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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]

Falcons sign JJ Arcega-Whiteside

The Falcons have made an addition to their receiving corps.JJ Arcega-Whiteside, a wide receiver who participated in the Falcons’ rookie minicamp on a tryout basis, has now signed with the team.A 2019 second-round draft pick of the Eagles, Arcega-Whiteside didn’t live up to expectations in Philadelphia. He managed just 16 catches for 290 yards and [more]

Matt Ryan chose CBS over Fox

Matt Ryan took a job last week with CBS. It wasn’t his only offer.Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reports that Ryan chose CBS over Fox. Ryan will do both games and studio work, as he decides which one he prefers. In turn, CBS will be able to assess Ryan’s performance in both settings.Fox, [more]

Jets claim cornerback Javelin Guidry off waivers from Falcons

The Jets have added a cornerback to their 90-player roster.Javelin Guidry, who was waived yesterday by the Falcons, was claimed today by the Jets, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.Guidry is an outstanding athlete who ran a 4.29-second 40-yard dash, the fastest of any cornerback, at the 2020 Scouting Combine. This will be his [more]

Falcons release Germain Ifedi, sign four

Veteran offensive lineman Germain Ifedi is going to be a free agent.The Falcons announced that they have released Ifedi on Tuesday. The move saves $940,000 in cap space.Ifedi played in every game as a reserve for the Falcons last season, but only eight of his 80 snaps came on offense. The 2016 Seahawks first-round pick [more]

Falcons sign third-round pick Zach Harrison

The Falcons and third-round defensive lineman Zach Harrison have agreed on a contract.Harrison signed a four-year deal with the team on Tuesday. The pact has a total value of over $5.568 million.Harrison comes to Atlanta after playing at Ohio State. In 40 games for the Buckeyes, Harrison had 97 tackles, 24 tackles for loss, 11 [more]

Falcons sign four, cut seven

The Falcons shuffled their roster after their rookie minicamp over the weekend.They signed wide receiver Slade Bolden, defensive back Natrone Brooks, defensive back Clifford Chattman and linebacker Andre Smith, the team announced. In corresponding moves, the Falcons released outside linebacker David Anenih, cornerback Javelin Guidry, cornerback Matt Hankins, receiver Ra’Shaun Henry, defensive back Dylan Mabin [more]

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