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Dezmen Southward sits out finale with concussion


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6:10 pm ET) Falcons rookie safety Dezmen Southward will not play Thursday against the Jaguars because of a concussion, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. It remains to be seen if he'll be ready for Week 1 of the regular season.

Paul Worrilow a tackling machine


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) Falcons linebacker Paul Worrilow played the first half against the Texans and finished with a team-high eight tackles. He had one tackle for loss and a quarterback hit.

Last year, Worrilow led Atlanta with 127 tackles, becoming the first undrafted rookie in franchise history to pace the team.


Dwight Lowery, Pat Angerer both take part in light workout


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) Falcons safety Dwight Lowery and linebacker Pat Angerer both participated in a light workout session Saturday afternoon, just a day after missing the team's first preseason game. Both players were working back from a concussion and could be cleared to return to practice on Monday, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Jacques Smith feels fine after helmet-to-helmet hit


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) Falcons linebacker Jacques Smith left Friday's preseason game at home against the Dolphins after taking a a helmet-to-helmet hit in the fourth quarter. He told ESPN after the game that he was"fine" and could have returned into the game.

Falcons rookie LB Marquis Spruill to miss 2014 season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) The Falcons announced Thursday linebacker Marquis Spruill will miss the entire 2014 season after suffering a torn ACL in practice Wednesday. Spruill was drafted in the fifth round (168th overall) out of Syracuse.

Ra'Shede Hageman did not suffer fractured wrist


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2014) Updating a previous report: Falcons defensive lineman Ra'Shede Hageman, who was involved in a fight on Sunday, did not suffer a broken wrist or any broken bones, according to the NFL Network. The second-round selection out of Minnesota in this year's draft threw a punch at center Joe Hawley during pass rush drills. 

Kroy Biermann's snaps will be limited


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/25/2014) Falcons coach Mike Smith told 92.9 The Game in Atlanta that pass rusher Kroy Biermann will practice but have limited snaps. He'll also take a day off of practice every two days. Biermann is coming off of an Achilles injury. 

Sean Weatherspoon out for season


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/11/2014) The Falcons announced Tuesday that linebacker Sean Weatherspoon will miss the entire 2014 season after rupturing his Achilles tendon during a workout.

"During Sean's run today with our medical staff, he suffered an injury," coach Mike Smith said in a statement. "We sent Sean to the doctor for some additional testing and evaluation and unfortunately the results showed that he ruptured his Achilles tendon. Sean had been working extremely hard to get back on the field, but regrettably he will miss the entire 2014 season. He will have a procedure done in the near future and we expect him to make a full recovery."

Weatherspoon is entering the final year of his contract and will be a free agent after this year.


Falcons re-sign Robert McClain


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2014) The Falcons re-signed defensive back Robert McClain Friday, though the terms of the deal are not yet known.

McClain played in all 16 games for the Falcons last season, with six starts, and recorded 66 tackles and five pass defenses. He was a restricted free agent this offseason, but did not find much interest with a seventh-round tender attached to him. 


Peria Jerry re-signs with Falcons


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2014) The Falcons announced the re-signing of defensive lineman Peria Jerry Wednesday, though terms of the deal are not yet known.

Jerry appeared in 16 games last season, recording 33 tackles and 3.5 sacks in the most productive season of his career. The former first-round pick has just 5.5 sacks in five seasons. 


Falcons headed back to 3-4 scheme?


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/11/2014) CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora believes the Falcons are heading for a scheme change, moving to a 3-4 front after playing in a 4-3 format for years. 

The move makes sense as it gets back to defensive coordinator Mike Nolan's roots. It also explains the additions they've made to their defensive line with Tyson Jackson and Paul Soliai joining the team. Last year the Falcons ranked 21st against the pass and 31st against the run. 

The Falcons have also released safety Thomas DeCoud, saving themselves a couple of million dollars against the salary cap. 


Falcons sign Tyson Jackson


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/11/2014) The Falcons have agreed to a deal with free agent defensive lineman Tyson Jackson, reports the NFL Network.

Jackson spent the first five years of his career with the Chiefs. In 2013, he had four sacks and 33 total tackles.


Falcons able to keep Jonathan Babineaux


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/11/2014) The Falcons have agreed to terms with defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux on a three-year contract extension, the team announced Tuesday.

