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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. MoreUpvote Share Tweet
CNNSI.com Updated Jan 4, 2013The Philadelphia Eagles will interview Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians and Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley for their coaching vacancy.Upvote 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 playiUpvote Share 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 littleUpvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated 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 aUpvote Share 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 retUpvote Share 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 wilUpvote Share Tweet
Georgia Bulldogs' Jarvis Jones declares for NFL draftJan 4All-American linebacker Jarvis Jones of Georgia will enter the NFL draft.
Don Banks: Kansas City gets its man, but history says Reid may not win bigJan 4The Kansas City Chiefs on Friday completed their whirlwind pursuit of Andy Reid and hired him as their next head coach, making the big, bold headline move in large part because they were drawn by his long NFL track record and history of winning in Phila…
LSU Tigers' All-American Eric Reid also bolting for NFL draftJan 4LSU All-American safety Eric Reid has decided to enter the NFL draft and forgo his senior season, he announced Friday through a school news release.
Peter King: Quarterback play crucial in uncertain Wild Card roundJan 4Minnesota cornerback Antoine Winfield and Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco are two of the major difference-makers on Wild Card weekend in this 93rd NFL season, if you accept these premises: