Falcons add Haynes, cut Bergeron

The Falcons signed running back Verron Haynes and released wide receiver Troy Bergeron today. Haynes is a former Georgia Bulldog who played six seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers (2002-07). Haynes filled a dual role with the Steelers, working both as a reserve at running back and fullback, and could potentially do the same here in Atlanta. For his career, Haynes rushed for 738 yards on 174 carries (4.2 avg) and 3 touchdowns. He also...

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Falcons hire special teams assistant

The Falcons hired an assistant special teams coach today. Eric Sutulovich comes from the Detroit Lions, where he spent last season as an offensive assistant. Prior to that he was an assistant at the University of Kansas. Prior to that he served as an assistant special teams coach with the Houston Texans for four seasons (2002-05). Prior to that he spent some time as an offensive graduate assistant at the University of Pittsburgh...

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Falcons make roster moves and add free agents

The Falcons announced several roster moves on Tuesday, including the signing of ten undrafted rookie free agents and cutting several players. The names of the undrafted free agents are no surprises, as all had been previously listed here. But the Falcons also signed wide receiver Troy Bergeron and cut four players including: offensive lineman Nathan Bennett, defensive end Simon Fraser, defensive tackle Kindal Moorehead, and cornerback...

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Falcons get early start on post-draft free agency

Various sources have indicated that several players have agreed to sign undrafted free agent contracts with the Falcons. The Falcons currently have 68 players on their roster, not including the eight rookies they selected over the course of Saturday and Sunday. League rules allow for teams to carry up to 80 players on their roster prior to the start of the regular season, meaning the Falcons could potentially add a dozen free agents...

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Falcons seek seventh round pick for Vick

Updating previous reports, Pro Football Talk.com reports that the Falcons had been shopping imprisoned quarterback Michael Vick for a seventh round pick. The team has gotten no interest in trade talks concerning Vick when they first put him on the market in February. Lack of interest in the former three-time Pro Bowl likely is due to the fact that he has yet to be reinstated into the league and that any team acquiring him would take...

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Falcons close out draft with Walker

With the team’s last scheduled pick, the team took Georgia Tech defensive tackle Vance Walker with their seventh round pick (210th overall). Walker was a productive player at Georgia Tech, known mostly for his pass rushing ability. As a junior, he had 8.5 sacks, 14 tackles for loss, and 3 forced fumbles. But his production slipped somewhat his senior year, falling to 3 sacks, 8.5 tackles for loss, and 1 forced fumble. The...

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Falcons add Adkins

The Falcons continue their goals of shoring up depth on the defensive side of the ball by taking Miami (FL) linebacker Spencer Adkins in the sixth round (176th overall). At 5’11” 246, he showed good speed (clocked at 4.62 in the 40) and was a productive role player for Miami over the years. He showed pass rush potential as a senior with 20 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, and 4 sacks. Adkins played both inside and outside...

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Falcons pick up Reynolds

The Falcons used the fifth round pick they acquired from the Dallas Cowboys to take North Carolina offensive tackle Garrett Reynolds with the 156th overall pick. Reynolds could potentially add depth and be developed on the offensive line. Reynolds, standing 6’8″ 309 pounds is the son of former Rams and 49ers linebacker Jack “Hacksaw” Reynolds. Reynolds played mostly right tackle at UNC, but could potentially be...

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Falcons trade back in the fifth round

The Falcons traded with the Dallas Cowboys, moving down from their second fifth round pick. The Falcons, originally set to pick at No. 143, moved down in the fifth round to No. 156. They also picked up a seventh rounder from the Cowboys (which they themselves acquired from the Lions). That seventh round pick is No....

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Falcons add depth with Middleton

The Falcons added another cornerback in the fifth round (138th overall) by taking Furman cornerback William Middleton. Middleton was a stud at Furman, earning Team MVP honors with 95 tackles, 5 sacks, and 4 interceptions as a senior. The 5’10” 193-pound corner is an Atlanta native that has the size and potential to possibly play safety as well. The Falcons already added another cornerback in the third round, and have added...

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