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NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
23Alford, Robert CB5-1018611/1/19882Southeastern Louisiana
28Arenas, Javier CB5-919710/28/19875Alabama
75Asamoah, Jon G6-43057/21/19885Illinois
95Babineaux, Jonathan DE6-230010/12/198110Iowa
29Baker, Sean DB6-020911/6/19881Ball State
59Bartu, Joplo ILB6-223010/3/19902Texas State
71Biermann, Kroy OLB6-32559/12/19857Montana
63Blalock, Justin G6-432612/20/19838Texas
5Bosher, Matt P6-020810/18/19874Miami (Fla.)
65Bradfield, Cameron T6-43089/14/19874Grand Valley State
3Bryant, Matt K5-92035/29/197513Baylor
68Carimi, Gabe T6-73166/13/19884Wisconsin
19Davis, Drew WR6-12051/4/19893Oregon
42DiMarco, Patrick FB6-12344/30/19893South Carolina
83Douglas, Harry WR6-01839/16/19846Louisville
24Freeman, Devonta RB5-82063/15/1992RFlorida State
93Goodman, Malliciah DE6-42761/4/19902Clemson
69Gunn, Harland G6-23108/30/19892Miami (Fla.)
77Hageman, Ra'Shede DE6-63188/8/1990RMinnesota
47Harris, Josh LS6-12244/27/19893Auburn
17Hester, Devin WR5-1119011/4/19829Miami (Fla.)
36Ishmael, Kemal SS6-02065/6/19912Central Florida
99Jackson, Tyson DE6-42966/6/19866Louisiana State
39Jackson, Steven RB6-22407/22/198311Oregon State
11Jones, Julio WR6-32202/3/19894Alabama
66Konz, Peter C6-531712/20/19893Wisconsin
20Lowery, Dwight FS5-112121/23/19867San Jose State
90Maponga, Stansly DE6-22653/5/19912Texas Christian
18Martino, Freddie WR6-01959/7/1991RNorth Greenville Coll. SC (J.C.)
94Massaquoi, Jonathan OLB6-22645/18/19883Troy
98Matthews, Cliff DE6-42688/5/19894South Carolina
70Matthews, Jake T6-53092/11/1992RTexas A&M
27McClain, Robert CB5-91957/22/19885Connecticut
25Moore, William SS6-02215/18/19855Missouri
22Motta, Zeke FS6-22155/14/19902Notre Dame
86Pascoe, Bear TE6-52652/23/19866Fresno State
91Peters, Corey DT6-33056/8/19885Kentucky
12Renfree, Sean QB6-52254/28/19902Duke
32Rodgers, Jacquizz RB5-61962/6/19904Oregon State
2Ryan, Matt QB6-42175/17/19857Boston College
73Schraeder, Ryan T6-73005/4/19882Valdosta State
53Shembo, Prince LB6-025412/24/1991RNotre Dame
35Smith, Antone RB5-91929/17/19855Florida State
96Soliai, Paul DT6-434512/30/19838Utah
41Southward, Dezmen FS6-121010/1/1990RWisconsin
54Starr, Tyler OLB6-52501/25/1991RSouth Dakota
62Stone, James C6-32914/26/1992RTennessee
52Stupar, Nate LB6-22403/14/19881Penn State
80Toilolo, Levine TE6-82657/30/19912Stanford
21Trufant, Desmond CB6-01909/10/19902Washington
50Umenyiora, Osi DE6-325511/16/198112Troy
14Weems, Eric WR5-91957/4/19858Bethune-Cookman
84White, Roddy WR6-021111/2/198110Alabama-Birmingham
26Wilson, Josh CB5-91883/11/19858Maryland
55Worrilow, Paul ILB6-02305/1/19902Delaware
13Yates, T.J. QB6-42175/28/19874North Carolina
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72Baker, Sam (IR) T6-53015/30/19857USC
61Hawley, Joe (IR) C6-330210/22/19885Nevada-Las Vegas
76Holmes, Lamar (IR) T6-63337/8/19893Southern Mississippi
79Johnson, Mike (IR) G6-63044/2/19874Alabama
51Spruill, Marquis (IR) OLB6-02245/14/1991RSyracuse
56Weatherspoon, Sean (IR) OLB6-224412/29/19875Missouri
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37Allen, Ricardo CB5-918712/18/1991RPurdue
78Fragel, Reid T6-83082/22/19912Ohio State
40McFadden, Kimario DB5-111974/13/1991RSouth Carolina State
86Miller, Kyle TE6-52624/13/19882Mount Union
89Reedy, Bernard WR5-917512/31/1991RToledo
67Replogle, Adam DT6-329410/10/19901Indiana
92Robertson, Travian NT6-430412/9/19883South Carolina
45Smith, Jacques LB6-225812/31/1991RTennessee
34Smith, Jerome RB6-02264/6/1991RSyracuse
87Spadola, Ryan WR6-12052/15/19911Lehigh
 
