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

Countdown to camp: Day 6 — Defensive line

6:00 am Jul. 20, 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, will be back in the office Monday.


Countdown to camp: Day 10 – New coaches

6:00 am Jul. 16, 2014

FLOWERY BRANCH — The start of the Falcons training camp is 10 days away.

We’ll start our countdown by looking at the new assistant coaches. Mike Tice, Wade Harman and Bryan Cox were added to the

UPDATE: Falcons are $10.1 million under the salary cap

1:51 am Mar. 14, 2014

After the recent $80.5 million free agency spending spree, the Falcons are $11.6 million under the $133 million salary cap, according to NFLPA documents.

UPDATED SUNDAY AT 8:40 AM: The NFLPA documents have been updated to include Joe Hawley’s contract. The Falcons have $10,194,447.00 million (top 51) under the cap for 2014, according to NFLPA documents.


Current Contracts:58

TR Share:$353,718,750.00

Adjusted Cap: $135,743,934.00

Benefit Share: $33,250,000.00

Team Cap: $125,549,487.00

Salary Cap: $133,000,000.00

Cap Room: $10,194,447.00


Previous Year Carryover:$3,129,200.00

Q&A with Falcons defensive tackle Paul Soliai

5:25 pm Mar. 12, 2014

Falcons defensive tackle Paul Soliai, formerly of the Miami Dolphins, signed a five-year, $33 million dollar contract after becoming an unrestricted free agent. A total of $14 million of the deal is guaranteed.

The 340-pound former

VIDEO: Reaction to Falcons free agent moves

4:10 pm Mar. 12, 2014

The AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter and Jeff Schultz join CineSport’s Noah Coslov to review the Falcons’ signings on the first day of free agency and to discuss where the team still has needs.