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TABLE OF CONTENTS

FALCONS VS. JAGUARS • AUGUST 31, 2017

4 KEY MATCHUPS 6 FALCONS FEATURE 8 OPPONENT SPOTLIGHT 36 POSITION BREAKDOWN 77 VETERAN SPOTLIGHT COLEMAN VS. JACK

GRADY JARRETT

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

DEFENSIVE LINE

CHRIS MILLER

ANTHEM: Daniel Mata COLOR GUARD: 94th Airlift Wing Honor Guard Dobbins Air Reserve Base

HALFTIME: Flag Football - N. Atlanta Football League / Tackle Football - Lassiter Jr. Trojans 6th grade

HONORARY CAPTAIN: Jeffery Keenan ANTHEM SOLDIER: Senior Airman Derek Knight FRONT OFFICE & COACHING STAFF

Owner & Chairman Arthur Blank................................. 10-12 CEO, AMB Group, LLC Steve Cannon............................... 13 President & CEO Rich McKay............................................. 14 General Manager Thomas Dimitroff................................. 16 Head Coach Dan Quinn....................................................... 18 Assistant Coaches............................................. 20, 23, 24, 26 Front Office Executives...........................................28, 30-32

RADIO AND TV

Falcons Radio Network....................................................... 54 Falcons On The Air.............................................................. 56

COMMUNITY RELATIONS

In The Community.......................................................... 71, 74

GAMEDAY

NFC & AFC Schedule..................................................... 34-35 Team Rosters...................................................................38-39 Depth Charts................................................................... 40-41 Falcons Headshots......................................................... 42-43 Falcons Stats......................................................................... 44 Jaguars Stats......................................................................... 45

6 | Falcons Feature Jaguars Coaches................................................................... 46 Jaguars Headshots............................................................... 47 Mercedes-Benz Stadium Concessions............................ 58 Mercedes-Benz Stadium Seating Chart.......................... 63

CHEERLEADERS

Cheerleaders Team Photo.................................................. 53 Cheerleader Spotlight: Cassie........................................... 73

HISTORY

Falcons Ring of Honor................................................... 60-61

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KEY MATCHUPS

PRESEASON WEEK FOUR • FALCONS VS. JAGUARS

TEVIN COLEMAN {VS} MYLES JACK The Jacksonville Jaguars must account for the explosiveness of Atlanta’s running game, especially Tevin Coleman, who can burst out of the Falcons backfield with frightening speed. The same three starting linebackers from Jacksonville’s 2016 squad are back, but second-year pro Myles Jack has been rotated from strong-side linebacker to the middle linebacker position. The move features Jack’s athleticism in an increased role that the coaching staff believes will improve the defense in both man and zone situations. Coleman’s effectiveness as a runner, pass-catcher and pass-protector, however, steepens Jack’s challenge.

RYAN SCHRAEDER {VS} CALAIS CAMPBELL Having already heavily invested in adding talent to its defensive line in recent years, Jacksonville continued the trend by adding 10-year veteran defensive end Calais Campbell to the rotation this offseason. Campbell is one of the premier strong-side defensive ends in the NFL and uses his 6-foot-8, 300-pound frame to disrupt the line of scrimmage. The size (6-7, 300) and physicality of Falcons right tackle Ryan Schraeder will be needed to negate Campbell’s impact against the run and pass.

DUKE RILEY {VS} LEONARD FOURNETTE Two former LSU teammates and current rookies will share the field for the offseason’s final dress rehearsal. Jacksonville drafted running back Leonard Fournette with the fourth overall pick of the draft and hopes that his 6-foot, 228-pound frame will add physicality to the running game and save it from another unexceptional season. Duke Riley was Atlanta’s third-round pick at 75th overall and adds even more athleticism to Atlanta’s young and talented linebacker corps. The Jaguars will need Fournette to get going if they are to set up the play-action passing that has been missing in their offense, and Riley will need to use his speed and sure tackling to stop Fournette from doing that.

KEANU NEAL {VS} ALLEN ROBINSON Jacksonville wide receiver Allen Robinson had a breakout season in 2015 that resulted in a franchise-record 14 touchdown catches. The inconsistent play of a 3-13 football team hurt Robinson’s production this past season, but 2017 could be another big year for the former Penn State receiver. Robinson was targeted 151 times last season, and if Jacksonville begins to force throws to Robinson, expect strong safety Keanu Neal to arrive with force.

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By Alex Ewalt

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fter Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was sacked for the third time—and twice in 80 seconds of game clock in the fourth quarter—in Super Bowl LI, many football fans were asking the same question: Who is Grady Jarrett?

The Falcons’ third-year man had just tied the Super Bowl record for sacks, and as ESPN Stats & Info later pointed out, he became just the second player ever to sack Brady three times in a game, postseason or otherwise. Had the Falcons held on to win on Feb. 5, the interior lineman would have had a great chance at the game’s MVP award. Jarrett had been an unassuming presence on Atlanta’s defense since getting drafted in the fifth round out of Clemson in 2015, and his three Super Bowl sacks matched his output for the entire 2016 regular season and playoffs. But the 6-foot, 305-pounder had been steadily growing into his potential before his breakout night. “[The Super Bowl] makes me set a standard I have to hold myself to or try to surpass,” Jarrett said in the

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summer. “I feel like it’s the beginning for my career, just kind of scratching the surface of what’s to come.”

HOMETOWN BOY “It’s really just a dream come true to be able to play for my home team.” That was Jarrett’s reaction shortly after getting drafted in 2015, and his connections to Atlanta run deep. Born in Conyers, he starred at Rockdale County High School. There he notched an eye-popping 63 tackles for loss and 27.5 sacks his junior and senior seasons before signing with Clemson, where he played alongside fellow Georgian Vic Beasley Jr. on the defensive line. Even though some analysts projected Jarrett as high as a second- or third-round pick, “conventional wisdom” concerning the ideal size for defensive tackles won out; his listing at just over six feet tall and right at 300 pounds meant he would be drafted at No. 137 overall, long after his teammate Beasley, who went No. 8.


Jarrett became the fourth player in Super Bowl history to record three sacks.

BIG GAME, BIG PERFORMANCE

The Falcons were betting Jarrett’s stout build and quickness would overshadow his lack of prototypical size, which he has had to overcome throughout his career. Luckily, he has two great templates for overcoming just that obstacle.

Jarrett became the fourth player in Super Bowl history to get three sacks, joining the likes of Hall of Famer Reggie White of the Packers, Darnell Dockett of the Cardinals and Carolina’s Kony Ealy, who achieved the feat the year prior in a losing effort. Jarrett dropped Brady for the first time with just under six minutes to play in the first quarter, tracking Brady as he stepped up in the pocket and dropping him as he pump-faked. The second and third sacks came between the 12- and 10-minute marks in the fourth quarter; Jarrett slipped around offensive lineman Marcus Cannon to slam Brady head-on for a 5-yard loss on first-and-goal, and he dropped him for another 5 yards with a speed rush on third-and-goal to force a Patriots field goal.

But because his breakout performance came in Jarrett is the son of former linebacker Jessie Tuggle, such a dramatic defeat, Jarrett feels bittersweet a member of the Falcons’ inaugural Ring of Honor in about the experience. 2004. Tuggle—who at under six feet also knew how to play bigger than his body—starred for the team from “I feel like the effort I gave on that day was just because 1987 to 2000 while racking up a franchise-record I wanted that win so badly,” Jarrett said. “It just makes 1,640 tackles. Ray Lewis, another linebacking legend me want it even more for this team, for this city. Being who was once knocked because of his size, has also an Atlanta guy means so much to me.” played a prominent role in Jarrett’s life. Jarrett was close to Lewis growing up and considers him family. With the departure of 11-year veteran Jonathan They still talk frequently. Babineaux from the middle of the line, Jarrett’s development will be even more crucial this season. Jarrett has drawn inspiration from those two on his own He’s poised to become a centerpiece of a rising Falcons journey to silence the doubters. defense that aims to terrorize even more quarterbacks. “I was always the guy that was overlooked,” Jarrett told “The expectations I set for myself are just to be better Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution before than I was last year,” Jarrett said. “Make plays when the Super Bowl. “But when you put the tape on, people they’re there, and become a dominant force on every would try to deny it, but the production was there.” down. Just be the player I know I can be.”

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OPPONENT SPOTLIGHT 2017 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

RUNNING BACK LEONARD FOURNETTE, THE NO. 4 OVERALL PICK, RUSHED FOR 3,830 YARDS IN THREE SEASONS AT LSU

SERIES RECORD: 3-3 SERIES TIED

JAGUARS ALL-TIME 155-197 RECORD: 1995–PRESENT

he Jacksonville Jaguars are looking for a turnaround after nine seasons without a winning record, including a 3-13 mark in 2016. The Jags have also gone through three head coaches since 2012, and the latest is Doug Marrone, who took over with two games remaining after Gus Bradley’s firing last season. Marrone guided the team to a 1-1 record and had the interim tag lifted on Jan. 9. His resume includes previous stops as head coach of Syracuse and the Buffalo Bills, where he went 15-17 in 2013-14.

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There is an uncertain quarterback situation in Jacksonville after Blake Bortles, who has started 45 consecutive regular-season games for the Jaguars, struggled mightily in 2016 and the preseason. Veteran backup Chad Henne has started 53 games over his nine-year career with the Miami Dolphins and Jags and has thrown 58 touchdown passes to 63 interceptions. Henne got the start in the third preseason game, a 24-23 loss to the Carolina Panthers, but Marrone named Bortles the Game 1 starter on Saturday. The receiving corps is talented, but its two biggest names saw their production decrease last season. Allen Robinson went from 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2015 to 883 and six last season, and Allen Hurns went from 1,031 and 10 to 477 and

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LAST MEETING: 2015 FALCONS 23, JAGUARS 17

three. Marqise Lee had a career-high 851 yards last season, but he has missed time with a non-contact leg injury in preseason practice. The team took running back Leonard Fournette No. 4 overall from LSU, although he has yet to play in the preseason due to a nagging foot injury. Veteran Chris Ivory figures to lead the rushing attack against the Falcons. The offensive line is solid, although Branden Albert, a two-time Pro Bowl left tackle, retired (then attempted to unretire, then was released) abruptly after a trade sending tight end Julius Thomas to Miami. The Jaguars are optimistic the defense will improve, as the team was 25th in points per game allowed last year at 25. Jalen Ramsey, the second-year cornerback out of Florida State, led all rookies in passes defended last season with 14. He seems poised to become one of the league’s elite corners. The Jags signed defensive end Calais Campbell to a big contract in the offseason, further showing the team’s commitment to improving on D. Campbell can rush on the outside or play physically on the inside. Dante Fowler Jr., the team’s first-round pick in 2015, hasn’t lived up to his potential yet after missing his entire rookie season with an ACL tear. The linebacking corps is solid with Telvin Smith, Paul Posluszny and Myles Jack.


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ARTHUR BLANK

OWNER & CHAIRMAN “All of our businesses live by a set of core values and culture. There are so many people that support the Atlanta Falcons, beyond on the field, the players and coaches, and we want to recognize that.”

he 2017 season marks the 16th for Arthur M. Blank as Owner and Chairman of the Falcons. Blank, the co-founder of the world’s largest home improvement retailer, The Home Depot, has established his franchise as one of the best in the NFL. Now with the launch of Mercedes-Benz Stadium, an acclaimed Major League Soccer franchise, Atlanta United and the leading golf retailer in PGA TOUR Superstore, Blank was named one of the 50 Most Influential in Sports earlier this year by Sports Business Journal.

