Atlanta Falcons

Stadium: Georgia Dome | Coach: Dan Quinn
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense2nd120.5 (5th)295.3 (3rd)
Defense25th104.5 (17th)266.7 (28th)

Schedule

1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 10
at CHI
8:30 pm EDT
Sun Sep 17
GB
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 24
at DET
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 1
BUF
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 15
MIA
8:30 pm EDT
Sun Oct 22
at NE
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 29
at NYJ
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 5
at CAR
4:25 pm EST
Sun Nov 12
DAL
8:30 pm EST
Mon Nov 20
at SEA
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 26
TB
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 3
MIN
8:25 pm EST
Thu Dec 7
NO
8:30 pm EST
Mon Dec 18
at TB
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 24
at NO
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 31
CAR

Standings

NFC
South
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
Atlanta11-5-05-1-0
Tampa Bay9-7-04-2-0
New Orleans7-9-02-4-0
Carolina6-10-01-5-0
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Falcons' Alex Mack: Recovered from postseason leg injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mack has recovered from the broken fibula he sustained in the Falcons' 2016 postseason run, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Mack suffered a hairline fracture in his left fibula during the NFC championship game against the Packers, although the injury ultimately wasn't enough to keep him from taking part in the Super Bowl. Fortunately, he recovered in time for the start of the start of the Falcons' OTAs, which begin May 30.

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Falcons' Cornelius Edison: Signs with Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Edison signed with the Falcons on Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Edison played in six games for the Bears during his rookie season. Entering his second year, the 23-year-old will look to make Atlanta his new home for the long term. He'll likely serve as a backup lineman throughout training camp with the chance to move into a starting role depending on how well he performs during preseason.

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Falcons' Deion Jones: Targeting 235 pounds as playing weight
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones is up to 230 pounds and hopes to reach 235 before the season, Knox Bardeen of CBS Sports Radio reports.

The 52nd overall selection in last year's draft, Jones ran a 4.59 40-yard dash at 6-foot-1, 222 pounds at the Combine, making him one of the lightest and fastest linebackers in the NFL for what turned out to be a standout rookie season. He made 13 starts in 15 games and finished with 108 tackles, three interceptions (two returned for touchdowns) and a forced fumble. While speed and coverage skills will remain his calling cards, Jones may find that adding a bit of weight helps him defend the run. He'll enter his second season locked into a three-down role, with a good shot to improve on last season's IDP production.

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Falcons' Matt Simms: Signs with Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Simms signed a contract with the Falcons on Monday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Simms has spent time with the Falcons in the past, though he's never made the regular season active roster. He'll attempt to make it out of training camp as Matt Ryan's backup, though he'll have to beat out veteran quarterback Matt Schaub for the spot.

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Falcons' Takkarist McKinley: Unable to practice until training camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKinley underwent shoulder surgery on March 3, which holds an expected 4-6 month recovery time, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The NFL prohibits rookies from partaking in offseason workouts other than rookie camps until their colleges finish their current term. UCLA's spring quarter does not end until June 15, which happens to be the same date as the final day of Falcons' minicamp. Thus, even if he was healthy, McKinley would be unable to practice with the team until training camp kicks off in late July. When camp does begin, it will mark roughly five months from his shoulder surgery. Until then, the Falcons' first overall pick will continue rehabbing and studying the playbook. He figures to contend for a starting linebacker role with the team.

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