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Falcons add some safety depth before the draft

The Falcons took a huge hit in 2018 when both starting safeties were lost to season-ending injuries early. Friday, they added some depth as those two recover. According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com, the Falcons are signing safeties Chris Cooper and Afolabi Laguda. Laguda played at Colorado with Falcons cornerback Isaiah Oliver, and was with [more]

AAF safety Ed Reynolds has a workout with the Falcons

The unexpectedly robust pipeline from the AAF to the NFL continues to flow. Safety Ed Reynolds will work out with the Falcons today, per a league source. This is just the first stop; other teams have interest in Reynolds. A fifth-round draft pick of the Eagles in 2014, Reynolds has spent time with Philly and [more]

Arthur Blank: Falcons still looking to address trenches

Even with the return of Adrian Clayborn to Atlanta in free agency, Falcons owner Arthur Blank believes his team still needs more help along the offensive and defensive lines. “I think the needs in the draft are exactly the same as going into free agency: I think we’ve got to get younger on the offensive [more]

Daniel Brunskill signs with 49ers

The 49ers have signed offensive lineman Daniel Brunskill, Eric Edholm of Yahoo Sports reports. Brunkskill, 25, spent time with the Falcons the past two years. He signed with the Falcons as an undrafted free agent out of San Diego State in 2017. Atlanta cut him out of the preseason but re-signed him to the practice [more]

Tyeler Davison visiting 49ers on Friday

Defensive tackle Tyeler Davison will visit the 49ers on Friday, Herbie Teope of NFL Media reports. Davison visited the Falcons earlier this week. He spent the past four years with the Saints after they made him a fifth-round pick in 2015. The Saints signed Malcom Brown and Mario Edwards this offseason. Davison, 26, started 48 [more]

Nate Davis makes the pre-draft rounds

UNC Charlotte offensive lineman Nate Davis is generating plenty of attention in the days preceding the 2019 draft. Per a league source, Davis will rack up a total of 10 pre-draft visits. He either has visited or will visit the Rams, Vikings, Panthers, Titans, Bills, Bears, Washington, Falcons, Jaguars, and Patriots. The six-three, 311-pound Davis, [more]

Ryan Watson finishes Air Force duty, works out for Falcons

When we last mentioned former Air Force linebacker Ryan Watson, it was two years ago, when he was working out for the Cardinals but unable to sign with them because of his military commitment. That commitment is now done. Watson will officially finish his required two years of active duty this week and will work [more]

Falcons will play on new turf at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in 2019

The Falcons will be playing on a new surface when they play their first home game of the 2019 season. Tim Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that new turf has been installed at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The plan to replace the turf was announced after Super Bowl LII in February and was the [more]

Miles Sanders drawing lots of interest

Penn State running back Miles Sanders is a popular man. He has visits with five teams and workouts with eight others. He has traveled to or will travel to Philadelphia, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Buffalo, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Sanders also will workout for the Bears as well as the Texans, Cowboys, [more]

Ra’Shede Hageman faces two-game suspension

Defensive lineman Ra’Shede Hageman is trying to find his way back into the NFL, but any return to the playing field will have to wait until he serves a two-game suspension. According to multiple reports, Hageman faces a ban of that length before he’ll be allowed to return to game action. Hageman was arrested for [more]

Adrian Clayborn returning to Falcons

Defensive end Adrian Clayborn left the Falcons for the Patriots as a free agent last year, but he’s reportedly headed back to Atlanta. Clayborn thanked the Patriots for releasing him in March after the first year of the two-year deal he signed with the team and said he was looking forward to his next chapter. [more]

Report: Ra’Shede Hageman visits Falcons

The Falcons cut defensive tackle Ra’Shede Hageman in September 2017. He has not played in the NFL since the 2016 season. Hageman, though, is working for a second chance after having his career derailed by legal problems. His former team at least is giving him a look. The Falcons hosted Hagemen on a visit last [more]

Tyeler Davison visiting Falcons

Defensive tackle Tyeler Davison has spent the last four years with the Saints, but he’s set to spend some time with another NFC South club. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Davison will visit with the Falcons. It’s the first reported visit of free agency for Davison. Davison was a 2015 fifth-round pick and [more]

Rich McKay: If we’re going to replay judgment calls, let’s start with biggest one

NFL teams voted 31-1 in favor of a one-year trial expansion of replay to include challenges for pass interference penalties whether they were called on the field or if coaches think they should have been called. That change came after the end of last year’s NFC Championship Game spurred calls for the league to have [more]

Raiders sign Jordan Richards

The Raiders added another free agent to their roster on Friday afternoon. The team announced that they have signed safety Jordan Richards. It’s their second addition of the day as they previously added former AAF defensive end Alex Barrett to the defense. Richards was a 2015 second-round pick by the Patriots and spent the first [more]

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