NFL.com "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell indicated Wednesday that the league is considering making fundamental changes with how in-game replay reviews are handled. "I think our officials do an incredible job, but there's always room for improvement," Goodell told NFL Media's Albert Breer at the Special..." December 12
SB Nation "Atlanta Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel was replaced in the starting lineup in Week 14 against the Green Bay Packers by rookie Robert Alford and didn't play a single snap. Though Samuel has remained quiet for most of the week following Atlanta's 22-21 loss to Green Bay, he said on Wednesday that..." December 12
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "At a freezing Lambeau Field — the wind chill dipping below zero — the Green Bay Packers found a way to win without Aaron Rodgers. Green Bay overcame a zany first-half deflection for a touchdown to grit out a 22-21 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Matt Flynn was much better this start at..." December 09
Per team source, despite Tony Gonzalez being questionable w/ toe injury, he's expected to play today (limited all wk in prax).
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, who is recovering from foot surgery, is off his crutches. Wide receiver Harry Douglas has been in contact with Jones, who hasn’t spoken to the media since his injury and surgery in October. He was placed in injured reserve on Oct. 10. “He’s doing good,”..." December 06
PSD Staff If you survived the ups and downs with underperformers and gut wrenching injuries to wind up in your leagues playoffs, than congratulations. But you know you're not done yet as just making the post-season is not enough. League championships and a year of bragging rights are on the line. Let's see... December 05
CBS Washington "There is not enough evidence to establish a link between football and the increase risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), says a new study. Previous information had shown that National Football League players may be at a higher risk of death associated with Alzheimer’s and other..." December 04
ESPN.com "The youth movement is in full force for the 3-9 Atlanta Falcons. Both defensive coordinator Mike Nolan and offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter made such clear when they talked about utilizing a few rookies over the final four games. Specifically, Nolan mentioned incorporating second-round..." December 03
ESPN.com "The final numbers showed Roddy White catching a season-high 10 passes for a season-high 143 yards. In talking to him Sunday after the Atlanta Falcons' 34-31 overtime win over the Buffalo Bills, one would think the wide receiver was held without a catch. The frustration in White’s tone had..." December 02
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Matt Bryant booted a 36-yard field goal in overtime to help the Falcons defeat the Buffalo Bills 34-31 on Sunday before 38,969 fans at the Rogers Centre. The win snapped a five-game losing streak. It dropped the Bills, who were playing a once-a-season home game in Toronto to 1-5 in games at the..." December 02
Kansas City Star "Tony Gonzalez, probably the best tight end in NFL history, won't play in a Super Bowl. Gonzalez, who returned to play one more season after considering retirement after 2012, won't even get a chance to earn his second playoff victory in 17 seasons. The Falcons (2-9) are mathematically..." December 01
NFL.com "The NFL has announced the dates of its three regular-season games in London next year, with the Dallas Cowboys playing the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 10 on Nov. 9. The first game will be played in Week 4 on Sept. 28, with the Oakland Raiders facing the Miami Dolphins. A month later, in..." November 28
The Falcons have promoted 6-foot-7, 341-pound tackle Terren Jones to the active roster and waived WR Brian Robiskie #ATLvsBUF
#Falcons coach Mike Smith said moving Sam Baker to right tackle has not been discussed. He'll be ready for offseason program in April.
Fox Sports South "The irony could not have been more apparent. About six minutes after New Orleans Saints defensive end Akiem Hicks went unpenalized for a blow to the head on quarterback Matt Ryan in the second quarter, Falcons right tackle Jeremy Trueblood received an unnecessary roughness call for a blow to..." November 24
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Falcons’ loss to the Saints guaranteed their first losing season since going 4-12 in 2007 and mathematically eliminated them from the playoffs. The Falcons chances of making the playoffs before the game was at .00071, according to the website makenflplayoffs.com. The Falcons’ chances are..." November 24
The Falcoholic "Roddy White, severely hindered by injury throughout this season, has been a shadow of the prolific receiver we're accustomed to seeing on the field for the Falcons. White is, however, a fundamentally important component of what Atlanta's high-powered offense is supposed to be, and that's why it's..." November 23
New Orleans Times-Picayune "Coming off a bruising, draining win over the San Francisco 49ers last Sunday, the New Orleans Saints could have come out only four days later and played flat and tired despite what continues to be at stake each week. The Saints could have looked at the record of the team they were set to play,..." November 22
PSD Staff He's only 5 foot 8 inches tall but weighs 212 pounds, making him fast and hard to stop as he can get really low to the ground. Bobby Rainey has stepped into fill the rather big shoes of Doug Martin who's out for the season. He's a starting running back that you need on your team heading into the... November 21
ESPN.com "Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez, who continues to deal with an injured toe on his left foot, is set to play against the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night despite being listed as questionable. Gonzalez participated in the team's walkthrough on Wednesday. "We'll, he's listed as..." November 21
NFL.com "Last January, at the end of a bipolar Sunday at the Georgia Dome, they were 10 yards away from the Super Bowl. Ten months later, to borrow from the Rolling Stones' abbreviated psychedelic phase, the Atlanta Falcons are 2,000 light years from home. As the reigning NFC South champions prepare..." November 21
Tony Gonzalez will be questionable but anticipated to play
Dominique Davis said he's ready to play coming off knee injury, and source said Trent Edwards will not be signed at this time.
