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  • Matthews Impressing So Far in Year 3

    1 year, 6 months ago

    Seventh-round selections are always a low-risk gamble. Sure, there’s plenty of solid talent that comes out of the last round of the NFL Draft, but expectations for players selected then are relatively short. In preparation for his third season with the Falcons, seventh-round defensive end Cliff Matthews is looking to be quite the payoff so [...]

  • Dimitroff Excited to Have Umenyiora on Board

    1 year, 8 months ago

    Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff got an early start Thursday morning, less than 12 hours after news that defensive end Osi Umenyiora had agreed to terms on a two-year deal with the Falcons, as he joined 790 The Zone’s Mayhem in the AM to discuss the brand new move. Here’s a bit of what Dimitroff [...]

  • Mock Monitor 5.0

    1 year, 9 months ago

    UCLA DE Datone Jones makes his Mock Monitor debut — along with other new players, positions and even scenarios If you were looking for more clarity in the first post-Combine Mock Monitor, I apologize for being the bearer of bad news. Not only is there less clarity than the week before the Combine, there are [...]

  • Turner Thanks Falcons on Facebook Page

    1 year, 9 months ago

    Michael Turner took a moment Friday to thank fans and the Falcons organization on his official Facebook page after news of his release hit. Click the image below to visit Turner’s Facebook page.

  • Dimitroff: A Lot of Thought Went Into Friday’s Moves

    1 year, 9 months ago

    The Falcons started the weekend by announcing some tough decisions, that the team would be parting ways with veterans Michael Turner, John Abraham and Dunta Robinson. Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff joined the media on the phone Friday afternoon to discuss the moves, which he called difficult decisions yet thoughtful ones. “I want to begin [...]

  • Smith Expects Abraham to Practice This Week

    1 year, 11 months ago

    Defensive end John Abraham left Sunday’s divisional round game against Seattle in the second quarter with what head coach Mike Smith called a re-tweak of an ankle injury he suffered during the regular-season finale against Tampa Bay. Abraham didn’t return to the game after injuring the ankle, but Smith expects Abraham to be fine and [...]

  • Tony Gonzalez Named to All-Pro Team

    1 year, 11 months ago

    Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez earned his sixth All-Pro team nod Saturday, being named as a first-teamer over Dallas’ Jason Witten at the position. Gonzalez was the only Falcon named to the All-Pro first or second team. He received 24 votes. Also receiving votes, but not making the team: WR Julio Jones (1), tackle Tyson [...]

  • Smith Provides Injury Update on Monday

    1 year, 11 months ago

    Head coach Mike Smith updated the condition of several Falcons during his Monday news conference, most notably saying that he expects defensive end John Abraham — who suffered an ankle injury in the regular-season finale — to practice Wednesday. “John will be participating in practice on Wednesday,” Smith said. “We will have almost a full [...]

  • Robinson Cleared, Returns to Practice

    1 year, 11 months ago

    Cornerback Dunta Robinson returned to practice Friday after sitting out the previous two practice sessions in the league’s concussion protocol. Robinson suffered the head injury during the first half of last Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay and was cleared to return to practice Friday. “It was very good to get Dunta back,” head coach Mike [...]

  • Abraham, Robinson Expected to Be Ready

    1 year, 11 months ago

    What looked like it would surely be bad news Sunday turned to good news Monday afternoon as head coach Mike Smith announced during his weekly news conference that he expects defensive end John Abraham and cornerback Dunta Robinson — both hurt in Sunday’s 22-17 loss to Tampa Bay — back and ready to go in [...]

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