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Alex Mack to retire

Earlier on Thursday, word emerged that 49ers center Alex Mack would take a pay cut — a sign that the veteran would soon choose whether or not to retire.Now we know that decision has been made.Per Mike Silver of Bally Sports, Mack will retire after 13 seasons in the league.Mack began his career with the [more]

Falcons release Rashaad Coward

The Falcons officially announced the signing of wide receiver Cameron Batson on Thursday and they also revealed the move they made to open up a spot for him on their 90-man roster.The team has released offensive lineman Rashaad Coward.Coward signed a reserve/future contract with the Falcons in January after spending time with the Steelers and [more]

Cameron Batson agrees to sign with Falcons

Wide receiver Cameron Batson is set to join the Falcons.Batson’s agent Cameron Weiss said that his client has agreed to sign with the NFC South club. The move will reunite him with Falcons head coach Arthur Smith, who coached Batson when he was the offensive coordinator of the Titans.Batson joined Tennessee as an undrafted free [more]

Lions claim John Cominsky off waivers, cut Aldrick Rosas

The Lions have claimed defensive lineman John Cominsky off waivers.The Lions cut kicker Aldrick Rosas to make room for the arrival of Cominsky to the 90-player roster.The Falcons waived Cominsky last week, saving them $965,000 against the salary cap.Cominsky appeared in only four games for the Falcons last year, seeing action on 13 defensive snaps [more]

Texans set to sign Fabian Moreau

The Texans are adding a veteran player to their cornerback group.Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that Houston is signing Fabian Moreau to their 90-man roster.Moreau was a Washington third-round pick in 2017 and spent four years with the NFC East team before moving on to the Falcons last season. He started all 16 games [more]

Matt Ryan can become first QB to lose to 31 different teams

Four starting quarterbacks in NFL history have wins over all 32 NFL teams: Drew Brees, Brett Favre, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. No quarterback has ever lost to all 32 teams, but Matt Ryan can come the closest this season.Ryan has lost to 29 different teams in his NFL career, according to Pro-Football-Reference.com. And this [more]

Marcus Mariota eager to return to starting role but vows to help Desmond Ridder

Marcus Mariota‘s last start came on Oct. 13, 2019, when he was still with the Titans. He has thrown only 31 passes for 254 yards with a touchdown and an interception since.Mariota signed with the Falcons for a chance to start again. Then, the Falcons used a third-round draft choice to select Desmond Ridder.“For me [more]

Arthur Smith: We’re not asking Marcus Mariota to be Matt Ryan, just to be himself

With Matt Ryan traded to the Colts, the Falcons now have Marcus Mariota as their presumable starting quarterback for 2022.It’s been years since Mariota had a QB1 title, losing that job with the Titans to Ryan Tannehill in 2019. But after spending the last two seasons with the Raiders, he’s been reunited with head coach [more]

Falcons release John Cominsky

The Falcons have elected to move on from one of their 2019 draft picks.Atlanta announced on Thursday that the club has released defensive lineman John Cominsky.Cominsky appeared in just four games for the Falcons last year, mostly playing on special teams. He finished the season with a pair of tackles, one of which was for [more]

Falcons move Avery Williams from defensive back to running back

The Falcons added a running back from outside the organization on Thursday when they signed Jeremy McNichols and they also announced that they’re trying to add one from inside the organization as well.Avery Williams is being moved from defensive back to running back for his second NFL season. Williams joined the Falcons as a 2021 [more]

Falcons sign Jeremy McNichols

The Falcons have added some depth to their backfield.Atlanta announced on Thursday that the club has signed running back Jeremy McNichols.McNichols has familiarity with head coach Arthur Smith’s offense, as Smith was his offensive coordinator with the Titans in 2020. That season, McNichols had 204 yards on 47 carries with a touchdown.Last year, McNichols became more [more]

Deion Jones out for the rest of the Falcons offseason

Linebacker Deion Jones‘ future in Atlanta has been fodder for speculation recently and he won’t be working with the Falcons for the rest of the offseason.Falcons head coach Arthur Smith told reporters on Thursday that Jones will be out for the entire offseason program because he is rehabbing after having his shoulder cleaned up this [more]

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