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  • Mike Smith says Julio Jones decision will come Sunday morning

    Pro Football Talk "It doesn’t look like the Saints are going to get much advance word about whether they’ll need to stop Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones this weekend. Falcons coach Mike Smith said Tuesday that the team anticipated getting Jones back in the lineup after he missed Week 15 with a hip injury...." December 17

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    vaughn mcclure @vxmcclure23

    Mike Smith told the New Orleans media he'll make a decision on Julio Jones' game status about 10:30 CST Sunday morning.

  • League gives Falcons OK for record amount of debt

    Sports Business Daily "NFL owners last week approved waiving league debt rules to allow the Atlanta Falcons to incur $850 million of debt, sources said, a sum that would be a record amount of borrowing for an NFL team. The Falcons need the money to finance their new stadium, which is scheduled to open in 2017... " December 16

  • Falcons put Robert Alford on injured reserve

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons are hanging on for dear life in the NFC South, and they’ll have to fight for their spot without a key defensive player. Falcons coach Mike Smith just told reporters that cornerback Robert Alford needs wrist surgery and will be placed on injured reserve." December 15

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    D. Orlando Ledbetter @DOrlandoAJC

    @_KingVaughn_: Good question RT @hotgozfather: @DOrlandoAJC @_KingVaughn_ how hurt would julio b ”<-he 'd be a decoy. Can barely run

  • NFL salary cap projected at $138.6 million

    Covers.com "The NFL salary cap is projected to be $138.6 million in 2015, a 4.21 percent increase over this year's $133 million. The projection was revealed to NFL owners at their meeting in Irving, Texas. That number could rise as high as $141 million, two team executives told USA Today. Last year,..." December 11

  • NFL approves new personal conduct policy

    SB Nation "Roger Goodell announced a new personal conduct policy at the NFL owners meetings Wednesday. The new policy will make several changes to how policy violations are handled. For example, accused players are expected to immediately be placed on paid leave after they have been charged. In addition, the..." December 10

  • Falcons hopeful Julio Jones can play Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "It’s too soon to say whether Falcons receiver Julio Jones can play Sunday in Pittsburgh, but coach Mike Smith is optimistic. Smith said that Jones, who suffered a hip injury on Monday night, is sore today. Smith added that he hopes Jones will be good to go against the Steelers. Jones had a..." December 09

  • Roddy White pissed off at critics mocking 1st place Falcons

    ESPN.com "Roddy White is fed up with critics poking fun at his first-place Falcons, their 5-7 record and the possibility that they could host a playoff game. The veteran receiver expanded on some thoughts he tweeted Friday regarding a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article. The story quoted an anonymous NFL..." December 08

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    vaughn mcclure @vxmcclure23

    Roddy listed as questionable for game with Maponga (elbow) Alford (wrist) out.

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    vaughn mcclure @vxmcclure23

    Douglas (foot) and Blalock (probable)

  • Falcons' White 'hurting' after UAB shutdown

    ESPN.com "Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White on Wednesday voiced his support for the University of Alabama-Birmingham football program, which will be dissolved by the school following this season. White released the following statement on Wednesday regarding his former school: "I would like to begin..." December 04

  • Falcons stadium cost goes up again — to $1.4 billion

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The price of the new Atlanta Falcons stadium has gone up again — by $200 million. The Falcons will tell the Georgia World Congress Center Authority board at a meeting this afternoon that the price of the retractable-roof downtown stadium has risen to $1.4 billion from the $1.2 billion the team..." December 02

  • Falcons' Roddy White on ankle: 'I'll be good to go down the stretch'

    The Score "The Atlanta Falcons find themselves in a heated division title race despite a 5-7 record, and it sounds like their chances of a earning a home playoff game are about to get a boost. Receiver Roddy White says he's nearing a return from an ankle injury that forced him to miss the Falcons' win..." December 02

  • Patrick Peterson takes blame for Cardinals’ loss

    ESPN.com "Patrick Peterson's teammates tried to tell him the Arizona Cardinals' 29-18 loss on Sunday wasn't on his shoulders -- that he wasn't the only one responsible -- but the Pro Bowler wouldn't have any of it. He felt the career-high 189 yards he allowed Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones to catch..." December 01

  • Matt Ryan backs Falcons, coach

    ESPN.com "Quarterback Matt Ryan woke up Tuesday morning with one thing on his mind: His Atlanta Falcons remain in first place in the NFC South, even after a gut-wrenching loss to the Cleveland Browns. "As ugly as it's been, we're still in the driver's seat," Ryan said Tuesday during his weekly radio show..." November 26

  • Positioned to win, Falcons fail to finish in 26-24 loss to Browns

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Falcons had the Browns right where they wanted them Sunday, or so they thought. In a sometimes sloppy affair on both sides, Atlanta had everything going for it in the game's 60th minute. Momentum. The lead. Home crowd. Time. And distance. "We had it. We had 44 seconds to stop them and we..." November 24