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In the last three years, Blank added new leaders both on and off the field by hiring head coach Dan Quinn, as well as Steve Cannon as CEO of AMB Group, LLC. The two passionate leaders, along with Thomas Dimitroff, who is entering his 10th year as general manager, have been charged with leading his organizations to the next level and ensuring that Blank’s brands continue to win on and off the field. Quinn’s exuberance and passion was immediately felt within the organization. It was easy to tell why he was the top target for every team looking to fill its coaching vacancy, but it took a visionary like Blank to land Quinn here in Atlanta. Blank’s instincts proved true in 2016 when Quinn, in only his second year in Atlanta, worked in close partnership with Dimitroff to reshape the roster, secure an exceptional draft class and develop very young talent on both sides of the ball. In the end, that all culminated in a magical season in Atlanta that included the NFC South title, an NFC Championship and the franchise’s first Super Bowl appearance under Blank’s ownership. To underscore Blank’s promise to the fans to put together a team that competes for championships on and off the field, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was named NFL MVP and was the club’s Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year winner, while Coach Quinn was honored with

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the NFL’s prestigious Salute to Service award for his unrelenting commitment to America’s military. The determination of Blank to build a consistent winner for this city and provide the fans in Atlanta a team they can be proud of and call their own is unmatched in sports. It is a passion that drives the owner and something he, Dimitroff and Quinn are fully aligned on as they look to build on the success of 2016. While Blank continues to focus on the football side of the franchise, as well as his philanthropic efforts and development of ranch properties in Montana, Cannon was hired to lead all business operations of the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons; Atlanta United FC of Major League Soccer; Mercedes-Benz Stadium; PGA TOUR Superstore; Mountain Sky Guest Ranch; and West Creek Ranch. Since Blank acquired the Falcons in 2002, the team has made the playoffs seven times in 15 seasons. Under Blank’s leadership, the Falcons front office has also seen unprecedented success. Three years before Blank purchased the Falcons, the club averaged about 37,000 season-ticket holders per year. Since 2002, the Falcons have never sold fewer than 50,000 season tickets in any year. Additionally, during the same period, the club has sold out 118 of 120 regular-season games and is currently riding a streak of nine consecutive sellout seasons. Blank is also a key contributor to many of the NFL’s major committees. He currently chairs the NFL Audit Committee and Compensation Committee, and he is a member of the league’s Finance, Legislative and Workplace Diversity committees.

MERCEDES-BENZ STADIUM The world-class Mercedes-Benz Stadium (MBS) is designed to create an unparalleled fan experience.


Taking the guest experience to an unmatched level, MBS will elevate and enhance the downtown landscape and lead the industry in design, technology and sustainability. This stadium will contribute to the longterm growth and success of the city and state. Every stadium feature has been designed with the fan in mind. MBS will offer fan-friendly food and beverage pricing and options; best-in-class service; state-ofthe-art audio and visual systems; 71,000 seats with scalability up to 83,000 offering expanded legroom; 673 points of sale for concessions for shorter lines and a better experience; expanded concourses and 360 degree circumnavigation on each level to allow increased access and walkability; 20 elevators; 25 escalators; 190 suites; 7,600 club seats; seven exclusive dining and entertainment club areas and skybridges; and standing-only gathering places on all three concourses. The Roof: One of the most widely recognized hallmarks of Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the ocular roof features eight petals that can open and close in 9-12 minutes, providing the ability to host a wide variety of sporting and entertainment events in the open air or closed stadium environment. The roof covering is constructed of ETFE fabric that allows for translucent light to come into the stadium when closed. Window to the City: The unique, floor-to-ceiling Window to the City offers both interior and exterior views of the downtown landscape and skyline, which lets fans connect the experience with the city of Atlanta. Front Porch: The 110,000-square-foot open gathering place provides fans the opportunity to blend the indoor/ outdoor in-stadium experience and features live pre- and post-event entertainment inside the security perimeter.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium has already been successful in attracting marquee events to the city of Atlanta, such as the 2018 College Football National Championship, the 2019 Super Bowl and the 2020 NCAA Men’s Final Four.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE Starting with The Home Depot and continuing with his current businesses -- the Falcons, PGA TOUR Superstore, Mountain Sky Guest Ranch, West Creek Ranch, Atlanta United and The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation -- Blank’s business and personal values underscore the importance of giving back and becoming part of the community. During his 23 years with The Home Depot, the company donated more than $113 million to communities, and Home Depot associates provided hundreds of thousands of hours of personal volunteer time. Since its inception in 1995, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation has granted more than $300 million to charitable organizations, with approximately two-thirds of the total focused on metro Atlanta, including the Historic Westside neighborhoods of Vine City, English Avenue and Castleberry Hill. In 2013, Blank publicly committed to making further significant investments in these communities by creating the Westside Neighborhood Prosperity Fund, which has invested in catalytic projects that ignite positive change and improve the quality of life in the neighborhoods surrounding Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The foundation has contributed $15 million so far to large-scale transformational projects that will result in lasting impact for community residents.

Halo Board: The one-of-a-kind, nearly six-story-tall (58 ft) and 360-degree HD video halo board is the largest in the world. Hanging from the circumference of the roof opening, this truly cutting-edge piece of technology will enhance the in-seat experience for every fan in Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

In 2014, Blank’s foundation launched its first major project, Westside Works, a long-term neighborhoodbased program focused on creating job training and employment opportunities for residents. Westside Works has trained and placed over 500 men and women in living-wage jobs in construction, health care, culinary arts and auto technician sectors during its first two years of operation.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium will feature the best food and beverage experience of any sports facility in the world. It has set the bar with its Fan First pricing model, which means prices on all food items at Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be comparable to the prices found on the same food and beverage items at a local restaurant or convenience store (i.e. $2 bottled water, refillable sodas, hot dogs; $3 nachos, pizza slices, waffle fries; $5 12 oz. domestic beer) featuring affordable pricing for premium quality, whole-dollar pricing to minimize wait time and availability to all fans regardless of the event.

Community engagement is a priority for the Falcons as well. The Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation invests in innovative approaches to increase the time kids spend in physical activity and to give more children access to healthy foods. Since 2002, the foundation has awarded more than $28 million in grants to nonprofit organizations serving children across Georgia. As a leader in the Georgia SHAPE initiative, the youth foundation is helping Georgia elementary schools reach more than 350,000 students through the Power Up for 30 program, which adds 30 minutes of physical activity during the school day. Through the Rise Up! 159

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initiative, AFYF is partnering with schools and youth football associations to expand NFL Flag Football programs in Georgia’s 159 counties. In addition, Atlanta Falcons players, coaches, cheerleaders, associates and their spouses remain among the most active community citizens in the NFL, contributing an average of 3,000 hours of their collective time each season. Much of this time is spent participating in Atlanta Falcons community relations programs and initiatives that support a variety of issues and activities, including: health and fitness, breast cancer awareness, combating hunger, the development of youth/prep football, Salute to Service and outreach in underserved communities.

HOW IT ALL BEGAN A native of Flushing, N.Y., Blank attended Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, where he competed on the football, baseball and track teams. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting with distinction from Babson College, where he was active in a variety of extracurricular activities. Blank cofounded The Home Depot in 1978 and retired from the company as co-chairman in 2001. At the time of his retirement, The Home Depot was a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and one of Fortune magazine’s “Global Most Admired Companies.” During Blank’s last year as CEO of the company, The Home Depot ranked first in social responsibility in an annual survey conducted by Harris Interactive. Blank is recognized throughout the country for his personal and professional achievements. In 2012, he received an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University of Georgia. In 2011, he was the recipient

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of the Freeing Voices, Changing Lives Award from the American Institute for Stuttering, and in 2010, he was recognized by the Council for Quality Growth for his philanthropic endeavors as well as his significant contributions to economic development and quality of life. In 2006, he was named a Distinguished American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, which annually recognizes an individual who has utilized his or her talents to attain great success in business, private life or public service. Also in 2006, Blank was inducted into the Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame and was awarded an honorary doctor of humanities degree from Furman University. In 2005, he was named National Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young. In 2003, for the second time in three years, Blank was named Georgia’s Most Respected CEO by Georgia Trend magazine, and in 2002, he was inducted into Georgia State University’s Business Hall of Fame. The Georgia Army National Guard Infantry Regiment appointed Blank as an honorary commander in July 2016. Individuals are selected as honorary commanders because of their position or influence in the community and their ability to foster awareness and public support for the military and its service members. Earlier this year, the Atlanta Sports Council honored Blank with its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. In January 2018, Blank will be inducted into the National Football Foundation’s Leadership Hall of Fame. Blank also serves on the board of trustees of The Carter Center and The Cooper Institute. Arthur and Angie Blank’s marriage in June 2016 brought together their respective families, including nine children and five grandchildren.


STEPHEN CANNON

CEO, AMB GROUP, LLC

“We’ve got some incredible exciting challenges in front of us, and some of these things we’ve never done before.”

teve Cannon became chief executive of ficer of AMB Group, LLC , on Feb. 1, 2016, assuming the day-to-day leadership of the company’s for-profit businesses. Cannon leads all business operations of the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons; Atlanta United of Major League Soccer; Mercedes-Benz Stadium; and PGA TOUR Superstore.

Cannon graduated with honors from the United States Military Academy at West Point (B.S., Economics). He is Airborne Ranger qualified and served as First Lieutenant in West Germany during the fall of the Iron Curtain. During his time in the Army he also served five years as an artillery officer.

Prior to joining AMB Group, Cannon served as president and chief executive officer of MercedesBenz USA (MBUSA) and was responsible for leading operations that generated record sales with annual revenues exceeding $20 billion. During his tenure, MBUSA achieved a first-ever No. 1 ranking on the American Customer Satisfaction Index and was also lauded as one of the best places to work by Fortune magazine five years in a row. Cannon oversaw MBUSA’s successful headquarters relocation from New Jersey to the metro Atlanta area, in addition to crafting a sports sponsorship strategy that closely aligned the premium brand with properties reflective of its category leadership and brand position.

A tireless advocate of military support and engagement, Cannon personally spearheads a wide array of military engagement programs across the family of businesses. Outside of the Blank Family of Businesses, Cannon chairs the Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund, a charity committed to helping veterans, their spouses and their children get the financial support they need to further their education; serves on the board of directors of TAPS, an organization that programmatically offers help, hope and healing to all those grieving the death of a loved one serving in America’s armed forces; and is on the board of directors of the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Cannon is also a sought-out speaker on principle-centered leadership and panelist on topics ranging from executive leadership to marketing.

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Cannon began his automotive career in 1991 as executive assistant to the president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz of North America (predecessor to MBUSA). From there, he moved to Stuttgart, Germany, and joined a small team tasked with the development, manufacturing and launch of the M-Class, the first Mercedes-Benz SUV ever made in and for this market. Following his time in Germany, Cannon served as director of marketing for Debis Financial Services (later Daimler Financial Services). He also served as principal for The Richards Group, one of the largest independent full-service advertising agencies in the U.S., before rejoining MBUSA in 2007 where he served as the vice president of marketing for MBUSA from June 2007 until he was promoted to president and CEO in 2012.

