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  1. Falcons keep three QBs on 53-man roster

    Vaughn McClure

    One of the interesting aspects to emerge from the Atlanta Falcons' trimming of the roster to 53 was how many quarterbacks were left in the mix. It turned out to be three. Along with starter Matt Ryan, both T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree were part ...

    Blog | August 30, 2014
  2. Atlanta Falcons cut-down analysis

    Vaughn McClure

    Most significant move: From a draft perspective, the biggest surprise was the Falcons cutting ties with fifth-round pick Ricardo Allen out of Purdue. The rookie cornerback didn't do much during the preseason, but you figured the Falcons would keep hi...

    Blog | August 30, 2014
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  4. Falcons waive rookie OLB Jacques Smith

    Vaughn McClure

    The Atlanta Falcons continued to shave their roster down to 53 players by releasing rookie outside linebacker Jacques Smith, a league source told ESPN.com. As an undrafted player out of the University of Tennessee, Smith immediately developed a re...

    Blog | August 30, 2014
  5. Falcons part ways with 12 players

    Vaughn McClure

    The Atlanta Falcons announced they have parted ways with 12 players, meaning the roster stands at 63 going into Saturday's final cutdown. The Falcons still have to trim 10 more players to get to the 53-man limit. The list of waived players incl...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  6. Atlanta Falcons' projected roster

    Vaughn McClure

    Examining the Atlanta Falcons' roster: QUARTERBACKS (2) Matt Ryan T.J. Yates You can't ignore the way Yates played in the preseason finale at Jacksonville, completing 15 of 20 passes for 243 yards and two touchdowns. It was a backup-worth...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  7. Special teams likely to decide receiver battle

    Vaughn McClure

    Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith made it clear how difficult some of the decisions will be as the team trims the 75-man roster down to 53. "Our (player) personnel staff is going to have some sleepless nights over the next 72 hours," Smith said fo...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  8. Observation Deck: Atlanta Falcons

    Vaughn McClure

    T.J. Yates made the Atlanta Falcons' backup quarterback spot that much more interesting. Yates, who struggled miserably in his previous preseason outings, played like a savvy veteran in Thursday night's 24-14 preseason win at the Jacksonville Jagu...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  9. Rookie Jacques Smith fined after ejection

    Vaughn McClure

    Atlanta Falcons rookie outside linebacker Jacques Smith, who was ejected from the third exhibition game against the Tennessee Titans, was fined $8,268 for his actions, according to a league source. Smith, who signed as an undrafted free agent out ...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  10. W2W4: Atlanta Falcons

    Vaughn McClure

    The Atlanta Falcons (1-2) play their fourth and final preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-2) Thursday night at Everbank Field. Here are a few things to watch: 1. The right tackle: The Falcons are set at left tackle with rookie Ja...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  11. Falcons' Schraeder has MMA fight in him

    Vaughn McClure

    It's clear Ryan Schraeder has a lot of fight in him. That was evident when the Atlanta Falcons offensive tackle put a punch combination on teammate Jacques Smith during training camp. The quickness of hands the 6-foot-7-inch, 300-pound Schraeder d...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  12. Falcons preview: Make-or-break stretch

    Vaughn McClure

    A five-game stretch on the schedule before the Atlanta Falcons' Oct. 26 trip to London to face the Lions could reveal a lot about which way the team is headed. It starts with a Thursday night game against the improved Buccaneers at the Georgia Dome. ...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  13. Rookie Hageman shaping up for Falcons

    Vaughn McClure

    If you based Ra'Shede Hageman's progress on some of the scenes in HBO's "Hard Knocks," you might think the Atlanta Falcons' rookie was on the roster bubble. In reality, defensive line coach Bryan Cox sees the potential in the second-round pick fro...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  14. Hard Knocks Part 4: Armstrong's show

    Vaughn McClure

    The second-to-last episode of HBO's "Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons" featured a coach going on a classic, profanity-laced tirade in the meeting room. And guess what? It wasn't defensive line coach Bryan Cox this time. Speci...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  15. Falcons practice report: eye on nickel

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- All three of the Atlanta Falcons' candidates for the nickelback role were on the field for special teams at the start of Tuesday's practice. The battle between Robert McClain, Javier Arenas, and Josh Wilson remains unsettled...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  16. Tice assesses Matthews at left tackle

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons offensive line coach Mike Tice didn't expect rookie first-round pick Jake Matthews to be perfect in his first NFL game at left tackle. He wasn't. Matthews got whistled for a false start and a hold in the f...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  17. Falcons' Tice speaks on right tackle battle

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- While most of the attention remains on rookie Jake Matthews' switch to left tackle, the competition continues to determine which player will be the Atlanta Falcons' starting right tackle for the Sept. 7 season opener against Ne...

    Blog | August 26, 2014