Atlanta Falcons

Stadium: Georgia Dome | Coach: Dan Quinn
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense8th93.6 (24th)284.6 (5th)
Defense32nd118.4 (21st)279.9 (32nd)
2015 Draft
18Vic BeasleyOLBCLEM
242Jalen CollinsCBLSU
373Tevin ColemanRBIND
4107Justin HardyWRECU
5137Grady JarrettDTCLEM
7225Jake RodgersOTEWASH
7249Akeem KingFSSJST


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Falcons' Joplo Bartu's suspension rescinded, fined $50,000
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

Falcons linebacker Joplo Bartu had a two-game suspension for an alcohol related offense rescinded but was fined $50,000, per

Bartu pleaded no contest to driving under the influence last season and received a two-day suspended sentence and 12 months of probation.

According to an NFL and NFLPA agreement, players had until Nov. 1, 2014 to resolve DUIs for them to be accepted under the previous policy and for a suspension not to be issued. Bartu needed to submit his plea agreement before November but he did not go in front of judge before the deadline and was suspended in March.

Bartu provided the league with additional information, showing that his plea agreement was actually reached on Oct. 30, resulting in the $50,000 fine and his suspension as rescinded.

Bartu was third on the Falcons last season with 83 tackles.


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Falcons Antone Smith running again after broken leg
by Shawn Krest |

Falcons running back Antone Smith continues to recover from the broken leg that ended his season on November 16 last year. 

"The recovery is going pretty good," Smith said, per the Atlanta Journal Constitution. "I’m up and running. I’m almost full force, but not quite where I need to be. In time, that will take care of itself."

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Falcons' Quinn: Levine Toilolo has come in and been ready to work
by Michael Hurcomb |

The Falcons have been active in changing their tight end depth chart this offseason.

While starting tight end Levine Toilolo is still on the roster, Bear Pascoe and Kyle Miller are gone. The Falcons have since added Jacob Tamme, Tony Moeaki, Mickey Shuler Jr. and Beau Gardner to the roster.

Toilolo progressed as a blocker in his second season in the NFL in 2014, but he never developed into the red-zone threat the team envisioned. He had just two touchdowns in 16 games.

Although, it seems first-year coach Dan Quinn feels the 6-foot-8 Toilolo might have better offensive numbers moving forward.

"It’s all about pad level for him," Quinn said, per "He’s come in, and he’s been ready to work. I’ve been anxiously waiting to see what he can do."

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Dan Quinn: TE Shuler might thrive as blocker in Falcons offense
by Michael Hurcomb |

Mickey Shuler Jr. is back for his second stint with the Falcons. While the 2010 seventh-round pick will be battling for a roster spot in training camp, first-year coach Dan Quinn already seems impressed with the 6-foot-4, 247-pound tight end.

"(Shuler) has come back in, and he looks strong," Quinn said, per the "We’ll get a better evaluation of him when we get into camp. I have a sense that he may really thrive as a blocker in this system. It will be interesting to see what he can do."

Shuler has just two catches for 44 yards in nine career games (three starts).

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Falcons SS William Moore uncertain about return to action
by Marty Gitlin |

Falcons strong safety William Moore is hoping to be cleared for at least some activity this offseason after undergoing major shoulder surgery after last year.

"I haven't the slightest idea," Moore told ESPN when asked when he will be given clearance. "We're still rehabbing. We're sore right now from rehab, but my body feels excellent. My weight is great. I'm at 220. I was at 230, 232. With this defense, we're running and hitting. I'm still going to be down in the box. I'm excited about that."

Moore separated his shoulder in Week 4 and was placed on injured reserve with a designation to return. He then re-injured it in December, which limited his action to just seven games in 2014.

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