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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…
Share TweetThe Phoenix Suns appear to be out of the Josh Smith sweepstakes.Share TweetThe 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…
Dale Murphy Once Got A Lame Autograph From Richard NixonUpdated Feb 19 Share TweetYesterday, 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 …Source: deadspin.comShare TweetThe Atlanta Braves will retire Chipper Jones' number and induct him into the team's hall of fame on June 28.
Competition Committee seeking players’ input on low block rulesUpdated Feb 19 Share TweetThe 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 PSource: profootballtalk.com
Braves closer Kimbrel knocks in hole-in-oneUpdated Feb 19 Share TweetAtlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel was almost unhittable in 2012. He has bigger plans this season.
Uggla looking to rip with more consistencyUpdated Feb 19 Share TweetThe 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.Source: MLB.comShare TweetNFL 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…
The Lakers Lose A Legend; Josh Smith’s All Dressed Up With Nowhere To GoUpdated Feb 19 Share TweetThe 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 anyoneSource: dimemag.com
Could Tony Gonzalez Return?Feb 19Ed Werder discusses whether Tony Gonzalez will return to the Falcons for another season.
Peter King: Free agency this year loaded with talent, not big spenders; ma…Feb 19Although 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 EastFeb 19Here's a look at some of the top second-half storylines to watch in the East.