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  • Cowboys' Dante Fowler: Suiting up Thursday

    Fowler (illness) is active for Thursday's game against the Giants, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports. Fowler was unable to practice this week due to an illness, but he's been cleared to play through the issue on Thanksgiving Day. Over his two appearances since the Cowboys' Week 9 bye, he's recorded five tackles (four solo), including a sack.
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  • Falcons' Dante Fowler: Cut loose by Atlanta

    The Falcons released Fowler on Wednesday. Fowler signed a three-year, $48 million contract in March 2020, though he later accepted a pay cut for 2021, at which point the final season of the deal became a void year. Given that he was released before the start of the 2022 league year, Fowler will immediately be able to sign with a new team, rather than having to wait until the start of free agency in mid-March. The 27-year-old edge rusher recorded only 7.5 sacks in 28 games with the Falcons, and he's turned in just one season with double-digit sacks (11.5, in 2019 with the Rams) since being selected by Jacksonville with the third overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft.
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  • Falcons' Dante Fowler: Active for Week 15

    Fowler (calf) is active Sunday against San Francisco, Tori McElhaney of the Falcons' official site reports. Fowler logged a limited practice Friday, which will be enough for him to suit up against the 49ers. He will be a key member of Atlanta's pass rush, as he has picked up 2.5 sacks across his last four games.
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  • Falcons' Dante Fowler: Labeled day-to-day

    Coach Arthur Smith said Wednesday that Fowler (calf) is day-to-day, Tori McElhaney of the Falcons' official site reports. Fowler injured his calf during Sunday's win over the Panthers, but he hasn't yet been ruled out for Week 15 against the 49ers. Of course, for any chance of suiting up in San Francisco, the pass rusher will likely need to put forth at least a handful of limited practice sessions.
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  • Falcons' Dante Fowler: Suffers calf injury Sunday

    Fowler (calf) is questionable to return to Sunday's contest against the Panthers, Tori McElhaney of the Falcons' official site reports. Fowler had three tackles for loss, including one sack, before leaving the Week 14 contest in the second half with a calf injury. If he is unable to return, James Vaughters will likely see increased snaps for the remainder of the contest.
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  • Falcons' Dante Fowler: Back at practice

    Fowler (knee) was designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports. Fowler has been sidelined the past few weeks due to the knee injury, but he's nearing a return to full health. The 27-year-old now has a three-week window in which he can practice and be reinstated to the active roster.
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  • Falcons' Dante Fowler: Moves to injured reserve

    Fowler (knee) was placed on injured reserve Friday. Fowler was already ruled out for Sunday's matchup with the Dolphins, and he'll now be unavailable for at least two additional games due to the knee injury. The 27-year-old will be eligible to return Week 10 against the Cowboys, though it's unclear how long he's expected to be sidelined.
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  • Falcons' Dante Fowler: Back from COVID list

    The Falcons activated Fowler from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports. Fowler can now attend practice after having begun training camp on the COVID list. The 27-year-old is looking to bounce back after having been limited to 23 tackles and three sacks over 14 appearances last year.
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  • Falcons' Dante Fowler: Suiting up Sunday

    Fowler (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game versus the Saints, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports. Fowler was questionable heading into Week 12 as well, a game in which he logged a season-low 16 snaps on defense. It's possible that his usage was planned ahead of time, and he may have a cap on his reps once again. If that's the case, Jacob Tuioti-Mariner could see more snaps once again.
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  • Falcons' Dante Fowler: Questionable for Week 12

    Fowler (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Raiders, Jason Butt of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Fowler came off the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, but he remains beleaguered by the same hamstring injury that kept him inactive Week 9 against the Broncos. He was held out of Friday's practice session entirely, leaving his status up in the air heading into a Sunday matchup against Las Vegas. An appearance would mark Fowler's first since Oct. 29. He has thus far recorded two sacks, six QB hits and one forced fumble in his debut campaign with the Falcons.
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  • Falcons' Dante Fowler: Picks up hamstring injury

    Fowler (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports. This is the first report of a hamstring injury for Fowler, who had previously battled an ankle injury. He's greatly underachieving relative to the large contract he signed with Atlanta this past offseason, with just 17 tackles and two sacks halfway through the season.
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  • Falcons' Dante Fowler: Gets support from coach