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Ryan Schraeder
News
The Falcons have made QB Sean Renfree, CB Javier Arenas, LB Tyler Starr, OL James Stone, OL Ryan Schraeder, WR Harry Douglas and DT Cliff Matthews inactive Week 4 against the Vikings. 

Dougles came into the contest questionable with a foot injury. It appears he'll be unable to go. All the other players are healthy inactives. 

Kyle Miller
News
Tight end Kyle Miller, whose NFL regular season experience consists of one game with Indianapolis in 2012, has been cut by the Dolphins. He had been signed by Miami after the 2013 season.
Dwight Lowery
News
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.

Corey Peters
News
The Falcons' list of inactives for Week 1 against the Saints includes defensive lineman Corey Peters (Achilles), quarterback Sean Renfree, defensive back Javier Arenas, linebacker Nate Stupar, offensive lineman Ryan Schraeder, offensive lineman James Stone and linebacker Tyler Starr.

Renfree, Arenas, Stupar, Schraeder, Stone and Starr are all healthy scratches.

Jacques Smith
News
The Falcons trimmed their roster down to 53 on Saturday, cutting the following players: LB Pat Angerer, DL Nosa Eguae, RB Maurice Hagens, CB Jordan Mabin, WR Freddie Martino S Kimario McFadden, OL Pat McQuistan, TE Jacob Pedersen, OL Adam Replogle, DL Donte Rumph, LB Yawin Smallwood, RB Josh Vaughan, CB Ricardo Allen, S Sean Baker, WR Jeremy Ebert, G Harland Gunn, OT Terren Jones, WR Bernard Reedy, DT Travian Robertson, TE Mickey Shuler, LB Jacques Smith, WR Geraldo Boldewijn
Jonathan Massaquoi
News
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.

Devin Hester
News
The Falcons listed seven players on their final injury report for Week 7 at Baltimore, and only wide receiver Harry Douglas was ruled out for the contest. Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (knee), guard Justin Blalock (back), wide receiver Devin Hester (hamstring), wide receiver Julio Jones (ankle), linebacker Prince Shembo (knee) and linebacker Nate Stupar (knee) were all labeled probable for Sunday's game after practicing in full on Friday.
Justin Blalock
News
The Falcons listed seven players on their final injury report for Week 7 at Baltimore, and only wide receiver Harry Douglas was ruled out for the contest. Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (knee), guard Justin Blalock (back), wide receiver Devin Hester (hamstring), wide receiver Julio Jones (ankle), linebacker Prince Shembo (knee) and linebacker Nate Stupar (knee) were all labeled probable for Sunday's game after practicing in full on Friday.
Antone Smith
News
After he delivered a touchdown of 35 yards or more in four straight games and five of six to begin the season, you really couldn't blame anyone for starting Falcons running back Antone Smith in Week 7, as happened in 26 percent of CBSSports.com Fantasy leagues. But those who started him had to know based on the limited number of opportunities he gets that whenever he had a week when he didn't break a long one, he'd leave them high and dry.

That's exactly what happened at Baltimore. He got his usual allotment of touches -- three carries and two catches -- and netted a total of 9 yards with them.

We may not have seen the last long touchdown from Smith this year, but he couldn't sustain the pace he was on. You're playing with fire every time you use him in Fantasy because for all the Falcons' big talk, they're not increasing his role. He played only 15 percent of their snaps in Week 7, less than any of their other three running backs. He has played the fewest snaps of the four in four of the team's seven games this season, and rookie Devonta Freeman was the only one with fewer in the other three.

