Austin Hooper

Chiefs’ Steven Nelson left Friday’s game after taking this hit to the head

This was adding injury to insult.<p>The Falcons opened Friday night’s preseason game against the Chiefs by taking the opening drive 65 yards for a …

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Falcons fast start triggered by Calvin Ridley’s kickoff return

AP<p>Since Julio Jones isn’t playing tonight, the Falcons figured to lean on rookie wide receiver Calvin Ridley a little more.<p>They started with the …

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Steven Nelson diagnosed with concussion

Getty Images<p>Steven Nelson was hurdled by Falcons tight end Austin Hooper at the goal line for a touchdown. That wasn’t the worst part.<p>Hooper kicked …

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Recapping the Falcons' offensive standouts Friday night vs. Chiefs: QB Matt Ryan, 5-of-7, 90 yards, 1 TD, 153.3 QBR; WR Calvin Ridley, 3 catches, 49 yards, 1 TD, 6 targets, 2 kickoff returns, 52 yards, long 34; TE Austin Hooper, 2 catches, 33 yards, 1 TD, long 29; RB Tevin Coleman, 5 rushes 35 yards, long 15; QB Matt Schaub, 7-of-10, 75 yards, 1 TD, 125 QBR.

Recapping the Falcons' offensive standouts Friday night vs. Chiefs: QB Matt Ryan, 5-of-7, 90 yards, 1 TD, 153.3 QBR; WR Calvin Ridley, 3 catches, 49 …

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WATCH: Falcons TE Austin Hooper hurdles DB on TD catch

Atlanta Falcons tight end Austin Hooper figures to continue emerging as a go-to option for Matt Ryan in the passing game as he enters his third …

Kansas City Chiefs

GALLERY: Top photos from Falcons' preseason loss to Chiefs

Aug 18,2018<p>Matt Ryan<p>Aug 17, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) gestures during the game…<p>Aug 17, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) gestures during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale …

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Although the Falcons lost their second straight preseason game, 28-14 to the Chiefs, the starting offense showed glimpses of what coach Dan Quinn and offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian hope will be a resurgent year. Matt Ryan has more than enough weapons to help the Falcons overcome last year's shaky offensive output if his line holds up. Friday night, Ryan found maturing TE Austin Hooper for a 4-yard TD and hooked up with electrifying rookie Calvin Ridley on a 36-yard deep ball, all with Julio Jones & Devonta Freeman sitting out. Ridley also scored a TD from backup Matt Schaub. Ryan completed 5 of 7 passes for 90 yards and the score and made a nice play with feet on a third-down completion. The offense, though still vanilla in the preseason, showed a lot of pre-snap motion and play-action off an effective run game. Once Ryan has his full arsenal together, it could be a 30-point explosion any given week in Year 2 under Sarkisian.

Although the Falcons lost their second straight preseason game, 28-14 to the Chiefs, the starting offense showed glimpses of what coach Dan Quinn and …

NFL

Steven Nelson injury update: Chiefs cornerback has concussion

The biggest injury suffered by the Kansas City Chiefs during Friday’s win is a concussion for Steven Nelson that will keep the CB out for a while.<p>The …

Football (U.S.)

Eagles give Patriots comeuppance for 28-3 trolling of Falcons

Aug 16,2018<p>Today is a good day for people who don’t like the Patriots.<p>After their improbable comeback win against the Falcons in the Super Bowl two years ago, New England famously trolled Atlanta by posting 28-3 on their scoreboard and then went full petty by putting 283 diamonds in their …

Fantasy Football

“James Addiction” Fantasy ADP Gems at Tight End 2018

The top three tight ends are pretty much set in stone this year in Fantasy Drafts: Rob Gronkowski, Travis Kelce and Zach Ertz. They are quickly …

Fantasy Football

Fantasy: 2018 Rankings - Tight Ends (Updated)

Rk<p>Player<p>Team<p>1<p>Rob Gronkowski<p>NE<p>2<p>Travis Kelce<p>KC<p>3<p>Zach Ertz<p>PHI<p>4<p>Delanie Walker<p>TEN<p>5<p>Greg Olsen<p>CAR<p>6<p>Jimmy Graham<p>GB<p>7<p>Kyle Rudolph<p>MIN<p>8<p>Evan Engram<p>NYG<p>9<p>Trey Burton<p>CHI<p>…

Fantasy Football

Fantasy football sleepers for all 32 NFL teams

Fantasy winners often have a team assembled of sleeper picks that surprise. Here’s one such potential hero to watch from each team.<p>The NFL is coming. …

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Julio Jones: Fixing red zone issues about being on the same page

AP<p>Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones caught 106 passes over the course of the regular season and playoffs last season, but only four of them resulted …

Julio Jones

Saubert has attention of coaching staff

Falcons second-year tight end Eric Saubert has caught the attention of the coaching staff with a strong training camp.<p>Saubert will get plenty action …

New York Jets

Austin Hooper isn’t going to have a breakout year?

