Dirty Bird Daily: Latest Atlanta Falcons News


Good morning, Falcons fans. It’s Monday morning, which means work for most of us. As you roll out of bed and grab your coffee, get up to date with what’s going on in the world of the Falcons.

Devonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman likely to split reps — Michael David Smith of NBCSports.com

"Steven Jackson is out after two years as the Falcons’ top running back. At the moment, the plan is for last year’s fourth-round pick and this year’s third-round pick to split the job of taking Jackson’s place."

Falcons get OTAs underway on Tuesday — John Buhler of ATL All Day

"The Atlanta Falcons will host their first set of organized team activities (OTAs) Tuesday from their training facility in Flowery Branch, GA.  The Falcons will have eleven dates of OTAs (May 26-29, June 2-3, June 5, June 9-12) before the team’s second minicamp under new head coach Dan Quinn begins June 16th."

Five Falcons to watch at OTAs — Vaughn McClure of ESPN

"Regardless, there will be plenty to keep an eye out for as new head coach Dan Quinn continues to prepare his team for the 2015 season."

Julio Jones not content with great — Ryan Wooden of Today’s Pigskin

"Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is already a great football player. That’s the simplest way to describe a 26-year-old wide receiver who has increased his production year over year since being drafted with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft."

It’s now or never, Robert Alford — James Rael of The Falcoholic

"Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert Alford broke his wrist right before Thanksgiving last season. The Falcons had just beaten the Panthers, jumping into first place in the NFC South. Alford was expected to miss 2-4 weeks, but in mid-December, the team opted for a surgical repair. He landed on injured reserve and that was the end of his 2014 campaign."