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Julio Jones: To Extend or Not to Extend?

The Atlanta Falcons have made some big choices the last few months. Firing head coach Mike Smith. Choosing to wait it out for their new head man, Dan Quinn. Cutting ties with players that had been part of the team for years like Harry Douglas and Justin Blaylock. Signing several free agents as they try to mend a defense that has ranked near the bottom of the league for several...
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Former Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers signs with Bears

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, former Falcons running back Jacquizz Rodgers has signed a one-year contract with the Bears. Rodgers met with the team on Tuesday and the club felt strong enough to sign him. He has totaled 1,116 yards rushing, 1,104 yards receiving and 10 total touchdowns during his career. The #Bears announced they signed former #Falcons RB Jacquizz...
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Report: Chicago Bears sign former Atlanta Falcons running back

Earlier today we reported that the Chicago Bears were hosting both wide receiver prospect Amari Cooper and free agent running back Jacquizz Rodgers for visits. While there’s no word yet on how it went with Cooper, the meeting with Rodgers must have gone well… AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: The most-annoying member of revery franchise rated from 1-32 NFL Draft: The top 10 middle...
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Bears Sign RB Jacquizz Rodgers To A One-Year Deal

The Chicago Bears announced the signing of former Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers to a one-year contract on Tuesday. #Bears have signed RB Jacquizz Rodgers to a one-year contract. https://t.co/GGmBBclJGk — Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) March 31, 2015 Rodgers, 25, is a former fifth-round pick of the Falcons back in 2011. He payed out his four-year, $2,231,000 rookie contract ... The...
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Hilarious cartoon explains how the NFL found out about false Falcons crowd noise

Noise Gate has come and gone for the Atlanta Falcons. In the end it really didn’t cost them all that much. Yesterday the ruling came down that the NFL was fining the team $350,000 and taking away a fifth round pick in next year’s draft. Still, one has to wonder how they ever found out about it in the first place… AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: The most-annoying member of revery...
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NFL Keeps Atlanta Falcons’ and Cleveland Browns’ Executives in Check

Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons is tackled by Star Lotulelei #98 of the Carolina Panthers in the second half at the Georgia Dome. (Mandatory Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images). The NFL off-season is always an exciting time with different mock drafts every week, free agent movements, and the constant flow of players screwing up and making the news. This past week, commissioner...
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RB Jacquizz Rodgers to meet with Bears

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, free agents running back Jacquizz Rodgers is visiting with the Bears. Rodgers spent four years with the Falcons after Atlanta drafted him in the fifth round of the 2011 draft. Free agent RB Jacquizz Rodgers, mostly recently of the #Falcons, is visiting the Chicago #Bears, source said — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 31, 2015
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Bears Hosting RB Jacquizz Rodgers For A Visit

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Bears will host former Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers for a visit in the coming days. Rodgers, 25, is a former fifth-round pick of the Falcons back in 2011. He payed out his four-year, $2,231,000 rookie contract with Atlanta that included $191,000 guaranteed and is now among the best running ... The post Bears Hosting RB Jacquizz Rodgers...
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League slaps Falcons with $350K fine, lost draft pick

The NFL went straight to the wallet of the Atlanta Falcons, fining the team $350,000 for purposely piping in artificial noise into the Georgia Dome during home games over the last two seasons. They'll also lose a 2016 fifth-round draft pick. "What took place was wrong and nowhere near the standards by which we run our business," Falcons owner Arthur Blank said in a statement...
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Atlanta Falcons and Cleveland Browns Receive Penalties for Violations of League Rules

Members of the Atlanta Falcons take the field before the game against the St. Louis Rams at the Georgia Dome on September 15, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) The NFL announced the penalties on Monday, saying that the Falcons have been fined $350,000 and they forfeit a fifth round draft pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. These punishments are in response...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Noise Gate: Atlanta Falcons fined, forfeit future draft pick as punishment

Last week we reported that “severe” discipline could be coming down soon from the NFL league offices on the Atlanta Falcons for pumping in false crowd noise at home games over the last two seasons. Today we found out just how much it will cost them… AROUND COVER32 NFL Draft: The top 10 middle linebackers on the board in 2015 Five Things: The top candidates to land Marcus Mariota...
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Falcons fined, lose draft pick for pumping in fake noise

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL has fined the Atlanta Falcons, stripped the organization of a draft pick and suspended team president Rich McKay from the league's Competition Committee beginning April 1 following the team's use of fake noise at home games. In statement released Monday, the league announced that the Falcons have been fined $350,000 and will forfeit their fifth-round selection...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons punishment not as severe as rumored

