Team Notebook: Atlanta Falcons

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Falcons | Dwight Freeney not retiring
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:42:31 -0800

Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent DE Dwight Freeney will return for a 16th season, according to a source.

Falcons | Atlanta boasted best running back duo
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:48:20 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RBs Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman produced the best numbers of any backfield combination in 2016. Their main production came in the endzone, tallying a combined 24 total touchdowns. Freeman finished with over 1,500 total yards, while Coleman finished just shy of 1,000 total yards.

Falcons | Adrian Clayborn sidelined for five months
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:12:38 -0800

Atlanta Falcons DE Adrian Clayborn (biceps) said he is facing a five-month recovery because of the torn biceps he suffered during the playoffs.

Falcons | Terrell McClain an option for Atlanta?
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:09:15 -0800

Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent DT Terrell McClain could receive interest from the Atlanta Falcons during free agency, in the opinion of's Vaughn McClure.

Falcons | Courtney Upshaw expected to re-sign
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:04:29 -0800

Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent DE Courtney Upshaw is expected to re-sign with the Falcons this offseason.

Falcons | Jonathan Babineaux may not be back
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:58:10 -0800

Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent DT Jonathan Babineaux may not return to the Falcons next season even if he decides not to retire this offseason.

Falcons | Tyson Jackson may not return
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:37:35 -0800

Atlanta Falcons DT Tyson Jackson is not expected to return to the team next season at his current salary. He could return if he agrees to reduced salary. Jackson is scheduled to receive a base salary of $3.5 million in 2017 and is scheduled to count $5.85 million against the salary cap.

Falcons | Earl Mitchell to visit Falcons
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:16:47 -0800

Free-agent DT Earl Mitchell (Dolphins) is scheduled to meet with the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Feb. 23, and Friday, Feb. 24, according to a source.

Falcons | Jerome Henderson staying with ATL
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:43:45 -0800

Atlanta Falcons passing game coordinator Jerome Henderson has re-signed, according to a source.

Falcons | Two coaches hired by Falcons
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:32:01 -0800

The Atlanta Falcons hired Charlie Weis Jr., as offensive assistant and Kyle Flood as assistant offensive line coach Friday, Feb. 17.

Falcons | Bush Hamdan hired by Atlanta
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:22:12 -0800

Former University of Washington wide receivers coach Bush Hamdan was hired by the Atlanta Falcons as the new quarterbacks coach/passing game coordinator Tuesday, Feb. 14.

Falcons | Taylor Gabriel wants to stay in Atlanta
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:48:53 -0800

Atlanta Falcons restricted free-agent WR Taylor Gabriel said he wants to be a Falcon "forever." The Falcons also want their deep-threat receiver to stay. If the Falcons really want him back, they'll be able to place a high tender on Gabriel, forcing other prospective teams to have to surrender a first- or second-round pick in order to sign him. General manager Thomas Dimitroff said last week that a priority heading into free agency will be to re-sign Atlanta's free agents. The Falcons are expected to place a second-round tender worth around $2.8 million. A first-round tender would be worth around $4 million.

Falcons | Atlanta wants to keep roster intact
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 16:10:19 -0800

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said the "main focus" this offseason will be re-signing their own free agents. "Every year, we've been pretty aggressive in free agency, and we think this year our focus is going to be on signing a number of players on our team who are up," Dimitroff said.

Falcons | Sean Weatherspoon interested in returning
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 14:53:19 -0800

Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent LB Sean Weatherspoon said he wants to re-sign with the Falcons this offseason.

Falcons | Two Falcons may test free agency
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 14:50:31 -0800

Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent LB Paul Worrilow and FS Kemal Ishmael are expected to hit the free-agent market this offseason.

Falcons | Atlanta wants Chris Chester back
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 14:45:45 -0800

Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent OG Chris Chester is a player that the Falcons want to re-sign this offseason. Chester could show some interest in the San Francisco 49ers during free agency since 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan used to be the Falcons offensive coordinator.

Falcons | Desmond Trufant a top priority for ATL
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 14:39:57 -0800

The Atlanta Falcons consider signing CB Desmond Trufant to a contract extension as their top priority this offseason.

Falcons | Chad Walker headed to Arkansas
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 08:54:26 -0800

Atlanta Falcons defensive assistant Chad Walker has been hired by the University of Arkansas to be their new outside linebackers coach.

