Former Hardaway High School football star Justin Crawford, who later played for West Virginia University and just signed on with the Atlanta Falcons in May, is accused of having sex with a 12-year-old girl.
Jacksonville Jaguars defensive back Jalen Ramsey torched several NFL quarterbacks in an interview with GQ. Among them was Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, who was the league’s MVP for the 2017 season.
The Atlanta Falcons announced Julio Jones would be in attendance for the team’s training camp. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the two sides “agreed to a revised contract that adjusts his 2018 salary.”
Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Dan Quinn have received three-year contract extensions, the team announced Tuesday. Dimitroff and Quinn are now locked in through the 2022 season.
Last week, we learned the Atlanta Falcons do not plan to give into wide receiver Julio Jones’ request for a contract update. Now, it’s reported Jones is comfortable sitting out camp as part of his holdout.
The Atlanta Falcons told Julio Jones they do not plan to give him a raise before the start of the 2018 NFL season. However, the team still hopes Jones will show up to training camp as previously scheduled.
An arbitrator ruled in favor of USC in a wrongful termination suit involving former Trojans head football coach Steve Sarkisian. Sarkisian was reportedly seeking $30 million and argued that USC did not allow him to seek treatment for his alcoholism.
Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick discussed the status of Falcons receiver Julio Jones as Jones holds out for an addendum to his contract. Vick showed his full support for Jones, who is fresh off a 1,444-yard season for Atlanta.
The Atlanta Falcons added a new defensive back by signing former Kansas City Chiefs free safety Ron Parker with a one-year contract. As Parker settles in with the Falcons, the veteran made it evident how highly he thinks of his new team.
Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green fielded questions from TMZ Sports about Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones sitting out mini-camp. Green agreed with the reporter’s statement that Jones was entitled to it before explaining why it was necessary.
Several members of the Atlanta Falcons praised rookie wide receiver Calvin Ridley. Ridley, the former Alabama Crimson Tide playermaker, was drafted by the Falcons with the 26th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Falcons beat writer D. Orlando Ledbetter offered his take on Julio Jones. While Ledbetter did say he believes a reworked contract for Jones will ultimately come to pass, he made it clear Jones’ actions have affected his relationship with the team.
Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian discussed his final play call in the Falcons' NFC divisional round loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in January. The play was criticized by Falcons fans almost immediately after it did not work.
The Atlanta Falcons have spent little time on the NFL’s national anthem rules during OTAs. While the topic has not been discussed much among the coaches and teammates, it is clear they will stick together as one with whatever decision they come to.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones was asked about Falcons owner Arthur Blank’s comment that he would be in Atlanta “forever.” Jones reaffirmed Blank’s statement and explained his absence isn’t about him being dissatisfied with his contract.
Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff appeared on Andrew Brandt’s podcast and discussed Matt Ryan’s contract. As he explained the deal's timing, he discussed how Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers shared his input in February.
Atlanta Falcons free safety Ricardo Allen was at OTAs despite not having signed the second-round tender he has been offered. Allen, who is entering the fifth season of his NFL career, is slated to make $2.914 million if the restricted free agent signs.
Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United owner Arthur Blank was named the 2018 Sports Executive of the Year. Blank received the award one year after Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium opened and the Atlanta United began its first season of competition.
Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn opened his post-practice media session with a statement about wide receiver Julio Jones not being at OTAs. Following the statement, the NFL head coach answered several questions about the five-time Pro Bowler.
The last time Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry was in Atlanta during the regular season, he was having chemotherapy. On Sunday he scored eight points by himself to help his team beat the Falcons 29-28.