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Atlanta Falcons

Stadium: Georgia Dome | Coach: Mike Smith
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense8th95.6 (26th)280.0 (7th)
Defense31st128.0 (24th)280.8 (29th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
23Alford, Robert CB5-1018611/1/19882Southeastern Louisiana
28Arenas, Javier CB5-919710/28/19875Alabama
75Asamoah, Jon G6-43057/21/19885Illinois
95Babineaux, Jonathan DE6-230010/12/198110Iowa
59Bartu, Joplo ILB6-223010/3/19902Texas State
71Biermann, Kroy OLB6-32559/12/19857Montana
63Blalock, Justin G6-432612/20/19838Texas
5Bosher, Matt P6-020810/18/19874Miami (Fla.)
65Bradfield, Cameron T6-43089/14/19874Grand Valley State
3Bryant, Matt K5-92035/29/197513Baylor
68Carimi, Gabe T6-73166/13/19884Wisconsin
19Davis, Drew WR6-12051/4/19893Oregon
42DiMarco, Patrick FB6-12344/30/19893South Carolina
83Douglas, Harry WR6-01839/16/19846Louisville
24Freeman, Devonta RB5-82063/15/1992RFlorida State
30Godfrey, Charles FS5-1121011/15/19857Iowa
93Goodman, Malliciah DE6-42761/4/19902Clemson
69Gunn, Harland G6-23108/30/19892Miami (Fla.)
77Hageman, Ra'Shede DE6-63188/8/1990RMinnesota
47Harris, Josh LS6-12244/27/19893Auburn
17Hester, Devin WR5-1119011/4/19829Miami (Fla.)
36Ishmael, Kemal SS6-02065/6/19912Central Florida
99Jackson, Tyson DE6-42966/6/19866Louisiana State
39Jackson, Steven RB6-22407/22/198311Oregon State
11Jones, Julio WR6-32202/3/19894Alabama
20Lowery, Dwight FS5-112121/23/19867San Jose State
90Maponga, Stansly DE6-22653/5/19912Texas Christian
18Martino, Freddie WR6-01959/7/1991RNorth Greenville Coll. SC (J.C.)
94Massaquoi, Jonathan OLB6-22645/18/19883Troy
98Matthews, Cliff DE6-42688/5/19894South Carolina
70Matthews, Jake T6-53092/11/1992RTexas A&M
27McClain, Robert CB5-91957/22/19885Connecticut
25Moore, William SS6-02215/18/19855Missouri
22Motta, Zeke FS6-22155/14/19902Notre Dame
86Pascoe, Bear TE6-52652/23/19866Fresno State
91Peters, Corey DT6-33056/8/19885Kentucky
12Renfree, Sean QB6-52254/28/19902Duke
32Rodgers, Jacquizz RB5-61962/6/19904Oregon State
2Ryan, Matt QB6-42175/17/19857Boston College
73Schraeder, Ryan T6-73005/4/19882Valdosta State
79Scott, Jonathan T6-63181/10/19839Texas
53Shembo, Prince LB6-025412/24/1991RNotre Dame
35Smith, Antone RB5-91929/17/19855Florida State
96Soliai, Paul DT6-434512/30/19838Utah
41Southward, Dezmen FS6-121010/1/1990RWisconsin
54Starr, Tyler OLB6-52501/25/1991RSouth Dakota
62Stone, James C6-32914/26/1992RTennessee
52Stupar, Nate LB6-22403/14/19881Penn State
80Toilolo, Levine TE6-82657/30/19912Stanford
21Trufant, Desmond CB6-01909/10/19902Washington
50Umenyiora, Osi DE6-325511/16/198112Troy
14Weems, Eric WR5-91957/4/19858Bethune-Cookman
84White, Roddy WR6-021111/2/198110Alabama-Birmingham
26Wilson, Josh CB5-91883/11/19858Maryland
55Worrilow, Paul ILB6-02305/1/19902Delaware
13Yates, T.J. QB6-42175/28/19874North Carolina
Injured Players
72Baker, Sam (IR) T6-53015/30/19857USC
61Hawley, Joe (IR) C6-330210/22/19885Nevada-Las Vegas
76Holmes, Lamar (IR) T6-63337/8/19893Southern Mississippi
79Johnson, Mike (IR) G6-63044/2/19874Alabama
66Konz, Peter (IR) C6-531712/20/19893Wisconsin
51Spruill, Marquis (IR) OLB6-02245/14/1991RSyracuse
56Weatherspoon, Sean (IR) OLB6-224412/29/19875Missouri
Practice Squad
37Allen, Ricardo CB5-918712/18/1991RPurdue
78Fragel, Reid T6-83082/22/19912Ohio State
40McFadden, Kimario DB5-111974/13/1991RSouth Carolina State
86Miller, Kyle TE6-52624/13/19882Mount Union
89Reedy, Bernard WR5-917512/31/1991RToledo
67Replogle, Adam DT6-329410/10/19901Indiana
92Robertson, Travian NT6-430412/9/19883South Carolina
45Smith, Jacques LB6-225812/31/1991RTennessee
34Smith, Jerome RB6-02264/6/1991RSyracuse
87Spadola, Ryan WR6-12052/15/19911Lehigh
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Atlanta6-5311.86-3292.026.52239
 
