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  • Falcons Report for Camp, Eager to Hit the Field

    2 years, 4 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 [...]

  • Stephen Nicholas, Lamar Holmes Cleared for Camp

    2 years, 4 months ago

    With the news of linebacker Lofa Tatupu being lost for the season with a pectoral injury comes the good news that the Falcons will return two players who weren’t able to participate during OTAs and minicamps due to injuries. Head coach Mike Smith confirmed Tuesday that linebacker Stephen Nicholas and rookie tackle Lamar Holmes have [...]

  • Smith Says LB Lofa Tatupu Will Miss Entire Season

    2 years, 4 months ago

    During the weekend, head coach Mike Smith announced that linebacker Lofa Tatupu suffered a pectoral injury during a recent workout. On Tuesday came more bad news, as Smith announced Tatupu’s season is over. “As you know, Lofa suffered a pectoral injury last week,” Smith said. “After further testing, it was determined that he would require [...]

  • PFT.com Names Falcons No. 12 Team of Preseason

    2 years, 5 months ago

    The popular site ProFootballTalk.com has been naming its top teams of the preseason this week, and after a long — and good — wait, the site has ranked the Falcons as the No. 12 team heading into August in their power rankings. Calling the Falcons a team that “might be built for the long haul,” [...]

  • Safety Hope Settles on Jersey Number

    2 years, 5 months ago

    Newly added safety Chris Hope will wear jersey No. 36 this year — a departure from his customary No. 24. Cornerback Dominique Franks will remain in the 24 jersey. Also changing numbers are rookies Chad Faulcon (from 36 to 40) and Pat Schiller (from 40 to 53). View the entire Falcons roster here.

  • Secondary Coach Expects Physical Play Among DBs

    2 years, 5 months ago

    With Asante Samuel added to a secondary that includes Dunta Robinson and William Moore, secondary coach Tim Lewis sees physicality being one of the big hallmarks of his unit, thanks in large part, he says during today’s Five Questions, to the organization’s commitment to the mentality of finding “tough, physical, smart, athletic” players. Jay Adams: [...]

  • Brown Confident that Limiting Turner Won’t Affect Offense

    2 years, 5 months ago

    With less mileage on Michael Turner, he’s not exactly your average 30-year-old running back as far as the number of hits he’s taken in his career. Still, the Falcons have talked about limiting Turner’s workload in 2012, and running backs coach Gerald Brown says he’s completely confident that utilizing Jason Snelling and Jacquizz Rodgers more [...]

  • Armstrong Gets Good Look at Rookies During OTAs, Camp

    2 years, 5 months ago

    Falcons special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong said he values the offseason programs as it really gives him a chance to get a good look at the new crop of players that could earn a spot on his units — a luxury that wasn’t afforded to him last year due to the lockout — as our [...]

  • Line Coach Hill Likes the Talent He Has to Work With

    2 years, 5 months ago

    AtlantaFalcons.com continues its Five Questions series with the Falcons assistant coaches today with new offensive line coach Pat Hill, who stresses the importance of fundamentals in his teachings as a way to improve what the Falcons already have at the front five positions and gives a timeline for when position battles may be decided. Jay [...]

  • Robiskie Wants to Get White Into the Season’s Final Game

    2 years, 5 months ago

    Jay Adams: You’ve had a year with Julio Jones now. It probably doesn’t take long to get a sense of his talent, but now after a year with him, what are your thoughts on his potential and abilities? Terry Robiskie: Obviously, it’s still early in the game for him, and I don’t ever know what [...]

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