Falcons Star Julio Jones (Toe) Says He’ll Play in Super Bowl 51

Atlanta Falcons star wide receiver Julio Jones says he will play in Super Bowl 51 versus the New England Patriots on Sunday despite being on Atlanta’s injury report with a toe injury that has bothered him throughout the playoffs. Jones told Josina Anderson of ESPN that he will practice fully in preparation for the bigContinue reading “Falcons Star Julio Jones (Toe) Says He’ll Play in Super Bowl 51”

Devonta Freeman Takes Home NFC Offensive Player of the Week

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman has been named the NFC’s Offensive Player of the Week for his stellar performance against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, per an official NFL announcement. Congratulations to @devontafreeman on winning the NFC Offensive Player of The Week!#RiseUp pic.twitter.com/P4NkMe1AFG — Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) December 21, 2016 Freeman racked upContinue reading “Devonta Freeman Takes Home NFC Offensive Player of the Week”

Robert Alford Agrees to Four-Year Extension With Falcons

Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert Alford will be able to call Atlanta his NFL home until 2021. The 28-year-old cornerback agreed to a four-year, $38 million extension that includes $21 million guaranteed with the Falcons earlier today, the team announced in a statement. “It feels good,” Alford said when asked about the extension. “It feels goodContinue reading “Robert Alford Agrees to Four-Year Extension With Falcons”

Falcons CB Desmond Trufant to Undergo Season Ending Surgery

Atlanta Falcons star cornerback Desmond Trufant has a torn pectoral that will require surgery and more than likely end his 2016 season, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Trufant will visit a doctor this week with the season-ending procedure being the most likely outcome, the Falcons said in a statement released to the public. The 26-year-oldContinue reading “Falcons CB Desmond Trufant to Undergo Season Ending Surgery”

Falcons LB Sean Weatherspoon Suffers Torn Right Achilles

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon has suffered a torn right Achilles tendon, per ESPN’s Vaughn¬†McClure. Weatherspoon will head to injured reserve and likely be done for the season. Falcons LB Sean Weatherspoon tells me he ruptured his right Achilles. https://t.co/eZYrd4AVP7 — vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) October 3, 2016 This is the second time Weatherspoon has sufferedContinue reading “Falcons LB Sean Weatherspoon Suffers Torn Right Achilles”

Julio Jones Records 6th 300-Yard Receiving Game in NFL History vs. Panthers

The Carolina Panthers couldn’t cover Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones at all today, and that’s pretty much all you need to know. Jones hauled in 12 passes for a whopping 300 receiving yards and one touchdown reception. It’s the 6th game in NFL history that a receiver has hauled in 300 receiving yards. LionsContinue reading “Julio Jones Records 6th 300-Yard Receiving Game in NFL History vs. Panthers”

Falcons’ Julio Jones (Calf) Says He’ll Play on Monday Night vs. Saints

Atlanta Falcons star wide receiver Julio Jones says he will play on Monday Night Football versus the New Orleans Saints after sustaining a calf injury in Atlanta’s win over the Raiders last week. “Yes, yes, I’ll play Monday night,” Jones said, per the Falcons’¬†website. “I wouldn’t chance it if I didn’t (feel like I wasContinue reading “Falcons’ Julio Jones (Calf) Says He’ll Play on Monday Night vs. Saints”

Report: Falcons Signing Former Pro Bowler Jake Long

Jake Long was the number one overall pick back in the 2008 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins, and he entered his age 30 season without a team, until now, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Former No. 1 overall pick Jake Long is flying to Atlanta today to sign with the Falcons, per source. Atlanta improvingContinue reading “Report: Falcons Signing Former Pro Bowler Jake Long”

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