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Terry Fontenot hasn’t given up on the return of Calvin Ridley for 2022

Wed Jan 12 2022 03:06:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Falcons receiver Calvin Ridley missed the final 11 games of the season, taking a leave of absence to deal with mental health issues. His future has remained uncertain since. General Manager Terry Fontenot said Tuesday that “nothing has changed.” “As an organization, we’ve done the best job we could just to support Calvin and do [more]

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Broncos request to interview Dan Quinn

Mon Jan 10 2022 19:32:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

As the Broncos get ready to replace Vic Fangio, their first two reported candidates for head coach also have a defensive background. According to multiple reports, Denver has put in a request to interview Dallas defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. In his first year with the Cowboys, Quinn was hired as the Falcons’ head coach in 2015 [more]

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PFT’s 2021 NFL offensive rookie of the year: Ja’Marr Chase

Mon Jan 10 2022 15:00:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

When the Bengals took wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase with the fifth overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft, there were people who thought they should have taken tackle Penei Sewell and those voices didn’t quiet down when Chase had issues catching the ball during the preseason. Chase was able to quiet them down once the [more]

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Dean Pees has thoughts on young coaches, analytics

Fri Jan 07 2022 15:55:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The analytics mafia is about to go to the mattresses. Long-time NFL assistant coach Dean Pees had some thoughts on Thursday about young football coaches. His comments veered into observations regarding the impact of computers and analytics on modern-day football. “I think the younger generation of coaches feel a little entitled,” Pees said. “I think they’re [more]

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Cordarrelle Patterson wants to remain with Falcons after breakout year

Fri Jan 07 2022 04:10:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It took until nine years into his career for Cordarrelle Patterson to find a team that best unlocked his offensive versatility. So now that he’s found that home, why would he want to go anywhere else? If it’s up to Patterson, he won’t be. “I’ve been around five teams, eight offensive coordinators; being here, I [more]

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Falcons RB coach Desmond Kitchings leaving to be University of Virginia offensive coordinator

Mon Jan 03 2022 19:15:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons will be looking for a new running backs coach this offseason. Falcons head coach Arthur Smith told reporters on Monday that their current running backs coach Desmond Kitchings is leaving the team to become the offensive coordinator at the University of Virginia. Virginia recently hired former Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott as their [more]

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Matt Ryan on taunting penalty: I didn’t think it was anything that bad

Mon Jan 03 2022 12:08:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The NFL’s enhanced focus on taunting penalties has been a topic of conversation throughout the 2021 season and it ensnared an unlikely player during Week 17. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was flagged for taunting Bills safety Jordan Poyer after an apparent touchdown run in Sunday’s 29-15 Bills win and that came as a surprise since [more]

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Bills freeze out Falcons 29-15, clinch playoff berth

Sun Jan 02 2022 21:12:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Josh Allen threw three interceptions in four passes, but the Bills were able to overcome it. On a snowy day in Buffalo, the Bills rallied for a 29-15 victory over Atlanta. It clinched a playoff berth for the Bills (10-6) since the Ravens lost to the Rams. Buffalo trailed 15-14 at halftime after Allen’s meltdown, [more]

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Josh Allen has two touchdown runs, giving Bills 14-2 lead

Sun Jan 02 2022 18:53:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bills fumbled an early punt, and Jake Kumerow recovered but in the end zone for an early Falcons safety. It’s been all Buffalo since. The Bills had a 15-play, 69-yard drive with Josh Allen scoring on a 1-yard run. Buffalo went for it on fourth-and-three on the Atlanta 3, and Stefon Diggs drew a [more]

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Falcons activate Brandon Copeland, Feleipe Franks, Richie Grant from COVID list

Sun Jan 02 2022 02:04:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons activated outside linebacker Brandon Copeland, quarterback Feleipe Franks and safety Richie Grant from the COVID-19 reserve list Saturday. The team still has nine players on reserve/COVID-19. Offensive tackle Jason Spriggs, tight end Hayden Hurst, defensive tackle Jonathan Bullard, safety Jaylinn Hawkins, practice squad guard Willie Beavers, receiver Tajae Sharpe, outside linebacker James Vaughters, [more]

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Dan Quinn won’t interview for Jaguars job

Wed Dec 29 2021 18:54:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn is interesting in becoming a head coach again. He’s not sufficiently interested in becoming a head coach to interview for the vacancy in Jacksonville. Via Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, Quinn won’t interview for the Jaguars’ vacancy. The team requested permission to interview the former Falcons coach on Tuesday. Some have [more]

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Foyesade Oluokun named NFC defensive player of the week

Wed Dec 29 2021 13:49:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions nearly completed an improbable comeback victory over the Falcons on Sunday, as the team got deep in Falcons territory with under a minute to play. But when backup quarterback Tim Boyle fired a pass over the middle, Atlanta linebacker Foyesade Oluokun was there to pick it off and seal the 20-16 victory. Now [more]

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Falcons place Feleipe Franks, Richie Grant on COVID-19 reserve list

Wed Dec 29 2021 01:05:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons have placed quarterback Feleipe Franks and safety Richie Grant on the COVID-19 reserve list, the team announced Tuesday. Franks has served as Matt Ryan‘s backup on game day the past three weeks, with Josh Rosen inactive. Franks has played 14 snaps on offense and 36 on special teams this season. He last played [more]

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Jaguars request permission to interview Cowboys coordinators Kellen Moore, Dan Quinn

Tue Dec 28 2021 19:14:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Jaguars are casting a fairly wide net when it comes to interviews for their next head coach. Not only have they requested interviews with two coordinators from the Buccaneers, but they’ve also done the same with the Cowboys. According to multiple reports, Jacksonville has requested permission to interview Dallas offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and [more]

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Jared Goff “highly unlikely” to play against Falcons

Fri Dec 24 2021 15:51:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Quarterback Jared Goff helped pilot the Lions to an improbable, dominant victory over the Cardinals last week. But it’s looking like he won’t be on the field for an encore in Week 16. According to multiple reporters, head coach Dan Campbell said Friday that it’s “highly unlikely” Goff will play against the Falcons this weekend [more]

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Falcons place Marlon Davidson on COVID-19 reserve list

Thu Dec 23 2021 20:57:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons placed defensive lineman Marlon Davidson on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced Thursday. Davidson missed’ Sunday’s game with what was reported as a non-COVID-illness. Coach Arthur Smith said Monday that Davidson “tried to go” but couldn’t. Linebacker Deion Jones returned to practice Thursday after missing Wednesday’s session with an illness. Defensive lineman Tyeler [more]

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Jared Goff “feeling good” after testing positive for COVID-19

Tue Dec 21 2021 16:16:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Quarterback Jared Goff helped pilot one of the biggest upsets of the season on Sunday when the Lions defeated the Cardinals 30-12. Now he might miss Detroit’s Week 16 matchup with Atlanta after testing positive for COVID-19 on Monday. In an interview with 97.1 The Ticket on Tuesday, Goff said he’s feeling OK and trying [more]

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Arthur Smith on 0-5 home record: We’ve got to do something to change that narrative

