Atlanta Falcons News: Julio Jones wants to be a Falcon for life


Good morning, Falcons fans. We move one step closer to Thursday’s preseason clash, so without further ado, enjoy your morning coffee with the latest edition of the Dirty Bird Daily.

Julio Jones wants to be a Falcon for life — Vaughn McClure of ESPN

"Julio Jones says he couldn’t agree more with Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, who wants the wide receiver to be with the franchise for his entire career."

Dan Quinn bringing new energy to Falcons — Judy Battista of

"The pressure valve has been released in Atlanta. Understandably, the last few years under former coach Mike Smith — after falling just short of the Super Bowl in the 2012 playoffs, the Falcons posted two consecutive losing seasons — were filled with pressure to match that run to the NFC Championship Game."

Richard Smith to call defensive plays, not Dan Quinn — John Buhler of ATL All Day

"According to D Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Defensive Coordinator Richard Smith will call the defensive plays for the Atlanta Falcons this year from the booth, not Dan Quinn from the sidelines."

Don’t expect Falcons to acquire Aldon Smith — Will Hager of Atlanta Sun Times

"Talented, but troubled players lie on the fringe of making NFL teams this preseason but it doesn’t seem like the Falcons brass are willing to take the risk."

#AskAndrew: Falcons Monday mailbag — Andrew Hirsh of

"Each week, writer Andrew Hirsh will be answering your Falcons questions from social media. Today, he discusses potential surprises, roster depth and a skillful undrafted rookie."

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