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  Falcons | Friday injury report for Falcons    Fri Dec 9, 06:40 PM

Atlanta Falcons DE Adrian Clayborn (knee) has been ruled out for Week 14. OT Jake Matthews (knee) and SS Robenson Therezie (ankle) are listed as questionable. Clayborn and Therezie did not participate in practice, while Matthews was limited during practice. OT Tom Compton (knee) and DE Dwight Freeney (non-injury) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones misses practice    Fri Dec 9, 06:31 PM

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 9, and is listed as questionable for Week 14.

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  Falcons | Mohamed Sanu a no-go for Week 14    Fri Dec 9, 02:53 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (groin) has been ruled out for Week 14 against the Los Angeles Rams.

Footballguys view: Taylor Gabriel becomes a more attractive option with a higher floor to go along with his high ceiling now that Sanu is out and Julio Jones is questionable.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones to be game-time decision    Fri Dec 9, 02:32 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) is listed as questionable on the Week 14 injury report and will be a game-time decision against the Los Angeles Rams. Head coach Dan Quinn reportedly expects Jones will play.

Footballguys view: You have to have a hedge in place from the afternoon or late games if you are planning on playing Jones in the playoffs this week. Taylor Gabriel, Kenny Britt, Robby Anderson, and Tyler Lockett are among the more attractive wide receiver options from that pool who could be on your waiver wire.

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  Falcons | Nick Williams promoted    Fri Dec 9, 11:42 AM

Atlanta Falcons WR Nick Williams was promoted to the 53-man roster Friday, Dec. 9.

Footballguys view: Mohamed Sanu is likely out and Julio Jones could be this weekend at Los Angeles. Have a late/night game hedge in place if you are planning on starting Julio.

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  Falcons | Thursday practice report for Atlanta    Thu Dec 8, 10:10 PM

Atlanta Falcons DE Adrian Clayborn (knee) and OT Jake Matthews (knee) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 8. OT Tom Compton (knee) and LB Dwight Freeney (non-injury) were full participants.

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Dwight Freeney player page
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  Falcons | Mohamed Sanu to miss practice    Thu Dec 8, 01:29 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (groin) will not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 8.

Footballguys view: Taylor Gabriel seems to have hopped Sanu in the pecking order, but they could hamper each other's production as Matt Ryan splits targets. Gabriel is a WR6 right now in our rankings, while Sanu hovers closer to WR7 status. If he doesn't play, bump Gabriel up a notch.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones will not practice    Thu Dec 8, 01:13 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) will not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 8, but will work on the side.

Footballguys view: We suspect he'll be fine and a solid WR1 start, but keep it locked here in case anything changes.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones provides optimism    Thu Dec 8, 10:27 AM

Updating previous reports, Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) has the team optimistic about his status for Week 14.

Footballguys view: We think he'll be fine and already have him projected as a great WR1 this week.

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  Falcons | Mohamed Sanu's status in question    Thu Dec 8, 10:26 AM

Updating previous reports, Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (groin) is in question to play in Week 14.

Footballguys view: Taylor Gabriel should continue to get more targets whether Sanu is healthy or not. If Sanu is out, we think Gabriel will be a solid WR3 against the Rams this week. The Rams defense isn't great but isn't awful. There should be plenty of work to go around for Atlanta.

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  Falcons | Robert Alford signs extension    Thu Dec 8, 09:46 AM

Atlanta Falcons CB Robert Alford signed a four-year, $38 million extension with the team Thursday, Dec. 8. The deal includes $21 million guaranteed.

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  Falcons | Robert Alford signs extension    Thu Dec 8, 09:44 AM

Atlanta Falcons CB Robert Alford signed a lucrative, multi-year extension with the team Thursday, Dec. 8. Terms haven't been disclosed.

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  Falcons | Atlanta's Wednesday injury report    Wed Dec 7, 04:41 PM

Atlanta Falcons DE Adrian Clayborn (knee), DE Dwight Freeney (non-injury) and OT Jake Matthews (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 7. OT Tom Compton (knee) was limited.

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Dwight Freeney player page
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  Falcons | Mohamed Sanu absent Wednesday    Wed Dec 7, 04:36 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (groin) missed practice Wednesday, Dec.7.