Smith is and always has been a touchdown-or-bust player, and I predict a lot more bust in his future.

Osi Umenyiora
News
Falcons defensive end Osi Umenyiora conceded Wednesday that he needs to contribute more to what has been a failing defense in 2014. Atlanta is yielded 28.3 points per game this season and surrendered 41 Sunday at Minnesota.

"Do I feel like I could be helping more? Yes," he told the New York Daily News. He added that he will continue to do whatever the team asks of him.

Umenyiora has yet to start in four games and has registered just six tackles and no sacks.

William Moore
News
The Falcons put safety William Moore on injured reserve/designated for return with a shoulder injury. He's eligible to return Week 13 against the Cardinals.
Injury
Shoulder - IR. Designated for return
Mike Johnson
News
The Falcons re-signed offensive tackle Mike Johnson to a one-year deal, reports ESPN.com. He did not play last season after fracturing his fibula in training camp.
Injury
T.J. Yates
News
Falcons quarterback T.J. Yates saw some time Thursday against the Falcons.

Yates completed 3 of 4 passes for 64 yards. His only incompletion was a big one, as the Buccaneers managed to intercept and run back the pass for a score. 

Yates will take on the Vikings Week 4. 

Dezmen Southward
News
Falcons defensive back Dezmen Southward, who was listed as probable on Friday's injury report with a concussion, is active for Week 1 against the Saints.
Tyler Starr
News
Falcons quarterback Sean Renfree, cornerback Javier Arenas, linebacker Tyler Starr, wide receiver Harry Douglas, defensive tackle Cliff Matthews, tackle Cameron Bradfield and guard Harland Gunn were ruled inactive Week 7 at Baltimore.
Harry Douglas
News
Falcons quarterback Sean Renfree, cornerback Javier Arenas, linebacker Tyler Starr, wide receiver Harry Douglas, defensive tackle Cliff Matthews, tackle Cameron Bradfield and guard Harland Gunn were ruled inactive Week 7 at Baltimore.
Injury
Foot - Missed Week 7 at Baltimore
Nate Stupar
News
The Falcons listed seven players on their final injury report for Week 7 at Baltimore, and only wide receiver Harry Douglas was ruled out for the contest. Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (knee), guard Justin Blalock (back), wide receiver Devin Hester (hamstring), wide receiver Julio Jones (ankle), linebacker Prince Shembo (knee) and linebacker Nate Stupar (knee) were all labeled probable for Sunday's game after practicing in full on Friday.
Ryan Spadola
News
The Falcons have signed wideout Ryan Spadola to the practice squad.

Spadola was with the Dolphins during camp, but was waived in August. He saw time with the Dolphins and Jets in 2013. 

Zeke Motta
News
The Falcons put safety Zeke Motta on the reserve/PUP list to start the season, and he's not expected to play at all this year, reports ESPN.com. Motta is dealing with a serious neck issue.
Injury
Neck - PUP. Questionable for season
Jerome Smith
News
The Falcons waived defensive end Theo Agnew, linebacker Brenden Daley, linebacker Darin Drakeford, safety Tay Glover-Wright, wideouts Tramaine Thompson and Julian Jones, quarterback Jeff Mathews, linebacker Walker May, running back Jerome Smith and tight end Brian Wozniak.
Ricardo Allen
News
The Falcons trimmed their roster down to 53 on Saturday, cutting the following players: LB Pat Angerer, DL Nosa Eguae, RB Maurice Hagens, CB Jordan Mabin, WR Freddie Martino S Kimario McFadden, OL Pat McQuistan, TE Jacob Pedersen, OL Adam Replogle, DL Donte Rumph, LB Yawin Smallwood, RB Josh Vaughan, CB Ricardo Allen, S Sean Baker, WR Jeremy Ebert, G Harland Gunn, OT Terren Jones, WR Bernard Reedy, DT Travian Robertson, TE Mickey Shuler, LB Jacques Smith, WR Geraldo Boldewijn
Roddy White
News
Though he's had a harder time staying involved in a struggling and crowded Falcons passing attack, wide receiver Roddy White showed he's still in quarterback Matt Ryan's sights Week 7 at Baltimore, leading the team in every relevant receiving category. His 15 targets were nearly twice as many as Julio Jones' eight, and he also set season highs with nine catches for 100 yards. He even scored a touchdown -- his third of the season -- on a 4-yard toss from Ryan in the fourth quarter.

