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NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
24Adams, Phillip DB5-111957/20/19886South Carolina State
23Alford, Robert CB5-1018611/1/19883Southeastern Louisiana
37Allen, Ricardo CB5-918712/18/19911Purdue
28Arenas, Javier (FA) CB5-919710/28/19876Alabama
75Asamoah, Jon G6-43057/21/19886Illinois
95Babineaux, Jonathan DE6-230010/12/198111Iowa
72Baker, Sam T6-53015/30/19858USC
29Baker, Sean DB6-020911/6/19881Ball State
59Bartu, Joplo ILB6-223010/3/19893Texas State
71Biermann, Kroy OLB6-32559/12/19858Montana
30Bishop, Brandan DB6-12081/23/19911North Carolina State
63Blalock, Justin (FA) G6-432612/20/19839Texas
5Bosher, Matt P6-020810/18/19875Miami (Fla.)
59Bradford, Allen LB5-112358/31/19884USC
3Bryant, Matt K5-92035/29/197514Baylor
68Carimi, Gabe (FA) T6-73166/13/19885Wisconsin
94Clayborn, Adrian DE6-32807/6/19885Iowa
19Davis, Drew WR6-12051/4/19894Oregon
42DiMarco, Patrick FB6-12344/30/19894South Carolina
52Durant, Justin LB6-12309/21/19859Hampton
78Fragel, Reid T6-83082/22/19912Ohio State
24Freeman, Devonta RB5-82063/15/19922Florida State
30Godfrey, Charles FS5-1121011/15/19858Iowa
93Goodman, Malliciah DE6-42761/4/19903Clemson
69Gunn, Harland G6-23108/30/19893Miami (Fla.)
77Hageman, Ra'Shede DE6-63188/8/19902Minnesota
85Hankerson, Leonard WR6-22111/30/19895Miami (Fla.)
47Harris, Josh LS6-12244/27/19894Auburn
61Hawley, Joe C6-330210/22/19886Nevada-Las Vegas
73Heimuli, Ricky DT6-43149/18/19911Oregon
17Hester, Devin WR5-1119011/4/198210Miami (Fla.)
76Holmes, Lamar T6-63337/8/19894Southern Mississippi
36Ishmael, Kemal SS6-02065/6/19913Central Florida
99Jackson, Tyson DT6-42966/6/19867Louisiana State
39Jackson, Steven (FA) RB6-22407/22/198312Oregon State
79Johnson, Mike (FA) G6-63044/2/19875Alabama
11Jones, Julio WR6-32202/3/19895Alabama
66Konz, Peter C6-531712/20/19894Wisconsin
20Lowery, Dwight (FA) FS5-112121/23/19868San Jose State
24Mabin, Jordan CB5-1118010/31/19881Northwestern
90Maponga, Stansly DE6-22653/5/19913Texas Christian
18Martino, Freddie WR6-01959/7/19911North Greenville
98Matthews, Cliff DE6-42688/5/19895South Carolina
70Matthews, Jake T6-53092/11/19922Texas A&M
86Miller, Kyle TE6-52624/13/19882Mount Union
88Moeaki, Tony TE6-32526/8/19876Iowa
25Moore, William SS6-02215/18/19856Missouri
22Motta, Zeke FS6-22155/14/19903Notre Dame
86Pascoe, Bear TE6-52652/23/19867Fresno State
73Person, Mike T6-42996/17/19884Montana State
58Reed, Brooks LB6-32542/28/19875Arizona
89Reedy, Bernard WR5-917512/31/19911Toledo
12Renfree, Sean QB6-52254/28/19903Duke
67Replogle, Adam DT6-329410/10/19901Indiana
32Rodgers, Jacquizz (FA) RB5-61962/6/19905Oregon State
2Ryan, Matt QB6-42175/17/19858Boston College
93Schofield, O'Brien DE6-32604/3/19876Wisconsin
73Schraeder, Ryan T6-73005/4/19883Valdosta State
79Scott, Jonathan (FA) T6-63181/10/198310Texas
53Shembo, Prince OLB6-025412/24/19912Notre Dame
81Shuler, Mickey TE6-424710/9/19862Penn State
45Smith, Jacques LB6-225812/31/19911Tennessee
35Smith, Antone RB5-91929/17/19856Florida State
34Smith, Jerome (FA) RB5-112264/6/19911Syracuse
66Smith, Jared DT6-43023/20/19901New Hampshire
96Soliai, Paul DT6-434512/30/19839Utah
41Southward, Dezmen FS6-121010/1/19902Wisconsin
51Spruill, Marquis OLB6-02245/14/19912Syracuse
54Starr, Tyler OLB6-52501/25/19912South Dakota
62Stone, James C6-32914/26/19922Tennessee
52Stupar, Nate LB6-22403/14/19882Penn State
84Tamme, Jacob TE6-32303/15/19858Kentucky
80Toilolo, Levine TE6-82657/30/19913Stanford
21Trufant, Desmond CB6-01909/10/19903Washington
50Umenyiora, Osi (FA) DE6-325511/16/198113Troy
14Weems, Eric WR5-91957/4/19859Bethune-Cookman
84White, Roddy WR6-021111/2/198111Alabama-Birmingham
13Williams, Nick WR5-1018411/23/19902Connecticut
26Wilson, Josh CB5-91883/11/19859Maryland
42Wingo, Ronnie RB6-32312/18/19912Arkansas
55Worrilow, Paul ILB6-02305/1/19903Delaware
13Yates, T.J. (FA) QB6-42175/28/19875North Carolina
 
