Team Notebook: Atlanta Falcons

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Falcons | Jimmy Staten let go
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:10:04 -0700

Atlanta Falcons DT Jimmy Staten was waived Wednesday, April 26.


Falcons | Jake Matthews option picked up
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:16:09 -0700

Atlanta Falcons OT Jake Matthews had his fifth-year option exercised Tuesday, April 25. He's under contract through the 2018 season.


Falcons | Coach fine with Dontari Poe's weight
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:12:27 -0700

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said he was comfortable with DT Dontari Poe's weight when he reported for offseason workouts this past week but did not disclose the weight.


Falcons | Taylor Gabriel signs RFA tender
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:04:55 -0700

Atlanta Falcons restricted free-agent WR Taylor Gabriel signed his one-year tender worth $2.81 million on Saturday, April 22.


Falcons | Atlanta eyeing a move up in the draft
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:09:08 -0700

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
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:06:23 -0700

Missouri DE Charles Harris worked out for the Atlanta Falcons two weeks ago.


Falcons | Kemal Ishmael moving to LB
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:39:56 -0700

Atlanta Falcons FS Kemal Ishmael is expected to switch positions and play outside linebacker in 2017, according to head coach Dan Quinn.


Falcons | Devonta Freeman deal won't come soon
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:38:33 -0700

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
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:30:24 -0700

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
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:24:57 -0700

Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon is off of the Atlanta Falcons' draft board. Mixon's draft stock has taken a big hit as a result of a misdemeanor charge for punching a woman in 2014.


Falcons | Atlanta plans to pick up Jake Matthews' option
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:44:45 -0700

Atlanta Falcons OT Jake Matthews' fifth-year option is expected to be picked up, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff. A long-term extension is on the back burner for now.


Falcons | Several Falcons limited during workouts
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:52:07 -0700

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
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:51:09 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) has been a limited participant during offseason workouts this week. He is expected to be ready for training camp and is not walking with any limp.


Falcons | Taylor Gabriel reports without signing
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 20:54:12 -0700

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
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 05:32:10 -0700

Louisiana-Lafayette RB Elijah McGuire worked out for the Atlanta Falcons two weeks ago.


Falcons | O.J. Howard to visit Atlanta
Sat, 15 Apr 2017 06:46:18 -0700

Alabama TE O.J. Howard's final pre-draft visit will be with the Atlanta Falcons.


Falcons | Jordan Willis works out for Atlanta
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:34:01 -0700

Kansas State DE Jordan Willis recently worked out for the Atlanta Falcons.


Falcons | Roddy White calls it a career
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 11:10:42 -0700

Free-agent WR Roddy White announced his retirement from the NFL after 11 seasons Friday, April 14.


Falcons | Julio Jones recovering well
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 18:02:49 -0700

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
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:20:15 -0700

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
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:35:58 -0700

Houston LB Tyus Bowser is visiting the Atlanta Falcons Tuesday, April 11.


Falcons | Derek Barnett works out for Falcons
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 05:25:02 -0700

Tennessee DE Derek Barnett had a personal workout with the Atlanta Falcons recently, according to a source.


Falcons | More on Desmond Trufant deal
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 06:23:50 -0700

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
Sun, 09 Apr 2017 14:03:41 -0700

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
Sat, 08 Apr 2017 15:30:24 -0700

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
Sat, 08 Apr 2017 06:36:47 -0700

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
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 21:54:23 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) is in the "strengthening phase" of his recovery from surgery, according to head coach Dan Quinn.


Falcons | Forrest Lamp to work out for ATL
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 16:03:43 -0700

Western Kentucky OG Forrest Lamp is scheduled to have a private workout with the Atlanta Falcons Tuesday, April 11.


Falcons | Atlanta works out two Utah linemen
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 12:01:40 -0700

Utah OT Garett Bolles and OG Isaac Asiata worked out for the Atlanta Falcons last week.


Falcons | Atlanta's RG spot open for competition
Sat, 01 Apr 2017 16:00:23 -0700

Atlanta Falcons OGs Ben Garland, Wes Schweitzer and Hugh Thornton are expected to battle it out in training camp to start at right guard in the wake of Chris Chester's retirement.


Falcons | Three Falcons may compete for RG job
Sat, 01 Apr 2017 12:07:55 -0700

Atlanta Falcons OGs Ben Garland, Wes Schweitzer and Hugh Thornton are expected to be candidates for the starting right guard job next season.


Falcons | Ben Garland officially re-signs
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:58:58 -0700

Atlanta Falcons restricted free-agent OG Ben Garland officially re-signed Thursday, March 30.


Falcons | Desmond Trufant to sit out workouts
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:51:20 -0700

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
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:33:08 -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 later this year.


Falcons | Desmond Trufant extension expected soon
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:29:07 -0700

Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant is expected to receive a contract extension in the near future, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff.


Falcons | Ryan Schraeder cleared to run
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:58:45 -0700

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
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:27:40 -0700

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
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:07:12 -0700

Free-agents FBs Derrick Coleman (Seahawks) and Soma Vainuku (Texans) were signed by the Atlanta Falcons Tuesday, March 21.


Falcons | Hugh Thornton joining Falcons
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:53:29 -0700

Free-agent OG Hugh Thornton (Colts) will sign a one-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons. The financial terms were not disclosed.


Falcons | Rich McKay signs extension
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 07:29:53 -0700

Atlanta Falcons president and chief executive officer Rich McKay received a five-year extension Tuesday, March 21, through June 2022.


Falcons | Dontari Poe's contract features weight clause
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 06:41:48 -0700

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
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:52:53 -0700

Atlanta Falcons DT Dontari Poe ended up turning down a one-year, $9 million deal (plus incentives) that was fully guaranteed from the Jacksonville Jaguars. He favored the Falcons all along.


Falcons | Dontari Poe joining Falcons
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 10:05:32 -0700

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
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:16:06 -0700

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said he had a good meeting with free-agent DT Dontari Poe (Chiefs) and hopes Poe decides to sign with the Falcons.


Falcons | Dontari Poe leaves Atlanta without deal
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 05:14:50 -0700

Free-agent DT Dontari Poe (Chiefs) left his visit with the Atlanta Falcons without a deal.


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 Derrick FB
Coleman Tevin RB
Collier Joel TO
Collins Jalen CB
Crawford Jack DL
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
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
Ishmael Kemal FS
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
Poe Dontari DL
Poole Brian CB
Pressley Jhurell RB
Quinn Dan HC
Reed Brooks LB
Reynolds LaRoy LB
Roberts Andre WR
Ross Alex QB
Rowen Keith AC
Ryan Matt QB
Sanu Mohamed WR
Sarkisian Steve OC
Scarnecchia Steve AC
Scelfo Chris AC
Schaub Matt QB
Schraeder Ryan OT
Schweitzer Wes OG
Shelby Derrick DL
Shuler Mickey TE
Simms Matt QB
Summers Mike AC
Sutulovich Eric AC
Thomas Glenn AC
Thornton Hugh OG
Tialavea D.J. TE
Toilolo Levine TE
Trufant Desmond CB
Ulbrich Jeff AC
Upshaw Courtney LB
Vainuku Soma FB
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
Wreh-Wilson Blidi CB
X. Williams Trevor CB
Young Bryant AC