Falcons Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Hawley, Holmes out for season, Moore out at least seven games

    Fox Sports South "After an injury-plagued, four-win season a year ago, the Atlanta Falcons had hoped to avoid mass injuries among the starters in 2014. Four weeks into the season, those hopes have been shattered. The team announced on Tuesday that center Joe Hawley and offensive tackle Lamar Holmes have been..." September 30

  • Vikings Take Down Falcons, 41-28

    Daily Norseman "No Adrian Peterson? No Kyle Rudolph? No Brandon Fusco? No problem. The Minnesota Vikings managed to come out of their Week 4 contest against the Atlanta Falcons with a much-needed victory, and they did it with one of the more explosive offensive displays that we've seen in recent..." September 29

  • Falcons WR Douglas questionable

    Covers.com "Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas was listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Minnesota against the Vikings. Douglas suffered a foot injury against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Thursday night in Week 3. He has 12 receptions for 121 yards and a score in three games this season." September 26

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    Mike Conti @MikeConti929

    #Falcons Mike Smith tells @MorningShow929 that Roddy White will "absolutely" start vs Minnesota Sunday.

  • Falcons WR Roddy White says he's 'ready to roll' for Week 4 vs. Vikings

    CBSSports.com "The Falcons didn't have Roddy White last week in their win over Tampa Bay -- not that they needed him -- but the wide receiver should be back this week for Sunday's game in Minnesota. White was asked on Thursday if he plans on playing against the Vikings, and he said he's "ready to roll." "I..." September 25

  • Devin Hester earns his 14th special teams player of the week award

    Pro Football Talk "The best kick returner in NFL history has been recognized again. Atlanta’s Devin Hester has been named the NFC special teams player of the week after a Week Three win over the Bucs in which he broke the NFL record for return touchdowns. Hester’s punt return touchdown was the 20th return..." September 24

  • Falcons Sign T Reid Fragel To Practice Squad, Waive Terren Jones

    The Falcoholic "The Falcons have traded one practice squad tackle for another today The 23-year-old Fragel is in his second season in the NFL and has bounced around between the Browns, Colts and now Falcons since being drafted in the seventh round by the Bengals in 2013. At 6'8", 308 pounds, the converted..." September 23

  • Hageman getting ready for homecoming

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons coach Mike Smith has some advice to rookie defensive tackle Ra’Shede Hageman, who played his high school and college football in Minneapolis and will be returning home to play the Vikings on Sunday. “I’m sure that he’s going to have a lot of ticket requests,” Smith said. “The first..." September 23

  • Tests on Douglas’ foot came back negative

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas, who left the game with a foot injury in the second quarter, had tests done on his foot on Friday. “They were all negative,” Falcons coach Mike Smith said. “We’ve got a couple of days to get some treatment and we’ll have an injury report on..." September 20

  • Bears happy to see Devin Hester break record

    Chicago Tribune "Devin Hester's record-breaking performance Thursday night in Atlanta caught the attention of many of his former teammates, who were thrilled to see Hester set the NFL career record for return touchdowns with his 20th score. Hester's 62-yard punt return in the first half of the Falcons' 56-14..." September 20

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    Field Yates @FieldYates

    Source: Falcons have signed P Matt Bosher to a 5-yr extension through 2019, including $5.95M guaranteed & $2.5M signing bonus.

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    vaughn mcclure @vxmcclure23

    No doubt Roddy White (hamstring) is going to play Thursday night, barring some dramatic occurrence between now and game time.

  • Roddy White held out of practice with hamstring injury

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons wide receiver Roddy White suffered a hamstring injury and did not practice on Monday. Wide receiver Julio Jones (ankle), linebacker Prince Shembo (knee) and left tackle Jake Matthews (ankle) were listed on the injury report but were limited in practice." September 16

  • Could Condoleezza Rice Replace Roger Goodell As Commissioner Of The NFL?

    ThePostGame.com "While there are still many questions to be answered as the NFL investigates its handling of Ray Rice's assault case, there are already a handful of prominent voices calling for commissioner Roger Goodell to step down and an intriguing candidate to take his place. U.S. Senator Kirsten..." September 16

  • Bengals shake off injuries, down Falcons for 2-0 start

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The injuries continue to mount in this young season for the Bengals, but they overcame that on Sunday to improve to 2-0 for the first time since 2006. The Bengals shook off a frustrating first half of missed scoring opportunities, an early game-ending toe injury to wide receiver A.J. Green and..." September 15

  • Jake Matthews out this week for the Falcons

    Pro Football Talk "If the Falcons are going to score 30 a game like Roddy White says, they’re going to have to do it this week without their left tackle. The Falcons just announced that Jake Matthews was out for this week’s game against the Bengals with an ankle injury. That will present a bigger problem..." September 12

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    vaughn mcclure @vxmcclure23

    I don't expect Jake Matthews to play Sun; my thought despite the optimism. Don't see why Falcons would chance the ankle after Roddy in 2013.