It was the second time this season that he was far and away the Falcons' most targeted receiver, the other being Week 4 at Minnesota when he was targeted 14 times. His problem is consistency. In the two games in between, he was targeted a total of 10 times.

With the Falcons offensive line depleted and their running game not much of a threat, the Falcons passing attack may not be prolific enough to sustain both White and Jones. And more often than not, the winner will be Jones.

But White showed with this performance that he's still enough of a priority to start more weeks than not. If you have depth at wide receiver, he may not always be your first choice to start, but if he's all you have, you may not have much cause to upgrade either.

Travian Robertson
News
The Falcons trimmed their roster down to 53 on Saturday, cutting the following players: LB Pat Angerer, DL Nosa Eguae, RB Maurice Hagens, CB Jordan Mabin, WR Freddie Martino S Kimario McFadden, OL Pat McQuistan, TE Jacob Pedersen, OL Adam Replogle, DL Donte Rumph, LB Yawin Smallwood, RB Josh Vaughan, CB Ricardo Allen, S Sean Baker, WR Jeremy Ebert, G Harland Gunn, OT Terren Jones, WR Bernard Reedy, DT Travian Robertson, TE Mickey Shuler, LB Jacques Smith, WR Geraldo Boldewijn
Malliciah Goodman
News
Falcons LB Akeem Dent, DE Malliciah Goodman, S Zeke Motta and LB Sean Weatherspoon are active Week 13 against the Bills.

All four players were questionable coming into the game. They were all able to get through limited practice Friday.

Drew Davis
News
The Falcons put receiver Drew Davis on the physically unable to perform list for training camp.

"Drew felt some discomfort in his foot at the end of minicamp," coach Mike Smith told the team's website. "We decided to send him to the doctors for some evaluations and it was determined he had suffered an injury that would require a procedure. He recently had the procedure done and we expect him to miss around six weeks, which is why we have decided to place him on Training Camp PUP."

Davis caught 12 passes for 216 yards and two touchdowns last year while playing a key special teams role.

Injury
Foot - PUP. Out indefinitely
Cliff Matthews
News
Falcons quarterback Sean Renfree, cornerback Javier Arenas, linebacker Tyler Starr, wide receiver Harry Douglas, defensive tackle Cliff Matthews, tackle Cameron Bradfield and guard Harland Gunn were ruled inactive Week 7 at Baltimore.
Jonathan Babineaux
News
The Falcons listed seven players on their final injury report for Week 7 at Baltimore, and only wide receiver Harry Douglas was ruled out for the contest. Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (knee), guard Justin Blalock (back), wide receiver Devin Hester (hamstring), wide receiver Julio Jones (ankle), linebacker Prince Shembo (knee) and linebacker Nate Stupar (knee) were all labeled probable for Sunday's game after practicing in full on Friday.
Eric Weems
News
The Falcons backups made an impact Thursday against the Buccaneers.

With the team up by a ton, Atlanta started using their subs in the third quarter. Jacquizz Rodgers received five carries for 6 yards. Rodgers also caught a pass for 3 yards.

Eric Weems seemed to be the biggest beneficiary, hauling in four passes for 69 yards. Fullback Patrick DiMarco gained 35 yards on three catches. Levine Toilolo also contributed, catching two passes for 25 yards. Courtney Roby picked up 11 yards on one reception. 

They'll take on the Vikings Week 4. 

Robert Alford
News
Falcons CB Robert Alford and OL Peter Konz are probable Week 17.

Alford is dealing with an ankle injury, but was able to practice in full Friday. Konz has a neck injury, but fully participated in practice throughout the week.

Levine Toilolo
News
Falcons tight end Levine Toilolo has been credited with six drops in 21 targets this season, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Toilolo’s 28.5 percent drop rate is the worst in the league for players who play at least a quarter of their team’s snaps, according to Pro Football Focus.

