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Falcons | Julio Jones ready for camp
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:11:40 -0700
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) will be ready for the start of training camp, as expected, but will be limited.
Falcons | Two placed on PUP list
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:07:31 -0700
Atlanta Falcons DT Corey Peters (Achilles') and SS Zeke Motta (neck) were placed on the physically unable to perform list.
Falcons | Pat Angerer signing
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:14:59 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons are signing free-agent LB Pat Angerer (Colts), according to a source. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.
Falcons | Jeremy Ebert signs
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:08:14 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons signed free-agent WR Jeremy Ebert (Jaguars), according to his agent. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.
Falcons | Pat Angerer works out
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:08:37 -0700
Free-agent LB Pat Angerer (Colts) worked out for the Atlanta Falcons Tuesday, July 22.
Falcons | Would be smart to extend Roddy White
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:08:44 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons would be smart to extend the contract of WR Roddy White, in the opinion of Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com. A contract extension could help free cap space and lower White's cap space for 2014.
Falcons | Ra'Shede Hageman has huge expectations
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:47:53 -0700
Atlanta Falcons DE Ra'Shede Hageman has huge expectations in 2014 after having a very impressive offseason where he showcased his strength and quickness.
Falcons | Corey Peters' status for camp uncertain
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 20:37:04 -0700
It is not known if Atlanta Falcons DT Corey Peters (Achilles') will be ready for the start of training camp.
Falcons | Two likely to compete for No. 3 TE job
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 08:27:47 -0700
Atlanta Falcons TEs Mickey Shuler and Jacob Pedersen likely will compete for the No. 3 tight end job during training camp.
Falcons | Two may compete for FB job
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 08:24:54 -0700
Atlanta Falcons FB Roosevelt Nix may compete with FB Patrick DiMarco for the fullback job during training camp.
Falcons | Antone Smith may need special teams to make roster
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 08:17:54 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith may need to perform well on special teams if he wants a chance to make the final roster.
Falcons | Jon Asamoah expected to start
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:39:06 -0700
Atlanta Falcons OG Jon Asamoah is expected to start at right guard this upcoming season.
Falcons | Joe Hawley top candidate for C job
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:38:41 -0700
Atlanta Falcons C Joe Hawley likely will enter training camp as the leading candidate for the starting center job.
Falcons | Two battling for No. 3 TE spot
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:21:35 -0700
Atlanta Falcons TE Mickey Shuler and TE Jacob Pedersen are likely battling for the No. 3 tight end spot on the roster.
Falcons | Place Drew Davis on PUP list
Sat, 05 Jul 2014 07:58:38 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons placed WR Drew Davis (foot) on the training camp physically unable to perform list Saturday, July 5. Davis recently underwent a procedure on his foot that will require him to miss about six weeks.
Falcons | Courtney Roby contract details
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:56:07 -0700
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons WR Courtney Roby's contract is a one-year deal worth $855,000, with no guaranteed money. The salary cap hit is $570,000 on minimum salary benefit.
Falcons | Coach thinks team will rebound
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:14:07 -0700
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians thinks the Atlanta Falcons will bounce back this year, and he is not looking forward to playing them in 2014. "I'm not looking forward it," Arians said. "I thought (general manager Thomas Dimitroff) and (head coach Mike Smith) did a great job of really securing their lines of scrimmage, which I know was their goal. I know that Matt (Ryan) is going to come back strong. I could see the Falcons bouncing back real big this year."
Falcons | Courtney Roby signed
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:12:40 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Atlanta Falcons have signed free-agent WR Courtney Roby (Saints). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Falcons | Will add Courtney Roby
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:04:30 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons will sign free-agent WR Courtney Roby (Saints).
Falcons | Devonta Freeman could push Steven Jackson for PT
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:35:52 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman will be groomed into the team's three-down back of the future, and he might battle RB Steven Jackson for playing time this year if he continues to look good. The battle for the third running back will be between RBs Antone Smith and Jacquizz Rodgers.
Falcons | Steven Jackson may have short leash
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 09:28:36 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson, who is entering his age-31 season and likely only has one good season left in him, could find himself with less playing time if he is slowed by nagging injuries in 2014. Until then, though, Jackson is considered the team's starter.
Falcons | Tim Dobbins may see increased role on special teams
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:58:35 -0700
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said LB Tim Dobbins may have to pick up some of the slack from players that have left the team. "He's going to have to pick up some of the slack that we lost with a guy that's leaving our team," Smith said. "Akeem (Dent) was a central part on special teams. Dobbins has been a good special teams player. He's probably played more special teams snaps than he has defensive snaps. He has a track record, both as a first, second and third-down player and as a fourth-down player."
