Team Notebook: Atlanta Falcons

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Falcons | Four Falcons sent packing
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 07:24:11 -0700

Atlanta Falcons TE Mickey Shuler, WR Marquez Clark, RB Michael Ford and WR John Harris were cut Sunday, Aug. 30.


Falcons | Tevin Coleman struggles Saturday
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 07:19:07 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman rushed for two yards on four carries during the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29. Coleman missed the first two preseason games because of an injury.


Falcons | Tony Moeaki sidelined
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 07:16:37 -0700

Atlanta Falcons TE Tony Moeaki (thigh) suffered a thigh injury during the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29.


Falcons | Julio Jones receives extension
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 15:57:16 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones agreed to terms with the team Saturday, Aug. 29, on a five-year contract extension worth $71.25 million, according to a source. The deal includes $47 million in guaranteed money.


Falcons | Devonta Freeman probably won't play
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 11:07:08 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (hamstring) is not expected to play against the Miami Dolphins Saturday, Aug. 29.


Falcons | Rex Grossman could be No. 2 QB
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:14:09 -0700

Atlanta Falcons QB Rex Grossman could be the team's No. 2 quarterback this season because of his experience in offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's system.


Falcons | Ra'Shede Hageman should be in uniform
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:31:25 -0700

Atlanta Falcons DT Ra'Shede Hageman (concussion) is expected to play in the third preseason game Thursday, Aug. 27.


Falcons | Desmond Trufant likely to sit out
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:28:55 -0700

Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant (shoulder) has participated in practice this week but likely will not play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29.


Falcons | Roddy White ruled out
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:23:39 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (elbow) will not play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29.


Falcons | Two players will miss preseason game
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:22:56 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (hamstring) and SS William Moore (calf) will not play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29.


Falcons | Tevin Coleman expected to play
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:24:22 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman is expected to play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29.


Falcons | Evan Royster waived
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:04:56 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Evan Royster (undisclosed) was waived/injured Wednesday, Aug. 26.


Falcons | Rex Grossman signs with Atlanta
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 06:16:31 -0700

Free-agent QB Rex Grossman (Redskins) was signed by the Atlanta Falcons to a one-year, $1 million deal Wednesday, Aug. 26.


Falcons | Atlanta working out Rex Grossman
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:00:56 -0700

Updating a previous item, the Atlanta Falcons are working out free-agent QB Rex Grossman (Redskins) Tuesday, Aug. 25. Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is a supporter of Grossman from their time working together with the Washington Redskins, Houston Texans and Cleveland Browns. Backup QBs T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree have failed to do much during training camp.


Falcons | Atlanta still looking to sign Julio Jones
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 16:48:42 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones is still talking with the team about a contract extension, but the talks stalled significantly last week, according to sources. Owner Arthur Blank said he is still optimistic that the two sides can reach an agreement. Jones is willing to play for $10.176 million this season if no agreement is reached.


Falcons | Roddy White to have elbow surgery
Sun, 23 Aug 2015 16:23:46 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (elbow) will undergo a minor surgical procedure on his right elbow but is expected to be ready for the season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to head coach Dan Quinn.


Falcons | Roddy White ruled out
Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:33:42 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (elbow) will not play in the second preseason game Friday, Aug. 21, because of an elbow injury. White's injury is not consider serious.


Falcons | Devonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman sitting
Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:51:05 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (hamstring) and RB Tevin Coleman (hamstring) will not play in the second preseason game Friday, Aug. 21.


Falcons | Devonta Freeman could sit Friday
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 18:54:49 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (hamstring) is questionable to play in a preseason game against the New York Jets Friday, Aug. 21.


Falcons | Tevin Coleman questionable Friday
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 18:49:33 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (hamstring) is questionable to play in a preseason game against the New York Jets Friday, Aug. 21.


Falcons | Antone Smith to miss game
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 10:08:56 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (hamstring) will not play in the second preseason game Friday, Aug. 21.


