Eagles fans will be rooting hard this weekend against the Falcons — their team’s opponent on Sunday. But they may cheer for Atlanta TE Tony Gonzalez if he catches at least five passes. That will move Gonzalez past Terrell Owens – not a fan favorite in Philly — for fifth place on the all-time NFL receptions list.
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It promises to be one of the most memorable reunions in a long time: Michael Vick heading back to Atlanta as the Eagles’ starting QB to face his old team, the Falcons.
Posted: Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Playbook, Andre Gurode, Antonio Brown, Atlanta Falcons, Billy Nagy, Brian Baldinger, Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Elvis Dumervil, Hines Ward, Houston Texans, James Sanders, Jerricho Cotchery, Joe Theisman, John Abraham, Kansas City Chiefs, Kirk Morrison, Kroy Biermann, Marcell Dareus, Mario Williams, Matt Cassel, Matt Millen, Mike Wallace, Nick Barnett, Pittsburgh Steelers, Ray Edwards, Ricky Stanzi, Robert Ayers, Shawne Merriman, Sterling Sharpe, Tyler Palko, Tyron Smith, Wade Phillips
Every Wednesday this season, the research staff at “Playbook” will be taking your questions through email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and on Twitter (@NFLN_Playbook, with #askplaybook hashtag), and answering them in this blog. Here is the first batch of questions we’ve selected.
Veteran CB Kelvin Hayden agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Falcons on Wednesday, according to a league source.
Posted: Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Antonio Gates, Art Donovan, Atlanta Falcons, Bill Belichick, cheerleaders, Chris Johnson, Phillip Tanner, Rex Ryan, Tennessee Titans
Today’s Chris Johnson-Mike Reinfeldt summit has Titans fans and fantasy football players everywhere on the edge of their seats. The Pro Bowl running back will be in Nashville on Tuesday to meet with the Titans GM to talk about a new contract, one that could get him to end his holdout and get back on the field. Stay tuned to NFL.com and NFL Network throughout the day, as NFL Network reporter Albert Breer will be reporting live from Nashville.
Posted: Saturday, August 20th, 2011 | Steve Wyche Tags: Cover Two Podcast, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Blaine Gabbert, Bucky Brooks, Cam Newton, Cleveland Browns, D. Orlando Ledbetter, David Garrard, Jack Del Rio, Jacksonville Jaguars, John Harbaugh, Steve Wyche, Terrelle Pryor
Panthers first-overall pick Cam Newton made his first start of the preseason Friday and even though he didn’t exactly light it up against the Dolphins, it’s his job to lose. At least according to Bucky Brooks and me on our latest Cover Two Podcast.
What can one learn from examining the updated list of available cap space per team? There are definitely a few teams who are tiptoe-ing closely to the cap, with not a lot of wiggle room.
Atlanta Falcons starting nose tackle Corey Peters was carted off the practice field with an apparent lower left leg injury on Sunday. Head coach Mike Smith said he did not have an immediate update. If Peters, a second-year player who established himself as a rookie, is unable to return soon, former first-round pick Peria Jerry is expected to step in.
Posted: Monday, August 8th, 2011 | Michael Fabiano Tags: Three and out, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Brandon Jackson, Cleveland Browns, DeSean Jackson, Detroit Lions, Jahvid Best, Jason Snelling, Marques Colston, Mikel Leshoure, Montario Hardesty, New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, Torrey Smith
With Mikel Leshoure now done for the season, the fantasy draft value of Jahvid Best is on the rise.
Posted: Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 | Michael Fabiano Tags: Three and out, Atlanta Falcons, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Emmanuel Sanders, Jacquizz Rodgers, Kyle Orton, marion barber, Pittsburgh Steelers, Ryan Mathews, Ryan Torain, San Diego Chargers, Tim Tebow, Washington Redskins
Two potential fantasy sleepers are already starting to lose some of their luster in training camp. Find out who’s draft value is falling.
The Giants gave permission to Tony Agnone, Osi Umenyiora‘s agent, to seek a trade, and league sources said he was in contact with several teams Monday.
Atlanta Falcons free agent RB Jason Snelling will travel to New York on Sunday night to meet with the Giants, according to a league source.
The Falcons took a big step toward keeping their sturdy offensive line intact Sunday by re-signing starting left guard Justin Blalock, according to a league source. The team later announced the move and said it had given Blalock a six-year contract.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers agreed to terms with Atlanta Falcons unrestricted free agent Michael Koenen on the biggest contract in NFL history for a punter on Friday. The six-year deal is worth $19.5 million with $6.5 million guaranteed, according to a league source.