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5 things we learned about the Falcons on Friday

5:00 pm Dec. 18, 2015

FLOWERY BRANCH — Here are the five things we learned Friday about the Falcons (6-7), who play at Jacksonville (5-8) at 1 p.m. Sunday at EverBank Field.

1. A STARR IS BORN?: Outside linebacker Tyler Starr,

081915 FLOWERY BRANCH: Falcons outside linebacker Tyler Starr returns an interception during team practice on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, in Flowery Branch.  Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

Tyler Starr ready to shine

3:20 pm Dec. 18, 2015

FLOWERY BRANCH – Outside linebacker Tyler Starr has been grinding away in practice waiting for his big opportunity in the NFL.
That came on Friday when Falcons coach Dan Quinn broke the news in a team

3 questions with Falcons rookie Tyler Starr

6:00 am May. 25, 2014

FLOWERY BRANCH — During the recently completed rookie minicamp we asked some of the rookies a few questions so that you can get to know them a little better.

NAME: Tyler Starr

SCHOOL: South Dakota

ROUND/PICK: Seventh, 255th overall

TWITTER: @T11Starr

EXPECTED ROLE:  He’s a developmental outside linebacker in the 3-4 and the Falcons believe he can play in coverage. 

Below on stories and bios on the draft class.

DRAFT CLASS STORIES

Jake Matthews brings strength of family to the Falcons

3 questions with Falcons rookie Marquis Spruill

6:00 am May. 24, 2014

FLOWERY BRANCH — During the recently completed rookie minicamp we asked some of the rookies a few questions so that you can get to know them a little better.

NAME: Marquis Spruill

SCHOOL: Syracuse

ROUND/PICK: Fifth, 168th overall

TWITTER: @ Sprui11z

EXPECTED ROLE:  He’s expected to contain for a roster spot as special teamer and backup inside linebacker. Below on stories and bios on the draft class.

DRAFT CLASS STORIES

Jake Matthews brings strength of family to the Falcons

3 questions with Falcons rookie Dezmen Southward

6:00 am May. 23, 2014

FLOWERY BRANCH — During the recently completed rookie minicamp we asked some of the rookies a few questions so that you can get to know them a little better.

NAME: Dezmen Southward

SCHOOL: Wisconsin

ROUND/PICK: Third, 68th overall

TWITTER: @D_Southward12

EXPECTED ROLE:  He’s expected to compete for the starting free safety spot and the nickel back position next season. He should contribute immediately on special teams with his 4.39 speed in the 40-yard dash.

Below on stories and bios