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  Falcons | T.J. Yates will not make team    Fri Sep 4, 04:37 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB T.J. Yates was released Friday, Sept. 4.

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  Falcons | Rex Grossman released    Fri Sep 4, 04:16 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Rex Grossman was released Friday, Sept. 4, according to a source.

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  Falcons | Andy Levitre headed to Atlanta    Fri Sep 4, 12:47 PM

Tennessee Titans OG Andy Levitre was acquired by the Atlanta Falcons Friday, Sept. 4.

Footballguys view: Levitre should be better in the Falcons zone blocking running game, and he is at least an upgrade from the poor guards they were going into the season with before this deal. It's not a major upgrade, but it can't hurt the effort for the woeful Falcons line.

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  Falcons | Tevin Coleman ends preseason with bang    Thu Sep 3, 11:26 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman had eight rushes for 56 yards in a 20-19 preseason victory against the Baltimore Ravens Thursday, Sept. 3.

Footballguys view: Coleman needed the work because he missed a lot of the preseason. Devonta Freeman is supposed to get the larger role of the two entering into Week 1 against Atlanta, but Coleman might be in better position to get a significant number of touches. Watch the practice reports next week.

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  Falcons | Jacob Tamme suffers injury    Thu Sep 3, 07:32 PM

Atlanta Falcons TE Jacob Tamme (back) suffered a back injury during the final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 3, and is considered questionable to return.

Footballguys view: We're not sure how well this offense is going to work with the offensive line a mess as it is now. Tamme is a weak fantasy play most weeks and even healthy might be useless as anything more than a blocker.

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  Falcons | Devonta Freeman will not play    Thu Sep 3, 06:37 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (hamstring) will not dress for the final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 3.

Footballguys view: Freeman is a RB3 for fantasy owners - when healthy. He's competing with rookie Tevin Coleman for the starting job, but both backs have been banged up this preseason.

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  Falcons | Roddy White may work out next week    Wed Sep 2, 05:53 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (elbow) is expected to participate in some activities next week with a pad on his surgically repaired elbow.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners know the deal with White. If he practices during the week, he'll be good to go as a flex starter for the game.

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  Falcons | Brooks Reed may need surgery    Wed Sep 2, 05:43 PM

Atlanta Falcons LB Brooks Reed (groin) is expected to receive a second opinion on his injured groin and may need surgery to repair the injury.

Footballguys view: Reed has been slowed by a hamstring problem earlier this offseason and now this groin injury. The Falcons are most certainly concerned with this injury which may require surgery. They signed Reed to a five-year, $22 million deal back in March.

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  Falcons | Devonta Freeman expected to sit    Wed Sep 2, 04:54 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (hamstring) is expected to miss the final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 3, but has not been ruled out at this point.

Footballguys view: Freeman is competing with rookie Tevin Coleman for the starting running back spot. We appreciate both talents, but the O-Line in Atlanta leaves a lot to be desired. Consider both backs RB3s with upside for your fantasy team.

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  Falcons | Several players to miss preseason game    Wed Sep 2, 04:47 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Devin Hester (toe), LB Justin Durant (foot), CB Desmond Trufant (shoulder), RB Antone Smith (hamstring), TE Tony Moeaki (ankle), OT Jake Matthews (back) and LB Brooks Reed (groin) have been ruled out for the final preseason game.

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  Falcons | Bernard Reedy waived    Wed Sep 2, 03:36 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Bernard Reedy was waived Wednesday, Sept. 2.

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  Falcons | Devonta Freeman has active practice    Tue Sep 1, 11:28 AM

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman was the most active in practice Monday, Aug. 31, that he was been since a hamstring injury Aug. 6. It's unclear whether he'll play in the final preseason game this week.

Footballguys view: There's no real clarity in the Atlanta Falcons backfield. Both Freeman and Tevin Coleman are ranked as an RB3, though Coleman is trending at an ADP two full rounds before Freeman (7.11 versus 9.08) so in many ways the value is a pick'em. With that offensive line, either guy has tough sledding ahead of him. We give Coleman the edge, but it's pretty thin.

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  Falcons | Jake Matthews misses practice    Mon Aug 31, 03:03 PM

Atlanta Falcons OT Jake Matthews (back) missed practice Monday, Aug. 31, with a strained back, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

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  Falcons | Devin Hester doesn't practice    Mon Aug 31, 02:20 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Devin Hester (toe) did not practice Monday, Aug. 31.

