Atlanta Falcons

Falcons S Chris Cooper placed on reserve/COVID-19 list

The team now has three players on the reserve/COVID-19 list. We knew COVID-19 would affect the 2020 NFL season, and we have already seen a few players placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, including linebacker Foye Oluokun and defensive tackle Tyeler Davison, who have since been re-activated to the 80-man...

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Falcons player profile: WR Olamide Zaccheaus

Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images After a look at the projected starters, our player profile series now shifts to the depth on the Falcons roster. Next up is WR Olamide Zaccheaus, a 2019 UDFA who showed off impressive playmaking ability in very limited action. We’re in the depths of the offseason...

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Falcons G Jamon Brown speaks out about this unique NFL offseason and his fight for social justice

Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images Jamon Brown spoke with the Falcoholic about preparing for the 2020 season and his work with the Jamon Brown Foundation. On the field, Jamon Brown has been working alongside his teammates in Flowery Branch getting ready for the season during the strangest offseason...

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18 hours ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

What if Keanu Neal wasn’t hurt for 2018/2019?

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports How would Keanu have impacted the Falcons in 2018 and 2019? There was quite a bit that went wrong in the previous two seasons for the Falcons. Lots of inconsistencies and some injuries to some impact players contributed to back to back 7-9 seasons. For the defense, losing...

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Falcons player profile: WR Laquon Treadwell

Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images After a look at the projected starters, our player profile series now shifts to the depth on the Falcons roster. Next up is WR Laquon Treadwell, a former first-round pick who is hoping for a career resurgence in Atlanta. We’re in the depths of the offseason here...

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Aanlyst Brian Baldinger praises Chris Lindstrom for dominating performance against some top defenders

NFL analyst Brian Baldinger is filling in his free time with some Falcons film review. This is not new. Baldinger reviewed some Falcons film last season during the team’s anemic start. It was very bad. He ripped apart the Falcons defense, blaming players for missing assignments, covering no one, and...

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Dan Quinn says Jeff Ulbrich is the head coach if he misses time due to COVID-19

File this away as something that’s good to know in an emergency that hopefully won’t come. The age of COVID-19 is bringing up topics we rarely consider as a matter of course for our favorite NFL team. For example, it wouldn’t generally occur to me to wonder who would take over at head coach if Dan Quinn...

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Falcons waived RB Craig Reynolds

The move will allow S J.J. Wilcox to re-sign with the team. On Thursday, it was reported that the Atlanta Falcons were expected to re-sign former safety J.J. Wilcox who miss all of 2019 with a torn ACL. The team was sitting comfortably at the 80-players limit and naturally a moved was expected soon to...

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2 days ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

Falcons player profile: TE Jared Pinkney

Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images After a look at the projected starters, our player profile series now shifts to the depth on the Falcons roster. Next up is TE Jared Pinkney, an intriguing UDFA with developmental potential as a blocker and receiver. We’re in the depths of the offseason here...

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2 days ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

UDFAs face a difficult path to making the 53-man roster in 2020

Navigating between an abnormal offseason and non-existent preseason. The sports world, like much of the real world, is facing unprecedented times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When it comes to football, the NFL faced the early challenge of hosting the 2020 NFL Draft practically virtual and away from...

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2 days ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

The re-addition of J.J. Wilcox shakes things up at safety for the Falcons

The veteran safety is going to have a role for the Falcons, and it’s just a question of how The Falcons love to tinker with their roster throughout the summer, but sometimes those moves are re-runs. That’s the case with the J.J. Wilcox signing, which is a move the Falcons made last summer in the hopes...

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How will a modified preseason affect the Falcons’ tight end depth chart?

Fact: Jaeden Graham frequently mixes his Chick-fil-A dipping sauces Do you miss Austin Hooper yet? If you replied, “no,” fair enough. The former Falcons tight end’s departure was, in a word, “controversial.” While some Falcons fans saw it as an eventuality and weren’t too heartbroken, others thought...

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2 days ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

Report: Falcons to re-sign S J.J. Wilcox

An unexpected return to Atlanta. We are now well into the first week of training camp, and already some moves have been made. Another move is reportedly on the way, as the Atlanta Falcons are expected to re-sign safety J.J. Wilcox, per Tom Pelissero. The #Falcons are expected to re-sign veteran safety...

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3 days ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

Falcons player profile: TE Khari Lee

Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images After a look at the projected starters, our player profile series now shifts to the depth on the Falcons roster. Next up is TE Khari Lee, an XFL standout who also has several seasons of NFL experience as a blocker. We’re in the depths of the offseason here at The...

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3 days ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

5 most important defensive players going into 2020: A.J. Terrell is No. 4

Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images The rookie is stepping into a crucial role right from the start. While the offensive side of the ball is where Atlanta’s identity lies, Dan Quinn’s unit hopes to improve on their No. 20-ranked total defense from 2019. That improvement could be key to getting Atlanta...

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3 days ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

Where does the Falcons’ 2020 roster stand as of Aug. 6?

The Falcons still have some areas of relative weakness they may want to address. There has been an array of roster moves, reserve/COVID-19 list placements, and signings in recent days for the Atlanta Falcons, which might make it a little difficult to keep up with where the roster stands today. As a...

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Was there a change in the Falcons’ scouting approach for the 2020 draft?

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports Examining the approach to the 2020 draft. When Dan Quinn became the head coach of the Falcons in 2015, he preached about one specific attribute: speed. He especially loves this attribute in his defensive players. During his tenure, Quinn has favored the explosive...

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3 days ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Thursday, Aug. 6

Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images LINKS Training camp is underway, so we have some requisite links to start your Thursday. Dive in, Falcoholics. Over/Under: Russell Gage’s receiving yards Russell Gage enters the coming season as Atlanta’s presumed WR3, filling a role vacated...

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The Falcoholic Live: Ep110 - Falcons Training Camp Is Here

Falcons training camp is finally here! Join the crew of The Falcoholic Live and special guest Kynan Forney at 8:10 PM ET as they break down the start of Atlanta’s camp, including the signing of CB Darqueze Dennard and the players on the COVID-19 list. Watch the stream below or on YouTube beginning at...

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4 days ago, The Falcoholic, Atlanta Falcons

Falcons activate DT Tyeler Davison from reserve/COVID-19 list, waive LB Ahmad Thomas

Carmen Mandato/Getty Images Only Jamal Carter and Keith Smith remain on the COVID-19/reserve list. After making moves earlier in the week, the Atlanta Falcons shortened their roster to the mandatory 80 players they could have in camp without splitting the team into two parts. The team had three players...

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