Falcons | Ra'Shede Hageman, William Moore ruled out
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 09:15:52 -0700

Atlanta Falcons DT Ra'Shede Hageman (concussion) and SS William Moore (calf) have been ruled out for the second preseason game, according to head coach Dan Quinn.


Falcons | Desmond Trufant works on side
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 09:10:35 -0700

Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant (shoulder) worked on the side during practice Thursday, Aug. 20. He has not been ruled out for the second preseason game at this point but is not expected to play.


Falcons | Brooks Reed expected to play
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:44:46 -0700

Atlanta Falcons LB Brooks Reed (groin, hip) is expected to play in the second preseason game against the New York Jets.


Falcons | Atlanta's top two RBs not ruled out
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:32:44 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RBs Devonta Freeman (hamstring) and Tevin Coleman (hamstring) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Aug. 19, and neither player has been ruled out for the second preseason game.


Falcons | William Moore day-to-day
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:27:56 -0700

Atlanta Falcons SS William Moore (calf) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 19, and is considered day-to-day.


Falcons | Ra'Shede Hageman suffers injury
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:12:11 -0700

Atlanta Falcons DT Ra'Shede Hageman (concussion) suffered a concussion during practice Tuesday, Aug. 18.


Falcons | ATL interested in Rex Grossman
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 23:00:58 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons are interested in free-agent QB Rex Grossman (Redskins), according to a source.


Falcons | William Moore exits
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 09:48:12 -0700

Atlanta Falcons SS William Moore (calf) left practice Tuesday, Aug. 18, with a calf injury.


Falcons | Desmond Trufant out again
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 07:20:08 -0700

Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant (shoulder) is out of practice Tuesday, Aug. 18.


Falcons | Tevin Coleman practicing again
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 07:11:50 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman is at practice again Tuesday, Aug. 18, for the second straight day.


Falcons | Devonta Freeman back at it
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 07:11:17 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is at practice again Tuesday, Aug. 18, for the second straight day.


Falcons | Antone Smith still out
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 07:04:03 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (hamstring) is out of practice Tuesday, Aug. 18.


Falcons | Roddy White thinks highly of offense
Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:23:16 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White said Monday, Aug. 17, he thinks the team's offense has the ability to average 30 points per game in 2015 under offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's scheme.


Falcons | Tevin Coleman returns to practice
Mon, 17 Aug 2015 11:09:39 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (hamstring) participated in individual drills during practice Monday, Aug. 17. Head coach Dan Quinn said he believes Freeman will be able to fully participate in practice soon.


Falcons | Devonta Freeman back on the field
Mon, 17 Aug 2015 11:08:30 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (hamstring) participated in individual drills during practice Monday, Aug. 17. Head coach Dan Quinn said he believes Freeman will be able to fully participate in practice soon.


Falcons | Antone Smith out
Mon, 17 Aug 2015 07:15:46 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (hamstring) is out of practice Monday, Aug. 17.


Falcons | Tevin Coleman back in action
Mon, 17 Aug 2015 07:15:22 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (hamstring) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 17.


Falcons | Devonta Freeman returns Monday
Mon, 17 Aug 2015 07:14:59 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (hamstring) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 17.


Falcons | Evan Royster added
Sun, 16 Aug 2015 11:12:06 -0700

Free-agent RB Evan Royster (Redskins) signed with the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, Aug. 16. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Falcons | T.J. Yates has to earn spot
Sun, 16 Aug 2015 06:10:46 -0700

Atlanta Falcons QB T.J. Yates knows he has to earn the backup quarterback job behind QB Matt Ryan. Yates is in an open competition with QB Sean Renfree. "We are competing at every position every single day. I have to earn my spot on this team, like everybody else," Yates said Saturday, Aug. 15.


Falcons | Antone Smith suffers injury
Sat, 15 Aug 2015 07:37:28 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury during the first preseason game Friday, Aug. 14. Head coach Dan Quinn said the team hopes Smith will be able to return in the near future.