Despite his struggles, offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter continues to have confidence in the second-year tight end. Koetter added Toilolo is "is constantly working on his catching" in drills.

"He dropped that second one, and then to me it was all confidence after that," Koetter said. "When he catches the ball with good technique, has the right technique, Levine’s hands are fine in my opinion. He just has to get back on the horse. That’s all he can do."

Prince Shembo
News
The Falcons listed seven players on their final injury report for Week 7 at Baltimore, and only wide receiver Harry Douglas was ruled out for the contest. Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (knee), guard Justin Blalock (back), wide receiver Devin Hester (hamstring), wide receiver Julio Jones (ankle), linebacker Prince Shembo (knee) and linebacker Nate Stupar (knee) were all labeled probable for Sunday's game after practicing in full on Friday.
Adam Replogle
News
The Falcons trimmed their roster down to 53 on Saturday, cutting the following players: LB Pat Angerer, DL Nosa Eguae, RB Maurice Hagens, CB Jordan Mabin, WR Freddie Martino S Kimario McFadden, OL Pat McQuistan, TE Jacob Pedersen, OL Adam Replogle, DL Donte Rumph, LB Yawin Smallwood, RB Josh Vaughan, CB Ricardo Allen, S Sean Baker, WR Jeremy Ebert, G Harland Gunn, OT Terren Jones, WR Bernard Reedy, DT Travian Robertson, TE Mickey Shuler, LB Jacques Smith, WR Geraldo Boldewijn
Kimario McFadden
News
The Buccaneers signed wide receiver Louis Murphy and released wide receiver Chris Owusu Tuesday. The team also waived three players from the practice squad, including linebacker Ka'Lial Glaud, safety Kimario McFadden and defensive end Adrian Robinson.
Reid Fragel
News
Sean Renfree
News
Falcons quarterback Sean Renfree, cornerback Javier Arenas, linebacker Tyler Starr, wide receiver Harry Douglas, defensive tackle Cliff Matthews, tackle Cameron Bradfield and guard Harland Gunn were ruled inactive Week 7 at Baltimore.
Javier Arenas
News
Falcons quarterback Sean Renfree, cornerback Javier Arenas, linebacker Tyler Starr, wide receiver Harry Douglas, defensive tackle Cliff Matthews, tackle Cameron Bradfield and guard Harland Gunn were ruled inactive Week 7 at Baltimore.
Desmond Trufant
News
Falcons defensive backs William Moore and Desmond Trufant both recorded interceptions off quarterback Kirk Cousins Week 15 against the Redskins. Moore's came in the third quarter and Trufant's in the fourth.

Moore also recorded a fumble in the game, but Trufant had two more tackles, finishing with seven, three solo. Moore had five, three solo.

Stansly Maponga
News
The Falcons' inactives for Week 1 at New Orleans include defensive back Asante Samuel, running back Josh Vaughan, defensive back Kemal Ishmael, offensive lineman Jeremy Trueblood, offensive lineman Harland Gunn, defensive lineman Travian Robertson and defensive lineman Stansly Maponga. None of the seven were listed on Friday's injury report.
Joplo Bartu
News
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.

Sam Baker
News
The Falcons put left tackle Sam Baker on injured reserve with a torn patella tendon and signed former Titans offensive tackle Pat McQuistan for depth.
Injury
Ra'Shede Hageman
News
Falcons rookie defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hageman suffered only a bone bruise in his wrist when he got into a scuffle with center Joe Crawley, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Earlier reports suggested Hageman had a hairline fracture.

Coach Mike Smith said Hageman will practice Monday.

Marquis Spruill
News
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.
Injury
Knee - IR. Out for season
Bear Pascoe
News
With the retirement of Tony Gonzalez, the Falcons are undergoing a change in philosophy about their tight end position, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. General manager Thomas Dimitroff said there weren't a lot of athletic pass-catching tight ends available in the draft, and the team will be more traditional in its 2014 approach.

Look for Atlanta's tight ends to line up on the line of scrimmage and block more. The team wants to be more physical up front.

"There’ll be a change in the type of tight end we’ll have on our roster," coach Mike Smith told the paper. "We’ll have a ‘Y’ tight end, where he’ll be an inline player (lined up tight to the formation). They won’t be moving around nearly as much as what we call an ‘F.’ Tony Gonzalez was more of an ‘F’ tight end than a ‘Y’ tight end."

