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  Falcons | Terron Ward, Kemal Ishmael ruled out    Mon Aug 22, 05:30 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Terron Ward (ankle) and FS Kemal Ishmael (shoulder) will not play in the preseason game against the Miami Dolphins Thursday, Aug. 25.

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  Falcons | Matt Bryant sidelined    Mon Aug 22, 05:23 PM

Atlanta Falcons PK Matt Bryant (undisclosed) will not kick again until Sunday, Aug. 28, because of muscle tightness. PK Shayne Graham will be the kicker for the preseason game against the Miami Dolphins Thursday, Aug. 25.

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Matt Bryant player page


  Falcons | Vic Beasley should play Thursday    Mon Aug 22, 05:22 PM

Atlanta Falcons LB Vic Beasley (shoulder) is not expected to be limited during the preseason game against the Miami Dolphins Thursday, Aug. 25, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

Footballguys view: We'll see if Beasley's pressures can be turned into sacks this year. As a rookie in 2015, Beasley had 33 QB hurries, five QB hits but only four sacks. The team wants to see more from him during his sophomore season.

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  Falcons | Atlanta makes three roster moves    Sat Aug 20, 04:14 PM

Atlanta Falcons PK Shayne Graham re-signed Saturday, Aug. 20. Free-agent FS Sergio Brown (Jaguars) was also signed. PK Nick Rose was subsequently waived.

Footballguys view: Matt Bryant has been banged up, so the Falcons are carrying a second kicker, but Rose was failing repeatedly in the preseason.

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Sergio Brown player page


  Falcons | Matt Bosher has chest injury    Sat Aug 20, 12:11 PM

Atlanta Falcons P Matt Bosher (chest) sustained a chest injury after being hit by Cleveland Browns LB Tank Carder in a preseason game Thursday, Aug. 18. Head coach Dan Quinn said Bosher is doing fine but is likely to be limited in practice for the next few days.

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  Falcons | Vic Beasley dealing with injury    Fri Aug 19, 05:38 PM

Atlanta Falcons LB Vic Beasley (shoulder) has a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder but should still be able to play in the preseason game against the Miami Dolphins Thursday, Aug. 25, according to sources.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan shows improvement    Fri Aug 19, 02:00 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan had a much better outing in his second preseason game Thursday, August 18, versus the Cleveland Browns, after going 0-for-4 and leading two three-and-outs in the team's exhibition opener. Ryan followed that up by completing 8-of-12 passes for 78 yards over three possessions.

Footballguys view: Ryan still has Oakland, Carolina, Denver and Seattle in the first six weeks of the season, so even if you are looking at him as a streaming QB option, he'll be hard to trust until late October.

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  Falcons | Cyrus Gray busy in second game    Fri Aug 19, 10:32 AM

Atlanta Falcons RB Cyrus Gray rushed 18 times for 76 yards (4.2 yards per carry) in the second preseason game Thursday, Aug. 18.

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  Falcons | Devonta Freeman efficient Thursday    Thu Aug 18, 11:28 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman had four carries for 42 yards and a touchdown in a 24-13 preseason win over the Cleveland Browns Thursday, Aug. 18.

Footballguys view: Same as it ever was. Freeman is the lead back for the Falcons, and he should perform like a RB1 in 2016. Sure, in theory he could lose some touches to second-year back Tevin Coleman....if the kid is ever healthy....but that's not enough to scare us off of Freeman's current ADP of RB8 (2.08) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Falcons | Shahbaz Ahmed waived    Tue Aug 16, 03:33 AM

The Atlanta Falcons waived G Shahbaz Ahmed on Monday, Aug. 15, making him a free agent.

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  Falcons | Jordan Walsh claimed from NO    Tue Aug 16, 03:31 AM

The Atlanta Falcons claimed G Jordan Walsh off waivers from the New Orleans Saints on Monday, Aug. 15.

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  Falcons | Tevin Coleman unable to finish practice    Sun Aug 14, 01:41 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (illness) had to leave practice early Sunday, Aug. 14, because of heat-related issues.

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  Falcons | Keanu Neal returns    Sun Aug 14, 01:12 PM

Atlanta Falcons FS Keanu Neal (abdomen) participated in practice Sunday, Aug. 14.

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  Falcons | Terron Ward expected to sit this week    Sun Aug 14, 01:05 PM

Atlanta Falcons Terron Ward (ankle) is not expected to practice this week because of his ankle injury.