 
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Position Listing
Ryan Schraeder
News
The Falcons have made QB Sean Renfree, CB Javier Arenas, LB Tyler Starr, OL James Stone, OL Ryan Schraeder, WR Harry Douglas and DT Cliff Matthews inactive Week 4 against the Vikings. 

Dougles came into the contest questionable with a foot injury. It appears he'll be unable to go. All the other players are healthy inactives. 

Kyle Miller
News
Tight end Kyle Miller, whose NFL regular season experience consists of one game with Indianapolis in 2012, has been cut by the Dolphins. He had been signed by Miami after the 2013 season.
Dwight Lowery
News
Defensive back Dwight Lowery, who is beginning his first year with the Falcons after spending the last three with the Jaguars, was among the team's top tacklers Week 1 against the Saints. He finished with 11, including seven solo.

Lowery has never had more than 64 tackles in a season, and those came as a rookie in 2008.

Corey Peters
News
The Falcons' list of inactives for Week 1 against the Saints includes defensive lineman Corey Peters (Achilles), quarterback Sean Renfree, defensive back Javier Arenas, linebacker Nate Stupar, offensive lineman Ryan Schraeder, offensive lineman James Stone and linebacker Tyler Starr.

Renfree, Arenas, Stupar, Schraeder, Stone and Starr are all healthy scratches.

Jacques Smith
News
The Falcons trimmed their roster down to 53 on Saturday, cutting the following players: LB Pat Angerer, DL Nosa Eguae, RB Maurice Hagens, CB Jordan Mabin, WR Freddie Martino S Kimario McFadden, OL Pat McQuistan, TE Jacob Pedersen, OL Adam Replogle, DL Donte Rumph, LB Yawin Smallwood, RB Josh Vaughan, CB Ricardo Allen, S Sean Baker, WR Jeremy Ebert, G Harland Gunn, OT Terren Jones, WR Bernard Reedy, DT Travian Robertson, TE Mickey Shuler, LB Jacques Smith, WR Geraldo Boldewijn
Jonathan Massaquoi
News
The Falcons DST could not stop the run in the loss at San Francisco, giving up 199 yards on 30 attempts or 6.6 yards per carry. Atlanta struggled especially after losing defensive tackle Corey Peters to a first-half Achilles injury. 

The Falcons DST forced no turnovers but got sacks from Peters, linebacker Stephen Nicholas and defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi.

San Francisco scored on four consecutive drives to start the second half and finished with 379 total yards. The injury-depleted Falcons DST wraps up the season vs. Carolina.

Devin Hester
News
The Falcons listed seven players on their final injury report for Week 7 at Baltimore, and only wide receiver Harry Douglas was ruled out for the contest. Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (knee), guard Justin Blalock (back), wide receiver Devin Hester (hamstring), wide receiver Julio Jones (ankle), linebacker Prince Shembo (knee) and linebacker Nate Stupar (knee) were all labeled probable for Sunday's game after practicing in full on Friday.
Justin Blalock
News
The Falcons are fairly healthy heading into their Sunday game against Detroit. Only defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (foot) appears destined to sit despite his status as questionable. Also questionable is wide receiver Harry Douglas (foot).

