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Falcons | Joplo Bartu avoids suspension
Thu, 21 May 2015 16:14:02 -0700
Atlanta Falcons LB Joplo Bartu was fined $50,000 for an alcohol-related offense after a two-game suspension was rescinded, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. Bartu started 27 games over the last two seasons, but he will have to fight for a roster spot in 2015 due to the Falcons' offseason additions.
Falcons | Justin Hardy to be No. 3 WR for ATL?
Thu, 21 May 2015 15:50:49 -0700
Atlanta Falcons WR Justin Hardy is projected as the Falcons' No. 3 receiver behind WRs Julio Jones and Roddy White, according to NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal.
Falcons | Antone Smith progresses to running
Thu, 21 May 2015 05:33:52 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (leg) has began running during his rehabilitation from a fractured right leg he suffered Nov. 16, 2014. Smith said he is almost running full force. It is unlikely he will be cleared for the beginning of organized team activities Tuesday, May 26, though.
Falcons | Levine Toilolo to start at TE for ATL?
Wed, 20 May 2015 12:48:15 -0700
Atlanta Falcons TE Levine Toilolo is the projected starting tight end this season. TEs Jacob Tamme, Tony Moeaki and Mickey Shuler will also be in the mix at the position this offseason.
Falcons | William Moore hopes to be cleared soon
Mon, 18 May 2015 19:39:05 -0700
Atlanta Falcons SS William Moore (shoulder) said he hopes to receive clearance to practice in a few weeks. He said he is still rehabbing his surgically repaired shoulder but his body feels good. Moore is expected to be one of the starting safeties in 2015 if he is healthy.
Falcons | Tevin Coleman financials
Thu, 14 May 2015 18:13:33 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman's rookie deal is for $3.219 million, including a $745,244 signing bonus.
Falcons | Bruce Irvin expects to join team in 2016
Thu, 14 May 2015 10:26:28 -0700
Seattle Seahawks LB Bruce Irvin said he expects to be playing for the Atlanta Falcons in 2016.
Falcons | Justin Hardy contract details
Wed, 13 May 2015 13:09:47 -0700
Atlanta Falcons rookie WR Justin Hardy's four-year deal is worth $2.82 million and comes with a signing bonus of $540,821.
Falcons | Tevin Coleman signs with Atlanta
Tue, 12 May 2015 13:33:57 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman signed a four-year contract Tuesday, May 12. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Falcons | Jalen Collins signs first deal
Sat, 09 May 2015 23:25:39 -0700
Atlanta Falcons CB Jalen Collins, the team's second-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, signed his rookie contract Saturday, May 9. Financial terms were not made available.
Falcons | Vic Beasley impresses head coach
Sat, 09 May 2015 10:54:34 -0700
Atlanta Falcons LB Vic Beasley has already impressed head coach Dan Quinn with his quick first step against the pass and the run. Beasley is expected to play both linebacker and defensive end in his rookie season.
Falcons | Three players competing at free safety
Sat, 09 May 2015 10:44:26 -0700
Atlanta Falcons FS Charles Godfrey, FS Kemal Ishmael and CB Ricardo Allen will compete at free safety for now, according to head coach Dan Quinn. Godfrey played with the first team during voluntary minicamp.
Falcons | Jalen Collins will be ready for camp
Fri, 08 May 2015 13:40:00 -0700
Atlanta Falcons CB Jalen Collins (foot) did not participate in practice Friday, May 8, for precautionary reasons but will be ready for training camp, according to head coach Dan Quinn.
Falcons | Jalen Collins sitting out
Fri, 08 May 2015 11:05:00 -0700
Atlanta Falcons CB Jalen Collins (foot) is not participating in drills Friday, May 8, since he underwent foot surgery earlier in the offseason. He expected to participate once the rookie minicamp began.
Falcons | Tevin Coleman a favorite to start?
Tue, 05 May 2015 11:31:52 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman could see the majority of work in the Falcons' backfield in 2015, with Devonta Freeman closely behind him, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Falcons | Vic Beasley's role on defense
Mon, 04 May 2015 15:00:55 -0700
Atlanta Falcons LB Vic Beasley will reportedly primarily be a pass rusher off the left end, but will also be given responsibilities in coverage.
Falcons | No talks between Julio Jones, ATL
Mon, 04 May 2015 10:22:29 -0700
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones has not had any contract extension talks with the team at this time, but general manager Thomas Dimitroff said extending Jones is one of the team's priorities.
Vikings | Trade with Atlanta Falcons
Sat, 02 May 2015 10:51:50 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings traded the 137th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft to the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for the 146th overall pick and the 185th overall pick.
Falcons | Move up in the fifth round
Sat, 02 May 2015 10:49:53 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons acquired the 137th overall pick from the Minnesota Vikings in the 2015 NFL Draft in exchange for the 146th overall pick and the 185th overall pick.
Falcons | Deny Bruce Irvin interest
Sat, 02 May 2015 01:44:46 -0700
Seattle Seahawks LB Bruce Irvin has not been targeted in trade by the Atlanta Falcons, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff.
