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  • Coming Off Big Game, Robert James Looks for More

    2 years, 3 months ago

    Linebacker Robert James takes a big breath when he thinks about the possibility of more playing time. With an injury to starting middle linebacker Akeem Dent that will keep him from Thursday’s game against Cincinnati, fortunately, James won’t have to worry about picking up the slack since the two play different positions, but if he [...]

  • Roddy White: Fans Should Be Excited About Julio Jones

    2 years, 3 months ago

    Wide receiver Roddy White is about as good a teammate as there is in the NFL. Sharing the spotlight with another highly talented wideout doesn’t faze the veteran, even if sharing the spotlight means sharing the ball. After practice Tuesday, White glowed about fellow WR Julio Jones. Asked if he thinks fans should be excited [...]

  • Smith: Dent Ruled Out for Thursday; Douglas to Play

    2 years, 3 months ago

    Head coach Mike Smith said Monday that linebacker Akeem Dent, who suffered a concussion during last week’s game against Baltimore, will not play against the Cincinnati Bengals this Thursday, but added that the second-year player is feeling much better. Wide receiver Harry Douglas, who sat out of last week’s game due to an injury from [...]

  • Falcons Uniforms, Throwback Dates Set for 2012

    2 years, 3 months ago

    Each year it seems, we get more and more questions about what uniforms the Falcons are wearing each week. For our fashion-conscious fans who want to match what the team wears each week, we launched the uniform schedule in 2011 and have brought it back for 2012. NFL teams are allowed only three uniforms, and [...]

  • Offensive Line Positions Still Up for Grabs, Smith Says

    2 years, 3 months ago

    With the Falcons releasing their first unofficial depth chart of the 2012 season last week, it could be safe to assume that all the starting positions — namely those on the offensive line — were sealed up and accounted for. Not so fast. Head coach Mike Smith said after practice Sunday that all positions are [...]

  • Lousaka Polite Rushing to Learn Playbook Fast

    2 years, 3 months ago

    Spending time in a couple of different offensive systems has helped veteran fullback Lousaka Polite in a lot of ways, one of which will definitely come in handy in his most recent role. With two weeks and one preseason game already in the books, Polite — who has seen time with Dallas, Chicago, Miami and [...]

  • Falcons Rookies Have Mettle Tested in Loss

    2 years, 3 months ago

    Any expert, coach and veteran player will say that preseason results are meaningless. For rookies, however, the losses sting just as much as they would if they counted. After Thursday night’s loss, it was unanimous amongst the Falcons’ youth: They can’t make the mistakes they made against the Ravens. “This was a lot of guys’ [...]

  • Travian Robertson Gets Lengthy First Taste of NFL

    2 years, 3 months ago

    After Thursday night’s 31-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the Falcons’ first preseason game of 2012, rookie defensive tackle Travian Robertson looked as if the weight of the game was still on his shoulders. Obviously disappointed by the loss, Robertson might as well have thrown a game-ending interception or fumbled at the goal line. [...]

  • Matt Ryan Shines During Limited Time Against Ravens

    2 years, 3 months ago

    Quarterback Matt Ryan may have only been in the Falcons’ first preseason game for a short time, but everything about his presence Thursday night spells exciting things for the future of the first-team offense when he’s in control. Ryan played just more than a quarter and finished 9-of-13 for 155 yards and a touchdown with [...]

  • Falcons Dominate Total Yards in First Quarter

    2 years, 3 months ago

    During the first preseason game, the first quarter is the most important. It’s when both teams have their starters on the field the longest and you really get a sense of where each team stands during that time. If that’s the case, the Falcons are sitting in very good position. After one quarter of play, [...]

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