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  • Robert James Hoping to Make His Mark in 2012

    2 years, 4 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 [...]

  • Special Teams, Not Catches, Crucial to Picking No. 5 WR

    2 years, 4 months ago

    You’ll read it nearly every day if you’re on Twitter: “Kevin Cone just made a great catch,” or “James Rodgers is really quick off the ball and runs nice routes.” It may lead some to believe that those abilities have created front-runners for the race at the No. 5 wide receiver position, but the truth [...]

  • Veteran Safety Chris Hope Eager to Lead

    2 years, 4 months ago

    With the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Tennessee Titans, veteran safety Chris Hope had a close relationship with everyone in the organization — from coaches to scouts to grounds crew to cooks. He knew everyone, and everyone knew him. So his first day wearing red and black was a little bit odd for the 11-year veteran. [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Falcons Unveil Training Camp Sandwich

    2 years, 5 months ago

    What’s better than a nice meal of pulled pork, mac & cheese, cole slaw, onion rings and a nice side of bacon? Putting it all on one bun, that’s what. The Falcons and Aramark are bringing that culinary masterpiece to Russell Athletic Atlanta Falcons Training Camp, starting July 25, where fans visiting camp can get [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Hamilton Eager to See What Bigger Tackles Can Do in New System

    2 years, 5 months ago

    The Falcons’ defense has been formulated and put together to be quick in the four previous years under head coach Mike Smith. Now, with new defensive coordinator Mike Nolan, the Falcons have gotten a little more girth at the defensive tackle position and defensive line coach Ray Hamilton is ready to see what Travian Robertson [...]

  • Hope Brings Experience, Chance to Push Other Safeties

    2 years, 5 months ago

    If there’s one area that has stolen the show during the offseason, it’s the defensive back positions. From Brent Grimes’ franchise tag to trading for Asante Samuel, the secondary has been addressed, from a personnel standpoint, more than any other area on the Falcons’ roster this offseason. That’s especially true after the addition of veteran [...]

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