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Falcons RB Devonta Freeman Taking Part in the Teams’ OTA’s

Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is participating in OTAs this week according to Kelsey Conway of atlantafalcons.com.
And Conway says he is looking like his usual explosive self. It is not a complete surprise as head coach Dan Quinn said Freeman would be a full-go by training camp but it is still a welcome sight after the 27-year-old’s disastrous 2018 season.

Freeman suffered knee, groin, and foot injuries in what ultimately resulted in a lost two-game campaign and the Falcons offense suffered mightily without him.

With Tevin Coleman gone to the 49ers, Freeman projects to take over as the clear lead back in one of the best offenses in the league. He is hoping to return to the former that led to 1,000-yard+ campaigns in 2015 and 2016.

Falcons Ink First-Round Pick Right Guard Chris Lindstrom

Falcons right guard Chris Lindstrom, the 14th overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft, signed his four-year contract with the team Thursday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The team announced that Lindstrom signed a deal worth $14.6 million, with the team holding an option on the fifth year. Lindstrom is projected to receive a $8.6 million signing bonus.

The Falcons now have all of their 2019 draft picks on board.

Falcons Add Another Piece on the O-Line, Draft Tackle Kaleb McGary with the 31st Pick

It was an impressive night of drafting for the Falcons when it comes to helping their offensive line.

The team drafted guard Boston College guard Chris Lindstrom with the 14th pick earlier in the night, and followed that up with Washington tackle Kaleb McGary, drafting him with the 31st pick.

If nothing else, the night made quarterback Matt Ryan smile.

Falcons Draft Boston College Guard Chris Lindstrom with the 14th Pick in the Draft

Filling a need on the Falcons offensive line, the team on Thursday night picked up Boston College guard Chris Lindstrom with the 14th Pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Falcons Re-Sign Defensive Tackle Ra’Shede Hageman

The Falcons have announced they have re-signed defensive tackle Ra’Shede Hageman. The 28-year-old defensive lineman was a second round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Sources told ESPN and the Houston Chronicle that Hageman faces a two-game suspension at the start of the 2019 season. He was arrested in June for driving while impaired.

Hageman appeared in 16 games in each of his first two seasons with the franchise, before 12 appearances during his 2016 campaign. The 6-foot-6, 318-pound defender has 16 career starts. Hageman logged 61 tackles and four sacks in 44 appearances with the Falcons before he was cut before the 2017 season.

He was suspended for six games for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy, following a domestic violence charge. His last appearance with the Falcons came in Super Bowl LI.

“As an organization we believe in opportunities when people take responsibility for their actions and are committed to change,” Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said in a news release.

“We believe Ra’Shede understands that his conduct was wrong and has learned from his mistakes. He has met the obligations of the court in his prior matters and worked hard over the last two years including community service, intensive course work and rehab. That said, we understand the seriousness of his actions, and he knows we will not tolerate abusive behavior in any form.”

Check out the Complete 2019 Atlanta Falcons Schedule

The 2019 NFL Schedule is out – and Falcons fans you can start to look at what trips you want to take and days off as well!

Here it is – the complete 2019 Falcons slate!

Sept. 8 at Minnesota Vikings 1:00
Sept. 15 Philadelphia Eagles 8:20
Sept. 22 at Indianapolis Colts 1:00
Sept. 29 Tennessee Titans 1:00
Oct. 6 at Houston Texans 1:00
Oct. 13 at Arizona Cardinals 4:05
Oct. 20 Los Angeles Rams 1:00
Oct. 27 Seattle Seahawks 1:00
Bye
Nov. 10 at New Orleans Saints 1:00
Nov. 17 at Carolina Panthers 1:00
Nov. 24 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00
Nov. 28 New Orleans Saints (Thanksgiving) 8:20
Dec. 8 Carolina Panthers 1:00
Dec. 15 at San Francisco 49ers 4:25
Dec. 22 Jacksonville Jaguars 1:00
Dec. 29 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00

Falcons Ink Defensive Back Chris Cooper to Two-Year Deal

The Falcons have signed defensive back Chris Cooper to a two-year contract according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.

Undrafted out of Stony Brook, the 25-year-old went to training camp with the Colts last summer but was later waived with an injury settlement after suffering a concussion. He also spent time on the Chiefs’ practice squad. Cooper’s primary position is safety but he can play nickel corner in a pinch.

Falcons to Visit with Former Saints DL Tyeler Davison

Former Saints defensive lineman Tyeler Davison could join an NFC South rival in the upcoming season.

Sources told the NFL Network that the Falcons are bringing in Davison for a visit.

It’s the first reported visit for Davison since the Saints let him enter free agency this off-season. New Orleans added former New England Patriots first-round pick Malcom Brown to replace Davison.

Davison spent the last four seasons with the Saints and was a key member of the team’s defensive line rotation. The 6-foot-2, 309-pound defensive tackle appeared in 61 games (48 starts) in the past four campaigns.

The Saints originally drafted Davison in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft out of Fresno State. He has recorded 95 total tackles, 3.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and four passes defensed in his four seasons. He spent most of the past three seasons as a starter alongside Sheldon Rankins.

The Falcons have a need on the defensive line. Atlanta interior lineman Grady Jarrett, who was franchise tagged this off-season, is working toward a long-term agreement with the club.

Jack Crawford and Deadrin Senat are other members of the Falcons’ current defensive tackle rotation, while Terrell McClain remains a free agent.

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