Tony Gonzalez on the field for today's walkthrough
CBSSports.com "CBS Sports' Dan Dierdorf, the longest-tenured NFL analyst in television, will retire after the 2013 season. Dierdorf, a Hall-of-Fame player and broadcaster, has been around the NFL for the last 43 years. After a 13-year career as an offensive lineman with the St. Louis Cardinals, Dierdorf..." November 20
Falcons tried out quarterbacks Mike Kafka and Trent Edwards
Tony Gonzalez was not on practice field during open period
NFL.com "We learned earlier on Monday that Indianapolis Colts linebacker Erik Walden would be suspended by the NFL for his head butt of Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker. When the league sent out the press release to announce the move, it contained a surprise. Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Dashon..." November 19
Jason Snelling is back with the team.
Mike Smith said it is imperative to get Antone Smith involved in the offense.
Kron 4 News "Former Oakland Raiders linebacker Thomas Howard was one of two people killed in a high-speed crash on Interstate Highway 880 early Monday morning, sources are telling KRON 4 News. The incident was reported on Highway 880 south of Fifth Avenue at 12:50 a.m., CHP Officer Daniel Hill..." November 18
#Falcons WR Roddy White fined $15,000 by the NFL for his slapping of Seattle CB Richard Sherman.
Tampa Tribune "It took half the season, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers seem to be finding their stride. Running back sensation Bobby Rainey ran for 163 yards and scored three times, and rookie Mike Glennon continued his solid play at quarterback as the Bucs improved to 2-8 with a 41-28 over the Atlanta Falcons..." November 18
"After speaking w him yesterday, Jason has decided 2 take some personal time 2 deal with his situation and will miss tomorrow’s game," Smith
NFL.com "Atlanta Falcons fullback Jason Snelling was arrested Friday morning and charged with possession of marijuana and various traffic violations, according to the Barrow County News. Snelling's black Lincoln Navigator was spotted out of its lane and was stopped by a traffic patrol from the Winder..." November 16
#Falcons LB Sean Weatherspoon will start vs. Bucs in his return from a foot injury.
CBSSports.com "The NFL has gone to great lengths to protect quarterbacks, but with a rash of injuries this season to the game's most visible players, more rules could be on the way to keep passers safe. "Should he always get protection from low hits or head hits, regardless of the posture he's presenting?" NFL..." November 15
2 more big ones: #Falcons S William Moore ($22,050) for head shot on a defenseless WR & Philip Wheeler ($21K) for roughing a QB in the head
Gonzalez will be listed as questionable
Douglas has a knee issue
Jason Snelling (knee) said he's practicing today.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez, who has missed only two games in his stellar 17-year career, suffered a left toe injury against Seattle on Sunday and did not practice Thursday. Also, defensive end Malliciah Goodman (calf) did not practice. Both didn't practice on Wednesday. Running back..." November 14
No sign of Tony Gonzalez during open portion of practice
ESPN.com "Don't expect the Atlanta Falcons to spread the carries around among running backs Steven Jackson, Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling. If anything, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Jackson get even more carries Sunday at Tampa Bay, if the Falcons can avoid falling behind and having to rely on..." November 13
Source tells me Falcons worked out veteran offensive tackles Sean Locklear and Rashad Butler. Doesn't mean either will fill Baker's spot.
The Falcons have released LB Thomas Howard in order to bring Sean Weatherspoon back to the active roster.
The Falcons will be placing Sam Baker on injured reserve tomorrow. Another roster move will follow.
SB Nation "Weatherspoon is eligible to return to the Falcons' lineup in Week 11, nine weeks after he suffered a Lisfranc injury that sent him to injured reserve. The struggling Atlanta Falcons will see the return of linebacker Sean Weatherspoon in Week 11 as he is set to return to practice on Wednesday,..." November 11
Pro Football Talk "Before action got underway on the field on Sunday, there was a report about Jon Gruden’s future that included a reference to the Falcons. Jason LaCanfora of CBSSports.com reported that Gruden’s likeliest targets for a return to coaching are the Raiders and Falcons in the event that those jobs..." November 11