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Gonzalez on leave, won’t play in Falcons’ first preseason gameUpdated Jul 28 Share Tweet
When the Falcons converted tight end Tony Gonzalez’s 95-percent vow to retire into a 100-percent decision to play, the team was fine with not having 100 percent of his time during training camp. As explained by D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journa…
Atlanta Falcons salary cap outlook: Top defensive tackles will be free agents in 2014Updated Jul 28 Share TweetThe "Shutdown Countdown" is chugging along. In addition to previewing each team, "Shutdown Corner" will be taking a brief look at each team's salary cap situation heading into the 2013 season and beyond. We continue the series with t…Source: yahoo.com
Falcons experimenting with Umenyiora as stand-up linebackerUpdated Jul 28 Share TweetOver the course of Osi Umenyiora’s nine years with the Giants, we grew accustomed to seeing him with his hand in the dirt before taking off after an opposing quarterback. He’ll be wearing a different uniform after signing with the Falcons and that might…Source: profootballtalk.com
Shutdown Countdown: The Atlanta Falcons face a tougher schedule in 2013Updated Jul 28 Share TweetAtlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith and quarterback Matt Ryan got the proverbial monkey off their backs by finally winning a playoff game in 2012. Of course, the Falcons blew a 20-point halftime lead to the Seattle Seahawks, who scored a go-ahead touc…Source: yahoo.com
Matt Ryan Sunday ConversationJul 28Matt Ryan sits down with Bob Holtzman to discuss his new contract and being compared to Joe Flacco.
Expectations for Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt RyanJul 28Can Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan lead his team to a Super Bowl, or will the Falcons once again face playoff elimination? The "Inside Training Camp" crew breaks down the star quarterback's expectations for 2013.
NFL 2013 training camps -- Cris Carter's top 10 wide receiversJul 28Cris Carter's list of the NFL's 10 best receivers favors big men and has an easy choice at No. 1.
Don Banks: Newsome, Ravens not panicking after loss of PittaJul 28OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The news of Baltimore tight end Dennis Pitta's likely season-ending hip injury on Saturday was the kind of solar plexus blow that can knock a football team back on its heels, especially one that's riding high as it opens the defense…
NFL mailbag - Injuries could slow offensive plansJul 28Mailbag: Injuries and suspensions could keep teams from going full speed ahead with their offensive plans, writes John Clayton.