Tag:Atlanta Falcons
Posted on: February 24, 2010 10:32 am

Crumpler awaits word on status with Titans

The Nashville City Paper reports that while tight end Alge Crumpler hopes to return to the Titans, there is no movement on his status with the team.

"There's nothing going on right now. All is quiet," Crumpler's agent James Williams was quoted as saying. "I have talked to [Titans Executive VP Mike] Reinfeldt some, and I expect we'll talk again at the appropriate time."

Williams also commented in the story that Crumpler maintains a residence in Nashville and would enjoy remaining with the Titans.

Crumpler's role changed when he arrived in Tennessee from the Atlanta Falcons two years ago. Last season, he was mostly utilized in schemes that allowed Chris Johnson to have a breakout season with over 2,000 rushing yards.
Posted on: December 11, 2009 12:31 pm

Ryan still questionable for Falcons vs. Saints

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Falcons QB Matt Ryan is still questionable to play against the Saints on Sunday, as he did not practice with the team on Thursday due to his turf toe injury. However, he did participate in a walk-through.

The story also noted that RB Michael Turner (ankle) was held out of practice by coach Mike Smith, but Smith believes there is a chance that he'll be ready to go vs. New Orleans.

Falcons CB Chris Houston (hamstring) is already ruled out for the game.

Posted on: November 30, 2009 12:45 pm

Ryan, Turner banged up for Falcons

While the Philadelphia Eagles deal with injury woes heading into Sunday's game against Atlanta, the Falcons may have some troubles of their own.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution , coach Mike Smith says they'll need to look at QB Matt Ryan -- who apparently suffered a toe injury against Tampa Bay -- on Wednesday to evaluate his chances of playing this week. In the same game, RB Michael Turner injured his ankle.

Guard Harvey Dahl is said to be suffering from injuries to his right ankle and his Achilles tendon, while OT Sam Baker is "banged up in a number of areas," according to Smith.

Posted on: November 30, 2009 12:32 pm

Eagles may lose Jackson, Celek for Atlanta game

The battle-damaged Philadelphia Eagles continue to feel the bite of the injury bug. This time, they could go into Sunday's game against the Falcons in Atlanta without wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Brent Celek , the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

In the Eagles' win over the Redskins on Sunday, Jackson suffered a concussion after getting leveled by London Fletcher after a catch in the third quarter. Celek said after the game that he might have damaged ligaments in his left hand, which was heavily wrapped as he left the field after the Washington game.

Jackson and Celek have been QB Donovan McNabb 's most productive targets this season, combining for 11 touchdowns and 1,370 receiving yards.

Posted on: July 13, 2009 12:54 pm

Vick could need a psychological evaluation

Former Falcons quarterback Michael Vick will be released from home confinement and federal custody on July 20 after completing a 23-month prison sentence for operating a dog-fighting ring.

A possible return to the NFL then will rest in the hands of league commissioner Roger Goodell.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, PETA has called Goodell to require that Vick undergo a full psychological evaluation before making any decisions about the future of his football career, as well as to add cruelty to animals to the NFL’s Code of Conduct.
Posted on: March 31, 2009 2:36 pm

Breach of contract deal for Vick

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta Falcons and Michael Vick have reached a settlement in their breach of contract claim against the embattled quarterback.

Under the settlement, Vick has agreed to pay the Falcons $7.5 million if the team wins its appeal before the Eighth Circuit Court.

An arbitrator in November 2007 stated the Falcons could recoup close to $20 million because Vick breached his contract. However, Judge U.S. District Judge David Doty overturned the ruling, saying that Vick was only responsible for a pro-rated portion of his signing bonus - $3.75 million.

The settlement could also pave the way for Vick's imminent release from the team.

Posted on: February 12, 2009 8:51 am

Falcons Tagging the Punter

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Falcons are preparing to place the franchise tag on punter Michael Koenen.

Koenen, a four-year veteran, would earn a salary of $2.48 million. He made $1.417 million last season.

Without the franchise tag, Koenen would become an unrestricted free agent on Feb. 27.

The hang time on his punts allowed the coverage unit to set an NFL record for fewest punt return yards allowed with 49. The previous mark of 53 yards was set by Buffalo in 1991.

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