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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Training Camp: Day 17 Report

The Falcons break training camp after a brief practice Sunday morning. The following was the news emerging after Saturday’s practice. Head coach Mike Smith gave injury updates (video) on players after practice yesterday. Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon returned to practice on Saturday after suffering an injury to his finger early last week. Running back Jason Snelling is expected to return to practice today. Linebacker Robert James...

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Camp Battles 2013: Linebacker
Jul20

Camp Battles 2013: Linebacker

The Falcons are set in regards of their three starters at the linebacker position. Stephen Nicholas, Akeem Dent, and Sean Weatherspoon all return to man the strongside, middle, and weakside linebacker spots, respectively. The battle that could occur however among them is to see who lines up beside Weatherspoon in the team’s nickel subpackage. Nicholas filled the spot in 2012, but Dent is expected to man the job in 2013 after...

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Player on the Rise: Pat Schiller
Jun01

Player on the Rise: Pat Schiller

Linebacker Pat Schiller was among the Falcons most impressive rookies from last year’s preseason. Schiller was consistently in position when working both versus the run and pass, suggesting that he was deciphering the intricacies of Mike Nolan’s new defense better than many veterans could. He managed to stick on the Falcons practice squad and would become one of the more memorable aspects of the team’s weekly D-Block...

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Falcons add eight off practice squad

The Falcons announced on Monday the signing of eight players to future contracts. Each were signed off the team’s eight-man practice squad, including wide receivers Marcus Jackson and James Rodgers, guard Jacques McClendon, defensive tackle Micanor Regis, linebacker Pat Schiller, tight end Andrew Szczerba, cornerback Peyton Thompson, and running back Josh Vaughan. Jackson, Rodgers, Regis, Schiller, and Thompson were all...

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