Atlanta Falcons

How will the Saints finish the 2020 season? Our staff roundtable weighs in

Hopefully with more losses than wins, but unfortunately it doesn’t seem likely. If the Panthers are the likely basement dwellers and the Buccaneers are a borderline playoff team, per our staff roundtables, what does that make the Saints? Except for eternal optimist Matt Chambers (?), those writers who...

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NFL teams will be required to stick close to home for training camp, with no joint practices allowed

If all goes well, the Falcons will still be in Flowery Branch in time for summer activities. At this point, the only people really thinking about the NFL are those of us who cover it. I’ve seen more than a few fans say it’s hard to get excited about the league right now, which is a combination of the...

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Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Wednesday, June 3

“I love ‘em and leave ‘em.” | Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images The Falcons announced they are officially moving to Blankland, Arthur Blank’s hydrogen Zepplin currently stationed in Buenos Aires with promises to stay airborne at least 99.98% of the time. Or did they? Click to find out. Welcome...

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Top-51 rule explained: How much cap space will it really cost to sign the Falcons draft class?

Mark Brown/Getty Images To understand just how much it will cost to sign Atlanta’s draft class, we first have to understand how the NFL’s “top-51 rule” works. Here’s an in-depth explanation of the top-51 rule and how much it will actually cost to sign the Falcons’ rookies. With the passing of the...

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Listen and understand during these dark times in America

Photo by Megan Jelinger/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Here is my perspective on the current troubled times in America. Editor’s note: This is not about the Falcons. If that doesn’t interest you, you don’t have to read it. Have a good day. Minneapolis. Los Angeles. Atlanta. Columbus. New York....

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Forgotten Falcons: Jerious Norwood

Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images The Falcons have had a lot of fun running backs over the years, but Norwood is still one of the most fun. When we asked for forgotten Falcons to add to this list, we expected we’d get some names that haven’t truly been forgotten, but still would be fun to write...

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Do the Falcons need a veteran tight end presence?

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The youth and inexperience at the position might call out for one. When you look at the Atlanta Falcons roster, the easiest and hardest thing to do is acknowledge that the cupboard is beginning to look full. From the quarterback position to the secondary, the team...

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Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Tuesday, June 2

Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images Fact: Calvin Ridley has never eaten a blueberry Happy Tuesday, Falcoholics! Come in. Stay a while. Our links are mostly non-toxic, though they have been known to cause heartburn and indigestion. The Falcons are getting approximately $10 million richer today,...

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Post-June 1st free agency targets: Safety

Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images The Falcons will be getting $10.75M in cap space after June 1st from the Desmond Trufant cut. Here are some potential targets at safety, where the Falcons have three starting-caliber options but significant depth concerns behind them. The Falcons are pretty strapped...

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The Falcons gain over $10 million in cap space tomorrow, and have intriguing options this year

Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Welcome to June, where cap space finally arrives. Cap space has been in short supply for the Falcons in 2020. Despite all that, Atlanta’s put together a pretty solid offseason, bolstering the pass rush, adding a feature back, and shoring up depth...

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Falcons podcast: Get to know our writer, Adnan Ikic

The latest in our Getting to know the writers series focuses on one of our younger members. In our latest “Getting to know the writers” podcast, I sit down (virtually, anyhow) with Adnan Ikic, one of our younger but more passionate writers. We discuss his Falcons fandom and why a player he never saw...

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Fantasy football outlook 2020: Where do you take Calvin Ridley?

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports The rising star is expected to take another step in year 3. Fantasy football is a game that can be prepared for no matter what time of the year it is. Although the NFL season doesn’t start until the fall, the league has proven to be a year-round talking point with something...

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Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Monday, June 1

Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images New month, new links. Welcome to June, the next month in the longest year in human history. We’ve got some fresh links for you to peruse this Monday morning in Falcoholinks. Forgotten Falcons A fun little series that we’ve started, Forgotten Falcons, tracks...

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Did your Falcon fandom originate from family, friends, or something else?

Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images This evening’s open thread explores your origin stories. One question we ask more or less annually around here is when you became a Falcons fan, and perhaps how. Consider this our annual effort in that regard, with a slight twist. I’m interested in hearing...

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Forgotten Falcons: Erric Pegram

Photo by George Rose/Getty Images Bringing it way back The early 1990s for the Atlanta Falcons was punctuated by the excitement of a youthful, talented team and the unmatched personality of then-head coach Jerry Glanville. The beginning of the decade started off favorably with a 10-6 season in 1991...

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Falcons’ Arthur Blank, Matt Ryan, Kurt Benkert speak out on George Floyd’s death

Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images After yet another unarmed black American lost his life in police custody, some Falcons shared their grief and their support of protesters. The cycle never ends. An unarmed black American dies in the custody of police. Protests erupt. The victim is blamed and vilified....

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How will the Panthers finish 2020? Our staff roundtable weighs in

Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images The Panthers are rebuilding, so it’s not hard to banish them to the basement. About a week ago, David Walker took a dive into expectations for the rebuilding Carolina Panthers and how they might play in 2020, and in turn how that might impact the Falcons. Today,...

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Falcons owner passionately calls for unity after George Floyd murder, Atlanta riots

The murder of George Floyd at the hands of a now-former Minneapolis police officer Tuesday night has caused racial tensions to boil over around the United States. That was no more true than in Atlanta Friday night. The city was up in flames as protests turned into riots. The CNN building was defamed...

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Post-June 1st free agency targets: CB

Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images The Falcons will be getting $10.75M in cap space after June 1st from the Desmond Trufant cut. Here are some potential targets at CB, where the Falcons invested a first-round pick in A.J. Terrell but still have significant concerns. The Falcons are pretty strapped...

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Forgotten Falcons: Antone Smith

Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images Looking back on the limited greatness of one of the fastest players in team history. In the annals of every NFL team’s history, there are the true greats, the legendary failures, and a lot of guys in between. The most memorable of that last category tend to be...

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