Archive for the ‘Atlanta Falcons’ Category

Carson Wentz’s status for Week 1 remains uncertain

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Carson Wentz expects to participate in 11-on-11 drills next week, but it's uncertain whether he'll be ready for the season opener. The defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles host the Atlanta Falcons on Sept. 6. Wentz's goal since having surgery last December to repair a torn ACL and LCL in his left knee has been to be ready for that game.

Eagles QB Wentz uncertain he’ll play Week 1

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Carson Wentz plans to play Week 1, but the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback sounded less certain of his status for the regular-season opener on Tuesday. Wentz is working only in "controlled environment" drills during preseason practice after participating in team drills to start training camp. "I would love to be out there," Wentz told WIP Radio in Philadelphia on Tuesday.

Ryan eager for second chance to get Falcons offense moving

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Dan Quinn briefly struggled with his plan to play quarterback Matt Ryan for only one series in the Atlanta Falcons' preseason opener at the New York Jets. Quinn stuck with his plan, but the bad series set the pace for a poor performance by the offense in last week's 17-0 loss to the Jets . On Monday, the focus shifted to a fresh start for Ryan and the offense in Friday night's second preseason game against Kansas City.

Don’t Overlook the Little Guy in Running Back Tandems

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

One of the biggest puzzles for fantasy football players is how to evaluate running backs. Take the Tennessee Titans: When you look at Derrick Henry and Dion Lewis, it’s hard to believe they both play the same position. Henry is gigantic at 6-foot-3 and a listed weight of 247 pounds, while Lewis is 5-foot-8, 195 pounds.

Darnold, Bridgewater make cases to be Jets’ starting QB

Saturday, August 11th, 2018

The New York Jets' already intriguing quarterback competition just got a lot more interesting. Josh McCown is still No. 1 on the depth chart, but the other two quarterbacks made big-time statements in the Jets' 17-0 preseason-opening victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Friday night. "We'll see how the preseason goes," coach Todd Bowles said after the game.

NFL preseason roundup: Bridgewater, Darnold sharp for Jets

Saturday, August 11th, 2018

The New York Jets' preseason home opener, a 17-0 home win over the Atlanta Falcons on Friday, spiced up the already intriguing quarterback situation, as rookie Sam Darnold and veteran Teddy Bridgewater each threw for almost 100 yards and a touchdown in limited playing time. Darnold, the third overall pick who didn't sign with the team until late last month, is trying to show that he is ready to step in. Bridgewater, the former Minnesota Vikings starting quarterback, is trying to rebound after missing almost two seasons with a torn ACL and a dislocated kneecap.

Helmet penalty flags fly in Jets’ win over Falcons

Friday, August 10th, 2018

No one was safe from the NFL's new helmet rule during Friday night's game between the Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets. ''I'm anxious to go back and look at those,'' Atlanta coach Dan Quinn said. The rule first struck specials teams in the opening quarter, well before the Jets closed out the Falcons 17-0 at MetLife Stadium.

Jets vs. Falcons highlights | Preseason Week 1

Friday, August 10th, 2018

Watch the best highlights from the New York Jets and the Atlanta Falcons Preseason Week 1 match up.

Column: In a jaded world, here’s a player worthy of cheers

Friday, August 10th, 2018

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- Tired of pompous, entitled athletes who don't seem to realize how good they have it? Fed up with all the scandals and cheats and scoundrels mucking things up for the rest of us? Meet Ricardo Allen. He'll give you a reason to

Vikings Nick Easton’s neck injury likely ends season

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

The Minnesota Vikings lost a key member of their offensive line Thursday when left guard Nick Easton was placed on injured reserve because of a bulging disc in his neck. Coach Mike Zimmer made the announcement at a news conference. Easton hadn't practiced since Aug. 3 because of the injury.