Dirty Bird Daily: Latest Atlanta Falcons News


Good morning, Atlanta Falcons fans. It’s almost the weekend — let’s get started with today’s news and links from around the web.

Atlanta or Buffalo biggest Super Bowl long shot? — Dan Salem of NFL Spin Zone

"Who’s the better longshot to win the 2016 Super Bowl, the Buffalo Bills or Atlanta Falcons? Great teams on paper coming off average seasons. Its never too early for 2016 Super Bowl predictions. Dan Salem and Todd Salem debate in today’s NFL Sports Debate."

Full Falcons tight end depth chart breakdown — Scott Carasik of Bleacher Report

"The Atlanta Falcons haven’t had a competent starting tight end since Tony Gonzalez retired. They need some excellent play out of the current group in order for the passing offense to get to the same level it was at in 2012."

OSHA investigating severe injury at Falcons new stadium site — Steve Visser of AJC.com

"A federal agency is trying to determine whether any safety rules were violated this week after scaffolding at the new Atlanta Falcons stadium construction site fell on a worker, leaving him with a severe head injury."

Falcons offseason report: Defense a work in progress — Steven Ruiz of USA Today

"The Falcons’ new head coach left the league’s most talented defense to take over its worst. And if his new team expects a quick turnaround for the 32nd-ranked unit, the 2015 season will likely mark a massive letdown."

Considering Tyson Jackson’s Falcons future — Dave Choate of The Falcoholic

"With Sam Baker’s release, there’s only one player whose combination of poor 2014 performance, contract size and uncertain 2015 role makes him an obvious candidate to be cut. That player is Tyson Jackson."

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