Alabama’s Chapman to work out for Falcons

Aaron Wilson of Scout.com reports that Alabama defensive tackle Josh Chapman is scheduled to visit with and work out for the Falcons. Chapman is a massive nose tackle prospect at 6’1″ 316, but is drawing interest from other 4-3 teams like the Falcons including the Raiders, Titans, and Ravens per Wilson. Although the Ravens would be widely categorized as a hybrid scheme, something that many expect the Falcons to move...

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McClure returns for one more year

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC reports that free agent center Todd McClure has re-signed with the Falcons on a one-year agreement. McClure has been with the Falcons since 1999, being the longest tenured player. He was originally drafted in the seventh round out of LSU in that year, but missed the entire season due to an injury. He returned in 2000 to start 7 games. In 2002, he began a streak of starting every game for the team that...

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Falcons receive seventh round compensatory pick

The league announced the thirty-two additional picks in the draft which are awarded as compensatory picks, given to teams that had a net loss in free agency in the previous year. And among them was the Atlanta Falcons, being granted the forty-second pick in the seventh round, or the 249th overall pick. Last year the Falcons did not receive compensatory picks, but did receive two in 2010. Compensatory picks cannot be traded. As a...

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Lofton bolts for the Saints
Mar26

Lofton bolts for the Saints

On Saturday night, Curtis Lofton agreed to a five-year deal with the New Orleans Saints. The following day Lofton had some interesting quotes in an article written by Mike Triplett of The Times-Picayune. Those quotes probably riled up many a Falcon fan that read them. But I have taken a different viewpoint. I don’t read Lofton’s statement(s) as ones meant to slight the Falcons or their fan base. Here are the key excerpts...

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2012 Mock Draft – 3 Rounds
Mar25

2012 Mock Draft – 3 Rounds

This is my third mock and as such I figured I would expand it from the two rounds of my previous one. FIRST ROUND 1. Colts – QB Andrew Luck, Stanford It’s no secret that the Colts have been locked in on Luck from day one. He’ll be asked to fill the huge shoes left by Peyton Manning. 2. Redskins (from Rams) – QB Robert Griffin III, Baylor The Redskins gave up too much a lot to move up to this spot to get...

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Walker and Zelenka re-sign with Falcons

The <a href=”http://www.atlantafalcons.com/2012/03/walker-signs-tender-zelenka-re-signed/”>Falcons announced earlier today</a> that defensive tackle Vance Walker and long snapper Joe Zelenka both agreed to return to the team. Walker, a restricted free agent, signed his one-year tender. Zelenka was an unrestricted free agent, and terms of his new deal with the team were undisclosed. It had been previously...

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Falcons Updated Team Needs

The Falcons are a needs-based drafting team. They tend to focus their draft on adding guys that can immediately make the roster. After all, if a player cannot make the roster then he isn’t going to add very much value to your roster. That’s why in re-examining the team needs from previously, I have paid more attention to the Falcons current depth chart to see what holes/weaknesses remain on the roster. I believe for the...

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Falcons to work out CB Bentley

NFL Draft Bible tweets that along with UL-Lafayette tight end Ladarius Green, the Falcons will work out his teammate cornerback Dwight “Bill” Bentley. Bentley has been rising up boards in recent months. At 5’10” 182-pound corner performed well at the Combine last month. He had 13 bench reps, ran a 4.43 40 seconds, 31.5-inch vertical jump, 9-6 broad jump, and 6.99 3-cone drill. Bentley is the 9th ranked...

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Tight end Green will work out for Falcons

Aaron Wilson of Scout.com reports that Louisiana-Lafayette tight end Ladarius Green is scheduled for a private workout with the Falcons. Green worked out today at UL-Lafayette’s pro day, where he jumped 35 inches on his vertical leap. It was a one-inch improvement from his performance at the Combine last month. He also improved his bench press with an additional rep of 225 pounds, for a total of 17.  In Indianapolis, Green...

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Falcons check out Temple prospects at pro day

The Falcons were present at Temple’s pro day today. There were some impressive numbers being put on display in the speed department, as highly-rated running back Bernard Pierce clocked a 40 time as fast as 4.35 seconds according to some stopwatches. Also wideout Rod Streater was timed in the 4.3 range. Defensive end Adrian Robinson weiged in at 250 pounds and did 25 bench reps of 225 pounds. That was the same number of reps for...

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