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NFL Practice Squad Updates: 9/29/20

Here are the Tuesday practice squad decisions: Atlanta Falcons Signed: DE Austin Edwards Released: LB Deone Bucannon, CB D.J. White Chicago Bears Signed:

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Evan Birchfield

Statistically Speaking: Breaking down Atlanta’s Week 3 numbers

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Recapping this week in stats for the Falcons.

Although the Atlanta Falcons have been a laughing stock in the national spotlight this season, they’ve been making a name for themselves in the history books. It’s worth noting that not all of it is positive, actually most of it is bad. Thankfully, week 3 is now behind us, and this series will discuss everything stats for the week, as we turn our attention to week 4.

Before we do that, let’s review where the...

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Carter Breazeale

Falcons vs. Bears: Hat tips & head-scratchers

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The Falcons spoiled yet another Sunday.

Welcome to the Week 3 post-mortem, where the Dallas Debacle gave way to the Chicago Chokejob. The Falcons controlled this game for the first three quarters until everything began to fall apart, again.

There were some good moments, but at the end of the day it’s the fourth quarter head-scratchers that dominated the day.

Hat Tips Matt Ryan’s bomb to Calvin Ridley

The Matt Ryan-Calvin Ridley connection...

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Dave Choate

Falcons work out kickers Elliott Fry, Kai Forbath

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It seems likely Younghoe Koo will be sidelined for a game or two.

Per recent reports, Younghoe Koo is probably going to miss some time with an injured groin, which doesn’t sound pleasant. If that’s the case, he’ll likely land on in injured reserve for a short time.

That means the Falcons need another kicker, and they’re wasting little time trying to find one. Both the names reported by Tom Pelissero from the NFL Network should be...

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Falcons secondary takes hit as Dennard hits IR

The Atlanta Falcons have placed cornerback Darqueze Dennard on the reserve/injured list with a hamstring injury.

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David J Walker

Falcoholic Podcast: We go through your comments and voicemails

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As it turns out, no one is happy about this 0-3 start for Atlanta.

As the old saying goes: “Misery loves company.” For Atlanta Falcons fans, that misery has been the start of this season and the spectacular fashion in which they’ve melted down over the last two games.

We asked for your thoughts here, on twitter and through our new voicemail ... and you delivered. So, Jeanna Kelley and Eric Robinson joined me to go through as many of them as possible to...

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Evan Birchfield

Falcons place CB Darqueze Dennard on IR

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Falcons make a series of moves following the devastating loss on Sunday

The Atlanta Falcons need all the help that they can get following another blown lead in back-to-back weeks. The team is 0-3, has injuries across the board, and it seems anytime anyone starts playing well, an injury occurs.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Falcons announced a series of roster moves including that they’ve placed cornerback Darqueze Dennard on injured reserve with a hamstring...

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Overreaction Tuesday: Should the Falcons trade Julio Jones?

Before readers dismiss this idea because they think it is clickbait, read the entirety of the article and digest my reasoning. I wrote an overreaction piece after week one on the possibility of replacing both Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff.

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Falcons place CB Darqueze Dennard on IR with hamstring injury

Dennard has played 86% of Atlanta’s defensive snaps so far this season, making for another big loss in the secondary.

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Darqueze Dennard heading to IR

The Falcons just can’t catch a break. It started last week in Dallas. Not only did they blow a 20-point lead, but they also lost a boatload of players in the process.

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Dave Choate

Falcons roundtable: When does the inevitable happen?

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It’s not a question of if any longer, it’s a question of when.

It seems a bit macabre to try to guess when the Falcons are going to move on from their head coach, but it’s also impossible to ignore that particular specter right now. Dan Quinn’s Falcons are off to an 0-3 start after consecutive 7-9 seasons, having made history with back-to-back blown 15+ point leads, and his seat is hotter than a PlayStation 2 trying to boot up the new Madden....

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Kevin Knight

Can the Falcons recover mentally from an 0-3 start and multiple blown leads?

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After a horrendous 0-3 start to the season featuring multiple blown leads, the Falcons are in a precarious position. Can Atlanta recover mentally from the pressures of such a devastating beginning?

The Falcons are now 0-3 after blowing another big fourth-quarter lead, this time to the Chicago Bears. It’s the first time Atlanta has started 0-3 since 2007, otherwise known as the Bobby Petrino disaster. The team set another bad...

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Dave Choate

Reserves step in and more snap count notes from Falcons - Bears

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The Falcons had to lean heavily on their backups, with mixed results.

With so many injuries, you might’ve figured the snap counts would tell a few interesting stories for the Falcons this week. While they’re not all pleasant stories, they are worth looking into.

To the snap counts!


Matt Ryan: 68

Jake Matthews: 68

Alex Mack: 68

Chris Lindstrom: 68

Matt Gono: 68

Calvin Ridley: 63

James Carpenter: 61


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4 takeaways for the Atlanta Falcons after Week 3

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Another week, another discouraging defeat for the Falcons.

At this point, you’re slightly wondering what can the Atlanta Falcons do to top this. Just a week after suffering a heartbreaking loss to the Dallas Cowboys on the road in week two, the Falcons showcase against the Chicago Bears was a repeat.

A 16-point lead in the fourth quarter with about six minutes remaining did not conclude with their first win of the season. Let’s take a look at the...

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Dave Choate

What’s your favorite Falcons - Packers memory ever?

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As is typical, we’ve got one in mind.

Time, however briefly, to turn to something positive and Falcons-related. We haven’t had too many opportunities to do that of late.

This week, as has become our custom in this young 2020 season, we’re asking about your favorite memory from a game featuring this week’s matchup. This time out, it’s the Green Bay Packers, and the choices are actually pretty varied here.

For my money, you...

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James Rael

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Tuesday, Sept. 29

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Fact: Thomas Dimitroff is deathly afraid of ketchup

Oh hello, Falcoholics. Happy Tuesday! We’re glad you’re still with us. Sure, the Falcons are staring down their worst start in 20+ years. And sure, they gave up monster leads in Week 2 and Week 3, making themselves the laughing stock of the league. But this is nothing new for Falcons fans. This is the team we have chosen and continue to choose. All we can do is hope there are better days ahead for...

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Falcons locker room supports Dan Quinn after historic blown leads

The players blamed themselves for the Falcons' meltdowns, not Quinn, who said he will "fight like hell" for the team he still believes in.

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Dave Choate

Watch the Chiefs play the Ravens in the best Monday Night Football matchup of the year

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This could be the most enjoyable, thrilling game of the season, if all goes well.

Great football isn’t going to erase what the Falcons did on Sunday, but it may well distract you from it for a bit. Thankfully, it appears we might get a little great football tonight.

This game will pit the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs against the Baltimore Ravens, and these may be the two most talented teams in football. Either one could legitimately win the...

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Dave Choate

Jordan Miller re-joins Falcons roster, adding depth at cornerback

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Miller’s suspension is over, and he may find his way into playing time pretty quickly.

The Falcons could use some good news, given that everything is either injury or loss-related at the moment. They’ll take the return of Jordan Miller as exactly that.

The 2019 fifth-round selection at cornerback makes his return after a four game suspension for performance-enhancing substances, serving one game at the end of 2019 and the remaining...

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Adnan Ikic

Falcons fantasy stud and dud from Week 3

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A first time stud and first time dud.

Another week, another blown lead for the Falcons. It’s become like clockwork, as they’ve now blown 15-point 4th quarter leads in back to back weeks. There really is nothing surprising with this squad anymore.

The offense played really well in the first half and then they ground to a screeching halt while the defense let Nick Foles have his way with them.

There is a lot of great content available here at the...

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