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 Latest Falcons Player Notes
Jan 15 2018 - Matt Bryant
  K Matt Bryant made a 33-yard field goal. Bryant is now 12 of 12 on postseason field goals with the Falcons.


Jan 15 2018 - Devonta Freeman
  RB Devonta Freeman, who played with a sprained knee that may require offseason surgery, caught five passes for 26 yards and one touchdown. He was held to seven yards rushing on 10 carries and missed a key blitz pickup in the second half.


Jan 15 2018 - Matt Ryan
  QB Matt Ryan led the offense to 281 total yards against the Eagles. He went 22 of 36 for 210 yards and one touchdown.


Jan 15 2018 - Ricardo Allen
  FS Ricardo Allen recorded his first forced fumble of the season, which was recovered by S Keanu Neal. That was the team's 13 forced fumble of the season (including postseason) and the Falcons recovered 11.


Jan 15 2018 - Takkarist McKinley
  DE Takkarist McKinley recorded his second sack of the postseason against the Eagles. That sack tied him for the fifth most sacks in the postseason in franchise history.


Jan 13 2018 - Matt Ryan
  QB Matt Ryan completed 22-of-36 passes for 210 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 15-10 loss at Philadelphia. Ryan's pass to WR Julio Jones fell incomplete in the end zone on fourth-and-goal from the 2-yard line with 58 seconds remaining. "We had chances to make plays and we didn't make them," Ryan said. Ryan didn't have a 300-yard passing game this season.


Jan 13 2018 - Devonta Freeman
  RB Devonta Freeman caught a 6-yard touchdown pass in Saturday's 15-10 loss at Philadelphia.


Jan 13 2018 - Tevin Coleman
  RB Tevin Coleman rushed for 79 of Atlanta's 86 yards in Saturday's 15-10 loss at Philadelphia. No running back eclipsed 100 yards for the Falcons this season.


Jan 11 2018 - Julio Jones
  WR Julio Jones returned to practice on Thursday as he works his way through an ankle injury. Jones was listed as a non-participant in workouts on both Tuesday and Wednesday for the Falcons, who have been limiting the Pro Bowler's practices throughout the season in order to keep him fresh for game action.


Jan 10 2018 - LaRoy Reynolds
  LB LaRoy Reynolds (knee) was limited in practice on Wednesday.


Jan 10 2018 - Mohamed Sanu
  WR Mohamed Sanu (knee) was limited in practice on Wednesday.


Jan 10 2018 - Devonta Freeman
  RB Devonta Freeman (knee) was limited in practice on Wednesday.


Jan 10 2018 - Levine Toilolo
  TE Levine Toilolo (knee) was a full participant in practice on Wednesday.


Jan 10 2018 - Julio Jones
  WR Julio Jones (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday.


Jan 9 2018 - Julio Jones
  WR Julio Jones will sit out practice on Tuesday with what amounts to a maintenance day. Falcons coach Dan Quinn made the announcement during his Tuesday morning appearance on 92.9 The Game. The Falcons have been limiting Jones' practices throughout the season in order to keep him fresh for game action. Sixth-seeded Atlanta hopes to have the wideout at the top of his game on Saturday when it visits the top-seeded Philadelphia Eagles.


Jan 8 2018 - Matt Ryan
  QB Matt Ryan went 21 of 30 for 218 yards and one touchdown, with a 101.8 passer rating. Ryan has thrown 19 touchdowns in nine career playoff games. Ryan has a 102.4 postseason passer rating in his career. The only two qualifying players with a higher mark are Pro Football Hall of Famers Bart Starr (104.8) and Kurt Warner (102.8).


Jan 8 2018 - Vic Beasley
  OLB Vic Beasley Jr. recorded his first career sack in the playoffs. Beasley finished the game three tackles.


Jan 8 2018 - Deion Jones
  LB Deion Jones was strong against the run and in coverage. He finished with 10 tackles and was targeted on six pass plays. Jones allowed three catches for 24 yards, but only five came after the catch.


Jan 8 2018 - Brian Poole
  CB Brian Poole exemplified the Falcons' commitment to open-field tackling against the Rams. Poole had four tackles, including a solo tackle, according to profootballfocus.com. He didn't miss any tackles and has more stops in the passing game (24) than any cornerback in the league this season.


Jan 8 2018 - Devonta Freeman
  RB Devonta Freeman, who had a troublesome three-game stretch where he averaged 1.75 yards after contact and had four fumbles, has pulled through his slump. In the last two games, he's averaged 2.93 yards after contact per carry and hasn't fumbled.


Jan 7 2018 - Julio Jones
  WR Julio Jones' 8-yard scoring catch gave the Falcons a 26-13 lead with 5:48 left. "He did a great job making an adjustment on that ball," QB Matt Ryan said.


Jan 7 2018 - Matt Ryan
  QB Matt Ryan, who was 21 of 30 for 218 yards, added a scoring pass to Julio Jones for the sixth-seeded Falcons (11-6).


Jan 7 2018 - Devonta Freeman
  RB Devonta Freeman recorded a rushing touchdown for the NFC defending champions. Freeman scored from 4 yards out to push Atlanta ahead 13-0 in the first quarter. The points came after Pharoh Cooper's second mishandled punt in the opening 14 minutes.


