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Kyle Pitts playing for Falcons; Marcus Davenport, Ryan Ramczyk are active for Saints

It appears Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts will get a chance to break Mike Ditka’s rookie receiving yards record for a tight end. Pitts is active after being questionable with a hamstring injury.He needs only 59 yards to top Ditka and set the NFL record.The Falcons’ inactives are quarterback Josh Rosen, defensive lineman John Cominsky, [more]

Arthur Blank has COVID, will miss first game since becoming Falcons owner

Falcons owner Arthur Blank will not be at his team’s season finale on Sunday.The Falcons announced that Blank has tested positive for COVID-19 and will watch the game from home. According to the team, Blank is feeling well and is experiencing only mild symptoms. Blank has been fully vaccinated and received a booster shot.It is [more]

Matt Ryan fined $10,300 for taunting

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was the unlikely recipient of a taunting penalty last Sunday and he heard from the league about it during the week as well.Ryan was flagged for saying something to Bills safety Jordan Poyer after what was ruled a rushing touchdown on the field. The NFL fined Ryan $10,300 for the infraction, [more]

Cordarrelle Patterson asks to play defense on Sunday

Atlanta’s Cordarrelle Patterson has been one of the NFL’s most versatile players this season, with 607 rushing yards, 547 receiving yards and 434 kickoff return yards. But with one game to go, Patterson has more he wants to do.Specifically, Patterson wrote on Twitter that he wants defensive coordinator Dean Pees to let him play free [more]

NFL Week 18 injury report roundup: Who’s starting at QB for the 49ers?

We’ve reached the final weekend of the 2021 regular season.The final 16 games will be played on Saturday and Sunday with the Raiders and Chargers taking the honors for the 272nd and final game of the NFL’s first 17-game season. The injury reports for all 32 teams taking part in those games are listed below:49ers [more]

Kyle Pitts questionable with hamstring injury

Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts is trying to make history Sunday. He needs only 59 yards to set the NFL record for receiving yards by a rookie tight end.But the team lists Pitts as questionable to play against the Saints.He injured his hamstring in the first half of Sunday’s loss to the Bills and played [more]

Dean Pees has thoughts on young coaches, analytics

The analytics mafia is about to go to the mattresses.Long-time NFL assistant coach Dean Pees had some thoughts on Thursday about young football coaches. His comments veered into observations regarding the impact of computers and analytics on modern-day football.“I think the younger generation of coaches feel a little entitled,” Pees said. “I think they’re spoiled. . [more]

Cordarrelle Patterson wants to remain with Falcons after breakout year

It took until nine years into his career for Cordarrelle Patterson to find a team that best unlocked his offensive versatility.So now that he’s found that home, why would he want to go anywhere else? If it’s up to Patterson, he won’t be.“I’ve been around five teams, eight offensive coordinators; being here, I feel like [more]

Kyle Pitts returns to limited practice Thursday

Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts returned to practice Thursday. His hamstring injury limited him.Pitts missed Wednesday’s session.He injured his hamstring in the first half of Sunday’s loss to the Bills and played only 27 of 53 snaps.Pitts has 1,018 yards this season, giving him a chance to set the NFL’s rookie record for receiving yards [more]

Kyle Pitts sits out Wednesday’s practice with a hamstring injury

Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts missed Wednesday’s practice with a hamstring injury. He injured his hamstring in the first half of Sunday’s loss to the Bills and played only 27 of 53 snaps.He has 1,018 yards this season, giving him a chance to set the NFL’s rookie record for receiving yards by a tight end. [more]

Falcons RB coach Desmond Kitchings leaving to be University of Virginia offensive coordinator

The Falcons will be looking for a new running backs coach this offseason.Falcons head coach Arthur Smith told reporters on Monday that their current running backs coach Desmond Kitchings is leaving the team to become the offensive coordinator at the University of Virginia. Virginia recently hired former Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott as their head [more]

Matt Ryan on taunting penalty: I didn’t think it was anything that bad

The NFL’s enhanced focus on taunting penalties has been a topic of conversation throughout the 2021 season and it ensnared an unlikely player during Week 17.Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was flagged for taunting Bills safety Jordan Poyer after an apparent touchdown run in Sunday’s 29-15 Bills win and that came as a surprise since Ryan [more]

Week 18 NFL playoff picture: One spot at the table left in the NFC

Sunday night’s win by the Packers clinched the No. 1 seed for Green Bay and it also ensured the Eagles of a ticket to the dance, which means there’s not a whole lot of suspense left for the final week of the season in the NFC.One spot remains available in the postseason tournament and it [more]

Bills freeze out Falcons 29-15, clinch playoff berth

Josh Allen threw three interceptions in four passes, but the Bills were able to overcome it. On a snowy day in Buffalo, the Bills rallied for a 29-15 victory over Atlanta.It clinched a playoff berth for the Bills (10-6) since the Ravens lost to the Rams.Buffalo trailed 15-14 at halftime after Allen’s meltdown, which saw [more]

Falcons lead Bills 15-14 after two Josh Allen interceptions

The Falcons scored 10 points in the final 1:48 of the first half, taking advantage of back-to-back Josh Allen interceptions.Atlanta leads Buffalo 15-14 at halftime.The Bills led 14-5 and were threatening for more. They faced a third-and-eight from the Atlanta 10 when Duron Harmon picked Allen on a pass intended for Cole Beasley in the [more]

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