Falcons Cut Eleven, Two Put on IR
Aug30

Falcons Cut Eleven, Two Put on IR

The Falcons announced initial cuts as the team works its way down to the league-mandated 53-man roster limit by tomorrow. The Falcons waived eleven players and placed two on injured reserve. The injured players were quarterback Sean Renfree and tight end Andrew Szczerba. They will need to make nine more moves before tomorrow’s 6 pm deadline. The eleven players released included linebackers Brian Banks and Pat Schiller, guard...

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Three Key Position Battles to Watch Tonight vs. Jaguars
Aug29

Three Key Position Battles to Watch Tonight vs. Jaguars

While the majority of the Falcons roster is fairly settled, there remain some roster spots open. And many of them come at a few key positions, where a clear-cut winner has yet to emerge. Here are three key position battles where the player who has the best performance tonight against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Falcons preseason finale could emerge the winner, while the loser seeks employment elsewhere. Fifth Wide Receiver: Darius...

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Roster Talk: Locks and Bubble Players

Back at the start of training camp, I made my projections on who would make the Falcons final roster. And frankly, I feel very good about most of them. I feel like I might be in the single digits with the number of ones where I was off on, which should work out to be only about a sixth of the roster. I’ll take that. But on the eve of the Falcons final preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, I want to discuss which...

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Five Falcons to Watch Tonight vs. Ravens

This second preseason game will likely feature a longer look at the Falcons starters, who played three series and much of the first quarter in their opener against the Cincinnati Bengals. Several of the same five players that I indicated you should keep your eyes on against the Bengals would probably be my choices again this week, including Dominique Davis, Ryan Schraeder, and Desmond Trufant. But I opted to go with a new quintet of...

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Reactions to Falcons-Bengals (Defense)
Aug09

Reactions to Falcons-Bengals (Defense)

It’s time to look at what the Falcons defense and special teams did against the Bengals in their preseason debut. From the scoreboard (34 points allowed) it would seem not particularly good. But there were some bright spots. As with what I did for my offensive reactions, I will go through each position group and highlight what I saw from individuals and make loose conclusions about them and their respective position battles....

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