COMMITTED TO SERVICE

Cannon and his wife, Ann, reside in Atlanta, and they are the parents of nine children.

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RICH MCKAY

PRESIDENT & CEO

McKay is the only executive in the league who has been the political and business point man on the successful negotiation and construction of two NFL stadiums. alcons President and CEO Rich McKay has been a fixture in the National Football League for more than 30 years. One of the league’s most influential executives, McKay recently finished his 13th season with the Atlanta Falcons including an NFC Championship title and a trip to Super Bowl LI.

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McKay was initially hired by Owner and Chairman Arthur M. Blank in 2004 and served his first four years as the team’s general manager. He was promoted to president and chief executive officer in 2011. Together with Blank and Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff, McKay played a key role in the coaching search that resulted in the hiring of Dan Quinn as Atlanta’s new head coach in early 2015. McKay played a pivotal role in the negotiation, development and progress of building Mercedes-Benz Stadium, a process that began in earnest in 2008. Working closely with Blank, the city of Atlanta, the state of Georgia and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, McKay helped to secure approval and financing for Mercedes-Benz Stadium after years of intense negotiations. The club broke ground on Mercedes-Benz Stadium on May 19, 2014, with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, MLS Commissioner Don Garber and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed in attendance for the historic announcement, and MBS opened earlier this year as the home of the Atlanta Falcons and MLS expansion team Atlanta United. He is the only executive to have led two successful stadium negotiations (Atlanta and Tampa Bay). In April 2014, McKay was named President of AMB Sports & Entertainment (AMBSE). McKay has served as a member of the NFL’s Competition Committee for the past 23 years. He was named cochairman of the committee in 1998, and on March 1, 2011, Goodell named him chairman of the committee. Prior to joining the Falcons, McKay spent 10 years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, serving as general manager. While serving as general manager for Tampa

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Bay (1994-2003) and Atlanta (2004-08), McKay was the architect of a Super Bowl-winning team (Super Bowl XXXVII) as well as six teams that reached the playoffs and three that advanced to the NFC Championship Game. McKay’s personnel scouting acumen was a successful formula that produced 59 players who played in the Pro Bowl during his time as an NFL general manager.

LEGACY OF SUCCESS

The McKay family is one of the most successful football families with substantial roots in both the collegiate and professional games. Rich’s late father, the legendary John McKay, led the University of Southern California Trojans to four national championships in 16 seasons. Rich’s older brother, J.K. McKay, was a starting wide receiver for the Trojans and part of two national championship teams (1972, ‘74) while playing for his father. Both Coach McKay and Rich saw their first draft picks selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Lee Roy Selmon was the first pick for John McKay as a head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1976, and Warren Sapp was the first pick for Rich McKay in 1995. After the enshrinement of Sapp and Brooks, Rich McKay became the first general manager in NFL history to have his first two draft picks go on to be firstballot members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. McKay earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics in 1981 from Princeton University and graduated from Stetson’s College of Law in 1984. Born March 16, 1959, in Eugene, Ore., McKay grew up in Los Angeles and Tampa, graduating from Tampa’s Jesuit High School. McKay and his wife, Terrin, have two sons: Hunter, a 2012 graduate of Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., who is now employed in the Sports Information Office at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Ga., and John, a 2015 graduate of the University of Southern California who is a scout with the Los Angeles Rams.


THOMAS DIMITROFF

GENERAL MANAGER

All six of the club’s Pro Bowlers from 2016 were brought in by Dimitroff and ESPN listed the Falcons as having the NFL’s top roster entering the 2017 season. eneral Manager Thomas Dimitroff is entering his 10th season in the role for the Falcons in 2017. Over the last two seasons, Dimitroff and Head Coach Dan Quinn have crafted a roster focused on fast, physical and relentless players. This team-building approach spurred the Falcons to an NFC title and the franchise’s second Super Bowl appearance in 2016. Over his nine seasons in Atlanta, the Falcons have posted 85 wins during the regular season and have made five postseason appearances.

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A two-time Executive of the Year honoree by Sporting News (2008, ‘10), Dimitroff has been the architect of the most successful run in franchise history, including five consecutive winning seasons from 2008-12 and three straight playoff berths -- a first in franchise history. After the Falcons finised with an 8-8 record in 2015, the first year of the Quinn-Dimitroff partnership, the team made 18 moves prior to the NFL Draft including signing three-time Pro Bowl center Alex Mack, DE Derrick Shelby and WR Mohamed Sanu. The execution of the 2016 draft was precise. The Falcons wanted to add fast and physical players on both sides of the ball, and they did so by adding S Keanu Neal, LB Deion Jones, TE Austin Hooper, LB De’Vondre Campbell and G Wes Schweitzer. Dimitroff and Quinn’s vision blossomed during the 2016 season, as the Falcons won 11 games on their way to a fourth NFC South title and the franchise’s second Super Bowl appearance. The Falcons return nine offensive starters and 18 defensive players who started at least one game, and this offseason, Dimitroff signed CB Desmond Trufant and RB Devonta Freeman to five-year extensions. In April, Atlanta traded up five spots in the first round to select DE Takkarist McKinley out of UCLA. In their first offseason together, Dimitroff and Quinn made 21 moves prior to the draft as they re-

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calibrated the roster. With the eighth overall pick in the 2015 Draft, Atlanta selected Clemson OLB Vic Beasley Jr., a native of Adairsville, Ga. Dimitroff and Quinn went defense again in the second round when they added LSU cornerback Jalen Collins before addressing a couple of offensive needs in the third round (RB Tevin Coleman, Indiana) and fourth round (WR Justin Hardy, ECU). The Falcons went back to Clemson University for their fifth-round selection and added Conyers, Ga., native DT Grady Jarrett.

BUILDING A WINNER

Dimitroff built teams that won 36 games from 201012, which included three straight playoff berths and a trip to the NFC Championship Game, the most successful three-year stretch in franchise history. His landmark acquisition came during the 2011 Draft when Atlanta manufactured a trade in order to select University of Alabama wide receiver Julio Jones with the sixth pick. Jones has become one of the top receivers in the NFL since 2011 and has been named to four Pro Bowls. Dimitroff’s initial ‘08 draft was a windfall, delivering franchise quarterback Matt Ryan, the consensus NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year; starting left tackle Sam Baker; starting middle linebacker and All-NFL rookie selection Curtis Lofton; and eventual starting free safety Thomas DeCoud. Dimitroff has drafted or signed 13 players who have been named to a combined 24 Pro Bowls. Dimitroff started his climb to NFL general manager by working his way through the scouting ranks. He spent five years as the Director of College Scouting for New England (2003-07). Dimitroff captained his college team as a defensive back at the University of Guelph (Canada) from 1987– 89. He was born in Barberton, Ohio, in 1966. Thomas has one son, Mason, and one daughter, Aja Neve.


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DAN QUINN

HEAD COACH

After going 8-8 in his first season as an NFL head coach, Quinn took the team to the franchise’s fourth NFC championship game and second Super Bowl in 51 years.

an Quinn was named the 16th head coach in Atlanta Falcons history in February 2015. In two years, he has compiled a 19-13 regular-season record and a 2-1 postseason mark while leading the club to an NFC title and its second Super Bowl appearance. Under Quinn’s guidance, Atlanta built on an 8-8 season in 2015 to finish at 11-5 last season. In his first playoff appearance as a head coach, Quinn dispatched his former team, the Seattle Seahawks, in the divisional round before closing the Georgia Dome with a 44-21 defeat of the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game. Despite falling to the New England Patriots, 34-28, in the NFL’s first Super Bowl decided by overtime, Quinn has built a brotherhood that is poised to challenge the NFC’s top echelon for years to come.

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Last season, Quinn’s leadership helped produce six Pro Bowlers, including quarterback Matt Ryan, running back Devonta Freeman, wide receiver Julio Jones, center Alex Mack, outside linebacker Vic Beasley Jr. and placekicker Matt Bryant. Ryan became the first player in franchise history to be named NFL MVP and joined Jones and Beasley as Associated Press first-team All-Pros. Additionally, Quinn earned the NFL’s Salute to Service award for his commitment to honoring and supporting the armed services and the military community.

DEFENSIVE GURU Quinn’s influence on Atlanta’s young defense was clearly seen in 2016, as several first- and secondyear players filled key roles on the unit. His impact was perhaps clearest on Beasley, who took the NFL’s sack crown with 15.5 in his second year in the league -- the second-most by a Falcon in a single season since sacks became an official statistic in 1982. Atlanta’s young and improving defense was buoyed by the NFL’s top scoring offense in 2016. The Falcons captured their fourth NFC South title and secured the NFC’s second seed in the playoffs following an

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11-5 season. While the offense fired on all cylinders, Quinn’s defense showed great strides over the final month of the season. Atlanta allowed 25.7 points per game for its first 11 games last season. Over the final five games of the regular season, that number dropped to just 20.8 points per game. In the playoffs, the defense held the Seahawks and Packers to 20 and 21 points respectively on the way to winning the NFC title. In his first season at the helm, Quinn led the team to a 5-0 start, becoming the first coach in franchise history to begin his career with five straight wins. Quinn took over the club after serving as the Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator for two seasons (2013-14), helping guide them to consecutive Super Bowl appearances. Quinn originally joined the Seahawks in 2009 after spending the previous six years coaching the defensive lines for the San Francisco 49ers (2003-04), Miami Dolphins (2005-06) and the New York Jets (2007-08). He previously served as the Seahawks assistant head coach/defensive line coach in 2009 under Jim Mora. Quinn was a four-year letter winner and two-time co-captain at Division III Salisbury (Md.) State as a defensive lineman, where he recorded 139 tackles and eight tackles for loss. He also lettered in track and held the school record in the hammer throw. He was inducted into the Salisbury State Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005. Quinn’s charitable foundation, Quinn’s Corps, which he and his wife, Stacey, started in 2005, serves members of the military both at home and abroad. Quinn’s foundation provides military families that are stateside with tickets to games while sending special care packages to soldiers who are deployed overseas. Quinn was born in Morristown, N.J. He and his wife reside in Suwanee, Ga.


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ASSISTANT COACHES 2017 ATLANTA FALCONS

RAHEEM MORRIS ASSISTANT HEAD COACH/WR/PASSING GAME COORDINATOR

Morris is in his third season on the Falcons staff and carries 15 years of NFL coaching experience. His NFL coaching career began as a defensive quality control coach in 2002 with the Super Bowl-winning Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Morris later served as Tampa’s head coach from 2009-11 and coached the Redskins defensive backs from 2012-14. Morris played safety at Hofstra under Dan Quinn.

STEVE SARKISIAN OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR

Sarkisian was hired as Atlanta’s offensive coordinator on Feb. 7, 2017. He started his coaching career as quarterbacks coach for El Camino Community College in 2000 and he was first hired by the University of Southern Cal in 2001. He was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2007 and left to become the University of Washington’s head coach from 2009-13. Southern Cal hired him as head coach in 2014.

