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Ra'Shede Hageman has always had elite athleticism. After being drafted, he himself admitted that he needed to work on his effort. He got off to a shaky start after showing poor conditioning on HBO's Hard Knocks and getting memorably scorned by the colorful Bryan Cox. Hageman later told ESPN's Vaughn McClure he could drop a few pounds.

Hageman might have been upset with defensive line coach Bryan Cox riding him about it at the time, but he has since come to the realization that he needed to lose weight.

Hageman showed some real flashed in his rookie year, but had only limited playing time and struggled to play consistently.

If his shape is any indication, Hageman looks to have dedicated himself to the game in the offseason. He has been hittin' the gym, bro.

The Falcoholic received an exclusive quote from credentialed media reporter Jeanna Thomas of the Falcoholic, who saw Hageman at the start of offseason workouts.

I was genuinely surprised by how much he's slimmed down through the abdomen, but he's still massive. He looks like he's been working really hard this offseason. If I had to guess, I'd say he's about 295 now, doubt he's lost much weight, but he looks to be in better shape overall.

While some remain skeptical, this is a great sign from Hageman. For starters, the dropped weight should help him flash his explosiveness more often. The Falcons will hopefully make the game a little easier for him and give him the main responsibility of rushing the passer.

Most important, a player with questions about his work ethic came to the very start of the season in great shape. The mere fact he did not balloon up to his prior 320 pounds during the offseason is a good sign. The improvement suggests Hageman may be more prepared to take a leap this season.

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Ra'Shede Hageman has always had elite athleticism. After being drafted, he himself admitted that he needed to work on his effort. He got off to a shaky start after showing poor conditioning on HBO's Hard Knocks and getting memorably scorned by the colorful Bryan Cox. Hageman later told ESPN's Vaughn McClure he could drop a few pounds.

Hageman might have been upset with defensive line coach Bryan Cox riding him about it at the time, but he has since come to the realization that he needed to lose weight.

Hageman showed some real flashed in his rookie year, but had only limited playing time and struggled to play consistently.

If his shape is any indication, Hageman looks to have dedicated himself to the game in the offseason. He has been hittin' the gym, bro.

The Falcoholic received an exclusive quote from credentialed media reporter Jeanna Thomas of the Falcoholic, who saw Hageman at the start of offseason workouts.

I was genuinely surprised by how much he's slimmed down through the abdomen, but he's still massive. He looks like he's been working really hard this offseason. If I had to guess, I'd say he's about 295 now, doubt he's lost much weight, but he looks to be in better shape overall.

While some remain skeptical, this is a great sign from Hageman. For starters, the dropped weight should help him flash his explosiveness more often. The Falcons will hopefully make the game a little easier for him and give him the main responsibility of rushing the passer.

Most important, a player with questions about his work ethic came to the very start of the season in great shape. The mere fact he did not balloon up to his prior 320 pounds during the offseason is a good sign. The improvement suggests Hageman may be more prepared to take a leap this season.

I think this guy is going to beast out for us this year. Thanks for posting bruh!

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If he has the drive this year, we got a major steal. His combine blows Leonard Williams combine out the freaking water. He looks to have improved stamina, which was an issue last year. If he improves that and can consistently play low, he is literally unblockable one on one.

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I stated here after the season ended, if Hageman comes in out of shape this season aftre getting that big payday its going to be a bad sign regarding his future, but if he comes in in great shape I have very high hopes for him.

Well, my question has been answered. He's been responsible this offseason instead of turning on the party festivities and blowing it out as an immature person might do. Showing this kind of responsibility will project on the field.

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Ra'Shede Hageman has always had elite athleticism. After being drafted, he himself admitted that he needed to work on his effort.

The Falcoholic received an exclusive quote from credentialed media reporter Jeanna Thomas of the Falcoholic, who saw Hageman at the start of offseason workouts.

I was genuinely surprised by how much he's slimmed down through the abdomen, but he's still massive. He looks like he's been working really hard this offseason. If I had to guess, I'd say he's about 295 now, doubt he's lost much weight, but he looks to be in better shape overall.

Good to read the part about his effort. It was clear that he needed to improve in that area.

So Jeanna thinks he is 295, but hasn't lost much weight? He was 310. I think 15lbs is considered a good bit of weight.

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Good to read the part about his effort. It was clear that he needed to improve in that area.

So Jeanna thinks he is 295, but hasn't lost much weight? He was 310. I think 15lbs is considered a good bit of weight.

15 lbs on your average person is quite a bit but for a man of his size I'd agree with her myself.

Edit:For comparison that is equivalent to a 220 lb man losing 9 lbs.Offseason is in full swing now.

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Shede clearly dropped his body fat percentage that he carried throughout last season. I think he sees that this training camp and preseason is full of potential in terms of how much playing time he could see in 2015. Hageman could be a starter come week 1 as long as he proves himself to DQ. ATL's Michael Bennett?

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Peria Jerry 2.0 (but lazier)

I have been harshly critical of Hageman's collegiate and rookie season's effort.

I am guardedly optimistic about him moving forward based on the pics from last week's thread. I'll need to actually see it before I buy it, but at least now I'm willing to kick the tires.

On his worst day, Hageman is better than Jelly was.

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