Atlanta Falcons News: Matt Ryan given run-around by Kyle Shanahan


Good morning, Falcons fans. The roster cuts have been coming thick and fast, and the Atlanta Falcons now have a 52-man roster. Oh by the way, this is the final Sunday without football until February. How does that feel? There’s plenty of reaction to the roster moves today, so let’s kick off the Dirty Bird Daily.

Falcons reach 52-man roster —

"The Atlanta Falcons finalized their 52-man roster on Saturday and have placed placed G Jon Asamoah, FB Collin Mooney, and CB Travis Howard on injured reserve."

5 things to know about Falcons’ 52-man roster — D. Orlando Ledbetter of

"Wide receiver Nick Williams, who was highly productive during the exhibition season, made the initial 52-man roster. Williams led the Falcons with 17 catches for 157 yards in the exhibition season."

Ryan getting run-around from Shanahan — Lindsay H. Jones of USA TODAY Sports

"And while Ryan still figures to pass it plenty in the Atlanta Falcons new offense called by Kyle Shanahan, seeing Shanahan’s playbook – which requires a quarterback to move in the pocket – he knew he’d have to change his offseason workouts."

Falcons get a steal in Andy Levitre — Erik Lambert of NFL Mocks

"If ever there was a team that needed to pull off some kind of big move to fix a hole in their roster, it was the Atlanta Falcons. Their offensive line units as a whole has struggled the entire preseason, allowing seven quarterback sacks, committing seven penalties and managing an abysmal 2.6 yards per carry on the ground."

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