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Atlanta Falcons are ‘Uneasy’ About Julio Jones

It appears as though the relationship between the Atlanta Falcons and wideout Julio Jones is beginning to fray. But we’re not talking about his minicamp absence. Right now, the Falcons fully expect to work out their contract issues with Jones. But according to Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, they are starting to worry. However, it’s not just because of his absence. They also don’t seem to like his developing relationship with Hall of Fame wideout Terrell...

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NFL Rumors: Falcons Don't Like Julio Jones Working Out & Getting Advice From Terrell Owens

Julio Jones has a newfound mentor in Terrell Owens. Per Orlando Ledbetter, the Atlanta Falcons couldn’t be any more worried or concerned. Appearing on ESPN 730AM The Game, Ledbetter confirmed that team officials aren’t feeling the relationship.The fact that he’s running around with Terrell Owens has the front office uneasy. The fact that he held out is kind-of bucking the whole brotherhood thing has them a little bit uneasy too, so they’ll have to mend some fences no question about...

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Tevin Coleman unlikely to be a Falcon in 2019, per D. Orlando Ledbetter

D. Orlando Ledbetter cast significant doubt on the Falcons’ ability to retain Tevin Coleman after the 2018 season during a radio interview on Monday.

On a boring old Monday with a month or more to go until the beginning of training camp—and the abundance of relevant football news that accompanies it—you’d be hard pressed to find much worth talking about. However, the football world threw us a bone of sorts today, with the Atlanta Journal-Constitutions’ D. Orlando Ledbetter dropping...

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Report: Falcons’ relationship with Jones ‘in a bad place right now’

The Atlanta Falcons and star receiver Julio Jones are reportedly not in a great place heading into training camp next month.Jones recently informed the team he was holding out of minicamp as he aims for a new contract, and in the meantime he’s been spending time with Terrell Owens.The first part is troublesome enough from the perspective of the Falcons.I dived into that a bit recently (check that out here), and my thoughts on the matter are echoed by team beat writer D. Orlando Ledbetter...

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Julio Jones Rumors: Terrell Owens Workouts Worry Team, Relationship in Bad Place

The relationship between Julio Jones and the Atlanta Falcons is reportedly not in a good place heading into training camp next month. Appearing on ESPN 730AM The Game , Falcons beat writer D...

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D-Led: Expects Falcons/Julio Jones deal to get done; relationship in ‘bad’ spot

We get an idea of the team’s mindset with all of this here. The Falcons and Julio Jones contract extension saga has been the story of the offseason, and now we have a prognostication and some context for the ordeal from someone with a close ear to the ground. Falcons beat writer D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution spoke with Charlotte’s ESPN 730AM The Game and gave his take on where the thinks this situation will wind up. “Yes, I do [expect a deal to get...

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The post-minicamp Atlanta Falcons 53 man roster projection

The Falcons load up at receiver, guard, and cornerback.

Training camp tends to swiftly make fools of all of us when it comes to roster predictions, but that will never stop us. To predict is to be human, and I’m feeling particularly human today.

Here’s my best crack at a 53 man roster at the moment, one that does it best to take advantage of the team’s depth at certain positions by keeping a lot of guys around. That includes wide receiver, where the Falcons get to hold on to three...

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Atlanta Falcons talk: Who will be on the roster bubble heading into training camp?

The Falcons will have some tough choices toward the back end of the roster, but let’s get your take.

We’re more than a month out from training camp, but once we finally get there, there should be plenty of spirited battles for roster spots. I’d like to take a look ahead this afternoon and talk a little bit about who is going to more or less enter camp scrapping for a job.

Besides the obvious cast of undrafted free agents and borderline veterans, there are a handful of players that...

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Dan Quinn confident Julio Jones contract situation will be resolved by training camp

Another encouraging note for your weekend.

This past Thursday, Falcons head coach Dan Quinn mentioned that he believes Julio Jones will have a revised contract by training camp. That would obviously mean #11 will be at Flowery Branch to practice in late July, which is what we all want to see right now.

Specifically, Quinn said the following:

“The good news is that there are conversations that have begun.. I have a lot of faith in the organization and also in Julio that things will get...

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Devonta Freeman impressed with Atlanta’s rookie talent on offense

The team’s youngest eldest statesman likes what he sees from the younger youth.

Devonta Freeman is no one’s idea of an old-timer, given that he’s just 26 years old. He’s still likely to be the senior member of the Falcons running back group this year, however, and he seems plenty qualified to comment on how the team’s incoming rookie class looks.

The good news is that Freeman feels as good about the rookies as Dan Quinn appears to, bringing early praise for the likes of running...