MARQUAND MANUEL DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR

Manuel served as Atlanta’s secondary coach from 2015-16 before being promoted to defensive coordinator. The former Florida Gator spent eight years in the NFL as a safety before transitioning into coaching. Manuel joined the Seahawks coaching staff in 2012 as the assistant special teams coach. Manuel spent 2013-14 as Seattle’s secondary coach and was on the staff for the “Legion of Boom” defense that won Super Bowl XLVIII.

KEITH ARMSTRONG SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR

This is Armstrong’s 10th season as Atlanta’s special teams coordinator. Since 2008, Armstrong’s punt return coverage group ranks second in the NFL in total return yards (1,964). His kickoff coverage units also have posted the sixth-most touchbacks during that time (357) and are first in the NFL in touchdowns against (one). This is Armstrong’s second stint with Atlanta, having coached the safeties and secondary from 1994-96.

JEROME HENDERSON DEFENSIVE PASSING GAME COORDINATOR

Henderson is in his second season as Atlanta’s defensive passing game coordinator. He spent the four previous seasons as the Cowboys secondary coach and has 10 years of NFL coaching experience. Henderson coached the Browns secondary for three years and also served on the Jets coaching staff for three years. New England drafted Henderson in 1991 and he played defensive back for eight seasons with four different teams.

JESSE ACKERMAN HEAD STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH

Ackerman serves in his second season as Atlanta’s head strength and conditioning coach. He earned an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from John Carroll in 2007 and an M.S. in Exercise Science from California University of Pennsylvania in 2009. Ackerman’s certifications include NSCACSCS, NASM-PES and NASM-CES. He was the strength coach for the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment in 2015.

JONAS BEAUCHEMIN ASSISTANT STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH

Beauchemin has been with the Falcons since 2009 as an assistant in the athletic performance department. Prior to joining the Falcons, he worked for Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning in Boston where he focused on NFL and NHL combine preparation. A native of Burlington, Vt., Beauchemin is a graduate of Keene State College, where he earned his degree in Health Promotion and Fitness.

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ASSISTANT COACHES 2017 ATLANTA FALCONS

DAVE BROCK OFFENSIVE ASSISTANT

Brock joins the Falcons after a four-year stint as the head coach for the University of Delaware. Before joining the Blue Hens, he was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for Rutgers. Brock has been a collegiate coach for 29 years, with stops at Kansas State (2007-08), North Carolina (2005-06), Temple (2002-04), Hofstra (1995-02), Salisbury (1988-90, ‘94) and Western Connecticut State (1991-93).

KEITH CARTER RUNNING BACKS COACH

Carter is in his third season with the Falcons after spending the previous two seasons as the team’s assistant offensive line coach. Prior to Atlanta, Carter served as offensive line coach/running game coordinator at San Jose State University (2014) and offensive quality control coach with the Seattle Seahawks (2012-13). Carter began his coaching career at his alma-mater, UCLA, where he played for four seasons.

KYLE FLOOD ASSISTANT OFFENSIVE LINE COACH

Flood brings 23 years of coaching experience to the Falcons. He recently served as the head coach for the Rutgers football team from 2012-15 and became the first head coach in team history to lead the program to bowl games in each of his first three seasons. Before Rutgers, he spent three years at the University of Delaware and coached the offensive line at Hofstra University from 1997-01.

BUSH HAMDAN QUARTERBACKS COACH

Hamdan brings seven years of collegiate coaching experience to the Falcons. His coaching career began with Maryland (2010), Sacramento State (2011) and Florida (2012) and he became co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Arkansas State in 2013. In 2014, he was offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Davidson. He spent the past two seasons at the University of Washington where he was the wide receivers/passing game coordinator.

WADE HARMAN TIGHT ENDS COACH

Harman is in his third season as the Falcons tight ends coach after he spent the 2014 season as Atlanta’s assistant offensive line coach. Harman has been coaching since 1987 when he joined Utah State as a graduate assistant. He would spend 15 seasons on the Baltimore Ravens coaching staff as the club’s tight ends coach, and also served as the Ravens assistant offensive line coach from 1999-2007.

CHARLIE JACKSON DEFENSIVE ASSISTANT

Jackson is in his first season with the Falcons as a defensive assistant. He joined the Falcons from the NCAA National Headquarters where he was a member of the College Football Rules Enforcement Group. His professional coaching background includes multiple defensive coaching roles with the Packers and Broncos as well as coaching fellowships with the Falcons and Rams. Jackson was a defensive back at the United States Air Force Academy.

DOUG MALLORY DEFENSIVE BACKS COACH

Mallory is a veteran coach who began his career in 1988 with Indiana University as a graduate assistant. He has spent over 20 years coaching in the college ranks and can claim Atlanta as his first job in professional football. Before taking a year away from the game in 2014, Mallory was both assistant head coach and co-defensive coordinator at Indiana University from 2011-13. Doug played at Michigan for head coach Bo Schembechler in the mid-80s.

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ASSISTANT COACHES 2017 ATLANTA FALCONS

CHRIS MORGAN OFFENSIVE LINE COACH

Morgan’s third season with the Falcons follows a 2016 campaign in which his offensive line blocked for the NFL MVP, Matt Ryan, and helped power an offense that averaged a league-high and franchise-record 33.8 points per game. Morgan coached with the Washington Redskins from 2011-13 before joining the Seahawks staff in 2014. He played collegiately for the Colorado Buffaloes and began his coaching career at Westfield High School (Texas) in 2004.

JUSTIN OUTTEN OFFENSIVE ASSISTANT

Outten became an offensive assistant after spending the 2016 season as an offensive intern with the Falcons. Before joining the Falcons, he worked at Westfield High School (Texas) as the assistant head coach/offensive coordinator/offensive line coach from 2008-16. Outten was a starting center at Syracuse before joining the Orange coaching staff as a graduate assistant in 2007.

JESS SIMPSON DEFENSIVE ASSISTANT

Simpson is one of the most successful coaches in Georgia prep football history. He spent 22 years on the Buford High School coaching staff – 12 years as head coach – and helped the Wolves win 10 state titles. Simpson compiled a 164-12 (.932) record as Buford’s head coach. He played collegiately at Auburn and began his coaching career as a student assistant for the Tigers.

ERIC SUTULOVICH ASSISTANT SPECIAL TEAMS COACH

The 2017 season is the ninth that Sutulovich has held his position. Sutulovich’s NFL coaching experience started with a four-year tenure as the assistant special teams coach with the Houston Texans in their inaugural 2002 season. After working in the college game for several years, Sutulovich returned to the NFL as an offensive assistant for the Detroit Lions in 2008 before joining Atlanta.

JEFF ULBRICH LINEBACKERS COACH

After an 10-year career in the NFL and two previous coaching stops, Ulbrich is coaching the Falcons linebackers for the third season. Last season, Ulbrich coached rookie Deion Jones to a team-high 106 tackles. His coaching career began as a special teams assistant in Seattle where he was on the same staff as Dan Quinn. Ulbrich left Seattle to serve as UCLA’s defensive coordinator for three seasons (2012-14).

CHARLIE WEIS JR. OFFENSIVE ASSISTANT

Weis Jr. recently came from the University of Alabama where he was an offensive analyst from 2015-16. In 2014, he was a summer volunteer intern for the New England Patriots. He was a manager at Kansas (2012-14) where he assisted the position coaches in practice by administering and directing drills. In 2011, he served as an offensive quality control coach for Florida.

BRYANT YOUNG DEFENSIVE LINE COACH

Young brings five years of coaching experience to the Falcons. He worked under Quinn for the first two years of his three-year stay at the University of Florida (2011-13) as the defensive line coach. Bryant also played 208 games in 14 seasons as a defensive tackle/defensive end with the San Francisco 49ers, playing two years (2003-04) under Quinn, who was his position coach.

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TEAM EXECUTIVES 2017 ATLANTA FALCONS

GREG BEADLES EXECUTIVE VP, CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE & FINANCIAL OFFICER AMB SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT

As Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer for AMB Sports and Entertainment, Beadles provides senior leadership for the Atlanta Falcons, Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Atlanta United. Beadles’ career began as an intern with the Falcons in 1995. His responsibilities have grown over the years to include organizational strategy, finance, technology, facilities, travel and logistics. His prime focus over the last several years has been helping the organization in building Mercedes-Benz Stadium through negotiations, planning and the overall development and financing of the state-ofthe-art project.

DANNY BRANCH CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER A M B G R O U P, L L C

Branch begins his 13th year as Chief Information Officer for AMB Sports & Entertainment and boasts more than 30 years of experience in systems development, deployment and support. As Vice President of IT Operations, he is responsible for all information technology-related activities for the Falcons and the Blank Family of Businesses. During his tenure with AMB, Branch has led the creation and launch of the Falcons’ first official mobile app, directed the launch of the Falcons’ first retail operations and team store and led the initial creation and launch of the official e-commerce site for PGA TOUR Superstore.

LISA CHANG SR. VICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES A M B G R O U P, L L C

Chang is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for AMB Group. Chang oversees Human Resources for all the Blank Family of Businesses including AMB Group, AMB Sports & Entertainment (The Atlanta Falcons, Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Atlanta United), The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, PGA TOUR Superstore and Mountain Sky Guest Ranch. As SVP and CHRO, Chang is a key member of the executive team and leads the organization’s talent and people strategies, ensuring alignment of the company’s stated core values across the family of businesses.

MICHAEL DRAKE CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER & SENIOR VP, BUSINESS OPERATIONS AMB SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Drake joined AMB Sports & Entertainment in 2016, is responsible for revenue generation and leads service initiatives and marketing strategies for the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United and Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Drake also oversees tours and special events for Mercedes-Benz Stadium and the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground. Prior to joining AMB, Drake served as VP for Legends Global Sales, where he assisted in business strategies for the division responsible for premium tickets and naming rights for facilities in professional and college athletics. Since 2013, he has led Legends’ efforts on Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

MIKE EGAN SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL COUNSEL A M B G R O U P, L L C

Egan joined AMB Group, the holding company for the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, PGA TOUR Superstores and Mountain Sky Guest Ranch in January 2015. In addition to his legal responsibilities, Egan provides executive oversight for the construction and operational readiness of Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Prior to joining AMB Group, Egan was a partner in the Corporate Practice Group of the law firm of King & Spalding for 25 years and led the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions practice. Egan acted as primary outside counsel to Arthur Blank and his businesses while at King & Spalding.

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TEAM EXECUTIVES 2017 ATLANTA FALCONS

ROB GEOFFROY SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT & CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AMB SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Entering his 12th season with the Falcons, Geoffroy is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AMB Sports & Entertainment. Geoffroy spent the first eight seasons as the club’s Controller and in 2012 was promoted to Vice President of Finance. Geoffroy’s responsibilities include both financial analysis and operations for all departments within AMBSE. Over his tenure, great strides were made toward the development and financing of Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the launch of Atlanta United and development of the club’s world-class training ground design, construction and operations.

MIKE GOMES SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, FAN EXPERIENCE AMB SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Gomes joined AMB Sports & Entertainment as Senior Vice President, Fan Experience in 2014. He is responsible for designing and implementing all fan experience programming to enhance the game-day experience for Falcons fans, Atlanta United supporters and all event guests and visitors to Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Gomes also oversees marketing and brand activities for the Falcons and Mercedes-Benz Stadium as well as creative services, retail and e-commerce. Prior to joining AMBSE, Gomes enjoyed a 21-year career with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and left as Vice President, Experience Development and Media Strategy.