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  Falcons | David Mims waived    Sat Aug 13, 02:18 PM

The Atlanta Falcons have waived CB David Mims II.

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  Falcons | Dwight Freeney expected to play Thursday    Sat Aug 13, 09:56 AM

Atlanta Falcons DE Dwight Freeney is expected to receive playing time in the preseason game against the Cleveland Browns Thursday, Aug. 18.

Footballguys view: Freeney doesn't need a ton of time in the preseason. The veteran pass-rusher proved last year he still has plenty left in the tank. He'll work nicely as a part-time player for the Falcons this year and could generate around eight sacks.

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  Falcons | Aldrick Robinson makes big plays    Thu Aug 11, 10:57 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Aldrick Robinson had three catches for 118 yards in a 23-17 win over the Washington Redskins Thursday, Aug. 11.

Footballguys view: Outside of Julio Jones, he doesn't exactly have Hall of Famers in front of him, so Robinson could have a role. We need to see more before we get too excited though and he will have to overcome Mohamed Sanu to get significant time.

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  Falcons | Matt Schaub shines against Washington    Thu Aug 11, 10:47 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Schaub completed 10 of his 15 passes for 179 yards in a 23-17 win over the Washington Redskins in the preseason Thursday, Aug. 11.

Footballguys view: Schaub, returning to the birthplace of his NFL career, is a decent backup for Matt Ryan and that's about it. That he was able to turn that into several multi-million dollar contracts is impressive, but we aren't shocked he's back in this position. There's no reason to own him in any format.

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  Falcons | Kemal Ishmael bangs up shoulder    Thu Aug 11, 10:41 PM

Atlanta Falcons FS Kemal Ishmael (shoulder) left the preseason opener against the Washington Redskins Thursday, Aug. 11, with a shoulder injury.

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  Falcons | Levine Toilolo might not make roster    Thu Aug 11, 07:14 PM

Atlanta Falcons TE Levine Toilolo is listed as the third tight end on the team's roster, behind TEs Jacob Tamme and rookie Austin Hooper. Toilolo is competing with TEs D.J. Tialavea, Joshua Perkins and Arthur Lynch to seal up a spot on the Falcons.

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  Falcons | Cyrus Gray joins Atlanta    Wed Aug 10, 03:10 PM

Free-agent RB Cyrus Gray (Chiefs) signed with the Atlanta Falcons Wednesday, Aug. 10. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Falcons | Terron Ward suffers injury    Mon Aug 8, 08:12 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Terron Ward (ankle) suffered an ankle injury during practice Monday, Aug. 8, and was wearing a walking boot after practice. Head coach Dan Quinn said he does not think the injury is serious.

Footballguys view: Ward, brother of Broncos SS T.J. Ward, is vying for a spot on the Falcons depth chart behind Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman. He doesn't need any sort of injury to hold him back.

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  Falcons | Levine Toilolo has hand injury    Mon Aug 8, 08:09 PM

Atlanta Falcons TE Levine Toilolo (hand) is dealing with a hand injury and will receive a second opinion on the injury.

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  Falcons | Kemal Ishmael may start Thursday    Mon Aug 8, 08:05 PM

Atlanta Falcons FS Kemal Ishmael likely will start at strong safety in the first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 11, if FS Keanu Neal (abdomen) is ruled out.

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  Falcons | Keanu Neal misses practice    Mon Aug 8, 07:48 PM

Atlanta Falcons FS Keanu Neal (abdomen) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 8, because head coach Dan Quinn said Neal suffered an abdomen injury Sunday, Aug. 7. His status for the first preseason game is uncertain at this point.

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  Falcons | Lance Moore retires    Mon Aug 8, 09:55 AM

Atlanta Falcons WR Lance Moore announced his retirement Monday, Aug. 8.

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  Falcons | Dwight Freeney may sit Thursday    Sun Aug 7, 12:55 PM

Atlanta Falcons DE Dwight Freeney probably will not play in the first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 11, but head coach Dan Quinn said he will take another day to evaluate the situation.

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  Falcons | Lance Moore may miss preseason game    Sun Aug 7, 12:46 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Lance Moore probably will not play in the first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 11, but head coach Dan Quinn said he will take another day to evaluate the situation.

