This is the November 14, 2012 news archive. View today's Falcons rumors and news.
On Monday night, the Atlanta Falcons abruptly cut defensive end Ray Edwards. Per a league source, Edwards has now cleared waivers. The window closed at 4:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, with no teams making a claim for the man who spent five years with the Vi…
Share TweetThe Falcons are coming off a loss for the first time this season and they started their practice week without a couple of key players on the field. Wide receiver Julio Jones and linebacker Sean Weatherspoon both skipped practice on Wednesday while recov…
Atlanta Falcons: Tomlinson, Faulk weigh-in on Michael Turner, run gameUpdated Nov 14, 2012 Share TweetFLOWERY BRANCH — Retired running backs turned broadcasters LaDainian Tomlinson and Marshall Faulk weighed in on the Falcons running game. Tomlinson came to the defense of his former understudy Michael Turner on Wednesday and Faulk was accused of nitpickSource: ajc.comShare TweetThe Saints’ attempt to dig out from under their 0-4 start to return to the playoff picture got a huge boost from Sunday’s 31-27 win over the Falcons. Tight end Jimmy Graham played a big role in that winning effort. He caught seven passes for a career-Share TweetSaints linebacker Jonathan Vilma is not fond of the Falcons. Vilma, who along with teammate Scott Shanle thought that the Falcons were “classless” in the way they acted before Sunday’s Saints-Falcons game, has added that he doesn’t feel the need tSource: profootballtalk.com
Fixes for Falcons in short yardage?Updated Nov 14, 2012 Share TweetThe big topic in Atlanta this week is the Falcons’ short-yardage running game. It should be because the Falcons are a yard away from being 9-0. They had three plays at the New Orleans 1-yard line late in Sunday’s game, but couldn’t score. Two Matt RSource: ESPN.com
Around the NFC SouthUpdated Nov 14, 2012 Share TweetTime for a Wednesday morning run through the headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Mark Bradley makes a good historical point after the Falcons released defensive end Ray Edwards following their first loss of the season. Bradley reminds us…Source: ESPN.com
Coaches film: 6 key plays in the 31-27 loss to the SaintsUpdated Nov 14, 2012 Share TweetA breakdown of the key plays from the Falcons-Saints game after reviewing the Coaches’ Film: 1. Mike Johnson lined up a left tight end in a power formation and caught his first career touchdown pass. Mike Johnson is lined up at left tight end in a doublSource: ajc.com
Countdown Daily Prediction: Cardinals-FalconsNov 14The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Arizona at Atlanta
Blogger Blitz: Everyone Must ProduceNov 14NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas looks at how Falcon's coach Mike Smith sent a strong message to his team that everyone must give maximum effort
Countdown Daily AccuScore: ARI-ATLNov 14Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Cardinals-Falcons
Clayton mailbag: Backup QBs under microscopeNov 14With four starters being injured in Week 10, the state of the NFL's backup quarterback situation is about to come into focus, writes John Clayton.