5:42 PM EDT, Sat May 25, 2019

Neal, Allen want to return Falcons defense to top-10 status

Before the Falcons’ bid to reach the Super Bowl could get off the ground last season, the team lost strong safety Keanu Neal, its defensive enforcer and heartbeat of what was projected to a mighty-fine unit.
The Falcoholic May 15, 2019
Falcons roster review: A post-draft look at safety

Falcons roster review: A post-draft look at safety

If Keanu Neal and Ricardo Allen are healthy, nothing to worry about. We move past special teams, which has been transformed more or less wholesale, and into safety. The team did not do the same level of earth-shattering work here, but the questions that plague the position are at once both simpler and more troubling, because they rely on the availability of their two best players there. Onward. Starters You’re looking at the same two starters the Falcons have employed since 2016, with a health-related twist. Keanu Neal plays football like a gladiator plays tag, which means injury was...
ClutchPoints May 13, 2019
Falcons’ Keanu Neal and Ricardo Allen expected to be back for training camp

Falcons’ Keanu Neal and Ricardo Allen expected to be back for training camp

The Atlanta Falcons are pretty banged up right now but the expectation is that safeties Keanu Neal and Ricardo Allen will be back for training camp. Neal suffered a torn ACL early in the season while Allen reported his Achilles in a game against the New Orleans Saints. These two guys are the leaders of […] The post Falcons’ Keanu Neal and Ricardo Allen expected to be back for training camp appeared first on ClutchPoints.
The Falcoholic May 12, 2019
Keanu Neal, Ricardo Allen “on track” with rehab

Keanu Neal, Ricardo Allen “on track” with rehab

Dan Quinn sounds a hopeful but the availability of both for training camp still might be up in the air. The Atlanta Falcons have one of the best safety duos in the NFL. Ricardo Allen has extremely underrated range and ball skills, which have allowed him to be the team’s elite safety net for years. Keanu Neal is big-time hitter and playmaker who strikes justifiable fear into receivers and running backs. The only problem with the duo is that, you know, both of them missed the majority of the 2019 season thanks to injury. Thankfully, both are on track to return by the start of the season,...
Neal, Allen on target to return for training camp

Neal, Allen on target to return for training camp

Falcons safeties Keanu Neal (knee) and Ricardo Allen (Achilles) are on a pace to fully return to practice by the start of training camp in mid-July.
The Falcoholic May 7, 2019
Bengals considered Chris Lindstrom at 11th overall

Bengals considered Chris Lindstrom at 11th overall

If the Atlanta Falcons were targeting their newest guard Chris Lindstrom at pick 14, then they lucked out, per Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated. The draft is a memory and all we have until training camp is draft grades. While some selections may be considered a reach by analysts, we sometimes find out mock drafts overvalued or undervalued players. Keanu Neal was widely panned as a reach but was reportedly the top pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers a few slots later. He has, of course, turned into a Pro Bowl safety. The Cincinnati Bengals ended up selecting the first offensive lineman in the...
The Falcoholic Apr 25, 2019
Poll: Fans give the Chris Lindstrom pick a B grade early on

Poll: Fans give the Chris Lindstrom pick a B grade early on

Of course, this grade is non-binding. It would be fair to suggest that the Falcons have surprised us in the first round of the draft for four years running. That started with Keanu Neal, who went a round earlier than he was projected to, and continued with Takkarist McKinley, who relatively few surmised would be a trade-up target for Atlanta. Calvin Ridley was obviously a surprise and so was tonight’s selection, Chris Lindstrom, who is a guard (a position the Falcons hardly ever prioritize in the draft) and was not linked to the Falcons by virtually anyone in the first round. Given all...

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