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'Hard Knocks' recap, Episode 3: Life is hard in the NFL

NFL.com (Rosenthal, Gregg) — The knocks got harder for the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday's third installment of HBO's popular training camp series. The travails of backup quarterback T.J. Yates were a case in point.
  • 12 hr 43 min ago

'Hard Knocks' recap: Atlanta Falcons toughen up

NFL.com (Rosenthal, Gregg) — Roddy White should dominate in the slot. Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith wants everyone to know that this year's Falcons aren't soft. Our Hard Knocks recap breaks down all of episode two.
  • 7 days ago
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Falcons OC: Davonta Freeman enduring 'growing pains'

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Davonta Freeman is expected to carry an early load for the Atlanta Falcons with Steven Jackson sidelined. Dirk Koetter said the rookie has been 'fine,' but is going through growing pains.
  • 12 days ago
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Julio Jones: Roddy White and I can each top 1,500 yards

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — Falcons wide receiver Jones Jones says there's no limit to what he and Roddy White can accomplish this season, announcing that dual 1,500-yard campaigns is a possibility in Atlanta.
  • 14 days ago
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'Hard Knocks' recap, No. 1: Falcons reboot machine

NFL.com (Hanzus, Dan) — The Atlanta Falcons need to chase complacency out of their building. In the premiere of HBO's "Hard Knocks" we get to see how the team intends to do that. We also see coach Mike Smith's sandals.
  • 14 days ago
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Biermann, Matthews brawl in 'Hard Knocks' teaser

NFL.com (Hanzus, Dan) — A new season of "Hard Knocks" will premiere on Tuesday night. Gear up for the greatest reality show on TV by taking in a teaser clip featuring a skirmish between Kroy Biermann and Jake Matthews.
  • 15 days ago
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Julio Jones: Devin Hester will help Falcons as receiver

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — After signing Devin Hester to a three-year contract in March, the Falcons are counting on the wideout to do more than just return kicks. Can Hester make a difference as a receiver in Atlanta?
  • 16 days ago
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Report: Falcons' Ra'Shede Hageman injures wrist

NFL.com (Hanzus, Dan) — Atlanta Falcons defensive end Ra'Shede Hageman reportedly suffered a hairline fracture in his wrist during a fight with a teammate on Sunday in practice. How far will this set the rookie back?
  • 16 days ago
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No broken bones for Ra'Shede Hageman post scuffle

NFL.com (Hanzus, Dan) — Atlanta Falcons rookie Ra'Shede Hageman got into an altercation with a teammate during practice Sunday and seemed to have injured his wrist. Ian Rapoport reports Hageman did not break any bones.
  • 16 days ago
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Julio Jones' comeback aided by custom-built cleat

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is showing off his patented explosiveness and cutting ability on the heels of last season's foot surgery. A pair of custom-built shoes has helped his comeback.
  • 19 days ago
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Peria Jerry, former Falcons first-round pick, retiring

NFL.com (Rosenthal, Gregg) — Defensive tackle Peria Jerry, once a first-round pick for the Atlanta Falcons, has decided to retire. He battled a slew of injuries during his career, never quite recovering.
  • 19 days ago
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Julio Jones looks explosive early in Falcons camp

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — The Atlanta Falcons continue to bring Julio Jones along slowly. However, when the receiver has been on the field, he's reportedly looked like his old dominant self.
  • 23 days ago
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Steven Jackson: I 'believed my own hype' with Atlanta Falcons

NFL.com Steven Jackson sought winning pastures by signing with the Atlanta Falcons in 2013. Now the running back says he doesn't have to shoulder the burden of carrying the franchise.
  • 23 days ago
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Blog Articles

The Falcons Must Cut Down To 75 Players On August 26th

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — We're one week away from the first batch of roster cuts. The Falcons will play their third preseason game Saturday night against the Tennessee Titans . After that, they'll be spending most of...
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Hard Knocks Episode 3 Rerun Schedule

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — If you missed Hard Knocks, here's how you can watch it now. If you missed Bryan Cox saying unspeakable things and Matt Ryan cussing multiple times in last night's episode, it's not too late to...
  • New: 3 hr 53 min ago

Is Devonta Freeman Ready for a Significant Role?

