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LineBacker Speculation

The Falcons now have all 6 LBs from the 53 man squad back

Peterson Adkins

Lofton Wire

Weatherspoon Nicholas

Do they sign a FAs LB to replace 1 of these?

Then also returning from last year James spent 1 yr on IR and 2 Yrs on the PS – He can’t go back to the PS so he must unseat 1 of the 6 above or he is gone.

They have re-signed Bear Wood, Does he stick on the PS this year?

They drafted Akeem Dent in 2011, Does he unseat 1 of the 6 on the roster? If not what do they do with him, I think another team would snatch him if placed on the PS he’s too good.

Plus 3 new UDFAs

Hansen, Yenga, Thompson

Do any of these make the PS??

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Woods will be on the practice squad, James will be cut and either Adkins will be let go to move Dent in or we will carry 7 backers.

Is Adkins eligible for the PS?

he played in 5 games 2009 3 tackles

he played in 9 games in 2010 9 tackles

Did he just play on ST or did he get actual snaps? Does it matter?

I think 6 games give you a years credit. Did he get credit in 2010?

Can you go to that team's PS after a years credit?

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Is Adkins eligible for the PS?

he played in 5 games 2009 3 tackles

he played in 9 games in 2010 9 tackles

Did he just play on ST or did he get actual snaps? Does it matter?

I think 6 games give you a years credit. Did he get credit in 2010?

Can you go to that team's PS after a years credit?

I did not realize he played that much ...you are right, he is ineligible ....

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I think Dent is in and Wire is out. I know Wire is good on ST, but so is Spencer, and that's one of the main reasons they went out and got Dent was for special teams. I think Wire has stuck around long enough and done well here, but I think there is a youth movement in Atlanta, and I think Wire's time has come. I don't think they'd let go of Adkins who has so much size/speed and ability on special teams go. He's a major mismatch getting down the field, where as Wire has lost a step, and while he holds his own, Adkins is where the future is.

Woods will stick on the PS again this year, he'll never make the team, but it's awesome to keep him around anyway cause us fans love him!

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Is Adkins eligible for the PS?

he played in 5 games 2009 3 tackles

he played in 9 games in 2010 9 tackles

Did he just play on ST or did he get actual snaps? Does it matter?

I think 6 games give you a years credit. Did he get credit in 2010?

Can you go to that team's PS after a years credit?

I said Adkins would be let go of, not put on the practice squad. Therefore it's irrelevant.

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I would say the starters will be Lofton, Spoon and Nic a/o Pete, depending on the package.

Wire, Adkins, James a/o Dent will play special teams. A couple of them might have to go.

Dent will be here. Too high of a pick. They always give TD a couple years on his picks.

I think Wire, Adkins and James are battling over one or two spots.

I'd probably keep the vet Wire and one of the young guys. Either Adkins or James.

Give me James. Smaller but way more athletic. I think buddy could get some regular snaps at LB too.

Saw him in a couple camps and preseason games. Nice.

Adkins may be a better ST player though.

They both have more potential than Wire, so they could elect to go young at back up LB but I doubt it.

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Peterson has surprised me but he is a year older. He seems to

have the ball thrown right to him more than most folks. The ball

also seems to pop out when he is around. This is the kind of stuff

that coaches notice! I would have cut him last year but he played o.k.

If I had my choices it would be Adkins, Wire and Dent as backups and

special teams players.

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