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  Falcons | Russell Gage sits Monday    Mon Aug 19, 08:26 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Russell Gage Jr. (hip) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 19.

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  Falcons | Ty Sambrailo misses practice    Sun Aug 18, 09:35 PM

Atlanta Falcons OG Ty Sambrailo (shoulder) was unable to practice Sunday, Aug. 18, because of a shoulder injury.

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  Falcons | Kaleb McGary beginning rehab    Sun Aug 18, 02:54 PM

Atlanta Falcons OT Kaleb McGary (heart) will begin his rehabilitation process after undergoing a heart procedure in July and will start doing individual work this week, head coach Dan Quinn said Sunday, Aug. 18.

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  Falcons | Atlanta signs Jalen Myrick     Sat Aug 17, 06:02 PM

Free-agent CB Jalen Myrick (Vikings) signed with the Atlanta Falcons Saturday, Aug. 17. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also released LB Stephone Anthony.

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  Falcons | Two injuries considered minor    Fri Aug 16, 07:03 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Russell Gage Jr. (hip) and CB Kendall Sheffield (hamstring) suffered injuries during the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 15, but head coach Dan Quinn said he does not believe either injury is serious.

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  Falcons | Damontae Kazee day to day    Fri Aug 16, 11:58 AM

Atlanta Falcons S Damontae Kazee (rib) is day to day with a rib injury.

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  Falcons | Ito Smith scores in loss    Thu Aug 15, 11:37 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith rushed five times for 13 yards and a touchdown and caught three passes for 45 yards in a 22-10 preseason loss to the New York Jets Thursday, Aug. 15.

Footballguys view: Smith is locked in a battle with Qadree Ollison and Brian Hill for the backup job behind Devonta Freeman. This one could go down to the last preseason game.

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  Falcons | Damontae Kazee leaves early    Thu Aug 15, 09:02 PM

Atlanta Falcons CB Damontae Kazee (ribs) is questionable to return to the preseason game against the New York Jets Thursday, Aug. 15, with a rib injury.

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  Falcons | Russell Gage injures hip    Thu Aug 15, 08:48 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Russell Gage Jr. (hip) suffered a hip injury during the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 15, and will not return.

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  Falcons | Kendall Sheffield injured    Thu Aug 15, 08:38 PM

Atlanta Falcons CB Kendall Sheffield (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury during the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 15, and will not return.

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  Falcons | Danny Etling claimed by Atlanta    Wed Aug 14, 05:07 PM

Former New England Patriots QB Danny Etling was claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Falcons Wednesday, Aug. 14, according to a source.

Footballguys view: The Falcons were looking for a camp arm since they lost Kurt Benkert to a season-ending injury in the Hall of Fame Game. Etling was moved to wide receiver by the Patriots but failed to make the transition. He'll be a camp arm for the Falcons and hope to latch onto their practice squad.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones back at full speed    Tue Aug 13, 03:02 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) is reportedly back to running routes at full speed after spending most of the early part of training camp recovering from a foot injury, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Footballguys view: Jones is going to be good to go for Week 1 of the regular season. We are unlikely to see him in the preseason. Fantasy GMs know that Jones is a WR1 and are taking him off the board around WR4 (1.10) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Falcons | Mohamed Sanu back at practice    Mon Aug 12, 09:40 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (knee) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 12. Sanu missed practice Sunday, Aug. 11, because of knee soreness.

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  Falcons | Eric Saubert sent to NE    Mon Aug 12, 09:32 AM

Atlanta Falcons TE Eric Saubert was traded the New England Patriots Monday, Aug. 12, in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick.

Footballguys view: The Falcons were deep enough at the tight end position to move on from Saubert. A fifth-round pick out of Drake in the 2017 NFL draft, Saubert only has five catches over two seasons in the pros.

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  Falcons | Calvin Ridley back on field    Sun Aug 11, 06:05 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (hamstring) participated in practice Sunday, Aug. 11.

Footballguys view: As long as Ridley gets through a few practices without incident, he should still be a prime mid-round target in a potential breakout year as the team's #2 receiver.

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  Falcons | Chase Middleton joins Atlanta    Fri Aug 9, 06:07 PM

Free-agent LB Chase Middleton (Texans) signed with the Atlanta Falcons Friday, Aug. 9. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived CB Hamp Cheevers.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones deal imminent?    Fri Aug 9, 02:20 AM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones' contract extension is 'around the corner,' general manager Thomas Dimitroff said Thursday, Aug. 8.

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  Falcons | Qadree Ollison scores Thursday    Fri Aug 9, 01:02 AM

Atlanta Falcons QB Qadree Ollison rushed eight times for 41 yards and a touchdown in a 34-27 preseason loss to the Miami Dolphins Thursday, Aug. 8.

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  Falcons | Kenjon Barner in good shape for spot    Thu Aug 8, 09:01 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Kenjon Barner will make the 53-man roster because of his ability to return kicks, in the opinion of Kesley Conway of AtlantaFalcons.com.