Falcons | Atlanta happy with its roster
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 21:04:24 -0800

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said the team doesn't have "any major holes" on its roster, and the focus will be on adding depth heading into 2017.

Falcons | More responsibility for Raheem Morris
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 19:33:27 -0800

The Atlanta Falcons have named Raheem Morris wide receivers coach, offensive passing game coordinator and assistant head coach.

Falcons | Doug Mallory promoted
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 08:00:39 -0800

Atlanta Falcons assistant defensive backs coach Doug Mallory was promoted to secondary/senior defensive assistant Friday, Feb. 10.

Falcons | Bryant Young hired by Falcons
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 07:50:39 -0800

Former DT Bryant Young was hired by the Atlanta Falcons as defensive line coach Friday, Feb. 10.

Falcons | Marquand Manuel promoted to DC
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 06:07:18 -0800

Atlanta Falcons secondary coach/senior defensive assistant Marquand Manuel was promoted to defensive coordinator Friday, Feb. 10, according to a source.

Falcons | ATL offense won't change with new OC
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 06:59:20 -0800

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said the offensive system won't change with new offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian at the helm. "We love the way that we attack, and it took a lot of work to put that system in place," Quinn said. "I felt, No. 1, what an aggressive playcaller he's been through the years. He has a real familiarity from the wide zone scheme, the keepers that are such a big part of what we do."

Falcons | Devonta Freeman scored most of TDs at home
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 17:04:01 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman rushed for 10 of his 11 touchdowns at home this season. He finished the season with 521 yards at home and 558 yards on the road.

Falcons | Tevin Coleman played well on the road
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 17:03:15 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman rushed for six of his eight touchdowns on the road this season. He also recorded two of his three receiving touchdowns on the road.

Falcons | Matt Ryan consistent in 2016
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:08:03 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan threw for 2,581 yards, 19 touchdowns and four interceptions at home this season while throwing for 2,363 yards, 19 touchdowns and three interceptions on the road.

Falcons | Atlanta names Keith Carter RBs coach
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:48:35 -0800

Atlanta Falcons assistant offensive line coach Keith Carter has been named the team's new running backs coach.

Falcons | Marquand Manuel a DC option for Falcons
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:17:57 -0800

The Atlanta Falcons are strongly considering hiring secondary coach Marquand Manuel as their next defensive coordinator, according to sources.

Falcons | Richard Smith out as defensive coordinator
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 21:36:20 -0800

Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Richard Smith will not return to the team in that capacity for 2017, according to Sporting News' Alex Marvez. Smith could be retained in a different role, but that isn't known at this point.

Falcons | Bryan Cox fired
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 21:04:35 -0800

Atlanta Falcons defensive line coach Bryan Cox was dismissed Tuesday, Feb. 7, according to Sporting News' Alex Marvez.

Falcons | Two players signed by Falcons
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 12:37:58 -0800

Atlanta Falcons WR B.J. Daniels and TE Darion Griswold were signed to Reserve/Future deals Tuesday, Feb. 7.

Falcons | Extension coming for Devonta Freeman?
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 12:06:14 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman and the Falcons are "in good space," according to Thomas Dimitroff, in regards to a contract extension. Dimitroff said both sides will discuss a deal at the "appropriate time."

Falcons | Extension coming for Desmond Trufant
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:35:44 -0800

Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant will be given a contract extension, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff.

Falcons | No surgery for Alex Mack
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:20:39 -0800

Atlanta Falcons C Alex Mack (leg) will not need surgery on his fractured fibula, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

Falcons | Tevin Coleman won't need surgery
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:14:58 -0800

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (ankle) will not need surgery on his injured ankle, according to head coach Dan Quinn. A timetable for Coleman's recovery was not disclosed.

Falcons | Desmond Trufant expected back by OTAs
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 10:10:52 -0800

Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant (pectoral) recently told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution he "should be" ready to participate in the team's offseason practices beginning in May. Trufant was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Nov. 29 and had surgery to reattach his left pectoral at the point where it attaches to his shoulder soon thereafter.

Falcons | Steve Sarkisian to run offense in Atlanta
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 09:33:46 -0800

Updating a previous report, University of Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian has agreed to take the same job with the Atlanta Falcons. He replaces Kyle Shanahan, who left to become the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers on Monday, Feb. 6.

