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The Falcoholic

Ricardo Allen injury: If the safety misses significant time, the Falcons are in big trouble

You don’t know what you’ve got (with Ricardo Allen) until it’s gone. The Falcons have sort of weathered the storm with Keanu Neal out. Damontae Kazee and Jordan Richards haven’t been amazing, but they’re been at least solid (more Kazee than Richards, of course). The bigger troubles have been in the front seven, where a lack of a quality pass rush and some middling linebacker play have hurt. That said, the Falcons are far worse off than they would be with Neal in the lineup, But what happens if Ricardo Allen misses significant time, too? In this unbelievable nightmare hellscape of...

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Falcons vs. Saints: 3 in-game matchups to watch

Fact: It’s Adam Caplan’s fault. Another pivotal matchup between two bitter NFC South rivals. Here are three important matchups to watch between the Falcons and the Saints. The legendary Vince Lombardi once stated, “The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.” That statement fits well with the current state of affairs for the Atlanta Falcons as they enter the third week of the season as injuries abound. Even with the Falcons embarking on this important early-season contest as the walking wounded, there is still enough talent present to get their second win on the...

Cincy Jungle

Joe Mixon could return from knee injury in Week 4 for Bengals vs. Falcons, per report

This is great news, but the Bengals should not rush Mixon back onto the field. Bengals running back Joe Mixon is just eight days removed from knee surgery to repair a partially torn MCL and remove a particle in his knee, but he actually was trying to play in Cincinnati’s matchup with the Panthers in Carolina today. Mixon has been ruled out of the game, along with rookie center Billy Price. But, there’s a chance that Mixon plays when the Bengals take on the Falcons in Week 4. This, according to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora who says Mixon is “at least a possibility” to play when the...

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Inactives: Saints at Falcons

With the rash of injuries, most of the inactives were set before the Falcons (1-1) brace for their game with the  Saints (1-1) at 1 p.m. Sunday in Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Cincy Jungle

Marvin Lewis “not sure” if Bengals WR A.J. Green will be able to play in Week 4 vs. Falcons

This isn’t what you want to hear after a Bengals loss. The Bengals saw A.J. Green leave Sunday’s loss to the Panthers twice with varying injuries. The second one ended his day though as Green suffered a groin injury in the third quarter. Green sat on a water cooler for most of the rest of the game after leaving the contest, and though he was originally deemed probable to return, that quickly changed to questionable. Questionable was optimistic as he never made it back onto the field. After the game, Marvin Lewis said he was “not sure” if Green would be able to play when the Bengals...

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Falcons promote LB Richard Jarvis, settle with injured LB Corey Nelson

Jarvis is back just in time for the Saints. The Falcons surprisingly kept Richard Jarvis on their active roster heading into the year, but predictably that didn’t last very long with injuries and necessary roster moves cropping up. That doesn’t mean Jarvis went anywhere, though, as the team kept him on the practice squad and now will call him back up to the active roster. With the team a little thin and shaky at linebacker at the moment, the team has elected to reach an injury settlement with Corey Nelson and bring Jarvis back to the active roster. Nelson had a short stint with Atlanta...

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Falcons promote Richard Jarvis to active roster

The Falcons promoted linebacker Richard Jarvis to the active roster and reached an injury settlement with linebacker Corey Nelson on Saturday.

Fox Sports

Freeman, McKinley ruled OUT for Falcons' duel with Saints

Atlanta running back Devonta Freeman will miss his second straight game with a knee injury

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Rash of injuries to test Falcons’ roster depth

The Falcons are getting ready to find out, over the course of the 2018 season, if they have quality depth along their roster.

The Falcoholic

Falcons injury update: Julio Jones, Takk McKinley back at practice, Derrick Shelby again out

Good news for Atlanta as the ‘Aints await. The Falcons are slowly but surely getting healthier after Sunday’s new rash of injuries. Jason Butt with The Athletic was on hand for Friday’s practice and noted that two important figures are back in action. Julio Jones is at practice today.— Jason Butt (@JasonHButt) September 21, 2018 Takk McKinley is also present for practice. Suffered groin injury against Panthers and missed past two days.— Jason Butt (@JasonHButt) September 21, 2018 We all kind of figured WR Julio Jones would be good to go for Sunday’s tilt versus the...

