Team Notebook: Atlanta Falcons

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Falcons | Owner confident in Devonta Freeman deal
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:09:49 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman's potential long-term deal is likely to happen soon, according to owner Arthur Blank. "He's the kind of person you want to have on your team for all the right reasons," Blank said of Freeman. It has been reported that Freeman's deal could be done before training camp commences.


Falcons | Devonta Freeman could have contract soon
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:09:34 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman's possible long-term contract could be done by the first week of training camp, according to a source. Freeman is entering the final year of his current contract.


Falcons | Grady Jarrett highly impressive this spring
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:38:16 -0700

Atlanta Falcons DT Grady Jarrett "totally jumped out" to the coaching staff during offseason workouts, according to head coach Dan Quinn.


Falcons | Reggie Davis' speed stands out
Fri, 16 Jun 2017 21:27:35 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Reggie Davis' speed "jumps out," according to head coach Dan Quinn, and Quinn said Davis has made "an impact" during spring practices.


Falcons | Devonta Freeman not worried about contract
Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:38:21 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman said he is not focusing on his contract situation but is optimistic that he will receive a contract extension at some point.


Falcons | B.J. Daniels shifting to running back
Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:17:19 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR B.J. Daniels is transitioning to running back this offseason. Head coach Dan Quinn said Daniels has been playing well at his new position at minicamp.


Falcons | Two signed by Falcons
Thu, 15 Jun 2017 08:54:13 -0700

Free-agent DE Martin Ifedi (Falcons) and OG Marquis Lucas (Vikings) were signed by the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, June 15, on undisclosed deals. LB Christian Tago was waived.


Falcons | Andre Roberts out with injury
Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:14:54 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Andre Roberts (back) did not participate in practice Wednesday, June 14, because of a back injury.


Falcons | Taylor Gabriel not practicing either
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:02:16 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel (undisclosed) did not participate in minicamp Tuesday, June 13, as he deals with an undisclosed injury.


Falcons | Julio Jones not part of minicamp
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:56:30 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) is not participating in minicamp as he continues to recover from offseason foot surgery. Jones does expect to be ready for training camp in late July.


Falcons | Bonus due for Dontari Poe
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:44:39 -0700

Atlanta Falcons DT Dontari Poe said he's where he needs to be as far as his weight is concerned. If he weighs 340 pounds or less then he will earn a $125,000 bonus.


Falcons | Dontari Poe to weigh in
Mon, 12 Jun 2017 06:22:56 -0700

Atlanta Falcons DT Dontari Poe will weigh in Tuesday, June 13, and if he weighs less than 340 pounds, he'll earn $125,000.


Falcons | Derrick Coleman the starter at FB
Sun, 11 Jun 2017 18:52:05 -0700

Atlanta Falcons FB Derrick Coleman is expected to be the starting fullback this season. "We did a lot with our fullback a year ago," offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian said. "We'll continue to do that with Derrick."


Falcons | Deante Burton impressive
Sat, 10 Jun 2017 11:57:26 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Deante Burton performed well during the rookie minicamp and offseason workouts.


Falcons | Ben Garland may have small edge for RG job
Sat, 10 Jun 2017 11:56:20 -0700

Atlanta Falcons OG Ben Garland appeared to receive slightly more snaps with the first-team offense at right guard than OG Wes Schweitzer did during the offseason workouts open to the media.


Falcons | Justin Hardy to see opportunities
Fri, 09 Jun 2017 20:52:07 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Justin Hardy will be "one of those guys to get big time opportunities," according to wide receivers coach Raheem Morris.


Falcons | Julio Jones may be used more in red zone
Thu, 08 Jun 2017 10:37:01 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones could be utilized more in the red zone this season with new offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian calling the shots. "When you have a playmaker like Julio, it's making sure we maximize his opportunities because there is so much double-coverage, there are so many unique coverages that roll his way that when we don't get that, let's make sure he's one of the primary receivers on that play because it is such a tough matchup for anybody one on one."


Falcons | Julio Jones feels fine after jogging
Tue, 06 Jun 2017 12:33:28 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) said he felt fine after jogging Tuesday, June 6. Jones is recovering from offseason foot surgery but is expected to be ready for training camp.


Falcons | Derrick Shelby back on the field
Tue, 06 Jun 2017 10:35:17 -0700

Atlanta Falcons DE Derrick Shelby (Achilles') took part in practice Tuesday, June 6, less than eight months after tearing his Achilles'.


Falcons | Desmond Trufant practicing
Tue, 06 Jun 2017 10:31:36 -0700

Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant (pectoral) was spotted at practice Tuesday, June 6.


Falcons | Atlanta makes two roster moves
Mon, 05 Jun 2017 14:45:02 -0700

Atlanta Falcons FB Soma Vainuku was released Monday, June 5. Undrafted free-agent LB Jack Lynn (Minnesota) was signed in a corresponding move.