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  Falcons | Williams Moore returns    Mon Aug 31, 02:15 PM

Atlanta Falcons SS William Moore (calf) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 31. Moore has missed the last two preseason games.

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  Falcons | Four Falcons sent packing    Mon Aug 31, 10:24 AM

Atlanta Falcons TE Mickey Shuler, WR Marquez Clark, RB Michael Ford and WR John Harris were cut Sunday, Aug. 30.

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  Falcons | Tevin Coleman struggles Saturday    Sun Aug 30, 10:19 AM

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman rushed for two yards on four carries during the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29. Coleman missed the first two preseason games because of an injury.

Footballguys view: We have some serious concerns about the Falcons offensive line. New offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan had great success with the running game in Cleveland early last year, but the Browns offensive line is one of the best in the league. Coleman's attractiveness as a mid-round target is in question.

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  Falcons | Tony Moeaki sidelined    Sun Aug 30, 10:16 AM

Atlanta Falcons TE Tony Moeaki (thigh) suffered a thigh injury during the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29.

Footballguys view: Moeaki has never been able to stay healthy for long. If there's a surprise hit at tight end in this offense, it'll be Jacob Tamme.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones receives extension    Sat Aug 29, 06:57 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones agreed to terms with the team Saturday, Aug. 29, on a five-year contract extension worth $71.25 million, according to a source. The deal includes $47 million in guaranteed money.

Footballguys view: Jones has a slight advantage in average annual salary compared to the deals that Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas received earlier this year. Now that his contract situation is out of the way, Jones can go dominate on the field. We like him being moved around in the Kyle Shanahan offense, and Jones could push to be the no1 fantasy receiver in 2015.

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  Falcons | Devonta Freeman probably won't play    Sat Aug 29, 02:07 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (hamstring) is not expected to play against the Miami Dolphins Saturday, Aug. 29.

Footballguys view: Freeman is competing for the starting job with rookie Tevin Coleman. Both backs have been battling hamstring injuries this preseason, but Coleman could put himself at the front of this race with a strong performance on Saturday.

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  Falcons | Ra'Shede Hageman should be in uniform    Thu Aug 27, 04:31 PM

Atlanta Falcons DT Ra'Shede Hageman (concussion) is expected to play in the third preseason game Thursday, Aug. 27.

Footballguys view: We'd like to see Hageman reach the potential we saw at the Senior Bowl before he was drafted, so with luck he'll be healthy. As a whole, the Falcons defense is uninspiring this year and no more than a very occasional portion of a Team Defense by Committee.

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  Falcons | Desmond Trufant likely to sit out    Thu Aug 27, 04:28 PM

Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant (shoulder) has participated in practice this week but likely will not play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29.

Footballguys view: The Falcons defense won't change much without Trufant for this outing, and they would like him to be healthy for Week 1. This isn't a defense you want to roll out in fantasy anyway and we expect them to be underwhelming.

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  Falcons | Roddy White ruled out     Thu Aug 27, 04:23 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (elbow) will not play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29.

Footballguys view: No sense in risking White--one of the only solid receivers not named Julio Jones on the team--when you know what you have in him. We see White, when healthy, as a decent WR3 or solid WR4.

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  Falcons | Two players will miss preseason game    Thu Aug 27, 04:22 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (hamstring) and SS William Moore (calf) will not play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29.

Footballguys view: Smith had some nice games last season but isn't a fantasy force, while Moore's absence won't impact the defense, which isn't expected to be a fantasy factor this season.

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  Falcons | Tevin Coleman expected to play    Thu Aug 27, 01:24 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman is expected to play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29.

Footballguys view: The team hasn't wanted to rush Coleman, who has been battling a hamstring injury. He has a shot at getting a lot of carries but missing the first two preseason games and a lot of practice might put that further down the line. As of this moment, we have him as an RB3, though he has more upside. Devonta Freeman (currently an RB4) will definitely be skimming carries from him.

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  Falcons | Evan Royster waived    Wed Aug 26, 10:04 AM

Atlanta Falcons RB Evan Royster (undisclosed) was waived/injured Wednesday, Aug. 26.

