Falcons Rumors & News

  • Lowery fitting in at free safety

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons safety Dwight Lowery is starting to fit into his new surroundings. After missing most of last season because of a concussion and playing just three games with Jacksonville, Lowery is delighted to have an opportunity to win the starting free safety position with the Falcons. He opened..." July 28

  • Steven Jackson bought into his own hype last season

    Pro Football Talk "Steven Jackson was used to carrying a bad Rams team, so it’s perhaps natural he thought he’d be the thing that pushed an already good Falcons team over the top. Instead, the season was as much of a disaster for him as for them, with his streak of 1,000-yard seasons ending at eight, and the..." July 28

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    vaughn mcclure @vxmcclure23

    Every part of Julio Jones' day has looked explosive. He's stopping on a dime. Showing no ill effects.

  • Douglas ready for more action in the slot

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas is ready to help pick-up some of production in the passing attack created by the retirement of tight end Tony Gonzalez. The Falcons don’t have a tight end that they plan to feature in the passing attack. They will try to use more three-wide receiver sets to..." July 27

  • Ex-Falcons WR Johnson was arrested for DUI

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Former Falcons wide receiver Darius Johnson was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, expired or no license on person, failure to have license on person and failure to obey signs or control devices on Thursday by Atlanta Police Department. Johnson was scheduled to report to the..." July 26

  • NFL in LA? It could happen sooner than you think

    Sporting News "At long last, after a 19-year absence, the NFL is ready to return to Los Angeles. It's no longer a matter of if, but when. Expect the NFL to announce a return to America's entertainment capital and the second-biggest market in the next 12 months, with one or two teams debuting in Los Angeles no..." July 24

  • Falcons, Roddy White agree on extension

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons and wide receiver Roddy White were talking contract extension earlier in the offseason, but tabled things for a while after White’s brother was killed. They have both resumed and completed those talks. On Thursday morning, the Falcons announced that they have agreed to terms with..." July 24

  • Falcons place Corey Peters, Zeke Motta on PUP list

    Pro Football Talk "Wide receiver Julio Jones has been cleared to practice in at least a limited fashion, but the Falcons will wait a little longer before giving two defensive players returning from injuries the green light to hit the practice field. The Falcons announced that defensive tackle Corey Peters and..." July 23

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    D. Orlando Ledbetter @DOrlandoAJC

    #Falcons S Zeke Motta and DT Corey Peters to open camp on PUP list. Julio Jones will open camp on time, but will be limited.

  • Steven Jackson is going from Pro Bowl running back to rookie artist

    USA Today "Steven Jackson is entering his eleventh season in the NFL, but the three-time Pro Bowler will be making his rookie debut in Los Angeles next weekend. The Atlanta Falcons running back will premiere his first-ever photography exhibit, “Looking Forward: Running Back,” at the Hamilton-Selway Fine..." July 11

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    Rob Rang @RobRang

    Draft started and is over with no players being selected.

  • Federal Judge Approves NFL Concussion Settlement

    Slate "A federal judge on Monday gave preliminary approval to the concussion compensation deal between the NFL and former players. The ruling comes two weeks after U.S. District Judge Anita Brody raised questions over whether the $675 million cap on damages paid by the league was sufficient to cover the..." July 08

  • Falcons WR Drew Davis likely to miss six weeks with foot injury

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons will be down a wide receiver at the start of training camp. The club announced Saturday that Drew Davis will begin camp on the physically unable to perform list after undergoing a “procedure” on his foot. Coach Mike Smith said Davis is anticipated to miss “around six weeks,”..." July 05

  • Report: Will Witherspoon has talked to Falcons, Rams

    Pro Football Talk "A free agent linebacker with more than 150 regular season starts has reportedly been in touch with a pair of NFC clubs. Will Witherspoon, who played 16 games for St. Louis a season ago, has had contact with the Rams and Falcons, according to NBC affiliate WJHG-TV in Panama City, Florida...." July 04

  • Peterson: Jones and White are best WR tandem in NFL

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones recently laid claim to him and Roddy White being the top wide receiver tandem in the NFL. Arizona cornerback Patrick Peterson, arguably the best pure cornerback in the league, agreed with Jones before playing in the Celebrity Golf Classic at the Reynolds..." June 30

  • Julio Jones: Falcons have best receiver duo in football

    Pro Football Talk "Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery recently shared his belief that he and Brandon Marshall make up the top receiving duo in the NFL, an argument that their 2,716 yards and 19 touchdowns in 2013 supports quite nicely. At this time last year, though, Falcons wideouts Julio Jones and Roddy White..." June 26

  • NFL agrees to blank check to pay concussion damages

    New York Post "The NFL’s stalled concussion settlement with 4,500 former players appeared to pick up steam again Wednesday when the league agreed to lift the cap on money available to eligible victims. Under the new agreement, the NFL must pay claims for the next 65 years while no longer limiting the fund for..." June 26

