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  Falcons | Atlanta adds Daniel Helm to offseason roster    Thu Jan 20, 04:22 PM

Free-agent TE Daniel Helm signed a Reserve/Futures contract with the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday, Jan. 20.

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  Falcons | Kyle Pitts as much receiver as tight end?    Mon Jan 17, 02:29 AM

Atlanta Falcons TE Kyle Pitts lined up out wide on 30 percent of snaps in 2021, according to NFL Next Gen Stats - the highest percentage for any tight end with at least 400 snaps.

Footballguys view: Pitts wasn't really a tight end in college either. Guys like him are basically super-sized wide receivers who create mismatches anytime they're on the field. Expect Pitts to line up outside plenty in 2022 and beyond.

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  Falcons | Extension an option for Matt Ryan    Sun Jan 16, 06:18 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan is a candidate for a contract extension this offseason because the team can lower his salary cap number for 2022 with the extension, in the opinion of FalconsWire's Deen Worley. The team could create $18.1 million in cap space if Ryan signs an extension.

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  Falcons | Calvin Ridley on his way out of ATL?    Sat Jan 15, 01:13 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley and the organization mutually could look to work out a trade, in the opinions of NFL Network's Steve Wyche and Mike Garafolo.

Footballguys view: Ridley stepped away from the game for personal reasons in October and hasn't been in contact with the Falcons in months. If he wants to keep playing, then perhaps a fresh start is best. Any team that trades for Ridley would have to extend him because the 2018 first-round pick is set to play on the fifth-year option in 2022.

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  Falcons | Kyle Pitts showed versatility    Fri Jan 14, 10:02 PM

Atlanta Falcons TE Kyle Pitts lined up as a tight end, slot receiver and outside receiver this season, playing at least 30 percent of his snaps from all three positions.

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  Falcons | Duke Ejiofor signs future deal    Thu Jan 13, 06:21 PM

Free-agent DE Duke Ejiofor signed a Reserve/Future contract with the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Jan. 13. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Falcons | Corey Balentine under contract    Wed Jan 12, 04:28 PM

Atlanta Falcons CB Corey Ballentine signed a Reserve/Future contract Wednesday, Jan. 12. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Falcons | Atlanta signs 17 to future deals    Mon Jan 10, 07:06 PM

Atlanta Falcons CB Dee Alford, CB Cornell Armstrong, OT Willie Beavers, LB Quinton Bell, DE Jordan Brailford, LB Dorian Etheridge, WR Chad Hansen, RB Caleb Huntley, S Luther Kirk, TE Brayden Lenius, P Dom Maggio, OG Ryan Neuzil, CB Lafayette Pitts, TE John Raine, LB Rashad Smith, DE Nick Thurman and WR Austin Trammell signed Reserve/Future contracts Monday, Jan. 10. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

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  Falcons | Week 18 recap for the Falcons    Sun Jan 9, 07:44 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 20-of-33 passes for 216 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Week 18 against the New Orleans Saints. RB Mike Davis (ribs), who left the game early, ended with six runs for 30 yards, RB Qadree Ollison had a 19-yard run on his only rush, while WR/RB Cordarrelle Patterson ran four times for 11 yards with one catch. WR Russell Gage Jr. racked up nine grabs for a game-high 126 yards and a touchdown on 13 targets, while WR Olamide Zaccheaus had three catches for 47 yards, TE Hayden Hurst had one catch for 33 yards, while TE Kyle Pitts disappointed with two catches and just eight yards.

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  Falcons | Mike Davis suffers injury to his ribs    Sun Jan 9, 07:31 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Mike Davis (ribs) left the Week 18 game against the New Orleans Saints due to a ribs injury. He finished with six runs for 30 yards and three grabs for minus-2 yards on three targets.

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  Falcons | Kyle Pitts will be in uniform    Sun Jan 9, 03:27 PM

Atlanta Falcons TE Kyle Pitts (hamstring) is officially active for the Week 18 game.

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  Falcons | Week 18 Atlanta Falcons inactives    Sun Jan 9, 03:06 PM

The Atlanta Falcons have declared OG Jalen Mayfield, LB James Vaughters, DL John Cominsky, DT Tyeler Davison, QB Josh Rosen and WR Frank Darby inactive for Week 18.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan fined    Sun Jan 9, 09:28 AM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan was fined $10,300 by the National Football League for taunting the Buffalo Bills in Week 17's game following a touchdown run.

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  Falcons | Atlanta elevates Austin Trammell    Sat Jan 8, 04:07 PM

Atlanta Falcons practice squad WR Austin Trammell was elevated to the active roster Saturday, Jan. 8, and will be available for the Week 18 game.

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  Falcons | Atlanta works out Jamal Davis    Fri Jan 7, 10:27 PM

Free-agent DE Jamal Davis (Browns) recently worked out for the Atlanta Falcons.

