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Former XFLer Edmond Robinson: Falcons gave me chance, I'll make most of it Linebacker Edmond Robinson took an offbeat path to the NFL as a seventh-round pick out of small Newberry College and he made his way back into the league by spending time in a pair of spring leagues. He was in the Alliance of American Football last year, but didn't get a call from an NFL team so he went into the XFL with Houston this year.
Dante Fowler Plans on Being a Sack Machine for Falcons Fowler played for the Florida Gators when Falcons head coach Dann Quinn was the defensive coordinator for Florida. It's not every day and NFL player gets to reunite with the same guy who believed with him in his collegiate years. "He recruited me coming out of high school, Fowler began to tell Conway.
Atlanta Falcons defensive depth took another hit this week The Atlanta Falcons lost two key pieces this week as both Jack Crawford and Adrian Clayborn were signed by the Titans and Browns respectively. The offseaso…
What Impact Will Todd Gurley Have on the Falcons? Now that the excitement has somewhat settled, let's dive into the facts and details on exactly what Gurley will bring to the table for the Falcons. Falcons reporter Kelsey Conway caught up with color analyst and former Falcons QB, Dave Archer to discuss where Gurley will help the offense.
Atlanta Falcons rewatch: 2013 NFC Divisional round The Atlanta Falcons entered into the divisional weekend as the number 1 seed in the NFC and lead by the league's best offense. Matt Ryan had one of his best years. Not to mention, having the best receiving core in Atlanta Falcons history, even considering more recent rosters in Atlanta.
Dante Fowler aiming for Michael Strahan's sack record Falcons defensive end Dante Fowler had a career-high 11.5 sacks last season, but he's aiming at doubling that. Fowler told reporters today that his goal is to get at least 23 sacks, breaking Michael Strahan's record of 22.5, set in 2001. That would be a tall order.
Load Management time has arrived for the Atlanta Falcons When the Atlanta Falcons decided to bring in former MVP candidate Todd Gurley for one year, they decided that taking a risk on the former Bulldog was worth…
Todd Gurley Has Hilarious Response to Von Miller's April Fool's Prank Atlanta Falcon's new addition at running back, Todd Gurley didn't partake in the shenanigans but he did have a hilarious response to Von Miller's joke. The 31-year-old, eight-time Pro Bowl champ shared a fake graphic on Instagram April 1st announcing he was being released by the Broncos.
ESPN to re-air iconic Monday Night Football game of New Orleans Saints’ dominating 2006 home victory over archrival Atlanta Falcons Saints announce unique fan engagement opportunities to unify community in the age of social distancing including the return of Black and Gold Monday.
USC's Impressively Strong DT Responds to Falcons' Official Mock Draft Early free agency picks have taken place along, now the question remains, "Who will the Falcons draft first?" Several mock drafts have the Falcons going with a defensive player to fill their roster voids.
Identifying a potential LB target for the Falcons in each round Linebacker De'Vondre Campbell signed a one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals, leaving a potential hole at outside linebacker which the team may attempt to fill in the draft.
Falcons quarterbacks Matt Ryan, Matt Schaub rank among the highest paid quarterbacks in NFL history Fact: Matt Ryan has never eaten ketchup.
2020 NFL draft: Jonathan Greenard scouting report Needs to develop more as an outside rusher. A lot of sacks came from beating the tackle inside or when playing lesser competition. Lacks the get off to beat tackles out of their stance like the elite ones possess. He has some explosiveness that he used to his advantage that won't work in the NFL.
Video: Falcons TE Khari Lee on what he can bring to the team After trading a second-round pick for Hayden Hurst, the team signed Khari Lee. Lee played most recently with the XFL, pulling in eight catches for 91 yards and two touchdowns for the DC Defenders before the season was cancelled. Falcons reporter Kelsey Conway recently caught up Atlanta's new tight end.
Dante Fowler’s contract gives Falcons cap flexibility but big future payouts Frankly, this was the only way the team could afford him.
Atlanta Falcons fortify defense in 7-round 2020 mock draft The Atlanta Falcons offense can still fly but their defense needs attention still in the 2020 NFL Draft, which it gets in this 7-round mock draft. While th…
Where is Damontae Kazee playing in 2020? So where will Kazee play? My prediction is that Kazee will be the Swiss Army knife of the secondary. What say you?
Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Thursday, Apr. 2 Dirk Koetter has a pretty strong track record of putting together lackluster run games, and in Todd Gurley he has a new tool to work with to get the Falcons' ground attack on track. Falcoholic EIC Dave Choate took a closer look at Gurley's fit in Koetter's offense, and if we have any reason to think that the running game will improve in 2020.
Matt Ryan Weighs in on Falcons' Free Agency Moves Starting quarterback, Matt Ryan is one of those first-rounders and has been with the Falcons for almost 10 seasons. He recently spoke to NBC Sport's Peter King on Atlanta's new additions. Ryan hasn't been able to welcome any of his new teammates to Atlanta face-to-face due to the pandemic.
Examining Falcons DE Dante Fowler's 3-year contract As tweeted by ESPN's Vaughn McClure below, Fowler's contract is back-loaded, with a 2020 base salary of $2 million and cap hit of just $6.6 million:. In 2021, Fowler's cap number will jump to $18.6 million, then up to $19.6 million in 2022, according to Over The Cap's projections.
Matt Ryan discusses addition of RB Todd Gurley, loss of TE Austin Hooper Hopefully we can keep him fresh and healthy, because if he is, he's one of the best in the business and certainly a good pick up for us." It was announced prior to the start of free agency that the Falcons would allow two-time Pro Bowl tight end Austin Hooper to hit the open market, basically concluding that he would not return to the team.
Latest NFL Mock Draft Has Falcons Trading up for Star Defender Simmons could add great depth behind the Falcons signing of Dante Fowler in free agency and fill the void of the Falcons losing Vic Beasley and De'Vondre Campbell. Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff strongly believes in interchanging athletic safeties and he wants to draft versatility.
The Falcoholic Live: Ep102 - Falcons Biggest Draft Needs Join the crew of The Falcoholic Live at 8:10 PM ET as they discuss the Falcons’ biggest draft needs after free agency. Is CB now the most glaring need on the roster? When will Atlanta target defensive line reinforcements? Will there be any offensive players picked in the first three rounds?
Rewatchable Falcons games for trying times: Atlanta stuns Shanny's 49ers in 2019 Fortunately, NFL Gamepass is free right now, so you have access to a host of Falcons games if you're in the mood to rewatch some of the better ones in recent memory. As a service to you, our gentle readers, we're going to pull together some writeups on some of the most worthwhile watches, starting with one of last season's few gems.
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