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The Falcons are tied for 12th in post-season wins since 2000

You’ll be surprised at some of the teams both ahead of and behind them.

The Atlanta Falcons have been a Greek tragedy more or less their entire existence, but there have been some legitimate bright spots along the way, most of them coming in the 2000s. But would you have guessed that they placed in the top half of the league for playoff wins since the turn of the century?

They have, by the way. They’re tied for 12th with six wins with the 49ers and Jets (?), which puts them right behind...

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Falcons have best receiving corps for 2018, per The Ringer

The Falcons’ receivers get some strong love.

NFL writer Danny Kelly over at The Ringer has thrown a pretty big honor in the direction of the Falcons receiving corps.

He calls it the best in the NFL, ahead of teams like Pittsburgh, Minnesota and Houston.

WR Julio Jones, WR Mohamed Sanu, WR Calvin Ridley, TE Austin Hooper, TE Logan Paulsen, WR Justin Hardy, WR Marvin Hall, TE Eric Saubert

Julio Jones anchors this group as an unguardable, unbelievably explosive downfield playmaker. His...

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Four legitimate 2018 breakout candidates for the Falcons

These Falcons might just put together great seasons.

With minicamp wrapping up and a few players standing out extremely early, I got to thinking about one of my favorite topics: Breakout players.

It’s not one of my favorite topics because I typically get my selections right, but because on a roster this talented, it’s difficult to come up with just a handful of choices who legitimately qualify as breakout players. You could say that Grady Jarrett or Keanu Neal is set to break out, I...

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Ricardo Allen delves into possible contract extension

The team’s free safety gives some insight into his potential extension.

The Atlanta Falcons have a difficult decision looming on the horizon when it comes to the contract of starting free safety Ricardo Allen.

He’s on a second-round tender for 2018, which locks him in for the season, but he will be a free agent once 2019 rolls around. What does Allen think of this upcoming development? See for yourself below via Fox 5’s Justin Felder.

#Falcons safety Ricardo Allen on prospect of...

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Falcons, Julio Jones discussing new deal

Julio Jones has been staying away from the Falcons as he pushes for a new deal, but coach Dan Quinn is confident that a resolution is on the horizon. This week, Quinn hinted at dialogue between the two sides regarding a revised contract. “The good news is that there are conversations that have begun,” Quinn said (via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution). “We’ll keep those private. I have a lot of faith in the organization and also in Julio that things will get...

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Top 5 Atlanta Falcons 2017 Offensive Performances: No. 4

Matt Ryan has never had a brain freeze in his life.

#4. Matt Ryan - 21/30, 321 yards, TD 116.1 QB Rating (Week 1 vs. Bears)

All eyes were on the Atlanta Falcons as they took the field for the 2017 season opener. What overshadowed what was to take place on the field were the still fresh flashbacks of the massacre that was Super Bowl 51.

The Chicago Bears supposedly was an inferior opponent thanks to a lackluster tenure from their head coach, a questionable wide receiving corps, a career...

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Dan Quinn confident Julio Jones contract will be settled before training camp

The Falcons' coach said "conversations have begun" and thinks Jones' contract situation will be resolved soon.

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Falcons announce 2018 training camp dates

Check out to see when you can catch the team in action.

The Atlanta Falcons unveiled their upcoming slate of training camp practices, including those open to the public. That means you can watch the Falcons stretch and catch passes for free. Bring sunscreen and lots of water, because the fan area gets hot.

On July 27, 28 and 30, and August 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8, the team will hold open practices for the public.

Practices are planned to start at 9:20 a.m., and the gates for attending will...

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Here’s what we learned from the Atlanta Falcons three day minicamp

A few items to remember as we look ahead to training camp.

Mandatory minicamp is over, and we’re back in the desert between spring practices and training camp. All we can do is look ahead, but before we do that, let’s take a look at a few things we learned from minicamp here in June.

Calvin Ridley is progressing well

#Falcons rookie Calvin Ridley says he feels pretty good about his first minicamp, but he’s definitely noticed how much more detailed NFL receivers are with their...

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Atlanta Falcons: 3 Minicamp takeaways

The Falcons Minicamp is now in the books and Head Coach Dan Quinn is excited about what he saw from his team. Despite the continued absence of star receiver, Julio Jones, Quinn seems pleased with what was displayed in the June Minicamp Built by The Home Depot. “I hope you felt the team’s speed from the guys today and the improvement they’ve made,” Quinn stated. “I thought a number of guys have thrown a hell of an offseason.” So, here are the biggest takeaways from the guys who...

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