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Falcons | Keanu Neal fills important role
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:38:31 -0700

Atlanta Falcons FS Keanu Neal's ability to close and cover tight ends are some of the reasons head coach Dan Quinn believes he can handle the unqiue role a strong safety plays in his defensive system.


Falcons | Keanu Neal to Falcons at No. 17
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:07:53 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons selected Florida FS Keanu Neal with the 17th overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft on Thursday, April 28.


Falcons | Atlanta trying to move up in draft
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:58:35 -0700

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff has been calling teams to try to move up in the 2016 NFL draft. The Falcons currently own the 17th pick in the first round.


Falcons | Chris Chester contract details
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:00:39 -0700

Atlanta Falcons OG Chris Chester's one-year deal is worth $2.35 million. It comes with a $250,000 signing bonus, a $1.1 million base salary and $1 million total in roster bonuses.


Falcons | Atlanta likes Clemson linemen
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:43:46 -0700

Clemson DEs Shaq Lawson and Kevin Dodd could be options for the Atlanta Falcons with their No. 17 overall pick. The consensus of pundits has the Falcons taking Ohio State LB Darron Lee with that pick, however.


Falcons | Two waived Friday
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:56:48 -0700

Atlanta Falcons TE Beau Gardner (undisclosed) and OG Adam Replogle (undisclosed) were placed on no-recall waivers with injury settlements Friday, April 22.


Falcons | Atlanta pick up Desmond Trufant's option
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:12:22 -0700

Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant's fifth-year option was exercised Friday, April 22, according to a source.


Falcons | Dan Quinn talking with Dominique Easley
Thu, 21 Apr 2016 18:19:11 -0700

Free-agent DT Dominique Easley was called a "fantastic competitor" by Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn, and Quinn said he has talked to Easley since he was released by the New England Patriots.


Falcons | Not pursuing Josh Norman
Thu, 21 Apr 2016 13:43:04 -0700

Free-agent CB Josh Norman (Panthers) is not being pursued by the Atlanta Falcons, despite a contrary report, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff.


Falcons | Desmond Trufant's option likely picked up
Thu, 21 Apr 2016 04:43:03 -0700

Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant is likely to have his fifth-year option on his contract picked up by the team. He would earn just over $8 million in 2017.


Falcons | Re-sign Chris Chester
Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:13:52 -0700

Atlanta Falcons OG Chris Chester re-signed to a one-year deal Wednesday, April 20, worth a maximum of $2.8 million, according to a source. Chester is coming off offseason shoulder surgery but is expected to be ready for offseason activities in June.


Falcons | Matt Ryan still confident in offense
Tue, 19 Apr 2016 15:42:19 -0700

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan admitted Tuesday, April 19, that he took too long at times to process offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's scheme in 2015. Ryan said he is excited to have Shanahan back for another season. "As you're in a system more, you start focusing on the things that are important," Ryan said. "What you're going against defensively, what your keys are in protection, what you're looking for from a coverage standpoint."

Ryan also said that he thought all the players involved in a recent passing camp felt more comfortable with the offense, adding that he could tell early on that they were a lot further along than at certain points midway through last season.


Falcons | Tevin Coleman among breakout candidates
Sun, 17 Apr 2016 18:15:54 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman, WR Justin Hardy, LB, Vic Beasley, DT Grady Jarrett, CB Jalen Collins and FS Robenson Therezie are the six players head coach Dan Quinn is counting on to elevate their games in 2016.


Falcons | Leonard Floyd meeting with Atlanta
Fri, 08 Apr 2016 19:50:59 -0700

Georgia LB Leonard Floyd is scheduled to meet with the Atlanta Falcons Friday, April 8.


Falcons | Jalen Collins to miss four games
Fri, 08 Apr 2016 13:28:42 -0700

Atlanta Falcons CB Jalen Collins has been suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing drugs.


Falcons | Ryan Schraeder signs tender
Thu, 07 Apr 2016 09:07:06 -0700

Atlanta Falcons restricted free-agent OT Ryan Schraeder signed his one-year tender Thursday, April 7, worth $2.553 million.


Falcons | Myles Jack visits Falcons
Thu, 07 Apr 2016 05:24:39 -0700

UCLA LB Myles Jack is visiting the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, April 7.


Falcons | Ryan Schraeder not in a hurry to sign
Sun, 03 Apr 2016 18:41:54 -0700

Restricted free-agent OT Ryan Schraeder is in no hurry to sign his restricted free-agent tender with the Atlanta Falcons, and he will wait until closer to the April 22 deadline to sign to see if he generates interest from other teams.


