theProf Posted September 2, 2011 Share Posted September 2, 2011 Latest Falcons RapidReports Sept. 01, 2011 11:53 p.m. - by Knox Bardeen - Big night for RB Smith could boost his chances to make teamRB Antone Smith ended the night with 158 all-purpose yards on 13 touches Thursday night against the Ravens. He knows he did everything he could to earn a roster spot. "This is when it really counts," Smith said. "The older guys didn’t play, so the younger guys got a chance to go out there and show what they can do. That’s what I did. I took advantage of the opportunity. Hopefully, it will help me out." Falcons RapidReports Sept. 01, 2011 10:41 p.m. - by Knox Bardeen - Bryant finally misses a kickKicker Matt Bryant's missed 54-yard field goal in the fourth quarter was his first miss of the preseason. Since no kicker was brought in during the preseason, Bryant's place on the team was secure and he's done nothing to make anyone doubt he'll be as clutch as he was last season. Falcons RapidReports Sept. 01, 2011 9:56 p.m. - by Knox Bardeen - RB Smith making the plays needed to survive cutAntone Smith's 46-yard touchdown run in the third quarter helps his case to make the Falcons roster. Atlanta kept four running backs at times last year. Smith may have just earned himself a spot. His work on special teams helps his case as well. His 46-yard run and catch later in the third quarter (called back for holding) didn't hurt either. Falcons RapidReports Sept. 01, 2011 8:26 p.m. - by Knox Bardeen - Bosher continues to impressAfter winning the Falcons punting job, rookie Matt Bosher has turned in an impressive night already. His last two punts were not returned, landing one inside the 10 and the other to the 12. Bosher was drafted in the sixth round out of Miami. Falcons RapidReports Sept. 01, 2011 8:14 p.m. - by Knox Bardeen - Harewood struggling against FalconsRavens LT Ramon Harewood is lined up against DE Kroy Biermann but isn't getting the job done. In the first quarter, Biermann has been in the Ravens backfield four times and has already recorded one sack of QB Tyrod Taylor. Ravens RapidReports Sept. 01, 2011 7:54 p.m. - by Knox Bardeen - QB Redman gets start for FalconsChris Redman is starting at QB for Atlanta on Thursday night. Matt Ryan returned to the field after warm-ups in street clothes. Backup QB John Parker Wilson was scheduled for extended time. The Falcons hoped Wilson would push Redman for the second-string role, but a concussion slowed down his preseason. Falcons RapidReports Sept. 01, 2011 6:52 p.m. - by Knox Bardeen - Lots of Falcons names in Thursday lineupDE Kroy Biermann, DT Vance Walker and DT Peria Jerry are among the starters on the DL Thursday. Biermann will start for DE John Abraham. The Falcons will also get a longer look at DE Ray Edwards, who is starting. QB Matt Ryan and RB Michael Turner are among many Falcons starters suited up for Thursday's game. Falcons RapidReports Sept. 01, 2011 6:47 p.m. - by Knox Bardeen - New secondary signees won't play ThursdayThe Falcons signed S James Sanders and CB Kelvin Hayden, but neither newcomer will play Thursday. Hayden's signing adds competition at the nickel back spot. Sanders improves the Falcons' considerable lack of depth at the safety position behind starters Thomas DeCoud and William Moore. Falcons RapidReports Sept. 01, 2011 1:11 p.m. - by Knox Bardeen - Falcons waive twoThe Falcons waived QB Adam Froman and OL Matt Murphy Thursday. Both were signed on July 26 as undrafted rookie free agents. Falcons RapidReportsTags: Falcons Getting to 53 • NFL cuts Sept. 01, 2011 10:13 a.m. - by Knox Bardeen - Falcons agree to terms with SandersThe Falcons agreed to terms with S James Sanders Tuesday, but have yet to sign the defensive back. Atlanta is at 80 players and cannot sign Sanders without cutting someone currently holding a roster spot. Sanders was released by New England Monday. Falcons RapidReports Sept. 01, 2011 9:23 a.m. - by Knox Bardeen - Falcons sign ex-Colts CB HaydenThe Falcons agreed to terms with CB Kelvin Hayden Wednesday. Hayden had two interceptions and 61 tackles for the Colts last year, who drafted him in the second round of the 2005 draft and cut him on July 31. Falcons RapidReports http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/rapid-reports/team/ATL Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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