Falcons reduce roster to 75

League rules mandate that teams begin to reduce to their rosters to the maximum limit of 75 as teams eventually work their way to their regular season limit of 53 players. The Falcons made a pair of moves over the weekend by cutting tackle Mark Ortmann and defensive back Gabe Derricks. And today the Falcons announced more moves by releasing defensive tackle Thomas Johnson and safety Matt Giordano. Ortmann and Derricks were undrafted...

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Preseason Week 3 Stock Exchange

The Falcons first units got an extensive workout for the third preseason game against the Dolphins. And while the offense didn’t quite look like it was in midseason form, there were some good individual performances from a few players. The defense looked a little sharper, but there are still some questions going into the final exhibition contest. The team will make their first roster cut down by Tuesday in which they will have...

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Falcons outshine Dolphins
Aug27

Falcons outshine Dolphins

In what could be considered a dress rehearsal game for the regular season, the Falcons weren’t exactly crisp, but managed to be sharper than the Miami Dolphins, exiting with a 16-6 win. Matt Ryan and the starters played most of the game, appearing for the entire first half and the opening possession of the third quarter. Ryan got off to a slow start, completing only 4 of his first 14 passes. But he finished with 13 completions...

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Falcons sign Ortmann

Jay Adams of Atlanta Falcons.com reports that the Falcons have signed offensive tackle Mark Ortmann. Ortmann will fill the roster spot vacated by Quinn Ojinnaka who was traded to the New England Patriots on Sunday night. Ortmann is an undrafted free agent out of Michigan. He was a two-year starter at Michigan, predominantly at left tackle, starting 25 of 36 career games. He was originally signed by the Carolina Panthers this spring,...

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Revisiting the Final Roster Prediction

We’re halfway through the preseason and training camp has finally wrapped up. I wanted to look at the final roster prediction that I made at the start of camp to see if there were any revisions that I wanted to make. And there aren’t a lot. QB: This spot remains unchanged with Ryan, Redman, and Wilson locking up spots. RB: I am not as confident with my prediction of Antone Smith, because I think he and Dimitri Nance...

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Ojinnaka traded to Patriots
Aug22

Ojinnaka traded to Patriots

Adam Caplan of FOX Sports tweeted late Sunday night that the Falcons had agreed to trade offensive lineman Quinn Ojinnaka to the New England Patriots. Later reports established that the agreed compensation is an undisclosed draft choice. Ojinnaka was a 2006 draft pick by the Falcons out of Syracuse. In four seasons with the Falcons, he played in 39 games, starting 12. Last season, he started 5 games at right guard in place of an...

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Preseason Week 2 Stock Exchange

It’s time to look at who’s stock is up and down after the second preseason game. The Falcons have just one more preseason game before they much begin to make roster cuts and decisions. Stock Up WR Troy Bergeron – With the season-ending injury to Meier, the Falcons are likely in need for some roster help at this position. And right now, Bergeron is probably the only one of the “camp bodies” at wide...

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Peters out 2 weeks with knee injury

Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports that Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters is expected to miss the next 10-14 days as recovery time for the sprained knee he suffered in this past week’s preseason contest against the New England Patriots. Peters is an integral part of the Falcons planned depth at the defensive tackle position after being a third round pick in this past April’s draft. With starter Peria...

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Meier out for the season

The team announced earlier today that rookie wide receiver Kerry Meier has been placed on injured reserve due to a knee injury he suffered in Thursday night’s preseason game against the New England Patriots. Meier was a fifth round pick by the Falcons earlier this Fall. With the injury to starter Michael Jenkins, the Falcons were hopeful that Meier would help alleviate their need for depth. He had been having a very good...

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Falcons hope to get healthier next week vs. Dolphins

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC reports that the Falcons expect several players to return to action in next week’s preseason game against the Miami Dolphins after missing some time. Among them are safety William Moore, cornerback Dunta Robinson, defensive tackle Peria Jerry, cornerback Brian Williams, and running back Jerious Norwood. All five players have yet to suit up for a game this preseason. Typically, the third preseason...

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