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  Falcons | Todd Gurley still awaiting physical    Tue Apr 7, 03:10 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Todd Gurley (knee) has yet to take or pass his physical, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff Tuesday, April 7.

Footballguys view: Dimitroff said he feels good about Gurley's ability to pass the test. If Gurley is healthy and can regain his previous form, the Falcons just got a bargain on a one-year 'prove it' deal.

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  Falcons | Atlanta officially adds Todd Gurley    Mon Apr 6, 05:11 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent RB Todd Gurley (Rams) officially signed with the Atlanta Falcons Monday, April 6. Official terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Gurley gets a one-year, 'prove it' deal to return to Georgia where he was a college superstar. If healthy, Gurley could have a bounce-back season with this fresh start. If not healthy, the team didn't make any sort of long-term investment.

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  Falcons | Dante Fowler sets lofty goal    Thu Apr 2, 06:23 PM

Atlanta Falcons DE Dante Fowler told reporters Thursday, April 2, he's aiming to record at least 23 sacks in the 2020 season and break Michael Strahan's league record of 22.5 set in 2001. Fowler set a career-high with 11.5 sacks with the Los Angeles Rams in 2019.

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  Falcons | Blidi Wreh-Wilson     Tue Mar 31, 06:56 PM

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons DB Blidi Wreh-Wilson's contract was finalized by the NFL Tuesday, March 31.

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  Falcons | Edmond Robinson officially signs    Mon Mar 30, 05:04 PM

Former XFL LB Edmond Robinson officially signed with the Atlanta Falcons Monday, March 30. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Falcons | Todd Gurley's hands betrayed him in 2019    Sun Mar 29, 05:30 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Todd Gurley was charged with the dropped pass on a league-high 14.3 percent of his targets in 2019 as a member of the Los Angeles Rams. Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (12.5) and Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (11.1) were the only other qualified running backs with a drop rate of higher than nine percent.

Footballguys view: Gurley got a one-year, 'prove it' deal with the Falcons. It would be great for him and the team if he could be more reliable as a target out of the backfield in 2020.

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  Falcons | Laquon Treadwell contract update    Fri Mar 27, 06:59 PM

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons WR Laquon Treadwell signed a one-year contract with the Falcons worth $910,000.

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  Falcons | Edmond Robinson heads to Atlanta    Fri Mar 27, 04:12 PM

Former XFL Houston Roughnecks LB Edmond Robinson will sign with Atlanta Falcons, sources said Friday, March 27. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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  Falcons | Todd Gurley limited after contact in 2019    Wed Mar 25, 11:43 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Todd Gurley was able to break a tackle once every 10.6 carries in 2019 with the Los Angeles Rams - significantly better than his 15.1 average in 2018 - but he managed just 374 rushing yards after contact (average of 1.7) after accumulating 617 yards (2.4) after contact the previous season.

Footballguys view: Gurley hasn't been right health wise in a couple of years. If he can regain his form, then the Falcons got one helluva player on a 'prove it' deal. We are hoping that happens but remain cautious about his projections for the 2020 season.

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  Falcons | Atlanta officially signs Laquon Treadwell    Wed Mar 25, 07:48 PM

Free-agent WR Laquon Treadwell (Vikings) officially signed with the Atlanta Falcons Wednesday, March 25. Official terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: A first-round pick for the Vikings in the 2016 NFL draft, Treadwell never played up to his massive potential. We'll see if a fresh start with the Falcons helps. He is not a lock for the 53-man roster.

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  Falcons | Dante Fowler's deal official    Wed Mar 25, 07:44 PM

Free-agent DE Dante Fowler (Rams) officially signed with the Atlanta Falcons Wednesday, March 25. Official terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Falcons | Atlanta signing Khari Lee    Wed Mar 25, 05:12 PM

Former XFL TE Khari Lee agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons Wednesday, March 25. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Falcons | Allen Bailey extended    Wed Mar 25, 10:36 AM

Atlanta Falcons DE Allen Bailey signed a one-year, $4.5 million extension with a $3.25 million signing bonus through the 2021 season.

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  Falcons | Blidi Wreh-Wilson terms    Tue Mar 24, 09:28 AM

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson's one-year deal includes a base salary of $1.050 million with a signing bonus of $137,500.

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  Falcons | LaRoy Reynolds to Falcons    Tue Mar 24, 09:27 AM

Free-agent LB LaRoy Reynolds (Bengals) signed an undisclosed deal with the Atlanta Falcons Tuesday, March 24.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan reworks contract    Mon Mar 23, 01:42 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan has agreed to restructure his contract, which will create salary cap space for the team.

Footballguys view: They had to make room in the salary cap after signing RB Todd Gurley and LB Dante Fowler in free agency. No details yet on just how Ryan reworked his deal to help out the team.

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  Falcons | Atlanta adding Justin McCray    Sun Mar 22, 09:32 PM

Free-agent OG Justin McCray (Browns) agreed to terms with the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, March 22, according to a source.

