Paul Soliai

#96 DL / Atlanta Falcons / EXP: 9YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 345 lb Age: 31 College: Utah Bye 10

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  • by Shawn Krest |

    Quinn: Falcons will move Prince Shembo back to OLB

    New Falcons coach Dan Quinn met with the media at the Indianapolis scouting combine on Thursday and discussed his plans for the team's defensive players. The biggest news was that the team plans to move Prince Shembo back to outside linebacker. Shembo was drafted as an outside linebacker, but injuries on the defense required him to move inside. Shembo had 59 tackles for the Falcons in his rookie season, but he'll likely play more of a role in the pass rush from the outside. He had nine sacks as a senior at Notre Dame while playing OLB. Quinn also plans to use Tyson Jackson and Paul Soliai on the inside. They split time between defensive tackle and end last season, but Quinn was impressed with their size at the tackle spots. Soliai had 29 tackles and a sack last season. Jackson had 22 tackles. Quinn said Dezmen Southward, who played exclusively at safety last season, will get a look at the cornerback position as well. Southward had 23 tackles, one sack and two pass defenses last year.

  • by Marty Gitlin |

    Falcons give thumbs-up to probables against Pittsburgh

    The Falcons have green-lighted all their probables for the Sunday game against the Steelers, including wideout Roddy White (ankle), who could play a huge role considering the absence of Julio Jones. The other cleared probables are guards Jon Asamoah and Justin Blalock, both with back ailments, wide receiver Harry Douglas (foot) and defensive tackle Paul Soliai (shoulder).

  • by Igor Mello |

    Falcons list injury report for Week 15

    Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (hip) is the most notable player listed as questionable for Week 14 against Pittsburgh. other players deemed questionable were fullback Patrick DiMarco (illness) and safety William Moore (foot). Guard Jon Asamoah (back), guard Justin Blalock (back), wide receiver Harry Douglas (foot), defensive end Stansly Maponga (elbow), defensive tackle Paul Soliai (shoulder) and wide receiver Roddy White (ankle) were all labeled as probable. Meanwhile, cornerback Robert Alford (wrist) was the only player on the report ruled out for Sunday.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Falcons DT Paul Soliai returns on MNF

    Falcons defensive tackle Paul Soliai returned from his shoulder injury in the second quarter at Green Bay.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Falcons DT Paul Soliai suffers shoulder injury

    Falcons defensive tackle Paul Soliai left the game at Green Bay in the second quarter with a shoulder injury. The team called him questionable to return.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Falcons' Paul Soliai back with team following death in family

    Falcons defensive tackle Paul Soliai is back with the team after missing Week 13 due to a death in his family. Soliai has 25 tackles this season in 11 games.

  • by Igor Mello |

    Falcons coach Mike Smith: Paul Soliai will practice Thursday

    Falcons coach Mike Smith told reporters Monday he expected to have defensive tackle Paul Soliai back at practice Thursday, leading up to Sunday's game against the Packers in Week 14, reports the team's official website. Soliai missed Week 13 against Arizona due to a death in the family.

  • by Chris Cwik |

    Falcons list inactives for Week 13

    The Falcons have listed Sean Renfree, Robert Alford, Tyler Starr, Jonathan Scott, Roddy White, Paul Soliai and James Anderson as inactive Week 13 against the Cardinals. White is the biggest name listed. He was considered questionable coming into the contest due to an ankle injury. He was unable to practice all week due to the issue. Soliai was also listed as questionable coming into the game.

  • by Igor Mello |

    Douglas, Moore, Scott among probables for Falcons in Week 13

    The Falcons have ruled out cornerback Robert Alford (wrist) for Sunday's game against Arizona. Defensive tackle Paul Soliai (rest) and wide receiver Roddy White (ankle) were deemed questionable. Meanwhile, wide receiver Harry Douglas (foot), safety William Moore (shoulder) and tackle Jonathan Scott (hamstring) were designated as probable for Week 13.

  • by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Falcons strengthen line on both sides

    The Falcons' first splash in free agency this spring was a big one -- figuratively and literally. The team has agreed to terms with defensive tackle Paul Soliai, formerly with the Dolphins, and offensive lineman Jon Asamoah, formerly with the Chiefs, ESPN reports. Soliai was reportedly on the Falcons' radar for a while. A pure run stuffer, Soliai has missed one game over the last four years. Asamoah, a product from Rich East High School in Park Forest, Illinois, started nine of 14 games for the Chiefs last year and 15 games the year before that.

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