Archive for the ‘Atlanta Falcons’ Category

Falcons’ Kaleb McGary issues apology after ‘misguided’ tweet about those protesting George Floyd’s death

Saturday, May 30th, 2020

Atlanta Falcons offensive tackle Kaleb McGary issued an apology Friday after an earlier tweet about the nationwide protests and riots following the death of George Floyd was met with massive backlash on social media. In a since-deleted tweet, McGary stated that those looting and damaging property “in response to a sad and senseless death” are “no better than the cops they claim to hate.

Fantasy Football 2020: 10 WR Steals to Target In Your Draft

Friday, May 29th, 2020

The best wide receivers in the NFL are usually among the best wide receivers in fantasy football. It wasn’t hard to predict that DeAndre Hopkins, Julio Jones and Michael Thomas were going to be good in 2019. They’ve posted monstrous numbers time and time again, they had developed a good rapport with their quarterbacks and they had acted as essential cogs in their respective offenses for years.

Predicting Potential Landing Spots for Remaining NFL Free Agents

Friday, May 29th, 2020

With that door closed, Freeman’s options are pretty limited now, though the Eagles, who are looking for veteran depth behind sophomore starter Miles Sanders, and Buccaneers remain in touch with the two-time Pro Bowler. Freeman’s prime years have come and gone—Atlanta’s decision to move on from him this offseason was a no-brainer, particularly once Georgia legend Todd Gurley became available.

“Those Guys are Definitely Blessed”: DeAndre Hopkins Reveals Why he’s Better than Michael Thomas and Julio Jones

Friday, May 29th, 2020

I definitely think I’m the best,” Hopkins bragged. I know I’m the best. Mike’s my boy.

Falcons have four players among the 100 highest-paid athletes in the world

Friday, May 29th, 2020

First among the Falcons on Forbes's list is All-Pro receiver Julio Jones, who ranks 26th among all athletes in earnings over the past 12 months. Forbes lists Jones's earnings at $40.5 million over the past year, with $37.5 million coming from his contract and bonuses with the Falcons and $3 million earned from his car dealerships. RELATED CONTENT NFC South WR rankings NFC South QB rankings Hopkins says he's better than Julio Interestingly, the second Falcons player to appear on the list, at No.

Alex Mack concerned with how teammates spend free time when they return

Friday, May 29th, 2020

As the NBA works on its own plan to reopen after the COVID-19 shutdown, the plan is to put players into a sequestered environment, in hopes of reducing the spread of the virus. The NFL hasn't gotten to that point — because they have the benefit of time — but the concerns about the spread [more]

What does Devonta Freeman really want?

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

Devonta Freeman is not a top three running back, nor still at the peak of his career, but he can be a serviceable back to a team that needs depth. And that might be something Freeman is not interested in. After talks of a contract stalled with the Seattle Seahawks, reports came out that Freeman was mulling retirement this upcoming season.

Atlanta Falcons’ all-time Mount Rushmore: 4 best players in franchise history

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

Sanders, who spent five seasons with Atlanta, was a three-time Pro Bowler and three-time first-team All-Pro selection as a cornerback, and a first-team All-Pro honoree as a kick returner with the team. During his time with the Falcons, Sanders had 24 interceptions, which included a career-high seven INTs in 1993, and three were returned for touchdowns. Sanders also had success elsewhere when he played for the San Francisco 49ers (1994) and Dallas Cowboys (1995-1999).

Here’s Why You Should Fade Todd Gurley in Fantasy Football Drafts

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

It doesn't seem like long go when Todd Gurley was the first player drafted in fantasy football leagues. Gurley, who is just 25 years old, was released by the Rams in the offseason and picked up by the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons, who released veteran running back Devonta Freeman in the offseason, will look to Gurley to be the main guy in their rushing attack this season. A few weeks ago when asked about Gurley, Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said "the main question is no one seems to know his health status."

Is Neal Next To Get Paid On Falcons Defense?

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

The Atlanta Falcons signed both linebacker Deion Jones and defensive tackle Grady Jarrett to contract extensions prior to the 2019 season. Jones, who the Falcons drafted in the second round of the 2016 draft, signed a 4-year, $57 million contract. Jarrett, who the Falcons drafted in the fifth round of the 2015, signed a 4-year, $68 million extension.