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Ryan Schraeder
News
The Falcons revealed second-year offensive lineman Ryan Schraeder will be starting at right tackle in Week 10 at Tampa Bay.

Injuries have decimated the Falcons’ offensive line in 2014, which has resulted in an inconsistent offense. 

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
Falcons defensive backs Dwight Lowery (knee) and Kemal Ishmael (hamstring) each left Sunday's regular season finale against Carolina due to injuries, per the team's official website. Both players were deemed questionable to return to the game.
Injury
Knee - Left Week 17 vs. Carolina
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
Devin Hester
News
Looking to make up for some lost big-play potential, the Falcons gave return man Devin Hester more of a look on offense with star wide receiver Julio Jones sidelined by a hip injury Week 15 against Pittsburgh, and he delivered five catches for 85 yards and a touchdown, scoring on a 17-yard strike from quarterback Matt Ryan in the second quarter. He nearly had a second touchdown, too, just missing on a 4-yard toss in the third quarter. Of course, that play would have been negated by an offensive pass interference penalty anyway.

That was Hester's only miss on the day, but then, that's kind of the problem. Six target does not a reliable Fantasy option make, especially when the Falcons had two other players, Harry Douglas and Roddy White, with double-digit targets.

Even if Jones doesn't return Week 16 at New Orleans, you can't count on Hester being as efficient with the targets he gets, and considering Jones was a game-time decision for Week 15, there's a good chance Hester goes back to getting just two or three. Outside of deeper leagues, he's not deserving of a waiver claim.

Justin Blalock
News
Free agent guard Justin Blalock, who spent his first eight seasons with the Falcons, is visiting the Lions on Thursday, reports MLive.com. Blalock, 31, has missed only three games since entering the starting lineup in 2007.

He could supplant Rob Sims at left guard.

Antone Smith
News
The Falcons announced Tuesday that the team has re-signed running back Antone Smith, ESPN reports.

Smith shined in limited action last season, rushing for 144 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries and adding 222 yards and three more touchdowns on 13 receptions.

Injury
Leg - IR. Out for season
Osi Umenyiora
News
Defensive end Osi Umenyiora was in New Jersey Wednesday to visit with the Jets, according to Fox Sports 1 NFL Insider Mike Garafolo.

Umenyiora, although he played in all 16 games last season for the Falcons, did not start a game for the first time in his career. He came over to the team in 2013 after nine years with the Giants.

The 33-year-old has tallied 435 total tackles, 85.0 sacks, 17 passes defensed and 35 forced fumbles in 12 seasons in the NFL.

Ricky Heimuli
News
The Jaguars have pared down their roster to 53 on Saturday by cutting 20 players.

The players on that list are: C Michael Brewster, G Drew Nowak, DE Gerald Rivers, QB Ricky Stanzi, WR Chad Bumphis, FB Eric Kettani, TE Brandon Barden, OT Cody Booth, DL Deandre Coleman, DT Ricky Heimuli, S Craig Loston, QB Stephen Morris, K/P Kasey Redfern, G Tyler Shatley, TE D.J. Tialavea, LB Marcus Whitfield, WR Kerry Taylor, S Sherrod Martin, LB Nate Stupar and CB Jamell Fleming.
O'Brien Schofield
News
Seahawks offensive stars Marshawn Lynch and Doug Baldwin are active Week 10 against the Giants.

