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  Falcons | Julio Jones might play Saturday    Tue Aug 22, 02:48 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) could see the field against the Arizona Cardinals Saturday, Aug. 26, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

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  Falcons | Devonta Freeman almost ready    Tue Aug 22, 01:51 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) is in the final stages of the concussion protocol, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

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  Falcons | Atlanta not ready to name starting LG    Mon Aug 21, 05:56 PM

Atlanta Falcons OGs Ben Garland and Wes Schweitzer have each received a start at right guard this preseason, and head coach Dan Quinn said he needs a few days before he is ready to name a starter at the position because the competition is still close.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan sharp in brief stint     Sun Aug 20, 09:33 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan led a touchdown drive in his only series against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the preseason Sunday, Aug. 20, completing four of his six passes for 57 yards.

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  Falcons | Terron Ward aiming to be No. 3 back    Sun Aug 20, 09:28 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Terron Ward had nine carries for 37 yards and a touchdown in a 17-13 preseason loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Aug. 20, and RB Brian Hill had seven carries for 14 yards. Ward and Hill are competing for the third running back spot.

Footballguys view: Ward is a tough, no-nonsense runner with some experience over the rookie Hill. It's an interesting situation for dynasty owners to watch given the fact that Tevin Coleman is set to be a free agent in 2019.

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Brian Hill player page


  Falcons | Wes Schweitzer to start Sunday    Sat Aug 19, 10:29 AM

Atlanta Falcons OG Wes Schweitzer will start at right guard against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Aug. 20, according to head coach Dan Quinn. However, OG Ben Garland is expected to see the same number of snaps in the game and neither player appears to have a clear edge in the competition for the starting job.

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  Falcons | Austin Pasztor signs    Sat Aug 19, 01:17 AM

The Atlanta Falcons signed OT Austin Pasztor to a one-year deal on Friday, Aug. 18.

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  Falcons | Takkarist McKinley will play    Fri Aug 18, 08:21 PM

Atlanta Falcons DE Takkarist McKinley (shoulder) will play in the preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Aug. 20.

Footballguys view: McKinley is the first-round pick most of us will never forget for his excitement on the stage in Philadelphia after he was drafted. He's dangerous on the edge as a pass-rusher and should be able to make an immediate impact as a rookie for the Falcons.

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  Falcons | Devonta Freeman will rest against Steelers    Fri Aug 18, 03:12 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) will not play against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Aug. 20. Head coach Dan Quinn said Freeman's condition is not serious.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones to sit Saturday    Fri Aug 18, 03:00 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) will not play against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Aug. 20.

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  Falcons | Takkarist McKinley's status uncertain    Thu Aug 17, 09:50 PM

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said the team has not decided if LB Takkarist McKinley (shoulder) will play in the preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Aug. 20.

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  Falcons | Devonta Freeman could return soon    Wed Aug 16, 10:04 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) is expected to go through the concussion protocol over the next few days and could return to practice soon, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

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  Falcons | Atlanta adds Jhurell Pressley    Wed Aug 16, 09:58 PM

Free-agent RB Jhurell Pressley (Falcons) signed with the Atlanta Falcons Wednesday, Aug. 16. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Falcons | B.J. Daniels waived    Tue Aug 15, 07:21 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB B.J. Daniels (undisclosed) was waived with an injury settlement Tuesday, Aug. 15.

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  Falcons | Devonta Freeman in concussion protocol    Mon Aug 14, 11:33 AM

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) was out of practice Monday, Aug. 14, and he is in the concussion protocol. He has been ruled out for the second preseason game.

Footballguys view: He left Sunday's practice with what was originally called a 'heat' issue. The team will wisely be cautious with their star running back. At this point, he should still be ready for the start of the regular season...but make sure to keep track of his status as we go through the month of August.

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  Falcons | Takkarist McKinley may play in next game    Fri Aug 11, 08:53 PM

Atlanta Falcons DE Takkarist McKinley (shoulder) has a chance to play in the second preseason game as long as he does not suffer any setbacks during the week, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

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  Falcons | Devonta Freeman in class of his own    Thu Aug 10, 12:33 AM

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is the only running back to have logged at least 1,000 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground in each of the past two seasons.

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  Falcons | More on Devonta Freeman deal    Wed Aug 9, 09:29 AM

Updating an earlier report, Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman's five-year deal guarantees him $22 million. He'll receive a $15 million signing bonus and $26 million over three years.

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  Falcons | Devonta Freeman lands extension    Wed Aug 9, 09:10 AM

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman agreed to a five-year, $41.25 million contract Wednesday, Aug. 9, which makes him the highest-paid running back in the league.

Footballguys view: Freeman won't be the highest paid back once Le'Veon Bell signs a long-term deal, but that could take years with the franchise tag rules and Bell's injury and suspension history. Freeman deserved every penny, but the presence of Tevin Coleman will keep him from joining the elite RB1 tier.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones to sit out preseason opener    Tue Aug 8, 01:08 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones will not play in the preseason opener against the Miami Dolphins on Thursday, Aug. 10.