  • Roddy White won't let knee deter him

    ESPN.com "Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White revealed he had his left knee drained this offseason, but the 32-year-old veteran expressed no concerns about it affecting his play moving forward. White, who appeared to bang the same knee during Sunday's 37-34 overtime win over the New Orleans Saints,..." September 10

  • Jake Matthews MRI reveals no significant damage

    The Falcoholic "NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday morning that rookie Jake Matthews had undergone x-rays on his left ankle, which Matthews injured just before the half in Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints. Those x-rays were negative and did not reveal any serious injury concerns, per..." September 09

  • NFL Leads Push For Franchise in Europe

    ThePostGame.com "This NFL season has kicked off with more fanfare than ever before, and excitement for the sport isn't limited to the United States. For the first time in the league's history there will be three regular-season games played abroad, all of them at Wembley Stadium in London. The games will come on..." September 09

  • New Orleans Saints' Junior Galette says defense to blame for loss to Atlanta

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "There is more than enough blame to go around from the New Orleans Saints' stunning 37-34 overtime loss to Atlanta in Sunday's season opener. Almost every facet played a part. But Saints outside linebacker Junior Galette said Monday that the brunt of the loss falls on the defense, which..." September 09

  • Jake Matthews leaves game with ankle injury, questionable

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons didn’t panic when left tackle Sam Baker went down with a season-ending knee injury, since they drafted his replacement with the sixth overall pick. But they didn’t even get through the first half with Plan B." September 07

  • Falcons warn fans on parking, traffic disruptions at Dome

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "With the Falcons set to open the regular season against the Saints on Sunday the team is warning fans about several traffic disruptions around the Georgia Dome because of construction of the new stadium. The construction, just south of the Dome, eliminated four parking lots with a total of..." September 06

  • The Falcons are Super Bowl contenders

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "As we know, offseason appraisals of the Atlanta Falcons have run from lukewarm (Football Outsiders projected them to be better but not quite good) to lousy (Pro Football Focus assessed theirs as the NFL’s 30th-best roster). Here’s one, from Bill Barnwell of Grantland, that’s wildly — wildly, I say..." September 05

  • Mike Tice: Falcons’ O-line “won’t be punked over by anybody”

    Pro Football Talk "The toughness of the Falcons’ offensive line has been questioned often in the last year, most notably by owner Arthur Blank, who said he was bothered when none of the Falcons’ offensive linemen reacted to a hit on quarterback Matt Ryan. This year, Falcons offensive line coach Mike Tice says his..." September 01

  • Falcons shuffle linebackers, sign eight to practice squad

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons kept linebacker Tim Dobbins on their initial 53-man roster, but they opted to go in a different direction on Sunday. The team announce that they have claimed linebacker Nate Stupar off of waivers from the Jaguars and released Dobbins to make room on the roster. Stupar has been well..." August 31

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Falcons cut linebacker Tim Dobbins, according to his agent, David Canter

  • Jones ready to help lead Falcons revival

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones considers his return from a broken foot a football and medical miracle. “Without God, none of this would be possible for me to get back out there,” Jones said. “I’ve just been staying faithful. I had to slowly build that strength back up. I’m almost back to the..." August 31

  • Yates leads Falcons to win over Jaguars

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "With a spectacular passing performance, T.J. Yates laid claim to the Falcons’ backup quarterback position. Yates had one sustained drive and two long pass plays that went for touchdowns to help the Falcons defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-14 before 59,031 fans Thursday night at EverBank..." August 29

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    Jay Adams @FalconsJAdams

    RB Steven Jackson is suited up and in uniform. Looks like he's playing. #ATLvsJAX

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    Ben Volin @BenVolin

    Just asked Tony Gonzalez if he would consider coming out of retirement this year: "There is probably no chance of me coming back to play."

  • NFLPA hopeful Sean Gilbert proposes $1M minimum salary, 18 games, other changes

    Yahoo! Sports "Sean Gilbert and DeMaurice Smith need to go at it, town-hall style battle-royale style in a debate. After all, these are the two men who could go head-to-head for the NFLPA executive director spot soon, even if the sitting executive director Smith has no plans of leaving his post. Gilbert, the..." August 26

  • Jake Locker sharp as Titans edge Falcons 24-17

    Tennessean "Jake Locker passed another preseason test and showed some moxie in the process. The Titans quarterback took way too many hits against the Atlanta Falcons, but he stood in the pocket, made some impressive throws under pressure and put together a performance to be proud of — 12-of-17 for 188..." August 24

  • Ryan plans to pick up the tempo on offense

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "In the regular season tune-up against the Tennessee Titans at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Georgia Dome, the Falcons offense will pick up the tempo. “I expect that our tempo is going to be up-tempo on Saturday night, the way that it has been the last couple of years here,” Ryan said. “Whether or not..." August 22

  • How Baltimore Ravens Drafted Joe Flacco Rather Than Trading Up For Matt Ryan

    ThePostGame.com "From Art Modell's founding of the franchise in 1996 to the decision to draft Ray Lewis and Jonathan Ogden, to victories in two Super Bowls the past 15 years, the Baltimore Ravens' short history has been full of highlights. Jamison Hensley has covered much of that history, first as a Baltimore Sun..." August 21

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams

    Forbes.com "Just because the auction of the Buffalo Bills is having a tough time drawing bids above $1 billion two years after the Cleveland Browns sold for $987 million, and just weeks after the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers were sold for $2 billion, doesn’t mean the National..." August 20

  • Falcons RB Antone Smith: Jadeveon Clowney is 'just a guy'

    CBSSports.com "You might've seen this quotable nugget in this week's "Sorting the Sunday Pile" but in case you missed it: Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney blew someone up in the backfield again. That someone was Antone Smith, a running back for the Falcons. It looked something like BAM. Smith, as you..." August 18

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