Both players came into the game listed as probable. Lynch is dealing with a calf injury. Baldwin has a groin issue. The team will also have Michael Bennett, Jordan Hill, Russell Okung, O'Brien Schofield and Max Unger. All five players were also listed as probable coming into the contest.

Marcus Burley and Byron Maxwell should play as well. They were both listed as questionable. Burley is dealing with a hamstring injury, Maxwell has a calf issue. 

Guard Stephen Schilling is the only doubtful player who is active for the game.

Charles Godfrey
News
The Falcons signed safety Charles Godfrey to a contract extension Thursday, the team announced.

Godfrey played for the Falcons and Panthers in 2014. In 13 games between the two teams, Godfrey totaled 19 tackles.

William Moore
News
The Falcons will be without safety William Moore for the rest of the season with a shoulder injuy and was placed on the injured-reserve.

Safety Sean Baker was promoted from the practice squad to replace Moore.

Moore was only able to play seven games for Atlanta this season while dealing with multiple injuries. He totaled 25 tackles and two forced fumbles for the Falcons.

Injury
Shoulder - IR. Out for season.
Mike Person
News
The Falcons announced Tuesday that they have agreed to a deal with offensive lineman Mike Person. A four-year veteran, Person saw his first extended action last season with the Rams, playing in all 16 games.
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.
T.J. Yates
News
The Falcons have re-signed quarterback T.J. Yates, per ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan.

Yates, a backup with the Falcons, signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract to remain with the team.

The fifth-year quarterback spent his first four seasons with the Texans. He has five career starts.

Dezmen Southward
News
New Falcons coach Dan Quinn met with the media at the Indianapolis scouting combine on Thursday and discussed his plans for the team's defensive players. 

The biggest news was that the team plans to move Prince Shembo back to outside linebacker. Shembo was drafted as an outside linebacker, but injuries on the defense required him to move inside. 

Shembo had 59 tackles for the Falcons in his rookie season, but he'll likely play more of a role in the pass rush from the outside. He had nine sacks as a senior at Notre Dame while playing OLB. 

Quinn also plans to use Tyson Jackson and Paul Soliai on the inside. They split time between defensive tackle and end last season, but Quinn was impressed with their size at the tackle spots. Soliai had 29 tackles and a sack last season. Jackson had 22 tackles. 

Quinn said Dezmen Southward, who played exclusively at safety last season, will get a look at the cornerback position as well. 

Southward had 23 tackles, one sack and two pass defenses last year. 

Tyler Starr
News
The following players were ruled inactive for the Falcons in Week 17 against Carolina: cornerback Ricardo Allen, safety Charles Godfrey, running back Steven Jackson, defensive end Stansly Maponga, quarterback Sean Renfree, tackle Jonathan Scott and linebacker Tyler Starr.

Jackson entered this week as questionable after suffering a quadriceps injury against New Orleans in Week 16. Jacquizz Rodgers and rookie Devonta Freeman will share the load. Jackson could return to action in the postseason, if Atlanta defeat Carolina on Sunday.

Nate Stupar
News
The Falcons signed linebacker Nate Stupar, a special teams standout, to a one-year extension for the minimum, $585,000, reports ESPN.com. Stupar ranked second on the team with nine special teams tackles, seven solo, while appearing in 15 games last season.
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 promoted running back Jerome Smith to the active roster and waived linebacker James Anderson, reports the National Football Post. Smith is a 6-foot, 226-pounder out of Syracuse who could be active Sunday if running back Steven Jackson (quad) can't play against the Panthers.
Ricardo Allen
News
The following players were ruled inactive for the Falcons in Week 17 against Carolina: cornerback Ricardo Allen, safety Charles Godfrey, running back Steven Jackson, defensive end Stansly Maponga, quarterback Sean Renfree, tackle Jonathan Scott and linebacker Tyler Starr.

Jackson entered this week as questionable after suffering a quadriceps injury against New Orleans in Week 16. Jacquizz Rodgers and rookie Devonta Freeman will share the load. Jackson could return to action in the postseason, if Atlanta defeat Carolina on Sunday.

