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2021 NFL Draft: Top edge prospects who fit Falcons

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

How many draft picks do Falcons currently own? Beek's mock drafts:1.0 | 2.0 | 3.0 | 4.0 | 5.0 | 6.0 College pro day schedule | Mock draft tracker Fontenot and Smith have some tough decisions to make as they begin to reshape this team to fit their short-term and long-term vision for sustained success. Some of those decisions won't be dictated by just talent alone; the Falcons must get in line with the salary cap – and still must have enough space available to sign draft picks and, possibly, free ...

Falcons hire seven new assistants

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

Seven assistants were added to the 2021 Atlanta Falcons football staff on Monday morning.

Honey, I shrunk the Falcons

Sunday, February 21st, 2021

Have you every looked at a gameday photo of an Atlanta Falcons player and thought, “Wouldn’t it be cool if Calvin Ridley was only inches tall and feet too big for his body? Well, do I have some news for you! The fine folks at Gridiron Minis have taken sports social media by storm recent with their fun take on NFL players being shrunken to a few inches.

Falcons 2020 draft class ranked No. 16 by NFL.com

Saturday, February 20th, 2021

The Atlanta Falcons' 2020 draft class only consisted of six players, headlined by the selection of Clemson cornerback A.J. Terrell in the first round.

One ESPN writer makes bold offseason prediction for the Falcons

Friday, February 19th, 2021

The Atlanta Falcons own the No. pick in this year's draft. ESPN reporters for each NFL team were asked to give their one bold prediction for the offseason and Michael DiRocco believes general manager Terry Fontenot and coach Arthur Smith's first draft pick together will be a quarterback.

Ricardo Allen shares classy goodbye to Atlanta

Friday, February 19th, 2021

The Atlanta Falcons released veteran safety Ricardo Allen on Thursday in an effort to create salary cap space for the new league year.

Falcons clear cap space by releasing veterans Allen, Bailey

Thursday, February 18th, 2021

The Associated Press The Atlanta Falcons have cleared almost $11 million in cap space by releasing two veterans — safety Ricardo Allen and defensive end Allen Bailey. According to Spotrac, the team cleared $6.25 million by releasing Allen, a four-time team captain, and another $4.5 million by cutting Bailey. The Falcons also waived quarterback Kurt Benkert, who spent the 2020 season on the Falcons' practice squad.

LA Chargers: Pass or pursue on two recently released Atlanta Falcons

Thursday, February 18th, 2021

The Atlanta Falcons are one of the first teams to start making cuts to the roster to free up cap space, releasing both Ricardo Allen and Allen Bailey on Thursday. Allen is a 29-year-old free safety while Bailey is a 33-year-old defensive end. The LA Chargers have the least dead cap on the books this offseason, putting them in a position to potentially pick free agents out of the bargain bin that other teams simply cannot afford.

LA Chargers: Pass or pursue on two recently released Atlanta Falcons

Thursday, February 18th, 2021

The Atlanta Falcons are one of the first teams to start making cuts to the roster to free up cap space, releasing both Ricardo Allen and Allen Bailey on Thursday. Allen is a 29-year-old free safety while Bailey is a 33-year-old defensive end. The LA Chargers have the least dead cap on the books this offseason, putting them in a position to potentially pick free agents out of the bargain bin that other teams simply cannot afford.

Falcons cuts include safety Ricardo Allen, defensive lineman Allen Bailey

Thursday, February 18th, 2021

Feb. 18—The Atlanta Falcons have released safety Ricardo Allen and defensive end Allen Bailey. Additionally, quarterback Kurt Benkert has been waived. Allen was originally selected by the Falcons in the fifth round (147th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Purdue. A four-time team captain, Allen appeared in 77 games (76 starts) while totaling 338 total tackles (243 solo), 11 interceptions ...