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  1. McClain likely nickel CB for ATL?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Atlanta Falcons have had Javier Arenas and Josh Wilson battling Robert McClain all preseason for the starting nickel cornerback role. Is coach Mike Smith prepared to dub the winner prior to their exhibition finale? "To me, this is the one t...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  2. LT Baker: torn patella tendon?

    Tom Carpenter

    Last season, Atlanta Falcons LT Sam Baker missed a dozen games with a torn patella tendon in his left knee. He exited Saturday's preseason game with the Houston Texans, and it appears that it may be a repeat of the same injury -- only to his other kn...

    Blog | August 17, 2014
  3. What role will Devonta Freeman have?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Atlanta Falcons hope that Steven Jackson can stay healthy this year and lead their backfield after he posted a career-low 3.5 YPC during an injury-riddled first season with the team. Nonetheless, they also looked to the future by drafting Devont...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers among teams most likely to improve in 2014 -...

    Vince Verhei

    Vince Verhei of Football Outsiders takes a look at which NFC teams are on the rise, and which are due for a fall.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2014
  5. MVP upside in Matt Ryan?

    Tom Carpenter

    Only Ryan Tannehill and Joe Flacco were sacked more often than Matt Ryan last season, and no one was pressured more often. With that in mind, the Atlanta Falcons made some significant changes to their O-line this offseason in order to keep him uprigh...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  6. Examining title windows for Patriots, Broncos, Steelers - NFL

    Field Yates

    How long will the championship windows of the Patriots, Broncos and Steelers remain open? Field Yates takes a look.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2014
  7. Julio Jones' upside unchanged after injury?

    Joe Kaiser

    Julio Jones' injury-shortened 2013 season limited him to just five games and was merely one part of an extremely disappointing season for the Atlanta Falcons. Coming off of season-ending foot surgery, what should the Falcons and fantasy owners everyw...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  8. NFL - Why rookie offensive tackles like Jake Matthews will strugg...

    Bill Polian

    Bill Polian explains why this year's rookie offensive tackles will struggle with their transitions to the NFL.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2014
  9. Next stop for Brandon Flowers: Atlanta?

    Joe Kaiser

    Look for the Atlanta Falcons to be among the prime suitors for former Kansas City cornerback Brandon Flowers, who the Chiefs released on Friday -- less than three years after signing him to a six-year, $50 million extension that included $22 million ...

    Blog | June 14, 2014
  10. Summer Snapshot: Atlanta Falcons

    Eric Karabell

    Summer is here, and the NFL preseason games will be underway before you know it. As teams train and hold camps, let's analyze what fantasy owners should be looking for in the next few months. Join the conversation on Twitter: #FantasySnapshot Wha...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  11. How will ATL generate a pass rush?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Atlanta Falcons D couldn't generate an effective pass-rush last season, ranking as one of the worst in the league in that regard. GM Thomas Dimitroff tried to boost their talent level this offseason by adding defensive end Tyson Jackson and defen...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  12. Biggest remaining roster issues for every NFC South team - NFL

    Vince Verhei

    Vince Verhei identifies the biggest post-draft needs for the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2014
  13. Is Freeman a legit backfield pass-catcher?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Atlanta Falcons sported the worst rushing attack in the NFL last season, averaging a paltry 77.9 yards per game. They hope to turn things around in 2014 by keeping Steven Jackson healthy after he was limited to just a dozen games in '13 and by dr...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  14. How will Falcons use rookie RB Freeman?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Atlanta Falcons drafted nine players this year, and it sounds like they hit well on their mid-round picks, including fourth-rounders Devonta Freeman and Prince Shembo. After watching their rookie camp, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journ...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  15. Post-Gonzo TE plans for Falcons

    Tom Carpenter

    Prior to the final six rounds of the draft, ESPN Atlanta Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure noted that the Falcons weren't aiming to replace the retired Tony Gonzalez with a similar pass-catching tight end in the draft. "In terms of a tight end, gene...

    Blog | May 11, 2014
  16. Receiving key to RB Hill's stock?

    Tom Carpenter

    UPDATE: As noted below, RB Jeremy Hill could be a good fit for the Patriots. Furthermore, DraftInsider.net's Tony Pauline suggests that the Baltimore Ravens, Tennessee Titans and Atlanta Falcons also are "hot after Hill." --- LSU running back Jerem...

    Blog | May 06, 2014