Dirty Bird Daily: Latest Atlanta Falcons News


Good morning, Falcons fans. It’s Thursday, and there has been plenty going on in the world of the Atlanta Falcons. There is some news on Dezmen Southward who has undergone minor surgery, as well as stories on Justin Durant and Devonta Freeman.

Before we get to the news and links, I think everybody should see this great line from Matt Bryant:

Falcons DB undergoes minor knee surgery — D. Orlando Ledbetter of AJC.com

"Falcons defensive back Dezmen Southward, who is being moved to cornerback, had a minor knee procedure on Wednesday, according to head coach Dan Quinn."

What Atlanta Falcons are poised for breakout season? — James Rael of The Falcoholic

"The Atlanta Falcons may surprise some of their critics this season. With added depth and some semblance of a pass rush on defense, they’re equipped for a potential rebound in 2015. While it’s a long road ahead, there is room for cautious optimism."

3 must win games for Atlanta Falcons in 2015 — John Buhler of ATL All Day

"Even with a favorable schedule, there are still a few borderline games the Atlanta Falcons must win in 2015 if the team wants to get back into the playoffs.  I’m not talking about taking care of business against a rebuilding team or pulling off an upset against a goliath."

Family inspires Durant to be defensive leader — AtlantaFalcons.com

"One of the Atlanta Falcons’ newest linebackers, Justin Durant, signed on March 10 after having one of his best pro seasons cut short in 2014 while with the Dallas Cowboys. The nine-year veteran saw his season end in Week 8 when he suffered a bicep tear."

Devonta Freeman doesn’t plan on being backup — Marc Sessler of NFL.com

"Devonta Freeman couldn’t care less who the Falcons drafted.Atlanta’s second-year running back took first-team repsduring Tuesday’s OTAs and doesn’t plan to hand those carries away to third-rounder Tevin Coleman."