Archive for the ‘Atlanta Falcons’ Category

Tom Brady Patriots exit could cause other players to leave, ex-teammate says

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

The New England Patriots will struggle to retain several core players if longtime quarterback Tom Brady opts to leave for another team, according to a well-known former teammate. Rob Ninkovich was a key defensive contributor on two Brady-led Super Bowl teams, including the Patriots' comeback championship win against the Atlanta Falcons in 2017. The former Patriots linebacker argues that other key Patriots free agents, such as defensive back Devin McCourty, linebacker Kyle Van Noy and edge rusher Jamie Collins, could follow Brady out of New England.

Falcons sign punter Allen, kicker Koo to 1-year extensions

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Punter Ryan Allen and kicker Younghoe Koo, who joined the Atlanta Falcons midway through the 2019 season, have signed one-year contract extensions. Allen averaged 41.9 yards on 28 punts in the final eight games of the season. Allen has logged seven NFL seasons, including six with the New England Patriots.

New book: Colin Kaepernick wants to play football, open minds, but one’s more likely than the other

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

A few hours later, after his workout at an Atlanta high school, Kaepernick spoke at—not with—the media, taking no questions as he delivered an impassioned soliloquy about his desire to play football and his demands for transparency. Those two images—the eclipsing of an entire NFL team and the demand for total narrative control—came to mind when reading Kaepernick's new interview with USA Today Sports. Released in connection with his announcement of a new publishing initiative, to include his own memoir, the interview's an uncritical look at where Kaepernick is now and where he's headed next, which may or may not be an NFL field.

Arthur Blank says he believes London opponent for Falcons is the Broncos

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

The Atlanta Falcons have known since November that they will be playing a home game outside of the United States next season. While the NFL won't announce the schedule for the 2020 season until April, Falcons owner Arthur Blank gave an indication of whom they will be playing in England next season. Where the game would be played hadn't been announced previously either as Mexico City remained a possibility for Atlanta's international game as well.

Falcons’ Ben Steele promoted to tight ends coach

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Atlanta Falcons offensive assistant Ben Steele has been promoted to tight ends coach. Steele replaces Mike Mularkey, who announced his retirement on Jan. 9. The team announced Steele's promotion on Wednesday.

Falcons cut ties with OLB Beasley, set to become free agent

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

The Atlanta Falcons have cut ties with outside linebacker Vic Beasley, who led the NFL in sacks in the team's run to the Super Bowl but didn't come close to matching that production over the last three seasons. The decision announced Monday means the 27-year-old Beasley will become an unrestricted free agent when the new league year begins on March 18. ''As we continue to craft our 2020 roster, we'd like to thank Vic for five years of effort on behalf of our organization,'' general manager Thomas Dimitroff said in a statement.

Falcons cut ties with OLB Beasley, set to become free agent

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

The Atlanta Falcons have cut ties with outside linebacker Vic Beasley, who led the NFL in sacks in the team's run to the Super Bowl but didn't come close to matching that production over the last three seasons. The decision announced Monday means the 27-year-old Beasley will become an unrestricted free agent when the new league year begins on March 18. “As we continue to craft our 2020 roster, we'd like to thank Vic for five years of effort on behalf of our organization,” general manager Thomas Dimitroff said in a statement.

Without new Falcons deal, OLB Beasley becoming free agent

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Vic Beasley is set to become an unrestricted free agent after the team announced Monday it will not pursue contract negotiations with him. "As we continue to craft our 2020 roster, we'd like to thank Vic for five years of effort on behalf of our organization," Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said in a statement on the team's website. Beasley, who has 37.5 sacks, 36 tackles for loss, 11 forced fumbles and two touchdowns in 60 starts over five seasons with the Falcons, will be able to strike a deal with other teams when the new NFL year begins March 18.

‘We’ll be back’ says shellshocked Niners coach

Sunday, February 2nd, 2020

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan insisted his team would bounce back after a fourth quarter collapse left their Super Bowl dream in ruins here Sunday. Shanahan could only watch in horror as the 49ers saw a 20-10 fourth quarter lead evaporate as the Kansas City Chiefs ran out 31-20 winners. It was a grim case of deja vu for Shanahan, who had been offensive coordinator with the Atlanta Falcons at the 2017 Super Bowl when they surrendered a 28-3 lead to New England.

49ers’ Tevin Coleman is all too familiar with Super Bowl heartbreak

Sunday, February 2nd, 2020

Not being able to do anything to prevent his team from blowing a double-digit lead in the second half of a Super Bowl has become an all-too-familiar feeling for 49ers running back Tevin Coleman. It happened three years ago when he was a member of the Atlanta Falcons. "It definitely feels the same," Coleman said.