Falcons Pro Day Round-Up 3/22
Mar22

Falcons Pro Day Round-Up 3/22

Vaughn McClure reports the Falcons will work out UCLA outside linebacker Anthony Barr before the end of the month. Barr is potentially a target for the team at the top of the draft. Barr was able to improve on his Combine numbers in the 40-yard dash and bench press at his pro day last week. He reportedly clocked a 4.44-second 40 time and lifted 225 pounds 19 times on March 11, improvements from the 4.66 seconds and 15 reps he did last...

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Falcons cut ties with Bradie Ewing

The Atlanta Falcons announced late Friday night that fullback Bradie Ewing had been released. Ewing was originally drafted by the team in the fifth round in 2012, but spent two injury-marred seasons in Atlanta. Ewing landed on the injured reserve during his rookie season after tearing his ACL in the team’s preseason opener. Ewing missed a good chunk of preseason with an unspecified injury but then returned to win the starting...

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Falcons Add Devin Hester

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a three-year contract with former Chicago Bears return specialist Devin Hester. Hester’s signing comes on the heels of the Falcons adding another return threat in cornerback Javier Arenas, although it’s fully expected that Hester will be the primary returner for the Falcons moving forward. Hester, 31, comes to the Falcons after eight seasons with the...

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Falcons Re-sign Peria Jerry

Adam Caplan of ESPN first reported what was later confirmed by the team, in that the Atlanta Falcons have re-signed defensvie tackle Peria Jerry. Jerry was an unrestricted free agent that was not expected to be re-signed by the team, but apparently plans changed. Jerry, 29, is formerly a first-round pick by the Falcons in 2009. He suffered a major knee injury early during his rookie season and never returned to form. The past few...

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Falcons Add Kick Returner Arenas

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Atlanta Falcons have signed Arizona Cardinals cornerback and return specialist Javier Arenas to a one-year deal. Arenas is the third addition made by the Falcons this offseason that was formerly drafted by new assistant GM Scott Pioli during his tenure in Kansas City. Arenas was selected with the second-round pick in 2010 that the Falcons traded to the Chiefs in...

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Is Zeke Motta An Option For Falcons at Safety?
Mar18

Is Zeke Motta An Option For Falcons at Safety?

Two weeks ago, I discussed some excerpts from Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff’s appearance on the Rich Eisen Podcast. Included in their discussion centering on the Combine, was a brief discussion of safety Zeke Motta. And it made me think that the Falcons are much higher on Motta than probably his play may merit. Is it possible that the reason why the Falcons did not successfully land a free safety to replace...

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Takeaways From Last Week – March 17, 2014
Mar17

Takeaways From Last Week – March 17, 2014

It’s not fun being so negative. Which makes my negative reaction to the Atlanta Falcons initial free-agent moves doubly worse. Are the Falcons a better team after signing guard Jon Asamoah, defensive tackle Paul Soliai and defensive end Tyson Jackson? Aboslutely. Are they a significantly better team? No, not really. At least not in some areas. Sure, they beefed up the run defense. But was the run defense that huge a need?...

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FalcFans Podcast – Ep. 60 “We Just Love Misery”

Allen and I are back to recap and review the first week of free agency in the NFL and whether or not the Atlanta Falcons’ moves to bolster the offensive and defensive lines were good or bad. We break down each move and player, indicating what we like about the decisions to bring back Joe Hawley, Jonathan Babineaux and Mike Johnson; as well as discussing the pros and cons of newcomers Jon Asamoah, Paul Soliai and Tyson Jackson....

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FalcFans Weekly Round-Up – March 16, 2014

One young Panthers fan did not react well to news of Steve Smith’s departure from Carolina. I understand your pain, young man. I’m a Falcon fan and I felt the same. *** Per ESPN’s Vaughn McClure, UCLA outside linebacker prospect Anthony Barr was supposed to visit Atlanta on Friday for a media obligation involving FOX, as opposed to visiting the Falcons. But his trip was subsequently canceled due to issues with his...

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Falcons Pro Day Round-Up 3/16
Mar16

Falcons Pro Day Round-Up 3/16

This week there was not as much news down the pipeline involving pro days due to the opening of free agency garnering most of the attention. But Atlanta Falcons representatives were spotted at a number of pro days from this past week. Quarterback Matt Ryan made an appearance at his alma mater, Boston College’s pro day on Wednesday along with 29 NFL teams, which likely included the Falcons. They were there to witness running back...

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