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  • newFalcons add a running back

    Falcons add a running back

    Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is sidelined with a concussion at the moment and that injury may have led the team to make an addition to their backfield on Wednesday. Coach Dan Quinn announced that the team has signed Jhurell Pressley as a free agent. B.J. Daniels, who has flopped between quarterback and wide receiver [more]
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  • newNew Falcons stadium will have, essentially, a Chick-fil-A ghost store

    New Falcons stadium will have, essentially, a Chick-fil-A ghost store

    Chick-fil-A conspicuously doesn’t operate on Sundays. The Falcons conspicuously play most of their games on Sundays. A Chick-fil-A store will be conspicuously closed for most games played at the new Falcons stadium. Via the Boston Globe, the new venue will have a Chick-fil-A, but it won’t be open on Sunday. Which means that fans at [more]
    - 24 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 10:42am -
  • Devonta Freeman has concussion, won’t play this week

    Devonta Freeman has concussion, won’t play this week

    Falcons running back Devonta Freeman left yesterday’s practice with what were reported as heat-related symptoms. As it turns out, he has a different problem. Falcons coach Dan Quinn told reporters that Freeman was in the concussion protocol, and won’t play Sunday against the Steelers. Quinn wasn’t ready to rule Freeman out the rest of the [more]
    - 3 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 8:52am -
  • Devonta Freeman needs an IV on a steamy Atlanta day

    Devonta Freeman needs an IV on a steamy Atlanta day

    It’s a damp heat in Georgia, and that made it tough for Falcons running back Devonta Freeman Sunday. According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com, Freeman had to leave practice early and get an IV after having heat-related issues. It’s the second time during camp he’s had to leave practice early. “He had some heat stuff that [more]
    - 4 days ago, 13 Aug 17, 10:20am -
  • Devonta Freeman scores, but Falcons blow another late lead

    Devonta Freeman scores, but Falcons blow another late lead

    Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. The Falcons blew a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter and lost. While that did, in fact, happen last night against the Dolphins, there’s a good chance the thing that will cling to them this time is Devonta Freeman‘s performance right after signing his new contract. The [more]
    - 6 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 3:10am -
  • Raekwon McMillan injured early for Dolphins

    Raekwon McMillan injured early for Dolphins

    Twenty-year-old Dolphins rookie linebacker Raekwon McMillan made his NFL debut on Thursday night. He exited quickly with a knee injury. Officially listed as questionable to return, chances are McMillan’s night is over. The second-round selection from Ohio State debuts on the initial, unofficial depth chart as a starter. After being down on the turf at [more]
    - 7 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 4:35pm -
  • Did Devonta Freeman make the right call?

    Did Devonta Freeman make the right call?

    The news of a new contract for Falcons running back Devonta Freeman has sparked plenty of discussion and debate regarding whether he should have taken the bird in the hand or continued to forage for two in the bush. Before addressing the should-he-or-shouldn’t-he-have-taken-it question, here are the actual details. 1. $15 million signing bonus. 2. [more]
    - 7 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 7:25am -
  • Devonta Freeman swaps year-to-year dance for six-year commitment

    Devonta Freeman swaps year-to-year dance for six-year commitment

    Falcons running back Devonta Freeman was a year away from the franchise tag or a shot at the open market. He decided to trade that in for a $43 million deal. Whether he did the right thing is a matter on which reasonable minds can differ. Freeman, a fourth-round pick in 2014 who never has [more]
    - 8 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 7:13am -
  • Falcons, Devonta Freeman agree to five-year contract

    Falcons, Devonta Freeman agree to five-year contract

    No more concerns about Devonta Freeman‘s future in Atlanta. Freeman and the Falcons have agreed to a five-year contract extension, the team announced. Michael Silver of NFL Media reports Freeman will make a total of $41.25 million over five years, which, in addition to the $1.8 million he was scheduled to make this season, would [more]
    - 8 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 6:11am -
  • Takk McKinley listed as a third-teamer on Falcons depth chart

    Takk McKinley listed as a third-teamer on Falcons depth chart

    As is common with teams which played in the Super Bowl the year before, there isn’t much room for rookies in Atlanta. In fact, none of their rookies are listed as starters on the unofficial depth chart the team’s PR staff released. First-round pass-rusher Takk McKinley is actually listed as a third-stringer at defensive end, [more]
    - 9 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 7:48am -

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  • Happy Birthday ‘Primetime’ Deion Sanders!

    Happy Birthday ‘Primetime’ Deion Sanders!

