Team Notebook: Atlanta Falcons
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Falcons | Dwight Freeney not retiring
Falcons | Atlanta boasted best running back duo
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
Falcons | Terrell McClain an option for Atlanta?
Falcons | Courtney Upshaw expected to re-sign
Falcons | Jonathan Babineaux may not be back
Falcons | Tyson Jackson may not return
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
Falcons | Jerome Henderson staying with ATL
Falcons | Two coaches hired by Falcons
Falcons | Bush Hamdan hired by Atlanta
Falcons | Taylor Gabriel wants to stay in Atlanta
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
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
Falcons | Two Falcons may test free agency
Falcons | Atlanta wants Chris Chester back
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
Falcons | Chad Walker headed to Arkansas
Falcons | Atlanta happy with its roster
Falcons | More responsibility for Raheem Morris
Falcons | Doug Mallory promoted
Falcons | Bryant Young hired by Falcons
Falcons | Marquand Manuel promoted to DC
Falcons | ATL offense won't change with new OC
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
Falcons | Tevin Coleman played well on the road
Falcons | Matt Ryan consistent in 2016
Falcons | Atlanta names Keith Carter RBs coach
Falcons | Marquand Manuel a DC option for Falcons
Falcons | Richard Smith out as defensive coordinator
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
Falcons | Two players signed by Falcons
Falcons | Extension coming for Devonta Freeman?
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
Falcons | No surgery for Alex Mack
Falcons | Tevin Coleman won't need surgery
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
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
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
Updating a previous story, Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) told ESPN.com'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
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
Falcons | Surgery possible for Julio Jones
Falcons | Alex Mack may need surgery
Falcons | Ryan Schraeder has ligament tear
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