Atlanta Falcons
Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 9:59 PM - Permalink
The Atlanta Falcons preseason record ends at 2-2 with a 24-14 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on the road. The Falcons played mainly their reserves on offense, while the defensive starters did make an appearance for the first two series. The first half was a strong one for the team, which saw the...
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Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 9:20 PM - Permalink
T.J. Yates made the Atlanta Falcons' backup quarterback spot that much more interesting.Yates, who struggled miserably in his previous preseason outings, played like a savvy veteran in Thursday night's 24-14 preseason win at the Jacksonville Jaguars. While starting for a resting Matt Ryan...
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Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 9:09 PM - Permalink
Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith is waiting to select a backup quarterback.Click to Continue »...
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Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 4:20 PM - Permalink
With Tony Gonzalez gone, the stars are aligned for Atlanta's Julio Jones to have a huge year. Will a new emphasis on tougher line play help the Falcons bounce back from an embarrassing 2013?...
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Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 2:50 PM - Permalink
Atlanta Falcons rookie outside linebacker Jacques Smith, who was ejected from the third exhibition game against the Tennessee Titans, was fined $8,268 for his actions, according to a league source.Smith, who signed as an undrafted free agent out of Tennessee, got into it with Titans rookie...
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Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 12:51 PM - Permalink
Seahawks' Kearse, Falcons' Toilolo, Bengals' Sanu worth snagging late in drafts.       ...
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Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 12:00 PM - Permalink
The Atlanta Falcons (1-2) play their fourth and final preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-2) Thursday night at Everbank Field.Here are a few things to watch:1. The right tackle: The Falcons are set at left tackle with rookie Jake Matthews sliding over from the right side. Now...
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Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 12:00 PM - Permalink
The deadline for when teams are set to establish their 53-man rosters is set for Saturday, August 30 at 6 p.m. Eastern time. The Atlanta Falcons typically are a team that will make several cuts a day earlier, so this might be my last chance to get a final projection up. Tonight, the Falcons will...
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Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 11:53 AM - Permalink
The Falcons had an impressive run of consistent regular season success. Then they even won a playoff game. But last year, a rash of injuries exposed some weaknesses in the roster, and the bottom fell out, in a big way, with a 4-12 record after five straight winning seasons. But with the return to...
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Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 11:00 AM - Permalink
Earlier this month, the NFL announced new rules for the eligibility of players to make various practice squads that all 32 teams keep. Teams will have to establish their practice squads this upcoming Sunday after the Saturday deadline in which final cuts are made and teams establish their final...
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Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 9:45 AM - Permalink
Earlier, I examined the Atlanta Falcons remaining position battles on the offensive side of the ball, let’s switch gears to the defense. Unlike the offense, the Falcons have fewer roster spots at stake on defense. While the defensive depth chart may still remain fluid, many of the defensive...
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Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Permalink
The Atlanta Falcons will play their fourth and final preseason game tonight against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The final preseason game typically marks crunch-time for many of the young players competing for a chance to stick on the final 53-man roster. Starters will be held out, and the Falcons...
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Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 8:35 AM - Permalink
It's clear Ryan Schraeder has a lot of fight in him. That was evident when the Atlanta Falcons offensive tackle put a punch combination on teammate Jacques Smith during training camp.The quickness of hands the 6-foot-7-inch, 300-pound Schraeder displayed that day was no accident. He worked on...
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Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 4:00 AM - Permalink
With a solid passing performance, T.J. Yates laid claim to the Falcons' backup quarterback position.Click to Continue »...
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 7:04 PM - Permalink
Unless you have lived under a rock for the last decade, I will assume you either play fantasy football or are at the very least familiar with it. I would also assume that if you are an Atlanta Falcons fan you enjoy drafting one, if not more Falcons on your fantasy squad every year. However...
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 4:44 PM - Permalink
Falcons, Jaguars trying to settle offensive line position battles in preseason finale       ...
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 2:30 PM - Permalink
A five-game stretch on the schedule before the Atlanta Falcons' Oct. 26 trip to London to face the Lions could reveal a lot about which way the team is headed. It starts with a Thursday night game against the improved Buccaneers at the Georgia Dome. Then the Falcons have three road games -- at...
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 9:51 AM - Permalink
In an ordinary workplace, a boss who screams obscenities into the faces of his underlings would not be tolerated. One of the lessons that HBO’s Hard Knocks has taught us through the years is that an NFL team is not an ordinary workplace. On Tuesday night’s episode, Falcons special teams...
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 8:15 AM - Permalink
If you based Ra'Shede Hageman's progress on some of the scenes in HBO's "Hard Knocks," you might think the Atlanta Falcons' rookie was on the roster bubble.In reality, defensive line coach Bryan Cox sees the potential in the second-round pick from Minnesota, which is why Cox...
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Permalink
This week, I’m recapping the fourth and penultimate episode of Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the Atlanta Falcons. Here are the main things you may have missed if you didn’t catch the episode as well as some of the show’s highlights: Falcons special teams coordinator Keith...
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 12:05 AM - Permalink
The second-to-last episode of HBO's "Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons" featured a coach going on a classic, profanity-laced tirade in the meeting room.And guess what? It wasn't defensive line coach Bryan Cox this time.Special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong displayed...
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 7:45 PM - Permalink
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- All three of the Atlanta Falcons' candidates for the nickelback role were on the field for special teams at the start of Tuesday's practice.The battle between Robert McClain, Javier Arenas, and Josh Wilson remains unsettled, according to coach Mike Smith. But McClain,...
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 6:35 PM - Permalink
For the first time, all Falcons season-ticket holders will be eligible to get a cheerleader visit at their seat, among other opportunities...
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 4:25 PM - Permalink
Falcons looking for starting right tackle, nickel back, plus backup QB, in last preseason game       ...
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