Tue Dec 21 2021 15:26:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons have experienced an up-and-down year for their first season under head coach Arthur Smith. Technically the club is still in a position to possibly make the postseason at 6-8, with games against the Lions, Bills, and Saints still on their schedule. But one oddity of the team’s season is that Atlanta hasn’t won [more]

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Dante Fowler is active for Falcons vs. 49ers

Sun Dec 19 2021 19:58:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Falcons edge rusher Dante Fowler is active for today’s game against the 49ers. Fowler has a calf injury, and per D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, was limping as he left the field after working out before the game. It remains to be seen how much Fowler will play. The Falcons’ inactives are quarterback [more]

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Kyle Shanahan: George Kittle’s sore, but good for Sunday

Fri Dec 17 2021 15:40:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers tight end George Kittle is coming off a big game in last Sunday’s overtime win over the Bengals and a knee injury isn’t going to get in the way of his attempt to have another big one this Sunday. Kittle didn’t practice on Wednesday, but returned for limited work on Thursday and head coach [more]

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Some teams in enhanced protocols tried not to test vaccinated players on Thursday

Fri Dec 17 2021 00:21:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The NFL currently has several teams in enhanced COVID protocols. This requires, among other things, daily testing of all vaccinated players. On Thursday, however, two or more teams in enhanced protocols initially took the position that daily testing of vaccinated, asymptomatic players would not occur. Per multiple sources, the NFL Players Association got involved, and [more]

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Matt Rhule says Cam Newton is still the Panthers quarterback

Sun Dec 12 2021 21:33:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers head coach Matt Rhule pulled quarterback Cam Newton twice during Sunday’s 29-21 loss to the Falcons, but he isn’t considering a permanent change at the position. Rhule told reporters after the game that Newton will remain the team’s starter when they head to Buffalo in Week 15. Rhule said that the team went with [more]

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Cam Newton puts Panthers up 7-0

Sun Dec 12 2021 18:20:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers made a big change to their offensive coaching staff during their bye week and the early results are good. Quarterback Cam Newton capped a quick 65-yard drive with a 12-yard touchdown run and the Panthers lead the Falcons 7-0 with just over eight minutes to play in the first quarter. Senior offensive assistant [more]

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Trent Scott goes on COVID-19 reserve list with Panthers dealing with injuries at guard

Mon Dec 06 2021 22:29:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers were missing several guards at practice on Monday and Trent Scott could be out through their Week 14 game against the Falcons. Scott was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list on Monday. If he’s vaccinated, he’ll be able to return after two negative tests taken 24 hours apart or after a 10-day isolation [more]

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Rob Gronkowski on 90th TD pass from Tom Brady: Just glad we’ve still got it

Mon Dec 06 2021 15:04:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady hit tight end Rob Gronkowski for a pair of touchdowns in Sunday’s 30-17 win over the Falcons and that means they’ve now hooked up for 90 regular season touchdowns over the course of their time together. That’s one more score that Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates produced during their run with [more]

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Rob Gronkowski looking to break Tony Gonzalez’s 100-yard games record

Wed Dec 01 2021 07:13:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski had seven catches for 123 yards in last week’s 38-31 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. The performance gave Gronkowski his 30th 100-yard receiving game of his career. It moved him to just one behind Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez for most ever 100-yard receiving games by a tight [more]

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X-rays of Christian McCaffrey’s ankle negative, more tests Monday

Mon Nov 29 2021 14:20:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey left Sunday’s game with a walking boot on his left ankle and head coach Matt Rhule gave an update on McCaffrey’s condition on Monday morning. Rhule told reporters that X-rays on McCaffrey’s ankle came back negative and the belief is that he avoided a serious injury during a 33-10 loss [more]

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Falcons hold off Jaguars 21-14 as Cordarrelle Patterson scores two touchdowns

Sun Nov 28 2021 21:16:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cordarrelle Patterson rushed for 108 yards and scored two touchdowns, leading the Falcons to a 21-14 victory over the Jaguars. Jacksonville’s final opportunity to tie the game came when it got the ball back with 2:18 remaining. The Jaguars, though, went from their own 18 only to their own 29 before a fourth down incompletion. [more]

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Cordarrelle Patterson’s two touchdowns have Falcons leading 14-3 at halftime

Sun Nov 28 2021 19:28:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cordarrelle Patterson has 91 total yards and two touchdowns, and the Jaguars have two turnovers. That has the Falcons holding a 14-3 lead at halftime. James Robinson‘s fumble at the Jacksonville 29 was forced by Anthony Rush and recovered by Marlon Davidson. The Jaguars held the Falcons to a field goal and Younghoe Koo‘s 43-yard [more]

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Cordarrelle Patterson, Deion Jones questionable for Falcons-Jaguars

Fri Nov 26 2021 19:01:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons did not have running back Cordarrelle Patterson for their loss to the Patriots last Thursday. And there’s no guarantee he’ll be back for their Week 12 matchup with the Jaguars. Patterson is officially questionable for Sunday’s contest after he was limited in all three days of practice with his ankle injury. He hasn’t [more]

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Cordarrelle Patterson limited in Wednesday practice

Wed Nov 24 2021 20:55:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Falcons running back Cordarrelle Patterson was unable to play in last week’s Thursday loss to the Patriots and his potential availability for Sunday’s matchup with the Jaguars is still unclear. Patterson (ankle) was a limited participant in Wednesday’s session according to the team’s injury report. He was limited on  the injury report estimation for last [more]

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Week 12 NFC playoff picture: Cardinals back on top

Tue Nov 23 2021 13:44:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The top of the NFC playoff picture looks different after Week 11. The Packers went into the weekend with the top spot in the NFC playoff picture, but their loss to the Vikings and the Cardinals’ win in Seattle moved Arizona back up to the No. 1 spot. Green Bay holds the tiebreaker by virtue [more]

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Mac Jones: We can be better on offense and we will

Fri Nov 19 2021 12:14:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After Thursday night’s game against the Falcons was over, Patriots quarterback Mac Jones said that “the goal is to score one more point than the other team” and the Patriots have been doing quite well on that front in recent weeks. They beat the Falcons 25-0 and have outscored their opponents 175-50 over the course [more]

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Bill Belichick pleased with defense holding Kyle Pitts to three catches for 19 yards

Fri Nov 19 2021 11:05:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Heading into Thursday night’s game, Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Falcons rookie tight end Kyle Pitts was an going to be a problem for the Patriots’ defense. He turned out not to be much of a problem. The Patriots held Pitts to just three catches for 29 yards in New England’s 25-0 win at Atlanta. [more]

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J.C. Jackson says Patriots defense “one of the best” in league after shutout of Falcons

Fri Nov 19 2021 08:26:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 25-0 shutout victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night was just a continuation of a stretch of outstanding play from the defense of the New England Patriots. It was the third straight game the Patriots have held an opponent to less than 10 points. They haven’t allowed a touchdown on their last 19 [more]

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Matt Ryan takes a beating in first half as Falcons trail Patriots 13-0

