Camp Battles 2011: Defensive Line

As with some other positions, free agency could offer a significant shake up to this unit if the Falcons pursue a veteran free agent on the open market. But recent reports put a damper on that possibility. If the Falcons do spend money to go out and get a top-notch free agent such as Charles Johnson or Ray Edwards, then you can pencil in that player to be the starting left end. If not, then Kroy Biermann should be expected back for...

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Falcons draft DE Matthews with final pick
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Falcons draft DE Matthews with final pick

The Falcons closed out their 2011 draft class by taking South Carolina defensive end Cliff Matthews with their second seventh round pick (230th overall). Matthews was a productive player at South Carolina, before injuries limited him as a junior and senior. He combined for 91 tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss, and 12.5 sacks the past year. He began his career as a top-rated prep prospect and linebacker. He has drawn some comparisons to a...

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Camp Battles ’10: Defensive Line

The defensive line is arguably one of the deepest positions on the team’s roster in terms of experience. Largely due to the fact that the team employs a heavy rotation on most Sundays last season. The return of Peria Jerry could cause a minor shakeup here. His injury last season caused the team to start using Jamaal Anderson more as an interior player. But if he has a healthy return, then Anderson’s versatility is less...

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Camp Battles: Defensive Line

Unlike the offensive line, the defensive line is fairly unsettled as far as the starting lineup. Jonathan Babineaux and John Abraham can be assured of retaining their starting spots, but the other two positions are up for grabs. At left end, Chauncey Davis and Jamaal Anderson will compete. But this is Anderson’s job to lose. The team is fairly confident that Davis can handle the starting job if need be. He outplayed Anderson...

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Falcons re-sign Davis

Steve Wyche of NFL.com reports that defensive end Chauncey Davis re-signed with the Falcons. Davis, a free agent that is expected to compete for the starting job this year signed a four-year deal worth $14 million, with $8 million paid over the first two seasons. The Falcons had planned to visit with Green Bay Packers defensive end Mike Montgomery today, but per the AJC, that visit was cancelled once the team re-upped with Davis....

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