DAVID HOMRICH EVP, CHIEF FINANCIAL AND INVESTMENT OFFICER A M B G R O U P, L L C

Homrich is Executive Vice President, Chief Financial & Investment Officer of AMB Group, LLC, the parent company of the Falcons. He is President of Exodus Capital, LLC, Arthur M. Blank’s private investment company, Treasurer of The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and a senior officer of several other companies in the Blank Family of Businesses including AMB Sports & Entertainment and PGA TOUR Superstore. He has been with AMB Group since its formation in 2001, and his current responsibilities include financial, tax, risk management, strategic planning and investment strategy.

SCOTT JENKINS GENERAL MANAGER, MERCEDES-BENZ STADIUM AMB SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Jenkins joined Mercedes-Benz Stadium as general manager Feb. 24, 2014. In this role, Jenkins oversees current planning and construction as well as operations for the stadium. Jenkins comes to Mercedes-Benz Stadium from the Seattle Mariners, where he spent seven years as vice president of ballpark operations. He was responsible for operations, capital budget planning and construction projects for Safeco Field. Jenkins is a pioneer in the green building movement in sports and was a co-founder of the Green Sports Alliance, an organization dedicated to promoting sustainability in the sports industry.

BRETT JEWKES SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT & CHIEF COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER A M B G R O U P, L L C

Jewkes was named Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer of AMB Group in November 2015. He is a member of the Blank Family of Businesses (BFOB) executive leadership team and provides strategic communications counsel to Founder and Chairman Arthur M. Blank and Chief Executive Officer Steve Cannon. Jewkes leads the development of internal and external communications strategies across the BFOB portfolio, including the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United, Mercedes Benz Stadium, PGA TOUR Superstore, Mountain Sky Guest Ranch and the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation.

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TEAM EXECUTIVES 2017 ATLANTA FALCONS

JARED MILLER CHIEF DIGITAL OFFICER, SVP - ANALYTICS AND TECHNOLOGY AMB SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT

As Chief Digital Officer and SVP Analytics & Technology for AMB Sports & Entertainment, Miller is responsible for the strategy and execution of all technology, information security, analytics and digital innovation initiatives. He has led the technology design, planning and implementation for Mercedes-Benz Stadium since its ground-breaking in 2014. Miller previously served as Vice President & General Manager for the Travel line of business at NCR Corporation. Previous to NCR, he spent nearly 10 years with Continental Airlines and United Airlines.

MORGAN SHAW PARKER VICE PRESIDENT

AMB SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT MEDIA GROUP Shaw Parker enters her second season as Vice President of AMB Sports & Entertainment Media Group. Within her role, Shaw Parker oversees a talented team of communications, media relations and content specialists including digital, social, video, photography and web for the Falcons, as well as digital and social media for Mercedes-Benz Stadium. She is responsible for building and driving integrated strategies to support the brand as well as the team, coaching staff and GM. With over 20 years of experience in sports business and innovation, Shaw Parker joined the Falcons in 2016 after spending over 10 years at NIKE.

SCOTT PIOLI ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER ATLANTA FALCONS

Pioli is entering his 26th season in the NFL. He has been named NFL Executive of the Year by various national media outlets five different seasons during his career, including honors from Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, and Pro Football Weekly/PFWA. In nine years with the New England Patriots, Pioli helped the club win Super Bowls XXXVI, XXXVIII and XXXIX, claim four AFC championships and win six AFC East titles. Pioli also serves as an active member of the NFL’s Bill Walsh Diversity Fellowship Advisory Council, helping to make the NFL a more diverse and inclusive league.

TAMEKA RISH VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS AMB SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Tameka Rish enters her 15th season in the NFL and her 13th with the Falcons. As Vice President of Corporate Partnerships, Rish leads the consulting team that develops and maintains corporate partnerships for Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United. This includes managing numerous experiential events, television, radio, print and digital advertising, custom experiences, hospitality and signage build outs at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Rish holds a bachelors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a masters from the University of Georgia.

DON ROVAK VICE PRESIDENT, SALES & SERVICE AMB SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Rovak enters his ninth season with the Falcons and his second as the club’s Vice President of Ticket Sales and Service. Rovak’s responsibilities include the leadership of the Falcons and Atlanta United sales, service and ticket operations departments. Prior to taking on his role as VP, Rovak built the Falcons’ ticket sales department and helped reconstruct the premium sales team as the Director of Ticket Sales and Service for six seasons. Previously, Rovak was Vice President of Marketing & Ticketing for the Memphis Redbirds Triple-A baseball team. The RedBirds opened AutoZone Park under his leadership.

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TEAM EXECUTIVES 2017 ATLANTA FALCONS

SPENCER TREADWELL VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS AMB SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Spencer Treadwell enters his first season as the Vice President of Operations for AMB Sports & Entertainment. Treadwell spent the previous 15 seasons as the Falcons Director of Logistics & Facilities. He continues to oversee logistical operations, including team travel, training camp and game operations as well as supervising the Falcons headquarters in Flowery Branch. He also oversees the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground and the MBS administrative offices. He joined the Falcons marketing department in 1995 and transitioned into logistics during the team’s run to Super Bowl XXXIII in 1998.

GREGG VICKERY SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER A M B G R O U P, L L C

A veteran of Arthur Blank’s team for over 30 years, Vickery oversees all financial reporting, accounting, taxes, budgeting and forecasting for AMB Group, in addition to handling banking relationships including Exodus Capital (private investment company) and The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. Prior to AMB Group, Vickery spent 19 years with The Home Depot where he served in various roles, including VP, Finance for the Eastern Division and VP, Corporate Controller.

TIM ZULAWSKI SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT & CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER AMB SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT

As SVP and Chief Commercial Officer, Zulawski is responsible for revenue generation and for the strategy, growth and management of sponsorship and broadcast sales and service for the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United and Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Additionally, Zulawski will oversee a newly created Mega Events division for Mercedes-Benz Stadium and the existing brokerage agreements between the Falcons and the Georgia World Congress Center. Zulawski has over 13 years of experience with the organization and previously served as Vice President of Sponsorship Sales & Service for AMBSE.

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DETROIT LIONS

NEW YORK GIANTS

9/10........@ Lions...............1:00 PM ET 9/17........@ Colts................1:00 PM ET 9/25.......vs Cowboys........8:30 PM ET 10/1.........@ 49ers.............4:05 PM ET 10/8........@ Eagles.............1:00 PM ET 10/15.......vs Buccaneers...4:05 PM ET 10/22......@ Rams...............1:00 PM ET 11/5.........@ 49ers.............4:05 PM ET 11/9.........vs Seahawks......8:25 PM ET 11/19........@ Texans............1:00 PM ET 11/26.......vs Jaguars.........4:25 PM ET 12/3........vs Rams..............4:25 PM ET 12/10.......vs Titans.............4:05 PM ET 12/17.......@ Redskins.........1:00 PM ET 12/24......vs Giants.............4:25 PM ET 12/31.......@ Seahawks.....4:25 PM ET 9/10........@ Bears...............1:00 PM ET 9/17........vs Packers..........8:30 PM ET 9/24.......@ Lions...............1:00 PM ET 10/1.........vs Bills..................1:00 PM ET 10/15.......vs Dolphins..........1:00 PM ET 10/22......@ Patriots.........8:30 PM ET 10/29......@ Jets.................1:00 PM ET 11/5.........@ Panthers.........1:00 PM ET 11/12........vs Cowboys........4:25 PM ET 11/20.......@ Seahawks.....8:30 PM ET 11/26.......vs Buccaneers....1:00 PM ET 12/3........vs Vikings............1:00 PM ET 12/7........vs Saints.............8:25 PM ET 12/18.......@ Buccaneers...8:30 PM ET 12/24......@ Saints..............1:00 PM ET 12/31.......vs Panthers.........1:00 PM ET

9/10........vs Cardinals........1:00 PM ET 9/18........@ Giants............8:30 PM ET 9/24.......vs Falcons...........1:00 PM ET 10/1.........@ Vikings............1:00 PM ET 10/8........vs Panthers.........1:00 PM ET 10/15.......@ Saints..............1:00 PM ET 10/29......vs Steelers.........8:30 PM ET 11/6.........@ Packers.........8:30 PM ET 11/12........vs Browns............1:00 PM ET 11/19........@ Bears...............1:00 PM ET 11/23.......vs Vikings..........12:30 PM ET 12/3........@ Ravens............1:00 PM ET 12/10.......@ Buccaneers....1:00 PM ET 12/16.......vs Bears..............4:30 PM ET 12/24......@ Bengals..........1:00 PM ET 12/31.......vs Packers...........1:00 PM ET

9/10........@ Cowboys.......8:30 PM ET 9/18........Lions....................8:30 PM ET 9/24.......@ Eagles.............1:00 PM ET 10/1.........@ Buccaneers...4:05 PM ET 10/8........Chargers..............1:00 PM ET 10/15 ......@ Broncos.........8:30 PM ET 10/22......Seahawks...........4:25 PM ET 11/5.........Rams....................1:00 PM ET 11/12........@ 49ers.............4:25 PM ET 11/19........Chiefs...................1:00 PM ET 11/23.......@ Redskins........8:30 PM ET 12/3........@ Raiders..........4:25 PM ET 12/10.......Cowboys.............4:25 PM ET 12/17.......Eagles..................1:00 PM ET 12/24......@ Cardinals.......4:25 PM ET 12/31.......Redskins..............1:00 PM ET

CAROLINA PANTHERS

GREEN BAY PACKERS

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

LOS ANGELES RAMS

9/10........@ 49ers.............4:25 PM ET 9/17........vs Bills..................1:00 PM ET 9/24.......vs Saints..............1:00 PM ET 10/1.........@ Patriots..........1:00 PM ET 10/8........@ Lions...............1:00 PM ET 10/12.......vs Eagles............8:25 PM ET 10/22......@ Bears...............1:00 PM ET 10/29......@ Buccaneers....1:00 PM ET 11/5.........vs Falcons...........1:00 PM ET 11/13........vs Dolphins.........8:30 PM ET 11/26.......@ Jets.................1:00 PM ET 12/3........@ Saints..............1:00 PM ET 12/10.......vs Vikings............1:00 PM ET 12/17.......vs Packers...........1:00 PM ET 12/24......vs Buccaneers....1:00 PM ET 12/31.......@ Falcons...........1:00 PM ET

CHICAGO BEARS

9/10........vs Falcons...........1:00 PM ET 9/17........@ Buccaneers....1:00 PM ET 9/24.......vs Steelers..........1:00 PM ET 9/28.......@ Packers.........8:25 PM ET 10/9........vs Vikings...........8:30 PM ET 10/15.......@ Ravens............1:00 PM ET 10/22......vs Panthers.........1:00 PM ET 10/29......@ Saints..............1:00 PM ET 11/12........vs Packers...........1:00 PM ET 11/19........vs Lions................1:00 PM ET 11/26.......@ Eagles.............1:00 PM ET 12/3........vs 49ers...............1:00 PM ET 12/10.......@ Bengals..........1:00 PM ET 12/16.......@ Lions..............4:30 PM ET 12/24......vs Browns............1:00 PM ET 12/31.......@ Vikings............1:00 PM ET

