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  Falcons | Takk McKinley experiences off-field issue    Tue Jan 15, 10:27 PM

Atlanta Falcons DE Takk McKinley (personal) was involved in a 'situation' that 'could be related to mental-health issues' after he was reportedly detained by police in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Jan. 15.'We were recently made aware of the situation involving Takk in Los Angeles earlier today. Any time a situation occurs that is or could be related to mental-health issues we take it very seriously,' head coach Dan Quinn said in a statement.

Footballguys view: TMZ first reported reports McKinley was with a friend who "became concerned about McKinley's well being" and called police. He went through the procedure with authorities and is back home in Oakland.

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  Falcons | Dave Brock named RBs coach    Sat Jan 12, 02:09 AM

The Atlanta Falcons named Dave Brock their running backs coach on Friday, Jan. 11. Brock previously served as the assistant wide receivers coach.

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  Falcons | Calvin Ridley in good company    Thu Jan 10, 10:40 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley finished his rookie season with numbers similar to what retired WR Marvin Harrison put up as a rookie. Ridley had 64 catches for 821 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2018, and Harrison had 64 catches for 836 yards and eight touchdowns in his rookie year.

Footballguys view: Ridley had a fine rookie season and we're excited to see what he can do in his second season. The Falcons fired Steve Sarkisian as their offensive coordinator and hired Dirk Koetter in his place. The offense should see a boost with the new coach.

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  Falcons | Michael Bennett joins Falcons    Thu Jan 10, 07:11 PM

The Atlanta Falcons signed DT Michael Z. Bennett to a Reserve/Futures contract Thursday, Jan. 10. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Falcons | Ben Kotwica going to Atlanta    Wed Jan 9, 04:44 PM

Former Washington Redskins special teams coordinator Ben Kotwica was hired as the new specials team coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons Wednesday, Jan. 9.

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  Falcons | Atlanta hires Mike Mularkey    Tue Jan 8, 05:54 PM

Former Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Mularkey was hired by the Atlanta Falcons Tuesday, Jan. 8, as their tight ends coach.

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  Falcons | Dirk Koetter back in Atlanta    Tue Jan 8, 05:49 PM

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter was hired by the Atlanta Falcons Tuesday, Jan. 9, as their new offensive coordinator, according to a source. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Koetter is back in Atlanta where they need help after two failed seasons with Steve Sarkisian running the offense. The veteran coach knows the talent well as he was the Falcons OC from 2012-14. It's a good move for the Falcons and for Koetter.

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  Falcons | Two defenders may miss workouts    Fri Jan 4, 06:39 PM

Atlanta Falcons SS Keanu Neal (knee) and FS Ricardo Allen (Achilles') may not participate in offseason workouts but will be ready for training camp, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

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  Falcons | Devonta Freeman should be ready for camp    Fri Jan 4, 06:38 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (groin) may not be ready for offseason workouts but will be ready for the start of training camp, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

Footballguys view: This stands out considering the reports that Freeman might return by the end of the regular season. He had knee problems at the end of last season and did not have surgery. Maybe we'll hear about surgery this offseason to explain this revised timeline.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones set to be paid?    Thu Jan 3, 09:24 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones's contract situation isn't a concern, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff. 'We'll take care of that business,' Dimitroff said.

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  Falcons | Wade Harman let go    Wed Jan 2, 09:50 PM

Atlanta Falcons tight ends coach Wade Harman was fired Wednesday, Jan. 2.

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  Falcons | Dirk Koetter to interview for Falcons OC    Tue Jan 1, 10:49 AM

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter will interview for the Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator vacancy soon.

Footballguys view: The Falcons are in need of both an offensive and defensive coordinator. Their OC the last two years (Steve Sarkisian) failed to get the most out of QB Matt Ryan. Any coach that is hired now will be tasked with getting this once high-powered offense back on track.

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  Falcons | Nine signed to futures contracts    Mon Dec 31, 09:44 PM

The Atlanta Falcons signed QB Kurt Benkert, WR Christian Blake, CB Taveze Calhoun, LB Jermaine Grace, TE Jaeden Graham, TE Alex Gray, WR Devin Gray, OG Sean Harlow and DT Jacob Tuioti-Mariner to Reserve/Futures contracts Monday, Dec. 31. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

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  Falcons | Atlanta cleans house at coordinator    Mon Dec 31, 12:44 PM

Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel and special teams coach Keith Armstrong were fired Monday, Dec. 31, according to a source.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. Sarkisian's offense was never a fit for the talent of the Atlanta offense. Reports indicate the team could turn to former Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak to be their offensive coordinator. That would be a fine move if possible as Kubiak comes from the Shanahan system, and QB Matt Ryan (and the entire offense) looked great under Kyle Shanahan a couple of years ago.