Babineaux had 42 tackles, a sack and an interception last season, his ninth in Atlanta.


Falcons likely to keep Osi Umenyiora


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2014) It appears the Falcons will hold onto defensive end Osi Umenyiora, who had 7.5 sacks last year. Umenyiora, 32, would count $3.5 million against the cap in 2014.

Coach Mike Smith said Umenyiora did an "outstanding job" in his first season with Atlanta. "I am never gonna say never," Smith said, "but I'm looking forward to continuing to work with him."


Jonathan Babineaux hopes to return to Falcons


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2014) Free agent defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux, who's spent his entire nine-year career with the Falcons, hopes to return to the team, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The paper says a two- or three-year deal seems workable for Babineaux, who's started every game the past two seasons.

Falcons cut Asante Samuel, Stephen Nicholas


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/5/2014) The Falcons cut cornerback Asante Samuel and linebacker Stephen Nicholas.

Samuel, 33, was scheduled to make $5.25 million in salary and bonuses in 2014. He had 30 tackles, an interception, a forced fumble and three passes defensed in 11 games last season.

Nicholas, 30, was set to earn $3 million and count $4 million against the cap. He had 36 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in 14 games last season.


Falcons want to retain Jonathan Babineaux


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/30/2013) The Falcons don't want to let defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux get away in free agency. He had 42 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries this season.

“Jonathan has had a really nice season as far as the season we had,” general manager Thomas Dimitroff said. “He was disruptive. He was healthy for the majority of the season and he did a really nice job for us. He’s almost becoming a little bit ageless. He’s fallen in line with Tony (Gonzalez) from the standpoint of, he’s produced very well with a lot of energy and a lot of passion and tenacity. It’d be nice to have him back.”

Sean Weatherspoon unable to go


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/25/2013) Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, who's been limited to seven games this year, did not participate in Wednesday's walkthrough due to a knee injury. His status for Sunday's finale vs. Carolina is uncertain at best.

Corey Peters to have Achilles' surgery


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/24/2013) Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters, who injured his Achilles' in Monday's loss at San Francisco, will undergo surgery soon, coach Mike Smith told ESPN.com.

Falcons DST burned on the ground


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/24/2013) The Falcons DST could not stop the run in the loss at San Francisco, giving up 199 yards on 30 attempts or 6.6 yards per carry. Atlanta struggled especially after losing defensive tackle Corey Peters to a first-half Achilles injury. 

The Falcons DST forced no turnovers but got sacks from Peters, linebacker Stephen Nicholas and defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi.

San Francisco scored on four consecutive drives to start the second half and finished with 379 total yards. The injury-depleted Falcons DST wraps up the season vs. Carolina.


Corey Peters helped off


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/23/2013) Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters, who had an early sack against the 49ers, was helped off the field in the first quarter after suffering an Achilles injury. He will not return.

Thomas DeCoud probable for Monday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2013) Falcons defensive back Thomas DeCoud (concussion) has been able to practice throughout the week, and is expected to play through the issue in Week 16 against the 49ers. DeCoud is officially probable based on Saturday's injury report. 

Zeke Motta ruled out for Monday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2013) Falcons defensive back Zeke Motta (hand) was unable to practice yet again Saturday, and has been ruled out for Week 16 against the 49ers Monday. 

Falcons DST unplayable despite back-to-back strong weeks


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/18/2013) The Falcons DST has put up 17 Fantasy points each of the past two weeks -- coming up with nine turnovers, six sacks and a touchdown -- and still ranks tied for last in scoring. Expect the unit to crash back to earth Week 16 at San Francisco.

The 49ers give up the 5th-fewest Fantasy points (7.1 per game) to DSTs. San Francisco has given up 8 or fewer Fantasy points in its last four games.

The Falcons rank 29th in total defense (386.3) and 27th in points allowed (27.7). Their DST is not playable in any format Monday night.


Thomas DeCoud on track to return Week 16


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/16/2013) Falcons coach Mike Smith said Monday safety Thomas DeCoud will be a non-contact participant in practice Wednesday after sitting out Week 15 due to a concussion. Smith is expecting DeCoud to play Week 16 at San Francisco.