  • Why Advertisements are Probably Coming to NFL Jerseys

    ACME Packing Company "The Green Bay Packers wear some of the most iconic uniforms in all of sports. They're simple, clean, a palette of football nostalgia that harkens back to the days where you could drink scotch at work, smoke on airplanes and mustaches were a defining feature of one's manliness. If you like these..." June 22

  • NFLPA collusion lawsuit to proceed

    Covers.com "A court overturned a decision to dismiss the NFLPA's lawsuit against the NFL for collusion stemming from salary cap penalties toward the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins in 2012. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Wednesday reportedly overturned a decision by Judge David..." June 20

  • Texans ship T.J. Yates to Falcons for Akeem Dent

    Pro Football Talk "Reports of T.J. Yates‘ release by the Texans were exaggerated. Or maybe just erroneous. On Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that Yates had been cut, on the same day coach Bill O’Brien named Ryan Fitzpatrick the starter. Now, a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that..." June 19

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Falcons are working out former #Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma today, I’m told. If deemed healthy, could fill Weatherspoon’s void

  • Brian Finneran: ‘Heads are going to roll’ if Falcons don’t win

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Former Falcons wide receiver Brian Finneran, who’s now a local radio personality on 680 The Fan’s The Front Row show, painted a bleak picture of the upcoming season during a segment on the SiriusXM NFL Radio show. On the eve of mandatory minicamp, Finneran tossed out this bomb when asked about..." June 16

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Team to watch for Brandon Flowers: The #Falcons. They have been monitoring the situation & preparing in case Flowers was cut. Today he was

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    Jay Adams @FalconsJAdams

    The Falcons have been chosen to be the team featured on @HBO's Hard Knocks during camp this summer #RiseUp

  • Report: Falcons are interested in Vilma, Dobbins, Angerer

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "With the season-ending Achilles tendon injury to linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, the Falcons are checking out the veteran free agent market in what one agent called a “four or five player Gong Show.” Former New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma, Tim Dobbins and Pat Angerer are being..." June 12

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Falcons are looking hard at ex-#Saints LB Jonathan Vilma to replace Sean Weatherspoon, along vets Pat Angerer & Tim Dobbins, source says.

  • Julio Jones battling back from foot surgery, targets season-opener

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones finished another grueling workout off to the side with the team’s training staff Tuesday, while the rest of the team trudged through OTA No. 7. He’s battling back from right foot surgery that knocked him out of last season after just five games. Without Jones,..." June 11

  • Sean Weatherspoon out for 2014 Season

    NFL.com "Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon suffered an Achilles injury during a workout at team headquarters in Flowery Branch on Tuesday and will Atlanta Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon ruptured his Achilles tendon and will miss the 2014 season, the team announced today. Weatherspoon was..." June 11

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    Jay Adams @FalconsJAdams

    Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon ruptured his Achilles today and will miss the 2014 season.

  • Falcons tackling issue with new drills

    ESPN.com "In reviewing last year's defensive woes, Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith knew tackling had to be a primary focus going into the 2014 season. Since there is no live contact allowed during offseason workouts and only 14 padded practices allowed during the regular season, the Falcons needed to..." June 08

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    Brian McCarthy @NFLprguy

    focusing on 3 cities for now to potentially host next year's Draft (NYC, Chi, LA). other cities remain in the mix

  • Roman numerals holiday: NFL not using them for Super Bowl 50

    Sporting News "There will be no Super Bowl L. Oh, don't worry, the NFL's annual championship game and crossover sports spectacle will still take place at the San Francisco 49ers' new Levi's Stadium in 2016. It just won't be labeled with a Roman numeral that translates to English shorthand for "loser." The..." June 05

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    vaughn mcclure @vxmcclure23

    Julio Jones did some cutting on the field today. Great sign. Roddy White and Lamar Holmes missing at practice

  • Could Denarius Moore Join The Falcons?

    The Falcoholic "Denarius Moore to the Atlanta Falcons is a move most of us could get on board with. After all, Moore is just 25 years old and had 46 catches for 695 yards and five touchdowns, and the team's wide receiver depth chart thins out fast. The question is whether this is even remotely likely. As was..." June 03

  • Report: NFLPA mulls change on how players get paid

    Fox Sports "The NFL Players Association is proposing an idea, which would assist players in managing their money by changing the pay cycles of their base salaries, according to a USA Today Sports report. The proposal would mean players would be paid on a bi-weekly schedule over a 52-week calendar year,..." June 03

