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  • Falcons Will Audition Punt, Kick Returners

    2 years, 9 months ago

    News broke Wednesday morning that Pro Bowl kick and punt returner Eric Weems had agreed to terms with the Chicago Bears on a three-year deal, leaving a hole in the Falcons’ special teams personnel. Weems was a cog on special teams, and not just as a returner. Weems was always near the top of the [...]

  • Jones Loses the Locks

    2 years, 9 months ago

    Amid the beginning of the free agent frenzy Tuesday night, perhaps the biggest news of the evening was glossed over and missed. Wide receiver Julio Jones, partially known for the long, flowing dreadlocks out of the back of his helmet, has parted ways with the hairdo. While everyone was clamoring for free agency information, Jones [...]

  • Franks Will Play Celeb Barber for Good Cause

    2 years, 9 months ago

    If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “You know, I’d really like to get my hair cut by a professional football player,” boy, are you in luck this weekend. Cornerback Dominique Franks will be serving as a celebrity barber for the annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser on Saturday, March 10 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. to raise money [...]

  • Mughelli Headed to Hollywood Bootcamp

    2 years, 9 months ago

    Twenty current and former NFL players, including Falcons fullback Ovie Mughelli, will take part in the first-ever NFL Pro Hollywood Boot Camp at Universal Studios in Universal City, Calif., in April. The program is being directed by NFL Player Engagement and Film Life Inc., the New York-based film production company, and will cover a wide [...]

  • Cheerleader Jamie Appears in Music Video

    2 years, 9 months ago

    The offseason is a time for players to relax a bit and enjoy some of the things they love away from the field. For the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders, it’s a chance to follow their dreams and reach their goals. So far, it’s given rookie cheerleader Jamie K. the chance to appear in a new music [...]

  • League Slots Season Opener for Sept. 5

    2 years, 9 months ago

    The NFL season will officially begin on a Wednesday. Yes, a Wednesday. As not to interfere with President Barack Obama’s speech to the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 6, which is a Thursday, the league decided to move the season kickoff to the day before — Wednesday, Sept. 5. The NFL Kickoff 2012 will feature [...]

  • NFL Opens Up Combine To Small Group of Fans

    2 years, 10 months ago

    If you’ve always dreamed of attending the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, well, here’s your first chance. The NFL is opening up the Combine to 250 rabid, diehard football fans who know how to make a big deal out of .02 seconds and can sustain an argument about the difference between one extra rep at [...]

  • Mayock Explains The Combine in New Feature

    2 years, 10 months ago

    The 2012 NFL Scouting Combine will kick off this week as the country’s top prospects descend on Indianapolis to try to improve their draft status. During the Combine, players will be put through rigorous testing, both physically and mentally. Along with the fan favorites, like the 40-yard dash and the bench press, players will do [...]

  • Hawley Records His First Hole-in-One

    2 years, 10 months ago

    Players spend the offseason doing various things. With training camp, the season and the postseason being a very, very long marathon — and one that wears down their bodies — players do all they can to unwind during their time away from the field. Center Joe Hawley just happens to be doing that really well. [...]

  • Data Shows Concussions Decreased in 2011

    2 years, 10 months ago

    The kickoff rule instituted during the 2011 season was a polarizing one. Moving kickoffs 5 yards forward would certainly mean more touchbacks, but as far as the league was concerned, the idea was to lessen the number of injuries — specifically, concussions. With the data from the season rolling in, the Chicago Tribune reports that [...]

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