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  • By the Numbers: Osi Umenyiora

    1 year, 7 months ago

    Here’s a look at some of the numbers surrounding new Falcons defensive end Osi Umenyiora. (And view some photos of Umenyiora’s career here). Minus-140: Number of yards he racked up on 25 sacks while a defensive end at Troy State 2: Number of Super Bowl rings Umenyiora owns, winning Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl [...]

  • Meier Carrying Brother’s Legacy Through Foundation

    1 year, 7 months ago

    It was a week before the biggest moment in Kerry Meier’s life when his brother, Dylan, decided that it was time to get the family together. Kerry was a few weeks away from eventually being drafted by the Falcons in the fifth round in 2010 and Dylan was a week away from leaving Kansas for [...]

  • Mock Monitor 8.0

    1 year, 7 months ago

    Stanford tight end Zach Ertz may have a stranglehold on the majority pick in our weekly Mock Monitor, but he’s hearing the footsteps of several cornerbacks creeping up behind him, especially those of Washington CB Desmond Trufant as the likely pick for the Falcons at No. 30 overall. Trufant joins Mississippi State’s Johnthan Banks and [...]

  • McClure Slated to Join Ring of Honor

    1 year, 7 months ago

    It didn’t take long during Monday’s retirement ceremony for Todd McClure for a vital question to receive a definitive answer: Will McClure be a member of the Falcons’ Ring of Honor? “Jeff Van Note is in our Ring of Honor; he should be,” Falcons owner & chairman Arthur Blank said to open the ceremony, before [...]

  • McClure Retirement Ceremony Set for Monday

    1 year, 8 months ago

    Todd McClure will formally announce his retirement as a member of the Atlanta Falcons at 11:30 a.m. ET on Monday, March 25. AtlantaFalcons.com will carry the press conference live.

  • New Crown-of-Helmet Rule Approved

    1 year, 8 months ago

    Under the new crown-of-helmet rule, this run during the playoffs by Jacquizz Rodgers would likely be ruled a 15-yard penalty on the Falcons The NFL owners voted Wednesday to approve a proposed rule change that would make it illegal for running backs to lower their heads before contact or for tacklers to do the same. [...]

  • Falcons Near Top in Pre-Draft Power Rankings

    1 year, 8 months ago

    If you thought you could escape power rankings until the season, well, ESPN.com has terrible news for you. The Worldwide Leader released its pre-draft power rankings Tuesday and the Falcons are right near the top after an offseason that has produced the return of Tony Gonzalez and the signing of running back Steven Jackson. ESPN.com [...]

  • Mock Monitor 7.0

    1 year, 8 months ago

    Florida State defensive end Cornellius Carradine goes by the nickname “Tank.” Seems fitting. So much has happened in the past week that should have influenced this week’s Mock Monitor, but much like the actual NFL Draft, you can never tell what’s going to happen until it does. The mocks were stubborn for the most part [...]

  • Falcons Earn Four Compensatory Picks

    1 year, 8 months ago

    A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2013 NFL Draft have been awarded to 16 teams, the NFL announced Monday. Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks. The number of picks [...]

  • Bracketology Will Determine NFL’s Greatest Play

    1 year, 8 months ago

    While your productivity likely dipped at work today with NCAA basketball tournament brackets needing to be filled out, the NFL has even more wonderfully distracting sports bracketology for you this March. NFL.com is on a quest to determine the greatest play of all time and they’re using the popular March bracket format to get it [...]

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