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Falcons Pickup QB Luke McCown; Dump Former Backup Chris Redmen

If Matt Ryan goes down at some point in 2012, the Falcons will have someone new behind him. Chris Redman, who spent the last four seasons as Atlanta’s No. 2 quarterback, was released Tuesday so the team could sign Luke McCown. McCown spent the past three seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, making two starts among […]

Falcons Announce First Wave of Roster Cuts/Injury Settlements

The Falcons took just under 24 hours from kickoff Friday to sundown Saturday to announce the first wave of roster cuts of the 2012 season. In all the Falcons cut loose five offensive players, four defensive players and one kicker. Tight ends Aron White and Chase Coffman, fullback Lee Meisner, running back Richard Medlin and […]

Falcons’ Defensive Report + Injury List; Preseason Week 2

A major let down in week one of the preseason, the Falcon defense rose to the occasion on Thursday, looking every bit the part of an 11-man, redemption-seeking unit. While things weren’t perfect, the D’s week two performance was certainly strong enough to assuage some of the concerns those following the team saw highlighted in […]

Falcons Ink TE Chase Coffman and FB Lousaka Polite

The Falcons signed two players Saturday adding fullback Lousaka Polite and tight end Chase Coffman to the roster, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The team also waived two local products in tight end Adam Nissley and punter Dawson Zimmerman. Nissley (South Forsyth High) reached an injury settlement after hurting his knee in Thursday’s […]

Falcons add Defensive Tackle, Depth a Concern at the Moment

The injury bug has hit the D-line hard thus far in Falcons’ camp, and as expected the team made a move late Friday evening, signing defensive tackle Conrad Obi. Obi, a rookie from Colorado, had been in Arizona Cardinals’ as an undrafted free agent before being released. A native of College Park, Georgia, Obi provides […]

Falcons Training Camp Injury Update: DT Vance Walker Sits Out with Undiclosed Injury

With Corey Peters already out for an extended period with a foot injury, the Atlanta Falcons’ defensive line was dealt another blow yesterday when DT Vance Walker was forced out of practice with an undisclosed injury. Walker’s absence was reported by Falcons’ beat writer D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution. A four year […]

Falcons Dump Guard guard Vince Manuwai

Jay Adams of the Falcons official site reports that the Birds have parted ways with guard Vince Manuwai. The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have released guard Vince Manuwai. Manuwai, 6-2, 333 pounds, was originally selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the third round (72nd overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft. He was signed […]

Falcons Re-Sign LB Mike Peterson

The Falcons have re-signed linebacker Mike Peterson, who was with them the last three years. Peterson also played for coach Mike Smith when Smith was the defensive coordinator in Jacksonville. Peterson can play inside and outside LB, and with middle linebacker Lofa Tatupu battling a chest injury, Peterson will provide some depth for the Falcons. […]

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