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.

The

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.

NFLPA UPDATE

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

Adjustments:

Previous Year Carryover:$3,129,200.00

Q&A with Falcons defensive end Tyson Jackson

6:33 pm Mar. 12, 2014

Falcons defensive Tyson Jackson, who was the No. 3 overall pick of the 2009 NFL draft by the Kansas City Chiefs, signed a five-year, $25 million contract after becoming an unrestricted free agent. A total

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.

FILM REVIEW: Cosell critiques Soliai and Jackson

11:55 am Mar. 12, 2014

The affable Greg Cosell, a NFL Films Senior Producer, does a wonderful job breaking down film of players.

In the “Film Room” series on the Philadelphia Eagles website, Cosell and Bo Wulf did an episode titled “Film Room: Free agents on the D-Line.”

They reviewed two of the Falcons signees, defensive tackle Paul Soliai and defensive end Tyson Jackson.

“He’s a true nose tackle,” Cosell said of Soliai.

He was not as high on