Grimes lands in Miami

Reported yesterday by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, and then confirmed by the team, former Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes signed a one-year contract with the Miami Dolphins. Grimes first joined the Falcons as an undrafted free agent out of Division II school Shippensburg University in 2006. He would be allocated to NFL Europe the following spring before making the Falcons practice squad the ensuing fall. He would be promoted to the...

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FalcFans Podcast – Ep. 26 “IHateDuntaRobinson.com”

On this week’s episode, I am joined by Allen Strk and Tom Melton to recap the Falcons free agent moves as well as look forward to what the team could do in April’s draft. You’ll hear our thoughts on the acquisitions of Osi Umenyiora and Steven Jackson, as well as the team re-signing players like Sam Baker and William Moore. You’ll also hear our opinions on what are the chances that Brent Grimes and John Abraham...

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Falcons finally add with Osi
Mar28

Falcons finally add with Osi

As first reported by FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer, and later confirmed by the team, the Falcons agreed to a two-year deal with defensive end Osi Umenyiora late Wednesday evening. It was a move that was believed to be in the pipeline since last week and was initially expected to be done over the weekend. But it took a few extra days to finalize the deal. Various outlets report that the deal is worth a base value of $8.5 million with $5...

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Takeaways from Last Week – March 25
Mar25

Takeaways from Last Week – March 25

Reports on Saturday indicated that the Falcons signing Osi Umenyiora was very imminent. Not sure if by the time this posts Monday morning if that deal will be official, but given the sources (Pro Football Talk and Adam Schefter), I trust them. I don’t have a problem with that move. The problem with the move is that it is at best a lateral move for a team that struggled with their pass rush throughout 2012. It’s a toss-up...

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Falcons taking a closer look at UGA’s Ogletree
Mar22

Falcons taking a closer look at UGA’s Ogletree

Falcons head coach Mike Smith was in attendance at yesterday’s pro day for the University of Georgia. Much of the story surrounding yesterday’s pro day centered around the “lackluster” performance of outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, who clocked a disappointing 4.92 second 40 time, prompting some to view the 6-3, 249-pound pass rusher as a better prospect at defensive end. But more interesting was the tweet of...

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Falcons to workout safety Phillip Thomas
Mar22

Falcons to workout safety Phillip Thomas

Ricardo Cano of The Collegian reports that the Falcons have scheduled a work out with Fresno State safety Phillip Thomas. Thomas worked out with fellow Fresno State draft prospects on Wednesday at the school’s pro day, and it’s not known if the team conducted a campus workout or will invite Thomas to Flowery Branch. Nineteen NFL teams were on hand this week to watch Fresno State’s pro day, which likely included the...

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Falcons Pro Day Round-Up 3/22
Mar22

Falcons Pro Day Round-Up 3/22

This past week, the Falcons were confirmed to be at the pro days of Albany State on Monday, San Diego State and Sam Houston State on Tuesday, N.C. State and Tennessee on Wednesday, and Middle Tennessee and Kentucky yesterday. The Falcons were one of just four teams to watch Albany State’s prospects work out. Defensive tackle Justin Blash measured in at 6-5, 320 pounds and ran a wind-aided 40-yard dash in 4.9 seconds. He also did...

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Falcons “pushing” for Umenyiora
Mar22

Falcons “pushing” for Umenyiora

Adam Schefter of ESPN tweets that the Falcons are expected to try and wrap up a contract with free agent defensive end Osi Umenyiora, formerly of the New York Giants, this weekend. Umenyiora visited with the team this past Wednesday. The free agent market for pass rushers has heated up this week, with several of the remaining top veterans such as Elvis Dumervil, John Abraham, and Dwight Freeney making a number of visits. Umenyiora,...

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Chris Owens heads to Cleveland
Mar22

Chris Owens heads to Cleveland

The Cleveland Browns announced the signing of cornerback Chris Owens today. Owens, a former Falcon, was an unrestricted free agent. Fellow free agent Brent Grimes visited the Browns this past weekend. Owens signed a one-year deal with the Browns, with undisclosed terms. Owens was drafted by the Falcons in the third round of the 2009 draft out of San Jose State. He played late in his rookie season as a replacement for an injured Chris...

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Falcons awarded four compensatory picks

This evening the league announced which teams would receive compensatory picks in next month’s draft, and the Atlanta Falcons were awarded four of them. Annually the league gives out 32 picks to teams that suffered significant free agent losses in the preceding off-season. Dependent on the player’s significance, determined by secret formula taking into account salary and playing time, picks are given at the end of Rounds...

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