Russell Gage: Even without Julio Jones, Falcons 'have a lot of depth at the wide receiver position'
The Falcons' trade of Julio Jones to Tennessee bumped the rest of the Atlanta receiver corps up the rankings. Calvin Ridley is now a true No. 1 target in Atlanta, and Russell Gage goes from third fiddle to the second chair.
NFC South training camp preview: Saints' QB battle looms; will Kyle Pitts boost Falcons' attack?
Will Jameis Winston or Taysom Hill take over for Drew Brees in New Orleans? How excited is Matt Ryan to throw to Kyle Pitts in Atlanta? Jelani Scott provides a training camp preview for the NFC South, with position battles and key players to watch across all four rosters.
2021 NFL season: One potential first-time Pro Bowler from each NFC team
Is Jalen Hurts set to break through in Year 2? Could David Montgomery soar to new heights in Chicago? Marc Sessler has identified one prime candidate from each NFC team to earn a first Pro Bowl nod in 2021.
2021 NFL season: Predicting each NFC team's MVP
Will CeeDee Lamb take a massive leap in his second season? Is Tom Brady set to defy Father Time yet again? Can George Kittle bounce back from injury in a big way? Dan Hanzus predicts each NFC team's MVP for the 2021 season.
Which franchise could win first Super Bowl in 2021 NFL season? Bills, Browns Titans top list
The NBA's conference finals are chock-full of new blood. This got Adam Schein thinking about the 12 NFL teams that have never won a Super Bowl. Who has the best chance to hoist that first Lombardi Trophy at the end of the 2021 season? Check out the rankings.
2021 NFL season: 12 players on rookie deals whose teams should never let them go
Will Josh Allen be a Bill for life? Is Nick Chubb going to stick with the Browns? How much does Lamar Jackson mean to the Ravens? Gil Brandt lists 12 young players whose teams should never let them go.
Calvin Ridley aiming to 'keep the standard high' for Falcons following Julio Jones trade
With Julio Jones gone, it's now Calvin Ridley's WR room to lead. He feels he's learned enough from his time spent with Jones to take the reins, because there's a high bar to reach now that the Falcons great is gone.
Falcons WR Calvin Ridley to miss minicamp after undergoing foot surgery
More eyes than ever will be on Calvin Ridley. Just not this week. The Falcons' promising WR recently underwent minor foot surgery from Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay, Ian Rapoport reports. The procedure was characterized as "a little cleanup" that will keep Ridley out of minicamp but not training camp.
Ranking the NFL's worst-to-first candidates in 2021: 49ers, Falcons, Broncos ready to rise?
Since divisional realignment back in 2002, we've only experienced two NFL seasons in which at least one team didn't go from worst to first. Who could accomplish the feat in 2021? Adam Schein ranks the eight candidates.
State of the 2021 Atlanta Falcons: Julio Jones' future weighs heavy as Falcons usher in new era
Can the Falcons rebound under new head coach Arthur Smith? What's ahead for Julio Jones? Adam Rank examines the current state of the franchise, highlighting VIPs, important games, key questions and much more.
Bold predictions for 2021 NFL season: Aaron Rodgers lifts Broncos, Julio Jones fuels Titans
Fulfilling an annual offseason duty, Adam Schein makes bold predictions for the coming NFL campaign -- and this time around, he's feeling EXTRA frisky. Ready for Aaron Rodgers and Julio Jones to sport new uniforms? How about Myles Garrett making history?
Projecting the NFL's top 10 offenses in 2021: Buccaneers or Chiefs at No. 1?
The bulk of NFL roster reconstruction is behind us. The schedule is out. It's high time for 2021 season forecasting! With that in mind, Cynthia Frelund counts down her top 10 offenses, based on updated win-share projections.
NFC South projected starters: Falcons' offense loaded; Panthers any better at QB?
The Falcons look unstoppable -- provided they keep Julio Jones. Can Sam Darnold elevate the Panthers' offense? Gregg Rosenthal projects the starters for every team in the NFC South.
All-Paid Team of Tomorrow: Projecting next big NFL contracts
Will Davante Adams get a major raise? Is T.J. Watt about to make bank? Anthony Holzman-Escareno projects the All-Paid Team of Tomorrow.
2021 NFC win total projections: Can Washington repeat in NFC East?
Will Chase Young and Washington hold off Dak Prescott and the Cowboys to repeat as NFC East champs? Cynthia Frelund projects 2021 win totals for every NFC team.
DO NOT trade Julio Jones; top positional battles; saving Sam Darnold
Should the Falcons trade Julio Jones? Which positional battles bear watching ahead of the 2021 season? Why are the Panthers so high on Sam Darnold? Bucky Brooks digs into these topics in the latest Scout's Notebook.
Falcons declining fifth-year option on TE Hayden Hurst
The Atlanta Falcons added a game-breaking tight end in Kyle Pitts with the No. 4 overall pick over the weekend. Incumbent TE Hayden Hurst will become a free agent next offseason.
