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Falcons sign Beau Brinkley

Mon Apr 04 2022 20:43:05 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons have found a new long snapper. The team announced the signing of Beau Brinkley on Monday afternoon. It’s a one-year deal for Brinkley in Atlanta. Long snapper became a need for the Falcons when Josh Harris signed with the Chargers last month. He’d spent the last 10 seasons with the team. Brinkley spent [more]

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Malik Willis set to visit with Panthers, Falcons

Mon Apr 04 2022 18:10:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

One of the top quarterbacks in this year’s draft will be spending time with a couple of teams picking early in the first round. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Malik Willis is set for visits with the Panthers and Falcons next week. Willis has also met with the Steelers, Giants, Titans, and Saints as [more]

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Arthur Blank: Falcons need a long-term plan at quarterback

Sat Apr 02 2022 09:40:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Matt Ryan spent 14 years as the Falcons’ franchise quarterback before they traded him last week. Now the Falcons want to find a new quarterback who can lead their franchise for that long. Falcons owner Arthur Blank said moving on from Ryan was the right call for the long-term health of the franchise. “It has [more]

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Casey Hayward: Who cares what the outside thinks of our roster?

Fri Apr 01 2022 14:08:05 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons’ trade of Matt Ryan left them with a lot of dead money on the salary cap for the 2022 season and that decision signaled that the focus for the franchise in the near future is going to be on rebuilding the roster for brighter days down the road. That’s not necessarily an appealing [more]

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Arthur Smith: I never believed Tom Brady retired, won’t until we play them and he’s not there

Wed Mar 30 2022 12:38:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Falcons head coach Arthur Smith did not think Tom Brady‘s retirement was going to make the NFC South any easier — because Smith did not think Brady’s retirement was anything more than the brief interlude it would prove to be. Smith said he didn’t think Brady was really done when he announced his retirement, and [more]

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Arthur Smith: We’d love to keep coaching Grady Jarrett

Tue Mar 29 2022 15:09:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons said farewell to the longest-tenured member of their offense last week when they traded quarterback Matt Ryan to the Colts, but they aren’t talking about parting ways from a longtime fixture on the defensive side of the ball. Defensive tackle Grady Jarrett is heading into his eighth season and his future came up [more]

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Rashaan Evans visiting Falcons

Tue Mar 29 2022 10:48:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Linebacker Rashaan Evans will be saying hello to a couple of familiar faces on his next free agent visit. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Evans will visit the Falcons on Tuesday. Falcons head coach Arthur Smith and defensive coordinator Dean Pees were both Titans assistants before making their way to Atlanta and Evans has [more]

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Falcons sign Auden Tate, Qadree Ollison

Mon Mar 28 2022 21:32:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons added a pair of players to their roster on Monday. The team announced the signings of wide receiver Auden Tate and running back Qadree Ollison. Tate comes to Atlanta after spending the last four seasons with the Bengals. Tate appeared in 35 games during his time in Cincinnati and caught 61 passes for [more]

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Marcus Mariota: Matt Ryan left big shoes to fill, I have to carve my own path

Fri Mar 25 2022 22:35:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Matt Ryan won an MVP and took the Falcons to the Super Bowl over 14 years in Atlanta, but the team turned the page on that chapter of its history by trading Ryan to Indianapolis this week. They followed up that move by signing Marcus Mariota to a two-year deal. Mariota has not been a [more]

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Falcons sign receiver KhaDarel Hodge

Fri Mar 25 2022 19:59:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Falcons have added receiver and special teamer KhaDarel Hodge. The team announced that Hodge signed a one-year contract today. Hodge spent last year in Detroit, where he caught 13 passes for 157 yards and also played on 42 percent of the Lions’ special teams snaps. Hodge has also spent time with the Browns and [more]

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Another grand jury is considering a criminal complaint against Deshaun Watson

