This is the January 4, 2013 news archive. View today's Falcons rumors and news.
Asante Samuel joined the Falcons, in part, so he could be nearer to his ailing mother. (Here's a good piece on the bond between the two.) Christine Samuel died on Tuesday, and with the Falcons on a bye, Asante has been away from the team all week. MoreShare Tweet
CNNSI.com Jan 4, 2013The Philadelphia Eagles will interview Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians and Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley for their coaching vacancy.Share Tweet
Atlanta Falcons: Vance Walker is unsung hero of the defensive lineFLOWERY BRANCH — Defensive tackle Vance Walker is one of the unsung heroes of the Falcons defensive line. The former Georgia Tech standout, who made the team after being drafted in the seventh round of the 2009 draft, was a major contributor while playiShare Tweet
Atlanta Falcons: Tony Gonzalez hungry to break playoff losing streakFalcons tight end TonyGonzalez dunks the ball over the goalpost after scoring against the Giants for a 14-0 lead during 1st quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. CURTIS COMPTON / CARROLL ROGERS FLOWERY BRANCH - A littleShare TweetESPN.com Jan 4, 2013The passion of NFC South fans never ceases to amaze me. Although the Falcons don’t play until next week (and we don’t know yet who they’ll play) and the other three teams are done for the season, Friday’s NFC South chat was even more active than aShare TweetFalcons defensive back Dunta Robinson (23) breaks up a touchdown pass by Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10). Jason Getz / FLOWERY BRANCH — Cornerback Dunta Robinson was cleared from the league’s concussion protocol program and retShare Tweet
Atlanta Falcons: Godfather believes Seahawks are headed to AtlantaIf our pal, Gil “The Godfather” Brandt is correct, the Falcons need to start preparing for the Seattle Seahawks. Brandt, a senior analyst for NFL.Com, gave his predictions. He has the Packers beating Minnesota and Seattle beating Washington in the wilShare Tweet