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  1. Which teams could move on Samuel?

    Nic Reiner

    The Atlanta Falcons released veteran cornerback Asante Samuel today, clearing about $4.5 million in cap room. The 11-year pro's best days are well behind him but he still may have a year or two left in the tank. Who might be interested in his service...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  2. Rapid Reaction: Saints 23, Falcons 17

    Ashley Fox

    NEW ORLEANS -- My thoughts on the New Orleans Saints' 23-17 win against the Atlanta Falcons: What it means: It means New Orleans has the early lead in the NFC South race. The Saints held serve. No team has ever repeated as champion in the division...

    Blog | September 08, 2013
  3. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's take a run through some odds and ends from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS The team is looking about as healthy as it can. Receiver Roddy White (ankle), linebacker Stephen Nicholas (quadriceps), cornerback Asante Samuel (quadriceps) ...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  4. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a morning run through the headlines from around the NFC South: ATLANTA FALCONS Coach Mike Smith said that receiver Roddy White, cornerback Asante Samuel, defensive tackle Peria Jerry and kicker Matt Bryant, who all have been sidelined ...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  5. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a morning run through the top headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Rookie cornerback Robert Alford played a team-high 84 percent of the defensive snaps in the preseason game with Tennessee. Part of that was because start...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  6. NFL - Manti Te'o among Mel Kiper's rookies best positioned to suc...

    Mel Kiper

    Mel Kiper examines the NFL rookies in the best position to succeed early on, including Montee Ball, Keenan Allen and Ziggy Ansah.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2013
  7. NFC South looks to keep ROY streak going

    Pat Yasinskas

    The NFC South, a division where fans often complain about a perceived lack of national attention, has had one market cornered in recent years. When it comes to Rookie of the Year awards, "small markets" haven't stopped NFC South players from rece...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  8. Most important assistant coaches

    Pat Yasinskas

    Assistant coaches often are anonymous, but they can be a big part of the reason why a team succeeds are fails. Let's take a look at the NFC South assistants, not including coordinators, that could be most important in 2013: Atlanta Falcons. I'm...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  9. Eight in the Box: Can't-lose players

    Matt Williamson

    Other than the quarterback, which player could each NFC South team least afford to lose to injury? Here's a look: Atlanta Falcons: RB Steven Jackson. This one was very difficult. Roddy White and Julio Jones are better and more dynamic football pla...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  10. Eight in the box: Secondary status check

    Matt Williamson

    How does each NFC South team look in the secondary, and what still needs to be done? Atlanta Falcons: Brent Grimes and Dunta Robinson left via free agency, but the Falcons made up for it in the draft, using their first-round pick on Desmond Trufan...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  11. First-round NFC South grades

    Pat Yasinskas

    Now that I've had a little time to reflect, I'm going to give each NFC South team a grade for the first round of the draft. Atlanta Falcons: They addressed their biggest need by choosing cornerback Desmond Trufant. They traded up a bit to do it, b...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  12. Ranking the needs: Defensive backs

    Pat Yasinskas

    We conclude our pre-draft rankings of position-group needs with the defensive backs. Remember, the earlier the ranking, the greater the need. Carolina Panthers: General manager Dave Gettleman has assembled a group of guys that could be decent s...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  13. NFC South poised for run on CBs

    Pat Yasinskas

    We're a week into free agency and it appears as if all four NFC South teams still are looking for a starting cornerback. In the case of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, they might even be looking for two. The New Orleans Saints already signed Keenan Lewi...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  14. Escalators and the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    One of the many reasons the New Orleans Saints are in a difficult salary-cap situation is that six of their players triggered escalators that will cost the team nearly $4 million in 2013. Kicker Garrett Hartley earned a $1.432 million escalator an...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  15. NFC South afternoon update

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for an afternoon run through some odds and ends from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS There's some good news on the injury front. Cornerback Dunta Robinson, who suffered a concussion in the regular-season finale, was medically cleared ...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  16. NFC South afternoon update

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a run through some odds and ends from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS There's apparent good news on the injury front. Cornerback Dunta Robinson (concussion) said he expects to be ready for the Jan. 13 playoff game. Coach Mike Smit...

    Blog | January 02, 2013