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Falcons defense vs. Saints offense: Which group wins?

Once again, the Falcons face off against Drew Brees and the Saints, but injuries and depth might spell trouble for Atlanta this week. We are getting closer and closer to that time again, folks. That time where, despite what differences we may all have, we can come together through one common bond: a hatred for the New Orleans Saints. Sunday, the Falcons take on the Saints in a division game with pretty big implications. The Atlanta defense will be tasked with stopping the dynamic New Orleans offense—or at least slowing them down enough to give the Falcons offense a chance to win the...

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Intriguing players to watch in Falcons vs. Saints

Will Oluokun take significant snaps on Sunday? Can Ryan and Sarkisian win in a shootout against Brees and Payton? Here are some of the most interesting Falcons’ players to watch when Atlanta takes on New Orleans in Week 3. Week 3 is here, and the Atlanta Falcons (1-1) have a very important early season division game against the hated New Orleans Saints (1-1) coming up on Sunday. A win here would be big confidence booster for an Atlanta team that is weathering some injuries, and put the Saints at 0-2 in the division (with both of those losses being home games). Needless to say, this is a...

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Devonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman and the uncomfortable question

Did the Falcons pay the wrong running back? The Atlanta Falcons have a dilemma on their hands. Starting running back Devonta Freeman is currently nursing a knee injury and will be out for an undisclosed amount of time. Second-string RB Tevin Coleman has stepped in and has kept the offense moving, much like he has every time Freeman has been limited or unavailable in the past two years. Both Freeman and Coleman are excellent running backs who would start on most teams. Both are Falcons draftees, in consecutive years. They’ve complemented each other well and have contributed to making...

ClutchPoints

Saints’ Ted Ginn confirms he’ll play Sunday despite knee injury

The New Orleans Saints have a key matchup in Week 3 versus their NFC South Division rival Atlanta Falcons. It seems wide receiver Ted Ginn has no intention of missing Sunday. Ginn has been nursing a knee injury he suffered in Week 2 versus the Cleveland Browns. According to Joel A. Erickson of The Advocate, he fully expects to […] The post Saints’ Ted Ginn confirms he’ll play Sunday despite knee injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Julio Jones back at practice today

Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, who has a calf injury, was at practice and participating during the open portion on Friday.

The Falcoholic

For the Falcons, recent injuries a test of The Brotherhood

The team is facing a rash of injuries early, and it will test the true strength of the squad. The first two weeks of the 2018 NFL season have been incredibly unkind to the Atlanta Falcons. Sure, the team sits at an even 1-1 record, but an injury maelstrom suddenly finds the S.S. Brotherhood running a skeleton crew. It’s the first time since Dan Quinn took the helm that the injury scourge has befallen so many so soon, and the burden now rests on the players and coaches to show that the bonds they’ve forged can withstand the tempests of a season that already finds them taking on...

ClutchPoints

Falcons WR Julio Jones says he’s ‘fine’ after missing practice with calf injury

The Atlanta Falcons are coming off an encouraging 31-24 win over the Carolina Panthers last Sunday, but it had featured star wide receiver Julio Jones suffering a calf injury late in the contest. This had led to Jones not participating in practice on Wednesday that drew some concerns about his availability for Week 3 action […] The post Falcons WR Julio Jones says he’s ‘fine’ after missing practice with calf injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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By the Numbers stats preview: Falcons vs. Saints

How do the 1-1 Falcons and 1-1 Saints compare statistically on offense and defense heading into Sunday’s Week 3 match-up? Hate week—part 1—is here! Week 3 brings to us a very important game against our archrival—the New Orleans Saints (1-1). The Falcons (1-1) have played two tough games back-to-back, with a close loss against the Eagles and a convincing if uncomfortable win against the Panthers. The Falcons are trying to find their footing after a rash of injuries on both sides of the ball. New Orleans, meanwhile, is reeling off a big loss to the Bucs in Week 1 and a narrow victory...

