Atlanta Falcons NFL team blog by the AJC's D. Orlando Ledbetter

Report: Grace on team, Brunskill released 

2:18 pm Sep. 2, 2017

FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons are going to push right up to the 4 p.m. deadline to cut down to their 53-man roster on Saturday. 

Linebacker Jermaine Grace has been told he’s made the team, according

Falcons make a trade for a tackle 

12:29 pm Sep. 1, 2017

FLOWERY BRANCH — Denver traded offensive tackle Ty Sambrailo to the Falcons for a 2018 fifth-round pick on Friday, according to the team.

The deal was previously reported per source by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Sambrailo was a

Falcons part ways with five players 

11:46 am Aug. 30, 2017

FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons got a head start on trimming their roster down Wednesday when they waived wide receiver Reginald Davis III, offensive tackle Wil Freeman, and safeties Jordan Moore and Deron Washington.

The Falcons

Falcons sign defensive end, cut wide receiver 

3:09 pm Aug. 29, 2017

FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons signed defensive end A.J. Jefferson and released wide receiver Bra’lon Cherry on Tuesday.

Jefferson, who played at Mississippi State, is listed at 6-foot-2 and 280 pounds.

The Falcons signed Cherry, who played

Falcons need to trade for Joe Haden

10:52 am Aug. 29, 2017

FLOWERY BRANCH — The Browns have been good to the Falcons over the past few years.

The Falcons hired offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan after he was released from his contract with the Browns in 2015.

Second-team All-Pro

Jones, Gabriel will play against the Cardinals 

3:46 pm Aug. 26, 2017

Falcons All Pro wide receiver Julio Jones and speedy slot receiver Taylor Gabriel will play tonight against the Cardinals in the opening game at the new $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium, according to the team.

Jones is