Ojinnaka arrested on battery charges

Josh Green of the Gwinnett Daily Post reports that Falcons offensive lineman Quinn Ojinnaka was arrested on battery charges this past week stemming from a domestic dispute involving his wife. According to the report, Ojinnaka was arrest Tuesday night, posted $2,400 bond, and was released from Gwinnett County Jail a few hours later. Reportedly, the dispute started from Ojinnaka’s wife Ebony questioning him about an online...

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Vick released on Wednesday

Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick will begin his home confinement at some point tomorrow after he is released from federal prison in Leavenworth, Kansas some time after midnight tonight. Vick will spend two months in home confinement in Hampton, Virginia, before being released from federal custody in July. During that time, he will work for a construction company in nearby Newport News, Virginia. Vick is currently under...

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Falcons cut three

The Falcons announced the release of three players this morning including linebacker Derek Nicholson, cornerback Ronnie Prude, and safety Marcus Paschal. Nicholson was an undrafted rookie free agent signed after last month’s draft, while Prude and Paschal were both added following the season. These roster moves leave the Falcons at 74 players on their roster, not including the eight unsigned rookie draft picks. League rules...

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Bergeron returns

The team announced on Sunday that they re-signed wide receiver Troy Bergeron. Bergeron was released by the team on April 28, after failing his physical the day after initially being signed by the team. He was among six players that the team invited to mini-camp for...

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Jerry should be ready to go later this month

Saturday morning, the Falcons top draft pick defensive tackle Peria Jerry suffered a mild sprain in his right knee according to team officials. He was held out of practices later on Saturday and Sunday. Per an AJC report, Falcons head coach Mike Smith indicated that he should be ready to go later on in the month as the Falcons convene for another mini-camp beginning on May 16. Jerry suffered a torn lateral meniscus in the same knee a...

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White, Falcons working on new deal

Both the AJC and ESPN reported over the weekend that the Falcons are in the process of negotiating a long-term extension with receiver Roddy White. White is entering the final year of the rookie contract he signed back in 2005. This year due to escalators in his contract, he will make $2.28 million in base salary instead of the $780,000 as originally expected in his contract, as it was first reported by Scout.com in March. However,...

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2009 Draft Review

With basically a week to let the Falcons picks mull over in my brain, here’s my insights on the Falcons 2009 draft. 1. Peria Jerry – I’m not in love with this pick, but I didn’t expect to be either. Jerry will be a solid addition to the Falcons interior defense and has nice upside to play either defensive tackle position. Much like the versatility that Marcus Stroud showed under Mike Smith in Jacksonville. I...

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Falcons make some changes in the front office

The Kansas City Chiefs announced today that they have hired Phil Emery to serve as their director of college scouting. Emery most recently served as the Falcons Eastern regional scout and has been with the Falcons since May 2004. Emery served as the director of college scout in Atlanta before being re-assigned when the team hired David Caldwell last year. The team also announced yesterday that they made additional changes in their...

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