    It’s hard to believe but today ‘Primetime’ Deion Sanders, one of the all-time greats, turns 50! Sanders is a Hall of Famer (inducted in 2011) and while he didn’t finish his career with the Falcons, he will always be remembered for starting his career there and having some unreal highlights while a member of the […]The post Happy Birthday ‘Primetime’ Deion Sanders! appeared first on Falcons Gab.
    - 8 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 11:06am -
  • How Are You Getting To The Game This Season?

    How Are You Getting To The Game This Season?

    Only a few weeks remain before the NFL teams begin their formal preseason workouts for the 2017-18 regular season. And fans of the Atlanta Falcons can quit gnashing their teeth over last year’s Super Bowl loss and look forward to seeing the team perform even better this coming year. Even though they only had six draft picks, […]The post How Are You Getting To The Game This Season? appeared first on Falcons Gab.
    - 21 days ago, 27 Jul 17, 11:46am -
  • Video: The Falcons Are Nothing to Sneeze at Entering 2017

    Video: The Falcons Are Nothing to Sneeze at Entering 2017

    Adam Schein gives his insight on the Atlanta Falcons and how he feels they will be a dominant force on both sides of the ball this upcoming season.The post Video: The Falcons Are Nothing to Sneeze at Entering 2017 appeared first on Falcons Gab.
    - 21 days ago, 27 Jul 17, 6:23am -
  • Falcons WR Julio Jones Loses $150,000 Diamond Earring in Lake

    Falcons WR Julio Jones Loses $150,000 Diamond Earring in Lake

    Falcons receiver Julio Jones recently took a tumble off a jet ski and when he emerged from the lake waters he was missing one of his diamond earrings, reportedly valued at about $150,000, had fallen out, ESPN reports. So the all-pro receiver hired a dive team to scour Lake Lanier to recover the lost jewelry, […]The post Falcons WR Julio Jones Loses $150,000 Diamond Earring in Lake appeared first on Falcons Gab.
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  • Falcons WR Julio Jones Feeling Good; Set to Be Ready for Training Camp

    Falcons WR Julio Jones Feeling Good; Set to Be Ready for Training Camp

    Falcons two-time All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones, who’s recovering from offseason foot surgery, is set to return to the field during training camp, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The Falcons report on Wednesday and the first practice is Thursday. Jones will likely be limited. “He’s healed up very, very well,” Falcons general […]The post Falcons WR Julio Jones Feeling Good; Set to Be Ready for Training Camp appeared first on Falcons Gab.
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  • Falcons Pushing to Get a Deal Done with Running Back Devonta Freeman

    Falcons Pushing to Get a Deal Done with Running Back Devonta Freeman

    Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff and his staff plans to work “full time” on getting a contract extension done with Pro Bowl running back Devonta Freeman, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. He wouldn’t rule out having a deal done before the first practice on Thursday, but was not overly optimistic. “That’s just […]The post Falcons Pushing to Get a Deal Done with Running Back Devonta Freeman appeared first on Falcons Gab.
    - 24 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 6:20pm -
  • The Falcons Should Have Plenty of Firepower Again in Fantasy Football in 2017

    The Falcons Should Have Plenty of Firepower Again in Fantasy Football in 2017

    The Atlanta Falcons had an amazing 2016 season, with an offense that was as good as any in the NFL, and many fantasy football players took advantage of it. If you look at any Fantasy Football guide for the upcoming season, you will see that once again the Falcons should have plenty of players to […]The post The Falcons Should Have Plenty of Firepower Again in Fantasy Football in 2017 appeared first on Falcons Gab.
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  • Falcons on the List of Teams That Can Upset the Patriots for the Super Bowl in 2018

    Falcons on the List of Teams That Can Upset the Patriots for the Super Bowl in 2018

    The loss for the Falcons in the Super Bowl in February will never go away fully, but the team and others are already looking ahead to the 2017 season, and with it the hopes of finishing the job this time. While the Pats are the favorites, NFL.com has a piece out about six teams that […]The post Falcons on the List of Teams That Can Upset the Patriots for the Super Bowl in 2018 appeared first on Falcons Gab.
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  • Michael Vick Says He’s Not Talked to the Falcons About Returning to Retire with Atlanta

    Michael Vick Says He’s Not Talked to the Falcons About Returning to Retire with Atlanta

