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Falcons sign Juwan Green

The Falcons announced 20 undrafted free agent signings on Monday and Thursday brought the announcement of another addition to the roster. Wide receiver Juwan Green signed a deal with the team. Green went undrafted last year and spent the entire season on Atlanta’s practice squad. Green had 106 catches for 1,815 yards and 21 touchdowns [more]

Titans sign Brian Hill

The Titans signed free agent running back Brian Hill on Wednesday, the team announced. He will compete with Darrynton Evans and Jeremy McNichols for the backup role behind Derrick Henry. The Falcons made Hill a fifth-round choice out of Wyoming in 2017. He played one game for the Falcons as a rookie and six with [more]

Terry Fontenot: No way we weren’t drafting Kyle Pitts

Falcons head coach Arthur Smith has been adamant that Atlanta is not undergoing a rebuild, which is part of why the club selected tight end Kyle Pitts at No. 4 overall instead of quarterback. So when Pitts was available after the first three picks, there was no question what Atlanta would do. “No way we [more]

Free agent signings no longer count in compensatory pick formula

When the Ravens brought in tackle Alejandro Villanueva for a visit last month, word from Baltimore reporters was that the team was not expected to make a move until after the draft. Compensatory draft picks were central to that approach. The Ravens and other teams have prized the picks doled out to teams who see [more]

21 fifth-year options picked up for 2018 first-round picks

The deadline for NFL teams to exercise their fifth-year contract options on 2018 first-round picks passed on Monday afternoon and 21 players had those options picked up. Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold is part of that group. Carolina traded for Darnold last month and announced their decision on his option after the draft. That total is [more]

Feleipe Franks one of 20 Falcons undrafted free agent signings

The Falcons didn’t take a quarterback in this year’s draft, but they have added a rookie free agent to the depth chart. Feleipe Franks has signed with the team after going unpicked over the weekend. Franks played three years at Florida and transferred to Arkansas for the 2020 season. He was 163-of-238 for 2,107 yards, [more]

Falcons pick up Calvin Ridley’s 2022 option

The Falcons had a pair of decisions to make about 2022 contract options on Monday and they’ve gone in different directions. Word on Monday morning was that the team will not exercise its option on tight end Hayden Hurst‘s contract and the team has not made any announcement on that front. They did announce that [more]

Fifth-year option tracker for 2018 NFL first-round picks

NFL teams will be adding first-round picks to their roster this week and some of them will then turn their attention to first-round picks from 2018. Fifth-year contract options for players selected in the first round that year need to be exercised by May 3 and some teams have already gotten the ball rolling on [more]

Falcons won’t pick up Hayden Hurst option for 2022

Kyle Pitts is in. As a result, Hayden Hurst eventually will be out. The Falcons won’t pick up the fifth-year option on the contract of Hurst, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com. A first-round pick of the Ravens in 2018, the Falcons traded for Hurst in 2020. Atlanta gave up a second-round pick and a [more]

Arthur Smith: Falcons hired wrong guys if they want a rebuild

The Falcons were 4-12 last season, they fired their coach and General Manager during the season, and they were in a tough spot with the salary cap, which led many people to think that they were set to rebuild their roster in their first year with Arthur Smith and Terry Fontenot in those roles. Moves [more]

Falcons draft picks 2021: All of Atlanta’s selections, NFL draft results, team order

The Falcons’ first-year general manager Terry Fontenot holds the No. 4 overall pick and could use it to find a quarterback to replace Matt Ryan upon the All-Pro signal caller’s eventual retirement. Assuming Trevor Lawrence goes first overall and Zach Wilson second, the 49ers will take Mac Jones, Justin Fields or Trey Lance third. That [more]

In the early rookie of the year odds, Najee Harris stands out

The first overall pick is the first favorite to win the rookie of the year award. But the 24th pick could be the one to watch. Via PointsBet, Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence has +250 odds to win the prize the night before Super Bowl LVI. That part was predictable. After that, it gets interesting. Bears [more]

Broncos trade up to select Javonte Williams at No. 35

The Broncos made the first splash of the second day of the draft, trading up five spots to No. 35 overall to select running back Javonte Williams. Williams is regarded as one of the top backs of this year’s class after rushing for 1,140 yards and 19 touchdowns in 2020. He also caught 25 passes [more]

Falcons sign A.J. McCarron

Falcons General Manager Terry Fontenot said at the team’s pre-draft press conference that they need to add some quarterbacks to the roster with Matt Ryan the only player under contract at the position. The Falcons added one on Friday. The team announced the signing of A.J. McCarron to a one-year deal. McCarron was a 2014 [more]

Kyle Pitts will wear No. 8 jersey

Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts is the first high-profile rookie to take advantage of the new NFL rule loosening restrictions on jersey numbers. The Falcons announced today that Pitts will wear the No. 8 jersey in Atlanta. Previously, tight ends could not wear numbers in the single digits. Pitts wore No. 84 in college at [more]

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