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  Falcons | Kelvin Taylor signs with Falcons    Tue Aug 8, 10:00 AM

Free-agent RB Kelvin Taylor (Chiefs) signed with the Atlanta Falcons on an undisclosed deal Tuesday, Aug. 8.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones, Taylor Gabriel limited    Mon Aug 7, 06:45 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) and WR Taylor Gabriel (leg) were limited during practice Monday, Aug. 7.

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  Falcons | Jack Crawford misses practice    Mon Aug 7, 06:42 PM

Atlanta Falcons DE Jack Crawford (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 7, because of the injury he suffered during practice Sunday, Aug. 6.

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  Falcons | Jalen Collins suspended again for PEDs    Sun Aug 6, 03:55 PM

Atlanta Falcons CB Jalen Collins has been suspended for the first 10 games of the 2017 season after violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing substances for the second time in as many years.

Footballguys view: Collins did Ok after he was suspended for a chunk of last season, and could have been in line for a little more time off the bench, but this puts the kibosh on that. Brian Poole benefits as he will now get more time as the nickel corner.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones easing back into practice    Sat Aug 5, 12:53 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones was on the sidelines for most of full-team practice Friday, Aug. 4, although he has been slowly getting more reps in practice after having offseason foot surgery.

Footballguys view: No reason to worry here. He'll be ready for the season and will be worth whatever pick you spend on him. If you draft this weekend, though, make sure you play up the injury and see if you can sucker someone into passing on him.

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  Falcons | Andre Roberts returns to practice    Thu Aug 3, 06:16 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Andre Roberts (undisclosed) participated in practice Thursday, Aug. 3. Roberts missed practice Wednesday, Aug. 2, because of an undisclosed injury.

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  Falcons | Takkarist McKinley seeing more work    Thu Aug 3, 06:13 PM

Atlanta Falcons DE Takkarist McKinley (shoulder) received more snaps in team drills during practice Thursday, Aug. 3.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones back to individual drills    Thu Aug 3, 06:08 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) was limited to individual drills during practice Thursday, Aug. 3.

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  Falcons | Devin Fuller waived    Thu Aug 3, 04:37 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Devin Fuller (knee) was waived/injured Thursday, Aug. 3. Fuller recently tore his anterior cruciate ligament.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones takes part in team drills    Wed Aug 2, 11:09 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) received some snaps during team drills Wednesday, Aug. 2, for the first time since training camp started. He was limited during the first four days because he is coming back from a foot injury. Head coach Dan Quinn said the team has not decided how much playing time Jones will receive during the preseason.

Footballguys view: Jones foot surgery this offseason was to treat a bunion, which is not as serious as his previous foot surgery. He's a safe first-round pick.

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  Falcons | Vic Beasley poised for more success in 2017?    Tue Aug 1, 12:18 PM

Atlanta Falcons DE Vic Beasley led the league with 15.5 sacks last season. However, he believes a flaw in his stance retired pass-rusher DeMarcus Ware pointed out to him during Von Miller's pass-rush summit at Stanford University in June can help him be even better.

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  Falcons | Ricardo Allen back at practice    Sun Jul 30, 10:13 AM

Atlanta Falcons CB Ricardo Allen (personal) returned to practice Sunday, July 30, after being excused for personal reasons.

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  Falcons | Taylor Gabriel among potential punt returners    Sat Jul 29, 09:13 AM

The Atlanta Falcons are considering using WR Taylor Gabriel as their punt returner, although WR Andre Roberts is considered the favorite to return both kickoffs and punts this season. Gabriel gained experience returning punts in college and during the preseason for the Cleveland Browns several years ago. In addition to Gabriel and Roberts, WRs Reginald Davis III, Devin Fuller, Marvin Hall and Josh Magee practiced at the position Friday, July 28.

Footballguys view: Gabriel is fast, quick and elusive in the open field. He'll be effective in limited targets on offense as the no3 WR behind Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu. The Falcons may just want to get the ball in his hands as much as possible by using him in the return game.

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  Falcons | Atlanta signs two receivers    Sat Jul 29, 08:54 AM

The Atlanta Falcons signed free-agent WRs Bra'Lon Cherry (Titans) and Reginald Davis III Friday, July 28.

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  Falcons | Devin Fuller tears ACL    Fri Jul 28, 10:33 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Devin Fuller (knee) was diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament Friday, July 28, and will miss the 2017 season, according to a source.

Footballguys view: A seventh-round pick out of UCLA in 2016, Fuller was trying to make the 53-man roster as a speed player. He missed his rookie season with a shoulder injury, and missing back-to-back years is likely to end his career before it started.

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  Falcons | Devonta Freeman discussing extension    Fri Jul 28, 04:21 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is talking with the Falcons about a possible five-year contract extension that would make him one of the highest paid running backs in the NFL.

