Atlanta Falcons News: Falcons game-by-game predictions
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Atlanta Falcons game-by-game predictions — Vaughn McClure of ESPN
"Head coach Dan Quinn has brought new energy and excitement to the Atlanta Falcons, with the defense playing faster and physical. Matt Ryan, Julio Jonesand the offense have the potential to be explosive, if the offensive line holds up and the running game gets established behind Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman."
Jones set for huge season in revamped offense — Cian Fahey of Bleacher Report
"Through four years of his career, Jones has caught 278 passes for 4,330 yards and 26 touchdowns. His receiving yards are the eighth most in history for a receiver over his first four seasons in the league. On its own that is an incredible achievement, but Jones has done it while missing 15 regular season games."
Rookie Tevin Coleman named starting running back — Rohan Nadkarni of SI.com
"The Atlanta Falcons will start rookie running back Tevin Coleman in Week 1,according to their official depth chart."
Jake Long to work out with Falcons — Marc Sessler of NFL.com
"The visit comes as no surprise after Quinn said earlier this month, per ESPN.com, that Long was “somebody we still have talked about, for sure,” noting that the former first-round pick of theDolphins is “a guy we have lots of regard for.”"
Falcons surprise by replacing Hawley with Gradkowski — Aaron Freeman of FalcsFans.com
"The Atlanta Falcons announced yesterday that they claimed center Gino Gradkowski off waiversfrom the Denver Broncos, and made room for him on their roster by releasing center Joe Hawley."