It’s Monday — that’s the bad news. The good news is the Dirty Bird Daily is here to bring you up to date with all of the latest Atlanta Falcons news from around the internet. Today, we take a look at one of the newest members at Flowery Branch, Courtney Upshaw, to better understand the role he will play in Dan Quinn’s defense.
Our friends at NFL Spin Zone have also put together an interesting article detailing three players at each of the Falcons’ biggest areas of need they could target in the draft.
As you sip your coffee this
Monday morning, enjoy these articles.
Upshaw sees more versatile role in Atlanta — Kelsey Conway of AtlantaFalcons.com
Courtney Upshaw is a physical player who will help upgrade the Falcons’ defense. Upshaw is expected to have a versatile role in Dan Quinn’s defense this year, which was one of the factors that drew him to sign with Atlanta over the New York Jets, who also had interest in the former second-round draft choice.
Atlanta Falcons: Top 3 prospects to fill biggest needs — Joe Soriano of NFL Spin Zone
I think we can all agree on what the Falcons’ biggest three needs are: Defensive end, linebacker and safety. Joe Soriano of our friends at NFL Spin Zone agrees, and he’s put together a list of the best players in each position who could help the Falcons fix their weaknesses.
Should the Falcons be interested in former Browns safety Donte Whitner? — Matthew Chambers of The Falcoholic
The Falcons need a safety, and Donte Whitner would appear to be in need of a team after being released by the Cleveland Browns. Should the Falcons have interest in bringing the 30-year-old defensive back in? Doing so could help alleviate some pressure when it comes to picking in the draft as one of the biggest needs wouldn’t need quite as much attention.
Five things to know about the Falcons this week — D. Orlando Ledbetter of AJC.com
What do we need to know about the Falcons this week? D. Orlando Ledbetter provides an update on Atlanta’s salary cap situation and looks at the Pro Day of safety Kevin Byard. Quarterback Matt Ryan is preparing to host his celebrity golf tournament which helps raise money for Aflac Cancer Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Matt Ryan Foundation.