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Falcons defense doesn't impress


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/14/2014) After making a couple big plays to help secure a victory against the Saints in Week 1, the Falcons defense didn't do anything noteworthy Week 2 at Cincinnati.

Instead, it allowed 24 points on 472 yards. And that score would have been worse if kicker Mike Nugent hadn't missed three field goals.

Even worse, the Falcons didn't record a single sack or turnover in the game. They have yet to record a sack all season.

They'll hope for better results Thursday night against the Buccaneers.


William Moore contributes six more tackles


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/14/2014) Falcons defensive back William Moore, who recorded six tackles in the season opener last week, had six more, including two solo, Week 2 at Cincinnati. He didn't force any fumbles like he did Week 1 against the Saints, though.

Moore averaged 5.4 tackles in his 16 games last season.


Joplo Bartu gets a bunch more tackles


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/14/2014) Falcons linebacker Joplu Bartu, who had 10 tackles in the season opener last week, recorded another nine, including eight solo, Week 2 at Cincinnati.

Bartu now has more tackles through two games than he had during any two-game stretch as a rookie last season.


Paul Worrilow keeps piling up tackles


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/14/2014) Falcons linebacker Paul Worrilow, who had 15 tackles in the season opener last week, finished one short of that Week 2 at Cincinnati. He had 14 tackles, including six solo.

Worrilow averaged 12.2 tackles in his final nine games last season after beginning the year in a reserve role.


Falcons defense does as expected


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/7/2014) The Falcons defense wasn't expected to slow the Saints' mighty offense Week 1 at Atlanta, and it didn't, allowing 34 points on 472 yards. But it at least had a couple of big plays.

Robert McClain made a nice play on the ball late in the third quarter, intercepting quarterback Drew Brees in the end zone, and William Moore forced a fumble out of Marques Colston in overtime. The Falcons didn't record a sack on the day.

They'll hope for better luck against the Bengals in Week 2.


Dwight Lowery makes good first impression


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/7/2014) Defensive back Dwight Lowery, who is beginning his first year with the Falcons after spending the last three with the Jaguars, was among the team's top tacklers Week 1 against the Saints. He finished with 11, including seven solo.

Lowery has never had more than 64 tackles in a season, and those came as a rookie in 2008.


Robert McClain picks off Drew Brees


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/7/2014) Though not even a starter, Falcons defensive back Robert McClain had one of the team's biggest defensive plays Week 1 against the Saints, intercepting quarterback Drew Brees in the end zone late in the third quarter.

It was only the second interception of McClain's career. He also had five tackles, including four solo.


William Moore gets big strip in Week 1


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/7/2014) Falcons defensive back William Moore had only a decent performance statistically Week 1 against the Saints, finishing with six tackles, including four solo. But he made arguably the biggest play of the game, stripping the ball away from wide receiver Marques Colston at the start of overtime to put the Falcons in position for a game-winning field goal.

"You've only got two eyes. You can't see behind you," Moore said of the play. "I'm going to continue to work on that and hopefully I can get some more throughout the season."

Moore forced three fumbles last season to go along with 86 tackles and three interceptions.


Paul Worrilow picks up where he left off


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/7/2014) Falcons linebacker Paul Worrilow, who stepped up as an injury replacement last year to become one of the leading tacklers in the NFL, showed Week 1 against the Saints that he didn't lose anything in the offseason, leading the way with 15 tackles, including seven solo.

He averaged 12.2 tackles in his final nine games last season.


Two lone Falcons on injury report expected to play


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) The Falcons should have a full complement of players for Week 1 against the Saints, as they enter Sunday's game with only two players listed on the official injury report.

Defensive lineman Corey Peters (Achilles) and defensive back Dezmen Southward (concussion) were both able to participate in practice without limitation throughout the week and are officially probable for Sunday's game. There are no other players on the injury report for the game.


Falcons defense doesn't stand a chance


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/2/2014) Coming off a poor showing in 2013, the Falcons defense couldn't ask for a tougher test to begin 2014. The Saints come to town in Week 1.

The Saints, of course, are an offensive juggernaut coming off another fine season in which they ranked fourth in total offense and second in passing offense. The Falcons, conversely, tied for 27th in total defense and 21st in passing defense. They allowed a 102.4 passer rating, second-best in the league.

The Falcons made some changes to their defense this offseason in the hope of better results, signing Dwight Lowery to play free safety and switching to a 3-4 scheme, but those changes won't be enough to slow down Drew Brees and company. And if the Saints jump out to an early lead and can rely on the ground game more than usual, the matchup is even more in their favor. The Falcons ranked 31st against the run last season, allowing 135.8 yards per game.

Clearly, this isn't the week to gamble on the Falcons DST.


Dezmen Southward sits out finale with concussion


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) 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.

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. 

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 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.”