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  Falcons | Blidi Wreh-Wilson re-signs    Sun Mar 22, 09:20 PM

Free-agent CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson (Falcons) agreed to a one-year deal to return to the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, March 22.

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  Falcons | Laquon Treadwell headed to Atlanta    Sun Mar 22, 09:06 PM

Free-agent WR Laquon Treadwell (Vikings) has agreed to terms with the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, March 22, according to a league source.

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  Falcons | Ryan Allen returns to Atlanta    Sat Mar 21, 07:44 PM

Free-agent P Ryan Allen (Falcons) re-signed with the Atlanta Falcons Saturday, March 21. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Falcons | Todd Gurley slated to earn $11M     Fri Mar 20, 12:31 PM

Updating previous reports, Atlanta Falcons RB Todd Gurley is slated to earn $11 million in 2020, with $7.5 million coming from the Los Angeles Rams and $6 million from the Falcons minus $2.5 million for an offset.

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  Falcons | Todd Gurley terms    Fri Mar 20, 09:12 AM

Updating an earlier report, Atlanta Falcons RB Todd Gurley agreed to a one-year, $5 million deal, according to sources.

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  Falcons | Todd Gurley agrees with Falcons    Fri Mar 20, 08:20 AM

Free-agent RB Todd Gurley (Rams) agreed to a one-year deal, pending a physical, with the Atlanta Falcons Friday, March 20. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

Footballguys view: Gurley goes back to Georgia where he was a superstar in college for the Bulldogs. The Falcons released Devonta Freeman a while ago and were looking for a No.1 running back. That's going to be Gurley leading the charge this season, and Fantasy GMs can look at him as a RB2 with upside now that he's got a fresh start. Gurley just needs to stay healthy in order to play up to his still-high potential.

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  Falcons | Atlanta inquired on Todd Gurley    Thu Mar 19, 07:06 PM

The Atlanta Falcons expressed interest in RB Todd Gurley when he was being shopped by the Los Angeles Rams for a potential trade, according to a source Thursday, March 19.

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  Falcons | Hayden Hurst officially acquired by Atlanta    Wed Mar 18, 04:16 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Hayden Hurst was officially acquired by the Atlanta Falcons Wednesday, March 18, in exchange for a second-round draft choice and a fifth-round draft choice. The Falcons will also receive a fourth-round draft choice in the trade.

Footballguys view: The Falcons take a chance on the former first-round pick as their replacement for Austin Hooper who moved on in free agency to the Browns. Hurst has the talent but he needs to stay healthy and start playing up to that potential.

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  Falcons | Dante Fowler contract update    Wed Mar 18, 02:42 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent DE Dante Fowler's (Rams) three-year agreement with the Atlanta Falcons is worth as much as $48 million, according to a source.

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  Falcons | Atlanta set to add Dante Fowler    Wed Mar 18, 02:38 PM

Free-agent DE Dante Fowler (Rams) agreed to terms on a three-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons Wednesday, March 18, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Falcons | Brian Hill receives tender    Tue Mar 17, 06:20 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Brian Hill received an original-round tender Tuesday, March 17.

Footballguys view: Hill was a fifth-round pick for the Falcons in the 2017 NFL draft. That means the team would get a fifth-round pick if some team signs him away. The tender is worth around $2 million for the 2020 season. Hill is a good all-purpose back who gives the team veteran depth.

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  Falcons | Luke Stocker let go    Mon Mar 16, 04:44 PM

Atlanta Falcons TE Luke Stocker was released Monday, March 16.

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  Falcons | Atlanta acquires Hayden Hurst    Mon Mar 16, 02:24 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Hayden Hurst and a 2020 fourth-round draft pick were traded to the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for a 2020 second-round pick and a 2020 fifth-round pick.

Footballguys view: The Falcons lost Austin Hooper in free agency to the Browns, but they were unable and unwilling to pay his price tag. Instead, they get a player with some untapped potential like Hurst. He did next to nothing with the Ravens even though he was a first-round pick for them just a couple of years ago. Assuming the Hooper role for the Falcons, Hurst has TE1 potential for Fantasy GMs in 2020 if he stays healthy.

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  Falcons | Devonta Freeman released    Mon Mar 16, 09:12 AM

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is being released Monday, March 16. The move will save the team more than $3 million.

Footballguys view: Freeman is just not the player he used to be. The writing was on the wall all offseason and the Falcons just made it official. They have Ito Smith as their top back right now, but expect the Falcons to add talent in the draft or free agency. Freeman could find a landing spot with a team looking for veteran depth.

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  Falcons | Keith Smith terms    Mon Mar 16, 08:49 AM

Updating previous reports, Atlanta Falcons FB Keith Smith received a three-year, $4.3 million deal with $1.95 million guaranteed.