  • Roddy White misses start of OTAs as he grieves death of half-brother

    ESPN.com "Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White, whose brother was killed May 17 in South Carolina, was not ready to return to the field when the Falcons began organized team activities Tuesday, a league source told ESPN.com. Early indications are White won't participate in Wednesday's session, which..." May 28

  • Falcons' Roddy White likely to get new deal by camp

    NFL.com "Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White had been expecting a new contract extension following the draft, but a life situation has delayed those negotiations for an undetermined period of time, according to two sources informed of the situation. White's half-brother Tyrone Moore Jr. was shot..." May 27

  • Steven Jackson wants Falcons to rank top 10 in rushing

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "As the Falcons are set to move on to phase three of their offseason program, running back Steven Jackson, in his most recent blog posted on Thursday, said he wants to make sure that the team is ranked in the top 10 in rushing in 2014. The Falcons start their OTAs on Tuesday and it sounds like..." May 24

  • Ten NFL marquee matchups and odds every football fan must bet

    Covers.com "Las Vegas sports book CG Technologies, formerly known as Cantor Gaming, made a big splash in the NFL betting market last Friday night with their release of pointspreads for every NFL game from Week 1 through Week 16. Here, we take a look at 10 marquee matchups that, based on our numbers,..." May 21

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    Atlanta_Falcons @Atlanta_Falcons

    The Falcons have agreed to terms with OT Jake Matthews and DE Ra'Shede Hageman on contracts. #RiseUp pic.twitter.com/WMBTkljBae

  • James Island man charged in killing of Roddy White's brother

    The Post and Courier "A 23-year-old James Island man arrested Tuesday in the shooting death of an NFL player's brother once struck fear in his own family members, according to sheriff's reports. Darnell Claven Lafayette of Sol Legare Road faces charges of murder and possession of a firearm in a violent crime in the..." May 21

  • Julio Jones, Sean Weatherspoon won’t do “a whole lot” until training camp

    Pro Football Talk "A big reason why the Falcons’ 2013 season went as poorly as it did was because of injuries that kept key players on the sideline for long portions of the season. Wide receiver Julio Jones and linebacker Sean Weatherspoon were two of the most valuable missing pieces for Atlanta and the Falcons..." May 18

  • Falcons sign five draft picks

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons have completed deals with more than half of their draft class. The announced the signings of five picks on Sunday: Notre Dame linebacker Prince Shembo (fourth round), Purdue cornerback Ricardo Allen (fifth round), Syracuse linebacker Marquis Spruill (fifth round), Connecticut..." May 18

  • Roddy White's brother shot dead on James Island

    The Post and Courier "The brother of Atlanta Falcons standout wide receiver Roddy White was shot to death outside a James Island nightclub early Saturday. Tyrone Moore Jr., 21, of Charleston died of a gunshot wound, Charleston County Deputy Coroner Kimberly Rhoton said. Moore, White's half-brother, had lived with..." May 18

  • Falcons can boost pass rush without a star

    ESPN.com "The Atlanta Falcons aren't panicking -- at least not yet -- over their inability to secure a top pass-rusher this offseason. Sure, it would have been a nice luxury to land a proven talent such as Brian Orakpo or even a promising rookie such as Jadeveon Clowney, Khalil Mack or Dee Ford. But the..." May 15

  • Extension looming for Falcons' White

    ESPN.com "Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said he would revisit contract extensions after free agency and the NFL draft. Well, the free-agency frenzy and draft have concluded. Dimitroff and the Falcons can now address unfinished business regarding some of their veterans. One player..." May 14

  • Source: New NFL policy to reduce pot discipline

    ESPN.com "It would be too late to help Josh Gordon, Will Hill or anyone else in danger of lengthy suspensions for violations of current rules. But when and if the NFL's new drug policy is finalized and announced, it will include changes specific to marijuana and other drugs of abuse. A source told..." May 14

  • Thomas Dimitroff “very comfortable” with drafting Prince Shembo

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons drafted Notre Dame linebacker Prince Shembo in the fourth round on Saturday, three months after he spoke publicly for the first time about being the player accused of sexual battery in a controversial case from 2010. A student at St. Mary’s College, the one-time “sister” school to..." May 11

  • Freeman ready to work for Falcons

    ESPN.com "The Atlanta Falcons addressed another need with their first of two fourth-round draft picks by selecting Florida State running back Devonta Freeman. Freeman (5-8, 206) left college early after winning the national title. The Miami native received a third-round grade from the draft advisory..." May 11

  • Falcons add Florida State RB Devonta Freeman in Round Four

    Pro Football Talk "With the third pick of the final day of the 2014 draft, the Falcons added some running back depth, selecting Florida State’s Devonta Freeman No. 103 overall on Saturday. Freeman (5-8, 206) rushed for 1,016 yards and 14 touchdowns on 173 carries for the national-champion Seminoles in 2013. In..." May 10