Fri Nov 19 2021 02:41:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Matt Ryan had the Falcons facing a third-and-one at the New England 14 midway through the second quarter. The former league MVP inexplicably took a 13-yard sack by Kyle Van Noy. After Younghoe Koo made a 45-yard field goal, the Falcons were penalized for an illegal formation. Koo missed a 50-yarder wide left. The Falcons [more]

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Mac Jones’ touchdown pass gives Patriots 10-0 lead on Falcons

Fri Nov 19 2021 02:11:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons have 20 yards after two drives. The Patriots have 10 points on three drives. After punting on its first possession, New England went 52 yards in nine plays before stalling at the Atlanta 14. The Patriots settled for a chip-shot, 32-yard field goal by Nick Folk. On their second drive, the Patriots went [more]

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Thursday Night Football: Cordarrelle Patterson is inactive

Fri Nov 19 2021 00:21:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Falcons running back Cordarrelle Patterson will not play in Thursday Night Football. He was among the team’s inactives after being a game-time decision. Patterson has an ankle injury that limited him in practice all week. Patterson played only 15 offensive snaps and five special teams snaps Sunday against the Cowboys after spraining his ankle. He [more]

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Falcons put Hayden Hurst on injured reserve

Thu Nov 18 2021 21:10:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons announced a handful of roster moves ahead of Thursday night’s game against the Patriots, including moving tight end Hayden Hurst to injured reserve. Hurst was ruled out for the game because of an ankle injury and he will now miss at least two more games before he’ll be eligible to return to action. [more]

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Patriots activate Chase Winovich from injured reserve

Thu Nov 18 2021 07:32:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The New England Patriots activated defensive end Chase Winovich from injured reserve on Wednesday ahead of Thursday night’s game with the Atlanta Falcons. Winovich has missed the Patriots last four games after injuring his hamstring in Week Six against the Dallas Cowboys. He had seven tackles and a quarterback hit in six games played for [more]

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Damien Harris, Gunner Olszewski cleared to return Thursday

Thu Nov 18 2021 01:13:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Running back Damien Harris and returner Gunner Olszewski cleared concussion protocol and will play in Thursday Night Football. The Patriots removed the two players from the team’s injury report Wednesday after Harris and Olszweski missed last week’s game. Harris leads the Patriots with 547 rushing yards and seven touchdowns in nine games this season. Rookie [more]

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Cordarrelle Patterson officially questionable for Thursday Night Football

Wed Nov 17 2021 21:00:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons call offensive playmaker Cordarrelle Patterson a game-time decision. Officially, they list him as questionable for Thursday Night Football. Patterson has an ankle injury that limited him in practice all week. “He has practiced all week, and it has been a short week,” Falcons coach Arthur Smith said, via Scott Blair of the team [more]

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Cordarrelle Patterson will be a game-time decision

Wed Nov 17 2021 15:56:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons don’t plan on making a decision about running back Cordarrelle Patterson‘s status for Thursday night’s game against the Patriots until just before the game gets underway. Falcons head coach Arthur Smith said on Wednesday that Patterson will be a game-time decision due to the ankle injury he picked up in last Sunday’s game [more]

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Deatrich Wise out of Patriots practice with an illness

Tue Nov 16 2021 22:23:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Reporters at the open portion of Patriots practice on Tuesday noted that defensive end Deatrich Wise was the only player who wasn’t on the field. The team’s injury report brings word about the reason for his absence. Wise wasn’t at the walkthrough practice because of an illness. He has 32 tackles, two sacks, and a [more]

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Cordarrelle Patterson remains limited in Tuesday’s practice

Tue Nov 16 2021 21:33:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Falcons running back Cordarrelle Patterson remained limited in Tuesday’s practice leading up to Thursday night’s game against the Patriots. He also was limited Monday in the team’s estimated practice report. Patterson played only 15 offensive snaps and five special teams snaps Sunday against the Cowboys after spraining his ankle. He has 116 touches for 776 [more]

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Falcons place Josh Andrews on COVID-19 list

Tue Nov 16 2021 21:09:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons will be without one of their backup offensive linemen for Thursday’s game against the Patriots. Josh Andrews has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Atlanta announced on Tuesday. It’s currently unclear if Andrews tested positive for the virus or if he’s a close contact of someone who has. Either way, it’s highly unlikely [more]

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Damien Harris present at Tuesday’s Patriots walkthrough practice

Tue Nov 16 2021 19:46:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Patriots running back Damien Harris was listed as a non-participant in practice on Monday’s injury report, but it looks like he’s moving in the right direction in his return from a concussion with Thursday’s game against the Patriots drawing closer. Multiple reporters at Tuesday’s walkthrough practice noted that Harris was present for the portion of [more]

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Mac Jones: We’re confident, we know the formula for winning games

Tue Nov 16 2021 12:08:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Patriots won their fourth straight game when they routed the Browns 45-7 on Sunday and they’ve outscored their opponents 150-50 over that span. It’s a run that has put their 2-4 start well in the rearview mirror and it’s one that suggests the Patriots have found an identity that works for them on both [more]

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Cordarrelle Patterson could miss a couple of weeks with ankle injury

Mon Nov 15 2021 20:26:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Falcons running back Cordarrelle Patterson played only 15 offensive snaps and five special teams snaps Sunday against the Cowboys. It didn’t help the team’s cause. Patterson, 30, has been one of the Falcons’ top weapons with 116 touches for 776 yards and seven touchdowns this season. Patterson has a sprained ankle, and while the Falcons [more]

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Matt Ryan has to “get back up quick” after dreadful day against Cowboys

Mon Nov 15 2021 14:50:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Matt Ryan posted a 29.6 quarterback rating in a 24-9 loss to the Buccaneers in his second NFL game and that stood as the lowest rating of his career for more than 13 years, but he set a new mark for futility on Sunday. Ryan went 9-of-21 for 117 yards and two interceptions in a [more]

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Bill Belichick: Really a great day for us today

Sun Nov 14 2021 23:33:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It would be hard to find much to be gloomy about when your team wins a game 45-7 and Patriots head coach Bill Belichick didn’t go looking for dark clouds after Sunday’s rout of the Browns. Belichick opened his postgame press conference by saying that it was “really a great day here for us today” [more]

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Dak Prescott, Cowboys rebound with 43-3 rout of Falcons

Sun Nov 14 2021 21:06:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Everything that went wrong last week against the Broncos went right against the Falcons today. Dallas steamrolled Atlanta 43-3, with the backup quarterbacks from both teams finishing up the fourth quarter. The Cowboys led 36-3 at halftime, with Dak Prescott‘s 4-yard touchdown run on fourth down with 31 seconds left in the third quarter as [more]

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Trevon Diggs gets his eighth interception of the season

Sun Nov 14 2021 20:23:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The drought is over. Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs had gone two games without an interception. He got back on track in the third quarter against Matt Ryan. Diggs was covering rookie tight end Kyle Pitts on a deep pass from Ryan. It was an easy catch. It was the eighth interception for Diggs, who had [more]

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Cowboys lead Falcons 36-3 at halftime

