Falcons give workout to former Redskins S Dashon Goldson

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have given a workout to veteran free-agent safety Dashon Goldson, the former Redskins starter. The Falcons will be without rookie safety Keanu Neal, the projected starter, for at least the first two regular-season games with a right knee injury. Coach Dan Quinn said Saturday that backup Kemal Ishmael would fill in for Neal as the starting strong...
Via Associated Press
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Quinn, Dimitroff Provide Update on S Goldson

Will the Falcons sign veteran safety Dashon Goldson? Head coach Dan Quinn and GM Thomas Dimitroff weigh in and provide insight on recent roster moves
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
3 hours ago

Falcons’ 75-man revised depth chart

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn works the field during practice before an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard) FLOWERY BRANCH — Here’s the Atlanta Falcons’ revised 75-man depth chart. The Falcons are set to face Jacksonville at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Georgia Dome in their final exhibition...
Via AJC's Atlanta Falcons Blog
3 hours ago

Falcons cut down to 75 players 

FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons cut down to 75 players on Saturday. The team released safety Sergio Brown (released), offensive lineman Michael Huey, running back Gus Johnson, wide receiver Jordan Leslie, tight end Arthur Lynch, linebacker Ivan McLennan, quarterback Sean Renfree, cornerback Ryan White, and defensive lineman Brandon Williams. ATLANTA FALCONS DEPTH CHART OFFENSE WR...
Via AJC's Atlanta Falcons Blog
4 hours ago

Falcons Trim Roster to 75 Players

The Falcons have trimmed the roster to the mandatory 75 players before heading into the final preseason game by waiving eight players and releasing one
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
4 hours ago

Report: Falcons to workout Goldson 

FLOWERY BRANCH — In the wake of the knee injury to rookie Keanu Neal, the Falcons are set to workout veteran safety Dashon Goldson on Sunday, according to NFL Media.  Goldson, 31, is 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds. He’s a nine-year veteran and two-time Pro Bowler with stops in San Francisco (2007-2012), Tampa Bay (2914-2014) and Washington (2015). He was All-Pro in 2012. Neal, who...
Via AJC's Atlanta Falcons Blog
7 hours ago

Falcons announce five roster cuts

The Falcons announced five roster cuts Friday as they began the process of trimming their roster to 75 players by next week’s deadline. Waived by the team were wide receiver David Glidden, defensive end Efe Obada, fullback Will Ratelle, cornerback Jordan Sefon and guard Jordan Walsh. All but Obada were undrafted rookies signed by the…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Falcons Waive 5 Players, Trim Roster to 84

The Falcons began the process of trimming the roster to the mandatory 75 players before heading into the final preseason game by waiving five players today
Via AtlantaFalcons.com
1 day ago

Falcons lose first-round pick S Keanu Neal for 3-4 weeks

The Atlanta Falcons drafted safety Keanu Neal 17th overall with the hope that he could help shore up a pass defense that ranked 18th in the league last year, but he won’t be ready for the season opener after injuring his knee during Thursday’s preseason game against the Miami Dolphins.An MRI has revealed that Neal will require arthroscopic surgery, which will keep him out three...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Report: Falcons to lose first-round pick Keanu Neal for 3-4 weeks

Surgery to correct a “minor” knee injury will reportedly cost Atlanta Falcons rookie safety Keanu Neal only three to weeks. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, an MRI revealed Neal’s injury—suffered during Thursday night’s preseason game—needs surgery, which is expected to be completed on Monday. Falcons’ rookie S Keanu Neal thought his knee injury was minor and it...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Falcons rookie safety Neal to have 'minor' knee surgery

ATLANTA (AP) Atlanta Falcons rookie safety Keanu Neal will miss the start of the season with a knee injury. The team says Neal will have arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Monday and will miss three to four weeks. Neal, the team's first-round pick from Florida and a projected starter, hurt his knee in the first quarter of the Falcons' 17-6 preseason loss to the Miami Dolphins...
Via Associated Press
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Falcons rookie Keanu Neal needs surgery on knee

Atlanta Falcons rookie safety Keanu Neal won’t be in the lineup to start the season after injuring his knee during Thursday’s preseason game. Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who shared an official release, he’s going to be out three to four weeks and will require minor surgery after an MRI determined it was necessary. Falcons' rookie S Keanu Neal thought his knee injury was...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vic Beasley: Pass rush “ain’t working right now”

The Falcons moved Vic Beasley to linebacker this offseason in hopes of putting him in position to better rush the passer in his second season after being drafted eighth overall in 2015. Beasley missed a little time this summer with a shoulder sprain, but said it wasn’t the reason why he failed to register a…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Matt Ryan: Julio Jones ‘doing OK’ after ankle injury