Levine Toilolo, who had 11 catches as a rookie last year, and blocking tight end Bear Pascoe sit atop the depth chart.

Kemal Ishmael
News
The Falcons have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's Week 6 matchup with the Bears: quarterback Sean Renfree, cornerback Javier Arenas, QB Sean Renfree, linebacker Tyler Starr, offensive tackle Cameron Bradfield, guard Harland Gunn, wide receiver Harry Douglas (foot) and defensive tackle Cliff Matthews.

The Falcons are very healthy heading into Sunday's game, with guard Justin Blalock (back) and wide receiver Devin Hester (hamstring) active after being listed as questionable. All players listed as probable are also active, including wide receiver Julio Jones (ankle), tackle Jake Matthews (ankle), safety Kemal Ishmael (ankle) and linebacker Prince Shembo (knee).

Josh Wilson
News
The Falcons have yet to settle on a winner of the competition for nickel cornerback duties, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

"I think we still have a lot of decisions to make in terms of who is going to be our nickel," head coach Mike Smith said. "We are going to rotate it a little bit differently than what we did in the first (exhibition) games. This is Arenas' chance to get his reps in there. Then we’ll make a decision going into the fourth preseason game on who is going to be our starter at nickel."

Robert McClain, Josh Wilson and Javier Arenas are competing for the job.

Kroy Biermann
News
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. 
Paul Worrilow
News
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.

James Stone
News
The Falcons have made QB Sean Renfree, CB Javier Arenas, LB Tyler Starr, OL James Stone, OL Ryan Schraeder, WR Harry Douglas and DT Cliff Matthews inactive Week 4 against the Vikings. 

Dougles came into the contest questionable with a foot injury. It appears he'll be unable to go. All the other players are healthy inactives. 

Jacquizz Rodgers
News
The Falcons didn't get a lot of production from their running backs during a 29-7 loss Week 7 at Baltimore.

Starter Steven Jackson led the way with 22 rushing yards on eight carries. Devonta Freeman was second with 20 rushing yards on two carries, Antone Smith was third on the team with 10 rushing yards on three carries and Jacquizz Rodgers added 9 rushing yards on two carries.

Freeman was the most-active running back in the passing game, totaling five catches for 17 yards. Jackson and Rodgers each had one catch for 3 yards, while Smith had two catches for minus-1 yard.

The Falcons are back in action Week 8 vs. Detroit.

Jake Matthews
News
The Falcons have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's Week 6 matchup with the Bears: quarterback Sean Renfree, cornerback Javier Arenas, QB Sean Renfree, linebacker Tyler Starr, offensive tackle Cameron Bradfield, guard Harland Gunn, wide receiver Harry Douglas (foot) and defensive tackle Cliff Matthews.

The Falcons are very healthy heading into Sunday's game, with guard Justin Blalock (back) and wide receiver Devin Hester (hamstring) active after being listed as questionable. All players listed as probable are also active, including wide receiver Julio Jones (ankle), tackle Jake Matthews (ankle), safety Kemal Ishmael (ankle) and linebacker Prince Shembo (knee).

Devonta Freeman
News
The Falcons didn't get a lot of production from their running backs during a 29-7 loss Week 7 at Baltimore.

Starter Steven Jackson led the way with 22 rushing yards on eight carries. Devonta Freeman was second with 20 rushing yards on two carries, Antone Smith was third on the team with 10 rushing yards on three carries and Jacquizz Rodgers added 9 rushing yards on two carries.

Freeman was the most-active running back in the passing game, totaling five catches for 17 yards. Jackson and Rodgers each had one catch for 3 yards, while Smith had two catches for minus-1 yard.

The Falcons are back in action Week 8 vs. Detroit.

Jon Asamoah
News
Falcons guard Jon Asamoah was held out of practice Monday with an unspecified injury, ESPN.com reports.

"Jon Asamoah was held out for precautionary reasons for practice today, and we don't anticipate that it will be any issues at all for him moving forward," head coach Mike Smith said.

Asamoah was removed from Saturday's preseason game before the rest of the starting offensive line.

