Falcons add 3 more to cut list

The Falcons needed to trim their roster by three names to get down to Tuesday’s 75-man roster deadline, and announced those moves today following eleven moves yesterday. The three players waived today were all wideouts: Rashad Evans, Marcus Jackson, and Marcus Sales. Evans and Sales were both undrafted free agent signings, with Evans signing at the end of April and Sales joining the Falcons in July. Jackson spent last year on...

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Falcons cut 11 ahead of deadline

The team announced today the waiving of eleven players as the team must get down to the 75-player roster limit by Tuesday afternoon. The Falcons will still need to cut at least three more players between now and then to make the deadline. Most of the eleven players released were undrafted free agents including quarterback Seth Doege, running back Donald Russell, fullback Devonte Campbell, tight ends Tim Biere and Colin Cloherty,...

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Reactions to Falcons-Titans
Aug25

Reactions to Falcons-Titans

One of the more interesting takeaways I had from this Tennessee game may be the fact that Mike Smith refused to use any of his timeouts at the end of the game. The Titans got the ball back with less than four minutes to go in the fourth quarter and the Falcons had all three timeouts. By not using those timeouts, Smith let 93 seconds bleed off the clock between plays to get down to the two-minute warning. The possibility existed that...

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Titans’ pass rush swallows Falcons
Aug24

Titans’ pass rush swallows Falcons

The Falcons remain winless in the 2013 exhibition season as they dropped another game to the Tennessee Titans by a score of 27-16. The Falcons starters struggled to produce points on their limited redzone opportunities. Matt Ryan led the Falcons, completing 11 of 19 passes for 138 yards. He saw ample pressure as he was sacked five times in just over a half of play. He gave way to Dominique Davis in the third quarter, who completed 7...

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Five Falcons to Watch Tonight vs. Titans

Tonight against the Tennessee Titans will function much like a dress rehearsal for the regular season. The Falcons have game-planned for the Titans, and the starters will likely see their most extensive action of the preseason. They are expected to play all of the first half and also might get a series or two in the second half. While preseason records don’t count, the third preseason typically is the Falcons’ best because...

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Roster Talk: The Twenty Most Vulnerable

The Falcons will have to cut 14 players a week from today to get their roster limit down to the league-mandated 75-player limit. This Saturday’s game against the Tennessee Titans will be the last opportunity for a few players in their short NFL careers. Trying to peg which fourteen players will have to turn in their playbooks by next Tuesday is tough to predict. But I’ll try and highlight twenty players at each position...

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FalcFans Podcast – Ep. 35 “Ravens Recap/Titans Preview”

Allen and I are joined by Dave Choate of the Falcoholic to discuss the Falcons preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens. We talk of the players that impressed us the most in the game: Peter Konz and the solid offensive line play, Steven Jackson’s improvement, Paul Worrilow’s emergence, and the battle between Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford… Stephen Nicholas, and how safe his roster spot is… Whether Lamar Holmes...

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Nicholas out for remainder of preseason

Falcons linebacker Stephen Nicholas left Saturday’s practice with an undisclosed injury, and yesterday the team gave an update by indicating that Nicholas will miss the remainder of the preseason with an unspecified leg injury. Per Daniel Cox’s report, Falcons head coach Mike Smith expects Nicholas to return for the start of the regular season. Nicholas is the team’s starting strongside linebacker, although in both...

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Takeaways from Last Week – August 19
Aug19

Takeaways from Last Week – August 19

Roddy White is injured, and I’m not worried. At least I should say I’m not worried right now. If White is out of the lineup in Week 1, then I’ll be worried. But I’m pretty calm at this point in time, even knowing that White will miss the rest of the preseason with an ankle injury that he suffered on Thursday night against the Baltimore Ravens. The Falcons now have three weeks for White to get some rest and...

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Preseason Week 2 Stock Report
Aug18

Preseason Week 2 Stock Report

This is the third installment in the weekly stock reports, assessing which Falcon players have improved or diminished their stock for making the Falcons roster and/or potentially contributing in 2013. Last week I indicated that four players’ stock was down: QB Dominique Davis, TE Levine Toilolo, OT Ryan Schraeder, and CB Dominique Franks. Without going into great detail, all four players improved their performances against the...

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