Posted: 3:34 pm Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Update: Falcons are not going to sign Jonathan Vilma 

By D. Orlando Ledbetter

FLOWERY BRANCH – With the season-ending Achilles tendon injury to linebacker Sean Weatherspoon last Tuesday, the Falcons are still checking out the veteran free agent market.

Former New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma reportedly was in the building today, but the team said they are not going to sign him.

The team also worked out Tim Dobbins and Nick Barnett las week.

Vilma, 32, is 6-1, 230 pounds, is a 10-year veteran. He’s a former three-time Pro Bowler, but he has health concerns. He played just one game last season because of a knee injury.

He was a first-round pick by the New York Jets in 2004. He’s started 121 games over his NFL career, which was marred by his role in the Saints’ Bounty Gate scandal.

Pat Angerer, 27, is a former second-round pick by the Colts in 2010. He’s played in 54 games and made 39 starts. He’s four or five weeks away from being healthy.

PHASE THREE OF OFFSEASON PROGRAM

–Today, June 12 – OTA No. 9.

–Friday, June 13 – OTA No. 10.

–Monday, June 16 – Physicals.

–Tuesday, June 17 — Day One: Mandatory minicamp (3 practices, 2 walk-throughs over three days)  (Walk-through and Practice)

–Wednesday, June 18 – Day Two: Mandatory minicamp. (Walk-through and Practice)

–Thursday, June 19 – Day Three: Mandatory minicamp. (Offseason program ends for veterans).

–June 22 through 28 – Rookie Symposiumin, Aurora, Ohio.

TBA – (Late July) – Report to Training camp.

PRACTICES WITH TEXANS — Wednesday, August 13 and Thursday, August 14.

THE LATEST FROM OTAS

Sean Weatherspoon suffers season-ending Achilles injury

What’s next for Sean Weaatherspoon?

What’s next for the Falcons at linebacker?

Javier Arenas gets to watch longtime role model

Falcons cut Szczerba, Yoklic

Falcons minicamp is open to the public

VIDEO CORNER

Sean Weatherspoon to miss 2014 season

Matt Ryan on Harry Douglas’ contribution to the offense

Falcons defensive line coach Bryan Cox

Falcons tight end Levine Toilolo

Falcons assistant head coach Terry Robiskie on Devin Hester

Falcons coach Mike Smith on OTAs

 DRAFT CLASS STORIES

Jake Matthews brings strength of family to the Falcons

Ra’Shede Hageman could turn into defensive force for Falcons

Dezmen Southward ready to compete for playing time

Warrick Dunn likes the pick of FSU’s Devonta Freeman

Falcons signed 20 undrafted rookie free agents, 5 from SEC 

Falcons invite 24 players in for tryouts

NFL Draft 2014: ESPN’s Todd McShay on the Falcons’ draft class

VIDEO: Reaction to the Atlanta Falcons’ 2014 draft class

THE ATLANTA FALCONS 2014 DRAFT CLASS

Round 1 / 6 — Jake Matthews, RT, 6-5, 308, Texas A&M

Round 2/37 – Ra’Shede Hageman, DE, 6-6, Minnesota

Round 3/68 – Dezmen Southward, FS, 6-0, 211, Wisconsin

Round 4/103 – Devonta Freeman, RB, 5-8, 206, Florida State

Round 4/139 – Prince Shembo, LB, 6-1, 253 Notre Dame

Round 5/147 – Ricardo Allen, CB, 5-9, 187, Purdue

Round 5/168 – Marquis Spruill, LB, 6-1, 231, Syracuse

Round 7/253 – Yawin Smallwood, LB, 6-2, 246, Connecticut

Round 7/255 – Tyler Starr, LB, 6-4, 250, South Dakota

29 comments
AnsweredTHIS
AnsweredTHIS

I saw the headline of this article


someone play  the Pharell song!  I am so happy!!!!! 

BigAlHeBDMan
BigAlHeBDMan

If the Falcons don't want a Super Bowl winning MLB after losing Witherspoom, I guess that means he is done, right?

MrFish
MrFish

Tree ain't very smart!

MrFish
MrFish

Vilma is a has been. Good decision. The coonsdon't make too many good ones but this was a good one.

