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Falcons GM on draft picks: We aren't looking for angels

NFL.com (Orr, Conor) — Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff understands the importance of drafting players who don't have character flaws, but he's looking first and foremost at players who "fit into the...
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Falcons' Taylor Gabriel signs second-round tender

NFL.com (NFL.com) — Taylor Gabriel is officially under contract for the 2017 season. Fresh off a breakout 2016 season, the unrestricted free agent signed his second-round tender worth roughly $2.8 million with the...
  • 3 days ago

Path back to the Super Bowl for Patriots, Falcons

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — The Patriots reloaded and the Falcons must replace the mind behind their offense. How does each team return to football's grandest stage? Chris Wesseling examines the roads ahead.
  • 4 days ago

Former Falcons WR Roddy White announces retirement

NFL.com (NFL.com) — The most prolific receiver in Atlanta Falcons history is officially calling it quits. Just over one year after being cut by the Falcons, Roddy White announced his retirement Friday.
  • 11 days ago
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NFL announces date of Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta

NFL.com (NFL.com) — The Atlanta Falcons made their long-awaited return to the Super Bowl in 2017. The city will follow suit in two years.
  • 12 days ago
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Matt Ryan: Kyle Shanahan's calls didn't cause SB loss

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Matt Ryan has watched the Atlanta Falcons' Super Bowl LI loss multiple times, and he doesn't believe then-offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's play calls were the reason for the loss.
  • 14 days ago
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Falcons, Desmond Trufant agree to terms on extension

NFL.com (NFL.com) — Desmond Trufant agreed to a five-year extension worth $69 million with $42 million guaranteed to remain in Atlanta, a source informed told NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.
  • 17 days ago
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Desmond Trufant, Falcons agree on contract extension

NFL.com (NFL.com) — Desmond Trufant agreed to a five-year extension worth $69 million with $42 million guaranteed to remain in Atlanta, a source informed told NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.
  • 17 days ago
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NFC South Offseason Overhaul: Buccaneers strike gold

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — Atlanta ruled the NFC South in 2016, but is Tampa Bay a threat to the crown after signing Chris Baker and DeSean Jackson? Chris Wesseling studies offseason developments in the division.
  • 19 days ago
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Blog Articles

A Look at the 2017 Falcons Schedule with a Glance at the Good and the Bad

Falcons Gab (Matt Loede) — The 2017 NFL Schedule is out, and here’s a look at the Falcons slate for the upcoming season, with the home games in bold: Sep. 10 at Chicago Bears 1:00 PM Sep. 17 Green Bay Packers 8:30 PM...
  • 3 days ago

How many wins are on the 2017 Atlanta Falcons schedule?

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — It’s not the kind of slate that would keep Atlanta out of the playoffs. We now know the complete Atlanta Falcons schedule. If you missed it for some reason—perhaps you were pinned under a...
  • 4 days ago

NFL schedule 2017: Atlanta Falcons to face Chicago Bears in week one, open as six point favorites

The Falcoholic (James Rael) — Fact: Matt Ryan regularly chews with his mouth open The Atlanta Falcons will take on the Chicago Bears in week one of the regular season. It’s going to be fun to get back to meaningful football...
  • 4 days ago

NFL schedule 2017: Atlanta Falcons scheduled to play in five prime time games

The Falcoholic (James Rael) — Fact: LaRoy Reynolds can’t say the alphabet backwards Once upon a time nobody cared about the Atlanta Falcons. They were a perennially bad team incapable of getting any love from the national...
  • 4 days ago

Falcons schedule 2017: Dates, opponents, game times, tickets and more

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — After making it to the Super Bowl in 2016, the Falcons unsurprisingly pull down some primetime games. We’ve known this team’s opponents for a while, but it’s only now that we’ve learned what...
  • 4 days ago

2017 Atlanta Falcons schedule rumors and leaks

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — What do we know (or think we know) about the upcoming schedule? The NFL won’t officially release the 2017 schedule until about 8 p.m. tonight, but the leaks and rumors have inevitably started...
  • 4 days ago

