Atlanta Falcons News: Falcons defense strong, run game improved


Good morning, Falcons fans. The Atlanta Falcons have been busy cutting the roster down, and you can find all of the information on that in today’s Dirty Bird Daily. Let’s begin.

Falcons defense strong, run game improved — John Buhler of ATL All Day

"The Atlanta Falcons close out the 2015 preseason with a victory of the Baltimore Ravens by the slimmest of margins, 20-19 Thursday night."

Falcons release QB Rex Grossman — Christopher Chavez of

"The Atlanta Falcons have released quarterback Rex Grossman, the NFL announced Friday. Grossman, 35, was attempting a comeback after failing to make an NFL team in 2014. He signed a one-year deal with the Falcons in late-August."

Titans trade Andy Levitre to Falcons — Conor Orr of

"Titans guard Andy Levitre was once the top of his free agent class, playing so efficiently in Buffalo that the Titans had no choice but to fork over a deal worth six years, $46.8 million and $13 million guaranteed."

Grady Jarrett: The Falcons’ Aaron Donald? — John Buhler of ATL All Day

"Grady Jarrett fell into the 5th Round of the 2015 NFL Draft.  The Atlanta Falcons could not let a player of Jarrett’s caliber slip any further, opting to move up to the first pick of the round to draft Grady Jarrett out of Clemson."

Falcons down to 67-man roster —

"The Atlanta Falcons made eight roster moves on Friday to trim their roster down to 67 players, including QB T.J. Yates and CB Kevin White."

Vic Beasley can be pass rushing star in year one — Cian Fahey of Bleacher Report

"Beasley was the eighth overall pick of the 2015 NFL draft. The former Clemson defensive end played four years of college football, racking up 30 sacks and 48 tackles for loss. Beasley would likely have been a high pick in the 2014 draft after registering 13 sacks and 22.5 tackles for loss that year."

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