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2019 Schedule
7-9, 2nd in NFC South

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

2019 ATLANTA FALCONS REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE: Sept. 8 at VIKINGS; Sept. 15 vs. EAGLES (SNF); Sept. 22 at COLTS; Sept. 29 vs. TITANS; Oct. 6 at TEXANS; Oct. 13 at CARDINALS; Oct. 20 vs. RAMS; Oct. 27 vs. SEAHAWKS; Nov. 3: BYE; Nov. 10 at SAINTS; Nov. 17 at PANTHERS; Nov. 24 vs. BUCCANEERS; Nov. 28 vs. SAINTS (Thanksgiving, TNF); DEC. 8 vs. PANTHERS; Dec. 15 at 49ERS; Dec. 22 vs. JAGUARS; Dec. 29 at BUCCANEERS

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons announce signing of OL John Wetzel (6-7, 328) to a one-year contract. Last played for the Arizona Cardinals put placed on injured reserve with neck injury. He started 24 of 40 games in Arizona and played both tackle and guard. Falcons owner Arthur Blank said team needed to get younger along the offensive line. Wetzel is 27. We'll see Thursday how Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff envision using Wetzel during the pre-draft press conference. Offensive line still could be target with 14th overall pick, depending on who is available.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Julio Jones is not in the building for the start of Falcons' offseason workouts today, source tells me. Not a concern, either. Jones told me recently there is no set time where he needs to be in-house and that he plans to be there when it's mandatory as he awaits a new contract. He did not attend the start of voluntary offseason workouts last season, either, while working out on his own.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's a take on new Falcons DT Tyeler Davison from a coach who has been around him the last few years: ``Football smart, tough, hard-working, very good teammate. Long arms for short stature. Better run defender. Not a finesse player. And a good guy.''

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons are signing former Saints DT Tyeler Davison to a 1-year deal, source tells me. Starting experience and addresses a need.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

This was secondary depth chart for Falcons at end of last season. Now, Keanu Neal and Ricardo Allen coming back as starters, Damontae Kazee headed to nickel, and Isaiah Oliver perhaps starting at corner opposite Desmond Trufant. Robert Alford (Cardinals), Brian Poole (Jets), Jordan Richards (Raiders), and Justin Bethel (Ravens) all gone. Afolabi Laguda signed as depth at strong safety, while Chris Cooper signed as depth at free safety and nickel. Will be interesting to see how high Falcons take a corner in draft, which would indicate confidence level in Oliver.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons signing safety Afolabi Laguda (6-1, 214), an Atlanta native, to a two-year deal. He'll provide depth at strong safety behind Keanu Neal and play special teams. Laguda, who played in the same Colorado secondary as Falcons' projected starting cornerback Isaiah Oliver, spent time with the Rams last season but got injured at the end of the preseason and was waived. Source tells me Falcons also will sign safety Chris Cooper (5-10, 202), who spent time with the Indianapolis Colts and Kansas City Chiefs coming out of Stony Brook, to a two-year deal. He'll compete at free safety and nickel. Falcons needed more safety help behind Neal (ACL) and free safety Ricardo Allen (Achilles), who are both coming back from season-ending injuries. Playmaker Damontae Kazee, the starting free safety last season, expected play nickel role with Brian Poole signing with the New York Jets.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons expected to sign safety Afolabi Laguda (6-1, 214), according to a source. The Atlanta native spent time with the Rams and played at Colorado.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida's Jawaan Taylor wasn't the only top OL prospect the Falcons recently put through a private workout. According to sources, a Falcons' group that included Coach Dan Quinn, GM Thomas Dimitroff, and OL coach Chris Morgan worked out Oklahoma OL Cody Ford last week. The workout lasted for about an hour and included some chalkboard work. Ford's fellow offensive linemen — Bobby Evans, Ben Powers, and Dru Samia— also went through the workout. Ford (6-4, 329) also met with the Falcons at the combine and is viewed as the ideal, tough guard who could play tackle. Ford should get serious consideration as the Falcons currently hold the 14th overall pick and look to get younger up front. NFL.com previously reported the Falcons' workout with Florida's Taylor, which preceded Ford's workout.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons are working out Boston College DE Zach Allen (6-4, 281) this weekend at the school, source tells me. Allen projected late first round/early second round. Compared himself to J.J. Watt in interview with NFL.com. Bench pressed 24 reps. Had 6.5 sacks and blocked two kicks for the Eagles last season. Falcons also likely to work out top offensive line prospect Chris Lindstrom at Boston College.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons' contingent of Dan Quinn, Thomas Dimitroff, and Scott Pioli scheduled to go to Matt Ryan's old stomping grounds -- Boston College -- for private workouts with players on Saturday, source tells me. Likely to be top offensive line prospect Chris Lindstrom (6-4, 308) and defensive line prospect Zach Allen (6-4, 281). ESPN draft expert Todd McShay called Lindstrom one of the toughest offensive lineman in the draft. Lindstrom, a potential first-rounder, had formal meetings with Falcons at the NFL combine. Safety Will Harris another Boston College prospect worth watching.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Charlotte OL Nate Davis has a visit scheduled with the Falcons next week, source tells me. Davis (6-3, 316) can play guard or tackle. Pro Football Focus says he allowed four pressures on 234 pass-blocking snaps last season playing guard and tackle. He played mostly right guard in college. Projected as a Day 2 pick. The Falcons added three new offensive linemen in free agency but aren't done addressing the offensive line by any means.

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9dMike Reiss

DE Clayborn returns to Falcons on 1-year deal

Defensive end Adrian Clayborn, who was released by the Patriots last month, is returning to the Falcons, whom he played for from 2015 to '17.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Offensive lineman Adam Gettis (6-3, 315), who ESPN's Jordan Raanan reports will sign with the Falcons, has played in 17 games through seven seasons, with one start. Spent time under new Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter in Tampa the last two seasons. His lone start with the Giants was at left guard. Depth signing for Falcons, who already signed guards James Carpenter and Jamon Brown. Gettis can play center, too, as Raanan noted.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Slippery Rock RB Wes Hills wrapped up a visit with the Falcons and was "very appreciative'' of the team's interest in him. He's a big back at 6-2, 218 pounds who rushed for a school-record 1,714 yards and 17 touchdowns in 11 games last season. Also caught 28 passes. Comes from the same Division II school as Falcons guard Brandon Fusco. Hills started his college career at Delaware before transferring. Falcons' top-two running backs are Devonta Freeman (5-8, 206) and Ito Smith (5-9, 195), so adding a bigger back could be in the cards.

Kellerman: Jones has no weaknesses on and off the field (1:27)
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17dVaughn McClure

WR Jones not worried about contract situation

Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is not overly concerned about his contract situation, and he's not publicly lobbying to become the league's highest-paid player at his position.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards290.84th
Rushing Yards98.327th
Points For25.910th
Points Against26.425th

2019 Draft Picks

RD(PK)PLAYERPOSSCHOOL
1(14)
2(13)
3(15)
4(15)
4(35)
5(14)
5(34)
6(13)
7(16)