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Falcons sign second-rounder Richie Grant

The Falcons got another draft pick signed ahead of the weekend. The team announced that safety Richie Grant has agreed to his four-year deal with the team. The second-round pick is the eighth of the team’s nine picks to sign. First-round tight end Kyle Pitts is the only one without a pact. Grant, who was [more]

Falcons sign fourth-round draft choices Drew Dalman, Darren Hall

The Falcons signed fourth-round draft choices Darren Hall and Drew Dalman on Thursday, leaving only two of their nine picks unsigned. Only first-rounder Kyle Pitts and second-rounder Richie Grant remain unsigned. The Falcons made Hall the 108th overall choice. The cornerback appeared in 37 career games at San Diego State and started his last 23. [more]

Falcons sign John Atkins, George Obinna

The Falcons are doing some roster shuffling with the offseason programs coming to an end around the NFL. The team announced four signings on Thusday, including the previously reported additions of Jeff Badet and Shareef Miller. The other two new additions are defensive linemen John Atkins and George Obinna. Atkins played in 14 games for [more]

Falcons sign Shareef Miller

The Falcons added a player to their defense on Thursday. Agent David Canter announced that the Falcons have signed his client Shareef Miller. No terms of the deal have been announced. The edge rusher was an Eagles fourth-round pick in 2019 who played one game for the team as a rookie and then got waived [more]

Falcons signing Jeff Badet

The Falcons traded a wide receiver earlier this month and they are signing one on Wednesday, although it’s unlikely the new arrival will be asked to fill the shoes of Julio Jones. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the Falcons are signing Jeff Badet. The move comes after Badet worked out for the Falcons. [more]

Derrick Henry: Julio Jones is a great guy for everybody to learn from

The Titans were already one of the NFL’s most explosive scoring teams, led by the league’s back-to-back rushing champion, Derrick Henry. But now that they’ve added receiver Julio Jones, expectations for Tennessee’s offense have gone even higher. Henry and Jones both played their college ball at Alabama, albeit several years apart. But Henry talked about [more]

Calvin Ridley “pretty sure” he will finish rehab in time for start of camp

Falcons receiver Calvin Ridley isn’t participating in practice this offseason as he rehabs from foot surgery. Ridley, though, said he’s “pretty sure” he will complete his rehab in time for the start of training camp in late July. “It was just minor,” Ridley said, via Scott Bair of the team website. “I can walk and [more]

Falcons announce signings of five draft choices, including Jalen Mayfield

The Falcons announced the signings of five of their draft choices Tuesday. Rookies Jalen Mayfield, Ta'Quon Graham, Adetokunbo Ogundeji, Avery Williams and Frank Darby now are under contract. That leaves only first-rounder Kyle Pitts, second-rounder Richie Grant and fourth-rounders Darren Hall and Drew Dalman unsigned. The Falcons selected Mayfield in the third round, making the [more]

Calvin Ridley feels “no pressure” with Julio Jones gone from Atlanta

Julio Jones spent the majority of his time with the Falcons as the team’s No. 1 wide receiver, but he’s in Tennessee now and that leaves the job open for the first time in a long time. Calvin Ridley is going to get the first crack at filling that spot on the depth chart and [more]

Jerry Jeudy lauds Alabama’s ability to produce NFL receiver talent

Four receivers from the University of Alabama have been selected inside the Top 15 of the NFL Draft in the last two years. Jaylen Waddle and Devonta Smith were both off the board by the tenth overall selection in this year’s draft while Henry Ruggs III and Jerry Jeudy were the 12th and 15th overall [more]

Arthur Smith “very comfortable” with Falcons’ vaccination rate

Falcons head coach Arthur Smith says he’s satisfied with the number of his players who have received the COVID-19 vaccine. Smith told reporters the team is “very comfortable with where we’re at” in terms of their vaccination rate, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “All we try to do is provide the information so guys can [more]

Laquon Treadwell trying out for Jaguars at minicamp

The Jaguars have four players trying out for the team at their minicamp and a former first-round receiver is among them. Laquon Treadwell is in Jacksonville for the string of offseason practices this week. Treadwell was the Vikings’ 23rd overall pick in 2016, but never lived up to his draft status. His best season was [more]

Falcons receiver Russell Gage wanted Steve Bartkowski’s old number, couldn’t get it

Some numbers that are retired aren’t really retired. Some numbers that aren’t retired actually are. Via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Falcons receiver Russell Gage wanted to change his number. The Falcons declined to give Gage his first choice, even though the Falcons don’t officially retire jersey numbers. “I wanted something different, something [more]

Arthur Smith: Matt Ryan wants to be coached, it’s my job to push him

Falcons head coach Arthur Smith is brand new in Atlanta, while quarterback Matt Ryan is the established face of the franchise. But Smith says he isn’t hesitating to push Ryan in the offseason program. Part of that is because Ryan wants to be pushed. Smith says Ryan embraces his coaching. “It’s my job as a [more]

Major League Baseball prevails in lawsuit over All-Star Game

The lawsuit filed over the relocation of the MLB All-Star Game had various clear problems. Those problems were clear enough to result in a swift dismissal of the lawsuit. On Thursday, a federal judge issued a ruling from the bench that the Job Creators Network had no cause to sue Major League Baseball and the [more]

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