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

Draft prospects Falcons have scouted

12:30 pm Apr. 3, 2017

FLOWERY BRANCH — The good folks over at keep track of all of the draft prospect visits.

Mississippi tight end Evan Engram, who played at Hillgrove High, met with the Falcons at the Senior Bowl.


5 things to know about the Falcons on Monday

7:15 am Apr. 3, 2017

Here are five things to know about the Falcons on Monday:

1. Locals Day is Wednesday. The Falcons will host players from the area eligible for the NFL draft including Georgia offensive lineman Tyler Catalina.

Alabama defensive

Robinson follows Shanahan to San Francisco; Weems to Titans

7:51 am Mar. 10, 2017

FLOWERY BRANCH — Speedy former Falcons wide receiver Aldrick Robinson signed a two-year contract with San Francisco 49ers, according to NFL Media.

Robinson reunites with former Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, who recently was named the

Report: Matt Schaub staying with Falcons 

5:41 pm Mar. 8, 2017

FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons backup quarterback Matt Schaub has agreed to a two-year, $9 million deal to return on Wednesday, according to an ESPN report. 

The deal has not been turned into the league and is

Falcons to let Babineaux become an unrestricted free agent

3:04 pm Mar. 1, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS — Falcons longtime defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux will be allowed to become an unrestricted free agent after 12 years of service, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said Wednesday.

“Just the fact that end of the

Jess Simpson to join Falcons’ coaching staff

6:13 pm Feb. 13, 2017

FLOWERY BRANCH — Former high school coaching legend Jess Simpson is set to leave Georgia State, after a few months on the job, and join the Falcons as their assistant defensive line coach, the team