Team Notebook: Atlanta Falcons

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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.


Falcons | Tim Dobbins to visit
Thu, 12 Jun 2014 06:41:17 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons will visit with free-agent LB Tim Dobbins (Texans) this week.


Falcons | Osi Umenyiora to pass rush
Thu, 12 Jun 2014 06:12:25 -0700

Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said DE Osi Umenyiora will be the designated pass-rusher in their defense. Umenyiora has dropped 10 pounds to 250 pounds for this season. "I hope (his regular-season reps) are a lot. That means they're throwing a lot and that means we're in the lead," Smith said. "In a 60-play game, you're looking somewhere in between 25 to 35 (snaps.) He'll be fresh. I think it will be a very good thing. And I think at the end of last season, when we put him in as a defensive pass-rusher and that's all he was doing and his number of snaps went down, I thought he was much more productive."


Falcons | Looking hard at Jonathan Vilma
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 19:13:09 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons are looking hard at free-agent LB Jonathan Vilma (Saints) to replace the injured LB Sean Weatherspoon (Achilles'). If Vilma checks out medically, as he has had a knee issue in the past, the team might bring him in for a visit soon, according to a source.


Falcons | Internal replacements at LB
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 19:12:34 -0700

If the Atlanta Falcons do not look outside of the organization to replace LB Sean Weatherspoon (Achilles'), LBs Joplo Bartu and Paul Worrilow are options to play inside linebacker. LB Prince Shembo is also in the conversation.


Falcons | Pat Angerer might get look
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 19:12:09 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons are reportedly considering free-agent LB Pat Angerer (Colts) as a replacement option for the injured LB Sean Weatherspoon (Achilles').


Falcons | James Harrison not on radar
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 19:11:40 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons are mulling over replacements options for the injured LB Sean Weatherspoon (Achilles'), but free-agent LB James Harrison (Bengals) is not expected to be in their plans.


Falcons | Not interested in London Fletcher
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 19:11:03 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons are looking at replacement options for injured LB Sean Weatherspoon (Achilles'), but free-agent LB London Fletcher (Redskins) is reportedly not in the team's plans.


Falcons | Waive Matt Yoklic
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:39:56 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons waived P Matt Yoklic Wednesday, June 11.


Falcons | Waive Andrew Szczerba
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:37:26 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons waived TE Andrew Szczerba Wednesday, June 11.


Falcons | Sean Weatherspoon ruptures Achilles'
Tue, 10 Jun 2014 18:02:38 -0700

Atlanta Falcons LB Sean Weatherspoon (Achilles') suffered a ruptured Achilles' tendon Tuesday, June 10, and he will miss the 2014 season.


Falcons | Julio Jones wants to stay
Mon, 09 Jun 2014 16:35:02 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones said he isn't concerned about inking a long-term deal before his rookie year expires, but he'd like to stay with the Falcons. "If they are willing to have me, I'm all for it. I love Atlanta and I want to be here," Jones said. "All I can is work and get back in shape, fix this foot and get back out there so my teammates can depend on me, and also have my bosses depend on me."


Atlanta Falcons

Alford Robert CB
Allen Ricardo CB
Arenas Javier CB
Armstrong Keith AC
Asamoah Jon OG
Babineaux Jonathan DL
Baker Sam OT
Baker Sean FS
Bartu Joplo LB
Biermann Kroy DL
Blalock Justin OT
Boldewijn Geraldo WR
Bolinger Russ TO
Bosher Matt P
Brown Gerald AC
Bryant Matt PK
Carimi Gabe OT
Castillo Sergio PK
Collins Mark AC
Cox Bryan AC
Daley Brendan LB
Danna Joe AC
Davis Drew WR
Devaney Bill TO
DiMarco Patrick FB
Dimitroff Thomas GM
Dobbins Tim LB
Douglas Harry WR
Equae Nosa DE
Fish Jeff AC
Freeman Devonta RB
Gannon Jon AC
Glover-Wright Devonta CB
Goodman Malliciah DL
Gunn Harland OG
Hagans Maurice FB
Hageman Ra'Shede DL
Hagens Maurice FB
Harman Wade AC
Harris Josh X. LS
Hawley Joe C
Hester Devin WR
Holmes Lamar OT
Hughan Bill AC
Ishmael Kemal FS
Jackson Steven RB
Jackson Tyson DL
Jerry Peria DL
Johnson Billy AC
Johnson Darius WR
Johnson Mike P. OL
Jones Julian WR
Jones Julio WR
Jones Terren OL
Koetter Dirk OC
Konz Peter C
Lewis Tim AC
Lowery Dwight SS
Mabin Jordan CB
Maponga Stansly DL
Martino Freddie WR
Massaquoi Jonathan LB
Matthews Cliff DL
Matthews Jake OT
Matthews Jeff QB
May Walker LB
McClain Robert CB
McFadden Kimario S
McKay Rich TO
Moore William SS
Motta Zeke SS
Nix Derrick AC
Nix Roosevelt FB
Nolan Mike DC
Pascoe Bear TE
Pedersen Jacob TE
Peters Corey DL
Pioli Scott TO
Pires Glenn AC
Reedy Bernard WR
Renfree Sean QB
Replogle Adam DL
Robertson Travian DL
Robiskie Terry AC
Roby Courtney WR
Rodgers Jacquizz RB
Rowen Keith AC
Rumph Donte DT
Ryan Matt QB
Scelfo Chris AC
Schraeder Ryan OT
Shembo Prince LB
Shuler Mickey TE
Smallwood Yawin LB
Smith Antone RB
Smith Jacques LB
Smith Jerome RB
Smith Mike HC
Soliai Paul DL
Southward Dezmen FS
Spruill Marquis LB
Starr Tyler LB
Stone James C
Summers Mike AC
Thomas Glenn AC
Thompson Tramaine WR
Tice Mike AC
Toilolo Levine TE
Trufant Desmond CB
Umenyiora Osi DL
Vaughan Josh RB
Vital Lionel TO
Weatherspoon Sean LB
White Roddy WR
Wilson Josh CB
Wolthausen Kevin AC
Worrilow Paul LB
Wozniak Brian TE
Yates T.J. QB