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Falcons give second chance to Hageman following 2017 release

Apr. 19, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons signed Ra'Shede Hageman to a one-year deal on Friday, giving a second chance to the defensive tackle the team released in 2017 after he was charged with domestic violence. Hageman, 28, was a second-round pick from Minnesota in 2014. He started a combined 16...

After tough season, Falcons facing greater urgency in draft

Apr. 18, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons spent the past couple of drafts filling in the pieces on a team with championship aspirations. This time around, they're coming off a hugely disappointing season that turned up the heat on coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff. The Falcons have...

Falcons Draft Preview Capsule

Apr. 18, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

14. ATLANTA (7-9) LAST SEASON: Devastating rash of injuries that gutted middle of defense and also took down both starting guards and running back Devonta Freeman was too much to overcome. QB Matt Ryan posted numbers comparable to his 2016 MVP season, but Falcons came nowhere close to playoffs. Atlanta was 4-9...

Jones, Jarrett absent as Falcons launch offseason program

Apr. 17, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have started their offseason conditioning program without wide receiver Julio Jones for the second straight year. Defensive tackle Grady Jarrett also did not attend the launch of the offseason program, which started Monday and continued Wednesday. The Falcons...

Atlanta Falcons sign OL John Wetzel, DE Chris Odom

Apr. 16, 2019 9:54 AM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have signed offensive lineman John Wetzel to a one-year contract and defensive end Chris Odom to a two-year deal. Wetzel played in 40 games, including 24 starts, with the Arizona Cardinals over the last three seasons. The 6-foot-7, 328-pounder can play both...

Falcons agree to 1-year deal with former Saints DT Davison

Apr. 13, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons continued to bolster their defensive line by agreeing to terms on a one-year contract with tackle Tyeler Davison. Davison started 12 of 14 games with the New Orleans Saints last season and had two sacks with 23 tackles. The addition Saturday comes after the...

49ers sign former AAF lineman Daniel Brunskill

Apr. 12, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed offensive lineman Daniel Brunskill to a one-year deal. Brunskill started eight games at tackle for San Diego in the Alliance of American Football before signing with the 49ers on Friday. Brunskill spent the past two seasons on the practice...

DE Clayborn returns to Falcons after 1 season with Patriots

Apr. 9, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Defensive end Adrian Clayborn is returning to the Atlanta Falcons on a one-year contract following one season with the New England Patriots. The 30-year-old Clayborn played for the Falcons from 2015-17 and is best known for setting a team record with six sacks against the Dallas...

Raiders sign free agents Jordan Richards, Alex Barrett

Apr. 5, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed a pair of free agents, safety Jordan Richards and defensive end Alex Barrett. Oakland announced the moves Friday, a day after releasing wide receiver Seth Roberts. Richards made a career-high 12 starts and played 15 games in all last season for the...

Ex-Utah State football player sentenced for sexual assaults

Mar. 27, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (AP) — A former Utah State University football player convicted of sexually assaulting six women was sentenced Wednesday to 26 years to life in prison during a hearing in which the judge called his actions "horrendous" and told his victims he believed them. Torrey Green, 25, was accused...