Atlanta Falcons

Stadium: Georgia Dome | Coach: Dan Quinn
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense8th93.6 (24th)284.6 (5th)
Defense32nd118.4 (21st)279.9 (32nd)
2015 Draft
Rnd#PlayerPos.School
18Vic BeasleyOLBCLEM
242Jalen CollinsCBLSU
373Tevin ColemanRBIND
4107Justin HardyWRECU
5137Grady JarrettDTCLEM
7225Jake RodgersOTEWASH
7249Akeem KingFSSJST

Schedule

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Standings

NFC
South
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
Carolina7-8-14-2-0
New Orleans7-9-03-3-0
Atlanta6-10-05-1-0
Tampa Bay2-14-00-6-0
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Report: Falcons' Dezmen Southward undergoes knee surgery
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

Falcons defensive backs Dezmen Southward underwent a minor-knee operation Wednesday, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Southward did not attend Tuesday's OTA and it is not known how long he'll be sidelined.

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Charles Godfrey making strides at safety for Falcons
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

Charles Godfrey didn't make much of an impact during his first season with the Falcons after seven years with the Panthers, but under new coach Dan Quinn, Godfrey has the inside track on earning the free safety position, according to the team's website. 

Godfrey has the size and speed reminiscent to Seahawks safety Earl Thomas, and the Falcons, with former Hawks DC Quinn as coach, will play a similar, aggressive pass defense. 

"(I have the) ability to get to the ball and to make plays when I get to the ball," Godfrey said. "Also, my ability to see the whole field. I have a long ways to go; I'm far from there. But the good thing is we're going to keep watching film and keep pushing."

Godfrey has 11 career interceptions, but none since 2012. 

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Falcons RB Devonta Freeman opens OTAs as starter
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

The Falcons opened OTAs with running back Devonta Freeman getting the nod with the first team, according to ESPN.com

Freeman is entering his second year in the NFL, though there is a lot of buzz surrounding rookie draft choice Tevin Coleman out of Indiana. Though Freeman is the technical starter for now, it should be an open competition between these two and Antone Smith this August. 

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Falcons rookie OLB Vic Beasley will 'more than likely' attend OTA
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Falcons first-round pick Vic Beasley has told ESPN that he will "more than likely" participate in OTAs despite remaining unsigned.

The outside linebacker can sign an injury protection form that states if he gets injured, the club will still negotiate in good faith based on his draft position (eighth overall).

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Report: Falcons WR Julio Jones will attend OTA on Tuesday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Falcons standout wide receiver Julio Jones will attend the team's OTA session Tuesday, a source has told ESPN, despite his shaky contract situation.

Jones can become an unrestricted free agent after this season, yet no talks on a new deal have been discussed despite the expressed desire from front office personnel to keep him on the team. General manager Thomas Dimitroff traded away five picks in the 2011 draft in order to select him.

The 26-year-old Jones has been worth the gamble. He landed a Pro Bowl spot last season, setting the franchise record with 1,593 receiving yards on a whopping 104 catches while coming back from a fractured foot sustained the previous year.

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