Archive for the ‘Atlanta Falcons’ Category

Jets coach Adam Gase blames himself for starting LB’s season-ending injury

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

The New York Jets were dealt a significant blow on Friday with the news that starting inside linebacker Avery Williamson had torn his ACL during a preseason game. All major preseason injuries are tough, but what made Williamson's injury even more regrettable was that he was playing while all of the Jets' other starters had been pulled from the game. In an age where basically every firm starter is off the field by the end of the first quarter, if he plays at all, during the first two weeks of preseason, Williamson was playing late into the second quarter against the Atlanta Falcons.

NFL notebook: Raiders GM Mayock weighs in on WR Brown

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

The Oakland Raiders' Antonio Brown was absent from practice Sunday, and general manager Mike Mayock sounded fed up with the star wideout. "Y'all know that AB is not here today, right?" Mayock said, addressing reporters in a video that was distributed on the Oakland Raiders' Twitter page. Brown was a full participant in the team's walkthrough on Saturday, but he has had only one full-speed practice and two walkthroughs, in part because he was recovering from foot blisters caused by a cryotherapy mishap and lately because of the helmet issue.

Falcons OL McGary (heart) begins path to return

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Atlanta Falcons rookie offensive lineman Kaleb McGary will resume on-field work this week in practice but has not been cleared for contact, coach Dan Quinn said Sunday. McGary, the No. 31 overall pick in the draft, underwent cardiac ablation on July 31, a procedure designed to correct heart rhythm issues. The team said McGary previously had two similar procedures, which are considered minimally invasive.

Jaguars receiver Lee practices for 1st time in nearly a year

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee practiced Saturday for the first time since tearing three ligaments in his left knee last preseason. Lee was removed from the physically unable to perform list and took part in drills for the first time since getting carted off the field during the team's third exhibition game last August. His knee buckled when Atlanta Falcons cornerback Damontae Kazee made a helmet-first tackle in the first quarter.

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick does his best running back impression with highlight-reel truck

Friday, August 16th, 2019

If Ryan Fitzpatrick isn't the Miami Dolphins' starting quarterback this year, maybe he has a future as their starting fullback. After starting the Dolphins' first preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons on Aug. 8, Fitzpatrick came off the bench behind Josh Rosen in a 16-14 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday, starting the second half at Raymond James Stadium and delivering one of the game's biggest highlights with his shoulder. On the second play of the fourth quarter in Tampa, Fitzpatrick scrambled out of trouble and dashed to the left sideline with the ball tucked in his left hand.

Dolphins take extended look at two young running backs against Bucs. Results were mixed

Friday, August 16th, 2019

Kenyan Drake got the nod at running back for the Miami Dolphins in their first preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons on Aug. 8. For their second preseason tuneup Friday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Dolphins held out their potential starting running back, which opened up an opportunity for Mark Walton to make a start in Tampa. Walton, a former Miami Hurricane from Booker T. Washington High School, got his first start in a Dolphins uniform at Raymond James Stadium.

Adams: Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has the best ‘complement of weapons’ he’s ever played with

Friday, August 16th, 2019

The "Good Morning Football" crew discusses whether Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan will finish the year as a top five fantasy QB.

Ryan, Darnold both sharp as Jets beat Falcons 22-10

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Matt Ryan and Sam Darnold both appear ready for the regular season. Ryan looked sharp in his preseason debut for the Atlanta Falcons, completing nine straight passes, and Darnold led New York on another scoring drive in the Jets' 22-10 victory Thursday night. After sitting out the first two exhibition games, Ryan played most of the first half.

Ryan, Darnold both sharp as Jets beat Falcons 22-10

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Matt Ryan and Sam Darnold both appear ready for the regular season. Ryan looked sharp in his preseason debut for the Atlanta Falcons, completing nine straight passes, and Darnold led New York on another scoring drive in the Jets' 22-10 victory Thursday night. After sitting out the first two exhibition games, Ryan played most of the first half.

Club America coach: Mercedes-Benz is ‘the best stadium in the world’

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Atlanta United rolled past Club America to capture the 2019 Campeones Cup Wednesday night. The Five Stripes bounced back from a second-half deficit to pick up the victory, becoming the first Major League Soccer team to win the Campeones Cup. Atlanta United is heating up at the right time as the team has won six of its last seven matches, including last night's 3-2 win.