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Ochocinco impressed by Falcons rookie Calvin Ridley's speed

Aug 06,2018<p>The Falcons hosted a special guest at training camp practice today and he’s one of the greatest wide receivers to ever play in the NFL.<p>Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson asked the team to watch practice on Twitter last night and his request was granted, perhaps with an assist from fellow former …

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Wrapping up today's practice for Falcons: More work in the red zone and scoring situations, with Matt Ryan hitting rookie Calvin Ridley in the corner of the end zone to end practice. ... Rookie LB Foyesade Oluokun continues to impress playing backup at base Will and nickel Will. Oluokun picked off a Matt Schaub pass off a deflection during 11 on 11. ``He's in that mix,'' LBs coach Jeff Ulbrich said. ... The Falcons ruled out K Matt Bryant (undisclosed) and OL Ty Sambrailo (hand) for Friday night's preseason opener vs. the Jets. The 43-year-old Bryant likely just getting rest, with rookie David Marvin handling the kicking. ... DE Takk McKinley, who had surgeries on both shoulders and then a bruised right shoulder, has not been ruled out for Friday but was limited in practice again Monday. ``It always sucks when you're not out there on the field,'' McKinley said. ``I play football. I'm not trying to be on the sideline. I'm trying to be out there on the field in the action. It sucks, but I just have to take it day by day.'' ... Fellow DE Vic Beasley Jr. had an outstanding bull rush in drills that knocked rookie OL Matt Gano on his back.

Wrapping up today's practice for Falcons: More work in the red zone and scoring situations, with Matt Ryan hitting rookie Calvin Ridley in the corner …

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Vic Beasley back full-time at defensive end for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Vic Beasley had a season to mostly forget last year.<p>Now that the Atlanta Falcons have put him back full-time at defensive end, he's looking to regain the form that made him the NFL sacks leader two years ago.<p>Beasley, though, isn't making big promises in the second week of …

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2016 NFL sack champion Vic Beasley Jr. picked the brains of Chuck Smith and Patrick Kerney, two former players that helped out at Falcons' training camp Wednesday. Smith, a pass-rush guru who had 58.5 sacks in 8 seasons with the Falcons, is on a two-day coaching internship. Kerney, who had 82.5 sacks in 11 seasons with the Falcons and Seahawks, was a special guest of coach Dan Quinn. ``He just taught us a couple moves,'' Beasley said of Kerney. ``It's up to us to take in what he tells us. I gained a lot from today.'' Beasley, a Georgia native, grew up a Falcons fans and remembered Kerney making plays. Smith and Kerney played together on the 1999 Falcons team, when Smith led the defense with 10 sacks. Kerney had 2.5 sacks as a rookie in '99. ``Both of them are really important,'' Quinn said of Smith and Kerney. ``I've known P.K. for a long time and coached him. Anytime you've had over 80 sacks in this league, you've got a lot to share. ... We're really pumped to have those two guys here.''

2016 NFL sack champion Vic Beasley Jr. picked the brains of Chuck Smith and Patrick Kerney, two former players that helped out at Falcons' training …

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Takk McKinley (shoulder) still limited at Thursday practice

The second year edge rusher should fill a prominent role this season.<p>Atlanta Falcons second year defensive end Takkarist McKinley went under the …

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WATCH: Clemson D-line Hype video including William Perry highlights

by Tony Crumpton - Assoc. Editor - Sunday, July 29, 2018 8:14 AM<p>Check out this new Clemson defensive line hype video featuring highlights from …

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Dimitroff, Quinn get contract extensions through 2022

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff and coach Dan Quinn were signed to three-year contract extensions on Wednesday.<p>The deals make their …

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Re-drafting first round of 2015 NFL draft: 7 changes in top 10

With three years of data on the NFL draft class of 2015, it's time to look back at which picks we would keep and which ones should have been changed, …

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With the Julio Jones watch on for the start of Falcons training camp this week, here's a little tidbit concerning another player. DE Takk McKinley won't start training camp on the physically unable to perform list (PUP), according to source. Good sign as McKinley was held out during the offseason coming off left shoulder surgery. McKinley was limited at the start of training camp last year coming off right shoulder surgery. There are high expectations for McKinley going into his second season as he rushes opposite Vic Beasley Jr.