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  Falcons | Five grabs for Austin Hooper     Sun Dec 30, 09:10 PM

Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper caught five of six targets for 67 yards in a 34-32 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 17.

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  Falcons | Calvin Ridley scores in finale    Sun Dec 30, 09:07 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley caught all five of his targets for 32 yards and a touchdown in a 34-32 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 17.

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  Falcons | Nine touches for Tevin Coleman    Sun Dec 30, 09:03 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman rushed eight times for 45 yards and a touchdown and caught one pass for nine yards in a 34-32 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 17.

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  Falcons | Mohamd Sanu tosses TD    Sun Dec 30, 08:59 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu caught seven of his 10 targets for 90 yards and threw a five-yard touchdown pass in a 34-32 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 17.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones needs X-rays    Sun Dec 30, 08:53 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (chest) was headed for X-rays of his chest following the Week 17 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He caught nine of his 13 targets for 138 yards and a touchdown in a 34-32 win.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan throws for 378 yards    Sun Dec 30, 08:48 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 31 of his 44 passes for 378 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a 34-32 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 17.

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  Falcons | Week 17 Atlanta Falcons inactives    Sun Dec 30, 11:33 AM

The Atlanta Falcons have declared CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson, DL Terrell McClain, LB Bruce Carter, PK Giorgio Tavecchio, OG Wes Schweitzer, DL Justin Zimmer and DB Ryan Neal inactive for Week 17.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones, Tevin Coleman limited    Fri Dec 28, 02:15 PM

Updating previous items, Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip, ribs) and RB Tevin Coleman (groin) were limited in practice Friday, Dec. 28. As was reported earlier, both Jones and Coleman are expected to play this week.

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  Falcons | Atlanta's Friday status report    Fri Dec 28, 02:12 PM

Atlanta Falcons OG Wes Schweitzer (back) did not practice Friday, Dec. 28, and has been ruled out for Week 17. LB Deion Jones (foot), TE Logan Paulsen (knee, ankle) OT Ty Sambrailo (foot) participated fully.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones to play in Week 17    Fri Dec 28, 01:31 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (ribs/hip) will play in Week 17, the team announced Friday, Dec. 29.

Footballguys view: Jones is a solid play this week, but Calvin Ridley and Mohamed Sanu outscored him in Week 16 and might be as good if not better plays than him this week.

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  Falcons | Tevin Coleman ready to go Week 17    Fri Dec 28, 01:30 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (groin) will play in Week 17 versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Footballguys view: Brian Hill's sleeper appeal takes a hit with this news, but he should still get a chance to build on his success from last week. Coleman can show potential suitors in free agency that he can play well through injuries.

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  Falcons | Atlanta's Thursday practice report    Thu Dec 27, 05:44 PM

Atlanta Falcons OG Wes Schweitzer (back) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27. LB Deion Jones (foot), TE Logan Paulsen (ankle, knee) and OT Ty Sambrailo (foot) fully participated in practice.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones remains sidelined    Thu Dec 27, 05:39 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip, ribs) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27.

Footballguys view: Jones has missed two days of practice so far. We think he plays on Sunday against the Buccaneers.

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  Falcons | Tevin Coleman sits out again    Thu Dec 27, 05:38 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (groin) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27.

Footballguys view: Brian Hill is on track to get a start this week. He was impressive after Coleman went out against the Panthers last week.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones does not practice    Wed Dec 26, 05:35 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip, ribs) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 26.

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  Falcons | No Tevin Coleman on Wednesday    Wed Dec 26, 05:33 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (groin) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 26.

Footballguys view: Coleman may be limited the rest of the week. We saw the emergence of Brian Hill last week with Coleman banged up. Hill may be the lead back for the Falcons in Week 17 if Coleman can't go.

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  Falcons | Wednesday's practice report for Atlanta    Wed Dec 26, 05:29 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (groin), WR Julio Jones (hip, ribs) and OG Wes Schweitzer (back) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 26. LB Deion Jones (foot) and TE Logan Paulsen (knee, ankle) were listed as limited participants, while OT Ty Sambrailo (foot) practiced in full.