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9/10........vs Seahawks......4:25 PM ET 9/17........@ Falcons..........8:30 PM ET 9/24.......vs Bengals..........4:25 PM ET 9/28.......vs Bears..............8:25 PM ET 10/8........@ Cowboys.......4:25 PM ET 10/15.......@ Vikings............1:00 PM ET 10/22......vs Saints..............1:00 PM ET 11/6.........vs Lions...............8:30 PM ET 11/12........@ Bears...............1:00 PM ET 11/19........vs Ravens............1:00 PM ET 11/26.......@ Steelers.........8:30 PM ET 12/3........vs Buccaneers....1:00 PM ET 12/10.......@ Browns...........1:00 PM ET 12/17.......@ Panthers.........1:00 PM ET 12/23......vs Vikings...........8:30 PM ET 12/31.......@ Lions...............1:00 PM ET 9/11.........vs Saints...............7:10 PM ET 9/17........@ Steelers..........1:00 PM ET 9/24.......vs Buccaneers....1:00 PM ET 10/1.........vs Lions................1:00 PM ET 10/9........@ Bears..............8:30 PM ET 10/15.......vs Packers...........1:00 PM ET 10/22......vs Ravens............1:00 PM ET 10/29......@ Browns..........9:30 AM ET 11/12........@ Redskins.........1:00 PM ET 11/19........vs Rams...............1:00 PM ET 11/23.......@ Lions.............12:30 PM ET 12/3........@ Falcons...........1:00 PM ET 12/10.......@ Panthers.........1:00 PM ET 12/17.......vs Bengals...........1:00 PM ET 12/23......@ Packers.........8:30 PM ET 12/31.......vs Bears...............1:00 PM ET

9/10........@ Redskins.........1:00 PM ET 9/17........@ Chiefs..............1:00 PM ET 9/24.......Giants...................1:00 PM ET 10/1.........@ Chargers.......4:05 PM ET 10/8........Cardinals.............1:00 PM ET 10/12.......@ Panthers........8:25 PM ET 10/23......Redskins.............8:30 PM ET 10/29......49ers....................1:00 PM ET 11/5.........Broncos................1:00 PM ET 11/19........@ Cowboys.......8:30 PM ET 11/26.......Bears....................1:00 PM ET 12/3........@ Seahawks.....8:30 PM ET 12/10.......@ Rams..............4:25 PM ET 12/17.......@ Giants.............1:00 PM ET 12/25......Raiders................8:30 PM ET 12/31.......Cowboys..............1:00 PM ET 9/10........Colts....................4:05 PM ET 9/17........Redskins.............4:25 PM ET 9/21........@ 49ers.............8:25 PM ET 10/1.........@ Cowboys........1:00 PM ET 10/8........Seahawks...........4:05 PM ET 10/15.......@ Jaguars.........4:05 PM ET 10/22......Cardinals.............1:00 PM ET 11/5.........@ Giants.............1:00 PM ET 11/12........Texans.................4:05 PM ET 11/19........@ Vikings............1:00 PM ET 11/26.......Saints..................4:05 PM ET 12/3........@ Cardinals.......4:25 PM ET 12/10.......Eagles.................4:25 PM ET 12/17.......@ Seahawks.....4:05 PM ET 12/24......@ Titans..............1:00 PM ET 12/31.......49ers...................4:25 PM ET

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

9/10........Panthers.............4:25 PM ET 9/17........@ Seahawks.....4:25 PM ET 9/21........Rams...................8:25 PM ET 10/1.........@ Cardinals.......4:05 PM ET 10/8........@ Colts................1:00 PM ET 10/15.......@ Redskins.........1:00 PM ET 10/22......Cowboys.............4:05 PM ET 10/29......@ Eagles.............1:00 PM ET 11/5.........Cardinals............4:05 PM ET 11/12........Giants..................4:25 PM ET 11/26.......Seahawks...........4:05 PM ET 12/3........@ Bears...............1:00 PM ET 12/10.......@ Texans............1:00 PM ET 12/17.......Titans..................4:25 PM ET 12/24......Jaguars..............4:05 PM ET 12/31.......@ Rams..............4:25 PM ET

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

9/10........@ Packers.........4:25 PM ET 9/17........49ers...................4:25 PM ET 9/24.......@ Titans.............4:05 PM ET 10/1.........Colts....................8:30 PM ET 10/8........@ Rams..............4:05 PM ET 10/22......@ Giants............4:25 PM ET 10/29......Texans.................4:05 PM ET 11/5.........Redskins.............4:05 PM ET 11/9.........@ Cardinals.......8:25 PM ET 11/20.......Falcons...............8:30 PM ET 11/26.......@ 49ers.............4:05 PM ET 12/3........Eagles.................8:30 PM ET 12/10.......@ Jaguars..........1:00 PM ET 12/17.......Rams...................4:05 PM ET 12/24......@ Cowboys.......4:25 PM ET 12/31.......Cardinals............4:25 PM ET

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

9/10........@ Dolphins.........1:00 PM ET 9/17........Bears....................1:00 PM ET 9/24.......@ Vikings............1:00 PM ET 10/1.........Giants..................4:05 PM ET 10/5........Patriots...............8:25 PM ET 10/15.......@ Cardinals.......4:05 PM ET 10/22......@ Bills.................1:00 PM ET 10/29......Panthers..............1:00 PM ET 11/5.........@ Saints..............1:00 PM ET 11/12........Jets......................1:00 PM ET 11/26.......@ Falcons...........1:00 PM ET 12/3........@ Packers..........1:00 PM ET 12/10.......Lions.....................1:00 PM ET 12/18.......Falcons...............8:30 PM ET 12/24......@ Panthers.........1:00 PM ET 12/31.......Saints...................1:00 PM ET

WASHINGTON REDSKINS

9/10........Eagles..................1:00 PM ET 9/17........@ Rams..............4:25 PM ET 9/24.......Raiders................8:30 PM ET 10/2........@ Chiefs.............8:30 PM ET 10/15.......49ers....................1:00 PM ET 10/23......@ Eagles............8:30 PM ET 10/29......Cowboys.............4:25 PM ET 11/5.........@ Seahawks.....4:05 PM ET 11/12........Vikings.................1:00 PM ET 11/19........@ Saints..............1:00 PM ET 11/23.......Giants..................8:30 PM ET 11/30.......@ Cowboys.......8:25 PM ET 12/10.......@ Chargers.......4:05 PM ET 12/17.......Cardinals.............1:00 PM ET 12/24......Broncos................1:00 PM ET 12/31.......@ Giants.............1:00 PM ET


AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE

2017 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE & RESULTS

BALTIMORE RAVENS

DENVER BRONCOS

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

OAKLAND RAIDERS

9/10........@ Bengals..........1:00 PM ET 9/17........Browns................1:00 PM ET 9/24.......@ Jaguars.........9:30 AM ET 10/1.........Steelers...............1:00 PM ET 10/8........@ Raiders..........4:05 PM ET 10/15.......Bears....................1:00 PM ET 10/22......@ Vikings............1:00 PM ET 10/26......Dolphins..............8:25 PM ET 11/5.........@ Titans..............1:00 PM ET 11/19........@ Packers..........1:00 PM ET 11/27.......Texans.................8:30 PM ET 12/3........Lions.....................1:00 PM ET 12/10.......@ Steelers.........8:30 PM ET 12/17.......@ Browns...........1:00 PM ET 12/23......Colts....................4:30 PM ET 12/31.......Bengals................1:00 PM ET

99/11.......Chargers............10:20 PM ET 9/17........Cowboys.............4:25 PM ET 9/24.......@ Bills.................1:00 PM ET 10/1.........Raiders................4:25 PM ET 10/15.......Giants..................8:30 PM ET 10/22......@ Chargers.......4:25 PM ET 10/30......@ Chiefs.............8:30 PM ET 11/5.........@ Eagles.............1:00 PM ET 11/12........Patriots...............8:30 PM ET 11/19........Bengals...............4:25 PM ET 11/26.......@ Raiders..........4:25 PM ET 12/3........@ Dolphins.........1:00 PM ET 12/10.......Jets.....................4:05 PM ET 12/14.......@ Colts...............8:25 PM ET 12/24......@ Redskins.........1:00 PM ET 12/31.......Chiefs..................4:25 PM ET

9/7.........@ Patriots.........8:30 PM ET 9/17........Eagles..................1:00 PM ET 9/24.......@ Chargers.......4:25 PM ET 10/2........Redskins.............8:30 PM ET 10/8........@ Texans...........8:30 PM ET 10/15.......Steelers..............4:25 PM ET 10/19.......@ Raiders..........8:25 PM ET 10/30......Broncos...............8:30 PM ET 11/5.........@ Cowboys.......4:25 PM ET 11/19........@ Giants.............1:00 PM ET 11/26.......Bills.......................1:00 PM ET 12/3........@ Jets.................1:00 PM ET 12/10.......Raiders.................1:00 PM ET 12/16.......Chargers.............8:25 PM ET 12/24......Dolphins...............1:00 PM ET 12/31.......@ Broncos.........4:25 PM ET

9/10........@ Titans..............1:00 PM ET 9/17........Jets.....................4:05 PM ET 9/24.......@ Redskins........8:30 PM ET 10/1.........@ Broncos.........4:25 PM ET 10/8........Ravens................4:05 PM ET 10/15.......Chargers.............4:25 PM ET 10/19.......Chiefs..................8:25 PM ET 10/29......@ Bills.................1:00 PM ET 11/5.........@ Dolphins........8:30 PM ET 11/19........Patriots...............4:25 PM ET 11/26.......Broncos...............4:25 PM ET 12/3........Giants..................4:25 PM ET 12/10.......@ Chiefs..............1:00 PM ET 12/17.......Cowboys.............8:30 PM ET 12/25......@ Eagles............8:30 PM ET 12/31.......@ Chargers.......4:25 PM ET

BUFFALO BILLS

HOUSTON TEXANS

MIAMI DOLPHINS

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

9/10........Jets......................1:00 PM ET 9/17........@ Panthers.........1:00 PM ET 9/24.......Broncos................1:00 PM ET 10/1.........@ Falcons...........1:00 PM ET 10/8........@ Bengals..........1:00 PM ET 10/22......Buccaneers.........1:00 PM ET 10/29......Raiders.................1:00 PM ET 11/2.........@ Jets................8:25 PM ET 11/12........Saints...................1:00 PM ET 11/19........@ Chargers.......4:05 PM ET 11/26.......@ Chiefs..............1:00 PM ET 12/3........Patriots................1:00 PM ET 12/10.......Colts.....................1:00 PM ET 12/17.......Dolphins...............1:00 PM ET 12/24......@ Patriots..........1:00 PM ET 12/31.......@ Dolphins.........1:00 PM ET

9/10........Jaguars...............1:00 PM ET 9/14........@ Bengals.........8:25 PM ET 9/24.......@ Patriots..........1:00 PM ET 10/1.........Titans...................1:00 PM ET 10/8........Chiefs..................8:30 PM ET 10/15.......Browns................1:00 PM ET 10/29......@ Seahawks.....4:05 PM ET 11/5.........Colts.....................1:00 PM ET 11/12........@ Rams..............4:05 PM ET 11/19........Cardinals.............1:00 PM ET 11/27.......@ Ravens...........8:30 PM ET 12/3........@ Titans..............1:00 PM ET 12/10.......49ers....................1:00 PM ET 12/17.......@ Jaguars..........1:00 PM ET 12/25......Steelers..............4:30 PM ET 12/31.......@ Colts................1:00 PM ET

