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Atlanta Falcons: Mohamed Sanu vs NFL, A Battle of All Time

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3 hours ago

Headlines: Deion Jones Makes All-Under-25 Team

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Via AtlantaFalcons.com
5 hours ago

Falcons WR Julio Jones expected to be at full strength by training camp

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones delivered good news in person regarding his recent foot surgery.“I’m good,” Jones said per D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “The foot’s good. I’m two weeks out now, I think, but it’s good.”According to the report, Jones was wearing a walking boot but appeared to be getting around without limitations...
Via Sportsnaut
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

A Closer Look: How Dontari Poe looked against his new teammates

The big free agent signing played against the Falcons last season. How did the mammoth nose tackle fare against their interior line? After being relatively quiet in free agency, the Falcons made a flashy signing. Dontari Poe adds plenty of intrigue to a young defense. The massive nose tackle is expected to fill a gaping hole within the defensive line. Despite adding speed and versatility...
Via The Falcoholic
1 day ago

Headlines: Jones Feels Good 2 Weeks After Surgery

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Via AtlantaFalcons.com
1 day ago

Could NFL competition committee’s proposed illegal hit-related ejections affect the Atlanta Falcons?

Fact: Keanu Neal favorite song is “Old McDonald had a Farm” Atlanta Falcons strong safety Keanu Neal got a lot of criticism his rookie year for his hard hitting playing style. In fact, Neal was even criticized when there was indisputable video evidence and clearly no factual basis for the criticism. One NFL season typically won’t earn you a designation as a dirty player, and...
Via The Falcoholic
1 day ago

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones says foot feels good, focusing on recovery

Fact: Julio Jones speaks fluent pig latin Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones courageously played through a painful foot injury last season. You never heard him complain. In fact, you heard Dan Quinn and the rest of the coaching staff repeatedly downplay the injury. But we knew the truth. We knew Julio was hurting. Julio recently underwent surgery to remove a bunion. If...
Via The Falcoholic
1 day ago

Brett Favre comes out to throw to Robert Alford

101115 ATLANTA: — SUDDEN DEATH — Falcons head coach Dan Quinn (far right) and his team begin to celebrate as cornerback Robert Alford intercepts Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins during sudden death and returns it for the game winning touchdown and a final score of 25-19 in their football game on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, in Atlanta. The Falcons remain perfect at 5-0 with the victory...

Brett Favre still has a rocket for an arm

After watching a video of legendary former NFL quarterback Brett Favre throwing balls, it’s clear he is still better than half the guys playing today. It’s also crystal clear the gunslinger hasn’t lost a single whit of speed off his heater.Favre was on a practice field throwing balls to Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert Alford and others, and my lord he can still sling the...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Devonta Freeman on Super Bowl loss: ‘Like a scar you’ll see forever’

The Atlanta Falcons are now far removed from their Super Bowl LI meltdown against the New England Patriots. The players have moved on to off-season workouts, vacations and spending time with their families.In no way does this mean that members of the Falcons will soon forget about the team blowing a 25-point lead on the game’s grandest stage. It will stick with them forever, as...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Mock Monitor 1.0 2017 NFL Draft

The NFL Draft is 36 days away. Here's a look at who the draft experts have the Falcons taking with the No. 31 overall pick
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
1 day ago

The Atlanta Falcons sign Dontari Poe

The Atlanta Falcons might have made the signing of the offseason by adding defensive tackle Dontari Poe to their defensive line on a one-year $8 million deal. The Falcons had a good defensive line last season in their Super Bowl game run, but adding Poe really makes them a much better line. Dontari Poe was not himself last season, and this is partially due to his weight gain. The...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dontari Poe reportedly has weight clause in Falcons contract

Newly-minted Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Dontari Poe has said he wants to get down to 330 pounds, and it sounds like he has some incentive to do just that.According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, the $2 million in incentives in Poe’s contract includes a $500,000 bonus if he consistently meets a certain weight goal. It’s not clear what that goal is, but Poe specifically...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the second wave of signings for the Atlanta Falcons

