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Falcons release 3 players

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Dan Quinn after the draft on Saturday. (By D. Orlando Ledbetter/dledbetter@ajc.com) FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons waived guard Blake Muir, defensive end Martin Ifedi and tight end Brian Vogler on Sunday. 
Via AJC's Atlanta Falcons Blog
49 minutes ago

2017 NFL Draft Grades: Atlanta Falcons Day 3 Picks

Via FOX Sports
5 hours ago

Duke Riley's gut-wrenching, hopeful, unbearable, blissful draft night

Riley went No. 75 overall to the Atlanta Falcons
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
10 hours ago

2017 NFL Draft grades: Atlanta Falcons get quality reviews

Some are smitten, others simply satisfied, but everyone seems to like the class. Atlanta’s full draft class is in, and all the major NFL outlets have had a chance to digest what the Falcons did with their selections. By and large, those outlets like what the Falcons have done, though it ranges from “okay, not bad” to “pretty darn terrific.” I’m paraphrasing. Here...
Via The Falcoholic
10 hours ago

2017 NFL Draft: How do the Atlanta Falcons’ third day picks fit in?

Fact: Brian Hill puts muenster cheese on his nachos The Atlanta Falcons capped off a successful draft yesterday afternoon, adding four players who add immediate versatility and depth. It’s hard to know how any newly drafted player will impact the team but that shouldn’t stop us from guessing. We’ve been wrong before and will probably be wrong again. C’est la vie! So how...
Via The Falcoholic
10 hours ago

Falcons 2017 undrafted free agent tracker

Who will the Atlanta Falcons land? UPDATE: This, from our friends at Rise Up Reader, is probably the most thorough list you’re going to see at this point. Peruse! Every year, the Falcons manage to snag one or two undrafted free agents who are worthy of making the roster. A year ago, Brian Poole legitimately excelled at as a UDFA, and to keep costs down and keep replenishing the...
Via The Falcoholic
18 hours ago

Falcons Finalize 2017 Draft Class

The Falcons have finalized their 2017 draft class.
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
1 day ago

Grading the Atlanta Falcons’ first two days of the draft

Finally. Finally, the draft is here. The first two days were complete chaos, fans saw trades left and right as teams leapfrogged each other to snatch talent and potential top 15 and top 20 picks plummeted into the second round. The Falcons made the most of their picks, being aggressive and trading up in the first round while being strategic and trading out of the second round and...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Select RB Brian Hill With No. 156 Overall Pick

The Falcons selected running back Brian Hill out of Wyoming with the No. 156 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
1 day ago

2017 NFL Draft: Wyoming RB Brian Hill is drafted by the Atlanta Falcons

Hill is selected by the Falcons. With the 156th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft the Atlanta Falcons selected Wyoming running back Brian Hill. Hill, 6'1" and 219 pounds, was rated as the 12th running back and 153rd player overall. Hill measures up with the prototypical NFL running back, being only five pounds lighter than David Johnson, Ezekiel Elliot and Le’Veon Bell. Hill is a powerful...
Via Mountain West Connection
1 day ago

Watch LSU LB Duke Riley's emotional reaction after being drafted by Atlanta Falcons

Riley will be paired with former teammate Deion Jones
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
1 day ago

2017 NFL Draft Grades: Atlanta Falcons Trade Up For Takkarist McKinley

Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Falcons pick Takkarist McKinley dedicates draft night to late grandmother, drops F-Bomb on live TV

Sometimes emotions get the best of you. But who really cares in the case of defensive end Takkarist McKinley, who was drafted No. 26 overall by the Atlanta Falcons in Thursday’s draft. McKinley was raised by his late grandmother, and he promised her one day he would make it to the NFL. So when he gave NFL Network’s Deion Sanders an interview while holding a framed portrait of...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons trade up to select Takkarist McKinley