With the Julio Jones watch on for the start of Falcons training camp this week, here's a little tidbit concerning another player. DE Takk McKinley …

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Fox Sports analyst Colin Cowherd gives his NFC South predictions

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – With a week before most NFL teams begin training camp, predictions for the upcoming season are pouring in from various media …

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Clemson planning a two-QB system for 2018? It could happen

Kelly Bryant will enter fall camp with a slim lead on Trevor Lawrence for Clemson’s starting quarterback job.<p>If that gap remains small and Tigers …

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Falcons’ ‘triumvirate’ among The Ringer’s next generation of pass-rushing superstars

A strong pass rush can take a team from good to great in the NFL, and at least one national writer thinks the Falcons have an emerging trio of</b> …

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Chandler Jones not part of Von Miller's Pass Rush Summit

Jul 02,2018<p>Denver Broncos pass rusher Von Miller has held a Pass Rush Summit for two straight years. His recent summit was held at the end of June. The idea is to get the best players together and learn from each other.<p>“It’s a great space that we can go talk about knowledge and share knowledge,” …

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Vic Beasley giving back countlessly to Adairsville

by Tony Crumpton - Assoc. Editor - Sunday, June 24, 2018 10:01 AM<p>Atlanta Falcons defensive end Vic Beasley is one of the leaders of the team, not …

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Falcons’ Vic Beasley projected to have bounce-back season in 2018

Bleacher Report’s Gary Davenport thinks Atlanta Falcons defensive end Vic Beasley will have a bounce-back season in 2018.<p>On his list of NFL stars …

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Von Miller to host 2nd Annual NFL Pass Rusher’s Summit

The Super Bowl 50 MVP has created a unique tradition among NFL defendersVon Miller will host his 2nd Annual Pass Rushing Summit this off season after …

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Von Miller's second-annual Pass Rusher Summit will feature Khalil Mack, Vic Beasley, more

Miller is hopeful that new teammate Bradley Chubb will be able to attend the summit as well<p>Next month, Von Miller is getting some of the NFL's top …

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Falcons want Vic Beasley to focus more on pass rushing

The Falcons are sliding Vic Beasley back to defensive end so he can focus on rushing the passer instead of dropping into coverage.

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Falcons think move back to defensive end will lead to “fresher” Vic Beasley

Getty Images<p>Vic Beasley was asked to make a move from defensive end to linebacker this season that led to a drop in his pass rushing impact, but …

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Watch: Marquand Manuel on how to improve the defense

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The Bow Tie Chronicles: Here’s how to make Julio Jones happy

In the 58th episode of The Bow Tie Chronicles podcast, head coach Dan Quinn and defensive end Vic Beasley drop by. Quinn discusses Julio Jones’ …

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Vic Beasley breaks up end zone pass to Martellus Bennett

Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Vic Beasley breaks up end zone pass to New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett.

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Falcons look to add fullback, safety on final day of draft

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Coach Dan Quinn says the Atlanta Falcons want to add a fullback and a safety among their four picks in the final four rounds of the NFL draft.<p>The team chose not re-sign fullback Derrick Coleman, the only player at his position on the roster, and it needs depth at safety …

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Falcons exercise defensive end Vic Beasley’s option

Beasley is already under contract through 2018 at a $4.6 million cap number, the fourth year of his rookie contract. The option year will pay him …

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Atlanta Falcons pick up Vic Beasley's fifth-year option

The Falcons became the latest team Wednesday to pick up the fifth-year option on their 2015 first-round draft pick, Vic Beasley. The pass rusher has …

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5 things to know about the Falcons on Thursday

<b>FLOWERY BRANCH</b> -- The Falcons (0-1) are set to face the Oakland Raiders (1-0) at 4:25 p.m. on Sunday at the O.CO (Oakland-Alameda County) …

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What Vic Beasley had to say on Tuesday

<b>FLOWERY BRANCH</b> -- Here's what Falcons outside linebacker Vic Beasley had to say after working out on Tuesday:<p><b>On the offseason program:</b><p>“It’s going …

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WATCH: Cam Newton challenged away from football field by NFL star

Josh Norman has challenged Cam Newton away from the football field.<p>On Wednesday, TMZ Sports released video of the Washington Redskins cornerback …

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Quavo I'm Coming for Your Job, Matt Ryan! ... Audition's This Sunday!!

<b>Quavo</b> says he's gonna show out in his celebrity flag football game this weekend ... and once that's done, he's gunnin' for the <b>Atlanta Falcons</b>' …

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Falcons' Vic Beasley Yo, Coach Quinn ... Let's Try Out Quavo

Falcons star <b>Vic Beasley</b> says <b>Quavo</b> looked so smooth in his high school highlight reel, he's gonna see if he can get Huncho a tryout with their …

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