Falcons close to signing Leftwich

The AJC reports that the Falcons are very close to signing free agent passer Byron Leftwich, with an agreement coming as early as tonight. Leftwich had a physical this morning, after meeting with Falcon officials last night, including owner Arthur Blank. Leftwich, 27, is expected to provide insurance in case Joey Harrington continues to struggle. UPDATE: NFL.com is reporting that the Falcons have agreed to terms with Leftwich on a...

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Mort is back once more

NFL Network’s Adam Schefter reports that the Falcons have come to terms with free agent kicker Morten Andersen. Andersen served as the team’s replacement kicker after a rocky start for Michael Koenen last season. This season, new kicker Matt Prater has missed three of four field goal attempts through the first two games, including a 26-yarder on Sunday against the Jaguars. Last season, Andersen connected on 20 of 23 field...

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Falcons to work out Leftwich

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported on Monday Night Countdown that the Falcons plan to meet with free agent quarterback Byron Leftwich and possibly work him out as soon as Tuesday. Leftwich was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars at the end of prseasason after having been the starter since the second half of the 2003 season. Leftwich was the Jaguars No. 1 draft choice that year. But he has battled injuries, his weight, and...

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Jaguars disappoint Falcons
Sep16

Jaguars disappoint Falcons

The Falcons dropped a second game this time to the Jacksonville Jaguars by a score of 13-7. The Falcons had a chance to drive down the field late in the game to tie it up, but failed to move the ball. Special teams failed to come through as Matt Prater missed two field goals of 43 and 26 yards. Joey Harrington completed 12 of 20 passes for 200 yards. Warrick Dunn had a bit better day rushing for 50 yards on 13 carries (3.8 avg) and an...

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Week 2 Game Preview

FALCONS RUN OFFENSE VS. JAGUARS RUN DEFENSE Advantage: Jaguars As most know, the Jags were slashed all last week by the Titans in what looked a lot like the opening games of the Falcons last year against the Panthers and Bucs. But the Jags defense’s reputation is one that they are very tough to run on. It would seem that poor tackling and injuries hurt them against the Titans, and at least on the latter front there...

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Game #1 AT Minnesota Vikings Review

This game boiled down to who would make the least amount of mistakes and unfortunately, it wasn’t us. Upon first watch, the game looked like a mess but the second viewing changed that completely. Here’s what I saw: Offense: Running game: Dunn (22/55), Norwood (5/33) and Harrington (1/8). Impact Runs (4 yards or more)-Dunn, 6; Norwood, 2 and Harrington, 1. Dunn also had 4 catches for 26 yards and Norwood had 2 for 24 late...

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Vikings take down Falcons
Sep09

Vikings take down Falcons

The Falcons struggled putting points on the board in their opener, losing to the Minnesota Vikings 24-3. Joey Harrington had two interceptions returned for touchdowns, one of which sealed any chance of a late comeback. Harrington completed 23 of 32 passes for 199 yards with two interceptions. His first turnover occurred on the Falcons first offensive series, leading to a 54-yard return by Kevin Williams. The second came late in the...

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Week 1 Game Preview

FALCONS RUN OFFENSE VS. VIKINGS RUN DEFENSE Advantage: Vikings The Vikings had one of the best run defenses in NFL history last year, allowing only 2.8 yards per carry (almost as good as the 2000 Ravens defense). Unless Pat Williams gets lazy all of sudden because of the contract extension he signed this week, it doesn’t seem like that is going to change. Will they probably give up more yards this year? There’s probably...

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Coleman undergoes knee surgery

Today defensive tackle Rod Coleman underwent a procedure to repair damage in his left knee. Coleman could miss up to four games. He is currently recovering from a torn quadriceps suffered this past April, and was not expected to play this upcoming weekend against the Vikings. This additional procedure is just a minor setback. Jonathan Babineaux is slated to start instead of Coleman this week. The Falcons also announced that...

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Preseason Game 4 vs Baltimore Ravens Review

Many would probably skip this game and get ready for the regular season but this game was important because it foreshadowed a lot of the decisions that were made on cutdown day. Here’s what I saw: Offense: Running game: Norwood (7/11), Snelling (11/50), Vincent (9/22), Ar. Harris (8/18), McIntyre (1/3), Redman (2/0), and Bramlet (2/6). Impact Runs (4 yards or more)-Norwood 1, Snelling 6, Vincent 3, Ar. Harris 2. Best day easily...

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