Sun Nov 14 2021 19:35:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn was the Falcons head coach when his team blew a 28-3 lead over the Patriots in Super Bowl LI. Quinn’s new team had a 28-3 lead over his former team briefly. The Falcons probably would have settled for that, but everything that went wrong for the Cowboys last week is [more]

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Cowboys take 14-3 lead on an Ezekiel Elliott touchdown run

Sun Nov 14 2021 18:52:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons went for it on fourth-and-seven at the Dallas 32, and Matt Ryan threw incomplete. The Falcons now trail 14-3. The Cowboys took over there for their third possession and went the 68 yards in 12 plays. Ezekiel Elliott scored on a 1-yard run. The Cowboys converted a fourth-and-five from the Atlanta 33, with [more]

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CeeDee Lamb gives Cowboys early 7-0 lead

Sun Nov 14 2021 18:15:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys already have done more on their first drive Sunday against the Falcons than they did all of last week in a loss to the Broncos. Dak Prescott threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to CeeDee Lamb, who was well covered by Fabian Moreau. The Cowboys have a 7-0 lead with 11:42 remaining in the [more]

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Cowboys rule out Tyron Smith

Fri Nov 12 2021 22:16:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

So much for the Cowboys giving left tackle Tyron Smith one more day to practice before deciding his availability for Sunday. The Cowboys ruled out Smith only hours after coach Mike McCarthy said the team hadn’t ruled out the seven-time Pro Bowler. Terence Steele will start for Smith for a second consecutive week. “He’s progressing,” [more]

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Cowboys place Randy Gregory on injured reserve

Thu Nov 11 2021 22:23:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy announced Thursday morning that Randy Gregory would miss “multiple weeks” after the defensive end injured his calf at Wednesday’s practice. The Cowboys announced they placed Gregory on injured reserve Thursday afternoon, meaning Gregory will miss a minimum of three games. The Cowboys play the Falcons, Chiefs and Raiders in their next [more]

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Randy Gregory out multiple weeks after hurting calf on Wednesday

Thu Nov 11 2021 16:36:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys are going to be without defensive end Randy Gregory for a while. Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy told reporters on Thursday that Gregory is going to miss multiple weeks with a calf injury. Gregory, who could go on injured reserve, suffered the injury during practice on Wednesday, which is why he was listed [more]

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Matt Ryan: I think Dan Quinn has done a great job with Dallas’ defense

Thu Nov 11 2021 15:16:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

For six seasons, Matt Ryan was Dan Quinn’s quarterback and the duo had their share of success with the Falcons. But Quinn was fired after an 0-5 start with Atlanta last year and now he’ll coach against Ryan as the Cowboys’ defensive coordinator on Sunday. Ryan was asked several questions about Quinn in his Wednesday [more]

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Cowboys sign kicker Lirim Hajrullahu to the practice squad

Thu Nov 11 2021 00:39:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys are expected to need a kicker for Sunday after Greg Zuerlein tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week. While it remains possible Zuerlein, who is vaccinated, could play Sunday, it is unlikely. No NFL player who has tested positive for the virus has returned in less than a week. The Cowboys worked out [more]

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Matt Ryan named NFC offensive player of the week

Wed Nov 10 2021 13:38:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons made a lot of changes this offseason, but they held onto quarterback Matt Ryan and he showed why they wanted to keep him around in last Sunday’s win over the Saints. Ryan was 23-of-30 for 343 yards and two touchdowns in the 27-25 win. Ryan also ran for a score and hit Cordarrelle [more]

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Falcons release Jacob Tuioti-Mariner

Wed Nov 10 2021 11:33:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons made some changes to their 53-man roster on Tuesday. The team announced that they have cut linebacker Jacob Tuioti-Mariner and punter Cam Nizialek. Defensive back Chris Williamson has been signed to the active roster from the practice squad. Tuioti-Mariner was in his third year with the Falcons, but saw his playing time drop [more]

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Deion Sanders “in the mix” for TCU head coaching job after “impressive” interview

Wed Nov 10 2021 03:03:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

NFL Hall of Fame cornerback and current Jackson State head football coach Deion Sanders is in the running for the head coaching TCU following the departure of long-time head coach Gary Patterson. According to Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Sanders had a first interview with the school on Monday and made a positive [more]

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Cowboys place Greg Zuerlein on COVID-19 list

Tue Nov 09 2021 22:11:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cowboys will likely need a kicker for Sunday’s game against the Falcons. Dallas announced on Tuesday that the team has placed Greg Zuerlein on the reserve/COVID-19 list. It’s currently unclear if Zuerlein tested positive or is a close contact of someone who has. But Dallas does not have another kicker on its roster or [more]

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Browns lead 34-10 after Nick Chubb 70-yard touchdown, second Joe Burrow interception

Sun Nov 07 2021 20:15:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Browns are making a living off of turnovers and explosive plays against the Bengals. They’ve got both in the third quarter, and have now built a 34-10 lead. After a punt had Cleveland start its second drive of the third quarter at the 30-yard line, running back Nick Chubb took a handoff 70 yards [more]

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Taysom Hill practicing on Wednesday

Wed Nov 03 2021 20:06:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Saints hope to have quarterback Taysom Hill available for this Sunday’s game against the Falcons and things took a step in that direction on Wednesday. Hill took part in the portion of practice that was open to the media. He has missed the last two games with a concussion and his level of participation [more]

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Zane Gonzalez is the NFC special teams player of the week

Wed Nov 03 2021 12:56:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers broke their four-game losing streak with a victory over the Falcons and kicker Zane Gonzalez was a key factor in the win. Now he’s been named NFC special teams player of the week for his performance. Gonzalez hit all four of his field-goal attempts in the 19-13 game, including a 57-yarder that just [more]

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Falcons sign Daren Bates, James Vaughters to 53-man roster

Tue Nov 02 2021 20:01:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons have made several roster moves on Tuesday, including signing a pair of players from their practice squad to the 53-man roster. Atlanta announced that the team has promoted linebackers Daren Bates and James Vaughters and waived linebacker Dorian Etheridge. Bates and Vaughters were both out of standard practice squad elevations after playing the [more]

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Juston Burris returning to Panthers practice

Wed Oct 27 2021 16:21:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Panthers designated Myles Hartsfield for return from injured reserve last week and another defensive back took a step back toward returning to the lineup on Wednesday. Safety Juston Burris will practice with the team on Wednesday for the first time since going on injured reserve. Burris injured his groin in the team’s Week Three [more]

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Arthur Smith: Kyle Pitts has gotten better every week

Tue Oct 26 2021 13:24:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It often takes tight ends a little while to adjust to the pros, given the nuances of the position. But after Kyle Pitts‘ last two games, it seems like this year’s No. 4 overall pick is finished with that process. Pitts was a key factor in Atlanta’s victory over Miami, catching seven of his eight [more]

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Falcons activate Kaleb McGary off the COVID-19 list