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  Falcons | Desmond Trufant to be released    Mon Mar 16, 08:15 AM

Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant is expected to be released this week.

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  Falcons | Vic Beasley to bet on himself?    Sun Mar 15, 10:27 PM

Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent LB Vic Beasley could take a 'one-year prove-it deal,' according to Dan Graziano of ESPN.com.

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  Falcons | Atlanta keeping Tyeler Davison    Sun Mar 15, 09:32 PM

Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent DT Tyeler Davison agreed to a contract extension Sunday, March 15, according to sources.

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  Falcons | Atlanta to be active in free agency?    Sat Mar 14, 06:15 PM

Atlanta Falcons president and CEO Rich McKay said Friday, March 13, the Falcons could be more active in free agency than previously expected.

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  Falcons | Keith Smith sticking around    Sat Mar 14, 04:38 PM

Atlanta Falcons FB Keith Smith signed a three-year contract extension Saturday, Match 14. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

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  Falcons | Lukayus McNeil cut    Mon Mar 9, 04:55 PM

Atlanta Falcons OT Lukayus McNeil was waived Monday, March 9.

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  Falcons | Steven Means receives new deal    Mon Mar 9, 04:51 PM

Atlanta Falcons DE Steven Means agreed to a new one-year contract with the Falcons Monday, March 9. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Falcons | Atlanta to be active in the draft?    Sat Mar 7, 10:27 PM

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said the Falcons could be active when it comes to trading picks during the 2020 NFL Draft. 'I think there's going to be a lot of really interesting action between 10 and 20,' Dimitroff said. 'And again, I would never count us out because again we're a team that has been active.'

Footballguys view: The Falcons have the No.16 overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft. There's going to be some quality talent that falls to them at that position, but they might want to move around to secure the services of a top-tier player. Going for a cornerback or defensive line help might be in order for the Falcons.

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  Falcons | John Wetzel back with Atlanta    Wed Mar 4, 04:47 PM

Free-agent OT John Wetzel (Falcons) signed a one-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons Wednesday, March 4. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Falcons | John Wetzel let go    Mon Mar 2, 05:17 PM

Atlanta Falcons OT John Wetzel was released Monday, March 2.

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  Falcons | Kemal Ishmael won't be re-signed    Sat Feb 29, 02:35 PM

Atlanta Falcons S/LB Kemal Ishmael, a pending free agent, has been informed by the team that he will not be re-signed.

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  Falcons | Three d-linemen meet with Atlanta    Fri Feb 28, 12:46 AM

Auburn DT Derrick Brown, Auburn DE Marlon Davidson and South Carolina DT Javon Kinlaw met with the Atlanta Falcons at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine on Wednesday, Feb. 27.

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  Falcons | Atlanta meets with two top pass rushers    Fri Feb 28, 12:08 AM

LSU DE K'Lavon Chaisson and Iowa DE A.J. Epenesa met with the Atlanta Falcons at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine on Wednesday, Feb. 27.

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  Falcons | Two FAs to test market    Wed Feb 26, 05:05 PM

Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent OG Wes Schweitzer and LB De'Vondre Campbell will be allowed to test the free-agent market, but the team hopes to re-sign them this offseason, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff.

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  Falcons | Austin Hooper to hit market    Tue Feb 25, 11:36 AM

Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent TE Austin Hooper will be allowed to discover his market in free agency.

Footballguys view: Zero surprise here. Hooper is going to be too expensive for the Falcons to keep as they are paying a bunch of money to skill position guys like QB Matt Ryan, RB Devonta Freeman (for now) and WR Julio ?Jones. We should see Hooper earn a contract that makes him one of the highest-paid tight ends in the league.

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  Falcons | Big money for Austin Hooper?    Sat Feb 22, 09:39 PM

Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent TE Austin Hooper's new contract will likely be in the range of $44 million over four years with $26.5 million guaranteed, in the opinion of former NFL agent Joel Corry.

Footballguys view: Hooper is going to be the highest-paid tight end in free agency...and the Falcons may not be able to afford him with what they're already paying guys like QB Matt Ryan and WR Julio Jones. If Hooper gets to the open market, the demand for his services is going to be quite high.

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  Falcons | Atlanta extends punter and place kicker    Tue Feb 18, 06:36 PM

Updating previous reports, Atlanta Falcons P Ryan Allen and PK Younghoe Koo were signed to one-year extensions Tuesday, Feb. 18. Both were set to become free agents in March, although Koo would have been an exclusive-rights free agent.

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  Falcons | Russell Gage to man the slot?    Thu Feb 13, 09:44 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Russell Gage Jr. could be used as a slot receiver in 2020, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Footballguys view: Gage should be the No.3 receiver behind Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley. In 14 games last year, Gage had 49 catches for 446 yards and one touchdown. Fantasy GMs are likely to have Gage on their waiver wire speed dial in 2020 and maybe he could get in as a 'what the heck' flex if given a larger role.

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