Roddy White
News
Although Falcons wide receiver Roddy White turned 33 years old during the 2014 season, he told 680 The Fan on Wednesday he still feels his playing career is not close to being over, per the team's official website.

"Actually, I feel pretty good. Throughout the end of the season, I felt like my legs were under me," White said. "I wish I hadn't missed two games. That was my goal this year, to get through the year completely healthy, but that didn't happen for me. I feel I could play two or three more years, if I could just stay healthy through the whole course of a season and not miss any games."

White capped his 10th season in the NFL with 80 catches for 921 yards and seven touchdowns in 14 games.

"I feel like I'm playing at a really good level," White said. "Any time you can go out there and catch 80 passes in the NFL, you're doing pretty good. I feel like I can play another two or three years and be successful."

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 did not tender restricted free agent receiver Drew Davis, making him an unrestricted free agent, reports ESPN.com. Davis did not make a catch last season as he recovered from foot surgery.
Adrian Clayborn
News
The Falcons signed a couple of players with hopes of bolstering a defense that ranked dead last in the NFL a season ago. 

Atlanta announced that it has signed contracts with defensive end Adrian Clayborn and cornerback Phillip Adams.

Clayborn's 2014 season ended early due to a biceps injury. Adams, a journeyman entering his sixth NFL season, appeared in 12 games for the Jets in 2014 and totaled 24 tackles and one interception. 

Clayborn played the entire 2013 season and recorded 64 tackles and 5 1/2 sacks. 

Injury
Elbow - IR. Out for season
Cliff Matthews
News
The Falcons re-signed fullback Patrick DiMarco and defensive end Cliff Matthews, the team announced on Tuesday. 

DiMarco was an exclusive-rights free agent, and Matthews was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March. 

DiMarco had 17 catches for 111 yards and a touchdown in two seasons with the Falcons. Matthews has appeared in 32 games, mainly on special teams, in four years with the team. 

The Falcons also brought in WR Nick Williams, a former Redskin. 

Jonathan Babineaux
News
The Falcons are all but perfectly healthy for their Sunday game against visiting Cleveland. Cornerback Robert Alford (wrist) and offensive tackle Jonathan Scott (hamstring) are out, but the other eight players on their injury report are probable.

That group includes guard Jon Asamoah (shoulder), defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (knee), wide receivers Drew Davis (foot), Harry Douglas (foot), Julio Jones (illness) and Devin Hester (wrist) and running backs Steven Jackson (illness) and Patrick DiMarco (illness).

Eric Weems
News
Wide receiver Eric Weems has agreed to a new two-year contract with the Falcons, according to a report by ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure

Weems made $730,000 last season, when he had 10 catches for 102 yards and two touchdowns for the Falcons. He was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on March 10. 

Brandan Bishop
News
The Vikings released safety Brandan Bishop, offensive tackles Kevin Murphy and Pierce Burton, defensive ends Jake Snyder and Tyler Scott, defensive tackle Kheeston Randall, receivers Kamar Jorden, Erik Lora and Andy Cruse, and cornerbacks Derek Cox and Robert Steeples.

Minnesota also waived/injured safety Mistral Raymond, who suffered a concussion in the preseason opener.

Robert Alford
News
Falcons cornerback Robert Alford is expected to train with recently retired cornerback Ryan Clark in Louisiana this offseason, reports ESPN. The former Steelers corner announced his retirement on Wednesday and is expected to serve as an analyst on ESPN. Alford knows Clark through his brother, former Saints corner Fred Booker, who was Clark's college roommate at LSU.

"All the advice and things I do have to offer him he's going to get, from helping him watch film to helping him understand where he was beat on certain plays, to how he can improve himself, physically," Clark said. "But also the mental approach to the game. So I'm excited about getting an opportunity to work with him. Anytime you get a chance to work with a true friend, somebody you've known a long time, it's exciting."

Injury
Wrist - IR. Out for season
Levine Toilolo
News
The Falcons announced they've signed tight end Tony Moeaki after earlier announcing the signing of tight end Jacob Tamme. Moeaki, 27, played in six games for the Seahawks last season, catching eight passes for 134 yards and a touchdown.

He hasn't made a big impact since 2012, when he had 33 grabs for 453 yards and a touchdown with Kansas City. Moeaki and Tamme join Levine Toilolo in Atlanta's tight end group.

