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NFL Notes: Gronk ready to go; Falcons sign Ridley

NFL Notes: Gronk ready to go; Falcons sign Ridley

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July 04 New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski said that his limited offseason work has done wonders for his mental and physical health. FULL STORY

Falcons WR Jones absent from start of OTAs

Falcons WR Jones absent from start of OTAs

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May 21 Five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Julio Jones was not in attendance on Monday for the start of the Atlanta Falcons' organized team activities, multiple media outlets reported. FULL STORY

Falcons may use Ridley as kick returner

Falcons may use Ridley as kick returner

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May 13 The Atlanta Falcons used first-round draft pick Calvin Ridley in a variety of ways Saturday during the team's rookie minicamp. FULL STORY

NFL Notes: Pederson pleased with Wentz's rehab

NFL Notes: Pederson pleased with Wentz's rehab

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May 11 Coach Doug Pederson of the Philadelphia Eagles said on Friday that he is encouraged by the progress of quarterback Carson Wentz in his rehab from torn ligaments in his left knee. FULL STORY

NFL Notebook: Broncos release RB Anderson

NFL Notebook: Broncos release RB Anderson

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April 16 The 27-year-old Anderson played just two seasons of the four-year, $18 million contract he signed in 2016. The Broncos will save $4.5 million on the salary cap by dismissing Anderson. FULL STORY

Falcons GM on Ryan extension: 'I think we're close'

Falcons GM on Ryan extension: 'I think we're close'

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April 03 The Atlanta Falcons are closing in on a deal to lock up former NFL MVP Matt Ryan. FULL STORY

Teams unanimously approve simplified catch rule

Teams unanimously approve simplified catch rule

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March 27 The new rule says that a ball is deemed a reception when the player has control of the ball, two feet down (or another body part), and makes a football move. A football move is defined as either a third step, reaching/extending FULL STORY

NFL to decide: A catch or not a catch

NFL to decide: A catch or not a catch

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March 25 OK, so NFL rules aren't quite the same as Hamlet's soliloquy, but for several seasons, the conundrum of a catch or not a catch has arguably been the most frustrating on-field controversy that has gripped the league on a weekly basis. FULL STORY

NFL Notebook: Bethel agrees to terms with Falcons

NFL Notebook: Bethel agrees to terms with Falcons

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March 24 The 27-year-old, who visited the Falcons on Wednesday, is expected to provide depth to a secondary that features Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford. Fellow cornerbacks Brian Poole, Blidi Wreh-Wilson and Marcelis Branch are also on the roster. FULL STORY

NFL Notes: League proposes new rules for catch

NFL Notes: League proposes new rules for catch

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March 21 NFL Senior Vice President of Officiating Al Riveron announced Wednesday that the Competition Committee will recommend new language to determine whether a catch is made. FULL STORY