After a productive first week of retaining talent and beginning to patch a few of the holes in the roster from the 2016 season, the Atlanta Falcons went back to work this week addressing team needs. WR Andre Roberts: The seventh-year veteran just finished with one of his least productive seasons as a pro totaling 14 catches, 188 yards, and one touchdown. On the other hand, he had...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dontari Poe signs one-year deal with Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons have signed defensive tackle Dontari Poe to a one-year contract.Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the deal is worth $8 million, with incentives that could bring it up to $10 million. Poe, who weighs nearly 350 pounds, is one of the better nose tackles in football. The former first-round pick spent the first five seasons of his career with the Kansas City...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons and the Devonta Freeman contract conundrum

The 2016-17 Falcons saw a tremendous amount of success on the ground behind the two-headed monster that was Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman. Freeman amassed 1,079 yards on 227 carries for an average of 4.8 yards per carry. Coleman put up 520 yards on the ground to go with another 421 receiving yards as a change of pace back. Freeman is undoubtedly the star of the backfield right...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons re-sign S Kemal Ishmael, sign WR Andre Roberts

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed safety Kemal Ishmael and have signed wide receiver and return specialist Andre Roberts from Detroit. Ishmael, who signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract, saw his value rise in 2016 as he made four fill-in starts. He also showed his versatility at linebacker. Ishmael matched his career high with 15 tackles in a 35-28...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons can win free agency with Dontari Poe signing

The Atlanta Falcons need to overcome a Super Bowl loss by any means necessary. This is one of the harder tasks in sports outside of New England, so smart additions to help reinforce the core that got Atlanta to the big game in the first place is a must. Alas, the Falcons have been rather quiet in free agency—until Monday. That’s where tackle Dontari Poe comes into play, according...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Devonta Freeman shouldn’t demand a trade from the Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons have one of the best running back duos in the NFL in large part thanks to Devonta Freeman. Freeman, who is set to become a free agent after the 2017 season, has been the subject of constant trade speculation. Freeman himself put an end to this recently, according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com: “This is coming out of my mouth: I definitely know I’m going to...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons re-sign backup cornerback Wreh-Wilson to 1-year deal

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed backup cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson to a one-year, $775,000 deal. Wreh-Wilson is the seventh Atlanta player from the 2016 NFC championship team to be re-signed or have his contract extended. The Falcons signed Wreh-Wilson in 2016 after starter Desmond Trufant's season-ending shoulder injury. General manager Thomas Dimitroff...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Devonta Freeman says he will not ask Falcons for trade

Devonta Freeman isn’t going to push for an exit from the Atlanta Falcons right now.The star running back is headed for the final season of his rookie deal, but he made clear he’s not looking to leave Atlanta after his mentor, Luther Campbell, seemed to float the possibility of a trade on Twitter.“This is coming out of my mouth: I definitely know I’m going to be playing for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Falcons retain backup QB Schaub and Upshaw

The Latest on NFL free agency (all times local): 12:04 p.m. The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to contract extensions with backup quarterback Matt Schaub and defensive tackle Courtney Upshaw. The NFC champions have focused on retaining players in the offseason. ''Courtney proved to be versatile in our defensive scheme and he will continue to play several roles along our defensive...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 Fantasy Outlook: Atlanta Falcons

Despite their crushing Super Bowl LI loss, the Atlanta Falcons had the league's most potent offense, scoring nearly five more points per game on average than any other team, per Team Rankings. The Falcons are deep, but also have top ranked talent across the field as Julio Jones (WR), Devonta Freeman (RB), Matt Ryan (QB) and Matt Bryant (K), all finished sixth or better in fantasy...
Via The Sports Quotient
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Deion Sanders has great story about snubbing Giants at Combine

Deion Sanders without question is among the most brash, brazen and confident — not to mention athletically gifted — players ever to suit up in an NFL uniform. And Sanders apparently established as much even before his professional football career started.The superstar athlete-turned-NFL Network analyst was appearing on his employer’s 2017 NFL Combine coverage when he relayed...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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