Falcons | Tevin Coleman picked by ATL
Fri, 01 May 2015 19:10:40 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons selected University of Indiana RB Tevin Coleman in Round 3 of the 2015 NFL Draft (No. 73 overall) Friday, May 1.
Falcons | Jalen Collins selected 42nd overall
Fri, 01 May 2015 17:07:44 -0700
Louisiana State CB Jalen Collins was selected 42nd overall by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft Friday, May 1.
Falcons | Five players waived
Fri, 01 May 2015 15:09:00 -0700
Atlanta Falcons FS Brandan Bishop, OT Reid Fragel, CB Jordan Mabin, LB Jacques Smith and RB Ronnie Wingo were waived Friday, May 1.
Falcons | Looking to move up in draft
Fri, 01 May 2015 14:00:53 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons are interested in trading up in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Falcons | Vic Beasley perfect fit for defense?
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:24:58 -0700
Atlanta Falcons LB Vic Beasley is a "perfect fit" for head coach Dan Quinn's defense, according to Daniel Jeremiah of the NFL Network. Jeremiah compares Beasley to Seattle Seahawks LB Bruce Irvin.
Falcons | Vic Beasley selected eighth overall
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:01:47 -0700
Clemson LB Vic Beasley was selected eighth overall by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2015 NFL Draft Thursday, April 30.
Falcons | Looking to add Bruce Irvin?
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:18:56 -0700
Seattle Seahawks LB Bruce Irvin is believed to be a trade target for the Atlanta Falcons, according to a source.
Falcons | Adam Carriker not offered contract
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:03:43 -0700
Free-agent DE Adam Carriker (Redskins) was not immediately offered a contract by the Atlanta Falcons following veteran's minicamp Wednesday, April 29. The Falcons want to wait until after the draft.
Falcons | May move up or down in first round
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 11:16:21 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons have been rumored to be interested in trading up in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft for a pass rusher or interested in trading down for an offensive lineman.
Falcons | Adam Carriker trying out
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:17:21 -0700
Free-agent DE Adam Carriker (Redskins) is trying out for the Atlanta Falcons during the team's minicamp this week.
Falcons | Shane Ray still on draft board
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 18:01:05 -0700
Former Missouri DE/LB Shane Ray is still on the Falcons' draft board, according to head coach Dan Quinn, Tuesday, April 28. Ray was cited Monday, April 27, for marijuana possession and will be enrolled in the NFL's substance abuse program.
Falcons | Vic Beasley wants to play for Atlanta
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:46:50 -0700
Clemson LB Vic Beasley said it would be a dream come true to be drafted by the Atlanta Falcons. Beasley added that the Chicago Bears and Oakland Raiders could also take him. They hold the eighth, seventh and fourth overall selections, respectively.
Falcons | Lamar Holmes in better shape
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:15:00 -0700
Atlanta Falcons OT Lamar Holmes is in better shape this offseason, according to head coach Dan Quinn. Quinn said losing weight was advantageous in order for Holmes to compete.
Falcons | ATL looking to trade up
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 22:12:13 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons are considering a move up from the No. 8 overall selection in the 2015 NFL Draft, and rivals believe their target is an impact defender.
Falcons | Not pursuing Adrian Peterson
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 00:01:57 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is not being pursued by the Atlanta Falcons, according to Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff.
Falcons | Mario Alford works out
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:44:03 -0700
West Virginia WR Mario Alford visited and worked out privately for the Atlanta Falcons.
Falcons | Tevin Coleman visits
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:15 -0700
Indiana RB Tevin Coleman visited the Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday, April 22.
Falcons | T.J. Clemmings to visit Atlanta
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:18:23 -0700
Pittsburgh OT T.J. Clemmings will visit the Atlanta Falcons this week.
Falcons | ATL has easiest schedule
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:04:43 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons will have the easiest schedule in 2015 based off of their opponents' 2014 win percentages. The Falcons' upcoming opponents won just 41.0% of their games in 2014.
Falcons | Akeem Hunt drawing interest in ATL
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 06:30:09 -0700
Purdue RB Akeem Hunt has drawn interest from the Atlanta Falcons.
Falcons | Owa Odighizuwa will work out
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:26:30 -0700
UCLA DE Owa Odighizuwa is expected to work out for the Atlanta Falcons.
Falcons | Eric Kendricks to work out
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:23:30 -0700
UCLA LB Eric Kendricks will work out for the Atlanta Falcons Friday, April 17.
Falcons | Leonard Williams to meet with team
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:46:32 -0700
Southern California DE Leonard Williams is scheduled to meet with the Atlanta Falcons Friday, April 17.
Falcons | Joe Hawley expects to be ready for camp
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:14:55 -0700
Atlanta Falcons C Joe Hawley (knee) said he started running about a month ago and expects to be ready for the start of training camp.
Falcons | Marcus Peters works out
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:39:48 -0700
Washington CB Marcus Peters worked out for the Atlanta Falcons Wednesday, April 15, according to a source.