Atlanta Falcons News: Vic Beasley to switch roles in 2016?
Good morning, and happy April Fool’s Day! Be careful on Twitter today, who knows what April Fool’s news reports will be posted? And I know for sure I’ll be falling for each and every one of them. Maybe Aaron Rodgers and Antonio Brown will be Falcons players by the end of today?
Or maybe not. As you sip your coffee this Friday morning, enjoy these Falcons articles.
No urgency for Ryan Schraeder to sign Falcons RFA tender just yet — Vaughn McClure of ESPN
Ryan Schraeder is in no rush to sign his restricted free agent tender. As it would cost a team a second-round pick to sign Schraeder — and that’s assuming Atlanta doesn’t match — it’s unlikely a team comes in for him. But for now, he’s in no hurry. And who could blame him?
Falcons want Vic Beasley playing more linebacker — Matthew Chambers of The Falcoholic
Now this piece of news is interesting. Vic Beasley hardly lit up the stat sheets last year, but he put together a fine rookie season at defensive end. But now it appears the Falcons are planning to move him into a more hybrid role playing more as a linebacker in the 4-3 base defense. He would rush the passer off the edge in the nickel defense. Interesting to say the least, and I wonder how this will pan out.
FalcFans Podcast – Ep. 158: “A Man Named Courtney” — Aaron Freeman of FalcFans.com
If you haven’t already, make sure you’re subscribed to the FalcFans podcast. This week, Aaron Freeman and Allen Strk are joined by Baltimore Beatdown editor Kyle Barber to discuss the latest Falcons’ signing: Courtney Upshaw.
Bucky Brooks: Cravens could be Chancellor for Falcons — Kelsey Conway of AtlantaFalcons.com
Su’a Cravens is an exciting prospect. He’s listed as a linebacker but fits best as a safety. Could he be the Falcons’ Kam Chancellor? Bucky Brooks believes so.
More falcons: Exclusive interview with Falcons wideout Mohamed Sanu
And finally: The Falcons appear to be hosting defensive tackle Sterling Bailey: