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FALCONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Former Falcons first-rounder Peria Jerry is retiring

Falcons’ 2009 first round pick Peria Jerry has decided to retire from the NFL. The Atlanta Falcons today announced that defensive tackle Peria Jerry has decided to retire from the NFL. — Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) July 31, 2014 DT @JerryPeria announces his retirement: http://t.co/gHsGJiDaF4 pic.twitter.com/gpLOtY8wC2 — Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) July 31, 2014...
Via Pro Football Zone
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2014 NFL Team Previews: Atlanta Falcons

Key AdditionsQB T.J. Yates, TE Bear Pascoe, G Jon Asamoah, G/T Gabe Carimi, DE/DT Tyson Jackson, DT Paul Soliai, CB Josh Wilson, CB Javier Arenas, S Dwight Lowery, KR Devin Hester, OT Jake Matthews (drafT), DE/DT Ra'Shede Hageman (draft), RB Devonta Freeman (draft), DE/OLB Prince Shembo (draft)Key LossesRB Jason Snelling, TE Tony Gonzalez, G Garrett Reynolds, OLB Stephen Nicholas...
Via Heff's Sports Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Major setback for Atlanta Falcons running back

When the Atlanta Falcons signed running back Steven Jackson in March of 2013 this can’t be what they had envisioned. After struggling with injuries most of last season it appears that S-Jax has suffered another setback. According to NFL reporter Jeff Darlington, Jackson pulled his hamstring and was held out of practice yesterday: Steven Jackson suffered a hamstring injury and was...
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The Atlanta Falcons’ best post-season move will not have immediate impact

The Falcons haven’t had much success when it comes to relying on backup quarterbacks, and fortunately they haven’t had to rely on them too much, but as the saying goes “It’s better to be safe than sorry.” The Falcons recently traded LB Akeem Dent to the Houston Texans in return for QB TJ Yates and waivered the former backup QB Dominique Davis. Davis served as the backup...
Via cover32 - Falcons
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Falcons’ RB Steven Jackson Believed His Own Hype

Coming off of eight back-to-back 1,000-plus yard seasons with the St. Louis Rams, Steven Jackson admits that he bought into his own hype last year with the Atlanta Falcons.  #NFL Steven Jackson bought into his own hype last season – Steven Jackson was used to carrying a bad Rams team, so… http://t.co/xylpgjFDO1 — Pro Football Wire (@ProFootballWire) July 28, 2014 Unfortunately...
Via Sportsnaut
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Steven Jackson to miss all of preseason with hamstring injury

The Atlanta Falcons signed running back Steven Jackson prior to the 2013 season, and he had the worst season in his career. Looking for a bounce back season in 2014, Jackson has suffered an early setback, that will keep him out for a lengthy amount of time. The Falcons announced on Tuesday that Jackson suffered […]
Via Full Scale Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steven Jackson Out Indefinitely With Hamstring Injury

Steven Jackson should be ready for Week 1 of the 2014 NFL season. (Kevin C. Cox) Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson is out indefinitely with a hamstring injury, head coach Mike Smith said. Mike Smith said Steven Jackson has a injury. Shouldn’t keep him out the first game— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) July 29, 2014 The good news is Jackson should be available for Week...
Via In The Neutral Zone
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons new middle linebacker already has a knee injury

In the first week of practice Sean Witherspoon was injured and placed on the I/R. Last week the Falcons signed Pat Angerer, hoping he could be the replacement, but that is if he can get past his past injuries. Well today, Angerer already injured his knee today. We are hoping he is alright, but the […] The post Falcons new middle linebacker already has a knee injury appeared first...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Numbers From Roddy White’s Extension are Revealed

The Atlanta Falcons have officially signed four-time Pro Bowler Roddy White to a three years extension worth $23 million. While earlier reports indicated the extension was for four years, the two sides ultimately settled on the three-year deal that will likely allow White to finish his career as a Falcon. Roddy White three-year extension worth $23 million, $7.55M bonus, salaries...
Via BlackSportsOnline
2 days ago  |  Discuss

No, Atlanta Falcons returner Devin Hester has not lost a step

There are some people who believe that Atlanta Falcons return specialist Devin Hester has lost a step and is no longer one of the most dangerous weapons in the NFL. That simply isn’t true. Some may point to Hester’s age (31) or his stats as a sign that his ability is on the decline. For example, Hester scored 11 return touchdowns in his first two seasons and has “only” run...
Via cover32 - Falcons
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lowery fitting in at free safety

Falcons safety Dwight Lowery is starting to fit into his new surroundings. After missing most of last season because of a concussion and playing just three games with Jacksonville, Lowery is delighted to have an opportunity to win the starting free safety position with the Falcons. He opened training camp working with the first-team defense and must hold off a challenge from rookie...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons’ WR Julio Jones Already Looking Explosive

Falcons’ WR Julio Jones Already Looking Explosive Atlanta Falcons’ wide receiver Julio Jones is easing back to practice after a season-ending foot injury he sustained in Week 5 last year. Reports are in that Jones is beginning to look like his dominant self after just a couple days on the … The post Falcons’ WR Julio Jones Already Looking Explosive appeared first on Fantasy Football Chick.
Via Fantasy Football Chick
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Falcons: Five observations from Day 3 of training camp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Here are five observations from Sunday's Day 3 session of training camp with the Atlanta Falcons: 1. DEVIN HESTER MIGHT HAVE THE CHOPS TO STEAL A FEW SNAPS ON OFFENSE THIS SEASON When the Falcons signed Hester to a three-year deal back in March, early reactions were positive. The move seemed safe, and a financially sound way to increase the team's return...
Via Fox Sports South
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Training Camp News and Notes

Roddy White is now seeing green after working out a contract extension with the Atlanta Falcons. The new deal – which calls for three more seasons at $30 million. According to atlantafalcons.com, White's contract extension is a reward for the star WR's remarkable feats, both on and off the field, and could mean that he'll likely end his brilliant career with the Falcons...
Via Football Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Early impressions from training camp

Training camp has begun and the Atlanta Falcons did not waste anytime on Friday, bringing full intensity and energy to the practice field at Flowery Branch. Veteran players, rookies and free agents began their quest to see who will become starter going into the regular season. To say the least, the first day of training camp for the Falcons was very interesting as this team will...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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