Atlanta Falcons News: Vic Beasley still has a lot to learn


Good morning, Falcons fans. As you sip your morning coffee, let’s dive into the links from the world of the Atlanta Falcons. Here is the Dirty Bird Daily.

Falcons sign backup QB Rex Grossman — Creg Stephenson of

"Grossman, 35, spent last season with the Cleveland Browns but did not appear in a game. He last played in a regular-season NFL game in 2011 with the Washington Redskins, for whom he was a 13-game starter under current Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan."

Vic Beasley knows he hasn’t got it all figured out yet — Vaughn McClure of ESPN

"Rather than be content with his strong showing in last week’s preseason loss to the New York Jets, the Atlanta Falcons rookie used the game as a learning tool for improving his pass rush."

Falcons continue push to host Super Bowl 2019 — FOX Sports

"The new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the Atlanta Falconsbeginning in 2017, is a major selling point for the NFL events staff when it comes to upcoming Super Bowls. According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN, owner Arthur Blank spoke about the committee visiting Atlanta."

Zach Ertz’ status for Falcons game Week 1 is unclear — Matt Lombardo of

"When the Eagles take the field for the regular season opener against the Atlanta Falcons on Monday Sept. 24, they may do so without tight end Zach Ertz."

Falcons and Raiders are sleeper picks for 2015 — Dan Salem of NFL Spin Zone

"The Atlanta Falcons are my sleeper pick for 2015. After a pitiful 6-10 season, the Falcons are in line for double-digit wins and that 4 game jump you identified as our benchmark. Atlanta was 5-1 in its division last year, and should find similar success in 2015."

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