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Titans signed WR Nick Williams, formerly of the Falcons.

Williams knows new OC Matt LaFleur from their time together with both the Redskins and Falcons. He'll compete for one of the very last 53-man jobs.
May 16 - 11:07 AM

Eagles signed LB LaRoy Reynolds.

S Dominick Sanders was waived in a corresponding roster move. Reynolds appeared in nine games for the Falcons last season after starting three in their Super Bowl campaign of 2016. He will have a tough time cracking the Eagles' deep 53-man roster.
May 15 - 5:24 PM

Redskins DB DeAngelo Hall retired after 14 seasons in the NFL.

The No. 8 overall pick of the 2004 draft, Hall was a Falcon for his first four seasons, earning Pro-Bowl nods in 2005 and 2006, and had a brief and ill-fated stay with the Raiders, but he will be remembered as a Redskin. Hall spent the final 10 seasons of his career in Washington, earning an additional Pro-Bowl honor in 2010 and recording 23 interceptions from 2008-13. Injuries limited Hall to just 22 games over his final four seasons, but he still put together a quality career. Hall is reportedly mulling TV and front office job offers.
May 14 - 11:51 AM

Luke McNitt and Daniel Marx are the leading candidates to start at fullback for the Falcons.

Falcons HC Dan Quinn said the team's starter would be decided after exhibition games. Derrick Coleman played fullback for Atlanta last season but received only two carries and was in on 22% of the team's offensive snaps. McNitt and Marx are both rookie free agent signings.
May 13 - 4:46 PM

Free agent DT Terrell McClain is visiting the Falcons on Friday.

McClain has been a hot option on the open market since his release from the Redskins following the draft. He's also visited the Cowboys, 49ers, and Dolphins. McClain turns 30 this summer and is merely a rotational piece inside.
May 11 - 10:29 AM

Free agent DB Will Blackmon has worked out for the Seahawks, Browns, Colts, and Falcons.

Released by Washington at final cuts last September, Blackmon spent the 2017 season out of the league. The 33-year-old was effective in 2016, however. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo expects him to land a job after the draft.
Apr 23 - 11:26 AM

NFL suspended free agent CB Jalen Collins for ten games.

Collins served a 10-game ban for PEDs last season, then got cut by the Falcons and was suspended four more games to close out the year. He's serving yet another suspension now. It's fair to wonder if Collins' career has run its course. Still only 25 years old, Collins was Atlanta's second-round pick in 2015.
Apr 9 - 4:39 PM

Lions signed TE Levine Toilolo, formerly of the Falcons, to a one-year contract.

Toilolo is a blocking tight end only and will handle the old role of Darren Fells from last season. Fells left Detroit for a three-year deal with the Browns.
Mar 28 - 2:08 PM

Falcons signed CB Justin Bethel, formerly of the Cardinals, to a one-year contract.

Bethel struggled mightily on defense last season but was a three-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro on special teams during his six-year run with the Cardinals. He'll serve as depth behind starters Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford.
Mar 24 - 9:19 AM

Jets signed WR Andre Roberts, formerly of the Falcons.

It's another receiver signing for the Jets, who inked a deal with ex-Redskin Terrelle Pryor earlier this week. Roberts only caught one pass for Atlanta last year but was one of the league's better kick returners, averaging 22.6 yards per attempt. He should be the Jets' primary return man in 2018.
Mar 23 - 2:36 PM

Free agent TE Logan Paulsen visited the Falcons.

It's the second visit of free agency for Paulsen after he met with Detroit. Paulsen played just 144 snaps for the 49ers last year but is one of the better blocking tight ends in the league.
Mar 21 - 5:16 PM

Free agent OLB Pernell McPhee is visiting the Falcons on Wednesday.

McPhee has an offer in hand from the Redskins, according to Yahoo Sports' Jordan Schultz, but it must not be enough to keep McPhee from making other visits. In Atlanta, McPhee could replace Adrian Clayborn, who left as a free agent and signed with the Patriots. McPhee turns 30 later this year.
Mar 21 - 10:26 AM

Free agent CB Justin Bethel visited the Falcons on Tuesday.

It's Bethel's first known visit. The 27-year-old earned three Pro Bowl nods as a special teamer during his six-year run in Arizona but struggled on defense last season, earning PFF's No. 111 cornerback grade out of 120 qualifiers. He'd give the Falcons depth behind starters Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford.
Mar 20 - 1:18 PM

Panthers signed DT Dontari Poe, formerly of the Falcons, to a three-year, $27 million contract.

The Panthers took two days to find their Star Lotulelei replacement. Poe is coming off a one-year pit stop in Atlanta, where he remained hard to handle in the middle of the defense. Durable and disruptive, Poe is a load against the run. He's a nice fit in Ron Rivera's 4-3 defense.
Mar 15 - 2:55 PM

According to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, the Falcons and Patriots have both contacted free agent RB Danny Woodhead.

Woodhead, of course, spent three years with the Patriots early in his career. Meanwhile the Falcons are looking for depth behind Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman after non-tendering third-string back Terron Ward. The 33-year-old Woodhead has been a productive pass-catcher throughout his career but injuries have limited him to just 10 games over his last two seasons.
Mar 15 - 12:21 PM

ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports the Falcons have expressed "strong" interest in free agent TE Ed Dickson.

Atlanta is looking for more of a blocking option to pair with Austin Hooper following the release of Levine Toilolo. Dickson would certainly fit the bill. The tight end has also been linked with the Dolphins, and ESPN's Josina Anderson reports the Packers are interested as well.
Source: ESPN
Mar 13 - 10:27 AM

The Athletic's Connor Hughes reports the Jets "haven't budged" from their initial two-year, $8 million offer to free agent Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

Seferian-Jenkins has already turned down the offer, meaning he is certain to hit the market later today. The tight end averaged an inefficient 7.1 yards per catch in 2017, but he is still just 25, has his life off the field in order, and has the talent to take a big step forward. It would not be surprising if he does better than the Jets' offer on the open market. The Falcons are reportedly "very interested."
Mar 12 - 11:14 AM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Seahawks and Falcons are "very interested" in free agent Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

This is in addition to the Jets "very much wanting" to keep him. ASJ reportedly turned down a two-year, $8 million deal from the Jets earlier this offseason. Evidently he wants to test the market. ASJ is only 25 and has cleaned up his life off the field. He had a career year last season for the Jets, even though he averaged a pitiful 7.1 yards per catch. There's plenty of untapped upside in his 6-foot-5, 260-pound frame. Seattle is likely moving on from Jimmy Graham.
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 11 - 5:18 PM

ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports the Falcons are "one of multiple teams" discussing a trade for Seahawks DE Michael Bennett.

Rumors about Bennett being traded have been starting to gain steam as of late. McClure didn't seem overly confident yet in the Falcons’ chances of striking a deal, saying "nothing is imminent." The Falcons could be a good fit for Bennett, who played under coach Dan Quinn in Seattle in 2013 and 2014.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 4 - 8:33 PM

Falcons released DE Derrick Shelby.

It's a cost-cutting move that will save Atlanta $5.75 million against the cap. Shelby made it just two seasons into a four-year, $18 million deal, tearing his Achilles in 2016 before logging 30 tackles and one sack over 397 snaps this past season. Shelby remained productive in 2017, particularly against the run, and shouldn't take long to resurface. The six-year vet turns 29 on Sunday.
Mar 2 - 3:57 PM


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