Free Agent Focus: Cornerback
Feb14

Free Agent Focus: Cornerback

This position is one of their biggest question marks entering the off-season. The Falcons will be in a position where the decisions they make here could really make or break their defensive success for years to come. That decision is centered on whether they bring back Brent Grimes or opt to let him walk via free agency. Grimes is one of the few impact defenders on that side of the ball and based off that fact alone it should be a...

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Caldwell, Polk promoted

In lieu of the departure of director of player personnel Les Snead to take over general manager duties with the St. Louis Rams, the Falcons have promoted David Caldwell to Snead’s former position. Caldwell has spent the past four years as the team’s director of college scouting. The team also announced that pro personnel coordinator DeJuan Polk to become director of pro scouting. Caldwell was hired by the Falcons in May...

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Free Agent Focus: Linebacker
Feb13

Free Agent Focus: Linebacker

The Falcons primary goal this off-season at this position will be re-signing Curtis Lofton. Lofton is by all indications going to be one of the team’s highest priorities this off-season to keep, if not the highest priority among their 17 free agents. But there have been recent reports that while Lofton should be back in Atlanta in 2012, his role could change. Those reports come from Len Pasquarelli, who indicates that the...

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Rams choose Snead as their next GM

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the St. Louis Rams have entered contract negotiations with Falcons director of player personnel Les Snead to take over their vacant general manager position. Subsequent reports have indicated that Snead has accepted the position. Snead was considered one of two finalists for the job, but the other candidate, George Paton opted to remain with the Minnesota Vikings. Snead replaces...

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Free Agent Focus: Defensive Tackle
Feb07

Free Agent Focus: Defensive Tackle

Unlike a lot of positions on the Falcons roster, the defensive tackle spot is relatively settled. The Falcons are very likely to return both starters in Jonathan Babineaux and Corey Peters. Vance Walker is a restricted free agent, but is also a fairly safe bet to return under a one-year tender. The one player currently on the roster that is on the bubble is Peria Jerry. Jerry, as a former first round pic,k is being paid highly but the...

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Free Agent Focus: Defensive End
Feb06

Free Agent Focus: Defensive End

Coupled with their need to improve their offensive line, one could argue that the Falcons enhancing their pass rush is their second biggest key of the off-season. The hope is that new defensive coordinator Mike Nolan with his experience running both the 3-4 and 4-3 will be able to bring some varied and multiple fronts to try and help confuse opposing quarterbacks and add more pressure. But at the end of the day you can’t just...

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PFW: Falcons commitment to Turner solid in 2012

Over the weekend in their NFC Whispers section, Pro Football Weekly indicated that Falcons sources while acknowledging the possibility that the Falcons could part ways with Michael Turner this off-season, the team seems committed to bringing him back for at least another season. Some team observers in Atlanta have suggested the Falcons should at least consider parting ways with RB Michael Turner this offseason, but we hear the...

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FalcFans.com Awards: Who was the Falcons MVP in 2011?

Every year since 2005, members of our forums vote on several awards for who represent the best and occasionally worst performance for the Falcons each year. You can vote too by visiting the FalcFans.com Awards forum. If you’re already a member of the FalcFans Forums, just log in and vote. If not, then you can register by clicking here. Voting will end on Thursday, February 23. Here are all of the honors that we have listed for...

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Snead gets second interview with Rams

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Falcons director of player personnel Les Snead was interviewed by the St. Louis Rams for a second time on Wednesday for their vacant GM position. It was previously reported that Snead would be interviewed by the Rams, which actually took place on January 10. His first interview took place before the Rams had decided on a head coach, which turned out to be former Tennessee Titans...

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Falcons promote Thomas, hire Danna

The team announced yesterday that they have completed their coaching staff by promoting offensive assistant Glenn Thomas to quarterbacks coach, and hired Joe Danna as defensive backs coach. Thomas spent the past four seasons with the team as their offensive assistant. The team hired Andrew Weidinger to replace him in that role. Danna was previously on the Falcons staff as a defensive assistant from 2008-09 before going to the Miami...

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