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Bud Dupree “as confident as ever” in first season with Falcons

Bud Dupree‘s stint with the Titans ended after the first two years of the five-year contract he signed with the team in 2021, but the edge rusher’s underwhelming stint in Tennessee hasn’t dampened his belief in himself.Dupree signed with the Falcons in April as part of Atlanta’s attempt to infuse their defense with as much [more]

Jeff Okudah grateful for fresh start in Atlanta

Things didn’t work out for Jeff Okudah in Detroit after the Lions made him the third overall pick in 2020. He played 25 games and missed 23 with injuries in three seasons.He sat out games with hamstring, shoulder, groin and Achilles injuries as well as a concussion.After three seasons, Okudah totaled 124 tackles, 10 passes [more]

Falcons sign Carlos Davis

The Falcons have a new member of their defensive line.The team announced the signing of defensive tackle Carlos Davis on Wednesday. Defensive lineman Jalen Dalton was waived in a corresponding move.Davis was a 2020 seventh-round pick and he appeared in 12 games for the Steelers over the last three seasons. Davis had 12 tackles, three [more]

Falcons sign second-round pick Matthew Bergeron

The Falcons have signed second-rounder Matthew Bergeron to his rookie deal, the team announced Tuesday night.The Falcons traded their No. 44 and 110 overall picks to Indianapolis to take the Syracuse offensive lineman at No. 38 overall.Bergeron made 39 career starts in college, with 31 coming at left tackle and eight at right tackle. But [more]

Isaiah Rodgers issues statement: I made an error in judgment

In a statement, Colts cornerback Isaiah Rodgers confirmed reports that the NFL is investigating him for violation of the league’s gambling policy. He did not elaborate on the “mistakes” he made, but he did apologize.“Addressing the current reports, I want to take full responsibility for my actions,” Rodgers tweeted. “I know I have made mistakes, [more]

Falcons sign Breon Borders

The Falcons made a change to their secondary on Monday.The team announced the signing of cornerback Breon Borders to their 90-man roster. They waived cornerback Jamal Peters in a corresponding move.Borders spent time on the Bears’ practice squad last year and appeared in one regular season game for the NFC North team. He split the [more]

Falcons expect Kyle Pitts to be ready for season opener

Falcons coach Arthur Smith said Friday that he expects “everybody” to be ready for the season. That includes tight end Kyle Pitts, who continues his rehab from surgery on the medial collateral ligament in his right knee.Smith repeated several times that the Falcons are going to be “smart” with Pitts’ return.He declined to elaborate on [more]

Tyler Allgeier “excited” about competition with Bijan Robinson

Tyler Allgeier‘s rookie season was more productive than most people predicted, but that didn’t stop the Falcons from adding competition at running back this offseason.Allgeier’s 1,035 yards and 4.9 yards per carry didn’t stop the Falcons from using their first-round pick on Bijan Robinson this April. Making a move that could lead to a change [more]

Keith Smith’s agent says arrest stemmed from miscommunication over suspended license

Falcons fullback Keith Smith was arrested for driving on a license that he didn’t realize was suspended, his agent said.Smith got a speeding ticket, paid it and thought it was over, agent AJ Vaynerchuk told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. But as a result of what the agent called a miscommunication, Smith’s license was suspended. [more]

Desmond Ridder: I’m a lot more comfortable after a year under my belt

Desmond Ridder arrived in Atlanta a year ago as a third-round pick, uncertain about anything.He didn’t know where to go or what to do; he didn’t know the offense; he didn’t know all of his teammates; and he certainly didn’t know his future.Ridder enters this season as the Falcons’ starting quarterback. “This time last year, [more]

Falcons’ Keith Smith arrested on traffic charge

Falcons fullback Keith Smith was arrested today on traffic charges.The specific nature of the charges has not been revealed, but Atlanta police confirmed to Fox 5 that Smith was arrested.The Falcons confirmed to Maria Martin of 11 News in Atlanta that they are aware of the incident.“We are aware of a legal matter involving Keith [more]

NFL expands Global Markets program to France, Ireland, Austria and Switzerland

The NFL’s push to expand the reach of the league internationally led to teams being awarded marketing rights to foreign countries starting in January 2022 and the league announced an expansion of the effort on Tuesday.France is part of that expansion. The Saints asked for and received marketing rights in the country, which is their [more]

Falcons will hold joint practices with Dolphins

The Falcons announced they will conduct joint practices with the Dolphins in August.The teams play a preseason game at Hard Rock Stadium on Aug. 11. The practices will take play Aug. 8-9 at the Dolphins’ Baptist Health Training Complex in Miami Gardens.The Falcons and Dolphins previously held joint practices in 2021.The Falcons conducted joint practices [more]

Falcons put Jared Bernhardt on reserve/retired list

Former lacrosse player Jared Bernhardt made the Falcons as a wide receiver last year, but he won’t be on the roster again this year.The Falcons announced that Bernhardt has been placed on the reserve/retired list on Monday. The move was announced along with Atlanta’s signing of wide receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside.Bernhardt won the Tewaaraton Award as [more]

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