    Former Falcons quarterback Michael Vick clarified recent statements regarding his retirement, saying he has not spoken with anyone from the organization about signing a one-day contract to retire as a Falcon, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. Vick, hosting his V7 Elite Playmakers Showcase Series football event Sunday, said he is hopeful that it will happen. […]The post Michael Vick Says He’s Not Talked to the Falcons About Returning to Retire with Atlanta appeared first on Falcons Gab.
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  • Former Falcons QB Michael Vick Wants to Retire with the Organization He Started With

    Former Falcons QB Michael Vick Wants to Retire with the Organization He Started With

    Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick says he is in talks with the Atlanta Falcons to sign a one-day contract and officially retire with his first NFL team, ESPN reports. “Hopefully soon,” Vick, 37, told CBS Atlanta about the potential of the ceremonial deal. The former Falcons quarterback had bounced around after his playing days and […]The post Former Falcons QB Michael Vick Wants to Retire with the Organization He Started With appeared first on Falcons Gab.
    - 81 days ago, 28 May 17, 12:27pm -

Yardbarker - Falcons

  • Atlanta Falcons: New Stadium Offers Eco-Friendly Home

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  • Atlanta Falcons: 2017 Schedule Breakdown And Analysis

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  • Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel signs restricted free agent tender
    When then Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan sought to bring Taylor Gabriel on last offseason, no one really expected the former Cleveland Browns wide receiver to play a huge role in Atlanta’s offense.After all, the team had Julio Jones on the roster and just signed Mohamed Sanu to a big money free agent contract. Though, Shanahan knew what he was getting in Gabriel from their time together in Cleveland.Once the former Abiline Christian star found a connection with Matt Ryan, it was pretty much over. Gabriel ended up recording 35 receptions for 579 yards and six touchdowns f…
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  • Ten best games on the 2017 NFL schedule
    The 2017 NFL schedule has been released, revealing the exact dates and locations each of the 32 teams will play this fall. There are obviously way too many games at 256 total to dissect here right now. Instead, we have broken down the best matchups on the schedule.Some feature the nitty-gritty divisional tilts that we enjoy each season. Others covered will see some players and head coaches pitted against their former teams.Beginning with what can be considered a Super Bowl revenge matchup, here are 10 exciting NFL games to look forward to come September.1. Atlanta Falcons @ New England Patriot…
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  • Falcons GM on drafting red-flagged prospects: ‘We’re not looking for angels’
    The Atlanta Falcons may be willing to take a risk on a prospect with potential character concerns in the NFL draft later this month.Speaking on Thursday about Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon and other red-flagged prospects, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said, according to Knox Bardeen of CBS Atlanta. However, Dimitroff wouldn’t commit to Mixon specifically still being on the team’s draft board, per Alex Glaze of 11Alive. The defending NFC champion Falcons have a pick at the end of the first round (where we’ve heard whispers that Mixon may actually be in play) as well as at the…
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  • 10 teams with glaring NFL Draft needs
    Every team in the NFL has a need, perhaps even more than one. That’s the nature of the free agency age as it’s much harder for teams to keep their talent for the duration of player’s career. That results in an added emphasis on drafting well.This year is no different as 32 teams — yes, even the New England Patriots — have holes that must be filled. But for some, that need is more extensive than others. For those teams, April’s draft could either make them or completely break them.With that in mind, here’s a look at 10 teams with glaring draft needs that must be addressed before t…
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  • Dirk Koetter admits he would rather not be on ‘Hard Knocks’
    There probably isn’t an NFL coach that actively wants his team to be on “Hard Knocks,” and Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter is no exception.In a Wednesday press conference, Koetter admitted that, while a fan of the show, he would rather not be the subject of it.“I like watching the show. I wish I wasn’t on it,” Koetter said, via Scott Reynolds of Pewter Report.Koetter, who was part of “Hard Knocks” in 2014 as the offensive coordinator of the featured Atlanta Falcons, did downplay how big a distraction the show is during camp.“Yeah, I don’t buy that,” Koetter said o…
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  • NFL Draft do’s and don’ts for the Atlanta Falcons
    With the NFL Draft just days away, every fan is eagerly awaiting to see what rookies will join their team next season. The pressure is highest for NFL front offices to make the right calls so no pick is wasted. The Atlanta Falcons find themselves in a good position entering the draft, having filled multiple needs already this offseason, but the draft is one of the craziest days in an NFL season so it’s easy to get caught up in the chaos.Do’s Defense is the key to this draft for the Atlanta Falcons. The defensive guru that is Dan Quinn should look to bring in more young and athletic player…
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  • Atlanta Falcons 7-Round Mock Draft
    With the NFL Draft less than two weeks away, the Atlanta Falcons are in full-on draft mode trying to fill the remaining holes on the roster. The team has a major vacancy at right guard, needs a young option opposite Vic Beasley, and needs to find depth at safety, tight end, and linebacker. This is a reasonable wish list for the team and if this year provides similar returns to last, the Falcons should be just fine heading into 2017.Thomas Dimitroff has been known to be open to trading draft picks, but he has usually preferred to trade up for a player he likes rather than trade back to acquir…
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  • Former Falcons Pro Bowler Roddy White retires from NFL
    Longtime Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White officially announced his retirement from the NFL on Friday in a series of tweets. White did not play football last season after being released by the Falcons, but had not officially retired until now. He finishes his career with a franchise-record 10,863 receiving yards and 808 receptions — over 200 more than Terance Mathis, who is second on the list. He is one of just 45 receivers to hit 10,000 yards.White also holds Falcons records in career receiving touchdowns and is behind only Julio Jones in single-season receiving yards and receptions…
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AJC - Bird Cage Blog