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    vaughn mcclure @vxmcclure23

    Smith said no doubt Julio Will play Sunday

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    Atlanta_Falcons @Atlanta_Falcons

    The Falcons have signed veteran LB James Anderson. #RiseUp

  • Falcons lose Antone Smith for season with broken leg

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons will have to continue their quest for an NFC South title without one of their most explosive playmakers. Running back Antone Smith suffered a broken leg yesterday at Carolina and is done for the season, the team announced today. Smith is in his fifth year with the Falcons but was..." November 17

  • Falcons hold on for dramatic 19-17 win over Panthers

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Kicker Matt Bryant was the star for the Falcons as he made field goals of 34,42, 29 and 44 yards and quarterback Matt Ryan added a 2-yard touchdown pass to Roddy White, who went over 10,000 yards receiver over his career. The Falcons were not safe until Carolina’s Graham Gano pushed a 46-yard..." November 17

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Falcons CB Robert Alford suffered a broken wrist in Sunday’s win over the #Panthers, source says. Brutal reality for promising player

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Falcons WRs Devin Hester (ankle) and Harry Douglas (foot) are both expected to play vs #Panthers, per source. One game out of 1st (really)

  • Hester, Douglas Questionable Against Panthers

    The Falcoholic "The Falcons listed three players as questionable ahead of Sunday's Week 11 tilt vs. Carolina. The Falcons delivered their final injury report for the Panthers game, and there are a handful of familiar names who will be listed as having a 50% or worse chance of playing for the game ahead. The..." November 15

  • Atlanta ends five-game skid with 27-17 win over Tampa Bay

    The Falcoholic "The Atlanta Falcons hadn't won a game on the road since defeating the Buffalo Bills back in Week 13 of last season. They also hadn't won a game since Week 3 against the same team they defeated today - the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While the game wasn't nearly as lopsided as 56-14 thumping in the..." November 10

  • Roddy White: ‘I don’t think we lack leadership’

    Pro Football Talk "Falcons wide receiver Roddy White said Thursday that he believes the Falcons can turn their season around after a 2-6 start that has them riding a five-game losing streak into this weekend’s matchup with the Buccaneers. White identified many of the problem areas with the offense that others..." November 07

  • Falcons rookie may or may not have tried to score weed on Instagram

    CBSSports.com "If you're an NFL player looking for weed, Instagram probably isn't the best place to go. Ra'Shede Hageman learned that important lesson last week when he asked one of his followers on Instagram if she had weed because his 'teammates were looking for some.' One of the main problems that comes..." November 07

  • Falcons rookie may or may not have tried to score weed on Instagram

    CBSSports.com "If you're an NFL player looking for weed, Instagram probably isn't the best place to go. Ra'Shede Hageman learned that important lesson last week when he asked one of his followers on Instagram if she had weed because his 'teammates were looking for some.' One of the main problems that comes..." November 07

  • NFLPA pushing league to collectively bargain over personal conduct policy changes

    SB Nation "The NFLPA has been adamant that any changes to the league's personal conduct policy must be collectively bargained. The NFL has been resistant, however. The NFL Players Association are butting heads once again, this time over how to negotiate changes to the league's personal conduct policy. The..." November 04

  • William Moore could return to face Cleveland, Nov. 23

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Falcons’ defense could receive a boost with the return of safety William Moore, who has missed five weeks with a shoulder injury. He suffered the injury against Minnesota in the fourth game of the season." November 03

  • With Falcons reeling, Arthur Blank expected to go after A-list coach

    CBSSports.com "Falcons owner Arthur Blank has become increasingly frustrated with his team's descent into the bottom rung of the NFL and is irate about his 2014 product, according to a source close to him. Coach Mike Smith is not expected to be back next season, according to the source, with his job security..." November 02

  • Falcons coach Mike Smith’s not thinking about job security

    ESPN.com "Although his team is 2-6 and a long shot to make the playoffs, Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith is not worried about his job security as this juncture. Smith addressed the media Monday, a day after the Falcons blew a 21-point lead and lost to the Detroit Lions 22-21 in London. Smith was..." October 28

  • Could Mike Smith’s Days be Numbered in Atlanta?

