Falcons Rumors & News

  • Report Suggests About 1 in 6 NFL Players Go Broke Within 12 Years of Retiring

    Complex "When the NFL comes back in 2015, and you gaze upon the first 11-on-11 play of the bloodsport's season, know that, statistically speaking, at least three players on that field will be bankrupt soon after they hang up their cleats. According to a new research paper by the National Bureau of Economic..." April 15

  • Schedule release likely coming next week

    Pro Football Talk "With the draft only 17 days away and in light of the NFL’s habit of releasing the regular-season schedule before the draft, the window for releasing the 2015 regular-season schedule is getting fairly narrow. The current thinking, per a source with knowledge of the situation, is that the sheet..." April 13

  • Dan Quinn says the Falcons “nailed it” in free agency

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons opened free agency with two quick signings of linebackers, Brooks Reed and Justin Durant. In more than a month since then, Atlanta has done little else, signing only low-cost players from the bargain bin. But Falcons coach Dan Quinn says that the depth the Falcons have added in free..." April 12

  • 2015 NFL preseason schedule announced

    CBSSports.com "Preseason football may be some four months off, but the NFL wants to give you time to get adequately pumped for what amounts to glorified practices. That's right: On Thursday, the league announced the 2015 preseason schedule in all its meaningless glory. Meaningless may be an overstatement; the..." April 09

  • Falcons waive S Zeke Motta

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons have parted ways with one of their recent draft picks, waiving safety Zeke Motta on Thursday. Motta was waived with a failed physical designation, per the NFL’s daily personnel notice. As a rookie in 2013, the 24-year-old Motta suffered a fractured C1 veterbra. " April 03

  • Jacquizz Rodgers signs deal with Chicago Bears

    NFL.com "Jacquizz Rodgers has found a new gig. The 25-year-old running back has signed a deal with the Chicago Bears, the team announced on Tuesday. Rodgers played his first four seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, who selected him in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. In Chicago, Rodgers will..." March 31

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Free agent RB Jacquizz Rodgers, mostly recently of the #Falcons, is visiting the Chicago #Bears, source said

  • Falcons ‘could lose mid-round’ pick

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "In this week’s edition of The MMQB with Peter King, he projects that the Falcons could lose a ‘mid-round’ pick. Most of the speculation has been around a second- or third-round pick in this year’s or next year’s draft. The Browns and Falcons could lose mid-round picks this week. Cleveland GM..." March 30

  • Falcons fined $350K, lose 2016 draft pick over crowd noise scandal

    CBSSports.com "Rich McKay spent most of the NFL annual meetings as the spokesperson for the Competition Committee but he will lose his position on the committee beginning April 1 as a result of the Falcons crowd-noise scandal. In addition, the Falcons were fined $350,000 and have to forfeit a 5th round pick..." March 30

  • NFL identifies former Falcons marketing exec as noise villain

    Pro Football Talk "Well, now we know who the real asswhole in Atlanta is. In the statement released by NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent on the Falcons losing a 2016 fifth-rounder and being fined $350,000, the league has pointed a finger at former Falcons director of event marketing..." March 30

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Look for former Raiders QB Matt Schaub to sign this week, per source. Interested teams include Jets, Ravens, Falcons, amongst others.

  • Clemson's Vic Beasley set for workout with Falcons

    ESPN.com "Clemson's Vic Beasley, one of the top edge rushers in this year's draft class, said he has a workout scheduled with the Atlanta Falcons on Monday at the school. Beasley, from Adairsville, Geogria, previously said it would be a "dream come true" to play for the team he rooted for growing up. If..." March 30

  • Falcons coach Dan Quinn doesn't rule out Matt Schaub

    ESPN.com "The Atlanta Falcons always need a backup plan just in case the unexpected happens to quarterback Matt Ryan. Right now, recently re-signed veteran T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree provide the depth behind Ryan. But what if the Falcons could add a player familiar with new offensive coordinator Kyle..." March 27

  • NFL exploring Mexico, Germany and other markets to host games

    SB Nation "The NFL views Mexico, Canada and China as the next markets to focus on as it looks to add more international games to the schedule, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network. The league could be considering NFL games in those markets, similar to the International Series that already takes place..." March 27

  • Falcons’ minority owner Imlay dead at 78

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "John P. Imlay Jr., 78, minority owner of the Falcons since 1991, died of a massive heart attack at home on Wednesday. Imlay was chairman of Imlay Investments, Inc., a private investment firm and The Imlay Foundation. He was a member of the Atlanta Rotary. Imlay, an avid golfer, is credited..." March 26

  • With so much tampering, NFL will struggle to police it all

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged the obvious on Wednesday when he said at the league meeting that multiple teams had dealings before the start of free agency that may have violated the letter of the law. “We want to make sure no teams are gaining an advantage as it relates to free..." March 26

