Backups defeat Ravens
Aug31

Backups defeat Ravens

Despite a late fourth quarter drive, the Falcons prevailed in their fourth and final preseason matchup by defeating the Baltimore Ravens 13-10. Rookie Chris Houston’s interception with less than a minute to go sealed the win for the Falcons. The Falcons finish the preseason with a 3-1 record. Most of the Falcons starters and top reserves did not play, allowing many of the bubble players to get final chances to make an...

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Falcons trim roster to 75

The Falcons made nine roster moves this afternoon to get under the league’s mandatory limit of 75 players. The Falcons will make more moves in the coming week, as the team will have to get down to 53 players come next Saturday and establish an eight-man practice squad. The most notable of the moves may have been the claiming of defensive tackle Montavious Stanley off waivers from the Cowboys. Stanley played for Petrino at...

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Falcons down Bengals at home
Aug27

Falcons down Bengals at home

The Falcons made their home and Monday Night debut in the preseason with a win over the Cincinnati Bengals 24-19. The Falcons starters saw extensive action, with most playing until the first series in the third quarter, which resulted in a Billy Cundiff field goal to give the Falcons a 17-13 lead. Joey Harrington led the way, completing 13 of 21 passes for 164 yards and 2 scores, a solid home debut for the Falcon faithful. Chris...

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Preseason Game 2 At Buffalo Bills Review

Some things were better and some were worse in this game. In my Things to work on schedule, I’m going to be a bit more detailed this week. Here’s what I saw: Offense: Running game: Snelling (12/50), Harris (12/33), Redman (4/12), Shockley (3/18), and Mughelli (2/5). 5 of Snelling’s carries went for 4 yards or more. Although he lacks outside speed, I really like Snelling’s drive and determination. I’m...

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Vick suspended indefinitely

The NFL has levied an indefinite suspension against Michael Vick within hours of the summary of facts being released in his guilty plea on Friday. Vick will officially enter this plea agreement on Monday. In the summary of facts, Vick admits guilt to most of the facts listed in the initial indictment. Including bankrolling the property in Smithfield and also the purses won or lost at ensuing dogfights, although it does indicate that...

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Vick pleads guilty

Michael Vick has decided to plead guilty to federal conspiracy charges. On August 27, Vick will enter his guilty plea, after initially pleading not guilty back on July 26. On August 27, Vick is expected to sign a statement of facts similar to those signed by codefendants Quanis Phillips and Purnell Peace this past Friday. At a later date, Vick will be sentenced. Phillips and Peace will be sentenced on November 30. According to federal...

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Shockley done for the year

The AJC’s Steve Wyche reports that Falcons quarterback D.J. Shockley will miss the entire 2007 season due to a torn ACL and damaged MCL in his left knee. Shockley injured his knee Friday night against the Buffalo Bills. At first it was believed to be a sprain, but after further tests over the weekend, it was discovered that had damaged both ligaments. Wyche reports that the Falcons could explore options about replacing Shockley...

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Falcons angling for QB trade?

Although it’s still unknown if the knee injury that D.J. Shockley suffered on Friday night’s preseason win over the Buffalo Bills will sideline him for the entire season, the AJC’s Steve Wyche reports that there may have been preliminary discussion about the Falcons acquiring another quarterback before the start of the regular season. Shockley’s initial prognosis indicated a sprained left knee, but an MRI taken...

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Shockley goes down
Aug18

Shockley goes down

D.J. Shockley suffered a sprained knee in Friday night’s preseason victory over the Buffalo Bills. Shockley’s injury occurred late in the game after leading the Falcons down the field for what would eventually be the game-winning drive. Chris Redman finished the drive with a 1-yard scoring pass to tight end George Cooper. The severity of Shockley’s injuries are currently unknown, but he will undergo further tests and...

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Falcons beat Bills
Aug18

Falcons beat Bills

Falcons head coach Bobby Petrino didn’t have to wait long for his first win as the team defeated the Buffalo Bills 13-10. The Falcons won with on a 1-yard scoring pass to George Cooper from Chris Redman. Redman replaced D.J. Shockley, who left the game with a leg injury after leading the Falcons on a lengthy game-winning drive. Joey Harrington started the game, completing 4 of 7 passes for 31 yards and an interception. Redman...

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