Falcons get to 53 with 9 more cuts

Just before the deadline, the Falcons officially announced the last nine cuts. The team had already made 13 moves yesterday in their effort to get down to the 53-man roster limit by 6 pm Eastern today. Among those cut were: fullback Patrick DiMarco, linebacker Robert James, wide receivers Darius Johnson, Martel Moore, and James Rodgers, cornerback Jordan Mabin, guards Phillipkeith Manley and Jacques McClendon, and defensive tackle...

Read More
Falcons Cut Eleven, Two Put on IR
Aug30

Falcons Cut Eleven, Two Put on IR

The Falcons announced initial cuts as the team works its way down to the league-mandated 53-man roster limit by tomorrow. The Falcons waived eleven players and placed two on injured reserve. The injured players were quarterback Sean Renfree and tight end Andrew Szczerba. They will need to make nine more moves before tomorrow’s 6 pm deadline. The eleven players released included linebackers Brian Banks and Pat Schiller, guard...

Read More

Reactions from Falcons-Jaguars

Another thorough and extremely long post of reactions from last night’s game. I’ll give some more firm Conclusions: now that we have all four preseason games to evaluate. I’ll focus mainly on what the backups did and whether or not they managed to earn roster spots. Quarterback What I Saw:: Davis once again was very inconsistent. He made some poor decisions, some poor reads, and some poor throws. He struggled...

Read More
Jaguars prevail over Falcons in preseason finale
Aug29

Jaguars prevail over Falcons in preseason finale

Despite a pair of opportunities to win the game late, the Falcons dropped their fourth preseason game to the Jacksonville Jaguars by a score of 20-16. The Falcons end their 2013 summer winless in the exhibition season, hoping to reverse their fortunes next Sunday when they open the season on the road against the New Orleans Saints. The overwhelming majority of Falcons starters got their rest on the evening, with the backups making...

Read More
Three Key Position Battles to Watch Tonight vs. Jaguars
Aug29

Three Key Position Battles to Watch Tonight vs. Jaguars

While the majority of the Falcons roster is fairly settled, there remain some roster spots open. And many of them come at a few key positions, where a clear-cut winner has yet to emerge. Here are three key position battles where the player who has the best performance tonight against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Falcons preseason finale could emerge the winner, while the loser seeks employment elsewhere. Fifth Wide Receiver: Darius...

Read More
Five Falcons to Watch Tonight vs. Jaguars
Aug29

Five Falcons to Watch Tonight vs. Jaguars

We head into the final preseason game tonight against the Jacksonville Jaguars with several players under the spotlight to showcase improvement and/or skill for their last bid to make the Falcons roster. QB Dominique Davis While it’s possible that the Falcons will use the finale vs. Jacksonville as an opportunity to give third string quarterback Sean Renfree some more reps, Davis however needs as many reps as possible. Davis has...

Read More

Roster Talk: Locks and Bubble Players

Back at the start of training camp, I made my projections on who would make the Falcons final roster. And frankly, I feel very good about most of them. I feel like I might be in the single digits with the number of ones where I was off on, which should work out to be only about a sixth of the roster. I’ll take that. But on the eve of the Falcons final preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, I want to discuss which...

Read More

FalcFans Podcast – Ep. 36 “Beggars Can’t Be Choosers”

Allen and I are joined by Steve Cohen once again to recap and discuss our observations from the Falcons-Titans games. We discuss some of the problems that plagued the Falcons, notably their pass protection … Discussion of the overall strength of the Falcons roster … Do they need to add help at WR, S, and OL … How is Robert Alford performing … Garrett Reynolds, Lamar Holmes, and who are the weak links up front...

Read More
Takeaways from Last Week – August 26
Aug26

Takeaways from Last Week – August 26

The big story from the weekend is the fact that the Falcons offensive line looked very suspect against the Titans on Saturday. In fact, calling their performance suspect is about as nice as I can be. They got whooped. And if I could travel back in time and run into myself from a year ago and told him about their efforts against the Titans, my past self would tell the future self, “No duh.” Frankly, the Falcons front five...

Read More

Injured vets expected to go Week 1

Jay Adams of Atlanta Falcons.com cites Falcons head coach Mike Smith as indicating that several players that suffered injuries over the course of the preseason are expected to play when the Falcons open the regular season on September 8 against the New Orleans Saints. Those players include: kicker Matt Bryant (back), defensive tackle Peria Jerry (jaw), cornerback Asante Samuel (thigh), and wide receiver Roddy White (ankle). Bryant...

Read More