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  • Franks Serving as Secondary’s Utility Man

    1 year, 11 months ago

    Dominique Franks, left, is like the Tony Phillips of the Falcons We’ve heard it over and over again from head coach Mike Smith, but it’s true: When one man goes down, it’s the next man up. The Falcons have truly embraced that philosophy this season as the injury bug hasn’t exactly kept itself away from [...]

  • Moore’s Return Still Up in the Air

    1 year, 11 months ago

    Safety William Moore missed his second straight game Sunday with a hamstring injury and head coach Mike Smith said Monday that he hoped to get Moore back on the field as soon as possible. Smith said Moore is scheduled to run with the Falcons’ Athletic Performance team and much of how much he’ll be used [...]

  • Weatherspoon Earns Voices in his Head

    1 year, 11 months ago

    Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon has taken major leaps forward in his three years since coming in as a highly-touted defensive player, and he has taken an even bigger step forward this year. As D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution wrote this week, Spoon received the honor of calling the defensive plays this season, and 13 [...]

  • White Could Be a Game-Time Decision

    1 year, 11 months ago

    Roddy White missed his second practice in a row due to a knee injury suffered during the 30-20 loss to Carolina on Sunday, but head coach Mike Smith said after Thursday’s practice that White feels better today than he did on Wednesday. Smith said he doesn’t expect White to do much work on the field [...]

  • Samuel ‘Working Every Day to Get Right’

    1 year, 11 months ago

    Asante Samuel spoke to the media Thursday for the first time since injuring his shoulder in a Week 11 win over Arizona and, after spending the past two games on the sideline more than on the field, Samuel said he’s feeling good. Listed on the Piedmont Healthcare Injury Report as limited in practice Wednesday, Samuel [...]

  • Starting Fast, Third Downs Crucial to Falcons’ Success

    1 year, 11 months ago

    It’s easy to let things get a little cloudy after a loss like the one the Falcons suffered against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, but now that the fog has cleared a bit and the Falcons are fully focused on preparing for the defending Super Bowl champions, it’s important to remember just how successful the [...]

  • Smith Provides Updates on Samuel, Moore

    1 year, 11 months ago

    Head coach Mike Smith provided an update on cornerback Asante Samuel and safety William Moore during his Monday news conference with the Atlanta media. Samuel, who has been bothered by a shoulder injury, was announced as active for Sunday’s game against Carolina, but didn’t end up playing in the game. Smith said the intention was [...]

  • Smith Updates Jerry’s Status, Hopeful on Samuel

    1 year, 11 months ago

    DT Peria Jerry could be ready to go this weekend against Carolina (if he’s not still being held). The Falcons had somewhat of a mini-bye week after playing Thursday night, meaning head coach Mike Smith had nine days until the Falcons’ next game to get his players healthy and ready for the final quarter of [...]

  • Robertson Comfortable After First Playing Time

    1 year, 11 months ago

    Since the preseason ended, rookie defensive tackle Travian Robertson had been waiting for his next opportunity. With starter Peria Jerry out against the Bucs with a quad injury, Robertson was more than ready when his number was called. Playing 16 snaps against Tampa Bay, Robertson didn’t light up the box score, but defensive tackles are [...]

  • Falcons Plan to Get Samuel Plenty of Rest

    2 years ago

    Asante Samuel is one tough son-of-a-gun. Bothered by a clearly painful shoulder injury the past two games, Samuel has fought through it to make some big plays and set a great example for his younger secondary counterparts with his display of toughness. He came out of the game for a few plays Sunday but returned [...]

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