Falcons | Atlanta adds Marvin Hall
Fri, 02 Jun 2017 19:27:28 -0700

Free-agent WR Marvin Hall (Cardinals) was signed by the Atlanta Falcons Friday, June 2.


Falcons | Two candidates for Falcons RG job
Fri, 02 Jun 2017 16:30:52 -0700

Atlanta Falcons OG Wes Schweitzer and OG Ben Garland will be the two candidates for the starting right guard job entering training camp, according to head coach Dan Quinn.


Falcons | Dwight Freeney could return to Falcons
Fri, 02 Jun 2017 06:17:12 -0700

Free-agent OLB Dwight Freeney (Falcons) said he remains in communication with the Atlanta Falcons, and he's optimistic about re-signing with them.


Falcons | Desmond Trufant ahead of schedule
Thu, 01 Jun 2017 22:47:06 -0700

Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant (pectoral) could be back on the practice field before the start of training camp, according to head coach Dan Quinn.


Falcons | Linemen splitting reps at right guard
Thu, 01 Jun 2017 12:37:44 -0700

Atlanta Falcons OGs Ben Garland and Wes Schweitzer received equal first-team repetitions at right guard Thursday, June 1, during organized team activities.


Falcons | Alex Gray signs with Atlanta
Thu, 25 May 2017 05:22:58 -0700

Free-agent TE Alex Gray, a former English professional rugby player, signed with the Atlanta Falcons on an undisclosed deal Thursday, May 25.


Falcons | GM confident about Devonta Freeman deal
Sat, 20 May 2017 11:35:07 -0700

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said he is confident that the team will be able to sign RB Devonta Freeman to a contract extension. Dimitroff said talks between the two sides likely will occur around the start of training camp.


Falcons | Atlanta adds Cornelius Edison
Wed, 17 May 2017 13:19:09 -0700

Free-agent C Cornelius Edison (Bears) signed with the Atlanta Falcons Wednesday, May 17. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived WR Reginald Davis III.


Falcons | Andrew Garnder meets with Atlanta
Wed, 17 May 2017 13:03:54 -0700

Free-agent OT Andrew Gardner (49ers) met with the Atlanta Falcons Wednesday, May 17.


Falcons | Atlanta meeting with Sean Lissemore
Wed, 17 May 2017 11:12:51 -0700

Free-agent DT Sean Lissemore (Chargers) is meeting with the Atlanta Falcons Wednesday, May 17.


Falcons | Devonta Freeman wants 'elite' money
Wed, 17 May 2017 10:11:17 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman wants to be "elite paid", according to ESPN's Josina Anderson. "I want to be the best. I want to be elite paid. Whatever that is, that's where I want to be," Freeman said.


Falcons | Holdout unlikely for Devonta Freeman
Tue, 16 May 2017 10:25:35 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman said he can't envision himself holding out if contract negotiations were to come to a halt. Freeman has one year left on his rookie deal.


Falcons | Deion Jones added weight
Tue, 16 May 2017 09:19:22 -0700

Atlanta Falcons LB Deion Jones was encouraged to add weight in the offseason, and he weighs 230 pounds. He wants to play at that weight or at 235 pounds.


Falcons | Matt Simms back with Falcons
Mon, 15 May 2017 13:46:35 -0700

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Simms was re-signed Monday, May 15. WR Garrett Scantling was waived in a corresponding move.


Falcons | Eric Saubert making strong impression
Sun, 14 May 2017 20:21:13 -0700

Atlanta Falcons TE Eric Saubert is bigger and faster than anticipated, according to head coach Dan Quinn, and Quinn said the arrow is "definitely up" on Saubert after rookie minicamp.


Falcons | Brian Hill showing versatility
Sun, 14 May 2017 20:12:22 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Brian Hill impressed head coach Dan Quinn with his size and his ability to catch the ball coming out of the backfield. "No. 1 is just the size," Quinn said. "You can feel that right away. He's got the ability to make one cut and get vertical. We were happy with him coming out of the backfield."


Falcons | Atlanta signs two players
Sun, 14 May 2017 13:05:40 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons signed undrafted free-agent WR Reggie Davis (Georgia) and free-agent DE Taniela Tupou (Seahawks) Sunday, May 14. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.


Falcons | Duke Riley agrees to terms
Thu, 11 May 2017 17:26:00 -0700

Atlanta Falcons third-round LB Duke Riley agreed to terms with the team on his four-year rookie deal Thursday, May 11.


Falcons | Four more Atlanta rookies agree to terms
Thu, 11 May 2017 12:42:20 -0700

Atlanta Falcons rookies DE Takkarist McKinley, LB Duke Riley, RB Brian Hill and TE Eric Saubert agreed to terms on their four-year rookie contracts Thursday, May 11. Details of the contracts were not disclosed.