  • 6th Annual Falcons Cage Full Mock Draft Competition

    6th Annual Falcons Cage Full Mock Draft Competition

    Time to Get Those Mocks InClowney's Coming - Prepare Yourself!!! (Getty)It’s that time Ladies and Gents………our 6th Annual Cage Mock Draft Competition!!! Hard to believe it’s been 6 years. Time flies when you’re having fun. Sorry for the delay on getting it up, but it times out perfectly with the draft FINALLY only a week away. Seems like eons ago since the Falcons ended their season in misery with Matt Ryan getting sacked an eye-gouging 10 times in one football game. That came at the hands of our bitter rivals that wrapped up a 1-5 record in the NFC South. Just remembering the las…
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  • Ten Questions as Atlanta Falcons Head for Draft

    Ten Questions as Atlanta Falcons Head for Draft

    Fans Anxious as Draft Draws CloseIs It Inevitable? (AJC)The “2014 NFL Draft Spreadsheet” is still in the works, but should be finished very soon. It will certainly be done in plenty of time for the draft. Aiming for early next week at the latest. And don’t look now, but the countdown is officially under a month to go (22 days, 17 hours, 15 minutes, but who’s counting) until the NFL Draft commences. Even though it was painful to hear that the NFL moved it back two weeks, it’s seemed to sneak up a little bit this year, so the heads of the NFL 4th Arm of Government must be very please…
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  • Atlanta Falcons Draft Outlook – Offensive Line

    Atlanta Falcons Draft Outlook – Offensive Line

    Should Be “When,” Not “If” Falcons Go OLWill Robinson Be Headed to ATL? (AJC)Deciding which respective line, offensive or defensive, has been worse the last 6 years is an impossible argument. The pass rush has been miserable and the offensive line has been wretched. The pass rush has been nonexistent for some time and it’s almost been accepted by most fans. The offensive line has had it’s ups and downs, but they’ve been good enough, a few times at least, to get the Falcons in the playoffs and generally good enough to be one of the better teams in the NFC. Until last year of cou…
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  • Atlanta Falcons Biggest Holes – Post Free Agency

    Atlanta Falcons Biggest Holes – Post Free Agency

    Still Plenty of Holes after Free Agent SigningsHester's Nice, but Needs Role on O (AJC)The Falcons added a total of 5 new free agents and have filled some of the gaps in a roster that went 4-12, but they’ve also created a few more that weren’t originally there. They also have some major concerns in terms of depth at many positions as well. There may be a few more small additions between now and the draft, but nothing more than some lesser, depth signings. The Falcons have brought in NT Paul Soliai, DE Tyson Jackson, RG Jon Asamoah, CB Javier Arenas, and KR/PR Devin Hester. That likely re…
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  • Your Thoughts on Atlanta Falcons Free Agency

    Your Thoughts on Atlanta Falcons Free Agency

    What’s Your Take on Falcon’s Move to DateWelcome, Welcome Mr. Soliai!! (AJC)The Falcons struck quickly in free agency, locking up three major pieces along both lines, definitely adding some beef and girth and, hopefully, some toughness as well. The front office’s buzz words for this off-season are “recalibration” and “grittiness.” They seemed to follow that theme in the beginning, but there remains just as many questions about the 2014 version as there are holes on the current roster. This from a team that was a true bottom dweller in 2013. It’s a decent start, but there’s…
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  • Atlanta Falcons Potential Free Agents