The probables are left guard Justin Blalock (back), wide receiver Julio Jones (ankle) and linebacker Prince Shembo (knee). All three were limited in practice Friday.

Antone Smith
News
Falcons running back Antone Smith was forced out of Sunday's game against the Lions in London with a neck injury. Smith may have sustained the injury in the first half. He took three handoffs for 5 yards before leaving the game. His return is questionable. 
Osi Umenyiora
News
Falcons defensive end Osi Umenyiora conceded Wednesday that he needs to contribute more to what has been a failing defense in 2014. Atlanta is yielded 28.3 points per game this season and surrendered 41 Sunday at Minnesota.

"Do I feel like I could be helping more? Yes," he told the New York Daily News. He added that he will continue to do whatever the team asks of him.

Umenyiora has yet to start in four games and has registered just six tackles and no sacks.

Charles Godfrey
News
The Falcons signed safety Charles Godfrey and waived safety Sean Baker, the team announced.
William Moore
News
The Falcons put safety William Moore on injured reserve/designated for return with a shoulder injury. He's eligible to return Week 13 against the Cardinals.
Injury
Shoulder - IR. Designated for return
Mike Johnson
News
The Falcons re-signed offensive tackle Mike Johnson to a one-year deal, reports ESPN.com. He did not play last season after fracturing his fibula in training camp.
Injury
T.J. Yates
News
Falcons quarterback T.J. Yates saw some time Thursday against the Falcons.

Yates completed 3 of 4 passes for 64 yards. His only incompletion was a big one, as the Buccaneers managed to intercept and run back the pass for a score. 

Yates will take on the Vikings Week 4. 

Dezmen Southward
News
Falcons defensive back Dezmen Southward, who was listed as probable on Friday's injury report with a concussion, is active for Week 1 against the Saints.
Tyler Starr
News
The following players were officially deemed inacitve for the Falcons in Week 8 against the Lions: Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux, quarterback Sean Renfree, wide receiver Freddie Martino, cornerback Javier Arenas, linebacker Tyler Starr, tackle Jonathan Scott and tackle Cameron Bradfield.
Harry Douglas
News
Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas made his return from a foot injury and turned in a productive performance in a loss to Detroit in London.

Douglas came down with an 18-yard grab and a 13-yard reception in the first half. He made a fingertip 13-yard reception late in the fourth quarter for his only catch of the second half. He was targeted five times and finished with three catches for 42 yards in a 22-21 Week 8 defeat.

The Falcons are on a bye Week 9 before returning Week 10 at Tampa Bay.

Nate Stupar
News
The Falcons listed seven players on their final injury report for Week 7 at Baltimore, and only wide receiver Harry Douglas was ruled out for the contest. Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (knee), guard Justin Blalock (back), wide receiver Devin Hester (hamstring), wide receiver Julio Jones (ankle), linebacker Prince Shembo (knee) and linebacker Nate Stupar (knee) were all labeled probable for Sunday's game after practicing in full on Friday.
Ryan Spadola
News
The Falcons have signed wideout Ryan Spadola to the practice squad.

Spadola was with the Dolphins during camp, but was waived in August. He saw time with the Dolphins and Jets in 2013. 

Zeke Motta
News
The Falcons put safety Zeke Motta on the reserve/PUP list to start the season, and he's not expected to play at all this year, reports ESPN.com. Motta is dealing with a serious neck issue.
Injury
Neck - PUP. Questionable for season
Jerome Smith
News
The Falcons waived defensive end Theo Agnew, linebacker Brenden Daley, linebacker Darin Drakeford, safety Tay Glover-Wright, wideouts Tramaine Thompson and Julian Jones, quarterback Jeff Mathews, linebacker Walker May, running back Jerome Smith and tight end Brian Wozniak.
Ricardo Allen
News
The Falcons trimmed their roster down to 53 on Saturday, cutting the following players: LB Pat Angerer, DL Nosa Eguae, RB Maurice Hagens, CB Jordan Mabin, WR Freddie Martino S Kimario McFadden, OL Pat McQuistan, TE Jacob Pedersen, OL Adam Replogle, DL Donte Rumph, LB Yawin Smallwood, RB Josh Vaughan, CB Ricardo Allen, S Sean Baker, WR Jeremy Ebert, G Harland Gunn, OT Terren Jones, WR Bernard Reedy, DT Travian Robertson, TE Mickey Shuler, LB Jacques Smith, WR Geraldo Boldewijn
Roddy White
News
Falcons wide receiver Roddy White was held out of the end zone in Sunday's defeat to the Lions in Week 8.