  • Browns, Falcons facing 'severe' punishment for 2014 violations, per report

    SB Nation "The NFL could might lay heavy penalties to Cleveland for "textgate" and Atlanta for piping in fake crowd noise. The Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons got into hot water with the NFL during the 2014 season. Browns GM Ray Farmer illegally texted with coaches during games while the Falcons..." March 26

  • Julio Jones extension a matter the Falcons should address

    ESPN.com "When Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn meets the media this morning during the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix, he is likely to be asked about the status of contract extension talks with the team's top receiver Julio Jones. The last time I asked Quinn about this subject on Feb. 27, this was his..." March 25

  • NFL momentum builds to alter extra point for 2015 season

    USA Today "A rules alteration that would inject more excitement into the near-automatic extra point could be adopted for the 2015 NFL season as early as the league's next meeting this May. There was lively discussion among the 32 teams Wednesday about adding significant drama to the mundane point after..." March 25

  • NFL may let injury spotters stop play during games

    SB Nation "Besides instant replay reform and finding a better definition of a "catch," the NFL's competition committee is busy this week deciding whether to increase the duties of injury spotters in NFL games. The proposal would allow independent medical trainers to watch for possible concussions and stop..." March 23

  • The NFL Charged Its Players $400 to Participate in Veteran Combine

    Complex "The NFL's first Veteran Combine took place this weekend. A new addition to the offseason calendar, the Combine seemed like a great idea for older players to get in front of scouts and front office types—a way to balance the scales between the incoming rookie class and the veteran class that'll..." March 23

  • NFL considering Brazil to host 2017 Pro Bowl

    Fox Sports "One of the world's biggest soccer hotbeds could soon host a different type of football event. A source told FOXSports.com that Brazil is a viable candidate to host the 2017 Pro Bowl. The all-star exhibition game's future destination is one of the subjects that will be broached during the..." March 23

  • The threshold for ‘completing a catch to the ground’ in NFL is changing, and Packers prez tells how

    Toronto Sun "The threshold for what constitutes a catch when a receiver falls to the ground is changing, a member of the league’s competition committee told Sun Media on Sunday. In a conference call last week, the committee announced that the controversial “complete-the-catch-to-the-ground” rule will stay,..." March 23

  • Roger Goodell, Unplugged

    SI.com "The MMQB: What’s the lesson you take from easily your most trying year as commissioner? Goodell: I don’t know if you could put one or two … One of the things we always focus on is, What do we learn and how do we get better? I think in this case there were several factors. One is, Do we have the..." March 23

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    Atlanta Falcons @AtlantaFalcons

    The Falcons have signed tight end Tony Moeaki. #RiseUp

  • Falcons sign tight end Jacob Tamme

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Falcons have signed tight end Jacob Tamme today. Tamme had 86 receptions and 14 special teams tackles in three previous seasons with the Denver Broncos. In 2012, Tamme had 52 receptions for 555 yards. His role with the Broncos was reduced over the past two seasons. Tamme, 6-foot-4,..." March 19

  • Sean Weatherspoon cleared after Achilles injury

    Pro Football Talk "The Cardinals added linebacker Sean Weatherspoon as a free agent on a one-year deal worth just under $4 million, which is a lot less that Weatherspoon looked like he was on track to getting heading into the 2013 season. Weatherspoon missed nine games that season with foot and knee injuries,..." March 18

  • Biggest position holes to fill for all 32 teams in the NFL Draft

    CBSSports.com "The big wave of free agency has come and gone, and the focus has turned to the draft, but that doesn't mean there still aren't holes to fill, some huge ones, for each of the NFL's 32 teams. You can't solve all the problems in free agency. In fact, it's usually only a few if a team is lucky. For..." March 18

  • Biermann returns to Falcons with new contract

    NFL.com "The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have re-signed defensive end Kroy Biermann. Biermann, 6-3, 255 pounds, was selected by the Falcons in the fifth round (154th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. In seven seasons in Atlanta, he has posted 273 tackles (202 solo) with 21 sacks, one fumble..." March 18

  • The time Roger Goodell backed out of doing 'Between Two Ferns'

    SB Nation "Alex Richanbach, executive producer of Funny or Die Sports was on a SXSW panel last Saturday called "Now Athletes are Funny: Power of Comedy and Sports." I hadn't noticed it on the schedule until it was about halfway over, but I stopped in just as Richanbach was getting into the meat of a pretty..." March 17

  • Report: Michael Bennett wants trade to Atlanta, new contract

    Pro Football Talk "Maybe there’s a reason Greg Hardy’s taking a trip to Seattle. Apparently, one of their pass-rushers wants out, which would create an opening. According to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Seahawks defensive end Bennett is seeking a trade to the Falcons, and wants a new..." March 17

