Team Notebook: Atlanta Falcons

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Falcons | Arthur Blank has prostate cancer
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 13:23:29 -0800

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank was diagnosed in December of 2015 with treatable prostate cancer. Blank will undergo surgery and said the overall prognosis is good.


Falcons | To re-sign Philip Wheeler?
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:41:04 -0800

Atlanta Falcons LB Philip Wheeler is expected to be re-signed, according to ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure.


Falcons | Two defenders released
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:07:10 -0800

Atlanta Falcons SS William Moore and LB Justin Durant were released Monday, Feb. 8.


Falcons | Joel Collier hired
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 11:15:49 -0800

Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant general manager Joel Collier was hired as the director of pro personnel by the Atlanta Falcons Monday, Feb. 8.


Falcons | Roddy White has support from owner
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 18:45:56 -0800

Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White would finish his career with the team if owner Arthur Blank had his way, but Blank said the final decision on White's future will be made by head coach Dan Quinn.


Falcons | Roddy White staying in Atlanta?
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:09:51 -0800

Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White was praised by head coach Dan Quinn, and the team is leaning toward keeping White on the team in 2016. "We are still going through it," Quinn said Thursday, Feb. 4. "We're getting there. We are not there yet, but we're getting close."


Falcons | No decision yet on Roddy White
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 18:47:47 -0800

Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White's future with the team has not yet been decided, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff.


Falcons | Atlanta eyeing Braxton Miller?
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 09:48:22 -0800

Ohio State WR Braxton Miller has impressed at Senior Bowl practices this week, and he had an informal meeting with the Atlanta Falcons. "I would love to come help out Julio (Jones) in Atlanta," Miller told ESPN.com. "I would love to wear the red and black." Miller is projected to go in the second or third round of the draft this year.


Falcons | Personnel updates
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 13:09:21 -0800

Updating previous reports, Atlanta Falcons team officials Phil Emery and Ruston Webster have been hired as national scouts.


Falcons | Ruston Webster also joining Falcons
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 11:17:08 -0800

Former Tennessee Titans general manager Ruston Webster is also joining the Atlanta Falcons personnel staff.


Falcons | Phil Emery joins Falcons
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 11:15:04 -0800

Former Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery is joining the Atlanta Falcons personnel staff.


Falcons | Vic Beasley won't need surgery
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 14:58:46 -0800

Atlanta Falcons LB Vic Beasley (shoulder) will not have surgery on his torn labrum, according to head coach Dan Quinn.


Falcons | Jerome Henderson to Atlanta
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 08:20:10 -0800

Dallas Cowboys defensive backs coach Jerome Henderson was hired by the Atlanta Falcons as passing game coordinator, which shifted Raheem Morris to wide receivers coach.


Falcons | Jerome Henderson expected to join staff
Sun, 24 Jan 2016 14:00:32 -0800

Former Dallas Cowboys defensive backs coach Jerome Henderson is expected to join the Atlanta Falcons coaching staff as the defensive passing game coordinator, according to a source.


Falcons | Jerome Henderson won't be ATL DC
Fri, 22 Jan 2016 09:58:33 -0800

Updating an earlier report, Dallas Cowboys defensive backs coach Jerome Henderson is interviewing with the Atlanta Falcons, but not for their defensive coordinator spot, Friday, Jan. 22. Defensive coordinator Richard Smith with remain in that role.


Falcons | Jerome Henderson interviewing in ATL
Fri, 22 Jan 2016 08:20:48 -0800

Dallas Cowboys defensive backs coach Jerome Henderson is interviewing for the Atlanta Falcons' defensive coordinator spot Friday, Jan. 22.


Falcons | Marquand Manuel staying
Thu, 21 Jan 2016 16:15:51 -0800

Atlanta Falcons secondary coach Marquand Manuel is staying with the Falcons after interviewing for the Jacksonville Jaguars defensive coordinator position.


Falcons | Jerome Henderson could join Atlanta
Thu, 21 Jan 2016 16:09:33 -0800

Dallas Cowboys secondary coach Jerome Henderson could join the Atlanta Falcons coaching staff in some capacity, but nothing is official yet.


Falcons | Devin Hester undergoes toe surgery
Mon, 18 Jan 2016 23:36:56 -0800

Atlanta Falcons WR/KR Devin Hester (toe) had surgery on his right big toe Friday, Jan. 15, and he will need three to six months of recovery. He will wear a cast for three months before shedding it in favor of a walking boot. After a month in the boot, he'll begin actual rehab.


Falcons | Thomas Dimitroff stays with Atlanta
Fri, 08 Jan 2016 07:36:06 -0800

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff will return for 2016, according to owner Arthur Blank.


