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Seahawks, Russell Wilson could be on a Kirk Cousins-style collision course

With all the talk about Aaron Rodgers‘ looming mega-deal, there’s another quarterback who, like Rodgers, has two years left on his current contract. Unlike Rodgers, there’s no momentum toward adjusting the other quarterback’s deal. The other quarterback is Russell Wilson, and his contract situation eventually could get messy. Per a source with knowledge of the [more]

Next up in quarterback contracts: Aaron Rodgers

Thursday began with Packers G.M. Brian Gutekunst explaining on PFT Live that quarterback Aaron Rodgers‘ new contract was being delayed in part due to other quarterback contracts that had yet to be negotiated. By the end of Thursday, the most prominent quarterback entering the last year of his contract got his new deal. This means [more]

Arthur Blank: Matt Ryan “is getting what he earned”

Falcons owner Arthur Blank just wrote Matt Ryan an enormous check. And because of the size of checks that he keeps depositing, he sounds all too happy to do it. Blank told Chris Mortensen of ESPN that he was happy to hand his quarterback a five-year extension worth $30 million a year with $100 million [more]

Matt Ryan agrees to massive extension with the Falcons

The NFL now has a $30 million a year quarterback. And it’s not Aaron Rodgers. According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, the Falcons have agreed to a new five-year extension with quarterback Matt Ryan, which hits a new benchmark for annual average, and includes $100 million guaranteed. That surpasses the three-year, $84 million deal (all [more]

Devonta Freeman making progress with knee injury

Falcons running back Devonta Freeman may not be 100 percent healthy now, but he feels good about the progress he’s made this offseason. Freeman injured the posterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in his right knee in the regular season finale, and played through it in postseason games against the Rams and Eagles. “I’m able [more]

Report: NFL tweaking ejection language in new helmet rule

The NFL is tweaking the ejection language in the new rule outlawing lowering the head to initiate contact with the helmet, Mark Maske of the Washington Post reports. Ejections by on-field officials will be subject to replay review, but owners must approve the replay component. The NFL began a two-day player-safety summit Tuesday with owners, [more]

NFL doles out four more international practice squaders

As the NFL continues to try to build its international brand, they continue to dole out a few players to hang around teams for a year to build interest. The league announced that eight teams will carry international players on their practice squads this year, with each team in the AFC North getting a player [more]

Falcons bring in 27 undrafted free agents

The Falcons have complemented their six-player draft class by bringing in 27 undrafted free agents. The group includes a pair of fullbacks, which gives the Falcons two more than they had on the roster before the draft. Luke McNitt, who went to Nebraska, and Daniel Marx, who went to Stanford, will try to show enough [more]

Falcons in “great spot” with Julio Jones

Wide receiver Julio Jones hasn’t been working with the Falcons in their offseason program and he generated some attention last week when he stripped his Instagram account of pictures of him in the team’s uniform, but neither are a cause for concern for the team. General Manager Thomas Dimitroff took wide receiver Calvin Ridley in [more]

Vick’s “never lost to Dallas” boast is #fakenews

As the NFL draft becomes a Super Bowl-style, city-to-city road show, trolling the fans of the host team has quickly become a tradition. Former Falcons and Eagles (and Jets and Steelers) quarterback Michael Vick tried to get in on the act Friday night, while announcing Atlanta’s second-round pick at the Cowboys’ home stadium. “For the record, [more]

Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley will be able to continue their collaboration

Seven years after the Falcons picked up during round one an Alabama receiver who had a decent amount of success in the NFL, they’ve done it again. And the decision to match rookie Calvin Ridley with veteran Julio Jones will allow the two men to continue a collaboration that started as Ridley prepared for the [more]

Falcons take Calvin Ridley at No. 26

The Atlanta Falcons have just given Matt Ryan another weapon. With the 26th overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft, the Falcons selected Calvin Ridley, a wide receiver from Alabama. That adds another playmaker to an already strong offense, and another Alabama wide receiver to a team that already has Julio Jones. The Falcons were [more]

Falcons exercise Vic Beasley’s fifth-year option

It was back in February when Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff said that the team intended to exercise its option on Vic Beasley‘s contract for the 2019 season and the team got around to making it official on Wednesday. The move comes ahead of the May 3 deadline for teams to pick up their options, [more]

Brad Childress will coach Atlanta AAF team with Michael Vick as OC

Michael Vick will announce the Falcons’ second-round pick in the NFL Draft on Friday night, but that won’t be his only connection to pro football in Atlanta in the near future. The Alliance of American Football announced that it will have a team in Atlanta on Wednesday and that Vick will serve as its offensive [more]

Julio Jones causes a stir on social media

Among the differences between 2018 and much of human history is that people can send oblique messages via their social media accounts when the past would have required them to make their intentions known in a clear voice. As a result, a public figure making major changes to their social media profile can lead to [more]

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