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Falcons waive Shembo following animal cruelty charge

NFL.com (Orr, Conor) — The Falcons waived linebacker Prince Shembo on Friday following news of an aggravated animal cruelty charge, the team announced.
  • New: 8 hr 33 min ago

Falcons' Freeman doesn't plan on being a backup

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — Falcons running back Devonta Freeman took first-team reps during Tuesday's OTAs and doesn't plan to give up his starting spot to rookie Tevin Coleman.
  • 2 days ago

Roundup: Julio Jones to attend Falcons OTAs

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones won't let his contract status keep him away from the start of Tuesday's OTAs -- but what about Russell Wilson in Seattle?
  • 3 days ago

Roundup: Julio Jones attends Falcons OTAs

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones didn't let his contract status keep him away from the start of Tuesday's OTAs -- but what about Russell Wilson in Seattle?
  • 3 days ago

Projected 2015 starters: Atlanta Falcons

NFL.com (Rosenthal, Gregg) — Under new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, Matt Ryan and the Falcons are bound to improve, but will the addition of rookie WR Justin Hardy and RB Tevin Coleman help the struggling offense?
  • 10 days ago
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Tyler Polumbus set to sign with Atlanta Falcons

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — Tyler Polumbus tweeted Wednesday that he's joining the Falcons. Will he land a starting role after reuniting with Kyle Shanahan in Atlanta?
  • 16 days ago
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Atlanta Falcons sign rookie RB Tevin Coleman

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — The Atlanta Falcons have Tevin Coleman under contract. The third-round running back signed his rookie contract on Tuesday, according to the team's official website.
  • 17 days ago
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Which RB will have most successful rookie season?

NFL.com (NFL.com) — Todd Gurley and Melvin Gordon are two rookie running backs with a chance to make a big impact this season. The Around The NFL crew debates which rookie rusher will be most successful in 2015.
  • 24 days ago
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Falcons draft Grady Jarrett day after fire strikes home

NFL.com (Orr, Conor) — The Atlanta Falcons drafted Grady Jarrett in the fifth round just one day after a fire broke out in his home. The Clemson defensive tackle is the son of five-time Pro Bowl linebacker Jessie Tuggle.
  • 27 days ago
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Blog Articles

Report: Atlanta Falcons great Chuck Smith added to Cincinnati Bengals coaching staff

The Falcoholic (James Rael) — Fact: Chuck Smith once ate an entire football Atlanta Falcons alumnus Chuck Smith must have grinned uncontrollably when he was picked in the second round of the 1992 NFL Draft. After an...
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Report: Falcons to sign former Washington offensive lineman Chris Chester

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — The veteran will compete for a starting guard job. The Falcons are capping a lousy day by signing former Redskins guard Chris Chester , who will hopefully improve this team. That report...
  • New: 4 hr 52 min ago

Falcons 2015 Roster Review: Outside linebacker update

The Falcoholic (Kendall Jackson) — A quick redo after Prince Shembo was accused of killing his girlfriend's dog. The original piece is  here . Prince Shembo was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals after ...
  • New: 8 hr 14 min ago

Prince Shembo cut by Falcons after being charged with felony animal cruelty

The Falcoholic (Jeanna Thomas) — It's not a surprising move considering the nature of the charges. The Falcons have announced that they have released linebacker Prince Shembo , news that comes on the heels of a disturbing...
  • New: 8 hr 37 min ago

LB Prince Shembo charged with aggravated cruelty to animals in dog killing

The Falcoholic (FalconsM5) — Serious charges have been filed against last year's 4th round selection. Disturbing news has come out this afternoon regarding linebacker Prince Shembo. While these are merely unproven...
  • New: 10 hr 4 min ago

Guard Chris Chester to meet with the Atlanta Falcons

The Falcoholic (FalconsM5) — In the least surprising news ever, the Falcons are planning to meet with one of Kyle Shanahan's former offensive linemen. It feels like it was just two days ago when we said, "The Falcons will...
  • New: 11 hr 26 min ago