Phillip Adams
News
The Falcons signed a couple of players with hopes of bolstering a defense that ranked dead last in the NFL a season ago. 

Atlanta announced that it has signed contracts with defensive end Adrian Clayborn and cornerback Phillip Adams.

Clayborn's 2014 season ended early due to a biceps injury. Adams, a journeyman entering his sixth NFL season, appeared in 12 games for the Jets in 2014 and totaled 24 tackles and one interception. 

Clayborn played the entire 2013 season and recorded 64 tackles and 5 1/2 sacks. 

Jonathan Scott
News
The following players were ruled inactive for the Falcons in Week 17 against Carolina: cornerback Ricardo Allen, safety Charles Godfrey, running back Steven Jackson, defensive end Stansly Maponga, quarterback Sean Renfree, tackle Jonathan Scott and linebacker Tyler Starr.

Jackson entered this week as questionable after suffering a quadriceps injury against New Orleans in Week 16. Jacquizz Rodgers and rookie Devonta Freeman will share the load. Jackson could return to action in the postseason, if Atlanta defeat Carolina on Sunday.

Prince Shembo
News
New Falcons coach Dan Quinn met with the media at the Indianapolis scouting combine on Thursday and discussed his plans for the team's defensive players. 

The biggest news was that the team plans to move Prince Shembo back to outside linebacker. Shembo was drafted as an outside linebacker, but injuries on the defense required him to move inside. 

Shembo had 59 tackles for the Falcons in his rookie season, but he'll likely play more of a role in the pass rush from the outside. He had nine sacks as a senior at Notre Dame while playing OLB. 

Quinn also plans to use Tyson Jackson and Paul Soliai on the inside. They split time between defensive tackle and end last season, but Quinn was impressed with their size at the tackle spots. Soliai had 29 tackles and a sack last season. Jackson had 22 tackles. 

Quinn said Dezmen Southward, who played exclusively at safety last season, will get a look at the cornerback position as well. 

Southward had 23 tackles, one sack and two pass defenses last year. 

Jacob Tamme
News
The Falcons announced they've signed tight end Jacob Tamme, who spent the past three seasons with the Broncos. Tamme, 30, had 34 catches for 293 yards and three touchdowns over the past two years after a 52-catch campaign in 2012.

In Atlanta, Tamme joins a tight end group that includes Levine Toilolo and Mickey Shuler.

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
Reid Fragel
News
Sean Renfree
News
Falcons coach Dan Quinn is not ruling out bringing back former Atlanta quarterback Matt Schaub to compete for the backup role behind starter Matt Ryan, per ESPN.

"Schaub is certainly somebody that we could [add]," Quinn said. "As we get through it, we'll let you know if we go down that road."

The 34-year-old Schaub was released by the Raiders in mid-March. T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree are the other quarterbacks on the Falcons' roster.

Tony Moeaki
News
The Falcons announced they've signed tight end Tony Moeaki after earlier announcing the signing of tight end Jacob Tamme. Moeaki, 27, played in six games for the Seahawks last season, catching eight passes for 134 yards and a touchdown.

He hasn't made a big impact since 2012, when he had 33 grabs for 453 yards and a touchdown with Kansas City. Moeaki and Tamme join Levine Toilolo in Atlanta's tight end group.

Javier Arenas
News
The following players have been ruled inactive for the Falcons in Week 11 against the Panthers: QB Sean Renfree, WR Freddie Martino, CB Javier Arenas, LB Tyler Starr, T Jonathan Scott, T Cameron Bradfield and DT Cliff Matthews.
Allen Bradford
News
The Falcons signed linebacker Allen Bradford on Friday, reuniting coach Dan Quinn with one of his former Seahawk defensive players.

Bradford was a sixth-round pick by the Buccaneers in the 2011 draft. Raheem Morris, the Bucs' coach at the time, is now on Quinn's staff with the Falcons.

Bradford has been on the Giants, Browns and Jaguars, as well as several stints on the Seahawks' practice squad and active roster. The Seahawks converted Bradford from running back to linebacker in 2011. 

Desmond Trufant
News
Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant suffered a hand injury during Monday’s game against the Packers.

After the game, Trufant had his right hand heavily wrapped. He said the hand was swollen, but not broken, reports ESPN.