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  Falcons | Tevin Coleman limited    Sat Aug 6, 08:22 AM

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (foot) participated in individual drills during practice Friday, Aug. 5, but sat out the team drills.

Footballguys view: It's going to be interesting to see how the Falcons split up RB duties this year. Devonta Freeman is the starter, but Coleman should be mixed in as a change-of-pace back. Right now, Freeman is coming off the board at RB8 (2.08) while Coleman is getting picked at RB40 (9.02) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Falcons | Desmond Trufant should be fine    Sat Aug 6, 08:16 AM

Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant (hip) missed practice Friday, Aug. 5, because of a minor hip injury. Head coach Dan Quinn said Trufant could have practiced and is expected to return in the near future.

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  Falcons | Deion Jones part of depth chart shuffle    Fri Aug 5, 10:42 PM

Atlanta Falcons LB Deion Jones worked as the first-team inside linebacker and LB De'Vondre Campbell worked as the weakside starter Friday, Aug. 5, and LB Sean Weatherspoon and LB Paul Worrilow moved to the second unit.

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Deion Jones player page
DeVondre Campbell player page


  Falcons | C.J. Goodwin making impact as CB    Fri Aug 5, 10:33 PM

Atlanta Falcons CB C.J. Goodwin started at left cornerback in place of CB Desmond Trufant (hip) Friday, Aug. 5, and head coach Dan Quinn said he has been impressed with what he has seen from Goodwin in his transition from receiver to corner.

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  Falcons | Tevin Coleman back on the field    Fri Aug 5, 07:31 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (foot) is participating in practice Friday, Aug. 5.

Footballguys view: This is confirmation that Coleman's injury was minor and nothing that should mar his fantasy draft stock. He was injured three times last year in one of the big factors that set back his rookie season, so this avoids one of the worst fears for Coleman along with the fumble bug biting him again.

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  Falcons | Atlanta signs Lance Moore    Fri Aug 5, 05:48 PM

Free-agent WR Lance Moore (Lions) signed with the Atlanta Falcons Friday, Aug. 5. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Falcons | Atlanta to add Lance Moore    Fri Aug 5, 05:08 PM

Free-agent WR Lance Moore (Lions) will sign with the Atlanta Falcons, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Moore could still be useful on a team that has no proven talent or experience past their starting two wideouts. He could push Justin Hardy for the slot receiver job if Hardy struggles in the preseason.

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  Falcons | Tevin Coleman out Thursday    Thu Aug 4, 10:56 AM

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (foot) is out of practice Thursday, Aug. 4.

Footballguys view: Coleman was hampered by injury last season, though Devonta Freeman's breakout production held him back as well. He's likely to continue to take a back seat to Freeman, who we see as an RB1. That makes Coleman no better than a handcuff or an RB4/RB5.

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  Falcons | Tevin Coleman out with foot injury    Wed Aug 3, 01:33 PM

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (foot) rolled his foot Tuesday, Aug. 2, but is doing fine and should return to practice in a 'limited fashion' Thursday, Aug. 4, or Friday, Aug. 5, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

Footballguys view: As long as Coleman returns when expected, this shouldn't be an issue. He wasn't able to stay healthy for long last year, so hopefully this is only time we see him on the injury report this summer. He has been having a great camp by most accounts, including big improvements as a receiver.

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  Falcons | Tevin Coleman out Wednesday    Wed Aug 3, 10:51 AM

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (undisclosed) is out of practice Wednesday, Aug. 3.

Footballguys view: Coleman's injury is to his foot, but it sounds minor after he did a fitness run to test it. He could be back tomorrow on a limited basis.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan's practice picks a non-issue    Tue Aug 2, 11:21 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan throwing interceptions in practice isn't a concern of head coach Dan Quinn. 'This is the time to try everything, whether is a different route or a different look,' Quinn said Tuesday, Aug. 2, after Ryan threw a virtual pick-six during the team period. 'It's also an important part for the defense, too, to know how they get after the ball. For us, this is what this time is all about is getting the timing down and getting the routes right. Some of that happens in our training camp practice. But for us, it's about the ball, we know that.'

Footballguys view: Ryan was being overdrafted as a low QB1 entering 2015, now he might be rated correctly as QB18. It's hard to justify taking him any higher, but if he falls out of the top 20 quarterbacks, he could be a slight value. Quarterback is deep enough this year that you don't need to reach for your QB1 or QB2.

