Archive for the ‘Atlanta Falcons’ Category

Patriots give perfect response to Falcons’ Valentine’s Day card

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Patriots give perfect response to Falcons' Valentine's Day card originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The Atlanta Falcons sent a Valentine's Day tweet to every team in the NFL on Thursday, and the New England Patriots were ready with a witty response. The Patriots, earlier in the day, sent out a Valentine's-themed tweet involving running back James White, and that's the one the Falcons responded to. Check out the exchange in the tweets below.

How many Kyler Murrays are out there in specialization era?

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Deion Sanders played pro football and baseball, and ''Prime Time'' has a special place in his heart for athletes who excel at a high level in both sports. He wishes more young men had the same opportunities as Murray, but laments that youth sports coaches often encourage kids to pick one main sport at an early age. You've got some idiot in a youth league telling a kid, 'If you just focus on this one thing, you're going to be great,''' Sanders said.

Falcons sign LB Bruce Carter to 1-year contract extension

Monday, February 11th, 2019

The Atlanta Falcons have signed linebacker Bruce Carter to a one-year contract extension. The team announced the move Monday. Carter is a seven-year veteran who played in 11 games for Atlanta last season.

Source: Raiders hire A.J. Neibel as new strength and conditioning coach

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

Source: Raiders hire A.J. Neibel as new strength and conditioning coach originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com The Raiders took some time finding their new strength and conditioning coach. Tom Shaw was let go during the 2018 season for what head coach Jon Gruden called a "personal matter," and had his assistants finish out the campaign and assist the Senior Bowl's practice week. The Raiders have selected A.J. Neibel to lead the strength and conditioning program, a source confirmed on Sunday.

NFL notebook: Cardinals ink CB Alford

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

The Arizona Cardinals acquired the pass defense help they were looking for, signing former Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert Alford to a three-year contract on Thursday. The deal has a $22.5 million base that can go up to $24 million with incentives, according to NFL Network. Alford has a $13.5 million guarantee.

Falcons release 43-year-old kicker Matt Bryant

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

The Atlanta Falcons elected to move on from veteran kicker Matt Bryant, it was announced on Wednesday. Bryant, 43, revealed midweek that the Falcons would not be bringing him back for the next NFL season. The 2016 Pro Bowler had been with the Falcons since 2009 and he signed a three-year contract extension last offseason.

Brooks Reed says goodbye to the Falcons

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

The cuts are continuing in Atlanta. Cornerback Robert Alford and kicker Matt Bryant have apparently been joined on the discard pile by defensive end Brooks Reed. Reed said farewell to the Falcons, his teammates and the city of Atlanta on his Instagram page Wednesday.

Falcons cut kicker Bryant, team’s all-time scoring leader

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

The Atlanta Falcons released kicker Matt Bryant on Wednesday, ending the 10-year run of the team's all-time leading scorer. The decision to not renew the team's option on the 43-year-old Bryant comes despite another strong season in 2018, when he made 20 of 21 field goals and 33 of 35 extra points. Bryant's only missed field goal was from 53 yards at Green Bay.

Falcons K Matt Bryant says he’ll be released after missing only one FG last season

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

While kickers come and go, especially in their mid-40s, if the Falcons follow through and do cut Bryant — who was their kicker for 10 seasons — it will be after a very good season in 2018. Bryant kicked well in 2018 Even though Bryant was 43 last season, he was among the most reliable kickers in the NFL. Bryant hit 95.2 percent of his field-goal attempts, which was a career-best for a full season.

Falcons release CB Alford, possibly clearing spot for Oliver

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

The Atlanta Falcons have released cornerback Robert Alford, a second-round pick in 2013 who had 10 career interceptions but none this season. The move, announced by the team on Tuesday night, could clear the way for Isaiah Oliver, a 2018 second-round pick, to start. As a rookie, Oliver cut into Alford's playing time.