Free agent cornerback Glenn Sharpe was arrested and charged with illegal possession of a narcotic and possession of a weapon during a felony, Raisa Hasbersham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Pulled over for speeding on Wednesday night, police discovered Metronidazole inside a prescription bottle that also included several Vicodin pills. Sharpe was also in possession [...]
Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux has been suspended for the 2010 regular season-opener, Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com reports. Babineaux’s suspension is related to his 2009 arrest on a felony marijuana possession charge. Babineaux plead “no contest” to misdemeanor charges, and received 12-months probation and a $1,500 fine last month. In addition to the one-game [...]
Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com reports that Atlanta Falcons first-round linebacker Sean Weatherspoon has agreed to terms on a five-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed. A three-year starter at the University of Missouri, the 6-1, 239-pound weak-side linebacker was a tackling machine, racking up 413 tackles, including 43.5 for a loss, in a 53-game career. [...]
Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff is hopeful that the team will have first-round linebacker Sean Weatherspoon signed in time for training camp, reports D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I’m very confident that we are going to have things done and that he’ll ready to go at the beginning of camp,” Dimitroff said. [...]
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said that wide receiver Harry Douglas, defensive tackle Peria Jerry, and cornerback Brian Williams have all been cleared medically to return practice, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. All three are coming off knee injuries. Douglas caught 23 passes for 320 yards and a touchdown as a [...]
Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux’s felony drug charge in Gwinett County (GA)was reduced to three misdemeanor charges on Monday.
The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms on a four-year deal with fifth-round wide receiver Kerry Meier.
Newly acquired cornerback Dunta Robinson is among the players mentioned.
The Atlanta Falcons have released veteran quarterback D.J. Shockley, Alexis Stevens of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. A seventh-round pick (223rd overall) out of the University of Georgia by the Falcons in 2006, Shockley has yet to appear in a regular season game during his four-year career. In four pre-seasons worth of action, Shockley has completed [...]
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Atlanta Falcons linebacker Robert James has been suspended for four games by the National Football League for violating the league’s policy against performance-enhancing drugs. A fifth-round pick (138th overall) out of Arizona State in 2008, James spent his entire rookie season on injured reserve. The 5-10, 218-pound linebacker posted 10 tackles [...]
In his first three seasons in the NFL, Will Svitek appeared in 16 games, including four starts at offensive tackle, a position he was learning to play at the professional level after playing defensive end at Stanford. Svitek spent the 2008 season out of football before joining the Atlanta Falcons last season, starting two of [...]
Former NFL wide receiver Ashley Lelie has returned to the University of Hawaii to complete his bachelor’s degree, and will also work as a student manager for the football program, Stephen Tsai of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports. In addition to receiving a tuition waiver, Lelie will get a chance to offer advice to the wide [...]
The Atlanta Falcons announced the signing of third-round guard Mike Johnson. Financial terms of the four-year deal were not disclosed. A three-year starter at Alabama, Johnson (6-5, 312) began his career at right tackle, playing opposite Andre Smith, the sixth overall pick of the 2009 NFL Draft. Johnson moved inside to right guard late in [...]
The Atlanta Falcons officially announced the signing of two 2010 draft picks, fourth-round guard/center Joe Hawley and fifth-round cornerback Dominique Franks, and also announced that four players have been waived. The four released players were defensive tackle Trey Bryant (Baylor), cornerback Domonique Daniels (Nicholls State), long-snapper Justin Drescher (Colorado), and kicker Garrett Lindholm (Tarleton State). [...]
Adam Caplan of Scout.com reports the Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with fourth-round offensive lineman Joe Hawley and fifth-round cornerback Dominique Franks. Financial terms were not disclosed. Hawley was a three-year starter at UNLV, starting games at center and right guard. The 6-3, 297-pound Hawley, who did 35 reps on the bench press at [...]