Thu Mar 24 2022 16:40:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Yes, Deshaun Watson could still face criminal charges. Thirteen days after a Houston grand jury declined to indict the Browns quarterback on nine criminal complaints, another Texas grand jury is considering another criminal complaint against Watson. As reported by Jenny Vrentas of the New York Times, lawyer Tony Buzbee says that a grand jury in [more]

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Terry Fontenot: Falcons “continue to support” Calvin Ridley any way we can

Wed Mar 23 2022 19:39:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Falcons General Manager Terry Fontenot spoke to the media on Wednesday for the first time since wide receiver Calvin Ridley‘s indefinite suspension for gambling on NFL games and he confirmed that the team was discussing trades for the former first-round pick when they learned of the ban. Fontenot said it came as a surprise to [more]

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Matt Ryan: I thought I would retire as a Falcon, this is a bittersweet moment

Wed Mar 23 2022 11:47:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Colts quarterback Matt Ryan‘s last action as a Falcon was to take out a full-page advertisement in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution to thank Falcons fans for their support during his 14 seasons as the franchise quarterback. Ryan said he never expected to play for another team, but he now views his trade to the Colts as [more]

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Falcons keep Erik Harris on one-year contract

Wed Mar 23 2022 10:19:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Erik Harris will spend another year in Atlanta. Harris, a safety who started 12 games for the Falcons last year, has signed a one-year contract to remain in Atlanta, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. Originally a small-school undrafted player who spent his first three seasons of professional football in the Canadian Football League, [more]

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Matt Ryan: I’d like to play as long as I can; I don’t feel like an old man

Wed Mar 23 2022 00:53:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Matt Ryan turns 37 in May. He has two years left on his contract. The quarterback, though, isn’t looking at the end. He sees the trade to Indianapolis as a new beginning without a timetable. “I’ve said from the start, I’d like to play as long as I can,” Ryan said, via Joel Erickson of [more]

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Falcons move T.J. Yates to wide receivers coach

Tue Mar 22 2022 20:14:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Former NFL quarterback T.J. Yates joined Falcons head coach Arthur Smith’s staff as a passing game specialist in 2021 and he will have a new title in 2022. The Falcons announced on Tuesday that Yates will be their wide receivers coach. Dave Brock, who was on Dan Quinn’s final staff in Atlanta, was the receivers [more]

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Report: Colts added guarantees to remainder of Matt Ryan’s contract

Tue Mar 22 2022 14:07:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Colts acquired quarterback Matt Ryan in a trade with the Falcons on Monday and part of welcoming him to the team reportedly included addressing the remainder of his contract. Ryan is signed through the 2023 season with nearly $54 million in compensation coming from his salary and bonuses. Those bonuses include a $7.5 million [more]

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Falcons call trade of Matt Ryan best decision for their long-term future

Mon Mar 21 2022 20:36:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Thirteen minutes after the Falcons announced a two-year contract agreement with free agent quarterback Marcus Mariota they announced the trade of Matt Ryan to the Colts. Atlanta will receive a third-round choice in the 2022 draft. “I’ve got so much respect for Matt Ryan and what he’s meant to this franchise and to me personally [more]

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AFC continues to drain NFC talent

Mon Mar 21 2022 18:21:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The balance of power in the NFL keeps shifting to the AFC. The trade of Matt Ryan from Atlanta to Indianapolis becomes the latest move involving a highly talented veteran player leaving an NFC team for an AFC team. In the past week, Russell Wilson was traded by Seattle to Denver, Davante Adams was shipped [more]

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Report: Falcons are expected to pursue Marcus Mariota

Mon Mar 21 2022 18:10:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Matt Ryan is out. Marcus Mariota could be in. According to NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo, now that the Falcons have agreed to trade their longtime quarterback to the Colts, Atlanta is expected to pursue free-agent QB Marcus Mariota. Should Mariota sign with the Falcons, that would reunite him with head coach Arthur Smith. Smith was [more]

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