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Arthur Smith: Late-game situations require confidence and trust

The Falcons have compiled an 18-30 record over the past three seasons, and Arthur Smith has been hired as head coach to correct that. One of his key tasks will be improving the team’s performance in late-game situations, where Atlanta has developed a unique penchant for blowing leads. In a recent interview with Jeff Schultz [more]

Falcons will play home game in London

The Falcons will serve as the home team in an October game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, the team announced Thursday. The NFL will announce the exact date of the game as well as the Falcons’ non-divisional opponent when it releases the 2021 schedule in May. The Lions, Patriots, Jets, Eagles and the Washington [more]

Todd Gurley uses April Fool’s Day to remind teams he’s still available

NFL players probably shouldn’t try to do April Fool’s Day gags. They still do, and they surely still will. Tom Brady tried to make people think the Montreal Expos (a team that once drafted him) were returning in 2022, with Brady as the “first player/coach/owner in MLB history.” Brady proved that comedy is indeed hard. [more]

Falcons sign Jonathan Bullard, re-sign Steven Means

The Falcons have made a few moves to bolster their depth up front. Atlanta has re-signed defensive end Steven Means and signed defensive tackle Jonathan Bullard to a one-year deals. The club also announced the previously reported signing of offensive lineman Josh Andrews on Thursday. Means has been in the league since 2013, and received [more]

Kyle Pitts now working on getting back into football shape, not Combine shape

Florida tight end Kyle Pitts acknowledged after his outstanding Pro Day that everyone in the football world knows but can often get overlooked this time of year: Being in shape to sprint and jump in shorts isn’t the same thing as being in shape to play football. So Pitts said that now that he doesn’t [more]

Kyle Pitts thinks Falcons are interested in him at No. 4

It isn’t often that a tight end is a Top 5 pick in the NFL draft, but it also isn’t often that a tight end is as good as Kyle Pitts. Pitts, who won the John Mackey Award as the best tight end in college football last season at Florida, turned in a sensational workout [more]

Arthur Blank releases statement on Georgia voting rights

Falcons owner Arthur Blank is weighing in on Georgia’s sweeping overhaul of election laws. He released a statement five days after Gov. Brian Kemp signed the controversial bill, which includes new restrictions on voting by mail and greater legislative control over how elections are run. “Every voice and every vote matters and should be heard [more]

Packers-Chiefs, Cardinals-Browns among additions to 2021’s 17-game schedule

NFL owners have approved a 17-game schedule for the 2021 season and that means each team now has a new opponent on their schedule. The 17th game will be an inter-conference game each season and teams the conferences will alternate hosting duties. The AFC will host the games in 2021 and they will feature matchups [more]

Mike Davis: Atlanta was the best fit

Mike Davis has played for a few teams in his career, but he’s starting 2021 in a place that holds particular meaning. The veteran running back recently signed a two-year deal with Atlanta. That represents a homecoming for Davis, since he grew up in the city. And given new head coach Arthur Smith’s presence and [more]

Josh Andrews agrees to deal with Falcons

Offensive lineman Josh Andrews is headed to Atlanta. Andrews’ agent Brett Tessler announced that his client has agreed to a one-year deal with the Falcons. Tessler said the deal includes guaranteed money, but didn’t share any other financial terms. Andrews signed with the Jets as a free agent last year and appeared in 15 games [more]

Deion Jones reworks contract with Falcons

Falcons linebacker Deion Jones has joined the long list of players around the league that have reworked their contracts to provide cap space to teams this offseason. Jones’ agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN that his client is deferring $4 million of his $8.2 million base salary for the 2021 season until the 2022 season. That [more]

Mohamed Sanu returns to the 49ers

A day after the 49ers moved up to draft a quarterback, they’ve signed a player who knows a thing or two about throwing the football. Receiver Mohamed Sanu has signed with the 49ers, according to his agent, Mike McCartney. Sanu, who signed as a free-agent with the Falcons when 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan served as [more]

Report: 49ers did not have trade talks with Jets for No. 2

The 49ers hold the No. 3 pick in the draft after Friday’s trade with the Dolphins and a move further up the board reportedly wasn’t a topic of conversation. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the 49ers spoke to the Falcons and Bengals, who have the fourth and fifth picks, before making the swap with [more]

Brandon Powell is signing with the Bills

The Bills re-signed Isaiah McKenzie earlier this week and they are making another move at wide receiver on Friday. Brandon Powell‘s agent Ron Butler said that his client is signing with the Bills. It’s a one-year deal for Powell in Buffalo. Powell played in 15 games for the Falcons last season and caught 12 passes [more]

Urban Meyer skips Zach Wilson Pro Day

Jaguars coach Urban Meyer explained that he hovered over the shoulder of Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence during his throwing session for scouts so that Meyer could both apply a little pressure to Lawrence and hear the ball come out of Lawrence’s hand. Meyer won’t have that same perspective for the Pro Day workout of BYU [more]

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