  • Jones-Drew, Locker, Willis, Worilds may signal start of a trend of young NFL players retiring

    Arizona Republic "NFL free agency started this week, so the news cycle was dominated by the redistribution of wealth. It was a job fair at the highest level of sports as players were traded, re-signed, signed and released. That was to be expected. What was surprising is that in a time devoted to procuring..." March 17

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    vaughn mcclure @vxmcclure23

    Free agent tight end Rob Housler left Atlanta last night without signing a contract with the Falcons

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    vaughn mcclure @vxmcclure23

    Free agent tight end Rob Housler left Atlanta last night without signing a contract with the Falcons

  • Falcons are $29.15 million under the cap

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "After the latest round of deals, the Falcons are $29.15 million under the salary cap, according to NFLPA documents. The Falcons have 58 players under contract, with a $2,845,290 previous year carryover, cap number $117,096,533, and cap room of $29,152,282, according to NFLPA documents. The..." March 12

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    Atlanta Falcons @AtlantaFalcons

    The Falcons have agreed to terms with DE Adrian Clayborn and CB Phillip Adams. #RiseUp

  • Reports: Falcons agree to terms with free-agent LBs Reed, Durant

    Fox Sports South "The Atlanta Falcons are taking a modest, low-key approach to the initial hours of NFL free agency on Tuesday, reportedly agreeing to terms with linebackers Brooks Reed and Justin Durant. An eight-year pro from Hampton Institute, the 6-foot-4, 230-pound Durant (age 29) has spent time with the..." March 10

  • Report: Douglas felt 'loved' by Titans, signed 3-year deal

    Fox Sports Tennessee "Former Falcons wide receiver took to the local Atlanta airwaves on Tuesday and teased listeners with the information that he knew which team he would sign a contract with, but failed to let anyone in on the information. As is typically the case with private information during free agency in the..." March 10

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    Jim Wyatt @jwyattsports

    #Titans have reached a 3-year deal with former #Falcons receiver Harry Douglas, per sources. Heard it was going down this road

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    Chris Tomasson @christomasson

    The Vikings have inquired about Houston Texans outside linebacker Brooks Reed. However, there has been a report he might go to Atlanta.

  • Report: NFL angry with leaked contracts ahead of free agency

    The Score "The NFL isn't happy that so many details of the contracts slated to be signed when free agency officially begins Tuesday are being leaked ahead of time. The league sent a letter to all 32 teams stating its displeasure with the release of contract terms, according to Yahoo Sports' Rand Getlin. " March 09

  • Falcons reportedly favorite to land Brian Orakpo

    The Falcoholic "The veteran linebacker may be on his way to Atlanta. Last week, Mike Florio of NBC Sports reported that the Falcons were interested in Brian Orakpo. It appears his information was correct. With free agency slated to (officially) begin Tuesday afternoon, Atlanta has emerged as the front..." March 09

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    This is a surprise: #Falcons LB Sean Weatherspoon will hit the open market and is unlikely to be back in Atlanta. Was a priority.

  • DT Corey Peters appears headed toward UFA status

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Falcons don’t plan to show defensive tackle Corey Peters the money. The former third-round pick in the 2011 draft from out of Kentucky is prepared to hit the open market. Peters arguably out-performed both the Falcons free agent pickups last season in nose tackle Paul Soliai (five-years,..." March 06

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    Jay Adams @FalconsJAdams

    The Falcons have signed safety Charles Godfrey to a contract extension today

  • Falcons' Devonta Freeman on mission going into 2015 season

    ESPN.com "Something has gotten into Devonta Freeman. The Atlanta Falcons running back had a pep in his step from the moment he arrived as a fourth-round draft pick out of Florida State last season. Yet Freeman’s intensity appears to have elevated to another level as he prepares for the 2015 campaign...." March 05

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Former Falcons WR Harry Douglas visiting Titans and his former coach Mike Mularkey today. Logical fit.

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    vaughn mcclure @vxmcclure23

    1-year, $585,000 contract for Stupar. Minimum salary deal.

  • Falcons interested in Orakpo

    Pro Football Talk "Washington, despite having a new G.M., would like to extend its relationship with pass-rusher Brian Orakpo. Unlike last year, however, Scot McCloughan will have competition when it comes to keeping Orakpo around. Per a league source, at least four teams are interested in Orakpo. For now, the..." March 02

  • Dan Quinn wants Sean Weatherspoon back in fold

    ESPN.com "Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn expressed a desire to keep linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, who becomes a free agent March 10. "With him, it's that toughness and the speed that he can play with so, yes, definitely someone that we're talking to," Quinn said Friday. "I know he's got that kind of..." February 28

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