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Dontari Poe, Atlanta Falcons agree on one-year deal

cheap jerseys Dimitroff wound up keeping his gig with reduced power. New coach Dan Quinn was given control of the 53-man roster and reported directly to Blank. Scott Pioli, Dimitroff’s close friend, assumed greater responsibility with the NFL draft and pro scouting. Dimitroff’s status remained precarious after Quinn piloted the Falcons to an 8-8 season in 2015, requiring Blank to pen a statement after the season simply to say Dimitroff wasn’t getting fired. His excellent working relationship with Quinn was cited as the primary reason. But the team’s recent drafts should have been. The 2016 Falcons proved once again how quickly NFL teams can hashtag rise up with a few good drafts, especially when a franchise quarterback is in place. Only six current starters were on the team in 2013. Dimitroff and Pioli unearthed 10 starters in the last three drafts, highlighted by Pro Bowl running back Devonta Freeman, Pro…

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Lance Moore signs with Atlanta Falcons

cheap jerseys online Dan Quinn’s “Dirty Birds” are torching the NFL with an offense that features a red-hot quarterback, a dynamic 1-2 punch at running back and a premier WR1 who is just about unstoppable on the perimeter. Plus, the Falcons have assembled an offensive line that’s beginning to own the line of scrimmage while providing plenty of protection for Matt Ryan to direct an explosive aerial attack that’s creating problems for defensive coordinators. Skeptics might doubt the Falcons’ nice start after watching the team jump out to 5-0 in 2015 before stumbling to the finish line with a .500 record. But this year is different. The Falcons are a more balanced unit, and their diverse attack makes them a nightmare matchup, particularly when they are taking care of the ball. Taken No. 17 overall last Thursday, the 20-year-old Florida product boasts NFL size and supreme athleticism. A big hitter…

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Eagles rule Ryan Mathews out with knee injury

cheap jersey sale Matt Ryan played better than his numbers would suggest, but the Falcons had no chain-moving running game and failed to exploit the Eagles’ weakness at cornerback. With the exception of Taylor Gabriel’s devastating double-move on Leodis McKelvin for a 76-yard touchdown, Ryan got little help from the supporting cast behind Julio Jones. Although Ryan and Jones connected on a series of passes with high degrees of difficulty, the All-Pro receiver suffered a key third-down drop and failed to pull in a back-shoulder throw in tight coverage with the game on the line. The contest premise is simple enough for anyone to get on board: The Eagles announce that their mascot, Swoop, will be at a location in Philadelphia or the surrounding area. The first person to see Swoop and give him a high five gets two tickets to the upcoming home game. Thirteen out of 20 times…