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  Falcons | Questionable tag for Kyle Pitts    Fri Jan 7, 07:51 PM

Atlanta Falcons TE Kyle Pitts (hamstring) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 7, and is listed as questionable for Week 18.

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  Falcons | Atlanta's injury report for Week 18    Fri Jan 7, 03:34 PM

Atlanta Falcons OL Jalen Mayfield (back) did not practice for a second consecutive day Friday, Jan. 7, and is listed as questionable for Week 18 against the New Orleans Saints. TE Kyle Pitts (hamstring), RB Qadree Ollison (quad) and WR Frank Darby (shoulder) were limited in practice again on Friday and are also listed as questionable. CB Fabian Moreau (ribs) practiced in full all week and has been removed from the injury report. TE Lee Smith (rest) and RB Cordarrelle Patterson (rest) were not given a practice designation on Friday but are also expected to play.

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  Falcons | Matt Barkley rejoins Atlanta    Fri Jan 7, 01:10 AM

The Atlanta Falcons re-signed free agent QB Matt Barkley to the practice squad on Thursday, Jan. 6.

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  Falcons | Thursday practice report for Atlanta    Thu Jan 6, 07:31 PM

Atlanta Falcons OG Jalen Mayfield (back) and TE Lee Smith (non-injury) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 6. WR Frank Darby (shoulder) and RB Qadree Ollison (quadriceps) were limited during practice. CB Fabian Moreau (ribs) fully participated in practice.

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  Falcons | Kyle Pitts a limited participant    Thu Jan 6, 07:28 PM

Atlanta Falcons TE Kyle Pitts (hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 6.

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  Falcons | Cordarrelle Patterson sits Thursday    Thu Jan 6, 07:25 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Cordarrelle Patterson (non-injury) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 6.

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  Falcons | Pair of moves by Atlanta    Thu Jan 6, 07:19 PM

Atlanta Falcons LB Dorian Etheridge was restored to the practice squad Thursday, Jan. 6, after being activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list. WR Marvin Hall was released.

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  Falcons | Wednesday practice report for Atlanta    Wed Jan 5, 06:48 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Qadree Ollison (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5. WR Frank Darby (shoulder) was limited during practice, while CB Fabian Moreau (ribs) fully participated in practice.

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  Falcons | No practice for Kyle Pitts    Wed Jan 5, 06:43 PM

Atlanta Falcons TE Kyle Pitts (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5.

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  Falcons | Parker Hesse signed to the 53    Tue Jan 4, 06:48 PM

Atlanta Falcons TE Parker Hesse was signed to the active roster from the practice squad Tuesday, Jan. 4. In a corresponding move, QB Matt Barkley was released.

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  Falcons | Atlanta activates six from C19 list    Tue Jan 4, 06:09 PM

Atlanta Falcons DL Marlon Davidson, S Jaylinn Hawkins, TE Hayden Hurst, LB James Vaughters, WR Tajae Sharpe and OL Willie Beavers were activated from the Reserve/COVID list Tuesday, Jan. 4.

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  Falcons | Atlanta returns two to practice squad    Mon Jan 3, 07:43 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Austin Trammell and TE Parker Hesse were returned to the practice squad Monday, Jan. 3, after being on the active roster for the Week 17 game.

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  Falcons | Desmond Kitchings takes college OC job    Mon Jan 3, 01:58 PM

Atlanta Falcons running backs coach Desmond Kitchings was named as the offensive coordinator at the University of Virginia on Monday, Jan. 3. He will begin that role immediately while the Falcons handle his responsibilities 'by committee' in Week 18 against the New Orleans Saints.

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  Falcons | Kyle Pitts uncertain to go in season finale    Mon Jan 3, 01:23 PM

Atlanta Falcons TE Kyle Pitts (hamstring) is considered 'questionable' to play in Week 18 versus the New Orleans Saints after suffering a hamstring injury in Week 17 against the Buffalo Bills.

Footballguys view: Fantasy GMs got enough out of Pitts in Week 17, hopefully your fantasy championship. If you're playing in Week 18, then Pitts may be on your bench with this hamstring injury.

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  Falcons | Good game for A.J. Terrell in Buffalo    Sun Jan 2, 05:05 PM

Atlanta Falcons CB A.J. Terrell posted seven total stops with six solo tackles, a sack, a tackle for loss, a pass defensed, a quarterback hit and an interception in Week 17 against the Buffalo Bills.

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  Falcons | Foyesade Oluokun makes 13 total stops    Sun Jan 2, 04:54 PM

Atlanta Falcons LB Foyesade Oluokun totaled 13 tackles with seven solo stops, two passes defensed and an interception in Week 17 against the Buffalo Bills.

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  Falcons | Three grabs for Russell Gage    Sun Jan 2, 04:51 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Russell Gage Jr. posted three grabs for 50 yards on five targets in Week 17 against the Buffalo Bills.