Falcons | Julio Jones to be evaluated in March
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 09:21:33 -0800

Updating a previous story, Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) told's Vaughn McClure on Tuesday, Feb. 7, he will have his troublesome toe evaluated next month to decide if surgery is needed or not.

Falcons | Tevin Coleman in walking boot
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 09:20:40 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (ankle) was spotted wearing a walking boot on his left foot Tuesday, Feb. 7. Coleman suffered an apparent ankle injury in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LI and did not return.

Falcons | Steve Sarkisian to be named OC in Atlanta
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 09:01:50 -0800

University of Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian is "poised" to take the same post for the Atlanta Falcons.

Falcons | Surgery possible for Julio Jones
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 16:13:13 -0800

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) may undergo surgery this offseason to repair a toe injury.

Falcons | Alex Mack may need surgery
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 15:57:23 -0800

Atlanta Falcons C Alex Mack (leg) may need surgery this offseason to repair his fractured fibula.

Falcons | Ryan Schraeder has ligament tear
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:19:48 -0800

Atlanta Falcons OT Ryan Schraeder (ankle) suffered a torn ligament in his right ankle during Super Bowl LI. He is scheduled to undergo further testing Tuesday, Feb. 7, according to a source, but is not expected to have surgery. The initial expected recovery time is a month.

Falcons | Atlanta ditched running game
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:47:56 -0800

Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and the Atlanta offense ran the ball just five times after gaining a 28-3 lead against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI.

Atlanta Falcons

Alford Robert CB
Allen Ricardo CB
Armstrong Keith AC
Beasley Vic LB
Blank Arthur TO
Bolinger Russ TO
Bosher Matt P
Brown Gerald AC
Bryant Matt PK
Bykowski Carter OT
Campbell De'Vondre LB
Carter Keith AC
Clayborn Adrian DL
Coleman Tevin RB
Collier Joel TO
Collins Jalen CB
Dable Anthony WR
Daniels B.J. WR
Devaney Bill TO
Dimitroff Thomas GM
Emery Phil TO
Fish Jeff AC
Flood Kyle AC
Freeman Devonta RB
Fuller Devin WR
Gabriel Taylor WR
Gannon Jon AC
Garland Ben OG
Goodman Malliciah DL
Goodwin C.J. CB
Graf Kevin OT
Griswold Darion TE
Hageman Ra'Shede DL
Hamdan Bush AC
Hardy Justin WR
Harman Wade AC
Harris Josh X. LS
Hawkins A.J. OL
Henderson Jerome AC
Hooper Austin TE
Huffler Matt OT
Hughan Bill AC
Ifedi Martin DL
Jackson Tyson DL
Jarrett Grady DL
Johnson Billy AC
Jones Deion LB
Jones Julio WR
Keyes Josh LB
King Akeem CB
Konz Peter C
Levitre Andy OG
Mack Alex C
Mallory Doug AC
Mann De'Andre RB
Manuel Marquand DC
Matthews Jake OT
McGehee William OL
McKay Rich TO
Meyer Mike PK
Moch Dontay DL
Morgan Chris AC
Morris Raheem AC
Muir Blake OG
Neal Keanu FS
Neasman Sharrod S
Nix Derrick AC
Olatoye Deji CB
Parks Terrance CB
Perkins Joshua TE
Pioli Scott TO
Poole Brian CB
Pressley Jhurell RB
Quinn Dan HC
Reed Brooks LB
Ross Alex QB
Rowen Keith AC
Ryan Matt QB
Sanu Mohamed WR
Sarkisian Steve OC
Scarnecchia Steve AC
Scelfo Chris AC
Schraeder Ryan OT
Schweitzer Wes OG
Shelby Derrick DL
Shuler Mickey TE
Simms Matt QB
Staten Jimmy DL
Summers Mike AC
Sutulovich Eric AC
Thomas Glenn AC
Tialavea D.J. TE
Trufant Desmond CB
Ulbrich Jeff AC
Vellano Joe DL
Vital Lionel TO
Vogler Brian TE
Ward Terron RB
Webster Ruston TO
Weis Jr. Charlie AC
White Ryan CB
Williams Nick WR
Williams Owen DL
Wolthausen Kevin AC
X. Williams Trevor CB
Young Bryant AC