Dirty Bird Daily: Latest Atlanta Falcons News


Happy Saturday morning, Falcons fans. It’s finally the weekend, and we have plenty of updates to bring you from the world of the Atlanta Falcons.

Who’s the Falcons’ starting running back? — John Buhler of ATL All Day

"Now that Shanahan is working with Dan Quinn in Atlanta, between rookie Tevin Coleman, second-year player Devonta Freeman, and a greased lightning veteran Antone Smith, who will be the Atlanta Falcons starting running back in 2015?"

How much is too much for Julio Jones contract? — James Rael of The Falcoholic

"Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is a beast among men. He doesn’t need an introduction, because his track record speaks for itself. Jones is entering the final year of his contract; he’s owed just north of $10 million in 2015. Aside from some injury history, he’s been an absolute dream well worth the myriad draft picks the Falcons gave up to land him."

Julio Jones enters restaurant business — D. Orlando Ledbetter of AJC.com

"Jones has a minority ownership stake in planned future Latitude 360 locations, through an agreement with J and J 360 LLC. The first location is a planned site near the Mall of Georgia in Buford."

5 Falcons players poised for breakout season — Scott Carasik of Bleacher Report

"Having multiple breakout players is how the Atlanta Falcons are going to have a big turnaround from their 6-10 2014 campaign. They need break outs from multiple players in order to have the big turnaround to get back to the playoffs that their talent level says they should be at."

Blank makes surprise appearance on Ellen — Andrew Hirsh of AtlantaFalcons.com

"In the 1996 comedy Mr. Wrong, Ellen DeGeneres starred as a talk show producer who gets caught in a nightmare relationship with Bill Pullman (Spaceballs, The Equalizer). Thanks to an odd promotion, a fortuitous series of events and a generous donation, Arthur Blank’s fiancé, Angie Macuga, can get married in a replica of DeGeneres’ wedding dress from the movie."