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Falcons don’t plan to use the franchise tag

Falcons don’t plan to use the franchise tag

profootballtalk.com Updated Feb 19, 2013
As the second day of the franchise-tag fortnight comes to a conclusion, no tags have been applied. And more than a few teams reportedly are inclined to keep it that way. The latest no-tag team is the Falcons.  According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, t…
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  • Sources: Hawks unlikely to deal Smith to Suns

    Sources: Hawks unlikely to deal Smith to Suns

    ESPN.com Feb 19, 2013
    The Phoenix Suns appear to be out of the Josh Smith sweepstakes.
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  • Tony Gonzalez wavering? Falcons star might not retire after all

    Tony Gonzalez wavering? Falcons star might not retire after all

    The story of Tony Gonzalez, future Hall of Famer and one of the best tight ends ever to play the game, was one of the hallmarks of the Atlanta Falcons' 2012 season. Gonzalez, who had never won a playoff game, helped the Falcons to reach the NFC Champion…
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  • Dale Murphy Once Got A Lame Autograph From Richard Nixon

    Dale Murphy Once Got A Lame Autograph From Richard Nixon

    deadspin.com Feb 19, 2013
    Yesterday, former Atlanta Braves star and beloved-by-the-internet old dude Dale Murphy decided to celebrate President's Day by showing his Twitter followers a picture of one of his prized pieces of memorabilia: a baseball with Richard Nixon's autograph …
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  • Braves to retire Chipper's No. 10 on June 28

    Braves to retire Chipper's No. 10 on June 28

    ESPN.com MLB.com Feb 19, 2013
    The Atlanta Braves will retire Chipper Jones' number and induct him into the team's hall of fame on June 28.
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  • Competition Committee seeking players’ input on low block rules

    Competition Committee seeking players’ input on low block rules

    profootballtalk.com Feb 19, 2013
    The NFL’s Competition Committee is asking for players’ input as it considers revising the rules about low blocks. Falcons President and NFL Competition Committee Chairman Rich McKay told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network that Packers defensive tackle Ryan P
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  • Braves closer Kimbrel knocks in hole-in-one

    Braves closer Kimbrel knocks in hole-in-one

    ESPN.com Feb 19, 2013
    Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel was almost unhittable in 2012. He has bigger plans this season.
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  • Uggla looking to rip with more consistency

    Uggla looking to rip with more consistency

    MLB.com Feb 19, 2013
    The early word out of Braves camp was that Dan Uggla was more ripped than ever -- a seemingly comical claim, given Uggla's notoriously Popeye-like physique.
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  • NFL scouting combine preview: NFC South

    NFL scouting combine preview: NFC South

    ESPN.com Feb 19, 2013
    NFL Nation previews the 2013 scouting combine by identifying the most important thing for each team to learn about its greatest area of need. Atlanta Falcons: The defensive line needs to be a focus this offseason. Defensive end John Abraham and defensiv…
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  • The Lakers Lose A Legend; Josh Smith’s All Dressed Up With Nowh…

    The Lakers Lose A Legend; Josh Smith’s All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go

    dimemag.com Feb 19, 2013
    The big news of Monday, the one day in the middle of the season where anyone can catch their breath, was that possibly the NBA’s best owner of all time passed away. It’s not often we eulogize an owner but Jerry Buss had a record that would make anyone
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  • Video - Could Tony Gonzalez Return? 01:21

    Could Tony Gonzalez Return?

    Feb 19
    Ed Werder discusses whether Tony Gonzalez will return to the Falcons for another season.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Free agency this year loaded with talent, not big spenders; ma…

    Feb 19
    Although there are four teams with more than $30 million in cap room with the dawn of free agency two weeks away, I expect this to be a stingy season for one of the best free agent classes ever.
  • NBA Coast to Coast: Second-half storylines to watch in East

    Feb 19
    Here's a look at some of the top second-half storylines to watch in the East.