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UPDATE: Former Falcons DT Paul Soliai signs the Panthers

12:38 pm Mar. 14, 2016

Paul Soliai (96) and Brooks Reed (56). By Curtis Compton

UPDATE: Former Falcons defensive tackle Paul Soliai signed a two-year $7 million contract with the Carolina Panthers on Monday.

EARLIER: Former Falcons defensive tackle Paul Soliai visited

UPDATE: Falcons DT Paul Soliai set to become free agent 

9:04 pm Feb. 20, 2016

UPDATE: Falcons defensive tackle Paul Soliai will be released on March 9 by the Falcons, according to his agent David Canter. 

“We couldn’t agree to terms,” Canter said.

UPDATE: Falcons defensive tackle Paul Soliai is set to

5 things we learned about the Falcons on Friday

3:00 pm Dec. 11, 2015

UPDATE: Matt Bryant was placed on season-ending injury reserve.  Nose tackle Joey Mbu promoted from practice squad to the 53-man roster. Also, linebacker Philip Wheeler was fined for his face-mask penalty against Tampa Bay. 


A closer look at the Falcons’ defensive line rotation

10:00 am Oct. 1, 2015

FLOWERY BRANCH – The Falcons have played nine defensive linemen in two of the three games.

Defensive end Malliciah Goodman didn’t play against the Giants because of a triceps injury.

“We are trying to roll them through,”

Falcons’ 32nd ranked defense on the spot

1:00 pm Dec. 10, 2014

FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons defense will be in another statistical mismatch when they face the Pittsburgh Steelers at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Georgia Dome.

It’s stop the run time or go home for the

Falcons inactives: White, Soliai out for Cards’ game

2:50 pm Nov. 30, 2014

Falcons wide receiver Roddy White, who suffered an ankle injury last week against Cleveland, and defensive tackle Paul Solia (non-injury related/death in the family) will not play today against the Arizona Cardinals today at the

For grillmaster Paul Soliai, bonding over bar-b-cue is vital

7:41 am Jul. 28, 2014

FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons defensive tackle/nose guard Paul Soliai, the team’s major acquisition this offseason, is attempting to anchor the defense on and off the field.

After Soliai became become comfortable in his new

surroundings, he invited the