Falcons release Peelle

Aaron Wilson of Scout.com tweets that the Falcons have reached an injury settlement with tight end Justin Peelle, resulting in his release from the team. Peelle hurt his knee during the Falcons preseason opener against the Dolphins, and his future began to look bleek when the Falcons lured free agent Reggie Kelly out of retirement earlier this week to fill his roster position. Peelle first joined the Falcons in 2008 as a reserve...

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Falcons add Kelly

FOX Sports Alex Marvez tweets that tight end Reggie Kelly and the Falcons have agreed to terms following a workout on Monday. Kelly, 34, announced his retirement last week after passing on a deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but has decided to resume his football career by rejoining the team that originally drafted him way back in 1999. Kelly spent 11 seasons primarily as a blocking tight end in the NFL, playing four with the Falcons...

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Falcons looking for tight end help

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk cites a source that indicates that free agent tight end Anthony Becht was in Flowery Branch to work out for the Falcons. However, the Falcons did not extend a contract offer to him before leaving this afternoon. The Falcons may be in the market to get some help at tight end due to a knee injury that Justin Peelle suffered during Friday night’s contest against the Miami Dolphins. Peelle is...

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Edwards, Johnson return to practice, Peters goes down

Falcons defensive end Ray Edwards and guard Mike Johnson returned to practice on Sunday, although neither qualified as a full participant. Edwards practiced in pads for the first time since joining the Falcons on July 29. Johnson is expected to participate fully in practice beginning tomorrow according to Jay Adams of Atlanta Falcons.com. Johnson has been out of practice since Sunday, August 6, when he suffered a concussion. Both...

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Crumpler should end career in Atlanta
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Crumpler should end career in Atlanta

Last Friday, the New England Patriots cut ties with tight end Alge Crumpler. Crumpler’s blocking added quite a bit to the Patriots offense in their multiple tight end formations. Perhaps it is time for the Falcons to give Crumpler a call. Crumpler was a fan favorite during his seven-year career in Atlanta, during which he made four Pro Bowls. When Thomas Dimitroff and Mike Smith came in and cleaned house back in 2008,...

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