Team Notebook: Atlanta Falcons

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Falcons | Atlanta not ready to name starting LG
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:56:24 -0700

Atlanta Falcons OGs Ben Garland and Wes Schweitzer have each received a start at right guard this preseason, and head coach Dan Quinn said he needs a few days before he is ready to name a starter at the position because the competition is still close.


Falcons | Matt Ryan sharp in brief stint
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:33:43 -0700

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan led a touchdown drive in his only series against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the preseason Sunday, Aug. 20, completing four of his six passes for 57 yards.


Falcons | Terron Ward aiming to be No. 3 back
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:28:13 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Terron Ward had nine carries for 37 yards and a touchdown in a 17-13 preseason loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Aug. 20, and RB Brian Hill had seven carries for 14 yards. Ward and Hill are competing for the third running back spot.


Falcons | Wes Schweitzer to start Sunday
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:29:58 -0700

Atlanta Falcons OG Wes Schweitzer will start at right guard against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Aug. 20, according to head coach Dan Quinn. However, OG Ben Garland is expected to see the same number of snaps in the game and neither player appears to have a clear edge in the competition for the starting job.


Falcons | Austin Pasztor signs
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:17:27 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons signed OT Austin Pasztor to a one-year deal on Friday, Aug. 18.


Falcons | Takkarist McKinley will play
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:21:50 -0700

Atlanta Falcons DE Takkarist McKinley (shoulder) will play in the preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Aug. 20.


Falcons | Devonta Freeman will rest against Steelers
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:12:20 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) will not play against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Aug. 20. Head coach Dan Quinn said Freeman's condition is not serious.


Falcons | Julio Jones to sit Saturday
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:00:32 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) will not play against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Aug. 20.


Falcons | Takkarist McKinley's status uncertain
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:50:47 -0700

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said the team has not decided if LB Takkarist McKinley (shoulder) will play in the preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Aug. 20.


Falcons | Devonta Freeman could return soon
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:04:53 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) is expected to go through the concussion protocol over the next few days and could return to practice soon, according to head coach Dan Quinn.


Falcons | Atlanta adds Jhurell Pressley
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:58:56 -0700

Free-agent RB Jhurell Pressley (Falcons) signed with the Atlanta Falcons Wednesday, Aug. 16. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Falcons | B.J. Daniels waived
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:21:05 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB B.J. Daniels (undisclosed) was waived with an injury settlement Tuesday, Aug. 15.


Falcons | Devonta Freeman in concussion protocol
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:33:50 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) was out of practice Monday, Aug. 14, and he is in the concussion protocol. He has been ruled out for the second preseason game.


Falcons | Takkarist McKinley may play in next game
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 17:53:24 -0700

Atlanta Falcons DE Takkarist McKinley (shoulder) has a chance to play in the second preseason game as long as he does not suffer any setbacks during the week, according to head coach Dan Quinn.


Falcons | Devonta Freeman in class of his own
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 21:33:58 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is the only running back to have logged at least 1,000 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground in each of the past two seasons.


Falcons | More on Devonta Freeman deal
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 06:29:27 -0700

Updating an earlier report, Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman's five-year deal guarantees him $22 million. He'll receive a $15 million signing bonus and $26 million over three years.


Falcons | Devonta Freeman lands extension
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 06:10:43 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman agreed to a five-year, $41.25 million contract Wednesday, Aug. 9, which makes him the highest-paid running back in the league.


Falcons | Julio Jones to sit out preseason opener
Tue, 08 Aug 2017 10:08:08 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones will not play in the preseason opener against the Miami Dolphins on Thursday, Aug. 10.


Falcons | Kelvin Taylor signs with Falcons
Tue, 08 Aug 2017 07:00:53 -0700

Free-agent RB Kelvin Taylor (Chiefs) signed with the Atlanta Falcons on an undisclosed deal Tuesday, Aug. 8.


Falcons | Julio Jones, Taylor Gabriel limited
Mon, 07 Aug 2017 15:45:13 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) and WR Taylor Gabriel (leg) were limited during practice Monday, Aug. 7.


Falcons | Jack Crawford misses practice
Mon, 07 Aug 2017 15:42:44 -0700

Atlanta Falcons DE Jack Crawford (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 7, because of the injury he suffered during practice Sunday, Aug. 6.


Falcons | Jalen Collins suspended again for PEDs
Sun, 06 Aug 2017 12:55:01 -0700

Atlanta Falcons CB Jalen Collins has been suspended for the first 10 games of the 2017 season after violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing substances for the second time in as many years.


Falcons | Julio Jones easing back into practice
Sat, 05 Aug 2017 09:53:33 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones was on the sidelines for most of full-team practice Friday, Aug. 4, although he has been slowly getting more reps in practice after having offseason foot surgery. "I feel great about (taking it slow). We all know what I can do. … Whenever I'm ready, I'm ready. ... I can't really say when I'm going to go - like in the preseason - but whenever I'm ready, I'm going to go," Jones said.


Falcons | Andre Roberts returns to practice
Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:16:10 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Andre Roberts (undisclosed) participated in practice Thursday, Aug. 3. Roberts missed practice Wednesday, Aug. 2, because of an undisclosed injury.


Falcons | Takkarist McKinley seeing more work
Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:13:26 -0700

Atlanta Falcons DE Takkarist McKinley (shoulder) received more snaps in team drills during practice Thursday, Aug. 3.


Falcons | Julio Jones back to individual drills
Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:08:00 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) was limited to individual drills during practice Thursday, Aug. 3.


