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Robert Quinn says he flipped coin between Bears and Falcons before signing

The Bears landed Robert Quinn to boost their pass rush last month, but the veteran edge defender said on Friday that they were close to missing out on his services. Quinn drew serious interest from both the Bears and Falcons coming off of an 11.5-sack season with the Cowboys in 2019 and couldn’t come up [more]

Dan Quinn trying to eliminate negativity during work-from-home

Falcons coach Dan Quinn’s relentlessly upbeat anyway, but having to be a football coach via Zoom is testing him as it is everyone in the league. But Quinn’s taking specific steps to try to maximize the time he has while working remotely, rather than complaining about what is not available to him. “I’m trying to [more]

Former XFLer Edmond Robinson: Falcons gave me chance, I’ll make most of it

Linebacker Edmond Robinson took an offbeat path to the NFL as a seventh-round pick out of small Newberry College and he made his way back into the league by spending time in a pair of spring leagues. He was in the Alliance of American Football last year, but didn’t get a call from an NFL [more]

Dante Fowler aiming for Michael Strahan’s sack record

Falcons defensive end Dante Fowler had a career-high 11.5 sacks last season, but he’s aiming at doubling that. Fowler told reporters today that his goal is to get at least 23 sacks, breaking Michael Strahan’s record of 22.5, set in 2001. That would be a tall order. Fowler, the third overall pick in the 2015 [more]

Report: Open Championship in July to be canceled

Another major sporting event has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe. According to Joel Beall and Brian Wacker of Golf Digest, the 149th Open Championship set to be played at Royal St. George’s Golf Club in Sandwich, England in July has been canceled with official announcement expected as early as Thursday. [more]

Titans think they can hone Vic Beasley’s skill set

After Vic Beasley notched 15.5 sacks in his second NFL season, some thought he was on his way to becoming one of the league’s most prolific pass rushers. Beasley’s trajectory didn’t take him on that path, however. He had 18 sacks over his final three years with the Falcons and the team didn’t try to [more]

Rich McKay: Not focusing on anything beyond 2020 NFL Draft

The NFL did everything possible yesterday to project normal, by saying the plan was to still play a full season, in front of full stadiums, on time. The reality of life in the time of coronavirus is that any plan beyond the immediate is really just a wish. Falcons team president and Competition Committee chairman [more]

Titans agree to terms with Jack Crawford

Defensive lineman Jack Crawford has agreed to terms with the Titans, according to his agent, David Canter. Crawford joins Vic Beasley in leaving Atlanta for Tennessee. Crawford, 31, spent the past three seasons with the Falcons after three seasons in Dallas and two in Oakland. He played all 16 games each of the past two [more]

Browns sign Adrian Clayborn

Adrian Clayborn is heading to Cleveland. The Browns have signed Clayborn, his agent announced on Twitter. According to multiple reports, it’s a two-year, $6 million deal. A defensive end heading into his 10th NFL season, Clayborn played in 15 games for the Falcons last year and had four sacks and two forced fumbles. Clayborn has [more]

Arthur Blank speculates that a 16-game season will occur

Not long ago, the feasibility of a 17-game season was a topic of hot debate. Now, the question is whether a 16-game season is possible this year, given the coronavirus pandemic. Falcons owner Arthur Blank, with all appropriate qualifiers, predicts that a 16-game season will be played in 2020. “If I had to speculate now, [more]

Leigh Steinberg thinks travel restrictions could help drafting

Teams are being forced to do their pre-draft business differently this year. Some think they might do it better as a result. Via Jennifer Lee Chan of NBCSportsBayArea.com, longtime agent Leigh Steinberg isn’t sure the additions of layers of information have made the scouting process better. “When I first started in the industry in 1975 [more]

Falcons still haven’t announced Todd Gurley deal

The news that the Falcons have agreed to terms with a former XFL player raised an interesting point regarding a much more high profile acquisition that the Falcons have made during the ongoing free agency period. The Falcons have said not a word about agreeing to terms with running back Todd Gurley. The revised rules [more]

Bobby Hebert Sr., father of former NFL QB, dies of COVID-19

Bobby Hebert Sr., the father of former NFL quarterback Bobby Hebert Jr., died from COVID-19 on Saturday, Mike Triplett of ESPN reports. Hebert Sr. was 81. Hebert Jr. played for the Saints and Falcons and now serves as an analyst for WWL Radio in New Orleans. He and his wife, Jojo, released a statement that [more]

Who are the best receivers of all time?

In this world without live sports, we’ve got to find something to talk about. Earlier this week, Bills receiver Stefon Diggs helped fill the vacuum with one simple tweet: “Top 5 wideouts to ever play the game . . . GO.” Simms and I did just that on PFT Live, with a five-round draft of [more]

Falcons to sign ex-XFL LB Edmond Robinson

The Falcons added a former XFL tight end on Wednesday when they signed Khari Lee and they’re adding another player from the league to their defense. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that the team will sign former Houston Roughnecks linebacker Edmond Robinson. Robinson had 22 tackles, two sacks, an interception, a forced fumble [more]

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