Falcons add defensive tackle Powell

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC reports that the Falcons have claimed defensive tackle Carlton Powell off waivers. Powell was waived by the New York Jets on Thursday. Powell has bounced around the league the past few seasons after being a 5th round pick by the Denver Broncos in 2008 out of Virginia Tech. The Falcons may be addressing their depth at defensive tackle. An ankle injury kept Vance Walker out of the team’s preseason...

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Matching Up With the Steelers

I’m not sure how regular this will be as the season unfolds, but I’ll try to do one each week if I can. Since this is the first game of the season, I really don’t have any excuses not to do it. But I’m going to be looking at the different matchups that I like and don’t like as the Falcons prepare for the Steelers. Matchups I Like Dennis Dixon vs. the Falcons defense I know many Falcon fans were worried...

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Revisiting the Final Roster Prediction

We’re halfway through the preseason and training camp has finally wrapped up. I wanted to look at the final roster prediction that I made at the start of camp to see if there were any revisions that I wanted to make. And there aren’t a lot. QB: This spot remains unchanged with Ryan, Redman, and Wilson locking up spots. RB: I am not as confident with my prediction of Antone Smith, because I think he and Dimitri Nance...

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Jerry done for year
Sep21

Jerry done for year

The team announced today that they have placed first round pick Peria Jerry on injured reserve, ending his season. Jerry was carried off the field on Sunday after injuring his left knee. The team signed seventh round pick Vance Walker off the practice squad to help fill depth at defensive tackle. Jerry had started the first two games of the season and recorded one tackle in his debut against the Dolphins. Injuries aren’t new...

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Lofton returns to practice
Aug10

Lofton returns to practice

J. Michael Moore of AtlantaFalcons.com reports that middle linebacker Curtis Lofton returned to practice today. Lofton has been held out of practice since the first day of training camp due to a hamstring injury. Per the report, all players on the roster practice today except running back Jason Snelling, who suffered a bit hit from Jamaal Fudge on Friday’s scrimmage. The Falcons welcomed back Roddy White for his first day of...

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