Falcons | Devin Fuller waived
Thu, 03 Aug 2017 13:37:58 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Devin Fuller (knee) was waived/injured Thursday, Aug. 3. Fuller recently tore his anterior cruciate ligament.


Falcons | D.J. Tialevea switching positions
Thu, 03 Aug 2017 12:16:30 -0700

Atlanta Falcons TE D.J. Tialavea is transitioning to offensive tackle this season. Tialavea will battle for a backup tackle job behind OTs Jake Matthews and Ryan Schraeder.


Falcons | Julio Jones takes part in team drills
Wed, 02 Aug 2017 20:09:58 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) received some snaps during team drills Wednesday, Aug. 2, for the first time since training camp started. He was limited during the first four days because he is coming back from a foot injury. Head coach Dan Quinn said the team has not decided how much playing time Jones will receive during the preseason.


Falcons | Vic Beasley poised for more success in 2017?
Tue, 01 Aug 2017 09:18:25 -0700

Atlanta Falcons DE Vic Beasley led the league with 15.5 sacks last season. However, he believes a flaw in his stance retired pass-rusher DeMarcus Ware pointed out to him during Von Miller's pass-rush summit at Stanford University in June can help him be even better. "DeMarcus … was telling me normally my feet are back too far so a majority of the time, (so I) just replace my hand with my first step. And he said if I kind of coil up and put my butt up in the air more and take that first step that I'll step out a longer distance. I've heard coaches at the (Falcons') facility tell me the same thing. But to hear it from DeMarcus Ware - from former player to current player -definitely paid off a lot," Beasley said.


Falcons | Ricardo Allen back at practice
Sun, 30 Jul 2017 07:13:58 -0700

Atlanta Falcons CB Ricardo Allen (personal) returned to practice Sunday, July 30, after being excused for personal reasons.


Falcons | Taylor Gabriel among potential punt returners
Sat, 29 Jul 2017 06:13:01 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons are considering using WR Taylor Gabriel as their punt returner, although WR Andre Roberts is considered the favorite to return both kickoffs and punts this season. Gabriel gained experience returning punts in college and during the preseason for the Cleveland Browns several years ago. In addition to Gabriel and Roberts, WRs Reginald Davis III, Devin Fuller, Marvin Hall and Josh Magee practiced at the position Friday, July 28.


Falcons | Atlanta signs two receivers
Sat, 29 Jul 2017 05:54:29 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons signed free-agent WRs Bra'Lon Cherry (Titans) and Reginald Davis III Friday, July 28.


Falcons | Devin Fuller tears ACL
Fri, 28 Jul 2017 19:33:27 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Devin Fuller (knee) was diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament Friday, July 28, and will miss the 2017 season, according to a source.


Falcons | Devonta Freeman discussing extension
Fri, 28 Jul 2017 13:21:29 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is talking with the Falcons about a possible five-year contract extension that would make him one of the highest paid running backs in the NFL.


Falcons | Takkarist McKinley participates in drills
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:15:29 -0700

Atlanta Falcons DE Takkarist McKinley (shoulder) took part in individual drills during practice Thursday, July 27. He'll be worked into full-team drills, which, according to head coach Dan Quinn, could occur next week.


Falcons | Devonta Freeman reports to camp
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:50:52 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman reported on time to training camp Wednesday, July 26, despite not yet receiving a new deal.


Falcons | Dontari Poe receives bonus
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:41:14 -0700

Atlanta Falcons DT Dontari Poe will receive a $125,000 bonus for reporting to training camp under 330 pounds.


Falcons | Adrian Clayborn cleared for camp
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:06:01 -0700

Atlanta Falcons DE Adrian Clayborn (bicep) has been cleared for training camp after missing OTAs and minicamp following surgery to his biceps. Head coach Dan Quinn plans to ease him back in by limiting him to 50 percent of the reps at the start of camp.


Falcons | Taylor Gabriel has leg strain
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:53:27 -0700

Updating an earlier report, Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel (leg) will be limited at the start of training camp with a strain in his lower leg. The team has a plan in place to ease him back.


Falcons | Taylor Gabriel to be limited
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:39:12 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel (undisclosed) will be limited to begin training camp, according to head coach Dan Quinn.


Falcons | Julio Jones will be limited
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:38:31 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) will be limited at the beginning of training camp, according to head coach Dan Quinn.


Falcons | Devonta Freeman to get deal before camp?
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:22:24 -0700

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said he would be happy if the team signed RB Devonta Freeman to a contract extension before the start of training camp Thursday, July 27, but will not worry if the negotiations continue during camp.


Falcons | Takkarist McKinley to be limited
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:17:29 -0700

Updating previous reports, Atlanta Falcons DE Takkarist McKinley (shoulder) will be limited at the start of training camp, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff. The team is targeting Week 3 of the preseason for McKinley to be at full speed.


Falcons | B.J. Daniels the No. 3 RB in Atlanta?
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:33:17 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB B.J. Daniels is a wild-card to surpass Terron Ward as the third running back behind Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman, according to ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure.


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
Cherry Bra'Lon WR
Clayborn Adrian DL
Coleman Derrick FB
Coleman Tevin RB
Collier Joel TO
Collins Jalen CB
Crawford Jack DL
Dable Anthony WR
Davis Reggie WR
Davis III Reginald 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
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
Pasztor Austin OT
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
Taylor Kelvin RB
Thomas Glenn AC
Tialavea D.J. OT
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