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  Falcons | Kyle Pitts leads the way in Week 17    Sun Jan 2, 04:46 PM

Atlanta Falcons TE Kyle Pitts posted two receptions for 69 yards on four targets in Week 17 against the Bufflo Bills.

Footballguys view: Pitts had a big catch and run that looked like the kind of play he made last year at Florida. It put him over 1000 yards in an otherwise quiet day in a mostly quiet year. The arrow is pointing up for the rookie who had a lot of things break against him this year.

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  Falcons | Cordarrelle Patterson totals 11 touches    Sun Jan 2, 04:40 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR/RB Cordarrelle Patterson rushed nine times for 28 yards, while adding two receptions for 24 yards on his two targets, in the Week 17 game against the Buffalo Bills.

Footballguys view: Mike Davis got the rushing touchdown, so Patterson was a dud in the championship. He did get a little more involved in the passing game early, but he didn't do much more as the game got away from the Falcons in the second half.

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  Falcons | Mike Davis totals 57 yards, score    Sun Jan 2, 04:37 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Mike Davis rushed eight times for 42 yards and a touchdown in Week 17 against the Buffalo Bills and he added one catch for 15 yards on two targets.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan does next to nothing    Sun Jan 2, 04:32 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 13-of-23 passes for 197 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 17 against the Buffalo Bills and he rushed for seven yards.

Footballguys view: Ryan had a rushing touchdown wiped off of the board and had a taunting penalty slapped on for good measure. That was the last chance the Falcons had to tighten up the game. Ryan could be playing elsewhere next year if the Falcons can find a taker. He'll face New Orleans next week with Atlanta's play hopes extinguished.

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  Falcons | Week 17 Atlanta Falcons inactives    Sun Jan 2, 11:37 AM

The Atlanta Falcons have declared QB Matt Barkley, DB Fabian Moreau, QB Feleipe Franks, OG Josh Andrews and DT Tyeler Davison inactive for Week 17.

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  Falcons | Atlanta elevates two players    Sat Jan 1, 05:26 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Austin Trammell and TE Parker Hesse were elevated to the active roster Saturday, Jan. 1, and will be available for the Week 17 game.

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  Falcons | Three players off COVID list    Sat Jan 1, 05:21 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Feleipe Franks, DE Brandon Copeland and S Richie Grant were activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Jan. 1.

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  Falcons | Atlanta adds Rick Leonard    Fri Dec 31, 09:46 PM

The Atlanta Falcons added OT Rick Leonard to their active roster from the Minnesota Vikings' practice squad Friday, Dec. 31.

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  Falcons | Tyeler Davison comes off virus list    Fri Dec 31, 09:07 PM

Atlanta Falcons DT Tyeler Davison was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Dec. 31.

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  Falcons | Atlanta's Week 17 injury report    Fri Dec 31, 01:11 PM

Atlanta Falcons CB Fabian Moreau (ribs) did not practice all week and is listed as doubtful for Week 17 versus the Buffalo Bills. LB Dante Fowler (illness) did not practice Friday, Dec. 31, but has been removed from the injury report. RB Cordarrelle Patterson (rest) and TE Lee Smith (rest) were not given a practice designation on Friday but are expected to play.

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  Falcons | Jason Spriggs lands on virus list    Thu Dec 30, 10:08 PM

Atlanta Falcons OT Jason Spriggs was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Dec. 30.

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  Falcons | Day off for Cordarrelle Patterson    Thu Dec 30, 04:19 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Cordarrelle Patterson (non-injury) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 30.

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  Falcons | Atlanta's Thursday practice report    Thu Dec 30, 03:32 PM

Atlanta Falcons CB Fabian Moreau (ribs), RB Cordarrelle Patterson (rest) and TE Lee Smith (rest) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 30.

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  Falcons | Jordan Brailford signs with Atlanta    Thu Dec 30, 02:21 AM

The Atlanta Falcons signed free agent LB Jordan Brailford (Vikings) to the practice squad on Wednesday, Dec. 29.

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  Falcons | Atlanta scoops up Matt Barkley    Wed Dec 29, 09:13 PM

Free-agent QB Matt Barkley (Panthers) was claimed by the Atlanta Falcons off waivers from the Carolina Panthers Wednesday, Dec. 29.

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  Falcons | Fabian Moreau misses practice    Wed Dec 29, 05:19 PM

Atlanta Falcons CB Fabian Moreau (ribs) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29.

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  Falcons | Atlanta places three on COVID list    Wed Dec 29, 03:34 PM

Atlanta Falcons DE Jonathan Bullard, S Jaylinn Hawkins and TE Hayden Hurst were placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Dec. 29.

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  Falcons | Atlanta sends two to COVID list    Tue Dec 28, 06:37 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Feleipe Franks and DB Richie Grant were placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Dec. 28.

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