Footballguys view: With Sanu and Julio Jones a little banged up, the Falcons are going to take it easy on these guys during the week of practice. If Sanu plays against the Rams, he's no more than a WR5/deep flex play for fantasy owners.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones to sit Wednesday    Wed Dec 7, 08:19 AM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) is expected to sit out of practice Wednesday, Dec. 7, but should practice Thursday, Dec. 8.

Footballguys view: Just a day of rest here. Jones is banged up, but he can miss practice for most of the week and still shine on Sunday.

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  Falcons | Jake Matthews has knee sprain    Mon Dec 5, 03:31 PM

Atlanta Falcons OT Jake Matthews (knee) suffered a sprained knee in Week 13, but he could still practice Thursday, Dec. 8.

Footballguys view: The team is hopeful he can practice on Thursday, but it's Friday's practice which will determine his status. If Matthews can't play in Week 14, then Tom Compton will fill in.

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  Falcons | Mohamed Sanu has groin injury    Mon Dec 5, 03:27 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (groin) suffered a groin injury in Week 13, but he could still practice Thursday, Dec. 8.

Footballguys view: He was injured late in the game against the Chiefs. The Falcons will be cautious with Sanu as he deals with this injury...especially with Julio Jones battling a turf toe.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones has turf toe    Mon Dec 5, 03:21 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) is dealing with turf toe, according to head coach Dan Quinn. The injury is not believed to be long-term.

Footballguys view: Turf toe is an extremely painful injury to deal with...or try to play through. We should see Jones limited in practice all this week. At this time, Quinn expects Jones to play in Week 14 but it's too soon to know for sure.

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Julio Jones player page


  Falcons | Mohamed Sanu quiet in Week 13    Sun Dec 4, 06:17 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu caught two passes for 26 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 13.

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  Falcons | Taylor Gabriel catches five passes     Sun Dec 4, 06:13 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel caught five passes for 44 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 13.

Footballguys view: Gabriel almost scored on a play that was called back by penalty, and he looked as quick and explosive as ever on his touches. With Julio Jones banged up, Gabriel could be an important player against the Rams next week.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones posts 113 yards    Sun Dec 4, 06:08 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones caught seven passes for 113 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 13.

Footballguys view: Jones was strong early but got banged up as the game went on, missing some key snaps. He said he was "ok" and "good to go" after the game, but it's clear he's not 100%. Jones still has to be in our lineups against the Rams next week, but there's risk.

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  Falcons | Tevin Coleman has some success    Sun Dec 4, 06:02 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman rushed for 49 yards on 12 carries against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 13.

Footballguys view: Coleman looked better than last week, but he wasn't involved as a receiver and didn't get the frequent goal line opportunities that have helped his weekly outlook. He'll be a what the heck flex against the Rams next week.

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  Falcons | Devonta Freeman scores twice    Sun Dec 4, 05:55 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman rushed for 56 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 13. He also caught four passes for 49 yards during the game.

Footballguys view: Freeman was clearly ahead of Tevin Coleman, with decisively more touches as a runner and receiver combined. He was effective in goal to go situations and should remain a low RB1 against the Rams next week even with Coleman back to full strength.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan throws for nearly 300 yards    Sun Dec 4, 05:54 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan went 22-for-34 for 297 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 13. He also rushed for 23 yards on three carries during the game.

Footballguys view: Ryan was under his season average as Devonta Freeman collected two scores on the ground, but the quarterback was solid except on two picks that Eric Berry saw all the way. Berry returned the interceptions for a touchdown and the decisive two-point conversion. Ryan should be a solid QB1 against the Rams next week.

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  Falcons | Jake Matthews downgraded to out    Sun Dec 4, 03:37 PM

Atlanta Falcons OL Jake Matthews (knee) has been ruled out of the game Sunday, Dec. 4, against the Kansas City Chiefs due to a knee injury.

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  Falcons | Jake Matthews injured in Week 13    Sun Dec 4, 02:15 PM

Atlanta Falcons OT Jake Matthews (knee) suffered a knee injury in Week 13 and is considered questionable to return.