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  Falcons | Rex Grossman signs with Atlanta    Wed Aug 26, 09:16 AM

Free-agent QB Rex Grossman (Redskins) was signed by the Atlanta Falcons to a one-year, $1 million deal Wednesday, Aug. 26.

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  Falcons | Atlanta working out Rex Grossman    Tue Aug 25, 01:00 PM

Updating a previous item, the Atlanta Falcons are working out free-agent QB Rex Grossman (Redskins) Tuesday, Aug. 25. Backup QBs T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree have failed to do much during training camp.

Footballguys view: Zero surprise here. Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is a supporter of Grossman from their time working together with the Washington Redskins, Houston Texans and Cleveland Browns. The seasoned veteran knows the Shanahan offense like the back of his hand.

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  Falcons | Atlanta still looking to sign Julio Jones    Mon Aug 24, 07:48 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones is still talking with the team about a contract extension, but the talks stalled significantly last week, according to sources.

Footballguys view: According to reports, Falcons owner Arthur Blank said he is still optimistic that the two sides can reach an agreement. Jones is willing to play for $10.176 million this season if no agreement is reached. There is a roadmap for Jones in the form of the contracts that Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas received earlier this year.

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  Falcons | Roddy White to have elbow surgery    Sun Aug 23, 07:23 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (elbow) will undergo a minor surgical procedure on his right elbow but is expected to be ready for the season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

Footballguys view: Luckily, White has given us guidance on how to use him in fantasy lineups. If he doesn't practice before the Week 1 game, we shouldn't trust him in our lineups, despite the good matchup against Philadelphia. Preseason sensation Leonard Hankerson would likely get the call if White can't go.

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  Falcons | Roddy White ruled out    Fri Aug 21, 07:33 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (shoulder) will not play in the second preseason game Friday, Aug. 21, because of a shoulder injury. White's injury is not consider serious.

Footballguys view: We already know White had his knee drained in the offseason and may have to have the procedure again during the season. This injury isn't serious, but it is a reminder that his body isn't holding up the way it used to. Luckily, White has told us the "Roddy Rule" - don't play him in your fantasy league if he hasn't practiced. Hopefully we don't need to enact that rule too often this year.

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  Falcons | Devonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman sitting    Fri Aug 21, 06:51 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (hamstring) and RB Tevin Coleman (hamstring) will not play in the second preseason game Friday, Aug. 21.

Footballguys view: Disappointing as neither back has created any momentum yet this preseason. The Falcons have only brought in Evan Royster, (who does have experience with new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, so you never know) so they seem content with the banged-up youngsters to carry the mail despite the setback in preparation in the new offense.

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Tevin Coleman player page


  Falcons | Devonta Freeman could sit Friday    Thu Aug 20, 09:54 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (hamstring) is questionable to play in a preseason game against the New York Jets Friday, Aug. 21.

Footballguys view: Devonta Freeman is battling rookie Tevin Coleman and the Falcons are hoping one of the two can shore up what was a poor running game in 2014. Neither one is more than a low end RB3 or a high end RB4 until we get some clarity. If they are both out Friday night, both the Falcons and fantasy owners will have to hope we get a look in Week 3.

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  Falcons | Tevin Coleman questionable Friday    Thu Aug 20, 09:49 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (hamstring) is questionable to play in a preseason game against the New York Jets Friday, Aug. 21.

Footballguys view: The Falcons are hoping Coleman can help a run game that stalled terribly in 2014. If healthy, we don't see him as more than a low end RB3 or a high end RB4. Ditto Devonta Freeman, who may not play against the Jets either. Both players may lack the chance to separate from the other heading into the third preseason game.

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  Falcons | Antone Smith to miss game    Thu Aug 20, 01:08 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (hamstring) will not play in the second preseason game Friday, Aug. 21.

Footballguys view: Smith had a chance to horn into more work in the Falcons backfield with a good showing while Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman were out, but he joined them on the sidelines.

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  Falcons | Ra'Shede Hageman, William Moore ruled out    Thu Aug 20, 12:15 PM

Atlanta Falcons DT Ra'Shede Hageman (concussion) and SS William Moore (calf) have been ruled out for the second preseason game, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

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  Falcons | Desmond Trufant works on side    Thu Aug 20, 12:10 PM

Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant (shoulder) worked on the side during practice Thursday, Aug. 20. He has not been ruled out for the second preseason game at this point but is not expected to play.

