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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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  • NFLPA's Foxworth: Players don't trust Goodell

    NFLPA's Foxworth: Players don't trust Goodell

    ESPN.com Feb 19, 2013
    Union leader Domonique Foxworth says NFL players don't trust commissioner Roger Goodell because of the Saints bounty case, in particular.
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  • NFLPA president: Players don't trust Goodell, NFL

    NFLPA president: Players don't trust Goodell, NFL

    CNNSI.com Feb 19, 2013
    Union leader Domonique Foxworth says NFL players don't trust Commissioner Roger Goodell because of the Saints bounty case, in particular.
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  • Saints release veteran TE Thomas, CB Patrick

    Saints release veteran TE Thomas, CB Patrick

    New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has cut veteran tight end David Thomas and third-year cornerback Johnny Patrick.
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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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  • 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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  • Escalators and the NFC South

    Escalators and the NFC South

    ESPN.com Feb 19, 2013
    One of the many reasons the New Orleans Saints are in a difficult salary-cap situation is that six of their players triggered escalators that will cost the team nearly $4 million in 2013. Kicker Garrett Hartley earned a $1.432 million escalator and safe…
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  • Da’Quan Bowers’ lawyer confident he’ll be “fully exonerated”

    Da’Quan Bowers’ lawyer confident he’ll be “fully exonerated”

    Although Buccaneers defensive end Da’Quan Bowers has been charged with a felony weapons offense that carries a sentence of 3.5 to 15 years in prison, his attorney sounded an optimistic note in making a statement about the case today. “After a full and
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  • Richardson taking confidence to combine

    Richardson taking confidence to combine

    ESPN.com Feb 19, 2013
    BRADENTON, Fla. -- When you talk to Sheldon Richardson, it’s a waste of time to beat around the bush. You can make subtle implications that he’s "outspoken" or "confident," but Richardson will take you right to the point. "I’m cocky, to most people,
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  • PFT Live: Bob Glauber, Buccaneers/Panthers to-do lists

    PFT Live: Bob Glauber, Buccaneers/Panthers to-do lists

    profootballtalk.com Feb 19, 2013
    Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis made some waves with his comments about Woody Johnson on Monday and we’ll be talking about them on Tuesday’s PFT Live. Bob Glauber of Newsday will join Mike Florio to discuss Revis’ feelings about not being in the loop
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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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  • Montee Ball could be 'special' RB

    Montee Ball could be 'special' RB

    ESPN.com Feb 19, 2013
    BRADENTON, Fla. -- Montee Ball has heard the talk and, contrary to what you might expect, he likes it. “They say I’m not special," the University of Wisconsin running back said Monday after a pre-combine workout at IMG Academy. “They say I’m not e
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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.
  • Video - Da'Quan Bowers Arrested At Airport 07:05

    Da'Quan Bowers Arrested At Airport

    Feb 19
    Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg react to the news that Da'Quan Bowers was arrested after a handgun was found in his luggage at LaGuardia Airport in New York.

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  • 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.