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Falcons injury update: Julio Jones eases concerns about calf; DEs McKinley, Shelby still out

At least the Jet seems to be okay. As the Falcons get in gear for their first rivalry bout with the Saints in Atlanta Sunday, the injury bug continues to crawl around. Falcondom clutched its pearls when word came in of Julio Jones and a calf injury that held him out of practice Wednesday and Thursday. Though, he spoke with reporters about the issue around missing his second practice and tried to calm any worries it was major. Julio Jones said missing practice yesterday was a precaution. Nothing serious. Said his calf tightened his up during the Panthers win.— Jason Butt...

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Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Thursday, Sept. 20

I gambled on Austin Hooper leaping over a guy and made money. Hey, it’s one day closer to game day. Have a look at Thursday’s Falcholinks. Wes Schweitzer assumes starting duties Andy Levitre’s season-ending triceps injury was yet another tile to fall in this game of Devil’s Dominoes the Falcons have been playing on the health front. Levitre likely played his last snap for the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday, and in the three seasons he’s been with the team he’s proven a solid asset when fully healthy. Third-year guard Wes Schweitzer assumed left guard duties in Levitre’s...

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Injury report: Jones, McKinley, Shelby and Freeman miss practice

Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones missed the open portion of practice with a calf injury on Thursday.

Cat Scratch Reader

NFL Week 3 Panthers & TNF Fantasy Football Start/Sit Advice

Let’s look at both match-ups; Browns v Jets and Bengals v Panthers I didn’t do too bad in my advice last week. AJ Green did have a nice game vs the Ravens. All of my Must Starts put up at least double digits. Falcons RB Tevin Coleman was a good sleeper. The Panthers did a nice job on Julio Jones though, holding him to 64 yards receiving. Brown vs Jets There aren’t many sure fire plays in this game. In fact I would say try not to start anyone from this game. The only player I would say start is WR Jarvis Landry provided he’s not a late scratch as his injury status is...

The Falcoholic

Falcons Wednesday injury update: entire team suffering from calf injury

Fact: Takk McKinley cracks sunflower seeds with his eyelids The Atlanta Falcons are gearing up for their first matchup of the season with their hated divisional rivals, Sean Payton and his merry band of cheating cheaters the New Orleans Saints. They’ll go into the game at less than 100 percent, still struggling to regain their composure after a series of unfortunate injuries have sidelined three starters, two for the season. Let’s break down today’s injury news, shall we? Julio Jones didn’t practice because of a calf injury and his status is questionable. The team frequently takes...

ClutchPoints

Falcons WR Julio Jones misses practice with calf injury

The Atlanta Falcons managed to record their first win in Week 2. However, it appears wide receiver Julio Jones may have left a bit banged up. Jones was surprisingly a non-participant in practice. According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, it was due to a calf injury. Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones missed practice with […] The post Falcons WR Julio Jones misses practice with calf injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Fox Sports

Julio Jones joins Falcons' long list of injured players

Julio Jones held out of Falcons practice with calf injury; Devonta Freeman still recovering from sore knee

The Falcoholic

The Falcoholic Live: Ep52 - Week 2 Recap & Saints Preview

Join Kevin, Eric, and Adnan at 8:10 PM ET as they recap everything we learned from the Panthers game, bring you the latest injury updates on Levitre, Takk, and Shelby, and preview Sunday’s match-up against the Saints. Watch the broadcast below beginning at 8:10 PM ET Welcome, fellow Falcoholics, to Episode 52 of The Falcoholic Live! Kevin, Eric, and Adnan are here to bring you their best takes from the Falcons’ Week 2 victory over the Carolina Panthers. We’ll also be bringing you the latest updates on the injuries to LG Andy Levitre, EDGE Takkarist McKinley, and EDGE Derrick...