New Nickname for Turner Should be “Black Hole”
Feb26

New Nickname for Turner Should be “Black Hole”

I was disappointed to read that Mike Smith indicated that Michael Turner would remain in Atlanta as their feature back. I’m not at all surprised, but nonetheless disappointed. It would have been a bold move to cut a player coming off a 1300-yard rushing season, but I think it would be the most prudent move. I think despite Turner’s production last year, I think he’s poised to have a sharp drop in his production this...

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Cap casualties could help Falcons
Feb24

Cap casualties could help Falcons

Every year just before the start of free agency, you have a number of veteran players get cut by their respective teams because they are either too old, too hurt, or too expensive to keep. These players are often labeled cap casualties, and can supplement the normal unrestricted free agent pool that we see every March. The Falcons will have their own players that could be dumped in this fashion. Michael Turner, Ovie Mughelli, Sam...

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Fullbacking Future
Jan24

Fullbacking Future

To be honest, when I wrote up the free agent focus article on the running back position, I completely ignored the fullback position. It was an error on my part because it’s a position that is often overlooked, but in the case of the Falcons it certainly will be worth watching this off-season. New offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter by many accounts prefers to use more two-tight end sets rather than using the traditional fullback...

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Falcons add Cox and Chambers, place Johnson on IR

The Falcons announced that they signed fullback Mike Cox and offensive tackle Kirk Chambers to take the roster spots of fullback Ovie Mughelli and guard Mike Johnson, who were placed on injured reserve today. Cox played three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, making the team first as an undrafted free agent out of Georgia Tech in 2008. He started for two seasons as their fullback, but split reps last year with Tim Castille. He was...

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Mughelli to go on IR
Oct25

Mughelli to go on IR

Jay Glazer of FOX Sports tweets that the Falcons are going to place fullback Ovie Mughelli on injured reserve due to the knee injury he suffered on Sunday against the Detroit Lions. The exact nature of Mughelli’s knee injury has yet to be disclosed. Earlier reports suggested that Mughelli’s season would not end. Per Zach Klein of WSBTV, Mughelli suffered a torn MCL, which is an injury that is rarely treated with surgery,...

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