    Head coach Raheem Morris says Fowler's low sack total correlates to a lack of production from the pass-rush group as a whole, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports. The interim coach was unwilling to place the blame directly upon Fowler despite Atlanta's defense sitting at sixth worst in the NFL with 1.4 team sacks per game. Fowler was certainly expected to move the needle more than he has, as he's collected just one sack since inking a three-year, $45 million free-agent contract in March. If 2017 first-round pick Takkarist McKinley (groin) is traded at the deadline as has been conjectured about, Fowler may have an even greater burden upon his shoulders within Atlanta's thus far uninspired pass rush.
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  • Falcons' Dante Fowler: Cleared of ankle injury

    Fowler (ankle) isn't on the injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Lions, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports. Fowler didn't practice Thursday, but he was able to get back out there Friday and should be good to go come game day. He'll look to get his season on track against Detroit, as Fowler has mustered just one sack through six games with the Falcons after racking up 11.5 for the Rams last season.
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  • Falcons' Dante Fowler: Misses Thursday's practice

    Fowler (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports. Fowler was listed as questionable for Sunday's loss to the Bears, but he managed to play through his ankle injury. The starting defensive end was limited to just 34 percent of defensive snaps, though, an indication that he isn't yet close to full health. He'll look to take steps forward in his recovery leading up to Monday's contest in Green Bay.
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  • Falcons' Dante Fowler: Gets busy in Falcons debut

    Fowler picked up four total tackles, including half a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss, during Sunday's 38-25 loss to Seattle. The 26-year-old Fowler made an impact in his very first Falcons game, helping Pro Bowler Grady Jarrett to clean up a third-down sack on Russell Wilson during the second quarter. Atlanta generated three sacks and an astronomical 10 QB hits Week 1, a sight for sore eyes considering the Falcons ranked better than only Miami in team sacks during 2019. Fowler and the Atlanta front seven now prepare for a Cowboys offensive line that will be without Cameron Erving (knee-MCL) after giving up three sacks to the Rams on Sunday night.
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  • Falcons' Dante Fowler: Ready to rock

    Fowler (ankle) was a full participant during Wednesday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. Fowler was able to return to practice after dealing with a sprained ankle, however, this news signals that he's ready to play Week 1. The Falcons signed Fowler to a three-year, $48 million contract earlier this offseason, and the team is leaning on him to provide a much-needed boost to the pass rush.
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  • Falcons' Dante Fowler: Back at practice

    Fowler (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Fowler had missed the past two practices due to a sprained ankle, but he now looks on track to suit up for the opener Sept. 13 against Seattle. The Falcons signed Fowler to a three-year, $48 million contract earlier this offseason, and the team is leaning on him to provide a much-needed boost to the pass rush.
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  • Falcons' Dante Fowler: Sporting knee brace

    Fowler is wearing a left-knee brace after tweaking something during Wednesday's practice, but he was able to log a full practice session Thursday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. Any sort of time on the shelf for Fowler would be bad news for the Falcons defense, as this is a unit that finished 30th in terms of both pressure percentage (18.4) and team sacks (28) during 2019. Thankfully there was no evident drop off to Fowler's movement or performance during Thursday's session, though the status of his knee will be one to keep an eye on as the team completes its final preseason scrimmage at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Friday.
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  • Rams' Dante Fowler Jr.: Re-signing with Los Angeles

    Fowler agreed to re-sign with the Rams on Sunday, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports. Despite not getting a franchise tag from the Rams earlier this week, it's clear Fowler had no intentions of leaving Los Angeles, and the deal will become official once free agency officially opens next week. Fowler was acquired by the Rams at the Oct. 30 trade deadline this past season, and while he hasn't yet necessarily lived up to the hype of a No. 3 overall pick, Los Angeles clearly believes in the 24-year-old's potential moving forward.
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  • Rams' Dante Fowler Jr.: Scooped up by Rams

    The Jaguars dealt Fowler to the Rams for a 2019 third-round pick and 2020 fifth-round selection Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The third overall pick in the 2015 draft, Fowler missed his entire rookie season due to a torn ACL. In the meantime, he played in 39 of 40 games, with the sole absence the result of a suspension for an accumulation of off-the-field issues. Overall, he brings 14 career sacks to the Rams, where he likely will enter a pass-rush rotation at left outside linebacker with Samson Ebukam.
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