Snelling signs 4-yr. deal
Jun29

Snelling signs 4-yr. deal

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC reports that the team has agreed to a four-year deal with seventh round running back Jason Snelling. Snelling is the second of eleven Falcon draft picks to sign. Terms of his contract were not reported. Snelling is expected to split time potentially at both running back and fullback. He played both positions while at Virginia, although spent his senior season at the former position where he rushed for a...

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Vick investigation has stalled

It had been reported that Surry County officials had planned to meet two weeks ago to review collected evidence in order to figure out where the Michael Vick investigation would progress. Now the AJC reports that meeting has not yet taken place, and there has been no word if or when such a meeting may take place at a later date. On June 7, federal investigators executed a search warrant of Vick’s former property. And with this...

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Jackson lawsuit resolved

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC reports that the lawsuit between Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jackson and the organization has been resolved. However, the Falcons themselves declined to comment on any specifics. As part of the resolution it seems that Jackson received a one-year contract extension. He signed a three-year contract with the Falcons last summer and had $3 million in base salary due to him over the next two seasons....

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More rookies could sign this week

Steve Wyche of the AJC reports that the Falcons should have inked at least two more of their draft picks by the end of this week. Wyche’s sources indicate that they will likely be some of the team’s mid to later-round selections. The team has already signed fourth round pick Stephen Nicholas. Earlier reports indicated third rounder Laurent Robinson was close to...

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Fandom in the Free Agency Era

Being a Falcons fan has been tough over the years. It has been beaten to death that the team has never had consecutive winning seasons. We have seen so many promising starts end with disappointment. Some have asked me why I was a Falcons fan to begin with, and my answer is that I lived near Atlanta when I was younger, and started following the team because of it. The NFL has fans that have no such association, so I began to wonder why...

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Falcons sign Huff

The Falcons signed free agent linebacker Orlando Huff, formerly of the Arizona Cardinals. Huff started 25 games the past two seasons for the Cardinals on the weakside. He likely will get a chance to resume those duties in Atlanta due to the injury of Demorrio Williams, who is expected to miss at least a significant part of the summer due to a torn pectoral muscle. Huff has experience playing both the weakside and middle linebacker...

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Falcons interested in supplemental prospects

Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times reports that the Falcons have shown interest in two potential supplemental draft prospects. Nebraska offensive lineman Chris Patrick and Georgia cornerback Paul Oliver are on the Falcons radar. Patrick measures 6’4″ 296, and did 31 bench reps of 225 pounds, ran a 5.3 40, and had a vertical leap of 27 inches at his personal workout, which the Falcons attended among several other...

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Finneran out for the year

Steve Wyche of the AJC reports that receiver Brian Finneran recently had reconstructive surgery on his left knee, ending any chance for a comeback in the 2007 season. Finneran tore his ACL in his knee last summer. The loss of Finneran should open up greater opporturnities for rookie receiver Laurent Robinson and second-year receiver Adam Jennings for extended playing time this season at wide...

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Rookies to sign soon

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC reports that the Falcons expect many of their remaining unsigned rookies to sign relatively soon. Fourth round linebacker Stephen Nicholas was the first to sign last week. Third round receiver Laurent Robinson is one Ledbetter notes is expected to sign soon. GM Rich McKay indicates that more signings should come within the next week. The Falcons have ten unsigned rookies out of their eleven total draft...

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Falcons ink Nicholas

The Falcons signed the first of their eleven draft picks in fourth round linebacker Stephen Nicholas. Nicholas agreed to a four-year deal. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Nicholas is expected to compete for playing time early in his career. Starting weakside linebacker Demorrio Williams is expected to miss time due to a torn pectoral muscle, giving Nicholas a chance to replace him early in the season as the starter at that...

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