Falcons Ink Safety Tyrell Johnson

Tyrell Johnson

The Falcons have added depth at safety by signing free agent Tyrell Johnson, the Associated Press reports.

Sunday’s move comes after safety Dwight Lowery left Friday night’s scrimmage with a concussion. Lowery missed most of the 2013 season with Jacksonville after suffering a concussion at Seattle on Sept. 22. He later was placed on injured reserve and released.

Johnson, a second-round pick by Minnesota in 2008, played four seasons with the Vikings. He played four games with Detroit in 2012.

The Falcons waived fullback Roosevelt Nix-Jones to clear a roster spot for Johnson.

Safety Lowery Suffers Third Career Concussion In Practice

Dwight Lowery

Falcons coach Mike Smith confirmed Saturday that free safety Dwight Lowery, who has been working with the starters, suffered the third concussion of his NFL career during Friday night’s practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

“Dwight, as I said last night, he had an injury to his head, and he is in the concussion protocol,” Smith said. “We don’t think it’s very serious. But that’s where he is right now.”

Lowery, slated to step into the starting lineup alongside strong safety William Moore, suffered a season-ending concussion in Week 3 of last season while with the Jaguars. This is his fourth concussion since college.

“You’re concerned on the first one I think just as much as the second or third,” Smith said. “Dwight is a guy who has played a long time in this league. I think he knows his body pretty well. And, of course, he’ll go through the league-mandated protocol before he goes back out on the field.”

Lowery has 41 career starts in six previous seasons with the Jaguars and New York Jets.

“It doesn’t affect much; it’s part of the game,” Moore said of Lowery’s injury. “People go down, people get injured. All we do is come out and play with the people we’ve got. His injury, I don’t feel like, is that serious. And he’ll bounce back.”

The Top 20 Hottest Falcons Cheerleaders and Fans Of All-Time

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The Falcons have some of the hottest cheerleaders in the NFL, as well as some of the beautiful fans!

Today as a little gift to our loyal readers, we give you 20 of the hottest Falcons ever in this awesome exclusive photo gallery!!!

Enjoy!

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LB Sean Weatherspoon To Miss Season With Achilles Injury

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Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon ruptured his Achilles tendon and will miss the 2014 season, the team announced today.

Weatherspoon was working with the Falcons medical staff when the injury occurred.

“During Sean’s run today with our medical staff, he suffered an injury,” head coach Mike Smith said. “We sent Sean to the doctor for some additional testing and evaluation and unfortunately the results showed that he ruptured his Achilles tendon. Sean had been working extremely hard to get back on the field, but regrettably he will miss the entire 2014 season. He will have a procedure done in the near future and we expect him to make a full recovery.”

Falcons Go O-Line; Take Jake Matthews w/ 6th Pick In NFL Draft

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The Falcons got help for Matt Ryan on Thursday, taking OT Jake Matthews with the 6th pick in the NFL Draft.

Previewing the 2014 Atlanta Falcons Schedule Release

Matt Ryan

The Atlanta Falcons fell off the map in 2014, dropping down from a team that was a fourth down play away from a trip to the Super Bowl, to a 4-12 team searching for answers. Injuries and poor line play on both sides of the ball contributed heavily, though, and the proper adjustments (and good health) should have the Falcons rebounding in a big way in 2014.

 

Atlanta will need to be sure to protect their house better than they did a year ago, however. Usually a tough out in their dome, the Falcons were just 3-5 on their home field last year and will have to go through the Bears, Lions, Cardinals, Browns, Steelers and the NFC South to get it done.

 

The Atlanta Falcons schedule away from home isn’t a picnic, either, as they’ll head to Green Bay, Minnesota, Baltimore, Cincinnati and New York to take on the Giants. The Falcons were even worse on the road in 2013 (1-7), so they’ll need to really step up their game to post a winning mark in 2014.

 

For a look at all team’s 2014 match-ups, click here.

Falcons Sign Three; Asamoah, Jackson, Soliai All Agree To Terms

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The Atlanta Falcons did not wait long to take the chance to improve the organization. The Falcons reached deals with three players since the free agency period began at 4:00 PM ET. Guard Jon Asamoah, defensive end Tyson Jackson and defensive tackle Paul Soliai will all be wearing red and black in 2014. The Falcons are clearly taking the chance to add some veteranship to the defense, along with a guy who can help protect Matt Ryan.

Both Asanoah and Hackson played for the Chiefs, while Soliai is coming over from the Dolphins. Expect heavy packages of the 3-4 defense by the Falcons in 2014, the team already re-signed defensive lineman Corey Peters last week.

We will continue to monitor all of the things the Falcons do during free agency so make sure to spread the word!

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Faclons Ink DT Corey Peters To One-Year Deal

Corey Peters

Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters agreed to terms on a one-year deal on Tuesday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

Peters was set to become an unrestricted free agent on Monday. He suffered a torn Achilles late last season and elected to stay put for a year and test the market next season.

Peters, 6-foot-3 and 305 pounds, appeared primed to help put some teeth back into the run defense over last offseason.

In 2013, Peters started all 15 games in which he played while tallying 48 tackles (35 solo) with a career-high five sacks and two passes defensed. Additionally, Peters was named the Atlanta Falcons 2011 Walter Payton Man of the Year.

Peters was drafted in the third-round (83rd overall) in the 2010 NFL draft.

He has played in 56 career games, including 53 starts in four seasons in Atlanta. Peters has recorded 140 tackles (107 solo) with nine sacks, one interception, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and five passes defensed.

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