Matthews to Play Right Tackle in 2014, Left Tackle Beyond
May09

Matthews to Play Right Tackle in 2014, Left Tackle Beyond

The Atlanta Falcons made Texas A&M offensive tackle Jake Matthews their top selection in the 2014 NFL Draft last night, making a significant splash to upgrade their offensive line. Matthews brings a certain pedigree to the unit that has been certainly missing over the years, being the son of NFL great Bruce Matthews, and hailing from a football family that includes three active members in the NFL and more to come. But with the...

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Takeaways from Last Week – May 5, 2014
May05

Takeaways from Last Week – May 5, 2014

Only a few more days until the 2014 NFL Draft and the wait is agonizing. The draft was moved back two weeks this year due to the fact that Radio City Music Hall, the draft’s permanent home since 2006, was hosting an Easter celebration the weekend that the draft normally happens. That show was subsequently cancelled. But I heard a year ago on Rich Eisen’s podcast that a May draft has always been the goal of the NFL because...

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FalcFans Weekly – May 4, 2014
May04

FalcFans Weekly – May 4, 2014

Here are some of the more interesting reads from the past week involving the Atlanta Falcons: Dave Choate writes about making peace with the draft class. I agree, serenity is the path to salvation. I may not ultimately agree with every selection the Falcons make come draft day, but I still tend to give them all the benefit of the doubt. The draft is such a crapshoot, and which players actually work out versus those that don’t is...

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Falcons Exercise Fifth-Year Option on Julio Jones
Apr29

Falcons Exercise Fifth-Year Option on Julio Jones

Jay Glazer of FOX Sports tweeted this afternoon that the Atlanta Falcons were electing to exercise the fifth-year option on Julio Jones’ contract. As such, Jones’ 2015 base salary will become the average of the top 10 wide receivers in the league, projected at $10.176 million. The fifth-year option was instituted in the NFL’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement enacted in 2011, where first-round picks could be kept...

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Draft Needs: Should Falcons Add More Depth at Guard

The Atlanta Falcons stabilized their right guard position with the signing of former Kansas City Chiefs starter Jon Asamoah this offseason. There had been a revolving door at the position since the team opted to let Harvey Dahl go following the 2010 season. Asamoah joins Justin Blalock as the most proven of the team’s five projected starters, making the interior of the line a potential strength. But as the injury-riddled 2013...

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