Fifth-year option tracker for 2018 first-round picks
The deadline for NFL teams to option the fifth year on rookie contracts for their 2018 first-round picks is Monday, May 3, and some clubs are getting out ahead of the pack.
NFC unsung heroes: Naming one under-the-radar stud on each team
James Bradberry helped hold down the Giants' defense, while Allen Robinson stood alone on the Bears' offense. Nick Shook uses Next Gen Stats to identify one unsung hero on each NFC team.
Pros and cons for each remaining NFL head-coaching vacancy
Who wouldn't want to coach Justin Herbert? Can Sam Darnold be revived? Ex-NFL GM Charley Casserly runs through the pros and cons of each head-coaching vacancy.
Weighing fifth-year options for 2018 NFL Draft's first-rounders
Gil Brandt examines which first-round picks from 2018 should have their fifth-year options picked up. Where do the Browns' Baker Mayfield and the Jets' Sam Darnold stand?
NFL Fantasy Football Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 17: Wide receivers
Adam Rank breaks down which wide receivers you should start and which ones you should sit for Week 17 of the 2020 NFL fantasy football season.
2021 NFL Pro Bowl snubs: Trey Hendrickson, Ryan Tannehill among 10 players who deserved honor
Now that the 2021 NFL Pro Bowl rosters have been revealed, Nick Shook identifies players who also deserved the honor. Should the Titans' Ryan Tannehill be on the AFC roster instead of the Texans' Deshaun Watson?
NFL stats and records, Week 15: Another comeback for Tom Brady
Every week the NFL Media Research team puts together the best notes from Sunday's slate of games. Here are the top nuggets from Week 15.
2021 Top 10 fantasy wide receivers
Marcas Grant counts down his top 10 wide receivers for this upcoming fantasy football season. Find out which players he projects are ready to breakout in 2021, who's sliding down the charts, and which pass-catcher claims the top spot.
Hanzus: Why Calvin Ridley is my Falcons' MVP pick for second-straight season
NFL Network's Dan Hanzus shares why Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley is his Falcons' MVP pick for second-straight season.
Kay Adams' Top 5 'way-too-early' fantasy WRs for 2021
NFL Network's Kay Adams breaks down her top five way-too-early fantasy WRs for 2021.
Rapoport: Calvin Ridley expected to be ready for training camp after minor foot surgery
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport shares that Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley is expected to be ready for training camp after having minor foot surgery.
James Jones' Top 5 WRs entering 2021 season
NFL Network's James Jones shares his top five NFL wide receivers entering the 2021 season.
Which players will be asked to step up for Falcons without Julio Jones? | 'NFL Total Access'
'NFL Total Access' crew discusses which players will be asked to step up for the Atlanta Falcons without wide receiver Julio Jones.
Top 5 fantasy WRs that could finish as WR1 in 2021
Marcas Grant counts down his top 5 wide receivers that could claim the top spot in 2021 fantasy.
Harris Jr., D-Hall spotlight top receiver-DB matchups on '21 schedule
NFL Network's DeAngelo Hall and Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Chris Harris Jr. spotlight receiver-defensive back matchups that they're looking forward to seeing in 2021.
Kimmi Chex: Players helped, hurt in fantasy by 2021 schedule
NFL Network's Kimmi Chex shares the players most helped and hurt by the 2021 Schedule Release.
Rapoport: Falcons picking up Ridley's fifth-year option, declining Hurst's
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports the Atlanta Falcons are picking up WR Calvin Ridley's fifth-year option and declining TE Hayden Hurst's.
Every team's best play from a WR | 2020 NFL season
Relive the top moments from every team's top wide receiver play from the 2020 NFL season.
Top 10 Falcons plays | 2020 season
See a countdown of the top 10 highlight plays made by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2020 NFL season.
Every Falcons touchdown | 2020 season
Watch every touchdown by the Atlanta Falcons from the 2020 NFL season.
Calvin Ridley's best catches | 2020 season
Watch Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley's best catches from the 2020 NFL season.
Top 10 fantasy WRs | 2020 NFL season
Here are the top 10 scoring wide receivers from the 2020 NFL season, led by 341.8 from Packers WR Davante Adams.
Falcons vs. Chiefs highlights | Week 16
Watch the game highlights from the Week 16 matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Matt Ryan locates Calvin Ridley on deep crosser for 31-yard gain
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan locates wide receiver Calvin Ridley on a deep crosser for a 31-yard gain.
Calvin Ridley is too smooth on slippery 54-yard catch and run
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley is too smooth on a slippery 54-yard catch and run.
'GMFB': Biggest Pro Bowl snubs of 2020
The "Good Morning Football" crew discusses players who got snubbed from the Pro Bowl in 2020.
Top catches of the week | Week 15
Watch the top catches of Week 15 during the NFL 2020 season.
Fantasy Tracker: All 32.3 points for Calvin Ridley in Week 15
Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley put up big numbers in Week 15 of the NFL season. Ridley had 10 receptions for 163 yards and a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 15 of the 2020 NFL season.
Every catch by Calvin Ridley from 163-yard game | Week 15
Watch every reception by Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 15 of the 2020 NFL season.