Falcons add beef in the trenches

Two of the more memorable moments of the Falcons 2011 season were their futile attempts in short-yardage during their Week 10 overtime loss against the New Orleans Saints and against the New York Giants in the opening round of the playoffs. Well it appears the Falcons have taken steps in the 2012 draft to correct those issues, by using their two picks on the second day of the draft on a pair of beefy offensive linemen. Wisconsin...

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Falcons take Holmes in the third
Apr27

Falcons take Holmes in the third

After trading back from the 84th overall pick, the Falcons take Southern Miss offensive tackle Lamar Holmes with the 91st overall pick. Holmes spent two years at Southern Miss after transferring from Itawamba Community College. As a junior, he started six games at left tackle. He started all 14 games on the left side as a senior, where he served as a team captain. Holmes has the prototypical size and frame of an NFL left tackle,...

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Falcons move back in Round 3

The Falcons made a trade with the Baltimore Ravens to move back seven spots in the third round. The Falcons swapped the 84th overall pick for the Ravens’ 91st overall pick, and picked up Baltimore’s 5th round (164th overall) in...

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Falcons take Konz in Round 2
Apr27

Falcons take Konz in Round 2

The Falcons used their top selection in the 2012 NFL Draft on Wisconsin center Peter Konz. Konz was one of the top-ranked centers and came out after his junior year.He was known as the anchor for one of the most physical and lauded offensive lines in the nation. Konz was a three-year starter for Wisconsin. Injuries have limited Konz in each of the past three years, missing a total of seven games over that span. He missed five games...

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2012 Mock Muncher (Final Update)
Apr26

2012 Mock Muncher (Final Update)

It’s the final update for the mock muncher, compiling projections for the Falcons pick at No. 55 overall in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Because only two-round mocks are being collated, there is a lot of diversity and not a lot of consensus on who the Falcons will take with their top pick. Most mocks seem to be going after the tight end position, as 31 of the 94 mocks munched have chosen that position for the Falcons...

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Falcons deal 7th rounder for Samuel
Apr25

Falcons deal 7th rounder for Samuel

Albert Breer of NFL.com reports that the Falcons have agreed to a three-year $18.5 million contract with Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel, and subsequently agreed to send a sixth round pick to the Eagles in exchange for him. UPDATE: D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC tweets that the Falcons in fact gave up a seventh round pick, not their sixth round pick. The Eagles receive the 229nd overall pick in the 2012 draft. Samuel had...

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Grimes signs tender while Falcons talk trade

The team announced today that cornerback Brent Grimes signed his one-year franchise tender today. Grimes will now have the $10.281 million salary he is slated to receive this year fully guaranteed as a result. Grimes is coming off two rock-solid seasons, including a Pro Bowl appearance following 2010. He was plagued by a knee injury late this past season, causing him to miss 4 games. The team placed the franchise tag on Grimes just...

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2012 Falcons Free Agent Tracker

Here we will keep track of all the Falcons activity, interest, the comings, and goings that come with free agency for the Atlanta Falcons. You can view an updated list of all of the Falcons free agents by clicking here. Coming LB Lofa Tatupu (Story) (signed 3/10; 2 yrs./$5.75 million) OG Vince Manuwai (Story) (signed 3/9; 1 yr./$825,000) Going CB Kelvin Hayden (signed 4/5 to Bears; 1 yr.) S James Sanders (signed 4/4 to Cardinals; 1...

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Franklin visited Falcons on Monday

NFL.com’s Jason La Canfora reports that New Orleans Saints free agent defensive tackle Aubrayo Franklin visited with the Falcons on Monday. Franklin played under current Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan in two previous stops in Baltimore and San Francisco before joining the Saints a year ago. Franklin was originally a fifth round pick by the Ravens in 2003, during which Nolan served as that team’s defensive...

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FalcFans.com Live Draft Podcast

As part of our continuing draft coverage and our efforts to bring you the fans a way to connect with your fellow Falcon fans, we will be doing a live draft show Thursday night on our broadcast channel on Justin.tv. Also we will be hosting a live chat on our channel during the course of night. Our show will be kicking off just minutes before the draft begins at 8 pm Eastern on Thursday night. Falcon fans don’t need to be left out...

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