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Former Dolphins DT Earl Mitchell to meet with 4 teams

NFL.com (NFL.com) — Former Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Earl Mitchell was released earlier this week, but he's already receiving interest from four teams, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.
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Taylor Gabriel: I want to stay with Falcons 'forever'

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — Due to reach restricted free agency next month, 2016 breakout star Taylor Gabriel says he wants to stay with the Falcons "forever." Might another team lure him away from Atlanta?
  • 6 days ago

Kyle Shanahan: I called SB like I called every game

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Kyle Shanahan officially took over the San Francisco 49ers, but during his introductory press conference Thursday the coach was peppered with questions about the Super Bowl LI loss.
  • 13 days ago
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Dean Blandino breaks down Super Bowl-winning TD

NFL.com (Orr, Conor) — Among Atlanta Falcons fans and players, many mistakenly wondered why there was no review of James White's Super Bowl-winning touchdown. Dean Blandino explained in detail that there was one,...
  • 14 days ago
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Sound FX captures Pats' comeback: 'A hell of a story'

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman played the starring role in NFL Network's excellent Super Bowl LI edition of Sound FX. Chris Wesseling examines the anatomy of the epic comeback.
  • 14 days ago
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Falcons to replace Richard Smith at DC

NFL.com (Orr, Conor) — Falcons defensive coordinator Richard Smith is being re-assigned while defensive line coach Bryan Cox is being replaced, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
  • 15 days ago
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Atlanta Falcons replacing Richard Smith at DC

NFL.com (Orr, Conor) — Coaching staff changes are coming to the Atlanta Falcons. Defensive coordinator Richard Smith is being replaced and defensive line coach Bryan Cox is being let go.
  • 15 days ago
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Falcons hire Steve Sarkisian as offensive coordinator

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — The Atlanta Falcons have found Kyle Shanahan's replacement, announcing they have agreed to terms with Steve Sarkisian to make him their new offensive coordinator.
  • 16 days ago
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Chip Kelly could be candidate for Falcons OC

NFL.com (NFL.com) — What was expected to be a routine coaching hire has produced a juicy subplot. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Chip Kelly is a candidate for Atlanta's offensive coordinator...
  • 16 days ago
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Slow elevator makes things worse for Falcons coaches

NFL.com (Orr, Conor) — Talk about adding insult to injury. After the Falcons' Super Bowl loss Sunday, Atlanta coaches had to spend part of the evening with boisterous Patriots fans thanks to a slow elevator.
  • 17 days ago
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Dwight Freeney calls loss to Patriots 'mind-boggling'

NFL.com (Orr, Conor) — For the better part of three quarters, Falcons pass rusher Dwight Freeney was a big part of the beat down. But at the end of the night, the veteran was just as stunned as anyone.
  • 17 days ago
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Patriots-Falcons rematch should open 2017 season

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — As we wait, devouring the fructose-filled summer storylines, let's open the offseason by considering which team might kick off the 2017 season.
  • 17 days ago
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Falcons' Campbell: D 'lost a little bit of our aggression'

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Falcons linebacker De'Vondre Campbell dismissed the idea that youth played a factor in the Falcons defense -- starting four rookies -- crumbling down the stretch.
  • 17 days ago
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Matt Ryan wishes he avoided sack on key, late play

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — A key sack by the Patriots on Matt Ryan in the fourth pushed the Falcons out of field-goal range and led the 2016 NFL MVP to wish he could have found a way to throw the ball away.
  • 17 days ago
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Patriots erase deficit, defeat Falcons in Super Bowl LI

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — New England erased a 28-3 deficit in the second half thanks to timely takeaways and a final drive for the ages to send the contest to overtime, where the Patriots prevailed 34-28 in the extra...
  • 17 days ago
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Tevin Coleman (ankle) questionable to return

NFL.com (NFL.com) — With a hefty lead, Atlanta is looking to keep it on the ground to burn clock. The Falcons might have to do so without one of their running backs.
  • 17 days ago
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Injuries: Tevin Coleman (ankle) does not return

NFL.com (NFL.com) — The Patriots completed the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history with a 34-28 win, and the Falcons lost one of their key players in the process.
  • 17 days ago
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Arthur Blank, Robert Kraft each pledge $51K to charity

NFL.com (NFL.com) — Falcons owner Arthur Blank and Patriots owner Robert Kraft have each pledged $51,000 to charity. The winner of Super Bowl LI will choose the charity that will receive the combined pledge of...
  • 17 days ago
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Michael Floyd leads list of Super Bowl LI inactives

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — Millions of humans around the globe will watch Super Bowl LI on Sunday. Michael Floyd will be one of them. The Patriots receiver was ruled inactive for New England's title clash with the Falcons.
  • 17 days ago
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Roof at NRG Stadium will be closed for Super Bowl LI

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — The explosive offenses of the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots will play Super Bowl LI on an indoor track. The NFL announced the retractable roof at NRG Stadium will remain closed
  • 17 days ago
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Blog Articles

Pro Football Focus: Taylor Gabriel was the league’s best “screen receiver” in 2016

The Falcoholic (James Rael) — Fact: Taylor Gabriel can blink with his eyes closed The Atlanta Falcons are going to make every effort to re-sign Taylor Gabriel. The dynamic wide receiver didn’t have a job six months ago. Now...
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Pro Football Focus: Austin Hooper was the second best rookie TE in the NFL in 2016

The Falcoholic (James Rael) — Fact: Austin Hooper’s nose is five times stronger than the average nose Atlanta Falcons rookie tight end Austin Hooper didn’t disappoint in 2016. Hooper took on a prominent role after Jacob...
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Panthers cut DT Paul Soliai; could Falcons be interested?