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  Falcons | Atlanta's Week 13 inactives    Sun Dec 4, 11:44 AM

The Atlanta Falcons have declared DL Adrian Clayborn, CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB Deji Olatoye, S Sharrod Neasman, RB Terron Ward, OG Trevor Robinson, OG Wes Schweitzer inactive for Week 13.

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Terron Ward player page


  Falcons | Atlanta's Friday injury report    Fri Dec 2, 08:04 PM

Atlanta Falcons DE Adrian Clayborn (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 2, and has been ruled out for Week 13. LB Paul Worrilow (illness) missed practice and is listed as questionable. P Matt Bosher (hamstring) and DE Dwight Freeney (non-injury) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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Adrian Clayborn player page
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Paul Worrilow player page


  Falcons | Thursday practice report for Atlanta    Thu Dec 1, 08:17 PM

Atlanta Falcons DE Adrian Clayborn (knee) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 1. P Matt Bosher (hamstring) was a limited participant, and LB Dwight Freeney (non-injury) was a full participant.

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Adrian Clayborn player page
Matt Bosher player page


  Falcons | Atlanta's Thursday practice report    Thu Dec 1, 04:53 PM

Atlanta Falcons P Matt Bosher (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 1. DE Dwight Freeney (non-injury) participated fully.

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  Falcons | Atlanta's Wednesday practice report    Wed Nov 30, 07:00 PM

Atlanta Falcons DE Dwight Freeney (non-injury) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 30. P Matt Bosher (hamstring) was limited.

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  Falcons | Adrian Clayborn out a few weeks    Tue Nov 29, 04:58 PM

Atlanta Falcons DE Adrian Clayborn (knee) will undergo surgery to repair a partially torn meniscus, according to a source. He will miss three to five weeks.

Footballguys view: The Falcons need all the help they can get on defense, especially after losing star CB Desmond Trufant for the rest of the season. Clayborn is on track to return for a playoff run -- on the Falcons hope ends up in Houston at Super Bowl LI.

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  Falcons | Atlanta makes several roster moves    Tue Nov 29, 04:45 PM

Atlanta Falcons P Matt Wile was waived Tuesday, Nov. 29. Additionally, free-agents OG Trevor Robinson (Chargers) and CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson (Titans) were signed to the active roster, while free-agent OT Kevin Graf (Colts) was signed to the practice squad.

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  Falcons | Desmond Trufant placed on IR    Tue Nov 29, 04:39 PM

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant (pectoral) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Nov. 29

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  Falcons | Desmond Trufant will miss rest of year    Tue Nov 29, 02:18 PM

Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant (pectoral) suffered a torn pectoral in Week 12 that will require surgery. He is done for the season and will be placed on the Reserve/Injured list soon.

Footballguys view: A crushing blow to the Falcons defense here. Trufant is one of the best CBs in the game today, and the rest of the defenders in the defensive backfield are known to give up yardage. In fact, the Falcons have the 32nd ranked pass defense this year and surrender an average of 282.2 passing yards per game. This injury won't help that number improve.

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  Falcons | Taylor Gabriel drawing rave reviews    Tue Nov 29, 12:06 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel has been 'great for us this year' and a 'sparkplug' for the offense, according to QB Matt Ryan.

Footballguys view: Gabriel is maximizing his touches each week. Since Week 8, Gabriel is the number seven fantasy WR (on a points per game basis) in PPR leagues. He's done that on only 18 targets. Gabriel can work in as a runner on jet sweeps, and he's scored four touchdowns during this time to boost his fantasy numbers.

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  Falcons | Adrian Clayborn out a while    Mon Nov 28, 06:02 PM

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons DE Adrian Clayborn (knee) tore his medial collateral ligament and partially tore his meniscus. He is expected to miss at least a month and will likely undergo surgery, according to sources.

Footballguys view: It's certainly a blow to the Falcons defense as Clayborn was making plays against the run and as a pass-rusher. At this time, it looks like a return for what the Falcons hope is a deep playoff run is likely.

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  Falcons | Adrian Clayborn has knee injury    Mon Nov 28, 03:11 PM

Atlanta Falcons DE Adrian Clayborn (knee) is sore after suffering a knee injury in Week 12, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

Footballguys view: Bad news for the Falcons here. Quinn said Clayborn could not have come back into the game because of the injury. The defensive end had an MRI Monday, Nov. 28, but the results were not disclosed.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones held in check    Sun Nov 27, 05:42 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones caught four passes for 35 yards against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 12.