    Atlanta Falcons Potential Free Agents

    How Active will Falcons Be in 2014?One of Few Great FA Signings (AJC)(Part 3 of Thomas Dimitroff’s Moves will Come After Free Agency)With a little over a week away until the free agency bonanza hits, the Falcons actually seemed more poise to make moves than they had in quite a long time. That could be a good thing (Michael Turner), a bad thing (Osi Umenyiora, Steven Jackson), or something to give fans nightmares as they head to sleep (Dunta Robinson, Ray Edwards). The Falcons haven’t made many moves in free agency because they’ve recently focused on keeping their own and not needing t…
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  • Atlanta Falcons Free Agency Open Thread

    Atlanta Falcons Free Agency Open Thread

    A Few Transactions as Free Agency NearsSnelling will be missed (AJC)(((Finishing up new Comprehensive Free Agent post, but wanted to get a new thread up as Free Agency draws close)))After a decent lull following the Super Bowl, the NFL is ready to burst to life once again. This is particularly true for fans of a team that had given up most hope around the midpoint of the season. The Falcons have been relatively quiet in free agency the last few years and it appears that will change this off-season. Whether it be due to the fact that the Falcons simply have tons of holes to fill or that job…
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  • Atlanta Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff, 2010-2011 (Part 2)

    Atlanta Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff, 2010-2011 (Part 2)

    Comprehensive Analysis of Dimitroff’s Moves, 2010-2011Dimitroff Over the Years (AJC)After a general manager has been with a team for several years, the best analysis that can be done is to look at every move over their tenure and see if it was great, good, bad, or terrible. Obviously, the GM’s that have more hits than misses, like Schneider, Ozzie Newsome, Jerry Reese, and Ted Thompson before him, give their teamsC the best chance to hoist the Lombardi Trophy. Dimitroff has constructed a team that has made the playoffs 4 out of 6 years, held the #1 NFC seed twice, and hosted an NFC Title…
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  • Atlanta Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff, 2008-2009 (Part 1)

    Atlanta Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff, 2008-2009 (Part 1)

    A Comprehensive Analysis of Dimitroff’s Moves, 2008-09Detailed Look at TD's Moves (AJC)*****Part 1 in a 3 Part Series on All of Dimitroff’s Moves as Falcons GM*****As fans get geared up for the 2014 off-season and all the action that follows, the front office and coaching staff have a lot at stake in trying to correct the nightmare of 2013. There’s plenty of time before free agency starts and even longer until the draft kicks off. That provides a good opportunity to look every aspect of the Falcons organization the last 6 years: the good, the bad, and the really ugly.Not Exactly Patr…
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  • Falcons – Seahawks take Divergent Paths from 2012/13 Playoffs

    Falcons – Seahawks take Divergent Paths from 2012/13 Playoffs

    One’s a Super Bowl Champ; The Other Won 4 GamesThe Seattle Seahawks finish the 2013 NFL season as the Super Bowl Champions. All Falcons fans could do was wonder how the Seahawks made it look so darn easy. Many also probably didn’t actually believe that it was the Falcons who beat the Seahawks in last year’s playoffs. Yes, it did happen, even though it’s impossible to believe after Seattle’s team hoist the prized Lombardi. On the most obvious level, the two teams couldn’t be farther apart. One just won the Super Bowl in one of the biggest lopsided blowouts in recent memory. The Fa…
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  • newFalcons looking for more decisive runs from rookie Hill

    Falcons looking for more decisive runs from rookie Hill

    Rookie running back Brian Hill is still adjusting to the speed of the NFL as he tries to win a backup job with the Atlanta Falcons. The problem is there isn't much time in the preseason for Hill to make that adjustment. Hill and Terron Ward are considered the favorites to win a backup job behind Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman.
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  • newChick-fil-A stand in Mercedes-Benz Stadium to be closed on Sundays

    Chick-fil-A stand in Mercedes-Benz Stadium to be closed on Sundays

    Atlanta Falcons fans won't get their Chick-fil-A fix at the team's new Mercedes-Benz Stadium for most of the team's games, as the restaurant's stand will be closed on Sunday. The franchise famous for its chicken sandwich is closed on Sundays, and only one of the team's eight home games isn't on a Sunday -- a Thursday night matchup against the? New Orleans Saints?on Dec. 7. A source said the digital signage in the Chick-fil-A stand will be flipped when the stand is closed and it will be used by stadium concessionaire Levy to sell other nonbranded food and beverage items. With its headquarters i…
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  • newFalcons sign running back Jhurell Pressley, agree to injury settlement with B.J. Daniels