White got off to a fast start, hauling a 24-yard catch and a 12-yard catch on the opening drive. He led the way with a productive performance, catching five of six targets for 66 yards in a 22-21 defeat. He has 166 yards and a touchdown over his last two games.

The Falcons are on a bye Week 9 before returning Week 10 at Tampa Bay.

Travian Robertson
News
The Falcons trimmed their roster down to 53 on Saturday, cutting the following players: LB Pat Angerer, DL Nosa Eguae, RB Maurice Hagens, CB Jordan Mabin, WR Freddie Martino S Kimario McFadden, OL Pat McQuistan, TE Jacob Pedersen, OL Adam Replogle, DL Donte Rumph, LB Yawin Smallwood, RB Josh Vaughan, CB Ricardo Allen, S Sean Baker, WR Jeremy Ebert, G Harland Gunn, OT Terren Jones, WR Bernard Reedy, DT Travian Robertson, TE Mickey Shuler, LB Jacques Smith, WR Geraldo Boldewijn
Malliciah Goodman
News
Falcons LB Akeem Dent, DE Malliciah Goodman, S Zeke Motta and LB Sean Weatherspoon are active Week 13 against the Bills.

All four players were questionable coming into the game. They were all able to get through limited practice Friday.

Drew Davis
News
The Falcons put receiver Drew Davis on the physically unable to perform list for training camp.

"Drew felt some discomfort in his foot at the end of minicamp," coach Mike Smith told the team's website. "We decided to send him to the doctors for some evaluations and it was determined he had suffered an injury that would require a procedure. He recently had the procedure done and we expect him to miss around six weeks, which is why we have decided to place him on Training Camp PUP."

Davis caught 12 passes for 216 yards and two touchdowns last year while playing a key special teams role.

Injury
Foot - PUP. Out indefinitely
Cliff Matthews
News
Falcons quarterback Sean Renfree, cornerback Javier Arenas, linebacker Tyler Starr, wide receiver Harry Douglas, defensive tackle Cliff Matthews, tackle Cameron Bradfield and guard Harland Gunn were ruled inactive Week 7 at Baltimore.
Jonathan Babineaux
News
The following players were officially deemed inacitve for the Falcons in Week 8 against the Lions: Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux, quarterback Sean Renfree, wide receiver Freddie Martino, cornerback Javier Arenas, linebacker Tyler Starr, tackle Jonathan Scott and tackle Cameron Bradfield.
Injury
Foot - Missed Week 8 vs. Detroit
Eric Weems
News
The Falcons backups made an impact Thursday against the Buccaneers.

With the team up by a ton, Atlanta started using their subs in the third quarter. Jacquizz Rodgers received five carries for 6 yards. Rodgers also caught a pass for 3 yards.

Eric Weems seemed to be the biggest beneficiary, hauling in four passes for 69 yards. Fullback Patrick DiMarco gained 35 yards on three catches. Levine Toilolo also contributed, catching two passes for 25 yards. Courtney Roby picked up 11 yards on one reception. 

They'll take on the Vikings Week 4. 

Robert Alford
News
Falcons CB Robert Alford and OL Peter Konz are probable Week 17.

Alford is dealing with an ankle injury, but was able to practice in full Friday. Konz has a neck injury, but fully participated in practice throughout the week.

Levine Toilolo
News
The Falcons received minor contributions from several role players in a Week 8 loss to the Lions in London.