Jan 7 2018 - Matt Bryant
  PK Matt Bryant kicked four field goals and Atlanta's defense kept the vaunted Los Angeles offense in check to score a 26-13 upset Saturday in an NFC wild-card playoff game at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum. Bryant, who hit five field goals in Atlanta's regular-season finale, made kicks of 29, 51, 25 and 54 yards. "The old man was at it again with some big kicks," Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said. Bryant's final field goal and second of the third quarter was a 54-yarder that gave Atlanta a 19-10 cushion. His 25-yarder extended the Falcons' edge to 16-10 midway through the third quarter.


Jan 4 2018 - Devonta Freeman
  RB Devonta Freeman is set to play in Saturday's wild-card game at the Los Angeles Rams. Freeman sat out Tuesday's practice with an ailing knee before participating with the team in each of the past two practices. Quinn said Freeman had no limitations while running and cutting on Thursday. The 25-year-old Freeman told reporters that he wasn't concerned about the injury. "No, because I feel good," Freeman said, per ESPN.


Jan 3 2018 - Taylor Gabriel
  WR Taylor Gabriel (hamstring) was limited in practice.


Jan 3 2018 - Levine Toilolo
  TE Levine Toilolo (knee) was limited in practice.


Jan 3 2018 - Alex Mack
  C Alex Mack (calf) was limited in practice.


Jan 3 2018 - Adrian Clayborn
  DE Adrian Clayborn (calf) was limited in practice.


Jan 3 2018 - Julio Jones
  WR Julio Jones (ankle/ribs) returned to practice after not participating on Tuesday. He was limited.


Jan 3 2018 - Devonta Freeman
  RB Devonta Freeman (knee) returned to practice in a limited manner. He did not practice on Tuesday.


Jan 3 2018 - Andre Roberts
  KR/PR Andre Roberts (knee/ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. With Roberts out, wide receivers Justin Hardy and Taylor Gabriel caught punts.


Jan 3 2018 - Matt Bryant
  K Matt Bryant was the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after making all five field-goal attempts -- including a 56-yarder -- in the team's 22-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers.


Jan 2 2018 - Terrence Magee
  RB Terrence Magee was promoted to the active roster from the practice squad. Magee has rushed five times for 17 yards in six games spread over two seasons with the Baltimore Ravens and Seattle Seahawks.


Jan 2 2018 - Andy Levitre
  LG Andy Levitre was placed on injured reserve after he aggravated a left triceps injury, the team announced Tuesday. Ben Garland will get the start for the Falcons in Saturday's wild-card game against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (8:15 p.m. ET). Garland made three starts in place of Levitre when the latter initially sustained the injury. The 31-year-old lasted just five snaps in Sunday's 22-10 win over the Carolina Panthers.


Jan 1 2018 - Devonta Freeman
  RB Devonta Freeman finished the game with 108 total yards, including a career-high 85 receiving yards on nine receptions -- second-highest receptions total. Freeman also caught his first receiving touchdown of the season -- seventh of his career, which ties him with former Falcon running back Jamal Anderson for the fourth most receiving touchdowns by a running back in franchise history.


Jan 1 2018 - Grady Jarrett
  DT Grady Jarrett recorded his career-high fourth sack of the year. He finished the game with three total tackles, two hits on the quarterback and three tackles for loss.


Jan 1 2018 - Matt Bryant
  K Matt Bryant went 5 of 5 on the day, which is the most field goals he's made in a game all season. Bryant also made a 56-yard field goal, which was the second-longest field goal of the season. Bryant's 1,029 points since joining the Falcons in 2009 ranks third in the NFL over that span.


Jan 1 2018 - Matt Ryan
  QB Matt Ryan went 28-of-45 passing for 317 yards and one touchdown. Ryan finished the season with 4,095 passing yards, eclipsing the 4,000-passing yard mark for the seventh straight season. That is tied for the second-longest active streak in the NFL, and it is tied for the third longest in NFL history.


Jan 1 2018 - Levine Toilolo
  TE Levine Toilolo (knee) was inactive Sunday.


Jan 1 2018 - Adrian Clayborn
  DE Adrian Clayborn limped off in the fourth quarter Sunday.


Jan 1 2018 - Taylor Gabriel
  WR Taylor Gabriel (hamstring) left the game in the first quarter Sunday.


Jan 1 2018 - Andy Levitre
  LG Andy Levitre, who missed the previous three games, re-injured his triceps on the game's first series Sunday.


Jan 1 2018 - Alex Mack
  C Alex Mack (calf) started Sunday against Carolina.


Jan 1 2018 - Matt Bryant
  K Matt Bryant, a 16-year veteran, included a 56-yarder among his five second-half field goals, and the Falcons beat the Panthers on Sunday to clinch a wild card. "He's such a competitor, and we really rely and count on him," Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. "No moment is too big for him. Part of being a really successful kicker is having mental toughness, and he's got that in abundance."


Jan 1 2018 - Matt Ryan
  QB Matt Ryan, who had an up-and-down season after being NFL MVP last year, decisively outplayed Panthers QB Cam Newton on Sunday, completing 28 of 45 passes for 317 yards and a touchdown while not throwing an interception.


Dec 27 2017 - Wes Schweitzer
  RG Wes Schweitzer (groin) was limited in practice on Wednesday.


Dec 27 2017 - Alex Mack
  C Alex Mack (calf) was limited in practice on Wednesday.


Dec 27 2017 - Levine Toilolo
  TE Levine Toilolo did not practice. He suffered a knee injury against the Saints.


Dec 27 2017 - Julio Jones
  WR Julio Jones was held out of practice with an ankle and thumb injury.



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