- 6:00 am Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter
FLOWERY BRANCH — The countdown rolls on!
Coach Mike Smith, who was out in Montana, and general manager Thomas Dimitroff, who was out cycling with Lance Armstrong, reported back to the office on Monday.
The HBO cameras are all in place and rolling. The first big event was Smith’s staff meeting with the assistant coaches.
The rookies report today, the veterans Thursday and the first practice is set for Friday.
We started our countdown 10 days out.
- 5:34 pm Friday, June 27th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter
The Falcons signed wide receiver and special teams maven Courtney Roby, formerly of the New Orleans Saints, today, according to the team.
The Falcons created a roster spot by releasing wide receiver Dominique Croom on Tuesday.
Roby, 31, was the Saints’ special teams captain before being released in their cut-down to 53 players last season. He’s 6-foot-1 and 189 pounds and played at Indiana.
Roby was with the Saints from 2008 to 2012..
His biggest contributions were made on special teams as a return man and on punt and kickoff coverage. He was a “gunner” on coverage teams.
He played in 62 games with the Saints and [More]