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  • Young Defensive Ends Could Match Up Well Vs. Ravens

    2 years, 4 months ago

    With the Falcons set to start the 2012 preseason slate against the Baltimore Ravens at the Georgia Dome tonight, we take a look at what could be the four key matchups in the exhibition game, including the important experience rookie guard/center Peter Konz could get should he find himself faced with guarding against Pro Bowl [...]

  • QB Dominique Davis Has Something to Prove

    2 years, 4 months ago

    When the odds are added up, it should be no surprise that Dominique Davis has been going through camp with a bit of a chip on his shoulder. Being an undrafted free agent is difficult enough when it comes to making an NFL squad, but cracking a squad as an unknown at the quarterback position [...]

  • Falcons Release First Unofficial Depth Chart

    2 years, 4 months ago

    With the first preseason game of the 2012 football year set to get underway Thursday at the Georgia Dome against the Baltimore Ravens, the Falcons released their first unofficial depth chart. As camp battles continue to rage on, the new chart may give some insight into who is separating themselves from the pack. View the [...]

  • Antone Smith a Darkhorse for Return Responsibilities?

    2 years, 4 months ago

    Running back Antone Smith laughs when he thinks back on all his punt and kick return experience. Probably because there isn’t much of it. Save for two games during his freshman year at Florida State, the fourth-year Falcon hasn’t exactly been setting the world on fire with his return game. But that could all change [...]

  • Robert James Hoping to Make His Mark in 2012

    2 years, 4 months ago

    To linebacker Robert James, this year feels like a last chance of sorts. A fifth-round selection in what was a highly-publicized 2008 NFL Draft for the Falcons, James has spent much of his time in Atlanta toiling on the practice squad or backing up on the 53-man roster. With his fifth year now upon him [...]

  • Special Teams, Not Catches, Crucial to Picking No. 5 WR

    2 years, 4 months ago

    You’ll read it nearly every day if you’re on Twitter: “Kevin Cone just made a great catch,” or “James Rodgers is really quick off the ball and runs nice routes.” It may lead some to believe that those abilities have created front-runners for the race at the No. 5 wide receiver position, but the truth [...]

  • Falcons to Get Into Pads During the Weekend

    2 years, 4 months ago

    It’s always fun when the hitting starts during Russell Athletic Atlanta Falcons Training Camp, and according to head coach Mike Smith, that will be getting underway this weekend. Smith explained to the media Thursday that the Falcons go through a four-day buildup period before putting on the pads. That means starting Saturday, the Falcons will [...]

  • Players Lending Input Into New Coordinators’ Schemes

    2 years, 4 months ago

    The first day of 2012 Russell Athletic Atlanta Falcons Training Camp went about as smooth as can be considering the Falcons are continuing to hone and perfect new offensive and defensive schemes. The additions of new offensive and defensive coordinators in the offseason might sound like a huge wrench in the flow of things as [...]

  • Veteran Safety Chris Hope Eager to Lead

    2 years, 4 months ago

    With the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Tennessee Titans, veteran safety Chris Hope had a close relationship with everyone in the organization — from coaches to scouts to grounds crew to cooks. He knew everyone, and everyone knew him. So his first day wearing red and black was a little bit odd for the 11-year veteran. [...]

  • Falcons Report for Camp, Eager to Hit the Field

    2 years, 5 months ago

    For linebacker Stephen Nicholas, Wednesday couldn’t come fast enough. But all the Falcons trickling into the team’s headquarters in Flowery Branch, reporting for 2012 Russell Athletic Training Camp, felt the same way. They’re just ready to hit the field. Nicholas, in particular, had to watch from the sidelines throughout OTAs and minicamp as an injury [...]

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