Joe Hawley
News
Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan said he has confidence in the team's revamped offensive line heading into Week 5 against the Giants, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The team lost center Joe Hawley and right tackle Lamar Holmes to season-ending injuries, and Justin Blalock is batting a back injury that will likely sideline him Sunday. The offensive line Week 5 will feature Peter Konz at center and Gabe Carimi at right tackle, with Harland Gunn expected to play at left guard.

"Mike Tice has done a really good with those guys this entire year," Ryan said. "We have guys who’ve had more experience playing."

Injury
Tyson Jackson
News
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.

Sean Weatherspoon
News
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.

Injury
Achilles - IR. Out for season
Sean Baker
News
Beset by offensive line injuries, the Falcons signed former Jaguars tackle Cameron Bradfield, reports Pro Football Talk. Atlanta also promoted guard Harland Gunn and safety Sean Baker from the practice squad.
Gabe Carimi
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Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan said he has confidence in the team's revamped offensive line heading into Week 5 against the Giants, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The team lost center Joe Hawley and right tackle Lamar Holmes to season-ending injuries, and Justin Blalock is batting a back injury that will likely sideline him Sunday. The offensive line Week 5 will feature Peter Konz at center and Gabe Carimi at right tackle, with Harland Gunn expected to play at left guard.

"Mike Tice has done a really good with those guys this entire year," Ryan said. "We have guys who’ve had more experience playing."

Cameron Bradfield
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Falcons quarterback Sean Renfree, cornerback Javier Arenas, linebacker Tyler Starr, wide receiver Harry Douglas, defensive tackle Cliff Matthews, tackle Cameron Bradfield and guard Harland Gunn were ruled inactive Week 7 at Baltimore.
Peter Konz
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The Falcons announced Monday they placed center Peter Konz on injured reserve due to a knee injury suffered Week 7 against the Ravens. To take his spot on the roster, the Falcons signed offensive lineman Jonathan Scott.
Robert McClain
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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.

Steven Jackson
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When Falcons running back Steven Jackson averaged 47.6 rushing yards in his first five games, it was bad. His Fantasy owners were by and large displeased.

So now that he's averaged 23.5 rushing yards in his last three games, where does that leave him? After the disappointment that was his 2013 season, how could he possibly redeem himself in Fantasy?

How indeed. It's one of those questions that doesn't need to be answered because you already know the answer. The Falcons' offensive line is in tatters. Their defense was never good to begin with. They're falling behind and struggling to keep up. The need for a volume running back -- the kind that eats up clock with a consistent 3 to 4 yards -- has dwindled to almost nothing.

It's not like Jackson has become less effective. The Falcons just aren't giving him the ball as much. He's gotten fewer than 10 carries in each of last two games after averaging 12.6 over his first five. And with Jacquizz Rodgers, Devonta Freeman and Antone Smith all better at catching the ball out of the backfield, that may not change.

You shouldn't plan on starting Jackson anytime soon, and you wouldn't be wrong to rid yourself of him altogether.

Matt Ryan
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Through the first four weeks of the season, the Falcons' Matt Ryan looked like he was back to being one of the elite quarterbacks in Fantasy after struggling with a depleted receiving corps behind a poor offensive line last year.

But after his third straight game with just one touchdown pass Week 7 at Baltimore, he's looking more like his 2013 self again.

It's understandable given all the injuries to his offensive line. Center Peter Konz, who hurt his knee in Week 7, becomes the fourth starter lost to injury, after Sam Baker, Joe Hawley and Lamar Holmes. Ryan's receiving corps may be intact, but his offensive line is again poor.

Now, he was still plenty usable in Fantasy in 2013, throwing for 4,515 yards and 26 touchdowns, including 1,355 and eight in his final five games. But he wasn't a slam-dunk starter every week, and he isn't now either.

With a tough matchup in London Week 8 against Detroit, he's a candidate to sit in Fantasy.

Freddie Martino
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The Falcons have added wide receiver Freddy Martino to the active roster from the practice squad, releasing wide receiver Courtney Roby in a corresponding move.

Martino joined the Falcons as an undrafted free agent in May. Roby caught one pass for 11 yards in his four games with the team.