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 06: Tight end Austin Hooper (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)<p>Does Austin Hooper still have room to grow or is what we’ve …

Fantasy Football

Julio Jones aims to improve Falcons' red-zone offense

With Julio Jones' financial situation sorted out, for now, the focus has returned to the football field. Unfortunately for Julio, that focus has …

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Falcons camp observations: Players put in extra red-zone work; Matt Ryan and Austin Hooper developing chemistry, more

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Falcons released their first depth chart of the preseason Tuesday, a signal that their first exhibition is quickly drawing …

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Quinn: Falcons TE Austin Hooper has been like a 'dog'

Tony Gonzalez finished out his career with the Atlanta Falcons earning three straight seasons of 850-plus yards receiving, with at least seven TDs …

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Matt Ryan thinks a more ‘polished’ Austin Hooper is set to have a ‘really good year’ for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – When talking about the first week of training camp and how the team has been progressing, Matt Ryan said the Falcons were off …

NFL

Falcons expecting big things from Austin Hooper, Calvin Ridley on offense

A couple of Peter King's takeaways from Atlanta Falcons training camp include Calvin Ridley's offensive impact and defensive tackle Grady Jackson's ab

Atlanta Falcons

Falcons all stand for national anthem on Military Day

by D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution<p>Rookie cornerback Isaiah Oliver doesn’t know when he’s going to get his message of the day. …

NFL

Austin Hooper has a tell - and it may be a good thing for Falcons

Austin Hooper has a tell.<p>Matt Ryan knows it.<p>It was discovered over countless hours this offseason and it may prove to be a very good thing for the …

Fantasy Football

Questions about Austin Hooper, a nickname for the Falcons defense, Steve Sarkisian and deep thoughts

After four straight days of practice, the Falcons players are taking Tuesday off and training camp will resume Wednesday morning. In the meantime, …

NFL

Falcons sign Thomas Dimitroff and Dan Quinn to three-year contract extensions

“I’d like to thank Arthur for displaying the confidence in Thomas and myself, and our vision for this team,” Quinn said. “The partnership we have …

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Early Bird Report: Gil Brandt predicts Falcons’ Austin Hooper will make first Pro Bowl in 2018

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – Today’s Early Bird Report includes a prediction for which Falcons player could make his first Pro Bowl this season as well as a …

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2018 Outlook: Austin Hooper

2018 fantasy player outlook for Austin Hooper, TE, Falcons<p>Fantasy owners are always on the lookout for late-round bargains at tight end. Austin …

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2018 Outlook: Eric Saubert

2018 fantasy player outlook for Eric Saubert, TE, Falcons<p>It's unlikely Eric Saubert will evolve into a great Fantasy tight end, but the Falcons …

Sports

Fantasy: 2018 Rankings - Tight Ends (PPR)

Rank<p>Player<p>Team<p>1<p>Rob Gronkowski<p>NE<p>2<p>Travis Kelce<p>KC<p>3<p>Zach Ertz<p>PHI<p>4<p>Greg Olsen<p>CAR<p>5<p>Jimmy Graham<p>GB<p>6<p>Delanie Walker<p>TEN<p>7<p>Kyle Rudolph<p>MIN<p>8<p>Evan Engram<p>NYG<p>9<p>Trey …

Fantasy Football

Fantasy: 2018 Rankings - Tight Ends

Rk<p>Player<p>Team<p>1<p>Rob Gronkowski<p>NE<p>2<p>Travis Kelce<p>KC<p>3<p>Zach Ertz<p>PHI<p>4<p>Jimmy Graham<p>GB<p>5<p>Greg Olsen<p>CAR<p>6<p>Hunter Henry<p>LAC<p>7<p>Delanie Walker<p>TEN<p>8<p>Kyle Rudolph<p>MIN<p>9<p>Evan …

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Angry Runs Region: Mark Ingram #8 vs. Austin Hooper #9

Watch New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram and Atlanta Falcons TE Austin Hooper throw defenders to the ground on their way to the end zone.

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