Atlanta Falcons

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Stadium | Coach: Dan Quinn
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense20th124.0 (8th)198.0 (23rd)
Defense27th115.0 (20th)246.0 (27th)

Schedule

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Fri Aug 10
7:30 pm ET
@NYJ
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Fri Aug 17
7:00 pm ET
KC
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Sat Aug 25
7:00 pm ET
@JAC
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Thu Aug 30
7:00 pm ET
MIA
Thu Sep 6
8:20 pm ET
NBC@PHI
Sun Sep 16
1:00 pm ET
FOXCAR
Sun Sep 23
1:00 pm ET
FOXNO
Sun Sep 30
1:00 pm ET
CBSCIN
Sun Oct 7
1:00 pm ET
FOX@PIT
Sun Oct 14
1:00 pm ET
FOXTB
Mon Oct 22
8:15 pm ET
ESPNNYG
Sun Nov 4
1:00 pm ET
FOX@WAS
Sun Nov 11
1:00 pm ET
FOX@CLE
Sun Nov 18
1:00 pm ET
FOXDAL
Thu Nov 22
8:20 pm ET
NBC@NO
Sun Dec 2
1:00 pm ET
CBSBAL
Sun Dec 9
1:00 pm ET
FOX@GB
Sun Dec 16
1:00 pm ET
FOXARI
Sun Dec 23
1:00 pm ET
FOX@CAR
Sun Dec 30
1:00 pm ET
FOX@TB

Standings

NFC
South
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
New Orleans11-5-04-2-0
Carolina11-5-03-3-0
Atlanta10-6-04-2-0
Tampa Bay5-11-01-5-0
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Falcons' Mohamed Sanu: Works out with Deshaun Watson
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanu participated in a private workout with Texans quarterback and Gainesville, Georgia native Deshaun Watson this week, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.

Atlanta will not reconvene team activities until the start of training camp in late July, but Sanu continues to sharpen his skills by catching passes from former Falcons' ball boy Deshaun Watson in the meantime. With three years remaining on his current deal, the veteran receiver looks to collaborate with Julio Jones to help shape Calvin Ridley into a polished pro. Coming off a season in which he collected a career-high 67 receptions and five touchdowns, it will be intriguing to see whether Sanu can maintain this elevated level of production with another potentially high-volume target in Ridley being added to the fold.

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Falcons' Devonta Freeman: Expected to attend passing camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman (knee) plans to participate in Matt Ryan's off-site passing camp in July, William McFadden of the Falcons' official website reports.

Freeman played through MCL and PCL sprains during the playoffs and avoided offseason surgery, but he seems to have been limited to individual drills during OTAs and minicamp. While he should be ready for the start of training camp, the 26-year-old carries more risk than in past seasons after suffering the aforementioned knee injury and a pair of concussions in 2017. Including the playoffs. Freeman handled 933 touches the past three seasons, with at least 266 each year. The Falcons could look to give Tevin Coleman more work in the final season of his rookie contract, as they have a clear interest in keeping Freeman healthy for the long haul after signing him to a five-year, $41.25 million extension last August.

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Falcons' Julio Jones: Preparing for private workout with teammates
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan said last week that he anticipates Jones will participate in Ryan's annual passing camp in July, D. Orlando Ledbetter The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "There's probably about 12 [Falcons players] that are going to get together...and [Jones] will certainly be a part of that."

Any assurances of Jones' return to team activities must be taken with a grain of salt at this point. Already having missed OTAs and minicamp, the star receiver invalidated head coach Dan Quinn's statements in March, when Quinn proclaimed that Jones would be in attendance for all offseason workouts. It would certainly be beneficial for Jones to take some reps with Matt Ryan to build chemistry heading into the training camp while brushing up on new wrinkles to offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian's game plans.

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Falcons' Calvin Ridley: Wraps up outstanding minicamp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ridley has drawn considerable praise regarding his performance in OTAs and minicamp, as head coach Dan Quinn said Wednesday that he is very impressed with the rookie's football IQ, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Ridley's performance in offseason workouts has been so strong to this point, that a dropped pass during 11-on-11 drills Wednesday stunned observers at Flowery Branch. Granted, Falcons players have yet to don pads during practice, but all early indications signal a promising debut campaign for the 23-year-old Ridley. The rookie indicated after Atlanta's three-day minicamp that he intends to be in attendance for a Matt Ryan-led passing camp in July.

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Falcons' Jack Crawford: Returns to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Crawford (biceps) worked out in position drills at Falcons minicamp Wednesday, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.

A torn bicep cost Crawford the majority of the 2017 season, as the 29-year-old was placed on the injured reserve shortly after a Week 4 loss to Buffalo. Crawford's full participation in practice is a welcomed sight, with the veteran being an important rotational player on the defensive interior for the Falcons. He registered zero sacks and just five tackles on 101 defensive snaps last season, but during his final two years in Dallas, Crawford tallied 7.5 sacks and 46 tackles across 32 games.

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