Dirty Bird Daily: Latest Atlanta Falcons News


Good morning, Atlanta Falcons fans. It’s Sunday, and we are just eight away from the season’s first NFL Sunday. Of course, the Falcons won’t be playing on that day, but it highlights how close football is. Let’s get started with today’s morning news and links.

NFC South: Pre-training camp power rankings — Jonathan Savitske of ATL All Day

"Last season the NFC South was the weakest division in the NFL, with the division champion Carolina Panthers only achieving a 7-9 record on the season. The Panthers were also the first team in NFC South history to repeat as division champions in 2014."

Projecting new roles for Roddy White, young WRs — Matthew Chambers of The Falcoholic

"After completing an impressive rookie season, Julio Jones looked to be the perfect bookend to Roddy White. The duo was thought to be one of the best wide receiver tandems in the NFL. In 2012, that was proven. The two had over 2,500 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns combined. Pro Football Focus agreed, ranking Roddy as the 7th best wide receiver in the NFL."

T.J. Yates ranked as 25th best backup QB in NFL — D. Orlando Ledbetter of AJC.com

"Calling him “just a dude,” NFL.com rated Falcons quarterback T. J. Yates as the 25th best backup in the league."

Atlanta Falcons must stay fit while away from team — D. Orlando Ledbetter of AJC.com

"So, while the players and their union worked diligently to get their offseason training time reduced during the last collective bargaining agreement, they still most work nearly year-round to play at a high level."

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