Falcons | Waive Dominique Croom
Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:12:20 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons waived WR Dominique Croom Tuesday, June 24.
Falcons | Using new program
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 08:14:53 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons announced a partnership with NeuroTracker, a 3D mental training program to increase players' awareness and focus.
Falcons | Julio Jones expects to be ready for camp
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:57:46 -0700
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) expects to be a full participant once training camp starts.
Falcons | Zeke Motta to meet with doctor
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:55:28 -0700
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said SS Zeke Motta (neck) is scheduled to meet with a doctor next month to see if he will be able to play at all this upcoming season. Motta underwent neck surgery in December.
Falcons | Corey Peters could start camp on PUP list
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:55:04 -0700
Atlanta Falcons DT Corey Peters (Achilles') could start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Head coach Mike Smith said Peters is ahead of scheduled and able to do some light running.
Falcons | Prince Shembo to compete for starting job
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:30:50 -0700
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said LB Prince Shembo will be given a chance to win a starting job during training camp.
Falcons | Waive Dominique Davis
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:50:55 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons waived QB Dominique Davis Thursday, June 19.
Falcons | Tim Dobbins signs
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:39:47 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons signed free-agent LB Tim Dobbins (Texans) to a one-year, $855,000 deal.
Falcons | T.J. Yates acquired
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:20:33 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons acquired QB T.J. Yates from the Houston Texans in exchange for LB Akeem Dent.
Falcons | William Moore excused for personal reasons
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:31:39 -0700
Atlanta Falcons SS William Moore (personal) is not participating in practice Wednesday, June 18, due to personal reasons.
Falcons | Not signing Jonathan Vilma
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:03:15 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Atlanta Falcons will not be signing free-agent LB Jonathan Vilma (Saints) after he workout today. It is still possible the team signs him at a later date.
Falcons | Are interested in Brandon Flowers
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:45:55 -0700
Contrary to a previous report, free-agent CB Brandon Flowers (Chiefs) has received interest from the Atlanta Falcons, according to a source.
Falcons | Work out Jonathan Vilma
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:08:19 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons are working out free-agent LB Jonathan Vilma (Saints) Wednesday, June 18.
Falcons | Julio Jones feeling great
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 18:47:43 -0700
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) was able to run routes during OTAs and has been walking normally as he continues his recovery from a broken right foot. Jones also said that the rehab process has made him stronger overall. "I feel great," Jones said. "I'm back doing the little things that I used to do. I'm back to the old Julio. I feel like I'm actually stronger now because I've been doing back squats; getting my quads stronger. Muscles in my hamstrings."
Falcons | Roddy White excused from camp
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 18:43:03 -0700
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (rest) will not participate in the team's three-day minicamp, head coach Mike Smith said Tuesday, June 17. "We just felt like he needed to get some rest," Smith said. "He worked with us four days. We wanted to see where he was at. He worked extremely hard, so we're going to give him some time and let some of these young guys work." White was also excused from a majority of OTAs last week following the death of his brother.
Falcons | No interest in Brandon Flowers
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:16:28 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons have no interest in free-agent CB Brandon Flowers (Chiefs), according to a league source.
Falcons | Sean Weatherspoon placed on IR
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:10:17 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons have placed LB Sean Weatherspoon (Achilles') on Injured Reserve.
Falcons | No visit with Jonathan Vilma yet
Sun, 15 Jun 2014 20:41:53 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons have not scheduled a visit with free-agent LB Jonathan Vilma (Saints) at this point.
Falcons | Nick Barnett worked out
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:26:08 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons recently worked out free-agent LB Nick Barnett (Redskins) but did not sign him to a contract.
Falcons | Could have interest in Brandon Flowers
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:50:17 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons could have interest in free-agent CB Brandon Flowers (Chiefs). The team had been monitoring the situation in case he was released.
Falcons | Sergio Castillo signs
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:00:30 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons have signed free-agent PK Sergio Castillo to an undisclosed contract.
Falcons | Dezmen Southward signed
Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:59:20 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons have signed third-round draft choice FS Dezmen Southward to a four-year deal worth $3.125 million. The deal includes a $690,832 signing bonus.
Falcons | Will appear on Hard Knocks
Thu, 12 Jun 2014 10:07:22 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons will appear on HBO's Hard Knocks during their 2014 training camp.