after Vic Beasley 's breakout 2016 season . Beasley will be supported by first-round pick Takkarist McKinley , Adrian Clayborn , Brooks Reed and Derrick Shelby , who can all rush from the outside. Safety is another spot that could stand improvement
The Panthers, Saints and Bucs all added offensive studs this offseason (See: Christian McCaffrey, Alvin Kamara and O.J. Howard), but is the South still the Falcons' to lose? Gregg Rosenthal weighs in.
our defensive line group and will mix nicely with (Vic) Beasley , (Grady) Jarrett , (Derrick) Shelby and ( Adrian ) Clayborn . We are happy to be able to add him to our roster." When healthy, Poe is among the most athletic interior defenders
league sack leader Vic Beasley and an improving Falcons front. In their Week 8 matchup, Beasley had one sack, while Adrian Clayborn tallied two. (Clayborn is out for the remainder of the postseason with a bicep injury, alleviating some worry on
weekend, but they lost a valuable soldier along the way for the remainder of the postseason. Atlanta defensive end Adrian Clayborn tore his bicep in Saturday's 36-20 win and will be out for the remainder of the playoffs, a source informed told
containing Rodgers, though, was made more difficult with the season-ending biceps tear suffered by defensive end Adrian Clayborn on Saturday. The challenge, as the Cowboys can attest, is that Rodgers is even more dangerous out of the pocket
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport delivers injury updates on Atlanta Falcons defensive end Adrian Clayborn and Green Bay Packers wide receivers Davante Adams and Jordy Nelson.
increase if Jones and/or Sanu sit out Sunday. Rams Jared Goff , QB -- SIT: The Falcons defense lost some luster with Adrian Clayborn and Desmond Trufant on the sidelines. That being said, this isn't the time of year to trust an erratic rookie
coach Dan Quinn said. Jones is dealing with a turf toe injury. Wideout Mohamed Sanu (groin) and defensive end Adrian Clayborn (knee) were ruled out. 2. The Browns officially activated quarterback Robert Griffin III. Cleveland announced
wrote up Atlanta's defense last week as one to stash for the fantasy playoffs, but that was before the loss of Adrian Clayborn , one of the team's best defensive lineman. Still, a road trip to face Jared Goff and the Rams still has the potential
ending injured reserve. The hits kept coming for Atlanta on Tuesday. The Falcons will also lose defensive end Adrian Clayborn for three to five weeks as he undergoes surgery to trim a partially torn meniscus, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport
offensive lineman John Greco, who was placed on injured reserve with a foot injury. 9. Falcons defensive lineman Adrian Clayborn is believed to have sufferd a sprained MCL in his knee, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider
is inactive for Sunday against the Panthers after being listed as questionable Friday. 6. Falcons defensive end Adrian Clayborn suffered a knee injury against the Cardinals and did not return. 7. Bengals safety Josh Shaw did not return with
Falcons ' defense is far from a strength, but we've seen the pass rush bubble up in big spots, with Vic Beasley and Adrian Clayborn causing trouble for opposing passers. I also like Atlanta's remaining schedule with dates against the Cardinals
the pass and whose top corner, Desmond Trufant , was ruled out. Atlanta's pass rushing duo of Vic Beasley and Adrian Clayborn have come on strong the past few weeks, which could be a problem for an Eagles offensive line that badly misses Lane
The Falcons ' defense is less than the sum of its parts, which qualifies as progress. At least they have parts. Adrian Clayborn and Vic Beasley Jr. are finally giving the team a legitimate pass rush. Rookie first-round safety Keanu Neal looks
had no trouble surveying the field all night, Bucs left tackle Donovan Smith was tortured by Falcons pass rushers Adrian Clayborn and Vic Beasley . Atlanta's defense is quietly coming together with rookie safety Keanu Neal , rookie linebacker
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston connects with wide receiver Mike Evans for 17 yards.
Atlanta Falcons linebacker Vic Beasley stops Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Peyton Barber for a loss of 1 yard.
tough to tell just how much Jones' injury limited his production. 4. The pass rushing tandem of Vic Beasley and Adrian Clayborn have combined for 10 sacks over the past four games, but the Falcons lack the defensive backbone of a legitimate
Atlanta Falcons defensive end Adrian Clayborn (99) tackles Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) behind the line of scrimmage during the second of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)
Atlanta Falcons defensive end Adrian Clayborn (99) celebrates his sack of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) during the second of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)
a shimmy-stutter-rip move to lasso Rivers in the pocket for a strip-sack that leads to a scoop and score for Adrian Clayborn . These are the kinds of opportunities that the Falcons have created for Beasley by positioning him at left defensive
Atlanta Falcons defensive end Adrian Clayborn (99) sacks San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Atlanta Falcons defensive end Adrian Clayborn (99) celebrates with Atlanta Falcons defensive back Brian Poole (34) after Claiborne recovered a fumble for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)