CINCINNATI BENGALS

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

9/10........Ravens.................1:00 PM ET 9/14........Texans.................8:25 PM ET 9/24.......@ Packers.........4:25 PM ET 10/1.........@ Browns...........1:00 PM ET 10/8........Bills.......................1:00 PM ET 10/22......@ Steelers..........1:00 PM ET 10/29......Colts.....................1:00 PM ET 11/5.........@ Jaguars..........1:00 PM ET 11/12........@ Titans..............1:00 PM ET 11/19........@ Broncos.........4:25 PM ET 11/26.......Browns................1:00 PM ET 12/4........Steelers..............8:30 PM ET 12/10.......Bears....................1:00 PM ET 12/17.......@ Vikings............1:00 PM ET 12/24......Lions.....................1:00 PM ET 12/31.......@ Ravens............1:00 PM ET

CLEVELAND BROWNS

9/10........Steelers...............1:00 PM ET 9/17........@ Ravens............1:00 PM ET 9/24.......@ Colts................1:00 PM ET 10/1.........Bengals................1:00 PM ET 10/8........Jets......................1:00 PM ET 10/15.......@ Texans............1:00 PM ET 10/22......Titans...................1:00 PM ET 10/29......Vikings................9:30 AM ET 11/12........@ Lions...............1:00 PM ET 11/19........Jaguars...............1:00 PM ET 11/26.......@ Bengals..........1:00 PM ET 12/3........@ Chargers.......4:05 PM ET 12/10.......Packers................1:00 PM ET 12/17.......Ravens.................1:00 PM ET 12/24......@ Bears...............1:00 PM ET 12/31.......@ Steelers..........1:00 PM ET

9/10........@ Rams..............4:05 PM ET 9/17........Cardinals.............1:00 PM ET 9/24.......Browns................1:00 PM ET 10/1.........@ Seahawks.....8:30 PM ET 10/8........49ers....................1:00 PM ET 10/16.......@ Titans.............8:30 PM ET 10/22......Jaguars...............1:00 PM ET 10/29......@ Bengals..........1:00 PM ET 11/5.........@ Texans............1:00 PM ET 11/12........Steelers...............1:00 PM ET 11/26.......Titans...................1:00 PM ET 12/3........@ Jaguars..........1:00 PM ET 12/10.......@ Bills.................1:00 PM ET 12/14.......Broncos...............8:25 PM ET 12/23......@ Ravens...........4:30 PM ET 12/31.......Texans..................1:00 PM ET

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

9/10........@ Texans............1:00 PM ET 9/17........Titans...................1:00 PM ET 9/24.......Ravens................9:30 AM ET 10/1.........@ Jets.................1:00 PM ET 10/8........@ Steelers..........1:00 PM ET 10/15.......Rams...................4:05 PM ET 10/22......@ Colts................1:00 PM ET 11/5.........Bengals................1:00 PM ET 11/12........Chargers..............1:00 PM ET 11/19........@ Browns...........1:00 PM ET 11/26.......@ Cardinals.......4:25 PM ET 12/3........Colts.....................1:00 PM ET 12/10.......Seahawks............1:00 PM ET 12/17.......Texans..................1:00 PM ET 12/24......@ 49ers.............4:05 PM ET 12/31.......Titans...................1:00 PM ET

9/10........Buccaneers.........1:00 PM ET 9/17........@ Chargers.......4:05 PM ET 9/24.......@ Jets.................1:00 PM ET 10/1.........Saints..................9:30 AM ET 10/8........Titans...................1:00 PM ET 10/15.......@ Falcons...........1:00 PM ET 10/22......Jets......................1:00 PM ET 10/26......@ Ravens...........8:25 PM ET 11/5.........Raiders................8:30 PM ET 11/13........@ Panthers........8:30 PM ET 11/26.......@ Patriots..........1:00 PM ET 12/3........Broncos................1:00 PM ET 12/11........Patriots...............8:30 PM ET 12/17.......@ Bills.................1:00 PM ET 12/24......@ Chiefs..............1:00 PM ET 12/31.......Bills.......................1:00 PM ET

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

9/10........@ Browns...........1:00 PM ET 9/17........Vikings.................1:00 PM ET 9/24.......@ Bears...............1:00 PM ET 10/1.........@ Ravens............1:00 PM ET 10/8........Jaguars...............1:00 PM ET 10/15.......@ Chiefs.............4:25 PM ET 10/22......Bengals................1:00 PM ET 10/29......@ Lions..............8:30 PM ET 11/12........@ Colts................1:00 PM ET 11/16........Titans..................8:25 PM ET 11/26.......Packers...............8:30 PM ET 12/4........@ Bengals.........8:30 PM ET 12/10.......Ravens................8:30 PM ET 12/17.......Patriots...............4:25 PM ET 12/25......@ Texans...........4:30 PM ET 12/31.......Browns................1:00 PM ET

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS

9/7.........Chiefs..................8:30 PM ET 9/17........@ Saints..............1:00 PM ET 9/24.......Texans..................1:00 PM ET 10/1.........Panthers..............1:00 PM ET 10/5........@ Buccaneers...8:25 PM ET 10/15.......@ Jets.................1:00 PM ET 10/22......Falcons...............8:30 PM ET 10/29......Chargers..............1:00 PM ET 11/12........@ Broncos.........8:30 PM ET 11/19........@ Raiders..........4:25 PM ET 11/26.......Dolphins...............1:00 PM ET 12/3........@ Bills.................1:00 PM ET 12/11........@ Dolphins........8:30 PM ET 12/17.......@ Steelers.........4:25 PM ET 12/24......Bills.......................1:00 PM ET 12/31.......Jets......................1:00 PM ET

9/11.........@ Broncos........10:20 PM ET 9/17........Dolphins..............4:05 PM ET 9/24.......Chiefs..................4:25 PM ET 10/1.........Eagles.................4:05 PM ET 10/8........@ Giants.............1:00 PM ET 10/15.......@ Raiders..........4:25 PM ET 10/22......Broncos...............4:25 PM ET 10/29......@ Patriots..........1:00 PM ET 11/12........@ Jaguars..........1:00 PM ET 11/19........Bills......................4:05 PM ET 11/23.......@ Cowboys.......4:30 PM ET 12/3........Browns...............4:05 PM ET 12/10.......Redskins.............4:05 PM ET 12/16.......@ Chiefs.............8:25 PM ET 12/24......@ Jets.................1:00 PM ET 12/31.......Raiders................4:25 PM ET

NEW YORK JETS

TENNESSEE TITANS

9/10........@ Bills.................1:00 PM ET 9/17........@ Raiders..........4:05 PM ET 9/24.......Dolphins...............1:00 PM ET 10/1.........Jagaurs...............1:00 PM ET 10/8........@ Browns...........1:00 PM ET 10/15.......Patriots................1:00 PM ET 10/22......@ Dolphins.........1:00 PM ET 10/29......Falcons................1:00 PM ET 11/2.........Bills......................8:25 PM ET 11/12........@ Buccaneers....1:00 PM ET 11/26.......Panthers..............1:00 PM ET 12/3........Chiefs...................1:00 PM ET 12/10.......@ Broncos.........4:05 PM ET 12/17.......@ Saints..............1:00 PM ET 12/24......Chargers..............1:00 PM ET 12/31.......@ Patriots..........1:00 PM ET

9/10........Raiders.................1:00 PM ET 9/17........@ Jaguars..........1:00 PM ET 9/24.......Seahawks...........4:05 PM ET 10/1.........@ Texans............1:00 PM ET 10/8........@ Dolphins.........1:00 PM ET 10/16.......Colts....................8:30 PM ET 10/22......@ Browns...........1:00 PM ET 11/5.........Ravens.................1:00 PM ET 11/12........Bengals................1:00 PM ET 11/16........@ Steelers.........8:25 PM ET 11/26.......@ Colts................1:00 PM ET 12/3........Texans..................1:00 PM ET 12/10.......@ Cardinals.......4:05 PM ET 12/17.......@ 49ers.............4:25 PM ET 12/24......Rams....................1:00 PM ET 12/31.......Jaguars...............1:00 PM ET

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POSITION SPOTLIGHT DEFENSIVE LINE

GRADY JARRETT 3 RD SEASON

6 TH SEASON (1 ST W/ ATL)

DONTARI POE

JACK CRAWFORD

TAKKARIST MCKINLEY

ADRIAN CLAYBORN

DERRICK SHELBY

RA’SHEDE HAGEMAN

COURTNEY UPSHAW

7 TH SEASON (3 RD W/ ATL)

6 TH SEASON (2 ND W/ ATL)

he Falcons defensive line is shaping up to be one of the fiercest in the NFL, and a productive offseason has this group poised to make a statement in 2017.

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Bryant Young was hired in February to serve as Atlanta’s new defensive line coach. Young, a fourtime Pro Bowler, played defensive tackle and end on the 49ers when Quinn was an assistant there and coached with Quinn at Florida. During the offseason, the Falcons looked to bulk up the defensive line. To achieve this goal, Atlanta brought in 2012 first-round draft pick Dontari Poe from Kansas City, signed Jack Crawford from Dallas and also selected defensive end Takkarist McKinley in the first round of the draft. Even though he was listed at 6-foot-3, 346 pounds last season with the Chiefs, Poe is remarkably nimble for his weight, which the Falcons coaches want to keep at 330 pounds or under. The nose tackle hit a weight goal he had worked out with coaches during OTAs, and the team believes that a slimmer Poe will have more stamina and pose more of a threat on the field for longer stints. “You have to be quick, you have to be fast,” Poe said. “You have to be able to play a lot of plays—a lot of fast plays.

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6 TH SEASON (1 ST W/ ATL)

4 TH SEASON

ROOKIE (2017 1 ST RD. PICK)

6 TH SEASON (2 ND W/ ATL)

DEPTH AND TALENT Other options on the line include athletic defensive tackle Grady Jarrett. The 6-foot, 305-pound local product from Conyers had a breakout game in Super Bowl LI with a record-tying three sacks on Tom Brady. The combination of Poe and Jarrett this season could prove to be a major factor in Atlanta’s defensive success. Quinn, who preaches versatility, will also find space on the line for McKinley. The 6-foot-2, 250-pound defensive end from UCLA will provide another option for the pass rush. A healthy Adrian Clayborn returns to the mix, and Brooks Reed, a seven-year veteran, will be back as well. The 6-foot-3, 254-pound defensive end played in 15 games last season, starting seven. He had 17 solo tackles and two sacks. Derrick Shelby, at 6-foot-2, 280 pounds, will be back at the defensive end position. He played in just six games last season before an injury, starting four. Ra’Shede Hageman is a load on the interior and became more disruptive as the 2016 season wore on. The 6-foot6, 318-pounder could be primed for a big season. Six-year veteran Courtney Upshaw will be back for his second season as a Falcon. The 6-foot-2, 272-pound linebacker-turned-lineman played in 13 games last season with 24 tackles.


