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NFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
2-1-0 5-6-0
1-3-0 5-7-0
3-1-0 4-8-0
1-2-0 4-8-0

2022 Receiving

STATS REC
Receptions
YDS
Receiving Yards
AVG
Average Yards per Reception
TD
Receiving Touchdowns
LNG
Longest Reception
Regular Season 4 55 13.8 0 22

Top Anthony Firkser News

  • Falcons' Anthony Firkser: Catches lone target in loss

    Firkser secured his only target for 16 yards during Sunday's 19-13 loss against Washington.

    With Kyle Pitts (knee) sidelined, Firkser saw 22 offensive snaps, which put him as the No. 3 tight end behind Parker Hesse (35) and MyCole Pruitt (32). All three tight ends caught at least one pass, but Pruitt secured Marcus Mariota's lone touchdown. As long as Pitts remains out, all three tight ends figure to garner increased roles, but Pruitt will likely remain the top pass catcher among the trio.

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  • Falcons' Anthony Firkser: May be part of plan sans Pitts

    Firkser may be among the players asked to have a larger role in the absence of Kyle Pitts (knee), Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

    Firkser appeared in the team's first five games, totaling three receptions on four targets for 39 yards. However, he hasn't seen the field since, logging healthy scratches each week. With Pitts on IR, Atlanta will likely take a committee approach to replacing the talented pass catcher, which may include Firkser getting back in the mix. The fifth-year tight end recorded over 200 receiving yards in each of his first four NFL campaigns with Tennessee and finished with 73 receptions on 96 targets for 678 yards and three scores across the 2020 and 2021 campaigns. If he's able to garner a similar role with Pitts sidelined, he could emerge as a viable streaming option in deeper leagues. However, he's still currently behind Parker Hesse and MyCole Pruitt on the depth chart.

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  • Falcons' Anthony Firkser: Won't suit up Sunday

    Firkser (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against Chicago, Tori McElhaney of the Falcons' official site reports.

    Firkser appeared in the team's first five games, totaling three receptions on four targets for 39 yards. However, he's fallen to the bottom of Atlanta's depth chart and hasn't seen game action since Week 5.

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  • Falcons' Anthony Firkser: Not playing Sunday

    Firkser (coach's decision) is inactive Sunday against the Chargers, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

    Firkser hasn't played since Week 5 against the Buccaneers, as he's fallen down the team's positional depth chart. He'll work to earn a chance to suit up Thursday against the Panthers.

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  • Falcons' Anthony Firkser: Isn't suiting up Sunday

    Firkser (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

    Firkser will now miss a third consecutive contest due to a coach's decision after playing in each of the team's first five games. While the Falcons currently have four healthy tight ends in front of the 27-year-old on the team's depth chart, it's uncertain when Firkser will return to game action.

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  • Falcons' Anthony Firkser: Inactive again Sunday

    Firkser (coach's decision) won't be active for Sunday's clash in Cincinnati, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

    Firkser will stay on the sidelines for the second straight week after playing in each of Atlanta's first five games. With four healthy tight ends currently ahead of him, it's uncertain when the veteran will next take the field.

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  • Falcons' Anthony Firkser: Inactive Sunday

    Firkser (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against San Francisco.

    After the Falcons elevated MyCole Pruitt from the practice squad Saturday, Firkser will not play. Pruitt played 11 of the team's offensive snaps in last week's matchup against Tampa Bay.

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  • Falcons' Anthony Firkser: One catch in Week 5

    Firkser caught his only target for 11 yards during Sunday's 21-15 defeat against Tampa Bay.

    With Kyle Pitts (hamstring) sidelined, Firkser played a season-high 14 offensive snaps and caught his third pass of the season. Parker Hesse operated as the team's top tight end in Pitts' absence, securing one catch for nine yards across 38 offensive snaps. Both tight ends figure to garner similar roles against San Francisco in Week 6 if Pitts remains out.

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  • Falcons' Anthony Firkser: Catches 22-yard pass in win

    Firkser reeled in his only target for 22 yards during Sunday's 27-23 victory over the Seahawks.

    Firkser played eight offensive snaps and caught just one pass but still finished fourth on the team in receiving yards. His lone reception came on the team's opening offensive drive and set up an eventual one-yard touchdown run by Marcus Mariota. Through three games, the tight end has garnered 23 offensive snaps and caught two of three targets for 28 yards in a depth role behind Kyle Pitts.

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  • Falcons' Anthony Firkser: Gets spot on Atlanta's roster

    Atlanta signed Firkser off its practice squad Tuesday, Scott Bair of the Falcons' official site reports.

    The Falcons elevated Firkser from the practice squad in advance of Sunday's loss to the Saints, with the tight end playing three snaps on offense in the contest. He'll now get a permanent spot on the 53-man roster, joining a tight-end room that includes Kyle Pitts, Parker Hesse and Feleipe Franks. Franks didn't see the field in the Week 1 contest, so Firkser could slot third on the depth chart behind Pitts and Hesse heading into Sunday's game against the Rams.

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  • Falcons' Anthony Firkser: Hauls in one of two targets Sunday

    Firkser caught one of two targets for six yards during Sunday's 27-26 loss to New Orleans.

    Firkser failed to make Atlanta's initial 53-man roster but re-signed with the Falcons via a practice-squad deal, and he was elevated ahead of Week 1. The 27-year-old tight end played only three offensive snaps, but he was targeted on two of those, ultimately catching just one. His lone catch came on 3rd-and-9 play in the second quarter and resulted in a punt.

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  • Anthony Firkser: Returns to practice squad

    Firkser reverted to the Falcons' practice squad Monday after being elevated for the team's season opener Sunday, per the NFL's transaction log.

    Firkser chipped in with one catch for six yards over three offensive snaps played for Atlanta on Sunday. The 27-year-old will now be available for two more elevations from the practice squad before the Falcons would have to sign him to the active roster moving forward.

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  • Falcons' Anthony Firkser: Elevated to active roster

    Atlanta has elevated Firkster to its active roster ahead of Sunday's Week 1 game versus the Saints, Tori McElhaney of the team's official website reports.

    Firkster was cut by the Falcons during final roster cuts before returning via the practice squad. He will now be available to provide depth at tight end behind second-year sensation Kyle Pitts.

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  • Anthony Firkser: Stays in Atlanta

    The Falcons signed Firkser to the practice squad Thursday, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

    Firkser did not survive Atlanta's final roster cuts Tuesday, but he should now return in an emergency backup role on the team's practice squad. However, the 27-year-old should still be eligible to sign with another team in need of veteran depth at tight end this regular season.

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  • Anthony Firkser: Cut by Atlanta

    Firkser was released by the Falcons on Tuesday, Jeff Schultz of The Athletic reports.

    Firkser will be looking for a new team after he was unable to crack the Falcons' initial 53-man roster upon signing with the team in April. The tight end played in 15 games with Titans last season, accruing 34 catches for 291 yards and two touchdowns.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 246 lbs
Birthplace: Manalapan, NJ
Age: 27
School: Harvard
Experience: 5