Trufant did not leave the game because of the injury, but his status for Week 15 against the Steelers has yet to be determined.

Mickey Shuler
News
The Jaguars signed tight end Mickey Shuler to their practice squad and waived wideout Kerry Taylor from the squad, the team announced.
Brooks Reed
News
Free agent outside linebacker Brooks Reed is signing a five-year, $22 million deal with the Falcons, reports NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Reed, 28, had 41 tackles, three sacks and an interception while playing every game for the Texans last season.
Stansly Maponga
News
The following players were ruled inactive for the Falcons in Week 17 against Carolina: cornerback Ricardo Allen, safety Charles Godfrey, running back Steven Jackson, defensive end Stansly Maponga, quarterback Sean Renfree, tackle Jonathan Scott and linebacker Tyler Starr.

Jackson entered this week as questionable after suffering a quadriceps injury against New Orleans in Week 16. Jacquizz Rodgers and rookie Devonta Freeman will share the load. Jackson could return to action in the postseason, if Atlanta defeat Carolina on Sunday.

Leonard Hankerson
News
The Falcons signed former Redskins receiver Leonard Hankerson, reports NFL Network. Hankerson, 26, caught a combined 68 passes in 2012 and 2013 with Washington but was limited to one game last season due to knee injuries.
Ronnie Wingo
News
The Falcons have signed running back Ronnie Wingo to its offseason roster. He had been cut by the Bills before the season, then landed on the Atlanta practice squad.
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
Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said left tackle Sam Baker, who missed the entire 2014 season with a torn patella tendon, is recovering well, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

"Sam is healing up well,” Dimitroff said. “He’s a guy that’s focused. He’s been in there all the time … He’s really focused with trying to get back on track.”

Jake Matthews, the No. 6 overall pick in the 2014 draft, took over at left tackle after Baker suffered the injury in a preseason game. It's unclear whether Baker can reclaim his job once fully healthy. 

"It will be interesting to see how both players fit in the new zone-blocking scheme that offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan plans to implement," the paper said.

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
Falcons tight end Bear Pascoe scored his second career touchdown and his first of the season Sunday against the Lions in London. Pascoe caught a 1-yard pass in the back of the end zone from Matt Ryan in the first quarter. It was his only touch of the afternoon in a 22-21 Week 8 defeat.
Kemal Ishmael
News
Falcons defensive backs Dwight Lowery (knee) and Kemal Ishmael (hamstring) each left Sunday's regular season finale against Carolina due to injuries, per the team's official website. Both players were deemed questionable to return to the game.
Injury
Hamstring - Left Week 17 vs. Carolina
Josh Wilson
News
Falcons running back Steven Jackson and wide receiver Julio Jones are both listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers. Jackson was unable to practice throughout the week and Jones practiced on a limited basis Friday.

Guard Jon Asamoah (back) and cornerbacks Robert McClain (illness) and Josh Wilson (hamstring) are all questionable as well.

Kicker Matt Bryant (illness) and wide receivers Roddy White (ankle) and Harry Douglas (foot) are considered probable for Sunday.

The Falcons are currently 3-point favorites against the Panthers in Week 17.

Kroy Biermann
News
The Falcons announced they've re-signed defensive end Kroy Biermann, who had 77 tackles, 4.5 sacks and a forced fumble last season. Terms were not released.

Biermann, 29, has spent his entire seven-year career in Atlanta, registering 277 tackles and 21 sacks. He has played a full 16-game season six times, including last year.

Jared Smith
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The Falcons have signed offensive lineman Jared Smith, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

Smith, a seventh-round selection by the Seahawks, was waived prior to the start of training camp in 2014.

Paul Worrilow
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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
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With center Peter Konz (ACL) out for the season, the Falcons are going with undrafted rookie James Stone at center Sunday against the Lions. He'll be Atlanta's third center this season after the team put Joe Hawley and Konz on injured reserve.

Stone has played in three games. Quarterback Matt Ryan said Stone performed well after replacing Konz in the first quarter Week 7 at Baltimore. "I thought James Stone did a great job of coming in and filling in for Peter," Ryan told the team's website.

Jacquizz Rodgers
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With Steven Jackson (quad) sidelined, Falcons running backs Jacquizz Rodgers and rookie Devonta Freeman shouldered the load in the running game Sunday against Carolina.