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  Falcons | Atlanta to sign Dwight Freeney    Tue Aug 2, 04:31 PM

Free-agent LB Dwight Freeney (Cardinals) is scheduled to fly to Atlanta Thursday, Aug. 4, to sign a one-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons, according to a source.

Footballguys view: The Falcons have been looking for help on defense, and Freeney proved last year that he still has some ability left in the tank. In a limited role for the Cardinals in 2015, Freeney played 245 snaps in 11 games and finished with 8.0 sacks and three forced fumbles. The Falcons should use him in a similar role, and snaring 5-7 sacks isn't out of the question.

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  Falcons | Matt Schaub impressing coaches    Tue Aug 2, 01:29 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Schaub has impressed Falcons head coach Dan Quinn with his coolness under pressure. 'He's also got a real coolness about him," Quinn said. 'When the pressure's on, he kind of looks at it and smiles and says alright here's what we're going to do, and that's ensuring feeling know that that's an important job for us. We couldn't be more thrilled that Matt's here with us.'

Footballguys view: Schaub is a seasoned veteran, and this isn't his first rodeo...or training camp with the Falcons. He spent three years with Atlanta after they made him a third-round pick in the 2004 NFL draft. Schaub gives them veteran insurance behind Matt Ryan, but if Ryan goes down we're not going to recommend you rush out to get him.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones to return Tuesday    Sun Jul 31, 07:10 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) will return to full practice Tuesday, Aug. 2, head coach Dan Quinn said.

Footballguys view: We will watch to see if this possible plantar fascia issue pops up again in August or the Falcons otherwise treat Jones with a kid glove, which would indicate that this will be something he has to manage all season. The Falcons offense as a whole will suffer if this becomes a bigger problem.

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  Falcons | Jalen Collins impressing early in camp    Sun Jul 31, 09:33 AM

Atlanta Falcons CB Jalen Collins has impressed early in training camp battling for balls, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

Footballguys view: Collins will suspended for the first four games, but once he returns, he should upgrade the Falcons secondary.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones could practice in full Sunday    Sat Jul 30, 08:18 PM

Updating previous reports, Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) participated in individual drills Saturday, July 30, and could receive full clearance for practice as soon as Sunday, July 31. He has been bothered by an apparent foot injury since training camp opened Thursday, July 28, and was spotted rolling his left foot over a ball on the sidelines while team drills were taking place Saturday.

Footballguys view: Good news for the Falcons here. Jones is going off the board at WR2 (1.03) in 12-team PPR leagues. The Falcons passing game is going to go through their superstar WR.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones not worried    Sat Jul 30, 11:42 AM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (undisclosed) said he is dealing with a minor injury and it is nothing to worry about.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners shouldn't be worried by this either. His current ADP is WR2 (1.03) in 12-team PPR leagues, and we shouldn't see that fall much if at all before the start of the regular season.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones limited    Sat Jul 30, 11:00 AM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (undisclosed) is in uniform for practice Saturday, July 30, but is not participating in individual drills or 11-on-11 drills.

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  Falcons | Chris King signs with Falcons    Fri Jul 29, 04:48 PM

Free-agent WR Chris King (Cardinals) signed with the Atlanta Falcons Friday, July 29. Financial terms were undisclosed.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones will be fully back soon    Fri Jul 29, 03:57 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (undisclosed) will be a full participant in practice 'in the next day or so,' according to head coach Dan Quinn. Quinn decided to sit Jones out during team drills Friday, July 29.

Footballguys view: This matches the earlier reports to not be worried about Jones leaving practice earlier this week. As long as whatever this is/was doesn't recur, we won't be moving Jones from the top 3 of our wide receiver board and top 5 of our overall board.

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  Falcons | Sean Weatherspoon no threat in pass rush    Fri Jul 29, 03:10 PM

Atlanta Falcons LB Sean Weatherspoon is no longer a threat on the pass rush, and if he makes the team as a weakside or middle linebacker it will be beacuse of his ability to cover opponents.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones out of team drills    Fri Jul 29, 10:55 AM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (undisclosed) is sitting out of team drills Friday, July 29.

Footballguys view: All signs point to this being a minor injury, but teams don't have to tell us the truth about injuries. As long as Jones is back in a matter of days, not weeks, there's no reason to move him down on your draft board.

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