Archive for the ‘Atlanta Falcons’ Category

Someone posed as Falcons’ DC Dean Pees to offer Juantarius Bryant a minicamp tryout

Saturday, May 15th, 2021

On Wednesday, Bryant (#26 above, seen in a Dec. 14, 2019 game) showed up at the Atlanta Falcons’ facility based on a minicamp tryout offer he thought he’d received from Falcons’ defensive coordinator Dean Pees, but when he got there, he found out that it had been someone impersonating Pees who had texted him, and that the Falcons didn’t have a tryout spot for him.

Falcons rookie minicamp: Highlights from the first two days

Saturday, May 15th, 2021

The Atlanta Falcons have have completed the second day of their three-day rookie minicamp.

Takeaways from Day 1 of Falcons rookie minicamp

Saturday, May 15th, 2021

We still have so many questions about what the new team will look like under Arthur Smith and Dan Pees. The Falcons have the highest draft pick since 2008 in Kyle Pitts, hopefully a major game changer for an offense that has been frustratingly predictable. Pees has his work cut out for him, too.

Modest Pitts won’t project role as rookie TE with Falcons

Friday, May 14th, 2021

Kyle Pitts did his best to sound like any other rookie just trying to fit in, even though he knows he's expected to play a high-profile role from his first game with the Atlanta Falcons. Modesty goes over well for a rookie, even one of the top selections in the NFL draft. Following Friday's rookie camp workout at the Falcons' facility in Flowery Branch, Georgia, Pitts said all the right things.

Five observations from Day 1 of Falcons’ rookie minicamp

Friday, May 14th, 2021

The Atlanta Falcons held their first day of rookie minicamp practice on Friday and for the first time since being hired as head coach in Atlanta, Arthur Smith was leading the way on the practice fields. All nine of Atlanta's draft picks were in attendance as were all 20 college free agents and five tryout players. Here are five observations from practice on Friday: Arthur Smith runs a tight ship Since his introductory press conference back in January, Smith has stressed accountability will be a ...

Falcons post-draft roster preview: Cornerback edition

Friday, May 14th, 2021

Starting options Fabian Moreau 2020 stats: 16 games, 9 tackles, 0 tackles for a loss, 2 interceptions, 3 pass defenses, 0 sacks, 0 forced fumbles, 0 fumble recoveries Contract status: Signed through 2021 season A newcomer for Atlanta, Moreau doesn’t have much proven starting production but brings tantalizing upside to a unit in need of a breakout player.

Titans don’t appear to be in on trade for Falcons’ Julio Jones

Friday, May 14th, 2021

If you were hoping the Tennessee Titans would land Atlanta Falcons star receiver Julio Jones, who is rumored to be available via trade, you might want to temper your expectations despite the team’s need at the position. In a recent appearance on Buck Reising’s midday show on 104.5 The Zone, ESPN’s Dianna Russini, who is pretty connected to all things Titans, says she doesn’t believe Tennessee is in on Jones and hasn’t heard anything to that effect (H/T Jack Gentry of A to Z Sports Nashville).

Falcons announce 10 veterans and tryout players who will be attending rookie minicamp

Friday, May 14th, 2021

Falcons rookie minicamp kicked off today, and the team has just released an interesting name of tryout players and invitees that’s worth taking a look at. In addition to their nine man rookie class and 20 undrafted free agent additions, Atlanta’s allowed to bring five veterans who qualify for minicamp and five tryout players in. Aside from the early drafted rookies, every single one of those guys is fighting for a roster spot, so this is a golden opportunity to catch the eyes of the coaching sta...

Atlanta Falcons sign Parker Hesse, Sam Jones

Thursday, May 13th, 2021

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Falcons sign TE Parker Hesse and guard Sam Jones

Thursday, May 13th, 2021

The Falcons added two players to their roster on Thursday evening, signing tight end Parker Hesse and offensive lineman Sam Jones.