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

Playtime percentage: Shembo splits time with Bartu

10:04 am Nov. 17, 2014

CHARLOTTE – Linebacker Prince Shembo, who played his high school football in Charlotte, played 23 of 66 snaps (35 percent) and finished with four tackles. Joplo Bartu played 24 snaps (36 percent) and also had

Countdown to camp: Day 7 — Linebackers

6:00 am Jul. 19, 2014

FLOWERY BRANCH — The countdown can kick into overdrive this weekend.

Coach Mike Smith, who’s been out in Montana, and general manager Thomas Dimitroff, who’s been out cycling with Lance Armstrong, return to the office Monday.


What’s next for the Falcons at linebacker?

7:24 am Jun. 11, 2014

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FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons linebacker Weatherspoon, the team’s first-round pick in the 2010 draft (19th overall), was headed into a contract season before rupturing his Achilles tendon while running with the training staff on Tuesday.

Now, all three of the starting linebackers for the Falcons in the NFC championship game against San Francisco after the 2012 season, are out of the lineup. Akeem Dent lost his