Falcons | Mohamed Sanu working with teammates
Tue, 29 Mar 2016 15:44:47 -0700

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu is among a group of Falcons working together in Florida. QB Matt Ryan, RB Devonta Freeman and WR Julio Jones are also among the group of players, as reported earlier.


Falcons | Matt Ryan throwing with teammates
Tue, 29 Mar 2016 14:07:46 -0700

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan is getting together with WR Julio Jones, RB Devonta Freeman and other Falcons for passing sessions this offseason.


Falcons | Courtney Upshaw terms
Mon, 28 Mar 2016 10:00:18 -0700

Atlanta Falcons LB Courtney Upshaw's one-year deal is worth $1.25 million and includes a $390,000 signing bonus. Upshaw can also make another $250,000 in incentives.


Falcons | O'Brien Schofield could return
Sat, 26 Mar 2016 05:36:01 -0700

Free-agent LB O'Brien Schofield (Falcons) has not ruled out the possibility of re-signing with the Atlanta Falcons but knows he may not have a significant role with the team after they signed LB Courtney Upshaw. Schofield has an offer from the Falcons and is receiving interest from other teams.


Falcons | Atlanta to add Courtney Upshaw
Fri, 25 Mar 2016 15:30:02 -0700

Free-agent LB Courtney Upshaw (Ravens) will sign with the Atlanta Falcons, according to a source.


Falcons | Adrian Clayborn to play defensive end
Thu, 24 Mar 2016 16:48:41 -0700

Atlanta Falcons DE Adrian Clayborn will strictly be used as a defensive end next season, according to head coach Dan Quinn. Clayborn was also used as a defensive tackle last season.


Falcons | Darron Lee working out with Atlanta
Thu, 24 Mar 2016 14:48:11 -0700

Ohio State LB Darron Lee is working out for the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, March 24.


Falcons | Ted Larsen visits
Thu, 24 Mar 2016 14:20:41 -0700

Free-agent OG Ted Larsen (Cardinals) is visiting the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, March 24.


Falcons | Philip Wheeler re-signs
Thu, 24 Mar 2016 13:26:25 -0700

Atlanta Falcons LB Philip Wheeler re-signed to an undisclosed deal Thursday, March 24.


Falcons | Courtney Upshaw visiting Falcons
Thu, 24 Mar 2016 08:36:38 -0700

Free-agent LB Courtney Upshaw (Ravens) will visit the Atlanta Falcons, according to a source.


Falcons | Chris Chester an option in ATL
Wed, 23 Mar 2016 21:54:16 -0700

Free-agent OG Chris Chester (shoulder) is still an option, according to head coach Dan Quinn. He was the team's starting right guard last season, but he is making his way back from shoulder surgery.


Falcons | Eyeing two offensive guards
Wed, 23 Mar 2016 12:43:06 -0700

Free-agent OGs Ted Larsen (Cardinals) and Chris Chester (Falcons) are both of interest to the Atlanta Falcons.


Falcons | Justin Hardy in line for No. 3 job
Mon, 21 Mar 2016 21:48:20 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Justin Hardy can be the No. 3 wide receiver in 2016, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff.


Falcons | Mohamed Sanu to be No. 2 WR
Mon, 21 Mar 2016 21:36:07 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu will take over the No. 2 wideout job opposite WR Julio Jones. "Sanu is a legitimate No. 2 for us, is a great compliment to Julio Jones," general manager Thomas Dimitroff said in a satellite radio interview Monday, March 21.


Falcons | Ricardo Allen retained
Thu, 17 Mar 2016 15:12:38 -0700

Atlanta Falcons exclusive-rights free-agent CB Ricardo Allen signed his tender offer Thursday, March 17. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Falcons | LaRoy Reynolds signs
Wed, 16 Mar 2016 14:56:03 -0700

Free-agent LB LaRoy Reynolds (Bears) signed an undisclosed deal with the Atlanta Falcons Wednesday, March 16.


Falcons | Paul Worrilow returning
Wed, 16 Mar 2016 13:08:38 -0700

Atlanta Falcons LB Paul Worrilow signed his restricted free-agent tender Wednesday, March 16.


Falcons | Sign three players
Tue, 15 Mar 2016 14:16:00 -0700

Free-agents WR Aldrick Robinson (Ravens), S Damien Parms (Falcons) and CB DeMarcus Van Dyke (Vikings) signed undisclosed deals with the Atlanta Falcons Tuesday, March 15.


Falcons | Tom Compton joining Falcons
Tue, 15 Mar 2016 07:11:34 -0700

Free-agent OT Tom Compton (Redskins) will sign with the Atlanta Falcons Tuesday, March 15.


Falcons | Re-sign Charles Godfrey
Mon, 14 Mar 2016 14:36:39 -0700

Atlanta Falcons FS Charles Godfrey re-signed to a one-year, $965,000 contract Monday, March 14.


