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

Devin Hester is visiting with the Falcons today

  • 10:18 am Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

With the Falcons looking to spruce up their return game, they are meeting with former Chicago Bears returner Devin Hester today, according to his agent Eugene Parker.

“He is in Atlanta,” Parker told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday.

The Falcons, per their policy, declined to comment about the report. The affable Parker also represents running back Steven Jackson.

NFL media’s Ian Rapoport first reported the visit without citing a source.

Over the weekend, there was a report that the Falcons had Trindon Holliday in for a visit. He was not signed to a contract and agreed to a one-year deal with the New York Giants on [More]

Why has Gabe Carimi been a bust so far?

  • 10:00 am Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

Gabe Carimi was thought to be the next great tackle out of Wisconsin.

Some NFL personnel men thought he was going to follow in the huge footsteps of Cleveland Browns great Joe Thomas and anchor the left side of the Chicago Bears line for 10 years.

But in the microwave era, where teams just work with players for what seems like a couple of minutes and then run them out on the field, Carimi’s career hasn’t been able to gain traction.

In the old days, he would have been allowed to develop. But the Bears and the Buccaneers have not been able to get [More]