Falcons Training Camp Capsule
ATLANTA FALCONS (7-9)
OPEN CAMP: July 22, Flowery Branch, Georgia
LAST YEAR: Atlanta closed season with three straight wins that came far too late to save lost season. Coach Dan Quinn...
Free Agency-Falcons Capsule
ATLANTA FALCONS (7-9)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: G Andy Levitre; G Ben Garland; G Zane Beadles; RB Tevin Coleman; DE Derrick Shelby; DE Bruce Irvin; DT Terrell McClain; CB Justin Bethel; CB...
Falcons add defensive end Derrick Shelby to long IR list
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have placed defensive end Derrick Shelby on injured reserve.
Shelby, who has a groin injury, becomes Atlanta's seventh former starter to land on IR. Six players currently are on IR.
The IR list includes linebacker Deion Jones, who came off injured reserve on Nov. 14 but has not yet been active for a game after missing two months with a broken right foot. He has a chance to play Sunday against Baltimore.
Falcons wide receivers Sanu, Ridley active against Giants
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Falcons wide receivers Calvin Ridley and Mohamed Sanu are active for Monday night's game against the New York Giants after being listed as limited on the last injury report.
Ridley has an ankle injury and Sanu is dealing with a hip injury.
The Giants are without wide receivers Russell Shepard (neck) and Jawill Davis (concussion). The Giants have added receiver Quandree Henderson to their active roster.
Grady Jarrett cleared to return after missing 2 games
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons coach Dan Quinn says defensive tackle Grady Jarrett has been cleared to play after an ankle injury sidelined him for two games.
Jarrett, the team's best interior lineman, will start Monday night when Atlanta (2-4) hosts the New York Giants (1-5). Reserve end Derrick Shelby, out since Week 2 with a groin injury, is also expected to return.
Falcons place Allen on season-ending IR with torn Achilles
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have placed free safety Ricardo Allen on season-ending injured reserve with a torn Achilles tendon.
Allen was carted off the field in last Sunday's overtime loss to New Orleans, becoming the third defensive starter to go down for Atlanta. Strong safety Keanu Neal tore his ACL in the opener and is out for the year. Linebacker Deion Jones underwent foot surgery and is sidelined until at least Nov. 18.
Falcons RB Freeman, DE McKinley to sit Sunday vs. Saints
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta running back Devonta Freeman will miss his second straight game with a knee injury, and the Falcons also will be without starting defensive end Takk McKinley when they host the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
Coach Dan Quinn declared both players out Friday, extending a rash of injuries that have plagued the Falcons (1-1) already this season.
Falcons’ Julio Jones misses practice, says he’s good to play
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones says he's "good" to play against New Orleans on Sunday despite missing his second day of practice with tightness in his calf.
Jones says his absence from practice on Thursday was "just precaution." He says he "felt some tightness" in last week's 31-24 win over Carolina.
Julio Jones joins Falcons’ long list of injured players
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Wide receiver Julio Jones, held out of practice with a calf injury, has joined the Atlanta Falcons' long list of injured players.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed defensive end Derrick Shelby to a one-year contract.
The Falcons released the 29-year-old Shelby on March 2.
Shelby signed a four-year, $18 million deal, with $7.5 million guaranteed, with Atlanta in 2016 after spending his first four seasons in Miami. The details of his new deal were not immediately available.
Atlanta Falcons free agency capsule
ATLANTA FALCONS (11-7)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: DE Adrian Clayborn; FB Derrick Coleman; WRs Taylor Gabriel, Andre Roberts and Nick Williams; LBs Jordan Tripp, Sean Weatherspoon and Kemal Ishmael; DTs Dontari Poe, Courtney Upshaw and Ahtyba Rubin; CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson.
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: FS Ricardo Allen; RBs Terron Ward and Terrence Magee; G Ben Garland.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons released defensive end Derrick Shelby on Friday and announced plans to release tight end Levine Toilolo.
The moves will save the team a combined $6.75 million in cap space. The cost-cutting moves could help the Falcons reach a new deal with quarterback Matt Ryan, who can be a free agent after the 2018 season.
Shelby, who signed a four-year, $18 million deal in 2016, with $7.5 million guaranteed, was set to earn $4.5 million in each of the next two seasons.
Goodwin’s injury gives Collins a chance to play
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — An injury to Falcons cornerback C.J. Goodwin will give Jalen Collins his first chance to play this season.
Collins failed a test for performance-enhancing drugs and was suspended earlier this year without pay for the first four games. He was inactive the last two weeks, but Goodwin's sore hamstring puts Collins in line to contribute on defense and special teams.
Collins, a second-round draft pick last year from LSU, played in all 16 games last year with two starts.
Falcons place DE Shelby on IR with torn Achilles tendon
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have placed defensive end Derrick Shelby on injured reserve with a torn Achilles tendon, ending his season.
Shelby left Sunday's loss at Seattle with what was initially announced as a calf injury. He had eight tackles in six games, including four starts, this season. He left the Dolphins to sign a four-year, $18 million deal with Atlanta in March.
Miami Dolphins Preview Capsule
MIAMI DOLPHINS (6-10)
New faces: Rookie coach Adam Gase, DE Mario Williams, rookie G Laremy Tunsil, RB Arian Foster, LB Kiko Alonso, CB Bobby Maxwell, S Isa Abdul-Quddus.
Key losses: DE Olivier Vernon, DE Derrick Shelby, CB Brent Grimes, CB Brice McCain, CB Jamar Taylor, RB Lamar Miller, LB Kelvin Sheppard, WR Rishard Matthews, WR Greg Jennings.
Atlanta Falcons Preview Capsule
ATLANTA FALCONS (8-8)
New faces: C Alex Mack, WR Mohamed Sanu, DE Dwight Freeney, QB Matt Schaub, TE Austin Hooper, S Keanu Neal, LB Courtney Upshaw, DE Derrick Shelby, LB De'Vondre Campbell, LB Deion Jones.
Key losses: LB Justin Durant, WR Roddy White, WR Devin Hester, S William Moore, NT Paul Soliai, WR Leonard Hankerson.