On Wednesday afternoon, special teams ace Cordarrelle Patterson visited with the Atlanta Falcons and by Thursday, the two sides struck a deal. In a surprise move just hours later, the team released running back Ito Smith. So while we know Patterson’s primary role for the Falcons is in the return game, how much can we expect to see him on offense? Atlanta is currently listing … [Read more...] about What will Cordarrelle Patterson's role on the Falcons be in 2021?
When the Falcons announced the signing of wide receiver/returner Cordarrelle Patterson on Thursday, they revealed they’d brought in another player. Safety Duron Harmon has signed with Atlanta on a one-year deal. Harmon spent 2020 with the Lions after playing his first seven seasons for the Patriots. Harmon received the most playing time of his career [more] … [Read more...] about Falcons sign Duron Harmon
Atlanta is releasing running back Ito Smith, the team announced on Thursday. Smith was a fourth-round pick in the 2018 draft and appeared in 35 games for the Falcons in three seasons. He was third on the team in yards rushing in 2020, picking up 268 yards on 63 carries. He also had 17 receptions [more] … [Read more...] about Falcons release Ito Smith
Players on the Falcons are the latest to release a statement through the NFL Players Association about skipping voluntary workouts, although the Falcons’ statement makes clear that some players are not in agreement. The statement from Falcons players today says only that “many” players won’t work out with the team, but it’s unclear whether the [more] … [Read more...] about Many Falcons will skip voluntary workouts, but team is not unanimous
There were no waiver claims in the NFL on Friday. That means defensive tackle Maurice Hurst, defensive end Arden Key and running back Ito Smith were among those who passed through waivers and now are free agents. The waived Hurst and Key, members of Jon Gruden’s first draft class upon returning to the NFL in [more] … [Read more...] about Maurice Hurst, Arden Key, Ito Smith go unclaimed
Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images Atlanta won their second straight game Friday but injuries continue to mount. The Atlanta Braves got their road trip off on a good note with a 5-2 win over the Chicago Cubs but it was a costly victory from an injury standpoint. Before the game even began, the Braves placed left-hander Drew Smyly on the injured list due to forearm … [Read more...] about The Daily Chop: Win over Cubs, injuries piling up
Anthony Davis will have a minutes limit at first, but the Lakers need him on both ends of the court. … [Read more...] about Three things to know: Anthony Davis cleared to practice, Celtics show why Lakers need him
The Atlanta Falcons will be on the clock in just a matter of weeks and it’s going to be interesting to see what direction the franchise decides to go when it’s all said and done. The Falcons currently possess the No. 4 overall pick and NFL insiders have noted that several teams have come calling […] Atlanta Falcons: Why Denver Broncos are the best NFL Draft trading partner - … [Read more...] about Atlanta Falcons: Why Denver Broncos are the best NFL Draft trading partner