Share your 2017 Falcons schedule predictions

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — What will the schedule look like? Before we learn the Falcons ’ 2017 schedule, which will be the source of much discussion and dissection in the days and weeks ahead, it’s fun to throw down...
  • 5 days ago

Report: Falcons plan to exercise Jake Matthews’ fifth-year team option

The Falcoholic (Matthew Chambers) — Matt Ryan’s blindside protector will return to Atlanta for at least one more year. The Atlanta Falcons shuffled through a lot of bad tackles before drafting Jake Matthews sixth overall in the...
  • 5 days ago

2017 NFL Draft: Is this really a weak guard class?

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — It kind of is, but not if you aim high. One of the big reasons Bill Barnwell elected to have the Falcons move down from #31 to #54 in his latest, trade-filled mock draft was that this is a...
  • 5 days ago

2017 NFL Draft: Should the Falcons prioritize immediate or long-term needs in this class?

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — The Falcons have an opportunity to solve a few needs. Should they focus on 2017 & 2018, or look further ahead? When the Atlanta Falcons draft at the end of this month, they’ll be looking to...
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The Falcons look increasingly likely to take a future starter at safety

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — It’s not likely a threat for Ricardo Allen in 2017, but going forward it may very well be. Ricardo Allen should be the starting free safety in 2017. I’ve conceded multiple times that he might...
  • 7 days ago
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The Atlanta Falcons began their 2017 offseason workout program on Monday

The Falcoholic (James Rael) — Fact: Vic Beasley is adamant that a hot dog is, in fact, a sandwich The Atlanta Falcons began their much-anticipated offseason workout program at Flowery Branch on Monday. It’s finally time to...
  • 7 days ago
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NFL draft 2016: Atlanta Falcons host OT prospect Julie’n Davenport

The Falcoholic (James Rael) — Fact: Julie’n Davenport likes to cut up his bacon and mix it around in his eggs The Atlanta Falcons haven’t tried to hide their draft preparation. In between all that coffee and crougnuts,...
  • 7 days ago
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What will make the 2017 Atlanta Falcons season a success?

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — Is it 12 wins, a #1 seed, or nothing less than a Super Bowl. Expectations are tough to manage. A year ago around this time, I was preaching patience with Dan Quinn after a 2015 collapse that...
  • 8 days ago
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ESPN: Devonta Freeman shows for offseason program; new deal expected before season

The Falcoholic (Matthew Chambers) — Thomas Dimitroff and ESPN’s Vaughn McClure sound positive Freeman will get paid. The Atlanta Falcons have been working out a concerning number of running backs that made us think Devonta...
  • 8 days ago
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2017 NFL Draft: Falcons make a trade down in intriguing mock scenario from ESPN

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — The Falcons trade down. Wayyyy down. We’re nearing the actual 2017 NFL Draft , which means the mocks are going to be coming in hot and heavy over the next week-plus. That includes my annual...
  • 8 days ago
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With interior linemen hitting free agency in 2018, the Falcons should turn to the draft

The Falcoholic (Allen Strk) — Successful teams prepare for the future as much as possible. The Falcons should keep that in mind. It was only five weeks ago when defensive tackle appeared to be the biggest concern on the ...
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Falcons host 2017 linebacker prospect Tanner Vallejo

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — Vallejo would be an interesting fit for a Falcons team in need of linebackers. The Atlanta Falcons are going to start Deion Jones and De’Vondre Campbell at linebacker, and when they need...
  • 8 days ago
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Tevin Coleman was arguably the most productive route running RB in the NFL last season

The Falcoholic (James Rael) — Fact: Tevin Coleman makes a fantastic grilled cheese Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman still has “shiny new toy” status. He’s a terrific football player with two years remaining on his...
  • 8 days ago
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2017 Falcons schedule: What is the toughest and easiest matchup for Atlanta?

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — We know the opponents, just not when they’re playing yet. We’ve known the Falcons ’ 2017 opponents for quite some time, but figuring out how good they’ll be in 2017 is a very different animal....
  • 9 days ago
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