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

Watch: D. Led — Who Will the Falcons Pay Now?

11:05 am Feb. 28, 2015

The AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter sits down with CineSport’s Noah Coslov to react to the Falcons releasing Justin Blalock, Harry Douglas & Steven Jackson & to identify their targets in free agency.


DB Javier Arenas

LB Kroy Biermann

K Matt Bryant

G-T Gabe Carimi

S Charles Godfrey

G Mike Johnson

S Dwight Lowery

DE Cliff Matthews

CB Robert McClain

TE Bear Pascoe

DT Corey Peters

RB Jacquizz Rodgers

OT Jonathan Scott

RB Antone Smith

DE Osi Umenyiora


Falcons cut running back Steven Jackson

7:13 pm Feb. 26, 2015

FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons released veteran running back Steven Jackson today, the team confirmed.

The team will save $3.75 million against the salary cap with the move. His cap number was slated to be $4.9

Watch: D. Led – Falcons throttle Cardinals 29-18

1:02 am Dec. 1, 2014

The Atlanta Falcons dispatched the visiting Cardinals 29-18 thanks to big games from quarterback Matt Ryan, wide receiver Julio Jones and running back Steven Jackson. The AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter reports from the Georgia Dome.

Playtime chart: Falcons went big 30 percent

11:18 am Nov. 10, 2014

The Falcons were determined to run against Tampa Bay.

They used Gabe Carimi as the Jumbo tight end on 18 of their 66 offensive snaps (27 percent) and fullback Patrick DiMarco on 20 snaps (30 percent)

Cover 9@9: Who else is wearing female deodorant?

9:00 am Aug. 6, 2014

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Countdown to camp: Day 2 — Running backs

6:00 am Jul. 24, 2014

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FLOWERY BRANCH — The countdown rolls on!

The veterans report today. The rookies have been on site since Tuesday and the first practice is set for Friday.

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