The Falcoholic (Andrew Hirsh) — Rookie tailback Devonta Freeman has exceeded expectations so far in his short time with the Falcons. With Steven Jackson's future unclear, can the Florida State alum handle a big role in 2014? ...
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Mike Smith: Kroy Biermann and Julio Jones to return to normal practice schedule

The Falcoholic (James Rael) — Fact: Julio Jones' hands are considered weapons of mass destruction under Federal law Practice? We talking about practice?! Yes. Yes we are. Julio Jones and Kroy Biermann have been limited...
  • 14 hr 28 min ago

Hard Knocks: Atlanta Falcons Episode 3 Recap

The Falcoholic (The DW) — Come, let's get together and relive the week that resulted in that thrilling Texans game! The show opens in a new, and very interesting way: showing the ACL reconstructive surgery for Marquis...
  • 14 hr 40 min ago

Hard Knocks Falcons Episode 3: Channel, Schedule and Open Thread

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — The third episode of Atlanta Falcons Hard Knocks airs tonight, and it promises to be a relatively grim episode. The third episode of Hard Knocks airs tonight, and after the relatively light...
  • 23 hr 1 min ago

A Look Inside the Falcons Offensive Line

The Falcoholic (Jeanna Thomas) — Losing left tackle Sam Baker for the season wasn't ideal. Members of the offensive line spoke to the media yesterday about adapting to Baker's absence and moving forward as a unit. Jake...
  • 23 hr 56 min ago

Falcons Practice Report: Jake Matthews at left tackle, Corey Peters returns

The Falcoholic (Jeanna Thomas) — Monday marked the final day of training camp as the Falcons move into more of a regular season practice schedule beginning today. Here's a rundown of highlights from Monday's practice. Monday...
  • 1 day 3 hr ago

Report: Practice Squad May Increase From 8 to 10 Players

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — Good news for the Falcons and all NFL teams who like to stash a little extra talent. Per Adam Schefter, the NFL may implement a new 10 man practice squad this fall, up from the 8 person squad...
  • 1 day 4 hr ago

Introducing Jake Bennett To The Falcoholic

The Falcoholic (Jake Bennett) — I usually write about people that play professional football. Editor's Note: Look for Jake Bennett to tackle the familiar One Falcon to Watch series and a lot more news and analysis in the weeks...
  • 1 day 6 hr ago

Report: Prince Shembo on the fast track to a starting gig

The Falcoholic (James Rael) — Fact: Prince Shembo's urine was the main ingredient in Balco's performance enhancing drugs Prince Shembo has weathered his transition to inside linebacker quite well. One might even say he's...
  • 1 day 15 hr ago

Falcons Place Sam Baker On Injured Reserve, Sign Veteran Tackle Pat McQuistan

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — The veteran will compete for a job at tackle after the team lost Baker, the starting left tackle. The Falcons placed Sam Baker on injured reserve today and quickly signed a veteran tackle to...
  • 1 day 22 hr ago

Should Mike Smith Already Be On The Hot Seat?

The Falcoholic (FalconsM5) — Stop me if you have heard this one: the Atlanta Falcons struggled to tackle, rush the quarterback, stretch the field, look prepared and account for strengths and weaknesses. New coaches, new...
  • 2 days ago

Welcome ProjectJax To The Falcoholic!

The Falcoholic (Project Jax) — Quick intro for new contributor Kendall Jackson. Editor's Note: ProjectJax is one of two new writers joining The Falcoholic staff this week, with our other introduction coming tomorrow. Expect...
  • 2 days ago

What Does it Take to Make it to the Super Bowl?

The Falcoholic (The DW) — An examination of the last 10 SuperBowl teams, and what it may take to be a champion. By the time the final snap was taken in the last Super Bowl, fans were proudly echoing the long heard words...
  • 2 days ago
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William Moore: Safety competition is wide open right now, and Kemal Ishmael may have the edge

The Falcoholic (James Rael) — Fact: Kemal Ishmael's heart has 5 chambers - the extra one is filled with love There weren't a lot of bright spots in last night's game. It was ugly across the board. At this point, all we do...
  • 2 days ago

Falcons vs. Texans: A Sad, Sad Tweet Recap

The Falcoholic (Jeanna Thomas) — The Falcoholic's tweet recaps were initially born of the angst and sadness of the 2013 season. We reflect on those difficult beginnings with this week's tweet recap. Last night's game was...
  • 2 days ago
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Jake Matthews Ready To Step In At Left Tackle, If Called Upon

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — After Sam Baker's injury, he may well get the call. Rookie tackle Jake Matthews doesn't lack for confidence, and if the team wants to move him, he says he's ready to take on a role at left...
  • 3 days ago
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Sam Baker May Be Gone For The Season. What Now?

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — What the Falcons can and perhaps should do after Sam Baker was lost to a major injury. The Sam Baker story appears likely to be over in Atlanta, as news trickles out that he may be out for the...
  • 3 days ago
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Sam Baker likely out for season with torn patella tendon

The Falcoholic (Alex Welch) — Sam Baker was carted off the field in last night's preseason game against the Houston Texans , and now reports indicate his injury will cut his season short.  NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says...
  • 3 days ago
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