Falcfans Podcast: Relive the 1998 NFC Championship Game

The Falcoholic (Jeanna Thomas) — Relive the first half of the 1998 NFC Championship Game with Aaron and Allen on the latest edition of the Falcfans podcast. The Falcfans podcast is back, and this is an episode you won't want...
  • New: 12 hr ago

Falcons 2015 Roster Review: Outside linebacker

The Falcoholic (Kendall Jackson) — What should we expect from the Falcons' outside linebackers in 2015? If there's a defensive unit that's slated to perform drastically better this upcoming season, it's the outside linebackers. ...
  • 14 hr 15 min ago

Will the Falcons further improve in the red zone this season?

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — The Falcons should be better in the red zone in 2015, and The Falcoholic explains why. The Falcons were a much more efficient red zone offense in 2014 than they were the year before, but the...
  • 16 hr 15 min ago

Report: Charles Godfrey is motivated, favorite to win Atlanta Falcons free safety job

The Falcoholic (James Rael) — Fact: Charles Godfrey tends an organic garden in his free time Atlanta Falcons safety Charles Godfrey has an enormous chip on his shoulder. The veteran defensive back is entering his eighth year...
  • 17 hr 24 min ago

Report: the Atlanta Falcons have a very travel-friendly schedule in 2015

The Falcoholic (James Rael) — Fact: Matt Ryan believes he can fly, he believes he can touch the sky The Atlanta Falcons' strength of schedule in 2015 is favorable. In fact,  it's widely considered the easiest in the...
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What are the easiest and hardest games on the Falcons 2015 schedule?

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — Looking ahead to the 2015 schedule, again. I found myself considering the Falcons ' schedule yesterday while grilling, because that's the kind of thing you do when you're distracting yourself...
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How Does Vic Beasley Win?

The Falcoholic (Jake Bennett) — This Tiger turned Falcon wins quite a lot, but how does he do it? As one of the top pass rushers of the 2015 draft class, Vic Beasley brings with him a wide array of moves and nearly unmatched...
  • 1 day 12 hr ago

Falcons Uniform History: #5

The Falcoholic (Caleb Rutherford) — Welcome to #5 in Falcons Uniform History. Here's the short version: Mo' Kickers, Less Problems Folks we've survived the first four numbers and now we're on to number 5. Now I ruined my first post...
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What Atlanta Falcons are poised for a breakout season in 2015?

The Falcoholic (James Rael) — Fact: Devonta Freeman isn't penalized when he breaks a cell phone contract The Atlanta Falcons may surprise some of their critics this season. With added depth and some semblance of a pass rush...
  • 2 days ago

Report: Dezmen Southward had knee surgery, hopes to be ready for training camp

The Falcoholic (Jeanna Thomas) — The second-year (now) cornerback's surgery doesn't sound serious, but he'll miss some time. Per ESPN's Vaughn McClure , Dezmen Southward had knee surgery today. According to McClure's report,...
  • 2 days ago

Falcons Uniform History: #4 belongs to Jay Feely

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — No, really. There are some numbers occupied by multiple franchise greats, numbers that call to mind vastly different eras of successful Falcons football and icons both past and present. ...
  • 2 days ago
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Tevin Coleman, Justin Hardy to attend NFLPA 2015 Rookie Premiere event

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — The two rookies will get some business and branding exposure in Los Angeles. Two members of the Falcons ' rookie draft class will head to Los Angeles for a primer on business deals and how to...
  • 2 days ago

Falcons 2015 Roster Review: Defensive Tackles

The Falcoholic (The DW) — How do we look with the big guys in the middle? When looking back at the 2013 and 2014 Falcons , the defensive line received a good bit of criticism and rightly so. The inability to stop the run...
  • 2 days ago

Falcons should be interested in released Washington Redskins guard Chris Chester

The Falcoholic (FalconsM5) — Solving Atlanta's guard problem may be quicker than expected. As mentioned a few days ago in our guard review , the Atlanta Falcons have Jon Asamoah and "Uh Oh" at guard. Justin Blalock ...
  • 2 days ago