FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have bolstered a thin position by moving up in the fourth round to select cornerback Kendall Sheffield from Ohio State in the NFL draft.
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The Latest: Jets agree to terms with CB Brian Poole
The Latest on NFL free agency Thursday (all times EDT)
A person with direct knowledge of the contract tells The Associated Press that the New York Jets and cornerback Brian...
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Falcons agree to 1-year deal with cornerback Wreh-Wilson
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Falcons have agreed to a one-year contract extension with backup cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson.
Wreh-Wilson has played in 12 games, including one start, since...
Bears DE Hicks fined $33,425 by NFL for bumping official
NEW YORK (AP) — Chicago Bears defensive end Akiem Hicks has been fined $33,425 by the NFL for bumping an official in last Sunday's win over Tampa Bay.
Hicks was not suspended although he was ejected from the Bucs game.
Hicks pushed down judge Mike Carr while he was attempting to separate Hicks and Buccaneers guard Ali Marpet after Eddie Jackson intercepted a pass.
Trufant won’t play vs Vikings; Falcons do get Poole back
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta cornerback Desmond Trufant is sidelined with a concussion and won't play Sunday when the Falcons host Minnesota.
Coach Dan Quinn has ruled Trufant out, but the Falcons (7-4) got some good news Friday when cornerback Brian Poole was upgraded as a limited participant after missing the first two days of practice this week with a back injury.
Trufant and Poole both left in the second quarter of last week's win over Tampa Bay and did not return.
Coach Dan Quinn feels fortunate that his Falcons are 3-0
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons coach Dan Quinn isn't fond of putting games in the hands of officials.
He would prefer to have the outcome already decided as the fourth quarter winds down.
Falcons go young with 4 rookie starters on defense
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have made a commitment to rookie starters on defense that is especially rare for a first-place team.
Four rookies are expected to start on defense when Atlanta plays at Philadelphia on Sunday. Safety Keanu Neal, linebackers Deion Jones and De'Vondre Campbell and nickel back Brian Poole were on the field for the first snap in last week's win at Tampa Bay.
Defensive coordinator Richard Smith said he has never seen so many rookie starters.
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