The Atlanta Falcons are reportedly talking to free agent defensive end Richard Seymour, according to Alex Marvez of FoxSports.com and John Manasso of FOXSportsSouth.com.
Seymour, advancing in age, but still has some left in the tank, would bring some depth to line. He has 57.5 career sacks and spent the last 4 seasons in Oakland.
The question is, how much can the Falcons afford to offer him? The team doesn’t have much in salary cap room currently and we’re not sure what kind of money Seymour’s asking for. He played locally in the Atlanta in college for Georgia and is currently training in the area as well.
Per FoxSports: ‘Defensive line play has not been a strong suit for the Falcons in recent years and their ranks have grown thinner in terms of experienced players within the last year just as the franchise is seeking to improve upon last season’s appearance in the NFC Championship Game. They replaced John Abraham, whom they cut, with Umenyiora but they also cu…
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, police are looking for a man that allegedly tried to forge a rent check from Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones. According to police reports, Corey Dajohn Moody, 29, altered checks written by Jones and former Falcon cornerback Christopher Owens, and tried to cash or deposit them. Arrest warrants, filed last week, charge Moody with two counts of theft by receiving stolen property. Moody, police said, used to work at the Preserve at Mill Creek where the two ball players lived, and stole their June rent checks. The checks were filed at the office of the Buford apartment complex after being scanned for electronic deposit, police said. With Jones’ $1,500 check, police said Moody attempted – but failed – to make a deposit using a Chase Bank smartphone app sometime in January. Around the same time, he changed the check number on Owens’ payment from “217” to “1217” and was able to cash the check for $1,243.60 at a Chase branch, accordi…
Julio Jones and Chris Owens are in the news. They didn’t do anything on or off the field that warrants any negative attention.
A 29 year-old Norcross, GA man named Corey Dajohn Moody is a different case altogether.
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I hear this isn’t as uncommon as you might think. Apartment complexes sometime hire shady people and those shady people in turn do things like Corey Dajohn Moody.
According to policem courtesy of AJC.com Moody worked at the Preserve at Mill Creek apartment complex where Julio Jones and former Falcons Christopher Owens lived.
Moody stole two rent checks one for $1500 from Jones and one for 1,243.60 from Owens. They were old rent checks that Moody tried to deposit a second time, but this time in his account. Moody unsuccessfully tried to deposit Jones’ check using a Chase Bank Smartphone app, but was able to deposit Owens’ check by changing the check number from 217 to 1217 at a local Chase branch.
Both attempts were flagged immediately and a warrant was issued for Moody on two counts of theft by receiving stolen property.
He is still on the run.
Over the last few years the word “elite” seems to define an NFL quarterback.
What makes a quarterback elite?
It does not seem there are predetermined factors that allow us to give that title to a player.
Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons is one of the best young quarterbacks in the game, elite or not.
While he might not be elite, to those imaginary standards, Ryan has more regular season wins in his five seasons with the Falcons than any other quarterback in the league… Read more
The Atlanta Falcons and tight end Levine Toilolo have agreed to a four-year deal. Weighing in at a mammoth 6-8/260, the 2013 NFL draft pick will be under the tutelage of veteran Tony Gonzalez. Expect him to make more of an impact in the protection side of things with the increase in his offensive role coming in the later part of this year or more likely in 2014.
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As the successor to Bad Newz Kennels’ mastermind, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan will soon have his contract extended
With the two sides in a “good place,” Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank wants to extend quarterback Matt Ryan’s contract in the “not too distant future.” Only slightly lagging behind star passers Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees, the 28-year-old Ryan will likely earn a deal worth $18-20 million annually. A two-time Pro Bowl selection, the 6-foot-4, 217 pound Ryan led Atlanta to a 13-3 record in the NFC South and helped the team defeat the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round of the playoffs last season. Throwing 127 touchdowns, against 60 picks, for 18,057 yards since … Continue reading →
The Atlanta Falcons are ditching the Georgia Dome for some new digs.
NFL owners approved a $200 million loan for the Falcons to build a new stadium on Tuesday in Boston. The Falcons expect design and construction of the new facility to take four years. They expect the stadium to open for the 2017 season.
The multipurpose stadium could cost as much as $1 billion to build. Owner Arthur Blank will pay for most of the facility, with $200 million coming from public funds.
One of the stadium concepts had “impact seating,” large IMAX screens and a fantasy football lounge. The Georgia Dome, which opened in 1992, would be demolished after the new stadium is completed.
