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2017 Schedule
10-6, 3rd in NFC South

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons announce SS Keanu Neal is headed to the Pro Bowl in Orlando to replace Philadelphia's Malcolm Jenkins, who is playing in the Super Bowl. Neal grew up about an hour from Orlando and played at the University of Florida. The former first-round pick is another one of the second-year players going to the Pro Bowl along with linebacker Deion Jones, who replaced Luke Kuechly. Wide receiver Julio Jones and center Alex Mack selected to initial Pro Bowl roster, but Jones pulled out due to injury.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons make it official with the hiring of Greg Knapp as quarterbacks coach. The one-time Falcons offensive coordinator was last the quarterbacks coach with the Denver Broncos. Knapp was with Dan Quinn in San Francisco and Seattle in the past. He's a veteran coach to team with both offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian and quarterback Matt Ryan.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons haven't formerly announced it but Alex Marvez reporting Gregg Knapp will be the new quarterbacks coach. The 54-year-old Knapp was the Falcons' offensive coordinator from 2004-2006 with Michael Vick. His last position was as the Broncos' quarterbacks coach from 2013-2016. Had Peyton Manning there. Worked under Shanahan in Houston. Can help complement current Falcons OC Steve Sarkisian in Year 2 while working with Matt Ryan.

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Falcons' Quinn: 'Sark is coming back in 2018'

Falcons coach Dan Quinn opened his news conference by making it clear that Steve Sarkisian will be back as offensive coordinator, despite the drop-off in offensive production.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons coach Dan Quinn expresses support for offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian for next season.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said the team will talk to kicker Matt Bryant soon about a contract extension.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said some players might need minor surgeries but didn't specify which ones. Said RB Devonta Freeman doesn't need surgery off the PCL tear/MCL sprain. The players to undergo surgery aren't expected to be sidelined long.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Dan Quinn started today's season-ending press conference by saying ``yes'' Steve Sarkisian will be back as his offensive coordinator. Quinn said he's not going to make a chance just to make a change. Said the offensive woes weren't on just one person.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons returner Andre Roberts one of three finalists for the seventh annual Salute to Service Award presented by USAA along with Ron Rivera and Mike Mularkey. Falcons coach Dan Quinn won the award last year. Roberts, Rivera and Mularkey selected for their exceptional efforts to honor and support members of the military community. The Salute to Service Award recipient will be recognized at NFL Honors on Feb. 3, the eve of Super Bowl LII. Roberts attended The Citadel.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

If Kris Richard doesn't find another defensive coordinator job after being let go by the Seahawks, wouldn't be a surprise to see a role for him somewhere with the Falcons. Worked under Dan Quinn in Seattle before replacing Quinn. Richard played defensive back alongside Falcons defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel in Seattle. They later reunited in coaching. Richard knows the defense. We'll see.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

There was never any question around the Falcons organization about Steve Sarkisian being back as the offensive coordinator, sources say. Falcons coach Dan Quinn will address the topic officially during a Wednesday press conference. Quinn and the players supported Sarkisian all season. "I love Sark," running back Devonta Freeman told ESPN. "I love what he stands for as a human. I love how aggressive he is as a coach. I wouldn't want to do it with nobody else. He's one of the best guys I've been around." Falcons expect the offense to regain its swagger in Year 2 with Sarkisian.

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7dMike Sando

Re-grading every NFL team's 2017 offseason

Few paid much attention last March when the Minnesota Vikings signed Case Keenum to a one-year contract for $2 million -- but that move became one of the most pivotal of the 2017 season. Here's how every team's offseason acquisitions look now.

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The Nickel Package: Eagles take down the Falcons

David Jacoby and Field Yates share their thoughts on the conditions of the playing surface in the Eagles' Divisional Round victory over the Falcons, as well as issues surrounding Atlanta's offensive scheming and the surpassing of expectations by Nick Foles under center for Philadelphia and much more.

Is Sarkisian to blame for Falcons' meltdown? (1:20)
Moss had Super Bowl flashbacks watching Jones' dropped pass (1:25)

Team Stats

Passing Yards249.48th
Rushing Yards115.413th
Points For22.115th
Points Against19.78th