The Falcoholic (Kevin Knight) — The Panthers have moved on from ex-Falcon Paul Soliai after only one season. Could Atlanta be interested in bringing back the run-stuffing nose tackle? As teams begin to trim their rosters...
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Does Reuniting Steve Sarkisian and O.J. Howard Make Sense?

The Falcoholic (Charles R. McDonald) — The Falcons could use some speed at tight end to paid with Austin Hooper. After Kyle Shanahan moved on to the San Francisco 49ers head coaching position, the Falcons hired University of...
  • 2 days ago

The Atlanta Falcons are projected to receive no compensatory draft picks in 2017

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — It appears the Falcons will head into the draft with just six picks. There are teams in the NFL who embrace the idea that you should attempt to land as many draft picks as possible, and one of...
  • 2 days ago

Are the Falcons ready to embrace youth at tight end?

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — Austin Hooper, Josh Perkins, and DJ Tialavea may be the team’s future at tight end. When was the last time the Atlanta Falcons had a young, promising tight end prospect? Unless your answer is...
  • 2 days ago

Will the Atlanta Falcons zero in on former draft target, recently cut DE Jared Odrick?

The Falcoholic (James Rael) — Fact: Jared Odrick likes to visually expect the turf ... closely Do you remember the 2009 Atlanta Falcons? It was Matt Ryan’s second year in the league. The Falcons missed the playoffs but they...
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SB Nation mock draft 2017: Atlanta Falcons take Michigan DE Taco Charlton with the 31st pick

The Falcoholic (James Rael) — Fact: Taco Charlton’s childhood nickname was “Nacho” The Atlanta Falcons have several needs they’ll look to address in April’s draft. And when April 27, 2017 rolls around, let’s hope they keep...
  • 2 days ago

Jacob Tamme Would Like to Stay with the Falcons; But May Leave for the Niners

Falcons Gab (Matt Loede) — Jacob Tamme could be a factor in the Falcons’ future under new offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian. Or Tamme could end up helping his old coordinator establish the offense in new...
  • 3 days ago

Mel Kiper mock draft: Atlanta lands a pass rusher

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — A Missouri pass rusher, no less. With Mel Kiper’s long history of draft expertise and stunning hair, we do have to pay attention to his mock drafts, even if they wind up being wildly...
  • 4 days ago

NFL Scouting Combine 2017: Schedule and full list of participants

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — Get ready for the Combine. If you can believe it, we’re just a short time away from the NFL Scouting Combine already. You can expect the Falcons to have a heavy presence at the biggest...
  • 4 days ago

Scouting Report: DL Taco Charlton, Michigan

The Falcoholic (ericrobinson) — Fact: Taco Charlton hates tacos . Stop me if you’ve heard this before: The Atlanta Falcons will focus on the defensive line this offseason. I’m pretty sure that everyone and their mother has...
  • 5 days ago

Former Miami Dolphins DT Earl Mitchell to visit with Atlanta Falcons

The Falcoholic (Matthew Chambers) — The team is already focusing on their weakest position. The Atlanta Falcons are short on talent across their defensive line, and we have expected them to hit on multiple linemen in free agency...
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How many wins would it take to push the Falcons to .500 as a franchise?

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — A lot. The Falcons have never been more successful than they have been over the last decade, though they’ve still fallen short of the ultimate prize. From 2007-2016, Atlanta’s had six winning...
  • 5 days ago

Report: Jerome Henderson re-signs as Falcons passing game coordinator

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — A missing hyphen means Friday night adventures for the Atlanta Falcons. Good news! Jerome Henderson has re-signed as the defensive passing game coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons, meaning...
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Who will own Falcons franchise records in five years?

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — A thought exercise. It’s the offseason, and fun thought exercises are a part of what we do to stave off creeping existential dread. Fun! Before you say it, yes, I know that so many things...
  • 5 days ago

Falcons roster review: Quarterback

The Falcoholic (David J Walker) — Remember when people thought Matt Ryan was done? Before the 2016 season started, the Atlanta Falcons fan base was split on starting QB Matt Ryan . While many felt that he was still a...
  • 6 days ago

Falcons free agency: Cuts like Earl Mitchell are worth watching for Atlanta

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — The Falcons need to fill out their roster with useful veterans, and Earl Mitchell could be one of them. Earl Mitchell would be no one’s idea of a splash signing, if the Atlanta Falcons ...
  • 6 days ago

Falcons finalize coaching staff for 2017

The Falcoholic (Jeanna Thomas) — A few of the new hires have previous experience with Dan Quinn. The Atlanta Falcons have finalized the coaching staff for the 2017 season. After offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan departed...
  • 6 days ago

2017 NFL free agency: 3 potential Atlanta Falcons cap casualties

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — Keep an eye on Brooks Reed, Tyson Jackson, and Andy Levitre. As we’ve noted, the Atlanta Falcons don’t feel like they have major roster holes, and they have enough money to extend a couple of...
  • 6 days ago