Dirty Bird Daily: Latest Atlanta Falcons News


Good morning, Atlanta Falcons fans. It’s Wednesday, and we are one day closer to the start of training camp. Let’s dive straight into today’s morning news and links.

Matt Ryan can prove he belongs in top tier of QBs — Vaughn McClure of ESPN

"Ryan comes in fifth among the second tier of quarterbacks behind Philip Rivers, Russell Wilson, Tony Romo and Joe Flacco. Ryan is 11th overall. He was tied with Eli Manningfor eighth last season."

Matt Bryant among league’s best kickers — James Rael of The Falcoholic

"In 2015, Bryant could break the Falcons records for field goals made and extra points made. In 2014, Bryant missed only 3 field goals, all 40+ yard attempts. He made 29 field goals, 7 of them 40+ yard attempts. At 39-years-old, Bryant isn’t regressing, he’s getting better."

Julio Jones new deal projected to average $15.25 million — D. Orlando Ledbetter of AJC.com

"All of the Falcons front-office decision makers will be back in town at the start of next week and movement could be made on Julio Jones’ contract extension."

Falcons training camp preview: Offensive line — Brian Jones of 247Sports.com

"The specific area is the offensive line. Injuries, missing on the evaluation of talent by the front office and poor execution are the reasons the offensive line has been a glaring weakness."

Falcons’ top 5 rookies heading into camp — John Buhler of ATL All Day

"The Atlanta Falcons had a ton riding on this past NFL Draft.  Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff needed to get value with every selection as he had missed on many mid-round picks in his first seven seasons in the Atlanta front office."

Falcons score mixed grades on offseason report cards — Phil W. Hudson of Atlanta Business Chronicle

"With a new head coach at the helm, the Atlanta Falcons’ off-season was one of the biggest opportunities for the club to work out its kinks before it begins 2015 season play."

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