Posts Tagged ‘Atlanta Falcons’

Blank: WR Jones will be a Falcon ‘forever’

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank does not envision anything that will keep Julio Jones from being with the team long term, amid reports that the wide receiver is angling for an updated contract. "I love Julio. Speaking specifically to a potentially updated contract for Jones, Blank said, ""We'll talk to him directly about that, and that's between us and him.

NFL notebook: Texans’ Watson ‘on schedule’ for training camp

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Deshaun Watson is progressing well in his rehab from major knee surgery, prompting Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien to declare the quarterback is on schedule to be ready for training camp in late July. Watson was experiencing a stellar rookie campaign before tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in a practice on Nov. 2. O'Brien told the NFL Network's "Good Morning Football" on Monday that the budding star has repeatedly made big strides while rehabbing the knee.

Redskins defensive back Hall retiring after 14 seasons

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Washington Redskins defensive back DeAngelo Hall is retiring after 14 NFL seasons, telling reporters "I'm done. Hall, 34, was the eighth overall pick by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2004 NFL Draft. Hall was traded to the Oakland Raiders in 2008 for a second-round pick and agreed to a seven-year, $70 million contract with $24.5 million guaranteed.

NFL notebook: Patricia again professes innocence

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia again denied allegations he was involved in a sexual assault in 1996 in a previously scheduled press conference at the team facility on Thursday. "Thankfully, truth is on my side," Patricia said reading a prepared statement after discussing a bombshell report with his team earlier in the day. Patricia said his mission is to move forward, "100 percent the head coach of the Detroit Lions," and said he was never asked about the incident during the interview process.

Falcons reach agreement with DT Senat before rookie minicamp

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with third-round draft pick Deadrin Senat, a defensive tackle from South Florida. The deal leaves only the team's first-round pick, wide receiver Calvin Ridley of Alabama, unsigned before

Cardinals sign deaf fullback Coleman to 1-year deal

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Arizona Cardinals have signed fullback Derrick Coleman to a one-year contract. Coleman is the first deaf player on offense to play in the NFL and he has spent four seasons in the league. He has played in 47 games since joining

Cardinals sign FB Coleman to one-year deal

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

The Arizona Cardinals announced the signing of former Atlanta Falcons fullback Derrick Coleman to a one-year contract on Thursday. Financial terms were not disclosed. Arizona released running back Bronson Hill in a corresponding move.

Falcons agree to terms with 4 draft picks, including Oliver

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with four of their six draft picks, including cornerback Isaiah Oliver, a second-round pick from Colorado. The Falcons also announced they have agreed to terms with running back Ito

Falcons agree to terms with Oliver, three other picks

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

The Atlanta Falcons agreed to contract terms with second-round pick Isaiah Oliver and three other draft picks, the team announced Wednesday. Oliver, a cornerback from Colorado, was the 58th overall pick of the recent draft. He had three career interceptions

Here’s what Matt Ryan’s $150M deal could mean for Aaron Rodgers, Carson Wentz and Dak Prescott

Monday, May 7th, 2018

When news broke last week of quarterback Matt Ryan’s five-year, $150 million deal with the Atlanta Falcons — which included an NFL-record $100 million guaranteed — there was no wailing and gnashing of teeth around NFL front offices, despite the historic amount of money headed Ryan’s way. While Ryan’s agent, Tom Condon, earned plenty of kudos for negotiating a deal with a staggering amount of guaranteed money and no offset language, a handful of front-office executives contacted by Yahoo Sports characterized the deal as a solid one for both sides, one that ultimately fell in line with most internal projections of what Ryan would get paid. It’s good to be a quarterback in the NFL as Matt Ryan signed an extension that guarantees him $100 million.