Moneyball Update – Week 7

I’m sure you thought I had just forgot all about this. Well I didn’t, and I’ve been wanting all off-season long to finish these up. I didn’t get to it earlier because I was pretty busy with all the draft stuff. But now we’re entering those summer doldrums where there isn’t much football between now and the end of July. So I figure I have no excuse to get these done between now and the beginning of...

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Falcons cut Banks

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC tweets that the Falcons have released tight end Leroy Banks. Banks was signed after the draft as an undrafted free agent. The release of Banks gets the Falcons down to the 80-man limit after signing two players that tried out with the team during last week’s mini-camp: quarterback Eric Ward and cornerback Daylan...

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Moore and Babineaux will sit out minicamp

Shortly after news that Moore would be healthy to participate, the Falcons have changed their mind on 2009 second round pick William Moore’s status for this weekend’s minicamp due to a minor pectoral injury suffered while weight-lifting per an AJC report. Also Jonathan Babineaux will be held out due to a minor shoulder injury. Neither injuries are considered serious per the report, and will miss this weekend’s five...

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Falcons invite CFL kicker to minicamp

Allen Cameron of the Calgary Herald reports that Calgary Stampeders kicker Rob Maver will attend the Falcons mini-camp this weekend. Maver was the fifth overall pick and top pick for the Stampeders on last weekend’s CFL draft. Per Maver, he agreed to working out with the Falcons due to his shared status with Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff as an alumnus of the University of Guelph. Maver performed both as a punter and kicker there....

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Moore set for minicamp return

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC reports that 2009 second round pick William Moore has been cleared to participate in the Falcons upcoming minicamp this weekend. Moore was limited to only two appearances last season after undergoing knee surgery in August, and then suffering a hamstring injury during the season which forced him onto injured reserve. Per the report, fellow 2009 rookie Peria Jerry will not participate in the minicamp due...

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