Hutchins lost for the season

The AJC reports that Falcons cornerback Von Hutchins is lost for the season after undergoing surgery today to repair his broken foot. Hutchins was initially diagnosed with a sprain after injuring himself in the team’s first practice on Saturday morning. But upon getting a second opinion received a more grievous prognosis that it was a Lisfranc fracture and he will be out 4-6 months. Hutchins will be placed on the injured reserve...

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Grady returns

The AJC reports that the Falcons have re-signed defensive tackle Grady Jackson. They agreed on a one-year contract. Jackson rejoins the team after an abrupt dismissal last October. The team had been in discussions with Jackson over the weekend about bringing him back. It has not known if Jackson will immediately resume his role as starting nose tackle, although he certainly will get the opportunity. The Green Bay Packers, Oakland...

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Lehman opts for Lions over Falcons

Nicholas J. Cotsonika of the Detroit Free Press reports that free agent linebacker Teddy Lehman was set to work out for the Falcons Saturday morning. Lehman was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers earlier this week. But after arriving in Atlanta at 5 am on Saturday, he received a call from his former team the Detroit Lions and opted to return there. Lehman was a prolific linebacker at Oklahoma, winning the Chuck Bednarik and Dick...

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Weiner cleared to play

The AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter reports that Falcons offensive tackle Todd Weiner has been medically cleared to practice. Weiner has been recovering from surgery on both knees after suffering injuries last season. The team was hopeful that Weiner would be able to join them at the start of training camp and he will be. However head coach Mike Smith told the media today that they will work Weiner back onto the field slowly. In...

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Baker signs among other roster moves
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Baker signs among other roster moves

The Falcons made a multitude of roster moves on the eve of camp. Not only did the team agree to terms with the last of its unsigned draft picks in offensive tackle Sam Baker, but also signed three others: offensive tackle Mike Butterworth, cornerback Blue Adams, and linebacker Coy Wire. To make room for the additions the team waived cornerback Glenn Sharpe, reached an injury settlement with linebacker Travis Williams, and...

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Lofton won’t be a holdout

With less than a day before the Falcons kick off training camp on Saturday with an 8:30 am et practice, the Falcons were able to get one of their two remaining unsigned draft picks under contract when they signed linebacker Curtis Lofton to a four-year deal per the AJC. Lofton is expected to be the team’s starting middle linebacker, but his ability to compete for that role could have been impacted based on when he arrived to...

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Quarterback is open competition

The AJC’s Steve Wyche cites Falcons head coach Mike Smith as indicating that the team’s starting quarterback position is up for grabs. “We want them all to compete as if they’ll be starters…It’s going to be an open competition.” — Mike Smith From most indications, Chris Redman is the incumbent and enters camp atop the depth chart, but all four passers the team has in camp will have the...

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Falcons talking to Grady Jackson

The AJC reports that the Falcons were in discussions with free agent defensive tackle Grady Jackson on Friday morning about a potential reunion between the two parties. Per the report, the team and Jackson are currently working on terms of the deal and he also took a physical. Jackson was cut by the Falcons last October after starting the first seven games of the season, recording 20 tackles and 1 sack. He finished the year as a...

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Training Camp Preview: Special Teams

The Falcons hope that the addition of Jason Elam will bring some continuity and consistency to the kicker position. Elam isn’t a young man, but the team hopes that he has at least two more good years left in his leg. Elam should be capable when it comes to kicking indoors. The only real question is his range. While kicking indoors is ideal, it’s not the same as kicking outside in the thin air of Denver. While Morten...

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Horn expected at camp

The AJC’s Steve Wyche reports that disgruntled Falcons wide receiver Joe Horn is expected to report to training camp on Friday. Horn previously has expressed a desire to be traded. Reports surfaced a few weeks ago about a potential trade to the Dallas Cowboys, but there was little substance behind those reports and nothing new has developed since. According to Wyche, Horn’s agent Ralph Vitolo has indicated that they are...

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