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Falcons running back Tevin Coleman being evaluated for a concussion

Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman sustained a concussion in the fourth quarter of Thursday night’s win over the New Orleans Saints. Coleman appeared to be injured with just over six minutes remaining when he was hit in the backfield by Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins for a 3-yard loss. Colmean lowered his head to [more]

Falcons get touchdown to tie Saints 17-17 in fourth quarter

It feels like the Saints should already have this one wrapped up. Instead, the Falcons have tied it 17-17 on an 8-yard touchdown pass from Matt Ryan to Mohamed Sanu with 9:55 remaining. Ryan has thrown three interceptions, with the three picks coming in a four-pass stretch, but the Falcons have held the Saints to [more]

Crazy end to first half as Saints-Falcons deadlocked 10-10

First, it appeared the Falcons would go into the locker room with the lead. Then, it appeared the Saints were headed to a halftime lead. But after a crazy final few seconds, the teams are deadlocked 10-10 at the half. Atlanta drove from its own 32 to the Saints 42. With 14 seconds left, Matt [more]

Falcons score first touchdown to take 10-3 lead

It took a while, but Thursday night’s game finally saw a touchdown. Devonta Freeman scored on a 1-yard touchdown run with 4:29 remaining in the first half to give the Falcons a 10-3 lead. Matt Ryan completed 21-yard passes to Mohamed Sanu and Julio Jones, and the Falcons got a 15-yard roughing the passer penalty [more]

Alvin Kamara leaves for locker room after taking helmet-to-helmet hit

It’s a good thing for the Saints that Mark Ingram is playing. On the eighth play from scrimmage, Alvin Kamara took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Falcons linebacker Deion Jones. Kamara immediately went to the sideline for the team’s medical staff to check him for a concussion. He was examined in the blue medical tent and [more]

Mark Ingram, Marshon Lattimore, Terron Armstead will play for Saints

Saints running back Mark Ingram will play Thursday night against the Falcons. New Orleans listed him as questionable with a toe injury, but he was not among the team’s inactives. Ingram, who has 180 carries for 922 yards and nine touchdowns in 12 games this season, did not practice this week. The Saints already had [more]

Report: NFL suspends Jalen Collins a third time

The NFL suspended free agent cornerback Jalen Collins four more games, via Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. It was unclear what the suspension is for. However, since Collins already has served four- and 10-game suspensions for performance-enhancing drugs, it seems likely his latest suspension is for a substance-abuse violation since it is only four games. [more]

Mark Ingram expected to play Thursday night

The Saints listed running back Mark Ingram as questionable to play on Thursday night because of the toe injury that kept him from practicing all week, which left open the possibility that their 1-2 punch out of the backfield would be down to just rookie Alvin Kamara. It looks like that won’t be the case, [more]

Arthur Blank: Jones opposition to Goodell deal “disappointing”

The NFL’s compensation committee finalized commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract yesterday, and they hope they turned the page on the ugly chapter of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ opposition to it. So while they still anticipate hearing proposals from Jones at next week’s owners meeting, they’re hoping they can move forward now — after Jones made threats [more]

Andrus Peat out, Mark Ingram questionable for Saints

The Saints will be without left guard Andrus Peat tomorrow night against the Falcons, but they may get running back Mark Ingram back on the field. Peat has been ruled out on the team’s final injury report of the week, while Ingram is listed as questionable. Neither practiced this week, with Peat dealing with a [more]

No practice for Mark Ingram or Andrus Peat on Tuesday

The Saints were without a pair of offensive starters for Tuesday’s practice session. Running back Mark Ingram and left guard Andrus Peat were both listed as limited in Monday’s estimation of practice participation, but neither one made it to the field for the team’s first actual practice ahead of Thursday’s game against the Falcons. Ingram [more]

Dan Quinn wants “loud and fun” crowd on Thursday night

The Falcons host the Saints on Thursday night in a game that will have a great impact on their chances of making the playoffs and Falcons coach Dan Quinn wants a crowd that represents that urgency. It’s the first season at Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Quinn was asked if he’s been disappointed by the level of [more]

Mark Ingram pops up on injury report with toe problem

The Mark Ingram–Alvin Kamara one-two punch could be limited this week, due to Ingram’s toe. Ingram popped up on the Monday injury report, in advance of Thursday’s game against the Falcons, with said toe injury. Ingram was listed as being a limited participant in a practice that didn’t actually happen. But the injury is nevertheless [more]

Falcons sign Leon McFadden, waive Terrence Magee

The Falcons signed cornerback Leon McFadden on Monday. They waived running back Terrence Magee in a corresponding move. Atlanta was thin in the secondary Sunday, with Desmond Trufant (concussion) and Brian Poole (back) injured. Blidi Wreh-Wilson replaced Trufant against Minnesota. The Browns selected McFadden in the third round of the 2013 draft. He has seen [more]

Falcons expected to be without Andy Levitre on Thursday

Falcons left guard Andy Levitre left Sunday’s loss to the Vikings with a triceps injury and never returned, but coach Dan Quinn said after the game that Levitre was never formally ruled out before the game was over. It looks like he’s going to be ruled out for Thursday’s game against the Saints, however. Ian [more]

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