Rodgers took nine carries for a team-high 44 yards and turned seven targets into three receptions for 19 yards. Freeman carried the ball only six times for 13 yards. He also added two catches for 3 yards in a 34-3 defeat, eliminating Atlanta from playoff contention.

Jake Matthews
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Falcons left tackle Jake Matthews is recovering after undergoing foot surgery and will miss most of the team's offseason program, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

"Jake is healing very well," general manager Thomas Dimitroff said Thursday. "He knows his body. He takes really good care of how he approaches his body."

Matthews played through a high ankle sprain last season and suffered another injury in the season finale.

"He decided to go through the procedure that he went through because he thought it was the best way to get himself back healthy by the beginning of the year," Dimitroff said. "We have no concerns that way."

Matthews, the sixth overall pick in the 2013 draft, ranked 84th out of 84 tackles in 2014, per Pro Football Focus.

Devonta Freeman
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With running back Steven Jackson no longer on the team, Falcons running back Devonta Freeman said he wants to be the lead back for the team, reports ESPN.

"Personally, I want to be the man. I want to be the guy," Freeman said. "I want to make my own name with the Atlanta Falcons. I want to go really, really far. I want to set the bar high. I just want to win a Super Bowl and maybe be the MVP one day. You just never know. I feel like I'm hungrier right now. I don't know what's gotten into me this offseason. I just feel like a whole new monster. And I ain't just talking."

Freeman added that he has high expectations for himself; all he needs is the opportunity. With Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff offering support that Freeman could be the team's full-time back, Freeman said he hopes to validate his support.

"If you're getting it from those guys, those guys are the big, top dogs. That just motivates me," Freeman said.

Jon Asamoah
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Falcons running back Steven Jackson and wide receiver Julio Jones are both listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers. Jackson was unable to practice throughout the week and Jones practiced on a limited basis Friday.

Guard Jon Asamoah (back) and cornerbacks Robert McClain (illness) and Josh Wilson (hamstring) are all questionable as well.

Kicker Matt Bryant (illness) and wide receivers Roddy White (ankle) and Harry Douglas (foot) are considered probable for Sunday.

The Falcons are currently 3-point favorites against the Panthers in Week 17.

Justin Durant
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The Falcons are expected to land former Cowboys outside linebacker Justin Durant in addition to outside linebacker Brooks Reed, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. Reed, who spent his first four seasons with Houston, is getting a five-year, $22 million deal, per NFL Network.

Durant, 29, spent the past two seasons with Dallas. He had 49 tackles, two forced fumbles and an interception in six games last year before going on IR with a torn biceps.

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Joe Hawley
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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."

Tyson Jackson
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New Falcons coach Dan Quinn met with the media at the Indianapolis scouting combine on Thursday and discussed his plans for the team's defensive players. 

The biggest news was that the team plans to move Prince Shembo back to outside linebacker. Shembo was drafted as an outside linebacker, but injuries on the defense required him to move inside. 

Shembo had 59 tackles for the Falcons in his rookie season, but he'll likely play more of a role in the pass rush from the outside. He had nine sacks as a senior at Notre Dame while playing OLB. 

Quinn also plans to use Tyson Jackson and Paul Soliai on the inside. They split time between defensive tackle and end last season, but Quinn was impressed with their size at the tackle spots. Soliai had 29 tackles and a sack last season. Jackson had 22 tackles. 

Quinn said Dezmen Southward, who played exclusively at safety last season, will get a look at the cornerback position as well. 

Southward had 23 tackles, one sack and two pass defenses last year. 

Sean Baker
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The Falcons have signed safety Sean Baker to the practice squad. Baker was waived from the active roster earlier in the week.
Nick Williams
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The Redskins elevated safety Akeem Davis from the practice squad to the active roster. They released corner Richard Crawford and wideout Nick Williams from the squad and added defensive lineman Derrick Hopkins, receiver Marvin McNutt and tight end Je'Ron Hamm to the squad.
Gabe Carimi
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Falcons offensive lineman Gabe Carimi will not be retained before free agency begins on March 10, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbetter. 

Carimi appeared in all 16 regular-season games and made seven starts for the Falcons in 2014. 

Jordan Mabin
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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
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.
Steven Jackson
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Though he's without a team at the moment, running back Steven Jackson has no plans to retire. 