TreeRollins
TreeRollins

Villma isn't better than the cast of clowns we currently have? Are you kidding me? Then he needs to be run out of the league forever.

My wife is better than half these linebackers! Most of these guys we have came as the prize in the Crackerjacks box! Dummytroff is even dumber than I thought - and that was REALLY dumb to begin with.

And Arthur just wants to get on camera all summer on Hard Knocks! I guess hovering on the sideline in every game wasn't enough exposure for him. I hope they catch him sniffing on the jockstrap of Matt Ryan after a preseason game!

keendaddy
keendaddy

Oh, we're going to be fine with our present personnel.........Let's see, where did I hear that before? That's right, Smitty kept telling us that our Offensive line was going to be fine! Forget about it!

slydawg
slydawg

Remember: Lofa Tatupu

TreeRollins
TreeRollins

Anyone that can't make the Falcons is done - well except for Abrahams, ok yeah Brent Grimes too, ok yeah Claybo and Harvey Dahl. Alright, anyone that can't make the Falcons is probably a Pro Bowl player on another team!

TreeRollins
TreeRollins

Methinks the Fishman here might be out there sniffing too many jockey straps with King Arthur - makes your head spin a little!

TreeRollins
TreeRollins

No but you and Mr Dummytroff sure are - right? You guys know talent when you see it as proven by last year's 4-12 season!

DirtyBird504
DirtyBird504

@AnsweredTHIS 

I know...  leaves a bad taste in your mouth doesn't it?  But, he might come in with a chip on his shoulder...  If he is just trying to get a paycheck then get his AINT A$$ out of here asap...  we don't have time for that...

Dasdguy
Dasdguy

@TreeRollins 

dude....what is your obsession with athletic supporters?  You sound like a man of experience...Me thinks thou doth project too much.

falconslayer
falconslayer

@Barves_Loss_Agian @AnsweredTHIS  and their defense has been beating the crap out of the dirty birds for years

DirtyBird504
DirtyBird504

@Dirtyb8 @Barves_Loss_Agian @AnsweredTHIS 

Check your history...  The Falcons competed in a Super Bowl in the 98-99 season.  My avatar is a picture of the conference championship ring...

Dirtyb8
Dirtyb8

@DirtyBird504  thank you for that valuable information but that post was for someone able to understand the sarcasm intended :)

DirtyBird504
DirtyBird504

@Dirtyb8 @DirtyBird504 

I can appreciate sarcasm, but that was not sarcasm you were putting out....  That was just misinformation...  :)

Dirtyb8
Dirtyb8

@DirtyBird504 Lol. What part of "Superbowel" trophy do you not get? You remind me of Kanye from the Fishsticks episode of Southpark.

DirtyBird504
DirtyBird504

@Dirtyb8 @DirtyBird504 


Come on dude, stay focused.  Per your words ...."The Falcons never even competed for a Superbowel trophy, let alone win one." 


The Falcons competed against the Denver Broncos in the '99 Super bowl.  I assume you are ignorant of that fact.  So, once again, check your history before you post...  Not so hard! 

Dirtyb8
Dirtyb8

@DirtyBird504 @Dirtyb8 You are truly retarded my friend. Sorry I overestimated your intelligence level. By the way Mr. Kanye, do you like fishdicks in your mouth?

DirtyBird504
DirtyBird504

@Dirtyb8 @DirtyBird504 



Are you serious?  You have the nerve to question my intelligence; while you attack me personally, because you are UNABLE TO HOLD UP YOUR ARGUMENT?!!!  Heh! Heh! Heh!  You MUST be an AINTS fan.



This is simple.  Either the Falcons competed for a Super Bowl trophy, or they didn't.  The record books say that they did.  End of discussion!  So, don't attack me because you are wrong, and do not possess the intellectual acumen to spar with me.  Instead be happy that your knowledge base is a little bit broader...  :)


BTW....  You should probably stop watching and referencing South Park.  It makes you look quite foolish...  LOL 

zuzu331
zuzu331

@DirtyBird504 If thats not JSSN,its surely another lamebrained 'Production Professional' Tweaker standing around on some crappy TV show's set razzing people on a blog and waiting for lunch. Not worth a Damn.

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

All of that misplaced hyperbole and you still can't insult people efficiently! Let me go shine my Peabody now! Meanwhile, you see ghosts! #palabra

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