    Falcons sign running back Jhurell Pressley, agree to injury settlement with B.J. Daniels

    The Atlanta Falcons signed running back Jhurell Pressley on Wednesday. Pressley, 5-foot-10, 203 pounds, played four years at New Mexico and recorded 2,725 rushing yards, 220 receiving yards and 26 total touchdowns.  Pressley signed with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2016 and has also had stints with the Green Bay Packers and the Falcons practice squad. Pressley’s signing comes after running back Devonta Freeman was placed in concussion protocol on Monday and the waiving of running back B.J. Daniels on Tuesday after Daniels suffered a hamstring injury. The Falcons also…
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  • newThe Falcons new stadium reportedly has a fast food chain that will be impossible for Sunday football fans to enjoy — Chick-fil-A

    The Falcons new stadium reportedly has a fast food chain that will be impossible for Sunday football fans to enjoy — Chick-fil-A

    Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the new home of the Atlanta Falcons, has a ton of new features for sports fans to enjoy, including an amazing circular Jumbotron the likes of which NFL viewers have never seen. At first it seems like a likely pairing — Chick-fil-A is based in Atlanta and there's no doubt that any stadium in the country could benefit from selling their delicious sandwiches, shakes, and waffle fries. Which presents a pretty obvious problem for a franchise operating around an NFL schedule.
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  • newAtlanta's new stadium ready for business - except that roof

    Atlanta's new stadium ready for business - except that roof

    With less than two weeks to go before Atlanta's $1.5 billion stadium hosts its first game, there's only one major issue to address. While vowing that Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be open to the elements at some point this fall, officials still can't put a timetable on when the elaborate roof - which resembles the cover of a camera lens - will be fully operational. ''We knew it would be complex,'' said Rich McKay, president and CEO of the Atlanta Falcons.
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  • NFL power rankings: ESPN ranks Falcons second after preseason loss to Miami Dolphins

    NFL power rankings: ESPN ranks Falcons second after preseason loss to Miami Dolphins

    Fact: Dan Quinn occasionally brushes his teeth with a pineapple The Atlanta Falcons feel good about their team headed into the 2017 season. You’ll notice the complete absence of anyone panicking after the Falcons lost to the Miami Dolphins in the first preseason game. That’s because the preseason doesn’t matter. It’s also because the Falcons know what kind of product they expect to put on the field once the regular season begins in September. We’ll be highlighting power rankings for you every Tuesday this season, just like we did last year. Obviously these rankings are arbitr…
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  • How does Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan get over the Super Bowl? Routine, routine, and more routine.

    How does Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan get over the Super Bowl? Routine, routine, and more routine.

    Fact: Matt Ryan had a neck beard in fourth grade Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is more complicated than you think. He works hard and he deliberately suffers through his failures. There’s a lot of emotion bubbling underneath that icy exterior. I challenge you to find a professional athlete that works harder to hone and improve his craft. Go ahead, I’ll wait. Still thinking through the possibilities? Stop. Just stop. Sports Illustrated’s Greg Bishop dropped an epic piece about Ryan yesterday. (Grab a cup of coffee, put your feet up, and go read it now, if you haven’t alre…
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  • Falcons preseason talk: What is the least settled position on the roster?

    Falcons preseason talk: What is the least settled position on the roster?

    We think it’s cornerback. How about you? The Falcons don’t have a lot of unsettled positions, which is something I still have to marvel at from time to time. As much as I’d like to assure you that every single position on the roster is locked and loaded with elite players, though, I can’t quite go that far.So here’s the question of the evening: Which position is still the most unsettled, and what are the Falcons going to do about it?In my mind, the answer to this question is almost certainly cornerback. That may seem odd at a position where the top three guys are more or less…
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  • Falcons waive injured running back B.J. Daniels

    Falcons waive injured running back B.J. Daniels

    This explains the David Cobb workout. B.J. Daniels was, briefly, a contender for the third running back job in Falcons camp. An injury has destroyed his chances of making the team, though, and now Atlanta has placed him on waivers. The Falcons are working out power back David Cobb tomorrow, which makes perfect sense in light of the news. Devonta Freeman has a concussion and is probably out for the rest of preseason, which leaves only Tevin Coleman, Brian Hill, Terron Ward, Kelvin Taylor and perhaps Cobb if he’s signed for the remaining three games. Coleman is obviously not going to p…
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