Falcons | Prince Shembo may return to Atlanta
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 16:16:30 -0700

Free-agent LB Prince Shembo (Falcons) has not been discussed as an option for the Atlanta Falcons, after having his animal cruelty case adjudicated. Head coach Dan Quinn said Thursday, Aug. 13, they'll likely discuss the possibility in the coming days, "I'm sure that we will, but general manager Thomas (Dimitroff) and I have not gotten together on that, at this point," Quinn said. "But I don't have a comment one way or another on that." Shembo cleared league waivers, and he is currently a free agent. The Falcons have two open roster spots.


Falcons | Julio Jones brings professional approach
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 15:36:50 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones has brought a positive approach to his contract negotiations, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff Thursday, Aug. 13. "Julio Jones' approach to this contract is the most professional and team cognizant that [I've] ever seen," said Dimitroff.


Falcons | Desmond Trufant expected to miss game
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 10:16:36 -0700

Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant (shoulder) likely will not play in the first preseason game Friday, Aug. 14, because of a strained shoulder.


Atlanta Falcons

Adams Phillip CB
Akunne Derek LB
Alford Robert CB
Allen Ricardo CB
Armstrong Keith AC
Asamoah Jon OG
Babineaux Jonathan DL
Baker Sean FS
Bartu Joplo LB
Beasley Vic LB
Biermann Kroy DL
Bolinger Russ TO
Bosher Matt P
Bradford Allen LB
Brown Gerald AC
Bryant Matt PK
Burton Pierce OT
Chester Chris OG
Clayborn Adrian DL
Coleman Tevin RB
Collins Jalen CB
Cox Bryan AC
Davis D.J. WR
Devaney Bill TO
DiMarco Patrick FB
Dimitroff Thomas GM
Durant Justin LB
Fish Jeff AC
Floyd Terell S
Freeman Devonta RB
Gannon Jon AC
Gardner Beau TE
Godfrey Charles FS
Goodman Malliciah DL
Grossman Rex QB
Hagans Maurice FB
Hageman Ra'Shede DL
Hankerson Leonard WR
Hardy Justin WR
Harman Wade AC
Harris Josh X. LS
Hawley Joe C
Hester Devin WR
Holmes Lamar OT
Howard Travis CB
Huffler Matt OT
Hughan Bill AC
Ishmael Kemal FS
Jackson Tyson DL
Jarrett Grady DT
Johnson Billy AC
Jones Julio WR
King Akeem CB
Konz Peter C
Lee Mike CB
Mallory Doug AC
Manuel Marquand AC
Maponga Stansly DL
Matthews Cliff DL
Matthews Jake OT
Mbu Joey DT
McKay Rich TO
Mincy Jonathan DB
Mitchell Carlton WR
Moeaki Tony TE
Mooney Collin FB
Moore William SS
Morgan Chris AC
Morris Raheem AC
Nix Derrick AC
Parms Damien S
Person Mike OG
Pioli Scott TO
Polumbus Tyler OT
Quinn Dan HC
Reed Brooks LB
Reedy Bernard WR
Renfree Sean QB
Replogle Adam DL
Robiskie Terry AC
Rodgers Jake OT
Rowen Keith AC
Ryan Matt QB
Scarnecchia Steve AC
Scelfo Chris AC
Schofield O'Brien LB
Schraeder Ryan OT
Shanahan Kyle OC
Smith Antone RB
Smith Jared OG
Smith Jerome RB
Smith Richard DC
Soliai Paul DL
Southward Dezmen FS
Starr Tyler LB
Stone James C
Stupar Nathan LB
Summers Mike AC
Tamme Jacob TE
Therezie Robenson S
Thomas Glenn AC
Toilolo Levine TE
Trufant Desmond CB
Turner Bobby AC
Ulbrich Jeff AC
Vital Lionel TO
Ward Terron RB
Weems Eric WR
White Kevin X. CB
White Roddy WR
Williams Nick WR
Wolthausen Kevin AC
Worrilow Paul LB
Yates T.J. QB