Mon Oct 25 2021 17:45:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons should have their right tackle back for their upcoming divisional matchup with the Panthers. Atlanta announced on Monday that Kaleb McGary has been activated off of the reserve/COVID-19 list. McGary missed the Week Seven win over the Dolphins after he went on the list last Monday. Atlanta played veteran backup Jason Spriggs at [more]

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Falcons kick last-play field goal for 30-28 win over Dolphins

Sun Oct 24 2021 20:23:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Tua Tagovailoa threw two fourth quarter touchdown passes, the second of which gave the Dolphins the lead with 2:27 remaining, but it was too much time for Matt Ryan. Ryan led the Falcons on a nine-play, 57-yard drive to set up Younghoe Koo‘s 36-yard field goal as time expired to give Atlanta a 30-28 victory. [more]

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Tua Tagovailo’s second interception hinders Miami’s comeback effort

Sun Oct 24 2021 19:37:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Tua Tagovailoa‘s performance Sunday may add a sense of urgency to the Dolphins’ negotiations with the Texans for Deshaun Watson. Xavien Howard made an interception of Matt Ryan, stealing the ball from Calvin Ridley as Ridley was lying on the ground. The Dolphins had a first down at the Atlanta 32, trailing by six points. [more]

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Falcons lead Dolphins 13-7 at halftime

Sun Oct 24 2021 18:33:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Dolphins have seen the good Tua and the bad Tua, which is why they reportedly have strong interest in trading for veteran quarterback Deshaun Watson. Tua Tagovailoa hasn’t shown the consistency expected after Miami used a first-round choice in 2020 on him. He has a touchdown pass to Isaiah Ford but threw an interception [more]

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Tua Tagovailoa’s touchdown throw puts Dolphins up early

Sun Oct 24 2021 17:29:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Tua Tagovailoa surely has heard the Deshaun Watson-to-Miami talk. Whether a deal is close or not, the Dolphins starting job belongs to Tagovailoa for now. Tagovailoa drove the Dolphins right down the field on their first drive Sunday. He went 7-of-8 for 52 yards and a touchdown. Tagovailoa’s 10-yard throw to Isaiah Ford has the [more]

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Falcons downgrade Avery Williams to out

Sat Oct 23 2021 18:45:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons will officially be without one of their young members of the secondary on Sunday. Atlanta has downgraded cornerback Avery Williams from doubtful to out for tomorrow’s matchup against Miami. Williams also missed the Falcons’ Week Five win over the Jets in London with the hamstring injury. Williams had been returning punts for the [more]

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Falcons place Dante Fowler on injured reserve

Fri Oct 22 2021 20:49:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons already had ruled out edge rusher Dante Fowler for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins. Fowler will miss the two games after that, too. The team announced Friday afternoon it has placed Fowler on injured resreve with a knee injury. Fowler’s timetable for his return is unknown, but he will have to miss at [more]

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Jaylen Waddle: We’re focused on playing the game, not trade rumors

Thu Oct 21 2021 18:41:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Dolphins have been linked with a pursuit with Deshaun Watson since his desire to be traded first surfaced earlier this year and the possibility of bringing him to Miami is back on the front burner this week. A report from John McClain of the Houston Chronicle on Wednesday said that deal could be consummated [more]

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Ravens signing guard James Carpenter to practice squad

Wed Oct 20 2021 06:11:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Baltimore Ravens are signing former Atlanta Falcons guard James Carpenter to their practice squad to help address some injury concerns on the roster. Carpenter was released by the Falcons in March with two years remaining one a four-year contract he signed with the team in 2019. A former first-round pick of the Seattle Seahawks [more]

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Falcons up 10-0 after Kyle Pitts’ first NFL TD

Sun Oct 10 2021 14:09:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons don’t have wide receiver Calvin Ridley with them in London on Sunday, but it’s not causing them any offensive problems. Rookie tight end Kyle Pitts capped a 92-yard drive with his first NFL touchdown catch and the Falcons lead the Jets 10-0 in the first quarter of Sunday’s game. The Falcons opened the [more]

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Denzel Mims active for Jets in London

Sun Oct 10 2021 12:36:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons and Jets kick off Sunday’s action from London at 9:30 a.m. ET and the teams have turned in their lists of inactive players for the game. Jets wide receiver Denzel Mims is not on the list. Mims was a healthy scratch in Weeks Two and Three before Elijah Moore‘s concussion opened the door [more]

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Falcons list Erik Harris, Avery Williams as doubtful

Fri Oct 08 2021 18:27:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons already ruled out receiver Calvin Ridley, receiver Russell Gage (ankle), and defensive lineman Marlon Davison for Sunday because they didn’t make the trip to London. But it looks like they may be without two defensive contributors as well. Atlanta has declared safety Erik Harris (calf) and cornerback Avery Williams (hamstring) doubtful for the [more]

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Denzel Mims “doing everything I can” to give Jets what they want

Fri Oct 08 2021 13:40:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Wide receiver Denzel Mims was able to get back on the field for the Jets last weekend, but the 2020 second-round pick might not get off the inactive list against the Falcons in London this weekend. Elijah Moore is back after missing last Sunday with a concussion and history says that will leave Mims without [more]

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Jets cut Jarrod Wilson

Thu Oct 07 2021 20:57:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Jets waived defensive back Jarrod Wilson on Thursday. Wilson, 27, appeared in three games with the team, seeing action on 83 defensive snaps and 27 on special teams. He made five tackles, including one for loss. He originally signed with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent out of Michigan in 2016. Wilson played [more]

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NFL to play 29th and 30th London games, has still never matched two winning teams

Thu Oct 07 2021 09:39:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The NFL wants to establish a significant fan base in London. But it has never given the fans the opportunity to see a great matchup of two top teams. In fact, after the 1-3 Jets play the 1-3 Falcons in London on Sunday, and the 1-3 Dolphins play the 0-4 Jaguars next week, the NFL [more]

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Falcons announce Isaiah Oliver will miss the rest of the season

Wed Oct 06 2021 14:22:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons placed cornerback Isaiah Oliver on injured reserve on Tuesday and he won’t be back with the team this year. Oliver has a knee injury and the Falcons announced on Wednesday that it is a season-ender. Falcons head coach Arthur Smith addressed Oliver’s loss at his Wednesday press conference. “I can’t say enough good [more]

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Jets place Hamsah Nasirildeen on IR, promote Isaiah Williams

Tue Oct 05 2021 23:07:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Jets placed rookie linebacker Hamsah Nasirildeen on injured reserve Tuesday, the team announced. Offensive lineman Isaiah Williams was promoted from the practice squad to take Nasirildeen’s roster spot. The Jets made Nasirildeen a sixth-round choice in 2021 out of Florida State. He has taken 49 snaps on defense and 71 on special teams. Nasirildeen [more]

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Ron Rivera: “Nothing is ever done” with Taylor Heinicke

Mon Oct 04 2021 14:06:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After Washington lost to the Bills in Week Three, their head coach Ron Rivera said that he wants quarterback Taylor Heinicke to be more of a game manager in the future. Sunday’s game against the Falcons called for Heinicke to play a different role. Washington was down 30-22 in the fourth quarter and they needed [more]