Footballguys view: That will leave two spots among Brian Hill, Ito Smith and fifth-round pick Qadree Ollison unless the team wants to carry five backs.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan to play Friday    Thu Aug 8, 12:27 AM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan will see some playing time in the preseason opener against the Miami Dolphins Thursday, Aug. 8.

Footballguys view: Ryan didn't play in the Hall of Fame Game last week but will get a drive or two this week.

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  Falcons | Calvin Ridley remains on sidelines    Wed Aug 7, 11:50 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (hamstring) remains on the sideline during practice and he is unlikely to play in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 8 against the Miami Dolphins.

Footballguys view: No need to rush Ridley back to the field, especially because he fought through some hamstring issues last year as a rookie. He is considered day-to-day with this injury.

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  Falcons | Several players unlikely to play    Wed Aug 7, 11:44 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Marcus Green (hamstring), DL Ra'Shede Hageman (groin), LB Deion Jones (foot), LB Foyesade Oluokun (oblique), LB Duke Riley (groin, hip) and CB Desmond Trufant (back) continues to miss practice and are unlikely to play in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 8 against the Miami Dolphins.

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  Falcons | Jamon Brown nursing an injury    Wed Aug 7, 11:40 PM

Atlanta Falcons OT Jamon Brown (undisclosed) appeared to tweak something late in practice Monday, Aug. 5, and he is likely to miss the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 8 against the Miami Dolphins.

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  Falcons | Kurt Benkert undergoes surgery    Wed Aug 7, 06:22 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Kurt Benkert (toe) recently underwent surgery on his injured toe.

Footballguys view: Benkert is on Injured Reserve and his 2019 season is done. The Falcons will move on with Matt Schaub as the primary backup to Matt Ryan. Another Matt, Matt Simms, is working as the No. 3 quarterback now that Benkert is out.

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  Falcons | James Carpenter to miss preseason game    Tue Aug 6, 10:40 PM

Atlanta Falcons OG James Carpenter (quadriceps) will not play in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 8, but his injury is not considered serious, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

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  Falcons | Kurt Benkert lands on injured reserve    Tue Aug 6, 03:19 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Kurt Benkert (toe) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Aug. 6, ending his season. The Falcons agreed to terms with OL Tommy Doles to take his spot on the roster.

Footballguys view: Benkert looked good in the Hall of Fame Game against the Broncos last week. Now he's done for the 2019 season. The Falcons have Matt Schaub as the primary backup quarterback to Matt Ryan.

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  Falcons | Kaleb McGary observing    Tue Aug 6, 11:23 AM

Atlanta Falcons OT Kaleb McGary (heart) was watching practice from the sidelines Tuesday, Aug. 6, and head coach Dan Quinn said doctors are pleased with McGary's progress from a recent heart procedure.

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  Falcons | James Carpenter undergoing MRI    Mon Aug 5, 10:13 PM

Atlanta Falcons OG James Carpenter (quadriceps) was scheduled to undergo an MRI on his injured quadriceps Monday, Aug. 5.

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  Falcons | Devonta Freeman set for big role?    Sun Aug 4, 08:15 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is the unquestioned No. 1 running back, according to head coach Dan Quinn, and Quinn said the backup role is still up for grabs.

Footballguys view: This is bad news for Ito Smith's stock. He has to fight to win a backup that ADP seemed to assume he would own. Fifth-round pick Qadree Ollison is probably going to be a healthy scratch and developmental back, but Brian Hill had a great finish to last year and outplayed Smith in the Hall of Fame game. He may be the better handcuff to Freeman.

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  Falcons | Kurt Benkert will be out a while    Sun Aug 4, 03:12 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Kurt Benkert (toe) will be 'out for a while,' according to head coach Dan Quinn Sunday, Aug. 1.

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  Falcons | Atlanta works out Dexter McCoil    Sat Aug 3, 02:57 PM

Free-agent S Dexter McCoil (Chargers) worked out for the Atlanta Falcons Friday, Aug. 2, according to a source.

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  Falcons | Kurt Benkert likely to miss time    Sat Aug 3, 01:55 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Kurt Benkert's (toe) toe injury is considered a serious injury, according to sources. Benkert suffered the injury during the Hall of Fame game.

Footballguys view: Matt Schaub is the only backup to Matt Ryan, so expect the Falcons to make a move here. It's an unfortunate injury for Benkert as he was looking good against the Broncos on Thursday night.

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  Falcons | Atlanta signing Matt Simms    Sat Aug 3, 01:55 PM

Free-agent QB Matt Simms (AAF) agreed to terms with the Atlanta Falcons Saturday, Aug. 3. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Falcons | Two players join Atlanta    Fri Aug 2, 07:05 PM

Free-agent S Ronald Martin (Colts) and CB Hamp Cheevers (Titans) signed with the Atlanta Falcons Friday, Aug. 2. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed. The team also waived CB Rashard Causey and LS Kyle Vasey.

