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Falcons place S Chris Cooper on COVID-19 list

The Falcons added a player to their reserve/COVID-19 list on Sunday. The team announced safety Chris Cooper has been placed on the list, which is for players who have either tested positive for the coronavirus or are quarantined because of close contact with an infected party. Cooper spent time on the Falcons practice squad last [more]

Falcons announce J.J. Wilcox signing

Word this week was that the Falcons would sign safety J.J. Wilcox as long as all went well with his physical and COVID-19 testing. It appears everything checked out on both fronts. The Falcons announced the Wilcox signing on Sunday morning. Wilcox was set to play for the Falcons last season, but tore his ACL [more]

Falcons waive Craig Reynolds

The Falcons waived running back Craig Reynolds, the team announced Friday. Reynolds, 24, went undrafted out of Kutztown in 2019, signing with Washington. The team waived him out of the preseason. Reynolds later joined Washington’s practice squad. Washington activated him to their 53-player roster, and Reynolds was active for three games. He saw action on [more]

Falcons have worked out coaching contingency plans

“Next man up” applies to coaching staffs too, so Falcons coach Dan Quinn spent some time this offseason coming up with a contingency plan. Via the team’s official website, Quinn said that if he were to contract COVID-19 and wasn’t able to work, that assistant head coach and linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich would take over, with [more]

Opt-out deadline passes, with 67 NFL players taking option

The deadline for players to opt out for 2020 passed at 4 p.m. ET Thursday. A total of 67 players took the option to sit out the season. (Offensive lineman Larry Warford is not on the list since he is a free agent.) The 67 players will see their contracts toll, whether the opt out [more]

J.J. Wilcox visits, is expected to sign with Falcons

The Falcons may be adding a veteran to their secondary. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that safety J.J. Wilcox visited with the team on Thursday. Wilcox signed with the Falcons last April, but never got on the field during the regular season because he tore his ACL in July. He split the 2018 season [more]

Devonta Freeman “trying to pick the right situation”

Running back Devonta Freeman hasn’t found a job since being released by the Falcons earlier this year and he shared some of what he’s looking for in a new team on Thursday. Freeman made an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio and said that he wants to “win so bad” with his next team. He said [more]

Eagles re-signing Marcus Green

The Eagles cut receiver Marcus Green on July 26. They are planning to re-sign him this week, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. Green, 23, has never appeared in a regular-season game. The Falcons selected him in the sixth round of the 2019 draft. They waived him out of the preseason. The Eagles signed Green [more]

Austin Hooper: I’m not like Jason Witten, where it’s me vs. other TEs

The Browns made Austin Hooper the highest-paid tight end in the NFL during free agency and drafted Harrison Bryant in the fourth round. It prompted former first-rounder David Njoku, uncertain of his role, to request a trade. Njoku since has declared he’s “all Cleveland,” and the Browns have big plans for multiple tight ends. Hooper, [more]

Falcons activate Tyeler Davison off COVID-19 list

The Falcons activated defensive tackle Tyeler Davison from the reserve/COVID-19 list to the active roster, the team announced Wednesday. It follows the activation of safety Jaylinn Hawkins, quarterback Danny Etling, and linebacker Foyesade Oluokun from the list earlier in the day. Safety Jamal Carter and fullback Keith Smith remain on the COVID-19 list. The Falcons [more]

Austin Hooper got a head start working with Baker Mayfield

It wasn’t a normal offseason, obviously, so Austin Hooper has much to learn about his new quarterback, new offense and new team. But the tight end will take what he can get. Hooper made two trips to Texas to workout with Baker Mayfield. “I was in contact with Baker before I signed,’’ Hooper said on [more]

Falcons activate three from COVID-19 list

The Falcons activated half their COVID-19 list Wednesday. The team announced that safety Jaylinn Hawkins, quarterback Danny Etling, and linebacker Foye Oluokun had been activated from reserve/COVID-19. They still have three players on the list (safety Jamal Carter, defensive tackle Tyeler Davison, and fullback Keith Smith). Getting Oluokun back in the mix will help, as [more]

Calvin Ridley looking to make jump to “elite” status this season

Calvin Ridley got a bump up the Falcons depth chart at receiver when the team traded Mohamed Sanu to the Patriots during the 2019 season, but a late season trip to injured reserve cost him a chance to notch his first 1000-yard season in the NFL. That’s one of the goals that Ridley has set [more]

Falcons waive three players

The Falcons pared their roster down to 77 players on Tuesday. The team announced that they have waived cornerback Rojesterman Farris, defensive end Austin Larkin and defensive end Bryson Young. Larkin is the only one of the three with regular season experience. He spent most of last season on the team’s practice squad after failing [more]

Todd Gurley “appreciative and grateful” for a sixth year to do what he loves

Todd Gurley turned 26 Monday. It was the first day of the rest of his career, too, as the Falcons returned to some sort of normalcy. “A lot of people want to die to play this game so for me to be 26, and it [to] be my sixth year in the league and still [more]

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