Jacquizz Rodgers had just one carry for 2 yards but all three of his targets for 28 yards. Levine Toilolo caught all two of his targets for 26 yards. Patrick DiMarco was targeted twice and finished with one catch for no gain in a 22-21 defeat.
Jonathan Scott
News
The following players were officially deemed inacitve for the Falcons in Week 8 against the Lions: Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux, quarterback Sean Renfree, wide receiver Freddie Martino, cornerback Javier Arenas, linebacker Tyler Starr, tackle Jonathan Scott and tackle Cameron Bradfield.
Prince Shembo
News
The Falcons are fairly healthy heading into their Sunday game against Detroit. Only defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (foot) appears destined to sit despite his status as questionable. Also questionable is wide receiver Harry Douglas (foot).

The probables are left guard Justin Blalock (back), wide receiver Julio Jones (ankle) and linebacker Prince Shembo (knee). All three were limited in practice Friday.

Adam Replogle
News
The Falcons trimmed their roster down to 53 on Saturday, cutting the following players: LB Pat Angerer, DL Nosa Eguae, RB Maurice Hagens, CB Jordan Mabin, WR Freddie Martino S Kimario McFadden, OL Pat McQuistan, TE Jacob Pedersen, OL Adam Replogle, DL Donte Rumph, LB Yawin Smallwood, RB Josh Vaughan, CB Ricardo Allen, S Sean Baker, WR Jeremy Ebert, G Harland Gunn, OT Terren Jones, WR Bernard Reedy, DT Travian Robertson, TE Mickey Shuler, LB Jacques Smith, WR Geraldo Boldewijn
Kimario McFadden
News
The Buccaneers signed wide receiver Louis Murphy and released wide receiver Chris Owusu Tuesday. The team also waived three players from the practice squad, including linebacker Ka'Lial Glaud, safety Kimario McFadden and defensive end Adrian Robinson.
Reid Fragel
News
Sean Renfree
News
The following players were officially deemed inacitve for the Falcons in Week 8 against the Lions: Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux, quarterback Sean Renfree, wide receiver Freddie Martino, cornerback Javier Arenas, linebacker Tyler Starr, tackle Jonathan Scott and tackle Cameron Bradfield.
Javier Arenas
News
The following players were officially deemed inacitve for the Falcons in Week 8 against the Lions: Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux, quarterback Sean Renfree, wide receiver Freddie Martino, cornerback Javier Arenas, linebacker Tyler Starr, tackle Jonathan Scott and tackle Cameron Bradfield.
Desmond Trufant
News
Falcons defensive backs William Moore and Desmond Trufant both recorded interceptions off quarterback Kirk Cousins Week 15 against the Redskins. Moore's came in the third quarter and Trufant's in the fourth.

Moore also recorded a fumble in the game, but Trufant had two more tackles, finishing with seven, three solo. Moore had five, three solo.

Stansly Maponga
News
The Falcons' inactives for Week 1 at New Orleans include defensive back Asante Samuel, running back Josh Vaughan, defensive back Kemal Ishmael, offensive lineman Jeremy Trueblood, offensive lineman Harland Gunn, defensive lineman Travian Robertson and defensive lineman Stansly Maponga. None of the seven were listed on Friday's injury report.
Joplo Bartu
News
Falcons linebacker Joplu Bartu, who had 10 tackles in the season opener last week, recorded another nine, including eight solo, Week 2 at Cincinnati.

Bartu now has more tackles through two games than he had during any two-game stretch as a rookie last season.

Sam Baker
News
The Falcons put left tackle Sam Baker on injured reserve with a torn patella tendon and signed former Titans offensive tackle Pat McQuistan for depth.
Injury
Ra'Shede Hageman
News
Falcons rookie defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hageman suffered only a bone bruise in his wrist when he got into a scuffle with center Joe Crawley, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Earlier reports suggested Hageman had a hairline fracture.

Coach Mike Smith said Hageman will practice Monday.