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  Falcons | Rashard Causey to be cut    Fri Aug 2, 05:28 PM

Atlanta Falcons CB Rashard Causey (hamstring) will be released, according to sources. He has been dealing with a hamstring injury.

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  Falcons | Ra'Shede Hageman sustains groin injury    Fri Aug 2, 02:29 AM

Atlanta Falcons DT Ra'Shede Hageman (groin) suffered a groin injury during the first quarter of the team's game against the Denver Broncos on Thursday, Aug. 1.

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  Falcons | Christian Blake busy Thursday    Thu Aug 1, 11:32 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Christian Blake caught a game-high five passes for 46 yards in a 14-10 preseason loss to the Denver Broncos Thursday, Aug. 1.

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  Falcons | Brian Hill runs well in loss    Thu Aug 1, 11:31 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Brian Hill rushed for a game-high 57 yards on 11 carries and caught a touchdown in a 14-10 preseason loss to the Denver Broncos Thursday, Aug. 1.

Footballguys view: Hill might be threatening Ito Smith for the backup job in time, but him getting significant work in this game probably means Smith is well ahead for now. There isn't a clear handcuff to Devonta Freeman, as the Falcons would employ a committee if Freeman misses time.

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  Falcons | Kurt Benkert injures toe    Thu Aug 1, 10:42 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Kurt Benkert (toe) exited against the Denver Broncos with a toe injury Thursday, Aug. 1, and will not return.

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  Falcons | Marcus Green won't return    Thu Aug 1, 10:22 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Marcus Green (hamstring) won't return against the Denver Broncos after suffering a hamstring injury Thursday, Aug. 1.

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  Falcons | Kaleb McGary having heart surgery    Wed Jul 31, 12:15 PM

Atlanta Falcons OT Kaleb McGary (heart) will have a cardiac ablation procedure Wednesday, July 31. It's a minimally invasive procedure that is similar to two previous surgeries.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones won't play in preseason    Tue Jul 30, 11:28 AM

Updating previous reports, Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) won't play at all this preseason.

Footballguys view: This is normal for a player of Jones stature at this point in his career. As long as he can practice at some point before the season, there's no reason to push down his ranking.

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  Falcons | Calvin Ridley day-to-day    Sat Jul 27, 02:44 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (hamstring) is considered day-to-day because of a sore hamstring, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

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  Falcons | Calvin Ridley likely to have MRI done    Fri Jul 26, 04:02 PM

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (hamstring) is expected to undergo a precautionary MRI on his hamstring Friday, July 26. Ridley felt his right hamstring tighten up while finishing a route during individual drills Thursday, Friday 25.

Footballguys view: That means it was more than a tweak, but it probably won't be anything that limits his availability for Week 1. It would still be a comfort to see him play by the end of the preseason and return to practice before the end of camp, and we'll have to monitor this early in the season if he doesn't.

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  Falcons | Atlanta inks Richie Brown    Fri Jul 26, 03:30 PM

Free-agent LB Richie Brown (Falcons) agreed to terms on an undisclosed contract with the Atlanta Falcons on Friday, July 26. OT Lanard Bonner was waived and DL Michael Z. Bennett was placed on the Reserve/Injured list.

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  Falcons | Stephone Anthony lands in Atlanta    Fri Jul 26, 12:39 PM

Free-agent LB Stephone Anthony (Dolphins) will sign with the Atlanta Falcons on Friday, July 26, according to a source. He is expected to provide depth and special-teams help.

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  Falcons | Ishmael Kemal back to safety    Thu Jul 25, 11:06 PM

Atlanta Falcons FS Kemal Ishmael is expected to see most of his snaps at strong safety instead of linebacker following the injury to FS J.J. Wilcox (knee).

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  Falcons | Calvin Ridley tweaks hamstring Thursday    Thu Jul 25, 04:08 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (hamstring) was seen walking with a noticeable limp after he finished running around near the end of practice Thursday, July 25.

Footballguys view: Head coach Dan Quinn said afterward Ridley had a tight hamstring, but that he expected the second-year receiver in time for the next four-day block of practices that begins Saturday, July 27.

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  Falcons | Calvin Ridley tweaks hamstring    Thu Jul 25, 10:04 AM

Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (hamstring) left the field holding his right hamstring Thursday, July 25.

Footballguys view: It sounds like a minor injury, and if he can return to the field within a week, we will regard it as such. If Ridley has a recurrence or is out for an extended time, this will affect his value. The team's comments make it seem like a non-story.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones a couple weeks away    Wed Jul 24, 12:40 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) remains 10 to 14 days from being fully cleared to practice, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

Footballguys view: No hurries, no worries here with Jones. The team is going to ease him into action as Jones is a seasoned pro and a superstar in this league. That superstar should get a new big-money deal, especially since the Falcons have already taken care of DT Grady Jarrett and LB Deion Jones.

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