Footballguys view: Freeman has earned it and he is more deserving of a long-term deal at market value than Tevin Coleman, who is a free agent in 2019. Freeman's upside is limited by Coleman, but he is still a low-first/early-second round quality pick almost sure to deliver despite sharing with the speedy back from Indiana.

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  Falcons | Takkarist McKinley participates in drills    Fri Jul 28, 02:15 AM

Atlanta Falcons DE Takkarist McKinley (shoulder) took part in individual drills during practice Thursday, July 27. He'll be worked into full-team drills, which, according to head coach Dan Quinn, could occur next week.

Footballguys view: This is a great sign for McKinley's ability to at least contribute as a situational rusher opposite Vic Beasley. The Falcons pass defense should benefit from McKinley's energy and athleticism.

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  Falcons | Devonta Freeman reports to camp    Wed Jul 26, 04:50 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman reported on time to training camp Wednesday, July 26, despite not yet receiving a new deal.

Footballguys view: Team owner Arthur Blank has constantly expressed confidence an extension with Freeman would get done. He's likely to get the extension, and perhaps it could come as early as Thursday or Friday. Stay tuned.

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  Falcons | Dontari Poe receives bonus    Wed Jul 26, 02:41 PM

Atlanta Falcons DT Dontari Poe will receive a $125,000 bonus for reporting to training camp under 330 pounds.

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  Falcons | Adrian Clayborn cleared for camp    Wed Jul 26, 12:06 PM

Atlanta Falcons DE Adrian Clayborn (bicep) has been cleared for training camp after missing OTAs and minicamp following surgery to his biceps. Head coach Dan Quinn plans to ease him back in by limiting him to 50 percent of the reps at the start of camp.

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  Falcons | Taylor Gabriel has leg strain    Wed Jul 26, 11:53 AM

Updating an earlier report, Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel (leg) will be limited at the start of training camp with a strain in his lower leg.

Footballguys view: Gabriel will once again be the third target for the Falcons behind Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu. The team has a plan in place to ease Gabriel back.

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  Falcons | Taylor Gabriel to be limited    Wed Jul 26, 11:39 AM

Atlanta Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel (undisclosed) will be limited to begin training camp, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones will be limited    Wed Jul 26, 11:38 AM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) will be limited at the beginning of training camp, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

Footballguys view: Jones has been limited with this foot injury before and it's not a big deal.

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  Falcons | Devonta Freeman to get deal before camp?    Mon Jul 24, 07:22 PM

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said he would be happy if the team signed RB Devonta Freeman to a contract extension before the start of training camp Thursday, July 27, but will not worry if the negotiations continue during camp.

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  Falcons | Takkarist McKinley to be limited    Mon Jul 24, 11:17 AM

Updating previous reports, Atlanta Falcons DE Takkarist McKinley (shoulder) will be limited at the start of training camp, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff. The team is targeting Week 3 of the preseason for McKinley to be at full speed.

Footballguys view: McKinley can be a dangerous pass-rusher for the Falcons on the outside. Expect them to take it easy with their supremely talented first-round pick as he continues to recover from this shoulder injury.

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  Falcons | B.J. Daniels the No. 3 RB in Atlanta?    Fri Jul 21, 01:33 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB B.J. Daniels is a wild-card to surpass Terron Ward as the third running back behind Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman, according to ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure.

Footballguys view: Ward didn't do much behind Freeman and Coleman, so barring injury we would imagine it should be the same for Daniels. Worth keeping an eye on, but he's unlikely to make much of a splash this year.

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B.J. Daniels player page
Terron Ward player page


  Falcons | Takkarist McKinley to miss start of camp    Thu Jul 20, 08:58 AM

Atlanta Falcons DE Takkarist McKinley (shoulder) is expected to miss the start of training camp as he continues to recover from shoulder surgery.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan has not started extension talks    Wed Jul 19, 02:02 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan said he has not started contract extension talks with the Falcons at this point. He said he is not concerned about his next contract but is happy that owner Arthur Blank said Ryan will be compensated for his play.

Footballguys view: Ryan is a franchise quarterback coming off the best year of his career. He's under contract with the Falcons through the 2018 season, but we could see them extend him early just to lock him up for a longer period of time. At 32-years old, Ryan is at the top of his game.

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  Falcons | Austin Hooper worked out with Matt Ryan    Tue Jul 18, 12:04 PM

Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper recently joined QB Matt Ryan for three days of workouts in southern California in an effort to enhance the on-field chemistry between the two.

Footballguys view: Hooper was decent as a rookie in 2016, garnering 27 targets for 19/271/3 receiving. With Jacob Tamme gone, Hooper is in line to do more. Anyone looking for a potential breakout player should look no further than Hooper. Ryan had a top-5 fantasy season in 2016, so the looks/targets could be there for Hooper in 2017 as the starting tight end. Hooper is getting drafted at TE22 (14.02) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Falcons | Trevor Robinson is retired    Mon Jul 17, 05:41 PM

Atlanta Falcons C Trevor Robinson was placed on the Reserve/Retired list Monday, July 17.