Falcons | Lance Moore placed on Reserve/Retired list
Tue, 09 May 2017 16:20:24 -0700

Former Atlanta Falcons WR Lance Moore was officially placed on the Reserve/Retired list Tuesday, May 9.


Falcons | Ankle injury dooms Hugh Thornton
Tue, 09 May 2017 14:25:29 -0700

Former Atlanta Falcons OG Hugh Thornton was forced into early retirement, as announced earlier, due to a lingering ankle issue. Thornton, just 25 years old, underwent surgery on his ankle last offseason and missed all of the 2016 season.


Falcons | Hugh Thornton retires
Tue, 09 May 2017 13:10:32 -0700

Atlanta Falcons OG Hugh Thornton announced his retirement from the NFL Tuesday, May 9.


Falcons | Atlanta signs two rookies
Tue, 09 May 2017 12:34:33 -0700

Atlanta Falcons OG Sean Harlow and S Damontae Kazee signed their four-year rookie contracts Tuesday, May 9.


Falcons | Takkarist McKinley should be ready for camp
Wed, 03 May 2017 12:13:13 -0700

Atlanta Falcons DE Takkarist McKinley (shoulder) likely will not participate in offseason workouts since he is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery but should be ready for training camp, according to head coach Dan Quinn.


Atlanta Falcons

Alford Robert CB
Allen Ricardo CB
Armstrong Keith AC
Averill Travis C
Beasley Vic LB
Blank Arthur TO
Bolinger Russ TO
Bosher Matt P
Branch Marcelis DB
Brown Gerald AC
Brunskill Daniel OT
Bryant Matt PK
Burton Deante WR
Bykowski Carter OT
Campbell De'Vondre LB
Carter Keith AC
Clayborn Adrian DL
Coleman Derrick FB
Coleman Tevin RB
Collier Joel TO
Collins Jalen CB
Crawford Jack DL
Dable Anthony WR
Daniels B.J. RB
Davis Reggie WR
Devaney Bill TO
Dimitroff Thomas GM
Edison Cornelius C
Emery Phil TO
English Darius LB
Fish Jeff AC
Flood Kyle AC
Freeman Devonta RB
Freeman Wil OT
Fuller Devin WR
Gabriel Taylor WR
Gannon Jon AC
Garland Ben OG
Goodwin C.J. CB
Grace Jermaine LB
Graf Kevin OT
Gray Alex TE
Griswold Darion TE
Hageman Ra'Shede DL
Hall Marvin WR
Hamdan Bush AC
Hardy Justin WR
Harlow Sean OG
Harman Wade AC
Harris Josh X. LS
Hawkins A.J. OL
Henderson Jerome AC
Hill Brian RB
Hooper Austin TE
Huffler Matt OT
Hughan Bill AC
Ifedi Martin DL
Ishmael Kemal FS
Jarrett Grady DL
Johnson Billy AC
Jones Deion LB
Jones Jarnor CB
Jones Julio WR
Jones Jíterius DE
Kazee Damontae CB
Keizur Cam C
Keyes Josh LB
King Akeem CB
Konz Peter C
Levitre Andy OG
Lucas Marquis OG
Lynn Jack LB
Mack Alex C
Magee Josh WR
Mallory Doug AC
Mann De'Andre RB
Manuel Marquand DC
Matthews Jake OT
Mauger Quincy S
McGehee William OL
McKay Rich TO
McKinley Takkarist DE
Meyer Mike PK
Moch Dontay DL
Moore Jordan DB
Morgan Chris AC
Morris Raheem AC
Neal Keanu FS
Neasman Sharrod S
Nix Derrick AC
Odom Chris DE
Olatoye Deji CB
Parks Terrance CB
Perkins Joshua TE
Pioli Scott TO
Poe Dontari DL
Poole Brian CB
Pressley Jhurell RB
Quinn Dan HC
Reed Brooks LB
Renew Tyler FB
Reynolds LaRoy LB
Reynolds Taylor CB
Riley Duke LB
Roberts Andre WR
Ross Alex QB
Rowen Keith AC
Ryan Matt QB
Sanu Mohamed WR
Sarkisian Steve OC
Saubert Eric TE
Scarnecchia Steve AC
Scelfo Chris AC
Schaub Matt QB
Schraeder Ryan OT
Schweitzer Wes OG
Shelby Derrick DL
Shuler Mickey TE
Summers Mike AC
Sutulovich Eric AC
Thomas Glenn AC
Tialavea D.J. TE
Toilolo Levine TE
Torgersen Alek QB
Trufant Desmond CB
Tupou Taniela FB
Ulbrich Jeff AC
Upshaw Courtney LB
Vellano Joe DL
Vital Lionel TO
Ward Terron RB
Washington Deron S
Webster Ruston TO
Weis Jr. Charlie AC
White Ryan CB
Williams Nick WR
Williams Owen DL
Wolthausen Kevin AC
Wreh-Wilson Blidi CB
X. Williams Trevor CB
Young Bryant AC