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Logan Thomas out with hamstring injury

Sun Oct 03 2021 17:51:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington has lost a key player for the rest of the day as it tries to rally from a 10-0 deficit against the Falcons. The team has ruled out tight end Logan Thomas with a hamstring injury. Thomas ran a deep route in the first quarter. The ball didn’t come his way, but he hobbled [more]

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Washington is expected to have Antonio Gibson in lineup Sunday

Sun Oct 03 2021 12:55:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington running back Antonio Gibson‘s availability for Sunday’s game against the Falcons was cast in some doubt on Thursday when he landed on the injury report. A shin injury led to Gibson missing practice that day, but he was able to return for a limited session on Friday. He was listed as questionable later that [more]

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Ron Rivera: Curtis Samuel will be “ready to roll” in Week Four

Fri Oct 01 2021 16:57:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Washington’s offense will get a boost this weekend from a player making his Football Team debut. Head coach Ron Rivera told reporters following Friday’s practice that receiver Curtis Samuel will be activated off injured reserve to play in Sunday’s contest against Atlanta. “He’ll be active, he’ll be ready to roll,” Rivera said, via Rhiannon Walker [more]

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Ron Rivera: Matt Ryan still makes all the throws

Thu Sep 30 2021 15:28:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Having spent nearly a decade as Carolina’s head coach, Ron Rivera is plenty familiar with Matt Ryan. Rivera will coach against the quarterback once again this weekend with Washington taking on the Falcons in Atlanta. At 36 and in a new offense, Ryan’s thrown for 707 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions so far [more]

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Ron Rivera: Curtis Samuel “looked good” in first practice after being designated for return

Wed Sep 29 2021 18:15:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

On Monday, Washington head coach Ron Rivera said receiver Cutis Samuel could practice this week after being out for a while with his groin injury. Now Samuel was in fact on the field for the first day of preparation for the Football Team’s matchup with Atlanta on Sunday. Washington has officially designated Samuel for return [more]

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Super Bowl LI ring sells for more than $92,000

Wed Sep 29 2021 10:49:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Patriots won their Super Bowl LI rings the hard way, erasing a 28-3 deficit. Someone acquired a Super Bowl LI a much easier way, emerging as the high bidder at auction. Recently, a Super Bowl LI ring went for $92,145.60 at Lelands.com. It features the well-publicized 283 diamonds, a nod to the lead that the [more]

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Matt Ryan: I think we’re capable of keeping ourselves relevant late into the season

Wed Sep 22 2021 14:26:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Through two weeks, the Falcons have not looked like a contender. While they were able to cut their deficit against the Buccaneers to three points in the second half of their Week Two loss, a pair of fourth-quarter pick-sixes off quarterback Matt Ryan put the game out of reach. But Ryan isn’t letting the early-season [more]

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Mike Edwards earns NFC defensive player of the week

Wed Sep 22 2021 12:48:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Buccaneers safety Mike Edwards was flagged for taunting after his second pick-six of the fourth quarter when he turned around and backed into the end zone. It was probably worth it. Edwards has been named NFC defensive player of the week after his two-interception performance in the Bucs’ 48-25 victory over the Falcons. Edwards also [more]

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Tom Brady throws five TDs, Mike Edwards scores two pick-sixes in 48-25 victory

Sun Sep 19 2021 23:20:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Late in the third quarter, the Falcons scored a touchdown and a two-point conversion to cut the Buccaneers’ lead to 28-25. At that point, it looked like Atlanta had Tampa Bay on its heels. But that feeling didn’t last long. Quarterback Tom Brady threw his fifth touchdown pass of the day early in the fourth [more]

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Carlton Davis is questionable for the Buccaneers with a hamstring injury

Fri Sep 17 2021 19:02:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Buccaneers may be without both of their Week One starting cornerbacks on Sunday against the Falcons. Sean Murphy-Bunting will miss the game with an elbow injury. Carlton Davis, who didn’t appear on the Wednesday or Thursday injury report, was limited on Friday with a hamstring injury. He’s questionable for Sunday. He’s the only Bucs [more]

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Will Ronald Jones start Sunday?

Thu Sep 16 2021 22:34:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians declared Ronald Jones the starting running back during his Tuesday news conference. In fact, the media was so surprised at Arians’ declaration, they asked him to confirm he meant Jones would start against the Falcons. Arians responded, “Yes.” So will he or won’t he? Arians said on Bucs Total Access on [more]

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Jordan Whitehead returns to full practice participation

Wed Sep 15 2021 20:47:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bucs didn’t have safety Jordan Whitehead to start the season as he missed every practice last week with a hamstring injury. Whitehead, though, appears on track to return this week. He was a full participant in Wednesday’s practice. That’s good news for a secondary that won’t have cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting for at least the [more]

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Nick Sirianni: Jalen Hurts was in “complete control” of the offense

Mon Sep 13 2021 11:07:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The first drive of the Eagles season ended with quarterback Jalen Hurts hitting first-round pick DeVonta Smith with an 18-yard touchdown pass and things kept going well from Hurts for the rest of the afternoon. Hurts threw three touchdowns, ran for 62 yards, and led the Eagles to a 32-6 rout of the Falcons in [more]

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Kenneth Gainwell stretches Eagles lead to 22-6

Sun Sep 12 2021 19:29:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Eagles are closing in on their first win of the 2021 season. Running back Kenneth Gainwell scored from eight yards out with just over a minute to play in the third quarter and the Eagles now lead the Falcons 22-6 in Atlanta. The fifth-round pick had caught a pass from Jalen Hurts in the [more]

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Eagles extend lead to 15-6 before halftime

Sun Sep 12 2021 18:39:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jalen Hurts threw a pair of touchdowns and the Eagles are up 15-6 on the Falcons at halftime. Hurts opened the game with an 18-yard strike to first-round pick DeVonta Smith and he closed the half by hitting tight end Dallas Goedert for what was initially called another touchdown with two seconds to play in [more]

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Devonta Smith’s first NFL TD puts Eagles up 7-3

Sun Sep 12 2021 17:28:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Eagles grabbed wide receiver DeVonta Smith in the first round of this year’s draft and it didn’t take him long to make an impact. Smith caught an 18-yard touchdown pass from Jalen Hurts to stake the Eagles to a 7-3 lead over the Falcons in the first quarter of Sunday’s game in Atlanta. It [more]

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Kyle Pitts: I’ve been waiting my whole life to play in the NFL

Wed Sep 08 2021 22:46:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Falcons rookie tight end Kyle Pitts has waited almost 21 years for Sunday. “I’ll be very excited,” Pitts said Wednesday, via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I’ve been waiting my whole life. I’ve been wanting to play in the NFL my whole life.” The Falcons selected Pitts with the fourth overall choice, the [more]

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Falcons place Kendall Sheffield on injured reserve

Wed Sep 08 2021 20:27:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons placed cornerback Kendall Sheffield on injured reserve Wednesday. Sheffield has an undisclosed injury but has not practiced in weeks, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The Falcons listed Sheffield as a backup, but he was one of six corners to make the 53-player roster, so the team had a backup plan [more]

