real way to define ” a football move” that covers all players. Bryant made several football moves as far as I...
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Three reasons why the Atlanta Falcons need to sign Jake Long immediately

The Atlanta Falcons need help on the offensive line, and the perfect option may have just fallen into their lap. Jake Long is in Atlanta for physical and a workout with @AtlantaFalcons. He's a free agent after 2nd ACL surgery with Rams in 2014 — Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) July 28, 2015 If you’re wondering how Jake Long is even available, that’s a good question, but it...
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Devonta Freeman excited to reunite with 'Red Lightning'

As previously reported, the ball boy who goes by "Red Lightning" will be joining the Atlanta Falcons this season. While many college football fans who watched Frankie Grizzle-Malgrat make his own highlight reel are excited to see him in the NFL, former FSU Seminole Devonta Freeman may be the most excited. According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN, Freeman is ready to reunite with his...
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Report: Joe Hawley will be limited to start training camp

The Atlanta Falcons aren't rushing Joe Hawley back into action it seems. According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN, Hawley, who suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in his right knee last year, will be limited on full-team reps. It's not a massive surprise, largely because there's no reason to rush Hawley back into action. McClure reports that Hawley...
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Report: Jake Long visits, works out for Atlanta Falcons

It seems like an eternity ago, but back in 2008 Jake Long was the first overall pick in the NFL draft. Now? Long is looking to turn his career around with the Atlanta Falcons. While there hasn't been a contract offered from the Falcons just yet, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reported that Long was in town for a workout. As Mortensen explained above, Long is a free agent after his second...
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Quinn taking up-tempo approach to rebuilding Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) As Seattle's defensive coordinator, Dan Quinn helped lead Seattle to two straight Super Bowls, including one championship. Quinn opens his first training camp as Falcons coach on Friday trying to overhaul Atlanta's woeful unit. The Falcons allowed the most total yards and yards passing and tied for 30th in sacks in 2014, when they finished 6-10 for their...
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The five most amazing Atlanta Falcons paintings you’ll ever find

A couple weeks ago, we looked at some of the most awesome Atlanta Falcons tattoos you’ll ever find, but of course, there are more (often better) ways to express your Falcons love through art. You don’t necessarily HAVE to get inked up to prove you’re a true member of the Dirty Birds. AROUND COVER32 Top 10: The NFL’s best corner backers Five Things: The favorites to win...
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Fantasy Football Sleepers: Atlanta Falcons Edition

Another NFL season is upon us and you know what that means….it’s time for Fantasy Football! Devonta Freeman, along with a few others, could be primed for career seasons under newly hired offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. Alongside seeing your favorite team crush the competition and make a run at the Super Bowl, fans of the game love terrorizing their opponents in the fantasy...
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William Moore looks to lead the defensive turnaround in Atlanta

The Atlanta Falcons are going to have a new-look defense in 2015. Not only because of new players, but largely due to the hiring of former Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn as head coach. While the expectations are high, not many are as high as William Moore's, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Albany Herald. “We can go from the bottom of the league to hopefully...
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Julio Jones one of multiple Falcons at luncheon for Charleston church

The Atlanta Falcons are doing their all to reach out to the families and youth group members of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. This is the church in Charleston, South Carolina which was tragically attacked on June 17. Nine were left dead after the terrible shootings, and many people from all over the world have reached out to the church and community. According to Vaughn...
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The Atlanta Falcons sign Red Lightning, the world’s greatest ballboy

Who cares about Jameis Winston? The Atlanta Falcons just got Red Lightning!! A new journey begins today… Training Camp with the @AtlantaFalcons #RiseUp #DirtyBirds — Frankie Grizzle (@daonlyBigRed) July 26, 2015 Red Lightning, otherwise known as the world’s most amazing ballboy, is joining the Atlanta Falcons this season, and it seems as if he’s here to stay: AROUND COVER32...
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