Marquis Spruill
News
The Falcons announced Thursday linebacker Marquis Spruill will miss the entire 2014 season after suffering a torn ACL in practice Wednesday. Spruill was drafted in the fifth round (168th overall) out of Syracuse.
Injury
Knee - IR. Out for season
Bear Pascoe
News
Falcons tight end Bear Pascoe scored his second career touchdown and his first of the season Sunday against the Lions in London. Pascoe caught a 1-yard pass in the back of the end zone from Matt Ryan in the first quarter. It was his only touch of the afternoon in a 22-21 Week 8 defeat.
Kemal Ishmael
News
The Falcons have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's Week 6 matchup with the Bears: quarterback Sean Renfree, cornerback Javier Arenas, QB Sean Renfree, linebacker Tyler Starr, offensive tackle Cameron Bradfield, guard Harland Gunn, wide receiver Harry Douglas (foot) and defensive tackle Cliff Matthews.

The Falcons are very healthy heading into Sunday's game, with guard Justin Blalock (back) and wide receiver Devin Hester (hamstring) active after being listed as questionable. All players listed as probable are also active, including wide receiver Julio Jones (ankle), tackle Jake Matthews (ankle), safety Kemal Ishmael (ankle) and linebacker Prince Shembo (knee).

Josh Wilson
News
The Falcons have yet to settle on a winner of the competition for nickel cornerback duties, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

"I think we still have a lot of decisions to make in terms of who is going to be our nickel," head coach Mike Smith said. "We are going to rotate it a little bit differently than what we did in the first (exhibition) games. This is Arenas' chance to get his reps in there. Then we’ll make a decision going into the fourth preseason game on who is going to be our starter at nickel."

Robert McClain, Josh Wilson and Javier Arenas are competing for the job.

Kroy Biermann
News
Falcons coach Mike Smith told 92.9 The Game in Atlanta that pass rusher Kroy Biermann will practice but have limited snaps. He'll also take a day off of practice every two days. Biermann is coming off of an Achilles injury. 
Paul Worrilow
News
Falcons linebacker Paul Worrilow, who had 15 tackles in the season opener last week, finished one short of that Week 2 at Cincinnati. He had 14 tackles, including six solo.

Worrilow averaged 12.2 tackles in his final nine games last season after beginning the year in a reserve role.

James Stone
News
With center Peter Konz (ACL) out for the season, the Falcons are going with undrafted rookie James Stone at center Sunday against the Lions. He'll be Atlanta's third center this season after the team put Joe Hawley and Konz on injured reserve.

Stone has played in three games. Quarterback Matt Ryan said Stone performed well after replacing Konz in the first quarter Week 7 at Baltimore. "I thought James Stone did a great job of coming in and filling in for Peter," Ryan told the team's website.

Jacquizz Rodgers
News
The Falcons received minor contributions from several role players in a Week 8 loss to the Lions in London.

Jacquizz Rodgers had just one carry for 2 yards but all three of his targets for 28 yards. Levine Toilolo caught all two of his targets for 26 yards. Patrick DiMarco was targeted twice and finished with one catch for no gain in a 22-21 defeat.
Jake Matthews
News
The Falcons have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's Week 6 matchup with the Bears: quarterback Sean Renfree, cornerback Javier Arenas, QB Sean Renfree, linebacker Tyler Starr, offensive tackle Cameron Bradfield, guard Harland Gunn, wide receiver Harry Douglas (foot) and defensive tackle Cliff Matthews.

The Falcons are very healthy heading into Sunday's game, with guard Justin Blalock (back) and wide receiver Devin Hester (hamstring) active after being listed as questionable. All players listed as probable are also active, including wide receiver Julio Jones (ankle), tackle Jake Matthews (ankle), safety Kemal Ishmael (ankle) and linebacker Prince Shembo (knee).

Devonta Freeman
News
Falcons running back Devonta Freeman came down with his first career touchdown in Sunday's defeat to the Lions in London.

Freeman caught a shot pass and took it 7 yards for a touchdown on the opening drive of the game. It was his only catch of the afternoon. Freeman took three handoffs for 5 yards in a 22-21 Week 8 defeat. He has 103 yards on the ground through eight games.

The Falcons are on a bye Week 9 before returning Week 10 at Tampa Bay.

Jon Asamoah
News
Falcons guard Jon Asamoah was held out of practice Monday with an unspecified injury, ESPN.com reports.