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  Falcons | Brooks Reed expected to play     Wed Aug 19, 03:44 PM

Atlanta Falcons LB Brooks Reed (groin, hip) is expected to play in the second preseason game against the New York Jets.

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  Falcons | Atlanta's top two RBs not ruled out    Wed Aug 19, 03:32 PM

Atlanta Falcons RBs Devonta Freeman (hamstring) and Tevin Coleman (hamstring) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Aug. 19, and neither player has been ruled out for the second preseason game.

Footballguys view: This battle is well worth monitoring for fantasy owners. Freeman has the experience advantage, plus reports indicate that he's better in pass-protection than the rookie Coleman. The winner of this competition could be a nice RB3/flex option for fantasy owners this year.

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Tevin Coleman player page


  Falcons | William Moore day-to-day    Wed Aug 19, 03:27 PM

Atlanta Falcons SS William Moore (calf) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 19, and is considered day-to-day.

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  Falcons | Ra'Shede Hageman suffers injury    Wed Aug 19, 03:12 PM

Atlanta Falcons DT Ra'Shede Hageman (concussion) suffered a concussion during practice Tuesday, Aug. 18.

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  Falcons | ATL interested in Rex Grossman    Wed Aug 19, 02:00 AM

The Atlanta Falcons are interested in free-agent QB Rex Grossman (Redskins), according to a source.

Footballguys view: What took so long for this story to come out? Kyle Shanahan is the new OC in Atlanta, and Grossman is his guy. The two have worked together on multiple teams, and Grossman could give the team valuable veteran depth behind Matt Ryan.

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  Falcons | William Moore exits    Tue Aug 18, 12:48 PM

Atlanta Falcons SS William Moore (calf) left practice Tuesday, Aug. 18, with a calf injury.

Footballguys view: Moore only played in seven games last year because of a shoulder injury. He has only played i all 16 games twice in his career, which started in 2009. The Falcons will be hoping for good news on the severity of this injury.

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  Falcons | Desmond Trufant out again    Tue Aug 18, 10:20 AM

Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant (shoulder) is out of practice Tuesday, Aug. 18.

Footballguys view: Trufant missed the first preseason game due to this shoulder injury. There's no word on when he'll be able to return to action.

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  Falcons | Tevin Coleman practicing again    Tue Aug 18, 10:11 AM

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman is at practice again Tuesday, Aug. 18, for the second straight day.

Footballguys view: Good news for the rookie here. His hamstring injury has put him behind in practice, but he should be able to catch up quickly. He's competing for the starting job with Devonta Freeman.

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  Falcons | Devonta Freeman back at it    Tue Aug 18, 10:11 AM

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is at practice again Tuesday, Aug. 18, for the second straight day.

Footballguys view: Freeman has to be considered the leader for the starting job in Atlanta. He's got a year of experience, plus reports indicate he's better at pass-protection than rookie Tevin Coleman.

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  Falcons | Antone Smith still out    Tue Aug 18, 10:04 AM

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (hamstring) is out of practice Tuesday, Aug. 18.

Footballguys view: Smith is a valuable veteran because of his quickness and big-play ability. The team will give him plenty of time to heal.

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  Falcons | Roddy White thinks highly of offense    Mon Aug 17, 08:23 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White said Monday, Aug. 17, he thinks the team's offense has the ability to average 30 points per game in 2015 under offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's scheme.

Footballguys view: The Falcons are going to need to score 30 points per game with their shoddy defense. Fantasy owners are dialed in on Julio Jones as a top-5 fantasy wide receiver. White is no longer the same player he used to be, but we still like him as a WR3/WR4 who could snare about 75 catches this season.

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  Falcons | Tevin Coleman returns to practice    Mon Aug 17, 02:09 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (hamstring) participated in individual drills during practice Monday, Aug. 17. Head coach Dan Quinn said he believes Freeman will be able to fully participate in practice soon.

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  Falcons | Devonta Freeman back on the field    Mon Aug 17, 02:08 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (hamstring) participated in individual drills during practice Monday, Aug. 17. Head coach Dan Quinn said he believes Freeman will be able to fully participate in practice soon.

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