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JC Tretter: NFLPA didn’t ask for renewed emphasis on taunting

Wed Sep 08 2021 03:45:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Rich McKay, the chair of the NFL’s Competition Committee, recently explained that the league made the taunting rule a point of emphasis at the request of the NFL Players Association and the NCAA. The president of the NFLPA says that’s not the case. JC Tretter, in a column published Tuesday, said the union didn’t ask [more]

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Rich McKay: Emphasis on taunting fouls was requested by NFLPA, NCAA

Fri Sep 03 2021 14:29:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The NFL, for the second time in the last seven years, has made taunting a point of emphasis for game officials. Falcons CEO Rich McKay, the chairman of the NFL’s Competition Committee, recently addressed this dynamic in an interview with Kris Rhim of the team’s official website. More importantly than explaining what this new approach [more]

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Falcons sign Wayne Gallman

Thu Sep 02 2021 21:58:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons made a change to their running back group on Thursday. The team announced the signing of former Giant Wayne Gallman as a free agent. Gallman signed with the 49ers in the offseason, but failed to make the club. Qadree Ollison was cut to make room for Gallman in Atlanta. Gallman set career highs [more]

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Sellouts expected for both Londons games, with far fewer Americans attending

Thu Sep 02 2021 20:25:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Tickets went on sale later than usual, but the two NFL games to be played in London new months remain on pace to be sold out. Via Ben Fischer of Sports Business Journal, the pandemic will result in a much greater concentration of British fans. But the tickets are still selling, even with fewer American [more]

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Falcons claim Colby Gossett off waivers, place Josh Andrews on IR

Thu Sep 02 2021 19:14:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons claimed offensive lineman Colby Gossett off waivers from the Browns, the team announced Thursday. They placed starting left guard Josh Andrews on injured reserve in a corresponding move. Andrews broke his hand in practice Tuesday and will require minor surgery. Andrews will miss at least three weeks on IR. Gossett opted out of [more]

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Who will be the 2021 offensive rookie of the year?

Wed Sep 01 2021 17:17:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Wednesday’s PFT Live included a draft based on a proposition for which the odds have shifted in the past day, following the release of Cam Newton. Who will be the offensive rookie of the year? Simms and I drafted three of each, with Mac Jones elbowing his way into the discussion now that he’s the [more]

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Report: Falcons to place Josh Andrews on IR with broken hand

Wed Sep 01 2021 17:15:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It looks like the Falcons will be without one of their starting offensive linemen for at least a few weeks to open the season. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Media, left guard Josh Andrews broke his hand during Tuesday’s practice. The resulting minor surgery will land Andrews on injured reserve. But with the IR [more]

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Matt Ryan never considered leaving Atlanta for a fresh start elsewhere

Wed Sep 01 2021 13:41:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, the 2016 NFL MVP and a passer who continues to position himself among the all-time greats when it comes to all major statistical categories, enters his fourteenth season in Atlanta. It’s a time of significant change. The changes are so significant that, last year, owner Arthur Blank made it clear that [more]

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Arthur Blank announces $1 million donation to Hurricane Ida relief

Tue Aug 31 2021 17:30:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons and Saints are rivals in the NFC South, but Falcons owner Arthur Blank has joined Saints owner Gayle Benson in contributing to Hurricane Ida relief efforts. Blank will match Benson’s $1 million donation through his family foundation. HalfT of the donation will go to the American Red Cross and the other money will [more]

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Falcons set initial 53-man roster, Josh Rosen and Feleipe Franks make the cut

Tue Aug 31 2021 16:17:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Falcons General Manager Terry Fontenot and head coach Arthur Smith have set their first 53-man since being hired earlier this year. The Falcons became the first team in the league to get to 53 players on Tuesday. All 32 teams need to get to that point by 4 p.m. ET. Quarterbacks Feleipe Franks and Josh [more]

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Takk McKinley finds a 53-man roster spot in Cleveland, for now

Tue Aug 31 2021 13:37:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Defensive end Takk McKinley, a first-round draft pick of the Falcons in 2017, has finally found a new NFL home. Via Mike Garafolo of NFL Media, McKinley will make the initial 53-man roster in Cleveland. The Browns signed McKinley before adding Jadeveon Clowney. Still, the Browns seem to be intent on having a deep rotation [more]

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Kyle Pitts on preseason debut: I felt like my heart was moving faster than my legs

Mon Aug 30 2021 19:27:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts didn’t play much in his preseason debut, but it was enough to make an impact. Pitts caught a short pass and took it 27 yards down the right sideline on Atlanta’s first play from scrimmage in Sunday’s matchup with Cleveland. He played only one other snap before head coach Arthur [more]

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Arthur Smith: Josh Rosen will play in Atlanta’s preseason finale

Wed Aug 25 2021 20:44:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Quarterback Josh Rosen just arrived in Atlanta, but he’s going to play in the Falcons’ preseason finale. That’s according to head coach Arthur Smith, who said after Wednesday’s practice — Rosen’s first — that the 2018 No. 10 overall pick needs the work. “That’s the only fair thing to do,” Smith said, via D. Orlando [more]

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Falcons make Josh Rosen signing, AJ McCarron move to injured reserve official

Tue Aug 24 2021 17:17:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Josh Rosen is officially a member of the Falcons. The Falcons announced Rosen’s signing on Tuesday along with other moves that bring their roster to 80 players ahead of Tuesday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline to get to that number. Rosen was of interest to the Falcons because backup quarterback AJ McCarron tore his ACL over [more]

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Jalen Hurts returns to practice Sunday after stomach illness

Mon Aug 23 2021 04:02:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A stomach bug unexpectedly sidelined Jalen Hurts before Thursday night’s preseason game against the Patriots. He returned to a walk-through Saturday and was a full participant at Sunday night’s practice. “Just resting his body, as you would with any illness, and getting himself back,” Eagles coach Nick Sirianni said of how Hurts has spent the [more]

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Falcons announce AJ McCarron will miss season with torn ACL

Sun Aug 22 2021 22:18:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons’ No. 2 quarterback is out for the season. AJ McCarron suffered a torn right ACL in Saturday’s preseason game against the Dolphins, the team confirmed after an MRI today. That means the Falcons now have only one quarterback on the roster behind starter Matt Ryan: Feleipe Franks, an undrafted rookie who played at [more]

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Feleipe Franks has “full confidence” he can be Matt Ryan’s backup

Sun Aug 22 2021 13:30:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Falcons quarterback AJ McCarron left Saturday’s game with a knee injury and head coach Arthur Smith made it sound like he’s going to be out of action for a long time when he spoke to reporters after the game. McCarron was on track to be the backup to Matt Ryan this season, but his loss [more]

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Arthur Smith: AJ McCarron is heartbroken

Sun Aug 22 2021 04:07:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Falcons quarterback AJ McCarron will undergo an MRI on Sunday, but he and the team are bracing for bad news on his injured right knee. “I really feel for AJ McCarron,” Falcons coach Arthur Smith said, via Scott Bair of the team website. “Any time something like that happens, when it’s non-contact, it’s tough because [more]