Lamar Holmes
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Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan said he has confidence in the team's revamped offensive line heading into Week 5 against the Giants, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The team lost center Joe Hawley and right tackle Lamar Holmes to season-ending injuries, and Justin Blalock is batting a back injury that will likely sideline him Sunday. The offensive line Week 5 will feature Peter Konz at center and Gabe Carimi at right tackle, with Harland Gunn expected to play at left guard.

"Mike Tice has done a really good with those guys this entire year," Ryan said. "We have guys who’ve had more experience playing."

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Julio Jones
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With five catches for 56 yards Week 7 at Baltimore, Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones fell short of 70 yards for the second straight week after going for more than 80 in each of the first five. He has also gone four straight without a touchdown.

That's not the kind production you expected of him when you drafted him in Fantasy, most likely in Round 2. And though he's still been good enough in terms of targets and yardage to remain a No. 1 wide receiver in Fantasy, there's reason to believe he won't be the top-five super stud he looked like he'd be after three weeks.

That reason is Matt Ryan -- or, more accurately, the Falcons offense has a whole. Injuries have ravaged their offensive line, allowing for less time to throw the ball, and Ryan has struggled as a result. After throwing for three touchdown passes in three of his first four games, he's thrown for just one in each of his last three.

Again, Jones isn't doomed as a result. While he was putting up his worst numbers of the season in Week 7, counterpart Roddy White was catching nine passes for 100 yards and a touchdown. More often than not, those numbers will be reversed.

But with the current state of the Falcons offense, Ryan won't be able to feed both Jones and White every week, which means Jones will occasionally take a back seat.

Harland Gunn
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Falcons quarterback Sean Renfree, cornerback Javier Arenas, linebacker Tyler Starr, wide receiver Harry Douglas, defensive tackle Cliff Matthews, tackle Cameron Bradfield and guard Harland Gunn were ruled inactive Week 7 at Baltimore.
Matt Bosher
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The Falcons signed punter Matt Bosher to a five-year contract extension and long snapper Josh Harris to a four-year extension, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Josh Harris
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The Falcons signed punter Matt Bosher to a five-year contract extension and long snapper Josh Harris to a four-year extension, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Bernard Reedy
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The Falcons trimmed their roster down to 53 on Saturday, cutting the following players: LB Pat Angerer, DL Nosa Eguae, RB Maurice Hagens, CB Jordan Mabin, WR Freddie Martino S Kimario McFadden, OL Pat McQuistan, TE Jacob Pedersen, OL Adam Replogle, DL Donte Rumph, LB Yawin Smallwood, RB Josh Vaughan, CB Ricardo Allen, S Sean Baker, WR Jeremy Ebert, G Harland Gunn, OT Terren Jones, WR Bernard Reedy, DT Travian Robertson, TE Mickey Shuler, LB Jacques Smith, WR Geraldo Boldewijn
Patrick DiMarco
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The Falcons backup pass catchers didn't make a big impact Week 4 against the Vikings.

Levine Toilolo managed to catch one pass for 12 yards, but that was it. Patrick DiMarco played a larger role, pulling in a 1 yard score in the second quarter. It was his only caught of the contest. 

Both players will look for more Week 5 against the Giants.

Matt Bryant
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Falcons kicker Matt Bryant was held to a season-worst one-point performance during a 29-7 loss Week 7 at Baltimore. 

Bryant missed his only field-goal attempt on a 57-yarder with 42 seconds left in the second quarter. Bryant hit the crossbar.

He made his only extra point after Roddy White's fourth-quarter touchdown reception. Bryant's previous season low was four points, which he managed twice.

The Falcons are back in action Week 8 vs. Detroit.

Paul Soliai
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The Falcons' first splash in free agency this spring was a big one -- figuratively and literally. The team has agreed to terms with defensive tackle Paul Soliai, formerly with the Dolphins, and offensive lineman Jon Asamoah, formerly with the Chiefs, ESPN reports. 

Soliai was reportedly on the Falcons' radar for a while. A pure run stuffer, Soliai has missed one game over the last four years. Asamoah, a product from Rich East High School in Park Forest, Illinois, started nine of 14 games for the Chiefs last year and 15 games the year before that.