Latest Atlanta Falcons News

Patriots receiver Julian Edelman announces retirement

Apr. 12, 2021 21:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — For more than a decade Julian Edelman lived the ultimate NFL underdog story, going from undersized college quarterback to a favorite option of Tom Brady on three Patriots' Super Bowl-winning teams. He says he'll leave the league after giving everything he...

Falcons set to play home game in London if pandemic allows

Apr. 01, 2021 20:22 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons are set to host a home game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London as part of the NFL's expanded schedule this season, though final approval will be based on the status of the coronavirus pandemic. The team on Thursday...

Cowboys sign Kazee, another Quinn connection from Atlanta

Mar. 29, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys signed free agent safety Damontae Kazee on Monday, adding another player from new defensive coordinator Dan Quinn's time as coach in Atlanta. Kazee joins Keanu Neal, his teammate the past four seasons with the Falcons. Neal is...

Falcons hope low-cost free agent class will make big splash

Mar. 25, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — With little money to spend in free agency, the Atlanta Falcons are looking to make a splash with overachieving players who don't take a big chunk out of the budget. That includes a guy who once worked in a potato chip factory. Safety...

Bengals add safety Ricardo Allen to bolster secondary

Mar. 24, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals agreed to a one-year deal with safety Ricardo Allen on Wednesday. Agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed the deal to The Associated Press. Allen was released in February by the Atlanta Falcons. He was a fixture in...

AP sources: Cowboys, safety Neal agree on $5M, 1-year deal

Mar. 20, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

The Cowboys and free agent safety Keanu Neal agreed on a $5 million, one-year deal that will reunite the former Atlanta player with new Dallas defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, two people with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Saturday. Neal spent his...

Falcons sign S Harris, LB Copeland to 1-year contracts

Mar. 19, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — After making some painful moves to get under the salary cap, the Atlanta Falcons have landed a pair of cost-effective free agents. The team announced the signings Friday of safety Erik Harris and linebacker Brandon Copeland to one-year...

Dallas Cowboys lead 32 compensatory draft picks with 4

Mar. 11, 2021 08:47 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have been awarded the maximum four compensatory picks in April's NFL draft, while the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers will get three apiece. The NFL announced Wednesday that there will be 32 such picks this year. Carolina,...

Cost-cutting Falcons release veteran guard James Carpenter

Mar. 09, 2021 15:45 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have saved almost $4 million from the 2021 salary cap by cutting veteran offensive guard James Carpenter. Tuesday's move comes after the team already cleared almost $11 million in cap space by releasing two veterans, safety Ricardo...

Browns release veteran DE Clayborn, clear some cap space

Mar. 09, 2021 15:16 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns released veteran defensive end Adrian Clayborn after one season on Tuesday, clearing out a little more salary cap space. Clayborn appeared in 15 games for the Browns last season after signing a two-year, $5.75 million contract as a...