Dirty Bird Daily: Latest Atlanta Falcons News


Happy Sunday morning, Falcons fans. Today caps off an eventful week for the Atlanta Falcons, and it also marks the end of May, which saw each draft pick from the second round onwards (Vic Beasley was drafted on April 30). We are also now just 15 Sundays away from the first week of the regular season. Let’s begin.

Report: Tyson Jackson doing all he can to fit Dan Quinn’s scheme — James Rael of The Falcoholic

"Atlanta Falcons DL Tyson Jackson is in the second year of a five year, $25 million contract. You can buy a lot of hot pockets with that much money. But as a former top five draft pick, Jackson probably envisioned a larger salary, at least at this point in his career."

What Chris Chester brings to Atlanta Falcons — John Buhler of ATL All Day

"The Atlanta Falcons have signed G Chris Chester previously of the Washington Redskins. Chester started every game on the Redskins offensive line the last four seasons. The nine-year veteran also played his five with the Baltimore Ravens.  Atlanta has looked for an answer to fill the void left by releasing longtime left guard Justin Blalock back in March.  Can Chester make up for Blalock’s absence?"

5 Falcons to watch in second week of OTAs — Vaughn McClure of ESPN

"An eventful last week for the Atlanta Falcons included the opening of organized team activities, the arrest and release of a second-year linebacker, and the addition of a veteran offensive lineman.As the Falcons move into the second week of OTAs, here are five players to keep an eye on."

5 things to know about Chris Chester — Andrew Hirsh of AtlantaFalcons.com

"After a year in which the Falcons’ offensive line was decimated by injuries, it’s refreshing to look at Chester’s stats and see he hasn’t missed a game since 2010. In fact, during his nine professional campaigns — five with Baltimore, four with Washington — he’s made 138 of 145 possible appearances. Chester’s rookie season was the only time he dressed in fewer than 14 contests."

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