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2016 Schedule
11-5, 1st in NFC South

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Dan Quinn to address the media at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis at 10:15 ET on Wednesday. GM Thomas Dimitroff will address the media at 2:15 p.m.

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1dVaughn McClure

Acquiring Julio Jones was Falcons' best trade ever

Critics were rankled that Atlanta sent five picks in the 2011 draft to Cleveland to move up from the No. 27 spot. That has worked out well for Jones and the Falcons.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons athletic performance manager AJ Neibel will be departing the team, according to multiple sources. Was the head strength and conditioning coach from 2013-2015. Jesse Ackerman now the head strength and conditioning coach. No word yet on Neibel's replacement for athletic performance manager.

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3dBill Barnwell

Barnwell's 5 AFC South moves: Houston gets Garoppolo

Could Jimmy Garoppolo make the Texans the clear leader of the AFC South? They should find out. But the Jags, Colts and Titans all have major moves to make. Bill Barnwell has ideas.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Miami Dolphins DT Earl Mitchell's visit with the Atlanta Falcons is scheduled for the end of this coming week, according to source. NFL Network first reported Falcons one of four teams Mitchell scheduled to visit. Mitchell, 29, was released by Dolphins this past week. He was limited to nine games in 2016 with a season-ending calf injury. Mitchell has 207 tackles and 5.5 sacks through seven NFL seasons. Mitchell was a terror in a preseason game vs. Falcons a few years ago.

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7dPro Football Focus

Falcons should sign Fairley

Nick Fairley would help with Atlanta's immediate need for more pass-rush depth, as witnessed late in Super Bowl LI.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

New Falcons offensive assistant Dave Brock was an assistant coach at Salisbury State (1988-90) when Falcons head coach Dan Quinn was a standout defensive lineman at the school (1989-1993). Brock was most recently the head coach at the University of Delaware,

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons announce additions of the following coaches: Dave Brock (offensive assistant), Kyle Flood (assistant offensive line), Bush Hamdan (quarterbacks coach), Charlie Jackson (defensive assistant), Justin Outten (offensive assistant), Jess Simpson (defensive assistant), and Charlie Weis Jr. (offensive assistant).

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons announce final additions to the coaching staff. Includes Charlie Weis Jr. as an offensive assistant to new offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian. Weis' father the former head coach at Notre Dame and offensive coordinator for the Patriots.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Atlanta's Sweetwater Brewery made a Super Bowl bet with Boston's Sam Adams. Loser renamed beer for winning team. Sweetwater just paid off with this

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9dMel Kiper Jr.

Mock Draft 2.0: Falcons pick pass-rusher

Kiper projects the Falcons to add a pass-rusher from Missouri with the No. 31 pick, noting the talented quarterbacks they'll have to face in the NFC South.

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10dMike Sando

Continuity Rankings: Falcons middle of the pack

The defending NFC champs will enter 2017 with new coordinators on both sides of the ball, but they've also had less than two dozen players start in three of the last five seasons.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Source tells me Jerome Henderson is staying with the Atlanta Falcons with the same title as defensive pass game coordinator. Henderson interviewed to be defensive coordinator for Kyle Shanahan in San Francisco but job went to Robert Saleh, as reported by ESPN's Adam Caplan. Henderson only would have left Falcons for a coordinator role.

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11dVaughn McClure

Schaub could use a change of scenery

The chances of Matt Schaub becoming a starter in Atlanta are slim to none, with reigning MVP Matt Ryan going nowhere for "many, many, many" years, as general manager Thomas Dimitroff put it.

Team Stats

Passing Yards295.33rd
Rushing Yards120.55th
Points For33.81st
Points Against25.427th