Falcons | Julio Jones led league in targets
Tue, 05 Jan 2016 15:33:41 -0800

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones led the NFL with 203 targets this season. It was the most targets for a wide receiver in one season since Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson saw 204 targets in 2012.


Falcons | Roddy White won't take pay cut
Tue, 05 Jan 2016 09:43:43 -0800

Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White said he wasn't interested in a pay cut to remain with the Falcons. He's due $4.25 million in 2016 and will count $6,043,750 against the salary cap.


Falcons | Chris Chester will have surgery
Mon, 04 Jan 2016 17:49:45 -0800

Atlanta Falcons OG Chris Chester (shoulder), the team's starter in all 16 games at right guard, will have surgery on his right shoulder "as soon as possible," he said Monday, Jan. 4.


Falcons | Matt Ryan has 300-yard game
Sun, 03 Jan 2016 15:48:16 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan was 24 of 36 for 334 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a 20-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Jan. 3.


Falcons | Julio Jones caps outstanding year
Sun, 03 Jan 2016 15:37:27 -0800

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones caught nine passes for 149 yards Sunday, Jan. 3, in a 20-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Jones moved to second place in the NFL single-season records for receiving yards and catches with 136 for 1,871 yards.


Falcons | Julio Jones injures ankle
Sun, 03 Jan 2016 11:45:01 -0800

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (ankle) suffered an ankle injury during the team's Week 17 game and is considered questionable to return.


Falcons | Ricardo Allen out of the game
Sun, 03 Jan 2016 10:41:57 -0800

Atlanta Falcons CB Ricardo Allen (head) left the team's Week 17 game early and is being evaluated for a head injury.


Falcons | Week 17 inactives for Falcons
Sun, 03 Jan 2016 08:52:51 -0800

The Atlanta Falcons have declared OG Ben Garland, OT Bryce Harris, TE D.J. Tialavea, DL Malliciah Goodman, S Robenson Therezie, RB Tevin Coleman, LB Tyler Starr inactive for Week 17.


Falcons | Friday practice report for Week 17
Fri, 01 Jan 2016 12:33:38 -0800

Atlanta Falcons CB Phillip Adams (hamstring), OG Chris Chester (shoulder), LB Justin Durant (hip), WR Devin Hester (toe), DT Grady Jarrett (shoulder), WR Eric Weems (concussion), CB Robert Alford (ankle) and LB Paul Worrilow (knee) are probable for the Week 17 game against the New Orleans Saints. Adams, Chester, Durant and Jarrett were limited in practice Friday, Jan. 1. Alford, Hester, Weems and Worrilow practiced in full Friday.


Falcons | Tevin Coleman ruled out for Week 17
Fri, 01 Jan 2016 12:25:00 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (concussion) did not practice Friday, Jan. 1, and he has been ruled out for the Week 17 game against the New Orleans Saints.


Falcons | Roddy White probable for Week 17
Fri, 01 Jan 2016 12:18:05 -0800

Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle) was a full participant in practice Friday, Jan. 1, and is listed as probable for the Week 17 game against the New Orleans Saints.


Falcons | Matt Ryan probable for Week 17
Fri, 01 Jan 2016 12:12:22 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (hip) was a full participant in practice Friday, Jan. 1, and is listed as probable for the Week 17 game against the New Orleans Saints.


Falcons | Devonta Freeman probable for Week 17
Fri, 01 Jan 2016 12:06:05 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Jan. 1, and is listed as probable for the Week 17 game against the New Orleans Saints.


Falcons | Thursday practice report for Week 17
Thu, 31 Dec 2015 12:43:19 -0800

Atlanta Falcons CB Phillip Adams (hamstring), OG Chris Chester (shoulder), LB Justin Durant (hip), WR Devin Hester (toe), DT Grady Jarrett (shoulder) and WR Eric Weems (concussion) were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 31. CB Robert Alford (ankle) and LB Paul Worrilow (knee) participated fully.


Falcons | Matt Ryan has full practice
Thu, 31 Dec 2015 12:37:51 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (hip) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 31.


Falcons | Tevin Coleman misses practice
Thu, 31 Dec 2015 12:32:05 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (concussion) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 31.


Falcons | Devonta Freeman, Roddy White limited
Thu, 31 Dec 2015 12:23:00 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee) and WR Roddy White (ankle) were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 31.


Falcons | Watch out for Devonta Freeman
Wed, 30 Dec 2015 22:48:50 -0800

In Week 17, Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman will face a New Orleans Saints rush defense which has allowed 132.3 yards per game with 12 rushing touchdowns and 17 runs of 20 or more yards, tied for worst in the NFL.


