Archive for the ‘Atlanta Falcons’ Category

Kenjon Barner stuns his dad with Fathers’ Day gift – Super Bowl bling

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Look at this damn thing! Barner put the ring and its case back into the FedEx box they were delivered in and brought them to the home of his father, Gary, for a late Father's Day celebration. He recorded his father opening the box, as Kenjon says, “Just a little Father's Day gift.

Report: Falcons expect Jones extension before camp

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

The Atlanta Falcons are "confident" they will re-sign wide receiver Julio Jones to a new long-term extension before training camp begins next month, ESPN reported Tuesday. The team reports for camp on July 22. Jones has two years remaining on his deal, which owes him $9.6 million in 2019 and $11.4 million in 2020.

Matt Ryan surprises Roddy White to let him know he’ll be in the Falcons Ring of Honor

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Roddy White is officially an Atlanta Falcons legend. The team announced Tuesday that White would be inducted into the Falcons Ring of Honor. In order to surprise White, the team told him he was going to host a behind-the-scenes video for Falcons fans.

Deion Jones says Falcons defense has ‘chip on our shoulders’

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Defense looked to be a rising strength for the Atlanta Falcons in their 2016 Super Bowl season and especially in their return to the playoffs in 2017. Now that the injured players are healing, linebacker Deion Jones said the Falcons' defense has to prove itself again. ''That chip is on our shoulders and we can't wait to get back'' and show everyone, Jones said Wednesday after the second day of the mandatory three-day minicamp.

2019 Falcons fantasy preview: Sky’s the limit with healthy weapons

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

The Yahoo Fantasy analysts will preview all 32 NFL teams between now and the end of July as training camps open. Long have the Atlanta Falcons been in the hierarchy of fantasy goodness, and last season contained few complaints. Matt Ryan finished as the second-highest scoring quarterback on Yahoo, Julio Jones ended his touchdown drought with authority, and rookie Calvin Ridley turned a lot of heads.

Julio Jones in coach mode for start of Falcons’ minicamp

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Julio Jones left his helmet inside and wore a floppy hat to the opening day of the Atlanta Falcons' three-day minicamp. As he prepares for his ninth season, Jones was in player-coach mode on Tuesday as he made mental notes to pass on to younger teammates. For the Falcons, the biggest news was the wide receiver reported, one year after he missed the mandatory minicamp.

Clutch Dont’a Hightower receives fitting nickname from Patriots teammate

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

Clutch Dont'a Hightower receives fitting nickname from Patriots teammate originally appeared on The New England Patriots probably have two fewer Super Bowl championships if not for Dont'a Hightower's clutch play in his NFL playoff career. The Alabama product made the Malcolm Butler interception in Super Bowl XLIX possible by shedding a block and tackling Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch at the one-yard line late in the fourth quarter. Hightower's strip-sack of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LI was a pivotal play in New England's legendary comeback from trailing 28-3.

Devonta Freeman ‘looks great’ in OTAs after an injury-riddled 2018

Friday, May 24th, 2019

One of the Atlanta Falcons' best playmakers is back. Running back Devonta Freeman participated in team OTAs on Thursday, and performed well, according to Charles Odum of the Star Tribune. It should also lift the spirits of quarterback Matt Ryan, who said Freeman “looks great” after missing 14 games last season.

NFL notebook: Gase calls Bell trade talk ‘ridiculous’

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

New York Jets coach Adam Gase on Thursday dismissed speculation that All-Pro running back Le'Veon Bell was on the trading block, calling it "ridiculous." After the Jets fired general manager Mike Maccagnan and named Gase the interim GM last week, there was talk that Gase had objected to Maccagnan's March signing of Bell to a four-year, $52.5 million deal. Asked if he thought the Jets overpaid for Bell, Gase replied, "No." "No, the contract was what it was," he said.

Falcons’ Freeman feeling strong, says football is fun again

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

The highlight of the Atlanta Falcons' first week of organized team activities has been Devonta Freeman's return to the field. Freeman looked explosive in Thursday's practice, the first OTAs session open to reporters. Having Freeman again flash his dual-threat skills at running back is good news for the Falcons' hopes of returning to the playoffs.