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Devonta Freeman agrees to terms with Saints

The Saints hosted a number of players, including cornerback Prince Amukamara, running back Devonta Freeman and running T.J. Yeldon. They didn’t take long to agree to terms with Freeman on a one-year deal, according to Freeman’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus. Freeman played at Florida State with Saints quarterback Jameis Winston. Freeman appeared in five games for [more]

Falcons sign J’Mon Moore

A new receiver is joining the Falcons at training camp. The Falcons announced that they signed J'Mon Moore to their 90-man roster. There was no corresponding move to create space for Moore in Atlanta. Moore was a 2018 fourth-round pick by the Packers and he caught two passes for 15 yards in 12 games during [more]

Madden 22 quarterback ratings include some curious choices in the top 10

To no surprise, the new Madden game has Patrick Mahomes rated as the best quarterback, with a 99. The surprises come after that. Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady, who turns 44 in four days, comes in at No. 2 with a 97. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the 2020 NFL MVP, has a 96. He’s third. Fourth [more]

Arthur Blank “disappointed” Julio Jones wanted to be traded out of Atlanta

Early last month, the Falcons traded receiver Julio Jones after 10 seasons with the franchise. It was a move that felt somewhat inevitable after multiple reports during draft week said the Falcons were exploring the possibility. Then Jones said, “I’m out of there,” during an appearance on FS1. But Falcons owner Arthur Blank apparently didn’t [more]

New lawsuit accuses Julio Jones, Roddy White of black-market cannabis sales

Titans receiver Julio Jones and former NFL receiver Roddy White have been sued. That’s not uncommon; people get sued all the time. This specific lawsuit, however, includes some unusual allegations. In a nutshell, a lawsuit filed by Genetixs LLC accuses Jones and White of involvement in efforts to divert cannabis products from an otherwise legal [more]

Terry Fontenot: Disrespectful to say we’re not going to be a good team

The Falcons hired a new coach and General Manager in January after their fourth straight losing season and that’s usually a situation where hopes for the immediate future are on the lower end of the spectrum. A look at early predictions for the 2021 season shows that many people have adopted that view when it [more]

Falcons put Dante Fowler on COVID list, three on PUP list

Defensive end Dante Fowler will have to wait a bit for his first work in Falcons training camp. Fowler was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list on Wednesday. He’ll be unable to practice until clearing the league’s protocols and the timing of that will be dependent on his vaccination status and other factors related to [more]

Terry Fontenot: Matt Ryan is the right leader of this team

As the Falcons begin the 2021 season, they’re kind of tweeners when it comes to being competitive. They have a new General Manager and a new coach. They just traded one of the faces of the franchise. They’ve had three consecutive losing seasons, bottoming out at 4-12 last year. But they also still have a [more]

Justin Hardy signs with Bears

After trading receiver Anthony Miller to the Texans, the Bears needed another receiver on their roster. The team signed free agent Justin Hardy on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Hardy, 29, has not appeared in a game since 2019. The Falcons drafted Hardy in the fourth round in 2015. He played five seasons [more]

Sean McVay: Signing Todd Gurley is not something we’re exploring right now

After news came out that Rams running back Cam Akers tore his Achilles while training for the upcoming season, Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson floated the idea of Los Angeles bringing back Todd Gurley. Dickerson called it a “no-brainer” given how well Gurley knows the offense adding that it would be an “easy fit.” But [more]

Falcons sign Jason Spriggs, Emmanuel Ellerbee

The Falcons announced a pair of additions to their roster on Monday. Linebacker Emmanuel Ellerbee and tackle Jason Spriggs have both signed contracts with the team. Running back Tony Brooks-James was released in order to get to the 90-player limit. Spriggs was a Packers second-round pick in 2016 and played in 36 games in Green [more]

Stefon Diggs snubbed by Madden as top receiver in NFL

Last year, Bills receiver Stefon Diggs made an immediate impact with his new team, leading the league in receptions and receiving yards. That wasn’t enough, however, to vault him to the top of the Madden ratings for the new version of the game. Diggs actually lands at No. 4 in the initial ratings, with a [more]

Jets passing game coach Greg Knapp dies from bicycle accident injuries

Jets passing game coordinator Greg Knapp died Thursday, his alma mater, Sacramento State, announced in a news release. Knapp’s agent, Jeff Sperbeck, confirmed the terrible news. “Today at 11:32 a.m. PT, Greg Knapp (aka Knapper) was called back home to heaven, where he will be reunited with his dad,” Sperbeck told Mike Klis of 9News. [more]

Deion Sanders mad at being called “Deion,” falsely says reporters don’t call Nick Saban “Nick”

Deion Sanders has been called many things in his life. Neon Deion. Prime Time. All-Pro. Hall of Famer. Head coach. But today he got mad at being called by his first name. Sanders, the football coach at Jackson State, walked out of a press conference today because reporter Nick Suss of the Mississippi Clarion Ledger [more]

Falcons’ coaching fellows for camp include Cliff Matthews

The Falcons announced their 2021 Bill Walsh Coaching Fellows for training camp. Erick Capetillo, Tessa Grossman, Darryl Jackson and Cliff Matthews will join the team for the summer. Capetillo currently serves as the head varsity football coach at Las Vegas High School. His team was ranked No. 7 in Nevada before the 2020 season began. [more]

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