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Don’t rule out Mitchell Trubisky winning Bears’ starting job

The Bears said when they signed Mike Glennon that he is their starting quarterback, and they continued to say after drafting Mitchell Trubisky that Glennon is their starting quarterback. But teams say one thing and do another all the time, and no one should be surprised if it’s Trubisky, not Glennon, under center when the [more]

Falcons’ Jalen Collins busted for PEDs for second time, suspended 10 games

Falcons cornerback Jalen Collins is suspended for PEDs. Again. Collins has been suspended for the first 10 games of the 2017 regular season for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing substances, the Falcons announced today. Last year, Collins was suspended for the first four games of the season for his first violation of the [more]

Morten Andersen’s induction becomes celebration for specialists

Morten Andersen’s induction into the Hall of Fame was a celebration for specialists. He became the first kicker inducted since Jan Stenerud in 1991. Ray Guy became the first punter enshrined in 2014. “I believe my induction sends a clear message that the position of the specialist is important, relevant and undeniable,” Andersen said. “Hopefully [more]

New Orleans company has a billboard planned for the new Falcons stadium

The Falcons will be opening a new stadium this month. And a New Orleans business plans to rain on the retractable-roof parade. Via the New Orleans Advocate, a T-shirt company known as Dirty Coast Press has been raising money for a pair of billboards pointing out that the Falcons led Super Bowl LI late in the [more]

Derrick Coleman eager for career reset with Falcons after hit-and-run accident

Fullback Derrick Coleman‘s three-year tenure with the Seattle Seahawks came to a rather ignominious end when he caused an accident and eventually pleaded guilty to a hit-and-run in October, 2015. Having sat out the entirety of last year, Coleman is hoping to restart his career and put the incident behind him with the Atlanta Falcons. [more]

Good sign for Falcons: Julio Jones returns to team work

Falcons receiver Julio Jones returned to 11-on-11 work Wednesday, participating in a handful of plays. Jones was limited in the first five practices of training camp as he returns from offseason foot surgery. “That was good to see,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said, via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “We knew he [more]

In contract year, Matthew Stafford puts in extra work

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is heading into the final year of his contract, and with the potential to cash in on a big 2017 season, he wants to make sure he’s at his best. As a result, Stafford worked with a private quarterback coach for the first time this offseason, and he says he’s heading [more]

Falcons WR Devin Fuller injures knee

Falcons receiver Devin Fuller has had nothing but bad luck since entering the league. Fuller, who missed all of last season, injured a knee in Friday’s practice. “I know it was a knee, but I don’t know what [the injury was specifically],” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said, via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. [more]

Cardinals sign veteran LB Philip Wheeler

The Cardinals announced they have signed linebacker Philip Wheeler to a one-year deal. Wheeler has played in 133 games, with 66 starts in nine seasons. He has played for the Colts (2008-11), Raiders (2012), Dolphins (2013-14), and Falcons (2015-16) during his career. In his career, he has 513 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 25 tackles for loss, [more]

Ricardo Allen signs his tender

Falcons free safety Ricardo Allen signed his exclusive rights tender, the team announced Wednesday. Atlanta also announced it has waived rookie center Cam Keizur. Allen made the transition from cornerback to free safety, becoming an entrenched starter. He played a team-high 1,101 defensive snaps last season, or 99.1 percent of the Falcons’ defensive plays. The [more]

Dontari Poe makes weight, will get another $125,000

Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig and their ilk may not work work everybody when it comes to losing weight, but we’re willing to bet that the Dontari Poe plan would find some success on the open market. Finding someone to finance the venture would likely be a problem, however. Poe had the second of four contractually [more]

Julio Jones hires divers to search for expensive earring lost in lake

Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones isn’t known for dropping footballs, which has made him enough money to afford the purchase of a few extravagant items like expensive earrings to wear while jet skiing around a lake. It also allows him to afford hiring some help when one of those earrings goes missing. Jones was on [more]

Devonta Freeman’s agent leaves Atlanta without a deal

Devonta Freeman’s been talking about a new contract since before the Super Bowl. The Falcons have been talking about giving their leading rusher one before training camp. It doesn’t appear to be going well. According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, Freeman’s agent was in Atlanta negotiating with the team, but has left town [more]

No Falcons on PUP list, but Julio Jones and others will be limited

With training camps opening around the league this week, teams have been placing players who aren’t ready to practice on the physically unable to perform list. The Falcons aren’t one of the teams making those moves. Coach Dan Quinn said at a Wednesday press conference that the team will not be putting anyone from their [more]

Falcons stadium roof will remain closed, indefinitely

Last month, the roof at the new Falcons stadium successfully closed. Next month, it may stay that way for a while. Via Tim Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, AMB Group CEO Steve Cannon said Tuesday that the roof will be closed when the stadium opens next month, and that it will remain closed “for an [more]

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