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  • Svitek Out for Year; Holmes to Get Chance on Friday

    2 years, 6 months ago

    Head coach Mike Smith announced at the start of his press huddle after practice Monday that veteran left tackle Will Svitek will be out for the year with what Smith called an arm injury. The injury occurred during Sunday’s practice and Smith said he learned today that it was enough to keep him out for [...]

  • Julio Jones Finding Comfort By Slowing Down

    2 years, 6 months ago

    Last year was a whirlwind for Julio Jones. Drafted by the Falcons after they traded a slew of picks for the right to snag him, Jones was whisked into the NFL only to sit idle while the league and the players association worked out a new collective bargaining agreement. That affected him on plenty of [...]

  • Mike Smith Impressed with Peria Jerry in 2012

    2 years, 6 months ago

    The tale of Peria Jerry’s NFL career has been a tumultuous one to this point. Held out his rookie season with a knee injury that took years to heal, even Jerry has mentioned that he’s turned a corner in 2012, feeling as healthy as he ever has. On Saturday, head coach Mike Smith echoed that [...]

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

    2 years, 6 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 [...]

  • Offensive Line Positions Still Up for Grabs, Smith Says

    2 years, 6 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 [...]

  • Young Defensive Ends Could Match Up Well Vs. Ravens

    2 years, 6 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 [...]

  • Antone Smith a Darkhorse for Return Responsibilities?

    2 years, 7 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, 7 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 [...]

  • Falcons to Get Into Pads During the Weekend

    2 years, 7 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, 7 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 [...]

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