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Mike Tice: Falcons' offensive line 'won't be punked'

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — The offensive line was far from a strength of the Atlanta Falcons a year ago, but assistant Mike Tice has been encouraged by what he's seen so far. Will Matt Ryan have better protection this year?
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Atlanta Falcons season preview: Shortcomings on D

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — With Tony Gonzalez gone, the stars are aligned for Atlanta's Julio Jones to have a huge year. Will a new emphasis on tougher line play help the Falcons bounce back from an embarrassing 2013?
  • 4 days ago
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'Hard Knocks' recap, Episode 4: Under pressure

NFL.com (Rosenthal, Gregg) — Rookie Ra'Shede Hageman has had an easier time shedding NFL blocks than dealing with the tongue-lashings favored by NFL coaches. That and other observations from Tuesday's episode.
  • 5 days ago
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Falcons tackle Mike Johnson out for season with a foot injury

NFL.com (Atlanta Falcons) — The Atlanta Falcons? offensive line suffered another major blow Sunday when the team placed offensive tackle Mike Johnson on season-ending injured reserve.
  • 7 days ago
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Rookie blues: Sankey, Freeman buried on depth chart

NFL.com (Rosenthal, Gregg) — Running backs Bishop Sankey and Devonta Freeman have both struggled during the preseason. Will the rookie backs get playing time once the regular season starts?
  • 8 days ago
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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 days ago
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'Hard Knocks' recap, Episode 3: War of attrition

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 days ago
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'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.
  • 19 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.
  • 25 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.
  • 26 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.
  • 26 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.
  • 27 days ago
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Blog Articles

Can the Falcons Succeed Without a Strong Pass Rush?

The Falcoholic (Andrew Hirsh) — Coming off a year in which they finished at the bottom of the NFL in pass rushing, the Falcons aren't poised to be much better in this area in 2014. Will this weakness be a season-killer? We've...
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Falcons Practice Squad: Team Adds WR Freddie Martino, TE Kyle Miller

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — The team's 10 man practice squad is finished, at least for now. The Atlanta Falcons have finalized their practice squad:26, The Falcons have added WR Freddie Martino and TE Kyle Miller to...
  • New: 5 hr 47 min ago

Falcons Roster Cuts: The Biggest Surprises And Depth Chart Thoughts

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — A closer look at the Falcons' roster, after the carnage of cuts. The Atlanta Falcons have finally delivered their roster cuts, and with less than a week until the team hosts the New Orleans...
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Falcons claim veteran linebacker Nate Stupar off waivers

The Falcoholic (James Rael) — Fact: Nate Stupar's war paint once killed a man Shortly after they released linebacker Tim Dobbins, the Falcons claimed linebacker Nate Stupar off waivers. He's nothing more than defensive...
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Atlanta Falcons Announce 8 Player 2014 Practice Squad

The Falcoholic (FalconsM5) — Bernard Reedy, Ricardo Allen, Travian Robertson and two empty spots headline the team's 2014 squad. The noon deadline has passed and all players have cleared waivers, so the Falcons quickly...
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Atlanta Falcons Cut ILB Tim Dobbins, Claim Another Player

The Falcoholic (FalconsM5) — Early in the roster churning process, and Tim Dobbins did not make it long. While I keep expected center James Stone to get cut and put on the practice squad, the Falcons claimed an unknown...
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Falcons Practice Squad Tracker

The Falcoholic (Jeanna Thomas) — We'll keep you updated with the latest information as Atlanta's practice squad takes shape. Players who were waived by NFL teams as part of the process to establish the 53-man roster by the...
  • 1 day 4 hr ago

The Falcoholic Survey Results Are in...

The Falcoholic (mseward1) — An interesting dive into our unique community! After asking you to fill out a tedious survey, I have the results ready to share. I really did enjoy reading through all the comments and creative...
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Falcons Roster Cuts: Potential Waiver Claim And Targets For Atlanta

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — Players who could help the Falcons this season, if the team is interested. The 2014 Atlanta Falcons have a 53 man roster, but it's far from a final roster. This is a team with a strong desire...
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Atlanta Falcons 53 Man Roster, After the Cuts Edition

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — The Falcons have a 53 man roster at last, though it is by no means final. The Falcons have made their 2014 roster cuts and arrived at a 53 man roster, one with a handful of fairly major...
  • 1 day 21 hr ago

Atlanta Selects 53 Man Roster, Waives OG Harland Gunn, DT Travian Robertson

The Falcoholic (FalconsM5) — The Falcons make some difficult cuts to nail down their final 53 man roster. TheĀ  Falcons cut down to a final 53 man roster Saturday, moving on from 10 players to complete a difficult...
  • 2 days ago

NFL Roster Cuts 2014: Falcons Cuts Tracker

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — The Falcons have 10 cuts left to make to finalize their 53 man roster. As anticipated, yesterday's round of cuts didn't contain many surprises. Today's just might. The Falcons have until 4...
  • 2 days ago

With league-wide cuts looming, what should the Falcons be looking for on the waiver wire?

The Falcoholic (James Rael) — Fact: Thomas Dimitroff gets roster advice from the sun gods NFL waiver priority favors the Falcons this year, as they had the 6th worst record in the league last year. Ultimately, that means...
  • 2 days ago

Falcons vs. Jaguars: a Tweet Recap

The Falcoholic (Jeanna Thomas) — Want to relive the magic of Thursday evening's final preseason game? Then enjoy this tweet recap. The Falcons finished the preseason strong with 24-14 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars . On...
  • 2 days ago

Falcons Roster Cuts: Atlanta Trims Roster Down To 63 Players

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — Only a couple of surprises on the list of cuts, and the Falcons have a 63 man roster. The Atlanta Falcons delivered their first round of final cuts today, getting the roster down to 63 players...
  • 3 days ago

Falcons Roster Cut Tracker: Team Releases Angerer, Smallwood

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — The Atlanta Falcons are making roster cuts today, and we have a tracker for all the action. The Falcons have begun to make the final round of roster cuts, and you can expect names to trickle out...
  • 3 days ago

Falcoholic Fantasy Football: Readers' Choice!

The Falcoholic (Jeanna Thomas) — The Falcoholic will not be offering writer-commissioned leagues this season, but we encourage readers to set up their own leagues for fun, friendly competition. We've been getting quite a few...
  • 3 days ago
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Final Atlanta Falcons 53 Man Roster Projection

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — One last time, after the final preseason game. It's time for that most august project, the 53 man roster, for the final time this offseason. The team just wrapped up its last game against the ...
  • 3 days ago
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Falcons vs. Jaguars Recap: The Preseason Ends On A High Note

The Falcoholic (Dave Choate) — The Falcons finish up the preseason with a win and plenty to evaluate, triumphing 24-14 over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Preseason is over. Long live the regular season. This was about the most...
  • 3 days ago
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T.J. Yates rebounds in decisive fashion in Falcons' 4th preseason game

The Falcoholic (James Rael) — Fact: T.J. Yates once drowned a great white shark The Falcons and their fan base were very excited when T.J. Yates was acquired via trade in mid-June. It appeared the Falcons would finally have...
  • 3 days ago
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