The Atlanta Falcons are in the midst of a tough stretch at the running back position. While both second-year back Devonta Freeman and rookie Tevin Coleman were poised for a heated battle during training camp, things haven’t exactly played out that way.When both Freeman and Coleman suffered hamstring strains, it set this exciting battle back a few weeks. Unfortunately, by a few weeks, it’s actually lasted over three weeks before we even got an in-game look at either player this year. It was Coleman who drew the first opportunity in Atlanta’s third preseason game against the Miami Dolphins.

Source: Atlanta’s RB competition set to roll into the 2015 regular season | FOX Sports

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Devin Hester reemerged as a receiving threat with the Atlanta Falcons last year, as he recorded 38 receptions for 504 yards and two touchdowns in quarterback Matt Ryan’s offense. In 2013, his final year with the Chicago Bears, Hester did not record any offensive stats.Hester blamed his brief absence on offense on a strained relationship with Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, according to ESPN’s Vaugn McClure.”If we weren’t on the same page, Jay just didn’t say anything to me,’’ Hester said. “He just wouldn’t (throw) to me. That’s just how he was

Source: Devin Hester details strained relationship he had with Jay Cutler | FOX Sports

Throw Back Thursday!

Posted: August 27, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Falcons are $23.78 million under the cap

Posted: March 14, 2015 in Uncategorized

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Now, the Falcons don't have to worry about Adrian Clayborn sacking Matt Ryan. He was signed ton a one-year "make good" $4.5 million deal. (Associated Press). Now, the Falcons don’t have to worry about Adrian Clayborn sacking Matt Ryan. He was signed ton a one-year “make good” $4.5 million deal. (Associated Press).

FLOWERY BRANCH – After the latest round of deals, the Falcons are $23,780,200 million under the salary cap, according to NFLPA documents.

The Falcons have 63 players under contract, with a $2,845,290 previous year carryover, cap number $122,468,615, and cap room of $23,780,200, according to NFLPA documents.

A lot of fans what to know why the Falcons have been so prudent during free agency with their cap space.  Columnist Jeff Schultz talked to coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff and they are “confident” in their approach. 

The Falcons signed linebacker Brooks Reed to a five-year deal worth $22 million.

Linebacker Justin Durant signed a three-year deal, possibly worth $10.8 million through incentives.

Offensive lineman Mike Person signed a three-year deal worth $4.1…

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New Falcons Stadium Fly-through Video! Awesome!

Posted: January 13, 2015 in Uncategorized

Start in the clouds and dive down to ground level and enter the New Atlanta Stadium via one of its vast plazas, glide around the seating bowl and peek inside suites, club lounges, concourses and plaza spaces.

 

After going 6-10 in 2014, the Atlanta Falcons have quite a few needs to fill to make it back to the playoffs. However, the team can fill some of these needs with free agents and the large amount of cash that they have under the cap.

The Falcons need to address some things for the future, though. Specifically, they must find some of the biggest pieces for their Falcons’ long-term success this year. The continued problems that were always issues under Mike Smith have to be fixed now, with this year’s draft class.

The top four needs for the Falcons draft will be ordered by whether there are current starting-caliber players at the position, whether the contract situation makes sense for a higher pick and whether the Falcons can get by with what they have at the spot for another season.

via Atlanta Falcons Draft Needs: Where Does Atlanta Need Help Most? | Bleacher Report.

Blank: New Coach Will Have Ryan in Prime Years

Posted: January 8, 2015 in Uncategorized

Blank: New Coach Will Have Ryan in Prime Years

There are some monumental days in Matt Ryan’s career with the Atlanta Falcons, beginning the day he was selected by the team in the first round (3rd pick overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.

Just more than five years later, Falcons Owner and Chairman Arthur Blank proved how much he valued Ryan, offering the franchise quarterback a five-year extension on July 25, 2013. While Blank appreciates what Ryan has meant to the organization in the past, he’s also excited to see what’s next for his star signal-caller.

via Blank: New Coach Will Have Ryan in Prime Years.