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Falcons | Sign Theo Agnew
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:36:28 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons signed DE Theo Agnew Friday, Aug. 1. Per NFL rules, the length of the contract is three years. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Falcons | Julio Jones taking it slow
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:59:46 -0700
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) is working with a restricted snap count during training camp and is wearing special shoes designed to take stress of the bone that he fractured in his right foot last season.
Falcons | Pat Angerer out with head injury
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:17:38 -0700
Atlanta Falcons LB Pat Angerer (head) suffered a head injury during practice Tuesday, July 29, and has yet to be cleared through the NFL's concussion protocol.
Falcons | Dezmen Southward to miss a week
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:43:35 -0700
Atlanta Falcons FS Dezmen Southward (knee) will miss a week of practice due to a knee injury. Head coach Mike Smith said the injury is not serious.
Falcons | Desmond Trufant, Robert Alford progressing
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:19:22 -0700
Atlanta Falcons CBs Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford are way ahead of where they were last year, according to defensive backs coach Joe Danna. Danna said the experience they gained last season is paying dividends this offseason.
Falcons | Pat Angerer not practicing
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:19:43 -0700
Atlanta Falcons LB Pat Angerer (undisclosed) did not practice Thursday, July 31. Angerer left practice Wednesday, July 30, with an undisclosed injury.
Falcons | Peria Jerry retires
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:21:18 -0700
Atlanta Falcons DT Peria Jerry announced his retirement Thursday, July 31.
Falcons | Nick Barrett still an option
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:12:29 -0700
Free-agent LB Nick Barnett (Redskins) is still an option for the Atlanta Falcons depending on what happens with the team's linebackers. The Falcons worked out Barnett in June but did not sign him.
Falcons | Jake Matthews impressing QB
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:15:12 -0700
Atlanta Falcons OT Jake Matthews has impressed QB Matt Ryan during training camp. "I think Jake, his size and he's very strong, very athletic," Ryan said Tuesday, July 29. "And he's smart. I think that's a great combination. When you talk about a guy who is drafted early and is going to be a cornerstone of the organization for a long time to come, it's a great combination to have."
Falcons | Osi Umenyiora adjusting to 3-4 base
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:10:49 -0700
Atlanta Falcons DE Osi Umenyiora has shown a lot of speed during pass-rush during training camp, according to ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure, and has dropped back in pass coverage on occasion.
Falcons | Steven Jackson has hammy issue
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:16:11 -0700
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) injured his hamstring Monday, July 28, which is why he wasn't practicing Tuesday, July 29. Head coach Mike Smith said Jackson will be ready for the team's first game.
Falcons | Pat Angerer leaves practice
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:37:46 -0700
Atlanta Falcons LB Pat Angerer (undisclosed) left practice Tuesday, July 29, with an undisclosed injury. Angerer reportedly appeared to be favoring his right leg.
Falcons | Steven Jackson not practicing
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:20:07 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson was not at practice Tuesday, July 29. There was no indication of an injury, but stay tuned.
Falcons | Two competing for starting C job
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:54:15 -0700
Atlanta Falcons C Joe Hawley and C Peter Konz have both been taking reps with the first-team this offseason.
Falcons | Josh Wilson top choice for nickel back job
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:06:27 -0700
Atlanta Falcons CB Josh Wilson is considered the leading candidate for the nickel back job at this point.
Falcons | Josh Wilson briefly leaves practice
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:05:59 -0700
Atlanta Falcons CB Josh Wilson (hamstring) left practice early Sunday, July 27, because of a hamstring issue but was able to return once his leg was stretched out.
Falcons | Sign Jabin Sambrano
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:46:01 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons signed free-agent WR Jabin Sambrano (Colts) Saturday, July 26. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.
Falcons | Waive Darius Johnson
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:20:03 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons waived WR Darius Johnson Friday, July 25.
Falcons | Devonta Freeman's role to vary?
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:46:12 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman will begin his NFL career by trying to replace RB Jason Snelling (retired) as a do-all backup. Snelling played tailback, fullback and even returned kickoffs last year. Freeman's first task is to learn the system and then find a spot to carve out a role behind trusted veteran RBs Steven Jackson, Jacquizz Rodgers and Antone Smith.
Falcons | Corey Peters hoping to return for opener
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:26:50 -0700
Atlanta Falcons DT Corey Peters (Achilles') plans to be back for Atlanta's season-opener, saying he's optimistic and is feeling good.
Falcons | More on Roddy White
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:44:44 -0700
Updating earlier reports, Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White's extension guarantees him $10 million.
Falcons | Roddy White terms
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:10:55 -0700
Updating an earlier report, Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White can earn up to $30 million in his four-year extension with $18 million coming in the first two seasons, according to a source.
Falcons | Roddy White signs extension
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:24:03 -0700
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White signed a four-year extension with the team that will keep him under team control for the next five years, according to sources.
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."