"Jon Asamoah was held out for precautionary reasons for practice today, and we don't anticipate that it will be any issues at all for him moving forward," head coach Mike Smith said.

Asamoah was removed from Saturday's preseason game before the rest of the starting offensive line.

Joe Hawley
News
Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan said he has confidence in the team's revamped offensive line heading into Week 5 against the Giants, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The team lost center Joe Hawley and right tackle Lamar Holmes to season-ending injuries, and Justin Blalock is batting a back injury that will likely sideline him Sunday. The offensive line Week 5 will feature Peter Konz at center and Gabe Carimi at right tackle, with Harland Gunn expected to play at left guard.

"Mike Tice has done a really good with those guys this entire year," Ryan said. "We have guys who’ve had more experience playing."

Injury
Tyson Jackson
News
The Falcons have agreed to a deal with free agent defensive lineman Tyson Jackson, reports the NFL Network.

Jackson spent the first five years of his career with the Chiefs. In 2013, he had four sacks and 33 total tackles.

Sean Weatherspoon
News
The Falcons announced Tuesday that linebacker Sean Weatherspoon will miss the entire 2014 season after rupturing his Achilles tendon during a workout.

"During Sean's run today with our medical staff, he suffered an injury," coach Mike Smith said in a statement. "We sent Sean to the doctor for some additional testing and evaluation and unfortunately the results showed that he ruptured his Achilles tendon. Sean had been working extremely hard to get back on the field, but regrettably he will miss the entire 2014 season. He will have a procedure done in the near future and we expect him to make a full recovery."

Weatherspoon is entering the final year of his contract and will be a free agent after this year.

Injury
Achilles - IR. Out for season
Gabe Carimi
News
Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan said he has confidence in the team's revamped offensive line heading into Week 5 against the Giants, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The team lost center Joe Hawley and right tackle Lamar Holmes to season-ending injuries, and Justin Blalock is batting a back injury that will likely sideline him Sunday. The offensive line Week 5 will feature Peter Konz at center and Gabe Carimi at right tackle, with Harland Gunn expected to play at left guard.

"Mike Tice has done a really good with those guys this entire year," Ryan said. "We have guys who’ve had more experience playing."

Cameron Bradfield
News
The following players were officially deemed inacitve for the Falcons in Week 8 against the Lions: Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux, quarterback Sean Renfree, wide receiver Freddie Martino, cornerback Javier Arenas, linebacker Tyler Starr, tackle Jonathan Scott and tackle Cameron Bradfield.
Peter Konz
News
The Falcons announced Monday they placed center Peter Konz on injured reserve due to a knee injury suffered Week 7 against the Ravens. To take his spot on the roster, the Falcons signed offensive lineman Jonathan Scott.
Injury
Robert McClain
News
Though not even a starter, Falcons defensive back Robert McClain had one of the team's biggest defensive plays Week 1 against the Saints, intercepting quarterback Drew Brees in the end zone late in the third quarter.

It was only the second interception of McClain's career. He also had five tackles, including four solo.

Steven Jackson
News
Falcons running back Steven Jackson had his best rushing performance of the season Week 8 against the Lions in London, when he ran for ... all of 60 yards.

But wait, he also scored a touchdown, just his third of the season. And his 18 carries were also a season high.

So ... 3.3 yards per carry is all it takes to get us excited these days?

That's how far Jackson has fallen in Fantasy. Compared to just about every other game he's had this year, this one seems like something to celebrate, but if he hadn't scored that touchdown, you would have been as disappointed as ever. In standard CBSSports.com leagues, he would have had just six Fantasy points, and by only a yard at that. And he wasn't at all involved in the passing game.

That's part of the problem as well. The Falcons have four different running backs they like to use, and they're not even a run-first team. Their favorite way to use Jackson is when the scoreboard allows them to play ball control, which was the case in Week 8, when they led until the Lions' go-ahead field goal as time expired. But at 2-6, they're not often able to do that.

Matt Ryan
News
Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan cooled off after a fast start in Sunday's Week 8 defeat to the Lions in London.