The Falcons officially released Jackson Thursday night, with immediate questions emerging about his future. On his own website, though, Jackson posted a statement saying he isn't hanging up the cleats just yet.  

"A lot has been written lately about my future," Jackson wrote. "There are questions about my age, and what I have left in the tank. Of that, I will simply say this. For the first nine years of my career, I was used like a battering ram, punishing opposing defense over four quarters of a game. Maybe you stopped me the first five times I got the ball, but by the 15th or 20th time I got it, late in a game -- let's just say you were really feeling me at that point.

"Make no mistake: I can still punish a defense. I still have a warrior's heart. There are 1,000-yard seasons left in these legs. I know what I am still capable of, and I have every intention of proving it."

Jackson also admitted his two seasons with the Falcons were a disappointment as the organization did not reach the postseason in either season. He combined for only 1,250 yards in 2013 and 2014 after posting eight consecutive seasons with over 1,000 yards when he was with the Rams. 

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Quadriceps - Missed Week 17 vs. Carolina
Matt Ryan
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Falcons coach Dan Quinn is not ruling out bringing back former Atlanta quarterback Matt Schaub to compete for the backup role behind starter Matt Ryan, per ESPN.

"Schaub is certainly somebody that we could [add]," Quinn said. "As we get through it, we'll let you know if we go down that road."

The 34-year-old Schaub was released by the Raiders in mid-March. T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree are the other quarterbacks on the Falcons' roster.

Freddie Martino
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The Falcons have activated Drew Davis from the PUP list and cut fellow wide receiver Freddie Martino .

Martino has been active for four games this season, but had yet to record a reception.

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."

Julio Jones
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The Falcons have discussed signing wide receiver Julio Jones to a long-term contract, reports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitorff confirmed Thursday at the NFL combine that the team intends to keep Jones in a Falcons uniform 'for years to come.'

"There's no question that we've had discussions about Julio and obviously everyone else on our roster," Dimitroff said. "He's one of the guys that we feel is one of the best talents in the league."

Jones will become an unrestricted free agent after the 2015 season, but Dimitroff said the team needs to be careful with how they offer salaries.

"You take a quarterback, who's going to be very expensive and then take wide receiver and a couple of other positions and make sure that you are paying market value and also making sure that you have enough space on the team to do the right thing," Dimitroff said.

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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Steelers running backs Josh Harris and Ben Tate were able to find little running room in Saturday's 30-17 loss to Baltimore. Harris ran nine times for 25 yards while Tate had five carries for 19 yards.

As a team, Pittsburgh managed just 68 yards on 19 carries in relief of star running back Le'Veon Bell, who missed Saturday's game with a knee injury.

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 re-signed fullback Patrick DiMarco and defensive end Cliff Matthews, the team announced on Tuesday. 

DiMarco was an exclusive-rights free agent, and Matthews was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March. 

DiMarco had 17 catches for 111 yards and a touchdown in two seasons with the Falcons. Matthews has appeared in 32 games, mainly on special teams, in four years with the team. 

The Falcons also brought in WR Nick Williams, a former Redskin. 

Matt Bryant
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The Falcons announced they have locked up kicker Matt Bryant to a contract extension, per the team's official website. Bryant was due to become a unrestricted free agent on March 10 before signing a new deal.  Last season, he converted 29 of 32 field goals, with an NFL-best seven kicks from 50-plus yards out. He will turn 40 in May.
Paul Soliai
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New Falcons coach Dan Quinn met with the media at the Indianapolis scouting combine on Thursday and discussed his plans for the team's defensive players. 

The biggest news was that the team plans to move Prince Shembo back to outside linebacker. Shembo was drafted as an outside linebacker, but injuries on the defense required him to move inside. 

Shembo had 59 tackles for the Falcons in his rookie season, but he'll likely play more of a role in the pass rush from the outside. He had nine sacks as a senior at Notre Dame while playing OLB. 

Quinn also plans to use Tyson Jackson and Paul Soliai on the inside. They split time between defensive tackle and end last season, but Quinn was impressed with their size at the tackle spots. Soliai had 29 tackles and a sack last season. Jackson had 22 tackles. 

Quinn said Dezmen Southward, who played exclusively at safety last season, will get a look at the cornerback position as well. 

Southward had 23 tackles, one sack and two pass defenses last year.