Winborn not signed yet, agent says

Pro Football Talk.com reports that Jason Fletcher, the agent for linebacker Jamie Winborn, informed them that his client was still available today and had not signed with the Falcons. That contrasts a report from Scout.com yesterday that indicated the team had added Winborn. There has been no official announcement of Winborn’s signing at the team’s official site. Falcons blogger J. Michael Moore did post about...

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White fined for missing meeting

The AJC reports that Roddy White was fined by the team for missing the first team meeting for training camp on Friday evening. All players were expected to report at 5:00 on Friday, and would be considered a holdout if they were not present for a 6:30 team meeting. The Falcons have been trying to extend White’s contract, which expires at the end of this season. Earlier this week, White’s agent said “no comment”...

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Falcons sign Speer
Jul31

Falcons sign Speer

The team announced today the signing of offensive lineman Adam Speer. Speer, an undrafted rookie out of Oregon State, started every game this past season at left guard. He also has experience playing center, making him a good fit to replace the role that Jeremy Newberry vacated when he opted for retirement earlier this month. Speer was voted to All-Pac 10 2nd team by the conference’s coaches this past...

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Jerry signs
Jul30

Jerry signs

The Falcons announced the signing of first round pick Peria Jerry today. Jerry was the team’s top draft pick and last one to sign. Terms of the deal are unknown, but it is a five-year deal. The Falcons begin training camp practices on Saturday. Jerry is expected to compete for the starting defensive tackle position opposite Jonathan Babineaux. The Falcons become the sixth team to sign all of their draft...

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Falcons add LB Winborn
Jul30

Falcons add LB Winborn

Scout.com’s Adam Caplan reports that the Falcons have signed linebacker Jamie Winborn.  Winborn played last year with the Denver Broncos, starting 11 games, recording 99 tackles, 0.5 sacks, and defended 11 passes, which was tied for the league-high among linebackers. Winborn mostly played strongside linebacker for the Broncos last year as an injury replacement for Boss Bailey. The eight-year veteran has played multiple spots at...

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Roddy’s Holdout talk…a bluff

I could be wrong, but based off the recent report from the AJC insinuating that there’s a possibility that Roddy White might hold out, I don’t think there’s much to it. For the record, Roddy’s agent declined comment on whether Roddy was planning a holdout. Which by not saying that Roddy will be there, implies that there’s a possibility he won’t be there if a contract is not completed before...

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Falcons cut Irons

The team announced today that it has waived cornerback David Irons. Irons was a sixth round pick in 2007. Irons is the fifth player lost from the eleven-member ’07 draft class. The Falcons traded Laurent Robinson earlier this off-season, as well as dumping Daren Stone, Doug Datish, and Martrez Milner in 2008. In two seasons with the Falcons, Irons appeared in 20 games and played very little defense, not registering a single...

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Ex-Falcon pass rusher Bryan passes

Rick Bryan, a former Falcons defensive end passed on Saturday at the age of 47 from a heart attack per a report by Tulsa World. Bryan played his entire professional career with the Falcons from 1984 to 1993. He started 93 of 109 career games, and recorded 30.5 sacks, which ranks tenth all-time among Falcon players. Bryan was a 1st round pick selected by the Falcons 9th overall in 1984. Bryan was diagnosed by team doctors with a spinal...

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Falcons sign Moore
Jul23

Falcons sign Moore

The Falcons announced the signing of second round safety William Moore today. That leaves only first round pick Peria Jerry as the team’s only unsigned rookie among its eight-member draft class. Terms of Moore’s contract were not available, but it is likely a four-year contract worth upwards to around $3.5 million based on contracts signed by other draft picks. Moore is only the sixth second round pick to sign a contract....

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Michael Vick: The Iverson Effect

Today you may read an editorial in the New York Times from blogger Brian Burke of Advanced NFL Stats. In perusing some of the stories that Mr. Burke has published on Advanced NFL Stats, the guy knows his stuff. But in regards to the recent entry in the Times, I think he’s a little off the mark. The New York Times editorial is titled “Vick as a Quarterback? He’s Underrated.” So if you don’t want to read...

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