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  Falcons | Tevin Coleman should play    Mon Dec 24, 03:32 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (groin) has a good chance to play in the season finale despite suffering a strained groin in Week 16, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

Footballguys view: Coleman could be somewhat limited by this injury during the week of practice. The Falcons have Brian Hill to get carries if Coleman is down. Hill might work into the mix anyway due to his 100-yard rushing performance on Sunday.

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  Falcons | Sharrod Neasman in on 11 tackles    Sun Dec 23, 09:41 PM

Atlanta Falcons S Sharrod Neasman had a hand in 11 total tackles in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers.

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  Falcons | Deion Jones totals 14 tackles    Sun Dec 23, 09:39 PM

Atlanta Falcons LB Deion Jones totaled a game-high 14 tackles in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones posts 28 yards, score    Sun Dec 23, 09:33 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones ended up with four catches for 28 yards and a touchdowns on five targets in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers.

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  Falcons | Mohamed Sanu visits end zone    Sun Dec 23, 09:22 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu posted five grabs for 81 yards and a touchdown on eight targets in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers.

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  Falcons | Austin Hooper doesn't do much    Sun Dec 23, 09:08 PM

Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper finished with two grabs for 36 yards on his two targets in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers.

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  Falcons | Calvin Ridley posts 90 yards, TD    Sun Dec 23, 08:58 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley registered three receptions for a game-high 90 yards and a touchdown on five targets.

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  Falcons | Brian Hill runs for triple-digit yardage    Sun Dec 23, 08:56 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Brian Hill rushed eight times for 115 yards, including a game-long 60-yard scamper, in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan tosses three touchdowns    Sun Dec 23, 08:49 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 15-of-26 passes for 239 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers.

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  Falcons | Tevin Coleman injured    Sun Dec 23, 03:42 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (groin) suffered a groin injury during the Week 16 game and is considered questionable to return.

Footballguys view: Coleman wasn't the most durable earlier in his career but had done a good job staying on the field this year. His first chance as a true lead back was today and this won't help his free agent market. Brian Hill was impressive in relief of Coleman and could start in Week 17 at Tampa.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones will play in Week 16    Sun Dec 23, 11:17 AM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip, ribs) will be active for the team's Week 16 game.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones trending up    Sun Dec 23, 12:28 AM

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip, ribs) is trending in the right direction but remains a game-time decision against the Carolina Panthers in Week 16, according to a source.

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  Falcons | Austin Hooper poised to score?    Sat Dec 22, 11:03 PM

Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper faces the Carolina Panthers in Week 16, and the Panthers have allowed an NFL-high nine touchdowns to opposing tight ends this seasons.

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  Falcons | Atlanta's Week 16 injury report    Fri Dec 21, 05:00 PM

Atlanta Falcons TE Logan Paulsen (ankle, knee) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 21, but is not on the injury report for Week 16. LB Bruce Carter (thigh), DT Grady Jarrett (groin, shoulder), LB Deion Jones (foot), DT Terrell McClain (toe) and CB Desmond Trufant (ankle) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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  Falcons | Austin Hooper limited    Fri Dec 21, 04:56 PM

Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper (ankle, knee) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 21, but is not on the injury report for Week 16.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones officially questionable    Fri Dec 21, 04:53 PM

Updating previous reports, Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip, ribs) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 21, and is listed as questionable for Week 16.

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  Falcons | Julio Jones will be game-time call    Fri Dec 21, 01:27 PM

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip, ribs) will be a game-time decision in Week 16, head coach Dan Quinn said Friday, Dec. 21.

Footballguys view: If Jones can't go, Matt Ryan will take a hit, but Calvin Ridley moves into WR2/WR3 range - he scored in the first matchup - and Mohamed Sanu and Austin Hooper also look like better plays.

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  Falcons | Ito Smith had knee scoped    Fri Dec 21, 01:12 AM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith (knee) had his knee scoped on Wednesday, Dec. 19, to address damage in his meniscus.

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  Falcons | Atlanta's Thursday practice report    Thu Dec 20, 04:33 PM

Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant (ankle), TE Logan Paulsen (knee, ankle), DT Grady Jarrett (groin, shoulder) and LB Bruce Carter (thigh) were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 20. DT Terrell McClain (toe) and LB Deion Jones (foot) participated fully.

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