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FALCONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

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

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...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via cover32
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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 -.
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via DraftSeason
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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

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...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants & Osi Umenyiora Discussing One-Day Contract For Him To Retire With Team

Dan Graziano and Adam Caplan are discussing signing veteran DE Osi Umenyiora to a one-day contract so that he can retire as a member of the franchise. Umenyiora, 33, has played out his two-year, $8.5 million contract with the Atlanta Falcons, but hasn’t found any reported interesting since free agency got underway several months ago. ... The post Giants & Osi Umenyiora...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football - Atlanta Falcons RB Battle

View image | gettyimages.com The Atlanta Falcons have struggled to run the football in recent years.  They have not had a 1,000 yard rusher since Michael Turner in 2011 and Stephen Jackson led the Falcons with just 1,250 rushing yards over the last two seasons.  Jackson was released and sophomore back Devonta Freeman will be fighting rookie Tevin Coleman for touches in...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons to hold 'Friday Night Lights' event on August 7

The Atlanta Falcons are set to hold their eighth annual "Kia Motors Friday Night Lights" event, according to AtlantaFalcons.com. "The Atlanta Falcons will hold the eighth annual 'Kia Motors Friday Night Lights 'this year at Tom Riden Field at Buford High School. 'Kia Motors Friday Night Lights' will take place on Friday, August 7. The Falcons will take the field at 7:20 p.m. with...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons 2015 NFL Season Preview

Quarterback Matt Ryan, the 3rd overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, started his career 56-22 in his first 5 seasons in the league, but lost his first 3 playoff games. He seemed to be past that in 2012, when he beat the Seattle in the divisional round, even though they came up short in the NFC Championship against San Francisco, dropping Ryan’s post-season record to 1-4. Everything...
Via The Football Fan Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Boast the Top Instant-Impact Rookie Class of 2015

As we draw closer and closer to the beginning of the NFL season, predictions on how each team will fare have begun to surface.One recent prediction, made by NFL media analyst Bucky Brooks, calls for the Atlanta Falcons 2015 draft class to have the most instant impact.“If the Falcons get back into contention this season, it will largely be due to their rookie class playing at a...
Via Pro Football Spot
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Roddy White: Falcons need to pay Julio Jones

Wednesday saw star wide receivers Demaryius Thomas and Dez Bryant land similar five-year, $70 million contracts. Now that that those major tasks have been accomplished, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White says his team needs to pay fellow wideout Julio Jones. “If I was the GM, I would get a deal done with Julio now,” White told ESPN’s Josina Anderson on Friday. ...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The impact of the Brett Favre trade, 23 years later

The Atlanta Falcons selected Brett Favre with the 33rd overall pick in the 1991 NFL draft. The organization’s thinking was clear. This strong-armed quarterback from Southern Mississippi might very well be able to take over for Chris Miller as the starter down the road. This came at a time when New York Jets front office executive Ron Wolf was looking to move up in the draft to...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Roddy White: Get a deal done now with Julio Jones

Julio Jones needs to get paid and he needs to get paid now if you ask his Atlanta Falcons teammate Roddy White. ESPN‘s Josina Anderson spoke with the 11-year veteran about many topics including the new contracts of Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas as well as the growing concern of losing out on the chance to sign Julio Jones. As you will find below on Josina Anderson’s tweet...
Via EndZoneScore
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Five most important Atlanta Falcons players in 2015

The Atlanta Falcons are heading into the 2015 season with high expectations, and the hope to get back to the top of the NFC South. Last season, it was the worst conference in the league but the Carolina Panthers were able to come out on top and make the playoffs. That was a big disappointment for the Falcons, and they made some major changes this offseason. Dan Quinn was hired...
Via This Given Sunday
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers sign DE Cameron Heyward to massive extension

The Pittsburgh Steelers took care of one of their own on Thursday night by signing former first-round pick Cameron Heyward to a six-year extension: It's a great night, #SteelersNation. @CamHeyward is staying with us. WATCH: http://t.co/qHOIwZL5Ap pic.twitter.com/KDFOouZ5Zs — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) July 17, 2015   The deal is said to be worth $59.25 million...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

TGS 2015 Preview: Atlanta Falcons

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2015 regular season. Today, the Atlanta Falcons. 2014 in a nutshell: The Falcons continue to be somewhat of an anomaly. Despite quality play at quarterback from Matt Ryan and a Pro Bowl season from electric wide receiver Julio Jones, the league’s worst-rated defense and a slew...
Via This Given Sunday
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Atlanta Falcons who have to produce in 2015

The Atlanta Falcons have a roster full of talent. It just so happens that a lot of it plays offense. Julio Jones is arguably the best receiver in the league. Roddy White isn’t too shabby himself. He may be aging but he’s still a savvy vet who’s reliable. Jake Matthews is a young talent who could have a career year and lead the offensive line to success. Matt Ryan is a proven...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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