Team Notebook: Atlanta Falcons
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Falcons | Jimmy Staten let go
Falcons | Jake Matthews option picked up
Falcons | Coach fine with Dontari Poe's weight
Falcons | Taylor Gabriel signs RFA tender
Falcons | Atlanta eyeing a move up in the draft
Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff believes there will be opportunities to move up from the 31st overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbetter, Atlanta has heavily scouted pass rushers. Missouri DE Charles Harris or Tennessee DE Derek Barnett are among those pass rushers who could be available in the 20s.
Falcons | Charles Harris worked out for Falcons
Falcons | Kemal Ishmael moving to LB
Falcons | Devonta Freeman deal won't come soon
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is expected to receive a contract extension, but a deal is not anticipated in the near future. It is not likely that the two sides will commence negotiations before training camp and negotiations could spill into the regular season. Freeman has one year remaining on his rookie contract.
Falcons | Dwight Freeney's status unclear
Free-agent LB Dwight Freeney (Falcons) has already said he is not retiring from the NFL, but it's still unclear if the Atlanta Falcons will re-sign him. Atlanta will not decide on whether or not to make Freeney an offer until after the draft.
Falcons | Atlanta won't draft Joe Mixon
Falcons | Atlanta plans to pick up Jake Matthews' option
Falcons | Several Falcons limited during workouts
Atlanta Falcons C Alex Mack (leg), CB Desmond Trufant (pectoral), DE Derrick Shelby (Achilles') and DE Adrian Clayborn (biceps) have been limited during offseason workouts this week but all four players should be ready for training camp.
Falcons | Julio Jones limited
Falcons | Taylor Gabriel reports without signing
Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel reported for organized team activities Monday, April 17, without yet signing his free-agent tender of $2.746 million. Other teams have until Friday, April 21, to sign Gabriel to an offer sheet, so it is possible he is just waiting until the last minute to see if he can generate any outside interest.
Falcons | Elijah McGuire worked out for Falcons
Falcons | O.J. Howard to visit Atlanta
Falcons | Jordan Willis works out for Atlanta
Falcons | Roddy White calls it a career
Falcons | Julio Jones recovering well
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) watched from the sidelines Wednesday, April 12, as a number of teammates took part in a players-only workout led by QB Matt Ryan. However, Jones showed no signs of a limp and didn't need crutches or a protective walking boot after undergoing surgery in early March. He is not expected to participate in Atlanta's offseason workout program, which begins April 17, but he should be ready for the team's regular-season opener in September.
Falcons | Devonta Freeman will be at workouts
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman said he will participate in the offseason workouts and minicamp even though he is entering the final year of his contract. Freeman is optimistic that he will receive a contract extension before the 2017 season.
Falcons | Tyus Bowser visiting Falcons
Falcons | Derek Barnett works out for Falcons
Falcons | More on Desmond Trufant deal
Updating previous reports, Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant's five-year, $68.75 million extension lands him a $14.75 million average over three years. He'll earn $33 million by March 2018 and has $42 million guaranteed. The deal makes him paid in the top four at the position.
Falcons | Desmond Trufant making progress
Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant (pectoral) said he is making good progress in his recovery from a torn pectoral but is not ready for practice at this point. He said he will be in great shape once training camp begins.
Falcons | Devonta Freeman extension likely around camp
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff expects to address a contract extension for RB Devonta Freeman "going into training camp" Dimitroff told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Tuesday, April 4. "We will address this. When you look at our history, we address these situations going into training camp. I'm throwing that out there as a general timeline. I don't know when that exactly will be, but I'm confident that something can get wrapped up and he's going to be part of us for years to come," Dimitroff said.
Falcons | Desmond Trufant receives extension
The Atlanta Falcons have signed CB Desmond Trufant to a five-year contract extension worth $69 million, including $42 million in guaranteed money, according to multiple sources. Trufant will play the final season under his rookie contract in 2017 before the extension goes into effect.
Falcons | Julio Jones making progress
Falcons | Forrest Lamp to work out for ATL
Falcons | Atlanta works out two Utah linemen
Falcons | Atlanta's RG spot open for competition
Falcons | Three Falcons may compete for RG job
Falcons | Ben Garland officially re-signs
Falcons | Desmond Trufant to sit out workouts
Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant (pectoral) will not participate in the offseason workouts but should be ready for the start of training camp, according to head coach Dan Quinn. Quinn said Trufant will be held out as a precaution.
Falcons | Devonta Freeman could receive extension
Falcons | Desmond Trufant extension expected soon
Falcons | Ryan Schraeder cleared to run
Atlanta Falcons OT Ryan Schraeder (ankle) has been cleared to begin running and is expected to participate in the offseason program, which commences April 17, according to a source. Schraeder tore a ligament in his right ankle during Super Bowl LI.
Falcons | Julio Jones should be fine for camp
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) is expected to be at full health in time for the start of training camp in late July. Jones was wearing a boot, but he appeared to be moving around well and was not using crutches. A minor procedure was performed on Jones' foot March 6 after he played with the injury for most of the second half of last season.
Falcons | Atlanta signs two fullbacks
Falcons | Hugh Thornton joining Falcons
Falcons | Rich McKay signs extension
Falcons | Dontari Poe's contract features weight clause
Atlanta Falcons DT Dontari Poe's one-year deal includes a $500,000 bonus connected to meeting a consistent weight level, according to a source with knowledge of the deal. Poe weighed 346 pounds at the 2012 Scouting Combine and has been listed at that amount ever since but has stated that he wants to play at 330 pounds with the Falcons.
Falcons | Dontari Poe turned down additional dollars
Falcons | Dontari Poe joining Falcons
Free-agent DT Dontari Poe (Chiefs) agreed to a one-year, $8 million deal Thursday, March 16, according to a source. He can earn up to $10 million with incentives.
Falcons | Coach hopes Dontari Poe joins Falcons
Falcons | Dontari Poe leaves Atlanta without deal