Julio Jones gave his fans a scare when he left Thursday night’s preseason game with an ankle injury. The Falcons termed Jones questionable to return to the team's game against the Miami Dolphins, but he was held out for the rest of the game as a precaution. @Jefflosh @The_Jerk_Forum Low ankle sprain mechanism for Julio Jones. Stayed on sideline. pic.twitter.com/VDLXN34gV1...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Devin Hester shares workout video, is not ready to retire

Devin Hester was released by the Atlanta Falcons last month and is recovering from offseason toe surgery, but the man many consider to be the best kick returner in NFL history is not yet ready to call it a career. On Wednesday, Hester shared a video on Instagram showing him planting and making cuts during a drill. A video posted by Devin Hester (@devin_anytime_hester_17...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones: It would be hard for Usain Bolt to ‘really pull away from guys in football’

Julio Jones isn’t convinced the fastest man alive would be suited to play in the NFL. The Atlanta Falcons wide receiver was speaking to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com and discussed Bolt’s dominance. Jones was complimentary of Bolt’s amazing quickness. “Wooo … wooo,” Jones said, marveling at Bolt’s blazing speed. “Bolt, he’s amazing. Amazing what he can do out there...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Veteran PK Graham returns to Falcons as more than 'camp leg'

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) After kicking for 10 teams in the past 15 seasons - and a few more teams in preseason camps - Shayne Graham knew to be prepared for another call. This time, it was a rarity - a call back from the Atlanta team he kicked for last season. Graham joined the Falcons on Saturday and will kick for the team in Thursday night's preseason game against Miami in Orlando...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Receiver Mohamed Sanu's Hard Work in the Off-Season Has Him Beating DBs Off the Line in Training Camp

Atlanta Falcons receiver Mohamed Sanu Sr. had a tough season last year. In 16 games, he had 33 receptions, 394 yards and no touchdowns. But with a new team and an off-season full of  hard work, Sanu is looking to have a bounce-back season. RELATED: Mohamed Sanu Can Catch Footballs Thrown at Any Speed, Even When He's Sitting on the Ground The 6-foot-2, 215-pound receiver has...
Via Stack
9 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every prominent quarterback in the history of the Atlanta Falcons

While there are a few obscure quarterbacks who threw passes for the Atlanta Falcons, the QBs featured in this quiz were the ‘top passer’ for the team that year, according to the number of yards passing. We have identified only 16 (with some repeats), how many of them can you name? Clue: Years active  
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons 2016 preview: Can Dan Quinn’s defense turn up the heat?

The 2016 NFL season is just around the corner. As such, Sportsnaut will be previewing all 32 teams before the games begin in September. Continuing the series, we head to the NFC South to provide a Atlanta Falcons 2016 preview. Here, we’ll be discussing a team that needs to take great strides on the defensive side of the ball to avoid another disappointing finish. Before we...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Falcons are looking good

The NFL preseason is a time where teams are looking to shake the rust off and figure out which players will earn the final few spots on the 53-man roster. Teams do not go deep into the playbook, starters do not play more than a quarter (aside from Week 3), and the backups look to make an impression. It is the regular season for the backups and fringe guys, looking to capitalize on...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Rapper T.I. breaks down the huddle at Falcons practice

If there is one thing the city of Atlanta is known for other than being home to three professional sports teams, it’s being one of the biggest factories in the world of rap music. T.I. is one of the most recognizable names in the rap world to come out of Atlanta and he is also a huge fan of the Atlanta Falcons. We surprised the Falcons at Sunday’s training camp in Flowery Branch...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Falcons rookie JD McKissic returns kickoff 101 yards for TD

Undrafted rookie free agent signee JD McKissic made an impact on the Atlanta Falcons first pre-season game against the Washington Redskins by returning this kickoff for a TD! 101-yard kickoff return?Courtesy of @AtlantaFalcons' J.D. McKissic?? YES, PLEASE! #WASvsATL https://t.co/oKfpvYAMsT — NFL (@NFL) August 12, 2016 Will McKissic be able to make the Falcons as a return man?
Via This Given Sunday
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ric Flair visits Falcons training camp, calls out Josh Norman

Multiple-time wrestling champion and WWE legend Ric Flair visited Atlanta Falcons training camp on Tuesday and WOO-boy was it exciting. Flair was at camp as the special guest of Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones. The 67-year-old sung Jones praises, while promptly throwing a nice diss at Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman. “This is the Nature Boy, Ric Flair at Falcons...
Via The Comeback
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones: 2,000-yard season is 'definitely possible'

Julio Jones led the NFL in receiving yards in 2015. The Atlanta Falcons star hauled in 136 passes for 1,871 yards. That latter total put him within 93 yards of Calvin Johnson’s single season record and only 129 short of the hallowed 2,000-yard total. On Monday, Jones stated that while 2,000 yards is clearly not his goal, it definitely is a possibility. “It’s definitely difficult...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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