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Falcons sign Bruce Carter to extension

The Falcons announced Monday that they have signed linebacker Bruce Carter to a one-year extension. Carter, 30, signed with the Falcons on Sept. 25 after the team experienced a rash of defensive injuries. He played 11 games. In his first season with the Falcons, Carter made 21 tackles. He totaled seven tackles in a victory [more]

Falcons hire Bob Sutton as senior assistant

Falcons coach Dan Quinn cleared out all his coordinators this offseason, and will call his own defense. But he added some experience to his staff Monday. The team announced the addition of former Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton as a senior assistant. According to the team’s release, he will assist Quinn with “in-game strategy, clock [more]

Jeff Fisher: Mike Vick’s role with the AAF will change

Former NFL quarterback Mike Vick is also the former offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Legends of the Alliance of American Football. But he still has an affiliation with the AAF. “[H]is role is going to change,” AAF director of football strategy Jeff Fisher said Saturday, via ESPN.com. “You can appreciate the difficulty from a place [more]

Cardinals sign Brooks Reed

For the second time this week, the Falcons’ defense’s loss is the Cardinals’ defense’s gain. The Cardinals have signed former Falcons linebacker Brooks Reed to a one-year contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Reed was cut by the Falcons on Thursday. That signing comes less than 48 hours after the Cardinals also signed former [more]

Falcons make Brooks Reed’s departure official

Defensive end Brooks Reed said good-bye to the Falcons on Wednesday. The team officially said good-bye to Reed on Thursday. Reed appears on the NFL’s official transactions report. Reed was set to make $4.5 million in the final year of the five-year deal he signed with the Falcons in 2015. The Falcons will get that [more]

Cardinals sign Robert Alford

Cornerback Robert Alford wasn’t unemployed for long. Alford was released by the Falcons on Tuesday and he found a new job on Thursday. The Cardinals announced that they have reached agreement with Alford on a three-year deal. The team didn’t announce terms, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports Alford’s deal is worth $22.5 million base [more]

Michael Vick no longer offensive coordinator of Atlanta AAF team

Michael Vick was the offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Legends of the Alliance of American Football. Then he wasn’t. Then he was. Now he isn’t. Legends head coach Kevin Coyle confirmed to WSB in Atlanta today that Vick will not be the offensive coordinator, although he added that he’s still hoping Vick will serve on [more]

Cowboys sign Reggie Davis

The Cowboys signed receiver Reggie Davis on Thursday. Davis, 23, joined the Cowboys’ practice squad Nov. 1. He went undrafted in 2017, signing a free agent deal with the Falcons. Atlanta waived him out of the preseason. The Browns claimed him off waivers and kept him three weeks, but Davis did not appear in a [more]

Brooks Reed says goodbye to the Falcons

The cuts are continuing in Atlanta. Cornerback Robert Alford and kicker Matt Bryant have apparently been joined on the discard pile by defensive end Brooks Reed. Reed said farewell to the Falcons, his teammates and the city of Atlanta on his Instagram page Wednesday. “Thankful to have been a part of the Atlanta Falcons for [more]

Bucs expected to seek reunion with Matt Bryant

Since the Buccaneers cut Matt Bryant in 2009, they have tried Mike Nugent, Shane Andrus, Connor Barth, Rian Lindell, Pat Murray, Kyle Brindza, Roberto Aguayo, Nick Folk, Chandler Catanzaro and Cairo Santos. The team’s collection of kickers have combined to make only 77.3 percent of their field goal attempts. They also have missed 11 extra [more]

Falcons call cutting Matt Bryant a difficult, but necessary decision

Kicker Matt Bryant announced that the Falcons had decided to move on without him in 2019 on Wednesday morning and the team made it official later in the day. The team issued statements from owner Arthur Blank and General Manager Thomas Dimitroff about the franchise leader in field goals, extra points and points. Blank called [more]

Matt Bryant says Falcons are cutting him

Kicker Matt Bryant said on Tuesday night that he intends to play in 2019, but he will apparently need to find a new team if he’s going to see that through. Bryant revealed his plans to keep playing on social media and he was back there on Wednesday to announce that the Falcons do not [more]

Falcons kicker Matt Bryant says he’s returning for 18th season

Atlanta Falcons kicker Matt Bryant will turn 44 years old in May. But just like 46-year old Adam Vinatieri, Bryant doesn’t feel like he’s ready to hang up his cleats just yet. Bryant said on his Twitter account on Tuesday night that he’s not retiring and plans to come back for his 18th NFL season [more]

Falcons set to release Robert Alford

The Falcons are reportedly set to release a longtime starter at cornerback. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the team will be parting ways with Robert Alford. Alford started 15 games for the Falcons last season and, including the playoffs, has started all 77 games he has played since the start of the 2015 [more]

Tony Gonzalez patches things up with Chiefs fans after Atlanta snub

Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez might have gotten caught up in the moment, and the location. After the former Chiefs and Falcons tight end was elected to the Hall on Saturday, he did some local pandering with Atlanta television station WSB. “The Falcons, honestly, it made my career to come here,” Gonzalez said. [more]

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