Atlanta Falcons fans have been sweating out their impending league punishment ever since Arthur Blank admitted that the Falcons piped in artificial crowd noise during games. Rumors had the Falcons potentially losing a top draft pick in this years draft. Here’s the statement from Troy Vincent on the Falcons punishment… The Atlanta Falcons have acknowledged the use of pre-recorded...
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Falcons punishment not as severe as rumored

Atlanta Falcons fans have been sweating out their impending league punishment ever since Arthur Blank admitted that the Falcons piped in artificial crowd noise during games. Rumors had the Falcons potentially losing a top draft pick in this years draft. Here’s the statement from Troy Vincent on the Falcons punishment… The Atlanta Falcons have acknowledged the use of pre-recorded...
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Falcons fined $350k, lose 2016 fifth-round draft pick

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports The NFL has handed down its punishment for the Atlanta Falcons, who piped in crowd noise to its stadium over the past two years. The Falcons have been fined $350,000 and will forfeit their fifth-round selection in the 2016 NFL Draft. Statement from Falcons owner Arthur Blank: “What took place was wrong and nowhere near the standards by which we...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Fined $350,000, Docked 2016 Draft Pick

The National Football League is handing out its penalties for teams that violated league rules. Mere minutes after the strong arm of the law came down against the Cleveland Browns, its being reported that the Atlanta Falcons have been fined $350,000 and docked a fifth-round pick in 2016 for using pre-recorded crowd noise during home games over the past two seasons. In its findings...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons reportedly will lose pick over pumping in crowd noise

The NFL is coming down hard on the Atlanta Falcons.   ESPN reported Monday that the Falcons are expected to lose a draft pick and team president Rich McKay will be suspended from the competition committee as punishment for piping in crowd noise at home games in recent seasons. Additionally, the NFL could also hit the Falcons with heavy fines, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter...
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Report: NFL to take draft pick from Falcons for fake crowd noise

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The NFL is expected to suspend Falcons president Rich McKay from the competition committee and take a draft pick from Atlanta for piping in crowd noise to its stadium over the past two years, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The NFL could also fine the Falcons.  The league is expected to hand down penalties no later than Tuesday. Falcons owner Arthur...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons 2015 draft order

The Atlanta Falcons have eight picks to play with when the 2015 NFL Draft begins on April 30th in Chicago. Note, via ESPN: 'They could lose a high draft pick as a result of the league's ongoing investigation into piping crowd noise into the Georgia Dome, a violation team owner Arthur Blank admitted occurred.' Breakdown of Falcons' 2015 selections: First round: 8th overall...
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The Atlanta Falcons have an app that allows fans to take a picture with the cheerleaders

The Atlanta Falcons are coming up with all kind  of ways to trying to stay ahead of the curve. First, was the new technology that they use for the players. Now they have something new for the fans. The Falcons have created an app that will allow fans to get their picture taken with a cheerleader.   Get your cameras ready. Season-ticket holders will have that chance this season...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Draft pick at stake

The Atlanta Falcons are preparing for the worst, as they are facing a severe penalty for pumping fake crowd noise through their sound system during the 2013 and 2014 seasons. At the NFL Owners meetings last week, this was an issue of importance and the Falcons’ brass was informed by the league that their punishment is forthcoming. These are more than simply allegations, as the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Remaining Free Agents the Falcons Should Target

The Atlanta Falcons are never one of the teams to go out and willingly try to “win” free agency. In the grand scheme of things, teams that go out and make the big splash is free agency rarely, if ever end up hoisting the Lombardi Trophy in February.Regardless of this, fans across social media have been vocal about their distaste for the Falcons' free agent strategy.The team has...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons' Upcoming Punishment Hurts Draft Outlook

Following an NFL investigation, it has been discovered that the Atlanta Falcons have been pumping artificial crowd noise through the speakers of the Georgia Dome at home games for the past two seasons.In February, Falcons’ owner Arthur Blank admitted to the wrongdoing. ''I think what we've done in 2013 and 2014 was wrong," Blank said. "Anything that affects the competitive balance...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Quinn talks possible Matt Schaub return to Atlanta

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn thinks recently released former Raiders QB Matt Schaub might be a good fit in Atlanta behind Matt Ryan. Currently, T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree sit behind Ryan as backups. "Schaub is certainly somebody that we could (add),"  Dan Quinn said this week, per ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure. "As we get through it, we'll let you know if we go down...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Quinn might consider Matt Schaub for the Atlanta Falcons’ backup job

As far as their starting quarterback is concerned, the Atlanta Falcosn are pretty much set with Matt Ryan. They do want to try to shake things up for his backup, though… AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen as March comes to a close First and 10: Ten teams that would be great on Hard Knocks According to a report by Vaugh McClure of ESPN, Dan Quinn won’t...
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