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AJ McCarron departs Falcons start after hurting knee

Sun Aug 22 2021 00:28:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

With Matt Ryan getting the night off, AJ McCarron got the start at quarterback for the Falcons against the Dolphins on Saturday night but his night was cut shorter than planned. McCarron left in the second quarter with a knee injury and the Falcons announced that he would not return to the game. Feleipe Franks [more]

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Cardinals claim Luq Barcoo off waivers

Fri Aug 20 2021 21:19:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Cardinals had a couple of roster spots open up with offensive lineman Justin Pugh and defensive lineman Jordan Phillips going on the COVID-19 reserve list and they filled one of them on Friday. Cornerback Luq Barcoo was claimed off of waivers and added to the 85-man roster. Barcoo was dropped by the Jaguars on [more]

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Falcons sign David Wells, place Ryan Becker on IR

Fri Aug 20 2021 15:42:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons have made a pair of moves at tight end. Atlanta announced on Friday that the team has signed David Wells and placed Ryan Becker on injured reserve. Wells was most recently with the Patriots, spending the first few weeks of this year’s training camp in New England. He played a handful of snaps [more]

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Xavien Howard focused on “knocking some rust off” against Falcons this weekend

Thu Aug 19 2021 21:32:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard didn’t hit the ground running at training camp this summer as he didn’t do much work while trying to get a revised contract or a trade to a team that would give him one. Howard got the contract a little over a week ago and has stepped up his work at [more]

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Falcons cut two unvaccinated players to get to 100 percent

Thu Aug 19 2021 14:36:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Before Monday, several NFL teams hovered in the vicinity of 100 percent vaccination rate. The Falcons got there first. It didn’t happen because they convinced their lingering holdouts to get the vaccine. Per a league source, the Falcons made it to full vaccination among all players by cutting their two unvaccinated players. Other teams in [more]

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A.J. Brown: Being Julio Jones’ teammate has been “incredible”

Wed Aug 18 2021 13:44:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After campaigning hard for the Titans to trade for Julio Jones, A.J. Brown is still happy it happened. Brown was already becoming a star receiver in his own right, having started his career with back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons. He was also named to his first Pro Bowl in 2020, making 70 receptions for 1,075 yards with [more]

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Falcons sign Eli Ankou

Wed Aug 18 2021 12:29:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons cut six players ahead of Tuesday’s deadline to trim their roster to 85 players, so they were left with an open roster spot. They filled it on Wednesday by signing defensive lineman Eli Ankou. It’s a return engagement in Atlanta for Ankou. He was with the team for several weeks during the offseason, [more]

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Titans agree to terms with Jamal Carter

Tue Aug 17 2021 23:09:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Titans have agreed to terms with safety Jamal Carter, the team announced Tuesday. Carter appeared in all 16 games for the Broncos in 2017 and made 11 tackles and one pass defensed. He spent the 2018 season on injured reserve. Carter spent the past two seasons with the Falcons, where he played 11 games [more]

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Falcons become first NFL team to have every player vaccinated

Mon Aug 16 2021 21:05:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons might not finish first in anything else this season, but they are first in vaccination rate. The Falcons confirmed, via multiple reports, that all of their players are vaccinated. That makes them the first team in the NFL to reach a vaccination rate of 100 percent. Other teams are close. As of Saturday, [more]

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Falcons cut George Obinna, Bryce Hargrove

Mon Aug 16 2021 18:47:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons have dropped their roster to 84 players well ahead of Tuesday afternoon’s deadline to get to 85 players. The team announced that they have cut defensive lineman George Obinna and offensive lineman Bryce Hargrove. They excised four other players from the roster on Sunday. Obinna signed with the team in June after spending [more]

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Falcons waive four players

Sat Aug 14 2021 23:15:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons played their first preseason game on Friday night and they began the process of moving toward the next one by parting ways with four players. Wide receiver J’Mon Moore was waived with an injury designation. They also waived defensive tackle John Atkins, cornerback Marcus Murphy and tackle William Sweet. All teams have to [more]

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Darrynton Evans questionable to return with knee injury

Fri Aug 13 2021 23:52:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The NFL’s back-to-back leading rusher, Derrick Henry, is not playing tonight against the Falcons. That allowed Darrynton Evans to start. He did not last long. Evans injured his knee on his fourth carry, a 4-yard gain. It was a non-contact injury as he pulled up before running out of bounds on the Titans’ sideline. He [more]

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Arthur Smith: Kyle Pitts is right where he needs to be

Fri Aug 13 2021 14:51:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons drafted tight end Kyle Pitts at No. 4 overall to be a dynamic piece of their offense. And the urgency for Pitts to develop sooner than later has only increased with receiver Julio Jones traded to Tennessee. But head coach Arthur Smith — a former tight ends coach — doesn’t seem to be [more]

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Ryan Tannehill, Derrick Henry among Titans not expected to play this week

Thu Aug 12 2021 21:07:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

With only three preseason games, it remains to be seen how coaches will use the games to get key players ready for the regular season. It obviously will vary by the team. The Titans, it appears, won’t have all their starters for Friday night’s exhibition opener in Atlanta. Coach Mike Vrabel noted that every player [more]

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Rams claim Tyler Hall off waivers, cut Jovan Grant, Brandon Wright

Wed Aug 11 2021 00:31:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Rams claimed defensive back Tyler Hall off waivers from the Falcons on Tuesday. They waived punter Brandon Wright and defensive back Jovan Grant. Hall, 22, went undrafted out of Wyoming in 2020. He signed with the Falcons as a rookie free agent. The Falcons waived him out of training camp before re-signing him to [more]

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Falcons sign D’Onta Foreman

Mon Aug 09 2021 13:28:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons have made a handful of roster moves to start the week, including signing running back D'Onta Foreman. A former Texans third-round pick, Foreman appeared in six games last year for the Titans. He recorded 95 yards rushing for the team in 29 offensive snaps. Foreman has 421 yards rushing with a pair of [more]

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Falcons waive Deadrin Senat with injury designation

Sun Aug 08 2021 22:17:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons waived defensive lineman Deadrin Senat with an injury designation Sunday. Senat went on the physically unable to perform list July 29. The Falcons drafted Senat in the third round out of South Florida in 2018, and he was slowed by injuries in his time in Atlanta. He played 15 games with two starts [more]

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Dante Fowler back at practice for Falcons

Fri Aug 06 2021 14:48:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons welcomed back a key piece of their defensive front at Friday’s practice. Reporters at the Falcons facility note that defensive end Dante Fowler is on the field. Fowler was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list at the start of camp, but his presence at practice means that he’s been activated. The Falcons don’t [more]

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Falcons sign Trevor Davis

Thu Aug 05 2021 14:00:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons announced a pair of roster moves on Thursday morning. Wide receiver/kick returner Trevor Davis has signed a contract with the team and been added to the 90-man roster. Tight end Jaeden Graham has been placed on injured reserve in a corresponding move. Davis was a 2016 fifth-round pick of the Packers and remained [more]

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