FALCONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ravens reportedly bolster offensive line with veteran Jake Long

Veteran offensive tackle Jake Long will join the Baltimore Ravens on a one-year deal, ESPN reported Tuesday.Long, 31, spent the 2015 season with the Atlanta Falcons but played in only four games.Long was the first overall pick in the 2008 draft by the Dolphins, with whom he made four Pro Bowls during his five-year tenure in Miami. He then spent the 2013 and 2014 seasons with the...
Via FOX Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Falcons training camp: Recapping the Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff press conference

What did the duo have to say about camp and the Falcons? Today brought news of Devin Hester's release and a press conference for the Falcons' brass, one we were awaiting for the possibility of some quality nuggets of information. As always, Thomas Dimitroff and Dan Quinn delivered, albeit only a few scant morsels. Let's break down some of the highlights of today's presser, shall...
Via The Falcoholic
3 hours ago

Falcons keeping tabs on Dwight Freeney, O’Brien Schofield

When the Falcons released Devin Hester on Tuesday, the number of players on their roster dropped to 87. That leaves them with three spots to fill, something that General Manager Thomas Dimitroff said was not a must before training camp officially opens. If and when the Falcons do make a move, it could be to…
Via Pro Football Talk
4 hours ago

Falcons release Devin Hester

One of the great returners in NFL history will be looking for a new job. The Falcons have cut ties with Devin Hester after two years in Atlanta. The Falcons have released WR Devin Hester after two seasons with the team. Atlanta’s roster now sits at 87 men. pic.twitter.com/ltulO2BF41 — FalconsKelsey (@FalconsKelsey) July 26, 2016 Hester is one of the greatest returners...
Via The Falcoholic
5 hours ago

Atlanta Falcons to train with elite UFC fighters

The Atlanta Falcons are adding mixed-martial arts (MMA) cross-training to the mix this year. With UFC 201 taking place in Atlanta next weekend, multiple big-name UFC fighters will be cross-training with the Falcons this coming week. Excited to announce that several of our athletes will be cross-training with the @AtlantaFalcons this week! #SportsPerformance — Dave Sholler (@Sholler_UFC...
Via Sportsnaut
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michael Vick said there were times when he was 'dominating too much'

Michael Vick isn't currently on an NFL roster. The 36-year-old is a free agent campaigning to play another season in the league, specifically for a contender. Vick still has the ability to make an impact as a backup quarterback as evidenced in spot duty last season, though he's well past his prime. There's no doubt about that.His best years came back in the mid-2000s when he was...
Via FOX Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Falcons' 2016 Training Camp Dates Set

The 2016 XFINITY Atlanta Falcons Training Camp dates have been set, with practice sessions open to the public, including the team's annual Kia Friday Night Lights event
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
1 day ago

5 things to know about the Falcons this week

Matt Ryan gets in a few more throws at minicamp on Tuesday.(Todd Kirkland/AP) FLOWERY BRANCH — Here are five things you need to know about the Atlanta Falcons this week: The Falcons report to training camp on Wednesday. The first practice is set for  Thursday, July 28. Here’s the training camp schedule with the list of practices that will be open to the public. 1. Media session...

Falcons have reinforcements for second camp under Dan Quinn

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons are hoping their second season with coach Dan Quinn and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan brings more familiarity, confidence - and wins. A few new key players might make an even bigger difference. The Falcons improved from 6-10 to 8-8 but missed the playoffs in Quinn's first season. There was improvement, especially on defense, but...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons capsule

ATLANTA FALCONS (8-8) OPEN CAMP: July 28, Flowery Branch, Georgia LAST YEAR: There was great buzz when Falcons started 5-0 under first-year coach Dan Quinn, but team couldn't overcome 30 turnovers as it lost seven of eight, including six straight, and missed playoffs. Quarterback Matt Ryan's production declined in first year with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan; 21 TD passes...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

TGS 2016 Preview: Atlanta Falcons

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2016 regular season. Today, the Atlanta Falcons. 2015 in a nutshell: Despite starting 5-0 and possessing a ton of talent, the Falcons finished 8-8 in their first season under Dan Quinn, failing to make the playoffs for the third consecutive year. Why 2016 could be different: Year...
Via This Given Sunday
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Ryan: Deflategate will not affect Brady's legacy

Whether he deserves it or not, Tom Brady is going to have a four-game suspension on his resume when his playing career comes to an end. Will that negatively impact his legacy? Matt Ryan doesn’t think so. TMZ recently caught up with Ryan to get his opinion on Deflategate. When asked specifically if it puts a stain on what Brady has accomplished, Ryan defended the Patriots quarterback...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: 2016 the year of Matt Ryan?

When Matt Ryan left Boston College and was drafted 3rd overall in the 2008 NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons knew they would have a franchise quarterback for at least a decade.  Fortunately for the Falcons, a five-year extension signed in 2013 will keep him with the team until the end of the 2018 season.  His first five years with the team brought some of the most unprecedented numbers...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons want to reduce Devonta Freeman's workload

As a sophomore, Falcons running back Devonta Freeman ranked fourth in the NFL with 264 carries last season. Now the team is working toward easing off the gas pedal heading into 2016. The Falcons are looking to reduce Freeman’s workload next season, according to running backs coach Bobby Turner. “It’s about growth,” Turner said to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Roddy White was 'miserable' with the Falcons last season

Former first-round pick Roddy White spent 11 seasons with the Atlanta Falcons before his release following the 2015 season. While the four-time Pro Bowl receiver had pleasant memories during his long stint in Atlanta, he recently discussed the major disconnect he experienced with the team this past season. “Being released wasn’t a bad thing for me, because I wasn’t going...
Via Sportsnaut
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Justin Hardy Spotlight

Justin Hardy has the skills to be an effective wide receiver in the Atlanta Falcons offensive scheme.  The 5’10” receiver was drafted in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft out of East Carolina University.  Hardy had a very successful college career. He finished his college career with 387 receptions for 4,541 yards and 35 touchdowns.  He is the all-time leading NCAA receptions...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons DC says Keanu Neal will be ‘pretty special’

The Atlanta Falcons had many options to choose from with the 17th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, ultimately selecting Florida safety Keanu Neal. So far, it looks like the coaches in Atlanta are impressed by the player and believe he could be a big part of their defense going forward. Defensive coordinator Richard Smith recently spoke with the team’s official website and talked...
Via Campus Sports Net
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Quinn doesn’t believe in two-point conversions

It’s been a debate that has picked up steam since the rule was changed last season, where the extra-point kick attempts were moved to the 15-yard line to encourage teams to go for two. Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn doesn’t feel the needed to go for two still and doesn’t like the idea of doing it every single time, as he told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: ...
Via The Comeback
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff knows he’s on hot seat

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff is on the hot seat entering the 2016 season, and he’ll be the first to tell you. “Of course I’m on the hot seat. Every year I’m on the hot seat,” Dimitroff told the Talk of Fame Network. Dimitroff has been the Falcons’ GM for nine years and acknowledges how fortunate he is to be in that position for that long at age 49. While...
Via The Sports Daily
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss
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