Matt Ryan has bided his time this offseason, taking a backseat while watching Joe Flacco and Aaron Rodgers land record-setting megadeals.
His patience is about to pay off — literally.
Falcons owner Arthur Blank told NFL Network’s Albert Breer that he’d like to get a contract extension done with the team’s franchise quarterback “as soon as possible.”
Blank added that both he and Ryan are in a “good place,” but wouldn’t put a timetable on the talks, other than he’s aiming for it to be wrapped up in the “not too distant future,” and before training camp.
While this is no groundbreaking development, it’s notable because the club chose to temporarily shelve negotiations last month in preparation for the draft.
Now with that out of the way, Blank and GM Thomas Dimitroff can begin hammering away at a deal that could net the 28-year-old Ryan upwards of $20 million per season.
Ryan, a two-time Pro Bowler, led the Falcons to a di…
Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank told Albert Breer of the NFL Network that he would like to sign Matt Ryan to an extension as soon as possible. Asked Blank if he’d like to get something done with Ryan before camp, he said he’d like it as soon as possible. — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) May 21, 2013 The Falcons would be smart to get a deal done before this season. If they don’t and Ryan leads them to a Super Bowl title, they’ll end having to pay him over $22 million per year, since that’s what Aaron Rodgers is scheduled to make as the NFL’s highest paid quarterback. Need NFL Tickets? The post Falcons owner would like to sign Matt Ryan to an extension as soon as possible appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
Their favorite team is the Atlanta Falcons.
Like many eighth graders in Atlanta, they relish the opportunity to go to games and dream of what it would be like to play on the turf of the Georgia Dome.
The difference between Dorian, DJ and the average eighth grader,is that they are doing something about it.
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When we last left off we covered the Falcons defensive tackles. Now it’s time to take a look at one of the positions that has received the most scrutiny this off-season, the defensive ends.
The Falcons only had two DEs on last years roster who recorded sacks, John Abraham and Kroy Biermann. Abraham led the team and DEs in sacks with ten while Biermann was second with four. Abraham was a great player for the Falcons but it’s pretty clear why the Falcons decided to go a different direction. Seven of Abraham’s ten sacks came in the first seven games of the season, meaning he had just three sacks in the last eleven games of the season and none in the last six games (including two playoff games). That’s a huge drop-off in production from your “go to” guy and the Falcons decided they needed to go in a different direction with their number one option. Abraham can still play but a more limited and defined role for him would make him more impactful for h…
2.28 Atlanta Falcons Robert Alford, CB, Southeastern Louisiana (5-10, 188)
With the 28th pick in the second round of the NFL Draft, the Falcons selected CB Robert Alford from Southeastern Louisiana. The Falcons defense lost both of their starting corners in free agency and had to address this position in the draft. In the first round they selected CB Desmond Trufant out of Washington.
Now with Trufant and Alford, the Falcons are banking on one of them to play opposite likely starter Asante Samuel. And it’s even possible that they both are starting by the end of the year with Samuel coming in on nickel packages only. The Falcons defense plays nickel about 50% of the time and no matter what, both rookies should be seeing plenty of time on the field this season.
Alford does possess fluid cover skills but struggles in run support, an area the Falcons were hoping to improve upon this season. In 2012, the Falcons gave up an average of 123.2 yards per game, good for 21st in the league. So …
NFL owners approved a $200 million loan Tuesday for the Atlanta Falcons to build a new stadium.
The multipurpose stadium could cost as much as $1 billion, with team owner Arthur Blank committed to funding most of it.
Blank, speaking at the NFL’s spring meetings, called the decision by the team owners an ”important milestone” in moving the project forward.
”The NFL has supported new stadium construction through various means for decades,” he said. ”Our club owners understand that investments … are important to the long-term strength of the league, and we thank them for their support.”
The stadium also will be built with $200 million from public bonds.
Blank said the design and construction of the Falcons’ new home will take place over the next four years and the team plans to open the 2017 season there. The Georgia Dome, which opened in 1992, will be demolished when the new stadium opens.
Later Tuesday, owners will vote on the sites of the 5
The Atlanta Falcons have signed their 2013 NFL draft pick, safety Zeke Motta, to a four-year contract. If he wants to have a shot at sticking around for any length of time this year on the talented Falcons squad, he will have to earn the right to wear their uniform by showing excellent special teams play.
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