Footballguys view: Jones was responsible for an interception, but he also drew two pass interference penalties. Patrick Peterson was effective on him and the Falcons have good enough secondary options that Matt Ryan didn't have to force the ball to him. Jones remains a must start against Kansas City next week.

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  Falcons | Mohamed Sanu catches eight passes    Sun Nov 27, 05:41 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu caught eight passes for 65 yards against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 12.

Footballguys view: Sanu played a larger role and had some key catches with Julio Jones often tracked by Patrick Peterson. He's still only bench depth heading into a matchup with Kansas City.

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  Falcons | Taylor Gabriel scores twice    Sun Nov 27, 05:32 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel caught four passes for 75 yards and two touchdowns against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 12. He also rushed for 27 yards on one carry during the game.

Footballguys view: Gabriel is maybe the #3A option in this offense, but he is so explosive and set up so well for success with playcalls and timing that he has been a solid WR2 for the last month. It will be hard to overlook him in deep leagues against Kansas City next week.

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  Falcons | Tevin Coleman finds end zone    Sun Nov 27, 05:28 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman rushed for nine yards and one touchdown on eight carries against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 12. He also caught two passes for four yards during the game.

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  Falcons | Devonta Freeman rushes for two TDs    Sun Nov 27, 05:24 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman rushed for 60 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 12. He also caught two passes for 17 yards.

Footballguys view: Freeman had twice as many carries as Tevin Coleman and still scored twice despite Coleman converting his goal line opportunity. He's an RB1 even against Chiefs tough run defense next week.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan has solid outing    Sun Nov 27, 05:23 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan went 26-for-34 for 269 yards, two touchdowns and one interception against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 12. He also rushed for 15 yards on four carries during the game.

Footballguys view: Ryan wasn't a big downfield passer as Julio Jones was quiet in this one, but Taylor Gabriel's run after catch ability led to two scores on screen passes. Ryan's diversity of weapons makes him very hard to shut down, even when he faces the best defenses in the NFL. Next week against the Chiefs should be another test, but not on the level of Arizona or earlier matchups with Denver and Seattle on the road.

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  Falcons | Adrian Clayborn has knee injury    Sun Nov 27, 03:43 PM

Atlanta Falcons DE Adrian Clayborn (knee) sustained a knee injury Sunday, Nov. 27, against the Arizona Cardinals. He is questionable to return.

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  Falcons | Week 12 Inactives    Sun Nov 27, 11:45 AM

The Atlanta Falcons have declared DL Cliff Matthews, CB Desmond Trufant, P Matt Bosher, DL Ra'Shede Hageman, S Sharrod Neasman, RB Terron Ward, OG Wes Schweitzer inactive for Week 12.

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  Falcons | Desmond Trufant to visit doctor    Sun Nov 27, 11:20 AM

Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant (chest, shoulder) has a doctor's appointment scheduled for this week and could undergo season-ending surgery as soon as this week.

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  Falcons | Desmond Trufant could miss rest of season    Sun Nov 27, 09:20 AM

Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant (chest, shoulder) has a torn pectoral which is expected to require season-ending surgery, according to multiple sources.

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  Falcons | Desmond Trufant's status still uncertain    Sat Nov 26, 10:50 AM

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant (shoulder) will be a 'game-day decision' for Week 12 against the Arizona Cardinals, according to head coach Dan Quinn. He was limited at practice Friday, Nov. 25, and is listed as questionable on the injury report.

Footballguys view: Trufant can be a problem for the receivers he covers, especially since he can follow them around the field. Larry Fitzgerald is going to work from the slot, and it would be a big upgrade for him if Trufant was out. Even against a banged up Trufant, we like Fitz as a WR1 for fantasy owners in Week 12.

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  Falcons | Matt Bosher's status still uncertain    Sat Nov 26, 10:46 AM

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons P Matt Bosher (hamstring) will be a 'game-day decision' for Week 12 against the Arizona Cardinals, according to head coach Dan Quinn. He was limited at practice Friday, Nov. 25, and is listed as questionable on the injury report.

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