Falcons | Sean Weatherspoon signs with ATL
Fri, 11 Mar 2016 06:08:47 -0800

Free-agent LB Sean Weatherspoon (Cardinals) signed a one-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, March 10.


Falcons | Sean Weatherspoon agrees to join Atlanta
Thu, 10 Mar 2016 20:30:04 -0800

Free-agent LB Sean Weatherspoon (Cardinals) has agreed to sign a one-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons. It is expected to become official Friday, March 11.


Falcons | O'Brien Schofield still working on deal
Thu, 10 Mar 2016 19:08:49 -0800

Free-agent LB O'Brien Schofield has met with the Atlanta Falcons to discuss a deal for the 2016 season, but he said the two sides aren't "seeing eye to eye on a contract."


Falcons | Bryce Harris re-signs
Thu, 10 Mar 2016 15:00:15 -0800

Atlanta Falcons OT Bryce Harris re-signed an undisclosed deal Thursday, March 10.


Falcons | Hosting Sean Weatherspoon
Thu, 10 Mar 2016 13:11:28 -0800

Free-agent LB Sean Weatherspoon (Cardinals) will visit the Atlanta Falcons. Weatherspoon played for the Falcons from 2010 to 2013.


Falcons | Mohamed Sanu wasn't targeted often
Thu, 10 Mar 2016 12:39:03 -0800

Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu was targeted on just 50 of the 383 routes he ran last year with the Cincinnati Bengals (13%), which was the fourth-lowest percentage in the NFL out of 133 players with at least 50 targets.


Falcons | Mohamed Sanu terms
Thu, 10 Mar 2016 11:36:31 -0800

Updating earlier reports, Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu agreed to a five-year, $32.5 million deal with $14 million fully guaranteed, according to a source.


Atlanta Falcons

Alford Robert CB
Allen Ricardo CB
Armstrong Keith AC
Babineaux Jonathan DL
Beasley Vic LB
Blank Arthur TO
Bolinger Russ TO
Bosher Matt P
Brown Gerald AC
Bryant Matt PK
Chester Chris OG
Clayborn Adrian DL
Coleman Tevin RB
Collier Joel TO
Collins Jalen CB
Compton Tom OT
Cox Bryan AC
Davis D.J. WR
Devaney Bill TO
Dickson Xzavier LB
DiMarco Patrick FB
Dimitroff Thomas GM
Emery Phil TO
Fish Jeff AC
Floyd Terell S
Freeman Devonta RB
Gannon Jon AC
Garland Ben OG
Godfrey Charles FS
Goodman Malliciah DL
Goodwin C.J. WR
Graham Shayne PK
Hagans Maurice FB
Hageman Ra'Shede DL
Hardy Justin WR
Harman Wade AC
Harris Bryce OT
Harris Josh X. LS
Henderson Jerome AC
Hester Devin WR
Huffler Matt OT
Hughan Bill AC
Ishmael Kemal FS
Jackson Tyson DL
Jarrett Grady DT
Johnson Billy AC
Johnson Gus RB
Jones Julio WR
King Akeem CB
Konz Peter C
Leslie Jordan WR
Levitre Andy OG
Long Jake OT
Mack Alex C
Mallory Doug AC
Manuel Marquand AC
Matthews Jake OT
Mbu Joey DT
McKay Rich TO
Moch Dontay DL
Moeaki Tony TE
Morgan Chris AC
Morris Raheem AC
Neal Keanu FS
Nix Derrick AC
Parks Terrance CB
Parms Damien S
Person Mike OG
Pioli Scott TO
Quinn Dan HC
Rahrig Collin C
Reed Brooks LB
Renfree Sean QB
Reynolds LaRoy LB
Robinson Aldrick WR
Rowen Keith AC
Ryan Matt QB
Sanu Mohamed WR
Scarnecchia Steve AC
Scelfo Chris AC
Schaub Matt QB
Schofield O'Brien LB
Schraeder Ryan OT
Shanahan Kyle OC
Shelby Derrick DL
Shuler Mickey TE
Simms Matt QB
Smith Richard DC
Starr Tyler LB
Stone James C
Summers Mike AC
Tamme Jacob TE
Therezie Robenson S
Thomas Glenn AC
Tialavea D.J. TE
Toilolo Levine TE
Trufant Desmond CB
Turner Bobby AC
Ulbrich Jeff AC
Upshaw Courtney LB
Van Dyke DeMarcus CB
Vital Lionel TO
Ward Terron RB
Weatherspoon Sean LB
Webster Ruston TO
Weems Eric WR
Wheeler Philip LB
Williams Nick WR
Wolthausen Kevin AC
Worrilow Paul LB