Falcons | Julio Jones faces tremendous matchup
Wed, 30 Dec 2015 22:48:19 -0800

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones will meet the New Orleans Saints in Week 17, a team which has given up 281.1 yards per game through the air with 59 pass plays of 20 or more yards, and an NFL-high 16 pass plays of 40 or more yards.


Falcons | Matt Ryan looks to finish strong
Wed, 30 Dec 2015 22:47:48 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan will face a New Orleans Saints pass defense in Week 17 which has allowed 281.1 passing yards per game with an NFL-high 43 touchdowns and 59 pass plays of 20 or more yards. The Saints have also been dinged for a league-high 16 pass plays of 40 or more yards.


Falcons | Wednesday injury report for Week 17
Wed, 30 Dec 2015 14:54:27 -0800

Atlanta Falcons CB Phillip Adams (hamstring), OG Chris Chester (shoulder) and WR Eric Weems (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 30. CB Robert Alford (ankle), LB Justin Durant (hip), WR Devin Hester (toe), DT Grady Jarrett (shoulder) and LB Paul Worrilow (knee) were limited during practice.


Falcons | Matt Ryan takes part in practice
Wed, 30 Dec 2015 14:43:12 -0800

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (hip) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 30.


Falcons | Devonta Freeman limited
Wed, 30 Dec 2015 14:36:05 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 30.


Falcons | Roddy White wants to stay
Wed, 30 Dec 2015 14:35:08 -0800

Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White said he would like to remain with the Falcons as long as he is under contract, despite the fact that his role has diminished under new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan this year. White is signed through the 2017 season and remains the franchise's all-time leading receiver with 807 catches for 10,853 yards and 63 touchdowns. He has only 42 catches for 496 yards and one score this year, however.


Falcons | Tevin Coleman misses practice
Wed, 30 Dec 2015 14:34:36 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 30.


Atlanta Falcons

Adams Phillip CB
Alford Robert CB
Allen Ricardo CB
Armstrong Keith AC
Babineaux Jonathan DL
Beasley Vic LB
Biermann Kroy DL
Blank Arthur TO
Bolinger Russ TO
Bosher Matt P
Brown Gerald AC
Bryant Matt PK
Chester Chris OG
Clayborn Adrian DL
Coleman Tevin RB
Collier Joel TO
Collins Jalen CB
Cox Bryan AC
Davis D.J. WR
Devaney Bill TO
Dickson Xzavier LB
DiMarco Patrick FB
Dimitroff Thomas GM
Emery Phil TO
Fish Jeff AC
Floyd Terell S
Freeman Devonta RB
Gannon Jon AC
Gardner Beau TE
Garland Ben OG
Godfrey Charles FS
Goodman Malliciah DL
Goodwin C.J. WR
Gradkowski Gino C
Graham Shayne PK
Grant Curtis LB
Hagans Maurice FB
Hageman Ra'Shede DL
Hardy Justin WR
Harman Wade AC
Harris Bryce OT
Harris Josh X. LS
Henderson Jerome AC
Hester Devin WR
Howard Travis CB
Huffler Matt OT
Hughan Bill AC
Ishmael Kemal FS
Jackson Tyson DL
Jarrett Grady DT
Johnson Billy AC
Johnson Gus RB
Jones Julio WR
King Akeem CB
Konz Peter C
Leslie Jordan WR
Levitre Andy OG
Long Jake OT
Mallory Doug AC
Manuel Marquand AC
Matthews Jake OT
Mbu Joey DT
McKay Rich TO
Moch Dontay DL
Moeaki Tony TE
Mooney Collin FB
Morgan Chris AC
Morris Raheem AC
Nix Derrick AC
Parks Terrance CB
Parms Damien S
Person Mike OG
Pioli Scott TO
Quinn Dan HC
Rahrig Collin C
Reed Brooks LB
Renfree Sean QB
Rowen Keith AC
Ryan Matt QB
Scarnecchia Steve AC
Scelfo Chris AC
Schofield O'Brien LB
Schraeder Ryan OT
Shanahan Kyle OC
Shuler Mickey TE
Simms Matt QB
Smith Richard DC
Soliai Paul DL
Starr Tyler LB
Stone James C
Stupar Nathan LB
Summers Mike AC
Tamme Jacob TE
Therezie Robenson S
Thomas Glenn AC
Tialavea D.J. TE
Toilolo Levine TE
Trufant Desmond CB
Turner Bobby AC
Ulbrich Jeff AC
Vital Lionel TO
Ward Terron RB
Webster Ruston TO
Weems Eric WR
Wheeler Philip LB
White Roddy WR
Williams Nick WR
Wolthausen Kevin AC
Worrilow Paul LB