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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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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 6:15 PM - Permalink
South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, considered the top prospect in this year’s NFL draft, is scheduled to visit the Atlanta Falcons next week, according to a league source.Clowney said during his Pro Day that he was in the process of coordinating a meeting with the Falcons. His...
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 2:50 PM - Permalink
The Atlanta Falcons obviously are impressed with at least one small-school running back.Towson University's Terrance West, a player the Falcons reportedly worked out privately, is scheduled to visit the team next Wednesday, according to a league source.The 5-foot-9, 225-pound West opened eyes...
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 1:49 PM - Permalink
Michael Sam isn’t going to be a first-round pick next month, but his expected selection in the later rounds of the draft will be noteworthy all the same. Sam’s public acknowledgement that he’s homosexual earlier this year leaves him poised to become the NFL’s first openly...
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 1:24 PM - Permalink
The Houston Texans get their superstar and their quarterback in Bucky Brooks' two-round mock draft, selecting Jadeveon Clowney at No. 1 overall and AJ McCarron atop Round 2 of the 2014 draft...
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 1:22 PM - Permalink
NFL Media analyst Charles Davis says the Atlanta Falcons are among the teams that should be looking to trade up in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft...
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM - Permalink
ESPN.com Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure says Jake Matthews is one name that keeps popping up as Atlanta enters the stretch run in preparation for the NFL draft...
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 8:36 AM - Permalink
Don't be surprised if Auburn tackle Greg Robinson's name surfaces in relation to workouts or visits conducted by the Atlanta Falcons over the next week or so.The Falcons definitely could target an offensive tackle if they keep the sixth overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft. And...
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 7:30 PM - Permalink
The Falcons waived defensive back Saeed Lee and tight end Adam Nissley on Tuesday, the club said. Lee and Nissley spent the 2013 season on injured reserve. The 23-year-old Lee signed with the Falcons last May after going undrafted out of Alabama State. He reportedly suffered a leg injury in...
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 5:55 PM - Permalink
The Atlanta Falcons waived cornerback Saeed Lee and tight end Adam Nissley on Tuesday. Neither player was a significant contributor.Lee (5-11, 160) signed with the Falcons last May after participating in the team's rookie minicamp. He played collegiately at Alabama State.Nissley (6-6, 267) was...
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 2:57 PM - Permalink
It’s been for some time that I’ve held the belief that NFL teams are foolish to use draft picks on fullbacks. That’s largely because it’s a dying position in the NFL and teams are better served trying to draft a player that has a much greater chance of adding value to the...
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 12:51 PM - Permalink
As first reported eleven days ago, the Atlanta Falcons will be conducting their local pro day today at the team’s facilities in Flowery Branch, Georgia. The local pro day is there for players with connections to nearby high schools and colleges to get a look from a nearby NFL team. It...
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 12:18 PM - Permalink
Two-day visit...
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 12:00 PM - Permalink
A familiar name popped up among the top-paid sports figures in the world, as computed by ESPN The Magazine.Yes, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan stands tied for ninth on the list with earnings of $30 million in 2013. Ryan is right alongside Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco ($30 million)...
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 11:22 AM - Permalink
Texas A&M offensive tackle meets with NFC South club...
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 10:52 AM - Permalink
For a guy who’ll be a sure first-rounder, with NFL pedigree, Jake Matthews has gotten less attention than Texas A&M teammates Johnny Manziel and Mike Evans. But he’s getting plenty of attention from teams picking in the top 10. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Matthews...
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 9:59 AM - Permalink
East Carolina tight end auditioning for NFC South club...
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Permalink
The possibility still exists for the Atlanta Falcons to trade up or down in this year's NFL draft, as general manager Thomas Dimitroff has reiterated throughout the offseason.But if the Falcons keep the sixth overall pick, they should find an impact player. The last time they owned the No. 6...
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Monday, April 14, 2014 at 5:00 PM - Permalink
Eventually, the Atlanta Falcons will have to addresss their depth at linebacker, considering how injuries affected the position throughout the 2013 season.The Falcons seem destined to draft a linebacker or two with 10 picks in this year's draft. The question is, how high will they be willing to...
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Monday, April 14, 2014 at 2:41 PM - Permalink
Anthony Barr hasn’t been playing linebacker very long, but his work at the position has still caught the eye of NFL scouts. Barr’s abilities off the edge led to 41.5 tackles for loss and 24.5 sacks at UCLA over the last two seasons and many expect him to be a first-round pick in a...
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