Atlanta Falcons
Monday, April 21, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Permalink
As indicated last week, looming questions surround the Atlanta Falcons and their potential to make a trade in this year’s draft. Most of those questions center around the team’s rumored desire to move up at the top of the first round. But there is also a good possibility that the...
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Monday, April 21, 2014 at 6:00 AM - Permalink
Most of the attention this week involving the Atlanta Falcons is sure to revolve around the list of pre-draft visitors, which includes defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, outside linebacker Khalil Mack, and offensive tackle Jake Matthews.But there is another matter to attend to in Flowery Branch, Ga.:...
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Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 4:50 PM - Permalink
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Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 12:41 PM - Permalink
On this fine Easter Sunday, let’s recap some of the news and stories surrounding the Atlanta Falcons over the past week: The subject of fifth-year options for 2011 first-round picks became a popular subject this week. The Falcons have yet to exercise their option on wide receiver Julio Jones,...
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Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 11:28 AM - Permalink
Tight end meets with NFC South clubs...
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Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 10:44 AM - Permalink
This past week was a big one for the Falcons as they conducted their local pro day where draft prospects from Georgia high schools and colleges got a chance to showcase their stuff in front of the team on Tuesday, April 15. We originally reported a number of players that were expected to show up,...
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Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 9:51 AM - Permalink
Midnight Hawk, a three-year-old colt co-owned by Falcons offensive line coach Mike Tice, is the heavy favorite to capture Saturday’s $500,000 Illinois Derby at Hawthorne Race Course in Cicero. Midnight Hawk has been installed as the 4-5 favorite on the track’s morning line, which is an...
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Friday, April 18, 2014 at 1:36 PM - Permalink
Wide receiver has worked out for Falcons...
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Friday, April 18, 2014 at 11:36 AM - Permalink
The Falcons own the sixth pick in next month’s draft and they have sent some pretty clear signals about what direction they’d like to go with their top selection. They’ve been meeting with the top offensive tackles and defensive front seven players as they try to formulate their...
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Friday, April 18, 2014 at 11:31 AM - Permalink
The ability to get after the quarterback is prized by every team in the league, so it probably shouldn’t come as much surprise that Boise State defensive end/linebacker Demarcus Lawrence is taking a lot of visits ahead of next month’s draft. Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that Lawrence is...
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Friday, April 18, 2014 at 7:00 AM - Permalink
The Atlanta Falcons haven't officially exercised the fifth-year option on wide receiver Julio Jones yet, but such a decision could be made soon.Teams have until May 3 to decide whether or not to follow through on the fifth-year option, which is guaranteed for injury only until the final day of...
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Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 9:32 PM - Permalink
With NFL teams commencing the process of exercising fifth-year options on 2011 first-round picks, the real question becomes which players won’t have the option exercised. So here’s a look at the candidates for getting the Spalding Smails treatment. Broncos linebacker Von Miller: ...
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Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 7:58 PM - Permalink
As the 2014 NFL Draft approaches, we’re keeping tabs on prospect visits, workouts and meetings conducted by all 32 NFL teams. And to that end, we’ve compiled a working list of prospects linked to clubs that we’ll update until the draft begins on Thursday, May 8. With every team...
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Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 5:33 PM - Permalink
The following is an unofficial list of conducted or planned predraft meetings, visits and workouts as reported by various teams and media outlets. The list will be updated up until the draft, which will be conducted from May 8-10 in New York. Workouts are designated by a “W,” while...
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Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 3:59 PM - Permalink
The Falcons went into this offseason hoping to put together a defense that makes more impactful plays than the 2013 version and they’re devoting a good chunk of next week to meetings with players that might help them do that. We’ve already seen reports that South Carolina defensive end...
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Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 3:28 PM - Permalink
Add another top name to the list of draft prospects the Atlanta Falcons plan to bring to town.Outside linebacker Khalil Mack from Buffalo is scheduled to visit the Falcons next week, according to a league source. Mack is considered a top-5 pick, and at least one draft expert touted him as the top...
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Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 2:34 PM - Permalink
Fullback has worked out for Falcons...
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Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 1:10 PM - Permalink
Hosting Clowney, Barr; will visit Robinson at Auburn...
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Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 12:15 PM - Permalink
The fun behind mock drafts is opinions can change on a daily basis.Such has been the case this year with mixed opinions about the quarterback class as well as the top pass-rushers.Everyone, however, seems to agree South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is the most physically gifted and...
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Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 11:05 AM - Permalink
Depending on who drafts him, Anthony Barr figures to play multiple roles. So it makes sense that a defense that won’t commit to any one style is looking closely at the UCLA linebacker. According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Barr will visit the Falcons next...
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Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 8:30 AM - Permalink
Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank wasn’t just trying to appeal to the gathered crowd when he talked about veteran defensive end Osi Umenyiora being born with a soccer ball in his crib.As Blank stood at the podium Wednesday to introduce his new Major League Soccer team to Atlanta, he made the...
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Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 8:05 AM - Permalink
Back in February, Jadeveon Clowney said that he would love it if the Falcons traded up from the sixth pick to select him in May’s draft. He’ll have the chance to make the case in person next week. Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports that Clowney will visit with the Falcons as...
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Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 8:03 AM - Permalink
As it stands, the Falcons have the sixth pick in the draft, though at this point, everyone is conditioned to expect them to move up. Their need for impact is such on both lines, that they’re making sure they know the top players on the board, just in case. According to Alex Marvez of...
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Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Permalink
What if the Atlanta Falcons decided to devote the bulk of their early-round 2014 NFL Draft picks to improving and solidifying the offense rather than the defense? I should have prefaced that question by stating this is more of a thought exercise than any sort of formal proposal. But one reason why...
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 6:37 PM - Permalink
There has been much said about running backs having a tough go of it in free agency, and in case we had forgotten, we were reminded with Chris Johnson taking more than a week to find a new team. Johnson, who was PFT’s No. 34-ranked free agent, signed a two-year, $8 million deal with...
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