Dirty Bird Daily: Latest Atlanta Falcons News


Good morning, Falcons fans. It’s Friday at last — as you prepare for the weekend, sit back with your coffee and get up to the date with everything going on in the world of the Atlanta Falcons. Let’s get started.

New PAT rule ‘not a big deal’ to Matt Bryant — Andrew Hirsh of AtlantaFalcons.com

"True, that’s not a huge drop, but given the frequency in which PATs are kicked, pushing them back could make a noticeable difference. To put it in perspective: NFL kickers attempted 1,230 extra points last season. Had their conversion percentage been 97.6, they would have missed 30 instead of eight."

Joplo Bartu fined $50,000, suspension lifted — Vaughn McClure of ESPN

"Atlanta Falcons linebacker Joplo Bartu was fined $50,000 for an alcohol-related offense after a two-game suspension was rescinded, NFL.com Insider Ian Rapoport reported."

Julio Jones takes minority stake in dining company — FOX Sports

"According to Phil W. Hudson of the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Jones has partnered with Latitude 360. “The Jacksonville, Fla.-based dining and entertainment company reported the first location is a planned site near the Mall of Georgia in Buford, Ga.”"

Falcons rank 159th in ESPN salary survey — Vaughn McClure of ESPN

"The Atlanta Falcons rank 159th out of 333 international teams surveyed in an ESPN/SportingIntelligence report revealing the sports franchises that spend the most on their players. That’s five slots lower than last year."

Falcons rank low in uniform power rankings — Paul Lukas of ESPN

"Feel like you’re going through a bit of NFL withdrawal? That’s no surprise — the draft is over and summer training camps haven’t begun yet. Fortunately, we have just the thing to tide you over: a new edition of the Uni Watch NFL Power Rankings, where we rank all of the NFL uniform sets, from first to worst."