O’Neal trade unlikely?

ESPN’s Len Pasquarelli reports that any Falcon trade for Deltha O’Neal is unlikely at this point, mainly due to the Bengals desire to keep the seven-year veteran. This contrasts previous reports that indicated that the deal might be close. The Bengals plan to promote second-year cornerback Jonathan Joseph into Tory James’s vacant starting position, and want an experienced veteran to start opposite him. Although if a...

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More workouts scheduled for the Falcons
Mar31

More workouts scheduled for the Falcons

Ed Thompson of Scout.com reports that Texas defensive end Tim Crowder is scheduled to visit the Atlanta Falcons on April 3. Crowder had an impressive Combine, with a 4.69 40-yard dash, did 32 bench reps of 225-pounds and had a 30.5-inch vertical leap. He was a four-year starter at Texas, playing on their National Title team in 2005. As a senior, he shined with career-highs 59 tackles, 10.5 sacks, and 18 tackles for loss. For his...

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O’Neal trade could happen soon

Matt Miller of New Era Scouting reports that the potential trade between the Falcons and Cincinnati Bengals for cornerback Deltha O’Neal could happen soon. Miller reports that the likely compensation for the Bengals would be a third round pick. Earlier this month, O’Neal pleaded guilty to a charge of reckless driving stemming from a drunken driving arrest in December. O’Neal pleaded not guilty to the drunk driving...

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Landry will visit the Falcons
Mar29

Landry will visit the Falcons

Adam Schefter of NFL.com reports that LSU safety LaRon Landry will visit the Falcons at some point next week for a pre-draft visit. Landry is considered the consensus top safety in the draft. Landry impressed scouts at the Combine by running a 4.35 40-yard dash and a 37.5-inch vertical leap. The 4-time All-SEC selection has extensive experience, with 47 starts over his career at free safety. For his career, he had 315 tackles, 16...

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Jackson still wants to play for Falcons

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC dicloses more details of Grady Jackson’s law suit against the Falcons and his future plans with the team. Included in the suit are three team officials, including head physician Scott Gillogly, head athletic trainer Ron Medlin, and director of pro personnel Les Snead. According to the suit, Gillogly’s medical exam had unreliable results due to the fact that the equipment was not made for a...

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Falcons interested in O’Neal

Adam Schefter of NFL.com reports that the Falcons and Cincinnati Bengals have begun trade discussions for cornerback Deltha O’Neal. O’Neal had a down year in 2006, partly limited by injury. He finished with 37 tackles and 1 interception, a significant decrease from his ’05 season in which he had 65 tackles and tied for the league lead with 10 interceptions. This would mark the second time that O’Neal would be...

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Nelson will visit Falcons
Mar28

Nelson will visit Falcons

NFL.com’s Gil Brandt reports that Florida safety Reggie Nelson is scheduled to visit the Falcons. Nelson is often rated as the second-best safety prospect in this year’s draft behind LSU’s LaRon Landry. Nelson at 6′ 198 pounds ran a 4.35 40-yard dash at his Pro Day in early March, solidifying himself as a probable first round pick. Nelson entered the draft as a junior, namely after a solid junior campaign in...

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LB Shaw will visit Falcons

Scout.com reports that Penn State linebacker Tim Shaw is another draft prospect that will visit the Falcons prior to the draft. Shaw’s visit is scheduled for April 10. Shaw is a player that has seen his stock shoot up in the past few months, namely due to a solid workout at the Combine in February. There he ran a 4.51 40-yard dash and impressed with his vertical leap (36.5 inches) and bench press (26 reps). Reportedly, he...

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Williams, Davis will enter summer as starters

Falcons head coach Bobby Petrino told AJC writer Steve Wyche that Jimmy Williams is expected to be the starter at right cornerback and Chauncey Davis the starter at left defensive end at the start of training camp. There has been notions that the Falcons may move Williams to free safety this summer, but Petrino seemingly erased them. Although Petrino did indicate that the team will address this position further, which could signal the...

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Jackson sues Falcons

Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jackson has filed suit against the Falcons according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC. The suit is related to allegations that the franchise released private medical information last spring. According to Jackson’s lawyer, the Falcons released personal health information in relation to possible heart issues, which constitutes an invasion of privacy and defamation. Last spring, the Falcons...

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