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Julio Jones, absent workouts, deletes Falcons pics from Instagram

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones has yet to join the team for offseason workouts, according to multiple sources, and the deletion of Falcons photos from his Instagram page fueled speculation regarding unrest between Jones and the team. Jones was not with his teammates when the Falcons officially began offseason workouts last week but was expected back this week. However, he wasn't present when the players returned to the field Monday. The team said the deletion of the Falcons photos had to do with Jones wanting a "fresh start'' on social media and nothing more. One source told ESPN it was to set an example for Alabama players. Jones, a star receiver at Alabama from 2008-10, had spent the

Julio Jones, absent workouts, deletes Falcons pics from Instagram

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones has yet to join the team for offseason workouts, according to multiple sources, and the deletion of Falcons photos from his Instagram page fueled speculation regarding unrest between Jones and the team. Jones was not with his teammates when the Falcons officially began offseason workouts last week but was expected back this week. However, he wasn't present when the players returned to the field Monday. The team said the deletion of the Falcons photos had to do with Jones wanting a "fresh start'' on social media and nothing more. One source told ESPN it was to set an example for Alabama players. Jones, a star receiver at Alabama from 2008-10, had spent the

Source: Nick Foles agrees to restructured contract with Eagles

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

The Philadelphia Eagles and quarterback Nick Foles agreed to a reworked contract Friday, a source confirmed to ESPN. The restructured deal includes a $2 million signing bonus, incentives if he starts and hits certain benchmarks, and a mutual option for 2019. Foles was in the final year of his contract and was scheduled to make a base salary of $4 million this season. NFL Network first reported the contract restructuring. Both parties would have to be on board to exercise the 2019 option. The move gives the Super Bowl MVP a pay bump and provides an avenue for Foles to remain in Philadelphia beyond this season, depending on circumstances. Foles stepped in for the injured Carson Wentz, who tore

NFL 2018 Schedule: 10 Must-Watch Games This Season

Friday, April 20th, 2018

The 2018 NFL season schedule was released on Thursday and the countdown to September 6 can now begin in its earnest. The new season will see some minor changes to prime time games, with Monday Night Football starting at 8:15 p.m. EST instead of 8:30

Michael Brockers says he sustained torn MCL in Rams playoff loss

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Los Angeles Rams defensive end Michael Brockers played just 24 of the team’s 73 defensive snaps in January’s playoff loss to the Atlanta Falcons. It now seems there was a fairly understandable reason for why the Rams starter was so limited in such a

Report: Ex-Falcons CB Collins suspended 10 games

Monday, April 9th, 2018

Former Atlanta Falcons cornerback Jalen Collins has been suspended by the NFL for 10 games, according to an ESPN report, his fourth known suspension during his career. Collins, 25, was suspended for four games in 2016 and then for 10 games in 2017 for two separate violations of the league's performance-enhancing substances policy. Upon the end of his 10-game suspension in November last year, the former 2015 second-round pick was waived by the Falcons and went unclaimed through waivers.

Goodell backs helmet-hit change but defenders unhappy

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday that team owners achieved a priority item by imposing harsher punishment for helmet-inflicted hits while some defenders ripped the rule change designed to reduce concussions. "We think this is going to help us take the helmet out of the game, and get it back to where it's a protective device as opposed to something that can be used as a weapon," Goodell said. The move was aimed at reducing the number and severity of concussions and other injuries.

The standard of the NFL catch has officially changed

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

No matter, the NFL has a simplified catch rule designed to eliminate confusion -- and, the league hopes, controversy -- about receptions. "We wanted to simplify and provide clarity," Pittsburgh coach and longtime competition committee member Mike Tomlin said. The committee cited overturned receptions by tight ends James and Miller last season among the dozens of plays they reviewed "dozens of times," according to committee chairman Rick McKay, president of the Atlanta Falcons.

NFL weighing changes to catch rule

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Mention the names Calvin Johnson, Dez Bryant, Zach Miller and Jesse James , and what looked, sounded and felt like a catch wasn't one. If NFL owners pass a proposal from the powerful competition committee, those will be receptions in the future. ''We want to take these great catches and make them into catches,'' Riveron said Monday at the NFL meetings, where the owners likely will vote Tuesday on the adjustments to the catch rule.

NFL weighing changes to catch rule

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Mention the names Calvin Johnson, Dez Bryant, Zach Miller and Jesse James , and what looked, sounded and felt like a catch wasn't one. If NFL owners pass a proposal from the powerful competition committee, those will be receptions in the future. "We want to take these great catches and make them into catches," Riveron said Monday at the NFL meetings, where the owners likely will vote Tuesday on the adjustments to the catch rule.