    Sportsnaut "Blowing a 21-point lead in the NFL isn’t necessarily a way to endear yourself to your boss. And doing so while in the midst of a four-game losing streak won’t bode well for your job security. This is the situation that Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith is in following a horrendous..." October 27

  • Falcons owner Blank not happy with Falcons’ collapse in London

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Since going to the NFC Championship game after the 2012 campaign, the Falcons are 6-18 and spiraling downward. Owner Arthur Blank is clearly stewing. The complete second-half collapse was full of blunders in all NINE phases of the game. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Mark..." October 27

  • Harry Douglas a game-time decision for Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons had wide receiver Harry Douglas at practice for the second straight day on Friday, leading to more hope that the team will get him back in the lineup after four games on the sideline because of a foot injury. While it’s a good sign that Douglas’s return to practice on Thursday..." October 24

  • British government backs possibility of an NFL franchise in London

    SB Nation "The British government strongly supports the idea of an NFL team based in London, and recently had discussions with high-level league officials about the possibility of putting a team in the United Kingdom. British treasury chief George Osborne pledged full government backing for a franchise in..." October 23

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    Jay Adams @FalconsJAdams

    The Falcons have placed Peter Konz on injured reserve and signed tackle Jonathan Scott.

  • Could Rex Ryan Be the Next Head Coach of the Atlanta Falcons?

    Bleacher Report "Once thought of as an NFC contender, the Atlanta Falcons have experienced a free-fall, losing three straight and not improving their problems defensively or winning on the road. Should the Falcons listen to their fans clamoring to fire Mike Smith? Will Smith survive the season as head coach..." October 17

  • Decisions looming for Mike Smith, Falcons

    ESPN.com "Mike Smith has some decisions to make, some tough decisions. As he reflects on his team's three-game losing streak, the Atlanta Falcons' coach has to figure out a way to salvage the season and probably save his own job in the process. Things look rather bleak after Sunday's 27-13 loss to the..." October 13

  • Jay Cutler makes no mistakes, leads Bears to huge victory against Falcons

    Chicago Sun-Times "Let’s start with the things Jay Cutler didn’t do Sunday because they were as big as the big things he did. He didn’t throw an interception. He didn’t throw passes that looked risky, ill-advised or downright crazy. He didn’t fumble. That isn’t faint praise; that is heavy praise. His tendency to..." October 13

  • Falcons WR Douglas ruled out

    Covers.com "Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas was ruled out Friday for Week 6 against the Chicago Bears with a foot injury that has prevented him from playing since Sept. 18. Wide receiver Devin Hester was listed as questionable with a hamstring injury for Sunday's home game. Guard Justin Blalock..." October 10

  • Bose sends out free headphones to NFL teams

    Los That Sports Blog "Now that audio powerhouse Bose is the official headphone supplier for the NFL — something that got San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick fined $10k for wearing Beats headphones this past weekend — Bose needs to push their brand via NFL players. Apparently the company has moved quickly to do so, as..." October 10

  • Devin Hester: Bears never offered me a contract

    CSN Chicago "During a conference call Wednesday with Chicago media, Devin Hester was asked about reasons for him leaving for Atlanta. Hester interrupted the question with a touch of added emotion in his voice: “Chicago didn’t offer me anything. They didn’t offer me no contract,” Hester declared. “They..." October 09

  • Is Steven Jackson holding the Falcons' offense back?

    SB Nation "have always been a fan of the "big" running backs in the NFL. As a former defensive player, one thing I can attest to is nobody likes to tackle those big guys for four quarters if they're getting up a full head of steam and running north and south. Teams pound that guy at a defense all game, and..." October 08

  • Giants win third straight, clip Falcons

    New York Daily News "This time, there was no cruise-control blowout win, no dominant defensive effort in front of the home fans. This time, it came down to a fourth quarter, and it came down to an injury-plagued rookie. Just when you thought that the Giants were finally going to return to earth on Sunday at MetLife..." October 06

  • Osi Umenyiora on boos from Giants fans: 'I appreciated it'

    Newark Star-Ledger "As Giants left tackle Will Beatty had the carpet pulled out from under his feet and fell straight to the turf, the door opened wide for Falcons defensive end Osi Umenyiora. He raced around the edge untouched and sacked his friend and "brother" Eli Manning. It was the former Giants defensive..." October 06

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    D. Orlando Ledbetter @DOrlandoAJC

    #Falcons coach Mike Smith just said Justin Blalock and Harry Douglas are OUT for Sunday's game against the New York #Giants.

  • Roddy White: I will score this weekend

    ESPN.com "Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White has a little added motivation going into Sunday's game against the New York Giants. White would be the first to say he was less than pleased with his performance in last week's 41-28 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. White had four catches for 73 yards and a..." October 03

  • Ryan is confident in revamped offensive line

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is confident that the team’s revamped offensive line can provide adequate protection. With center Joe Hawley and right tackle Lamar Holmes out for the season and left guard Justin Blalock battling a back injury, the Falcons will have a revamped line against the New..." October 03

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    D. Orlando Ledbetter @DOrlandoAJC

    #Falcons WR Roddy White practiced on Wednesday for the first time this season to work on his timing with Matt Ryan. pic.twitter.com/9c3XtJ7vDb

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