Falcons hire Vital

The Falcons announced the hiring of Lionel Vital as the team’s new assistant director of player personnel. Vital was among candidates the Falcons interviewed following the draft to beef up their front office. Last week the Falcons hired former Indianapolis Colts scout David Caldwell as the team’s new director of college scouting. Vital has previous working experience with Dimitroff, having spent a few years working closely...

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Falcons have 2nd highest rookie cap

ESPN’s John Clayton reports that the Falcons have the second highest rookie salary cap pool in the league with approximately $7.92 milion. The Falcons will need to find a way to sign all eleven of their draft picks by fitting into that pool. Last season, the Falcons had the same number of picks but had the league’s highest rookie...

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Boley arrested on battery charges

The AJC reports that Falcons linebacker Michael Boley was arrested on Saturday on battery charges and has been released on $1,200 bond. Falcons officials indicated they are aware of Boley’s arrest, but have no comment. Boley last month signed a one-year restricted free agent tender worth over $2 million, and the team has been trying to give him a long-term...

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Falcons sign Hawaii WR

The Honolulu Advertister reports that the Falcons have signed wide receiver C.J. Hawthorne, formerly of the University of Hawaii. Hawthorne finished fourth on the team last season with 61 catches for 859 yards and 6 touchdowns. The 5’11” 167 wideout played cornerback as a junior. He had 16 tackles and 1 interception, starting 5 of 14 games that year. He was a transfer from Southwest Gulf Coast Community...

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The holdout begins…

Well if you don’t know, our new first round pick Matt Ryan is represented by super-agent Tom Condon, who is a sort of guru among agents for quarterbacks. He represented Brady Quinn, Matt Leinart, Byron Leftwich, and Drew Brees. And what do all of these guys have in common? They all held out trying to get their contracts done. That’s Condon’s go-to move. Hold out his player. Granted, I don’t believe Alex Smith...

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Falcons hire Caldwell as college scouting director

The Falcons announced the hiring of David Caldwell as the team’s new director of college scouting. Caldwell recently served as western regional scout for the Indianapolis Colts since 2006. The previous eight seasons he was an area scout with the Colts. He also spent two years as a scouting assistant with the Carolina Panthers (1996-97). Caldwell is a graduate of John Carroll University, where he played...

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