Ryan got off to a rapid-fire start, firing a pair of touchdowns in the first quarter. He hooked up with Devonta Freeman for a 7-yard touchdown strike on the opening drive, followed by a 1-yard touchdown pass to Bear Pascoe on the ensuing drive. He cooled off in the second half and was picked off by Cassius Vaughn in the third quarter.

Ryan compiled for 228 yards through the, 160 of which came in the first half. He completed 20 of 27 passes with two touchdowns and one interception, registering a 108.3 passer rating. He was sacked twice and finished with 6 rushing yards.

The Falcons are on a bye Week 9 before returning Week 10 at Tampa Bay.

Freddie Martino
News
The following players were officially deemed inacitve for the Falcons in Week 8 against the Lions: Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux, quarterback Sean Renfree, wide receiver Freddie Martino, cornerback Javier Arenas, linebacker Tyler Starr, tackle Jonathan Scott and tackle Cameron Bradfield.
Lamar Holmes
News
Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan said he has confidence in the team's revamped offensive line heading into Week 5 against the Giants, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The team lost center Joe Hawley and right tackle Lamar Holmes to season-ending injuries, and Justin Blalock is batting a back injury that will likely sideline him Sunday. The offensive line Week 5 will feature Peter Konz at center and Gabe Carimi at right tackle, with Harland Gunn expected to play at left guard.

"Mike Tice has done a really good with those guys this entire year," Ryan said. "We have guys who’ve had more experience playing."

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Julio Jones
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The struggles continued for Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones in London on Sunday.

Jones came down with a 6-yard grab on the opening drive, followed by a 14-yard reception on the ensuing drive. He caught a 16-yard pass from Matt Ryan in the second quarter and didn't make another grab until late in the fourth quarter. Jones caught a screen pass and took it up the field for a 22-yard gain to keep the chains moving, his longest of the day. He dropped a crucial third-down screen pass that could have kept the chains moving. Instead, the Falcons gave the ball back to the Lions, which led to Detroit's game-winning kick as time expired.

Jones was targeted six times and finished with four catches for 58 yards in a 22-21 defeat. He has 13 catches for 182 yards over his last three games. He has been held out of the end zone since the third week of the season.

The Falcons are on a bye Week 9 before returning Week 10 at Tampa Bay.

Harland Gunn
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Falcons quarterback Sean Renfree, cornerback Javier Arenas, linebacker Tyler Starr, wide receiver Harry Douglas, defensive tackle Cliff Matthews, tackle Cameron Bradfield and guard Harland Gunn were ruled inactive Week 7 at Baltimore.
Matt Bosher
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The Falcons signed punter Matt Bosher to a five-year contract extension and long snapper Josh Harris to a four-year extension, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Josh Harris
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The Falcons signed punter Matt Bosher to a five-year contract extension and long snapper Josh Harris to a four-year extension, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Bernard Reedy
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The Falcons trimmed their roster down to 53 on Saturday, cutting the following players: LB Pat Angerer, DL Nosa Eguae, RB Maurice Hagens, CB Jordan Mabin, WR Freddie Martino S Kimario McFadden, OL Pat McQuistan, TE Jacob Pedersen, OL Adam Replogle, DL Donte Rumph, LB Yawin Smallwood, RB Josh Vaughan, CB Ricardo Allen, S Sean Baker, WR Jeremy Ebert, G Harland Gunn, OT Terren Jones, WR Bernard Reedy, DT Travian Robertson, TE Mickey Shuler, LB Jacques Smith, WR Geraldo Boldewijn
Patrick DiMarco
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The Falcons received minor contributions from several role players in a Week 8 loss to the Lions in London.

Jacquizz Rodgers had just one carry for 2 yards but all three of his targets for 28 yards. Levine Toilolo caught all two of his targets for 26 yards. Patrick DiMarco was targeted twice and finished with one catch for no gain in a 22-21 defeat.
Matt Bryant
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Falcons kicker Matt Bryant was not asked to do much in a Week 8 defeat to the Lions in London. Bryant did not have a field goal attempt and added three extra points in a 22-21 defeat. He has converted 8 of 10 field goal attempts this season.
Paul Soliai
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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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