Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 12:29 PM - Permalink
Rookie contracts are getting done and DeAngelo Williams has restructured his contract with the Carolina Panthers.That means it’s time for an update on where each NFC South team stands in relation to the salary cap.The Atlanta Falcons are $2.18 million under the salary cap. But they’ll...
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 4:43 PM - Permalink
Time for an afternoon run through some news and notes from around the division:ATLANTA FALCONSDaniel Cox puts Jessie Tuggle at No. 1 on his list of the hardest hitters in franchise history. You can’t even argue that one. But I especially like the fact that running back William Andrews made...
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 12:14 PM - Permalink
Through the NFL draft and the early stages of free agency, most of the NFC South teams have done a nice job addressing their major needs.But there is always room for improvement. With that in mind, I’m going to start a series in which I’ll take a look at the weakest link for each NFC...
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 9:12 AM - Permalink
Let's take a morning jog through the headlines from around the NFC South:ATLANTA FALCONSThe team signed cornerback Saeed Lee, who made a good impression in the recent rookie camp. The Falcons also signed former Alabama kicker Jeremy Shelley.CAROLINA PANTHERSLinebacker Jon Beason, who had three...
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 7:37 AM - Permalink
Allen and I take part in another two-part episode in which we go week by week, breaking down the Falcons 2013 schedule. We look at favorable matchups that the Falcons can exploit along with our thoughts on how good the Falcons 2013 opponents will be this upcoming fall. In the first part, we look at...0 Share
Monday, May 13, 2013 at 4:30 PM - Permalink
Lots of odds and ends around the division on this Monday. Let's take a look:ATLANTA FALCONSMarc Sessler ranks the Falcons and Saints as the fifth-best rivalry in the NFL. I think you could rank it a little higher. With both teams being good in recent years, this rivalry has escalated. The teams...
Monday, May 13, 2013 at 8:00 AM - Permalink
I’m not sure if this is my final takeaway from the Falcons 2013 draft, but I the more I look at it, the more I like it. At least if judging on this lone criteria, that being that the Falcons targeted athletes. My main takeaway from the Falcons loss against the 49ers this past January [...]...0 Share
Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 11:02 AM - Permalink
Time for a Sunday look at what’s going on around the division:ATLANTA FALCONSDaniel Cox writes that receiver Julio Jones has had strong performances against the other NFC South teams in his first two seasons. NFC South defensive backfields haven’t been anywhere close to stellar of late...
Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 11:10 AM - Permalink
On this episode, Allen and I recap the 2013 Draft. We detail what we liked and didn’t like about the Falcons picks, as well as looking around the league at other teams’ picks. You’ll also hear Allen’s insights and recap of his experience at Radio City Music Hall on the...0 Share
Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 8:01 AM - Permalink
The Falcons announced on Thursday that undrafted kicker Casey Barth and cornerback Momo Thomas had been cut by the team. It was also reported by sources that the team had signed former Alabama kicker Jeremy Shelley on Friday. Barth and Thomas were a pair of the 24 undrafted free agents the team...0 Share
Friday, May 10, 2013 at 4:13 PM - Permalink
Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff did it again, trading up in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft to grab his man. Is cornerback Desmond Trufant the Falcons' missing piece?...
Friday, May 10, 2013 at 4:04 PM - Permalink
The nominations for the various teams’ Mt. Rushmores are driving more interest in the process than we ever thought they would. Hopefully, when we start the voting for each team’s final four sculpted stone heads and when we unveil the lists on Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network, the...
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Friday, May 10, 2013 at 3:57 PM - Permalink
Pass rusher John Abraham is one of the premier free agents left on the market, but have playing-time demands kept him from signing with the Tennessee Titans?...
Friday, May 10, 2013 at 2:41 PM - Permalink
While there has been no reason to disregard the recent report that the Titans could be signing defensive end John Abraham “this week,” a source close to a calendar advises PFT that “this week” is ending soon. Regardless of whether Abraham signs with the Titans now,...
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Friday, May 10, 2013 at 2:40 PM - Permalink
Time for a look at some team-by-team highlights from Friday’s NFC South chat:ATLANTA FALCONSJack (Atlanta, Ga.): Who's do you think would be the best free agent fit for Atlanta right now?Pat Yasinskas: I'll go the popular route and say Richard Seymour. But probably not until after...
Friday, May 10, 2013 at 11:01 AM - Permalink
When it comes to left tackles, the NFC South is taking things lightly.It’s likely three of the division’s four teams will start some of the lightest left tackles in the league. The New Orleans Saints are still determining who will start at left tackle, but the winner of that competition...
Friday, May 10, 2013 at 9:08 AM - Permalink
Let’s take a morning jog through the headlines from around the NFC South:ATLANTA FALCONSAlthough some teams have started signing their draft picks, I don’t expect the Falcons to move too quickly in this department. D. Orlando Ledbetter writes that the Falcons’ rookie pool will...
Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 10:40 PM - Permalink
The draft is fading into the rear-view mirror, which means that the new NFL front offices are finalizing their staffs. In Kansas City, new Chiefs G.M. John Dorsey has hired Marvin Allen to serve as the director of college scouting. Allen, who most recently served as a National Scout with the...
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Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 5:01 PM - Permalink
Time for a run through some odds and ends from around the division:ATLANTA FALCONSThe team waived kicker Casey Barth and cornerback Momo Thomas, a pair of undrafted free agents.CAROLINA PANTHERSA lot of people are asking why kicker John Kasay wasn’t immediately put into the Panthers’...
Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 4:30 PM - Permalink
Interest in free-agent linebacker Karlos Dansby is heating up.It turns out the Buffalo Bills are not the only AFC East team pursuing the former Miami Dolphins' starter. According to Dansby, the New York Jets are also a team interested in his services.Dansby, in an interview with Arizona sports...
Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 1:20 PM - Permalink
Veteran linebacker Karlos Dansby was back in familiar surroundings on Wednesday when he paid a visit to the Cardinals as part of his quest for a job after getting released by the Dolphins. Dansby told John Gambadoro of KTAR that he had a “good meeting” with Arizona, but that no contract...
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Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 1:00 PM - Permalink
It’s trendy and fun to debate which NFC South team has the best offense.Is it Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints or Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons? Heck, you can even look at all the offensive talent Carolina and Tampa Bay have and throw the Panthers and Buccaneers into the...
Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 11:12 AM - Permalink
All four NFC South general managers like to talk about the importance of building through the draft and they mean it.But the reality is that there is only one NFC South team that ranks among the league leaders when it comes to building through the draft.The Atlanta Falcons currently have 40 of...
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 11:03 PM - Permalink
The Washington Redskins quarterback wore the cleats against the Falcons in Week 5 last October...
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 7:17 PM - Permalink
Let's take a look at some odds and ends from around the division:ATLANTA FALCONSJohn Manasso throws out the possibility of defensive end Kroy Biermann getting some playing time at outside linebacker, particularly when the Falcons use a 3-4 set. The coaching staff hasn’t mentioned anything...