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FALCONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Atlanta Falcons 2015 Preview: Post Draft Offseason Wrap

Kyle Shanahan continues his tour around the league as an Offensive Coordinator, now extracted from the mess that was 2014 in Cleveland. He arrives on a Falcons team with a stocked cupboard, with questions about how his appointment as Dan Quinn’s OC will impact the fantasy production of the team’s stars. With veteran RB Steven Jackson released, how does the backfield mix shake...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via 60 Max Power O
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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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3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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....
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via TopSportsReport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Is Bruce Irvin part of the future?

Will 2015 be Bruce Irvin’s last season in Seattle? Bruce Irvin of the Seattle Seahawks attended game 5 of the Washington Wizards-Atlanta Hawks NBA Eastern Conference semifinals series on Wednesday. While there he was interviewed by Black Sports Online and was caught saying, “I’m going to be in Atlanta next season. I’m ready.” Wow, didn’t see that coming. Especially since...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Free Agent RB Steven Jackson Wants “To Be Part of a Winning Team”

Free agent running back Steven Jackson isn’t interested in retirement just yet. But he is picky about just where he would like to ply his trade in 2015. In speaking with ESPN’s Nick Wagoner on Wednesday, Jackson said his days as a mentor to rebuilding teams are over. Jackson, who spent nine seasons with the St. Louis Rams before joining the Atlanta Falcons for the 2013 and 2014...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Best Teams in Atlanta Falcons History: Number Five

The 2010 Atlanta Falcons were neither a flashy team nor a dominating team, but they were a solid unit. They were solid enough to grind out 13 wins, an NFC South title, and the NFC’s top seed.The Falcons’ 2010 offense was stacked with talent. Quarterback Matt Ryan threw for 3,705 yards landing him in the top-ten for passing as well as earning him his first Pro Bowl selection.Wide...
Via Pro Football Spot
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons sign Tevin Coleman

The Atlanta Falcons have agree to terms with their 2015 third-round selection, Tevin Coleman. NFL.com and the Atlanta Falcons webpage (AtlantaFalcons.com), reported on the Tevin Coleman contract signing. Because of a less than stellar ground attack the past couple of seasons, along with a poor defense, the Atlanta Falcons have missed the playoffs each year. The front office of the...
Via EndZoneScore
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Devonta Freeman vs. Tevin Coleman

A position battle is brewing in the Atlanta Falcon’s backfield. This battle was initiated when the Falcons selected former Indiana running back Tevin Coleman in the third round of last week’s draft. A few days after being drafted, Coleman practically guaranteed that he would be the starting running back come Week 1 of the 2015 season. In order to be the starter, however, Coleman...
Via Pro Football Spot
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Will Start at Cornerback for the Falcons in 2015?

The Atlanta Falcons drafted LSU cornerback Jalen Collins with the 42nd overall pick in the NFL Draft. It may have been a surprise to some, considering Atlanta is returning both of its starting corners from last season.Drafting Collins will inspire a cornerback competition going into training camp between him and Robert Alford for the RCB job. Desmond Trufant played at an All-Pro...
Via Pro Football Spot
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff: Focus is on Julio Jones contract

The Atlanta Falcons had one of the better showings in the 2015 NFL draft. But now their focus is on shoring up the wide receiver position for the long term. Team general manager Thomas Dimitroff’s next offseason priority is to figure out a new contract for receiver Julio Jones. ESPN’s Vaughn McClure reports that the Falcons and Jones’ agent, Jimmy Sexton, have not yet engaged...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Falcons DT Donte Rumph Homeless and Looking for a Second Chance

The Atlanta Falcons were spotlighted on HBO’s reality series “Hard Knocks” last season. Anyone privy to the show knows that the major focus is on rookies, including those not drafted into the league. For those who watched the series, you may remember former Falcons’ defensive tackle Donte Rumph, who earned the nickname “Cupcake” during OTA’s. The nickname itself stemmed...
Via Sportsnaut
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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