QB Controversy Brewing

You technically can’t have a QB controversy without the coaching staff and/or front office being involved. But that fact doesn’t stop the media or fans alike to do their best to fan the flames. Okay there was somewhat of a controversy when Schaub was still around, although it never really manifested itself within the organization. But I have the feeling that with both Schaub and Vick out of the picture, the concerns over...

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Falcons sign Blalock and QB

As an update to previous reports, the Falcons did come to terms with second round draft pick Justin Blalock on Thursday. Blalock agreed to a five-year deal. Blalock began his Falcon career on Friday taking snaps with the first team at left guard, where he will be attempting to hold off Toniu Fonoti for the starting role. Also the Falcons signed free agent QB Lang Campbell. Campbell will fill the role of fourth quarterback during...

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Vick trial date set for November
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Vick trial date set for November

Michael Vick plead not guilty at his arraignment today in Richmond, Virginia. Vick will receive a jury trial which is set to begin on November 26, which will coincide with the end of Week 12 of the NFL schedule. Vick may face up to six years in federal prison and pay around $350,000 in fines if convicted. According to Lester Munson of ESPN Vick could face further charges down the road due to a “superceding indictment” that...

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Houston, Irons, and Lewis sign

Steve Wyche of the AJC reports that the Falcons have come to terms with three of the five remaining rookies. Most notable among them is second round pick Chris Houston, along with sixth rounders David Irons and Trey Lewis. Houston agreed to a five-year contract, while both Irons and Lewis signed four-year deals. Houston is expected to compete for a starting position with Lewis Sanders opposite DeAngelo Hall. Irons and Lewis will both...

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Anderson agrees to terms

Steve Wyche of the AJC reports that Falcons top draft pick Jamaal Anderson will be signed when practices kick off this afternoon at training camp. Anderson will receive a five-year deal. Per ProFootballTalk.com, it is worth upwards of $31 million and it includes $15.36 million in guaranteed money. There are escalators in years four and five based on playing time and sacks. This signing makes Anderson the highest first round draft pick...

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Dunn out 3-4 weeks

Steve Wyche of the AJC reports that running back Warrick Dunn underwent back surgery on July 21, and will miss the next three to four weeks. In his absence, second-year back Jerious Norwood is expected to take snaps with the first team. Dunn’s injury may cause him to miss several if not all of the preseason, and might carry over into the early weeks of the regular season. Wyche also reports that linebacker Demorrio Williams is...

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Falcons to sign another QB

Falcons head coach Bobby Petrino indicated in yesterday’s press conference that the Falcons would be in the market to sign another quarterback in the coming days due to the absence of Michael Vick, who has been ordered by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to stay away from camp. Petrino said that a fourth passer is necessary in order for the team to go through all its camp drills. Who they would sign is unknown at this time, but...

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Vick to take leave of absence

Fox 5 Atlanta reports that according to the NFL, Michael Vick is expected to take a leave of absence, stemming from his federal indictment. Various reports earlier today have indicated that a decision by either Comissioner Roger Goodell or Falcons owner Arthur Blank was expected to occur soon. It has not yet been confirmed if this leave of absence is the decision reached by either party. UPDATE: Jay Glazer of FOX Sports confirms the...

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Williams cited for marijuana possession

According to a report by CBS 46 Atlanta, Falcons defensive back Jimmy Williams was cited on June 2 just outside Richmond, VA for misdemeanor marijuana possession. Williams has disputed the charges. He was scheduled to make a court appearance last week, which has been pushed back to December...

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Falcons could recover more than $28 million from Vick

ProFootballTalk.com reports that the Falcons have the ability to recover a large sum of the guaranteed money they paid Michael Vick when he received a ten-year contract extension in 2004 worth a total of $130 million. Due to his federal indicment Vick is set to be arraigned on July 26, the first day of the Falcons 2007 training camp. Missing that day of practice could leave Vick in default of his contract, and thus allow the Falcons...

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