Thomas Dimitroff broke the bank yet again, trading the Falcons’ 3rd and 7th-rounders this year along with the 31st pick for the 26th pick and Takkarist McKinley, the defensive end from UCLA. Dimitroff has never been shy to trade up for players he likes, trading up in previous drafts for Julio Jones, Desmond Trufant, and Grady Jarrett. Other Falcons targets were available at 26...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Takk McKinley says ‘fine me later’ after F-bomb

Takk McKinley won the NFL Draft with an emotional interview he gave upon being drafted.The former UCLA pass rusher was taken No. 26 overall by the Falcons, who traded up to get him.McKinley paid tribute to his later grandmother at the draft, carrying around a picture of her. He then explained in an interview with Deion Sanders of NFL Network that he promised his grandma on her deathbed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Falcons ‘plotting a potential move up’ in first round

The Atlanta Falcons could potentially trade up from the 31st pick in the draft, reports NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Everything is extremely volatile right now. There probably isn’t a team that hasn’t taken a call about moving in one direction or another and smokescreens are constantly afloat this time of year, so it’s nearly impossible to know just how true this is.The Falcons...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons not looking for ‘angels,’ but won’t draft Joe Mixon

The Falcons realize that not every player they draft will have a squeaky clean record. They’re willing to tolerate a few minor character flaws. But that tolerance only goes so far. Joe Mixon is off their draft board, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The Falcons don’t want guys who punch out women, but this team named for a bird isn’t necessarily looking for players...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel signs restricted free agent tender

When then Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan sought to bring Taylor Gabriel on last offseason, no one really expected the former Cleveland Browns wide receiver to play a huge role in Atlanta’s offense.After all, the team had Julio Jones on the roster and just signed Mohamed Sanu to a big money free agent contract. Though, Shanahan knew what he was getting in Gabriel...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons GM on drafting red-flagged prospects: ‘We’re not looking for angels’

The Atlanta Falcons may be willing to take a risk on a prospect with potential character concerns in the NFL draft later this month.Speaking on Thursday about Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon and other red-flagged prospects, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said, according to Knox Bardeen of CBS Atlanta. However, Dimitroff wouldn’t commit to Mixon specifically still being...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dirk Koetter admits he would rather not be on ‘Hard Knocks’

There probably isn’t an NFL coach that actively wants his team to be on “Hard Knocks,” and Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter is no exception.In a Wednesday press conference, Koetter admitted that, while a fan of the show, he would rather not be the subject of it.“I like watching the show. I wish I wasn’t on it,” Koetter said, via Scott Reynolds of Pewter Report...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons 7-Round Mock Draft

With the NFL Draft less than two weeks away, the Atlanta Falcons are in full-on draft mode trying to fill the remaining holes on the roster. The team has a major vacancy at right guard, needs a young option opposite Vic Beasley, and needs to find depth at safety, tight end, and linebacker. This is a reasonable wish list for the team and if this year provides similar returns to last...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Falcons Pro Bowler Roddy White retires from NFL

Longtime Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White officially announced his retirement from the NFL on Friday in a series of tweets. White did not play football last season after being released by the Falcons, but had not officially retired until now. He finishes his career with a franchise-record 10,863 receiving yards and 808 receptions — over 200 more than Terance Mathis, who...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Ryan’s journey of self-inflicted pain

You can’t blame a player for getting hung up on a Super Bowl loss, especially if it’s the unprecedented 25-point blown lead the Falcons endured back in February. It would be fair to argue that Matt Ryan is one of the least culpable people for that particular defeat. Sure, he wasn’t without error in the quarter-plus of the Super Bowl, but his offense was responsible for 21 of...
Via Yardbarker
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Ryan watched Super Bowl meltdown three times after loss

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan admits he is still struggling to get over the team’s historic meltdown in Super Bowl LI, one that ended in a stunning New England Patriots’ overtime victory.The Falcons of course blew a 28-3 lead as the Patriots mounted an improbable comeback that began in the third quarter. Ryan, arguably a glutton for punishment, claims to have watched...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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