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Reggie Davis Matt Ryan Matt Bryant Matt Simms Matt Bosher Mike Meyer Josh Magee Matt Schaub Alek Torgersen Julio Jones Mohamed Sanu Justin Hardy Nick Williams Anthony Dable Marvin Hall Taylor Gabriel Andre Roberts Sharrod Neasman Desmond Trufant Keanu Neal Robert Alford Devonta Freeman Brian Hill Tevin Coleman Damontae Kazee Terron Ward C.J. Goodwin Deji Olatoye Jalen Collins Blidi Wreh-Wilson Brian Poole Marcelis Branch Jhurell Pressley Kemal Ishmael Ricardo Allen Akeem King Kelvin Taylor Jarnor Jones Tyler Renew Derrick Coleman Quincy Mauger Duke Riley Jack Lynn Vic Beasley Jr. Deion Jones Josh Harris Jordan Moore Deron Washington Brooks Reed Alex Mack Josh Keyes LaRoy Reynolds J’Terius Jones Jermaine Grace De’Vondre Campbell Travis Averill Larson Graham Ben Garland Sean Harlow Kevin Graf Andy Levitre Austin Pasztor Jake Matthews Wes Schweitzer Cornelius Edison Ryan Schraeder Taniela Tupou D.J. Tialavea Andreas Knappe Daniel Brunskill Ra’Shede Hageman Wil Freeman Levine Toilolo Austin Hooper Joshua Perkins Darion Griswold Reginald Davis III Eric Saubert Deante Burton Bra’Lon Cherry Alex Gray Derrick Shelby Courtney Upshaw Dontari Poe Chris Odom Joe Vellano Jack Crawford Martin Ifedi Grady Jarrett Takkarist McKinley Adrian Clayborn

POS HT

WR QB K QB P K WR QB QB WR WR WR WR WR WR WR WR S CB S CB RB RB RB S RB CB CB CB CB CB FS RB S S CB RB CB FB FB S LB LB OLB LB LS S S DE C LB LB DE LB LB C OL G G OL G T T G C/G T DL OL T T DT T TE TE TE TE WR TE WR WR TE DE DT DT DE DT DL DE DT DE DE

6-0 6-4 5-9 6-3 6-0 6-2 5-11 6-6 6-2 6-3 6-2 5-10 5-10 6-4 5-10 5-8 5-11 5-11 6-0 6-0 5-10 5-8 6-1 6-1 5-11 5-7 6-4 6-1 6-1 6-1 5-9 5-11 5-10 6-0 5-9 6-1 5-10 6-3 5-11 6-0 6-0 6-1 6-2 6-3 6-1 6-1 6-3 6-1 6-3 6-4 6-2 6-1 6-3 6-1 6-3 6-3 6-5 6-5 6-4 6-6 6-2 6-7 6-5 6-4 6-3 6-7 6-1 6-4 6-8 6-5 6-6 6-6 6-8 6-3 6-3 6-5 6-0 6-5 6-2 5-11 6-4 6-2 6-2 6-3 6-4 6-2 6-5 6-3 6-0 6-2 6-3

WT D.O.B.

170 217 203 210 208 190 170 245 229 220 210 192 184 220 190 165 195 213 190 211 186 206 219 210 174 201 220 205 203 190 213 180 206 206 186 212 207 209 217 233 206 218 246 246 222 240 225 211 254 311 227 240 245 223 234 295 292 308 284 309 303 305 309 300 309 300 284 260 325 260 318 275 265 254 223 265 185 253 205 188 231 280 272 346 256 300 274 275 305 250 280

11/22/95 5/17/85 5/29/75 9/27/88 10/18/87 6/2/92 10/1/91 6/25/81 1/13/95 2/8/89 10/22/89 12/18/91 11/23/90 9/25/88 4/10/93 2/17/91 1/9/88 10/14/91 9/10/90 7/26/95 11/1/88 3/15/92 11/9/95 4/16/93 6/5/93 2/15/92 2/4/90 7/20/91 3/20/93 12/5/89 10/20/92 1/19/94 5/20/92 5/6/91 12/18/91 10/29/92 9/28/93 4/29/94 10/20/94 10/18/90 3/4/95 8/9/94 8/6/93 7/8/92 11/4/94 4/27/89 12/13/93 5/3/93 2/28/87 11/19/85 1/23/93 11/3/90 11/12/93 11/8/93 7/1/93 12/21/93 4/9/94 4/6/88 3/28/95 6/17/91 5/15/86 11/26/90 2/11/92 9/11/93 7/10/93 5/4/88 12/13/92 7/27/91 6/2/91 1/27/94 8/8/90 2/7/94 7/30/91 10/29/94 8/5/93 12/23/92 9/14/93 5/1/94 7/12/94 7/24/95 5/1/91 3/4/89 12/13/89 9/18/90 9/16/94 10/30/88 9/7/88 9/4/91 4/28/93 11/2/95 7/6/88

EXP COLLEGE

R 10 16 4 7 1 R 14 R 7 6 3 4 1 1 4 8 2 5 2 5 4 R 3 R 3 2 2 3 5 2 R 1 5 3 3 1 R R 4 R R R 3 2 6 R R 7 9 2 5 R R 2 R R 4 R 2 9 5 4 2 1 5 1 4 R R 4 R 5 2 2 1 R R R R R 6 6 6 R 4 6 1 3 R 7

Georgia Boston College Baylor Tennessee Miami (Fla.) Iowa South Alabama Virginia Penn Alabama Rutgers East Carolina Connecticut No College Washington Abilene Christian Citadel Florida Atlantic Washington Florida Southeastern Louisiana Florida State Wyoming Indiana San Diego State Oregon State California (PA) North Carolina A&T Louisiana State Connecticut Florida Robert Morris New Mexico Central Florida Purdue San Jose State Florida Iowa State Citadel UCLA Georgia LSU Minnesota Clemson Louisiana State Auburn UTSA Pittsburg State (KS) Arizona California Boston College Virginia Miami (OH) Miami Minnesota Boise State Duquesne Air Force Oregon State Southern California Oregon State Virginia Texas A&M San Jose State Portland State Valdosta State Washington Utah State Connecticut San Diego State Minnesota Southern Mississippi Stanford Stanford Washington Arkansas State Texas Tech Drake Kansas State North Carolina State Barnard Castle School Utah Alabama Memphis Arkansas State Maryland Penn State Memphis Clemson UCLA Iowa

ACQUIRED

FA ‘17 D1a ‘08 FA ‘09 FA ‘17 D6 ‘11 FA ‘17 FA ‘17 FA ‘16 FA ‘17 D1 ‘11 FA ‘16 D4 ‘15 FA ‘16 FA’ 17 FA ‘17 WA ‘16 FA ‘17 FA ‘16 D1 ‘13 D1 ‘16 D2 ‘13 D4a ‘14 D5 ‘17 D3 ‘15 D5 ‘17 FA ‘15 FA ‘15 FA ‘16 D2 ‘15 FA ‘17 CFA ‘16 FA ‘17 FA ‘17 D7a ‘13 D5a ‘14 D7b ‘15 FA ‘17 FA ‘17 FA ‘17 FA ‘17 FA ‘17 D3 ‘17 FA ‘17 D1 ‘15 D2 ‘16 FA ‘12 FA ‘17 FA ‘17 FA ‘15 FA ‘16 FA ‘16 FA ‘16 FA ‘17 FA ‘17 D4 ‘16 FA ‘17 FA ‘17 FA ‘15 D4 ‘17 FA ‘16 TR ‘15 (Ten) FA ‘17 D1 ‘14 D6’ 16 FA ‘17 FA ‘13 FA ‘17 FA ‘16 FA ‘17 FA ‘17 D2 ‘14 FA ‘17 D4b ‘13 D3 ‘16 CFA ‘16 FA ‘16 FA ‘17 D5 ‘17 FA ‘17 FA ‘17 FA ‘17 FA ‘16 FA ‘16 FA ‘17 FA ‘17 FA ‘16 FA ‘17 FA ‘17 D5 ‘15 D1 ‘17 FA ‘15

HOMETOWN

Tallahassee, FL Exton, PA Orange, TX Franklin Lakes, NJ Jupiter, FL Dubuque, IA Hoover, AL Pittsburgh, PA Huntington Beach, CA Foley, AL South Brunswick, NJ Vanceboro, NC East Windsor, NJ France Los Angeles, CA Mesquite, TX Columbia, SC Palmetto, FL Tacoma, WA Bushnell, FL Hammond, LA Miami, FL Belleville, IL Tinley Park, IL San Bernardino, CA San Francisco, CA Wheeling, WV Cleveland, OH Olive Branch, MS Malden, MA Bradenton, FL Homestead, FL Newark, DE Miami, FL Daytona Beach, FL Nipomo, CA Belle Glade, FL Lithonia, GA Columbia, SC Los Angeles, CA Marietta, GA Buras, LA Lake Zurich, IL Adairsville, GA New Orleans, LA Carrollton, GA Atlanta, GA Raymore, MO Tucson, AZ Santa Barbara, CA Ghent, NY Norfolk, VA Atlanta, GA Miami Gardens, FL Fort Myers, FL Anaheim, CA Wyoming, OH Grand Junction, CO San Clemente, CA Agoura Hills, CA Santa Cruz, CA Langton, ONT Missouri City, TX Scottsdale, AR Pomona, CA Wichita, KS Everett, WA West Jordan, UT Silkeborg, Denmark Valley Center, CA Minneapolis, MN Flowood, MS La Mesa, CA San Ramon, CA Cerritos, CA Dumas, AR Galveston, TX Hoffman Estates, IL Manhattan, KS New Bern, NC Bishop Auckland, UK Houston, TX Eufaula, AL Memphis, TN Arlington, TX Albany, NY London, United Kingdom Houston, TX Conyers, GA Oakland, CA St. Louis, MO


TEAM ROSTER 2017 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

NO. PLAYER

2 3 5 7 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 29 30 31 33 34O 34D 35O 35D 36 37D 37O 38 39 40 41O 41D 42 43 44 45 47 48 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 83 84 85 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99

Jason Myers Brad Nortman Blake Bortles Chad Henne Brandon Allen Marqise Lee Dede Westbrook Rashad Greene Sr. Shane Wynn Allen Robinson Amba Etta-Tawo Arrelious Benn Larry Pinkard Jamal Robinson Jalen Ramsey A.J. Bouye Aaron Colvin Jeron Johnson T.J. Yeldon Peyton Thompson Doran Grant Leonard Fournette Dwayne Thomas Corey Grant Jalen Myrick Chris Ivory Jonathan Grimes Charles James II DuJuan Harris Jarrod Harper Tracy Howard Tyler Patmon Marquez Williams Stanley Jean-Baptiste Tashaun Gipson Tommy Bohanon Tim Cook Brian Dixon Barry Church Matt Overton Myles Jack Josh McNary Jarrod Wilson Alex Ellis Telvin Smith Paul Posluszny Hayes Pullard III Blair Brown Andrew Gachkar Lerentee McCray Dante Fowler Jr. Audie Cole P.J. Davis Carroll Phillips A.J. Cann Demetrius Rhaney Nila Kasitati Chris Reed Brandon Linder Avery Gennesy Tueni Lupeamanu Earl Watford Tyler Shatley Luke Bowanko Josh Wells Jeremiah Poutasi Cam Robinson Kevin Maurice Malcolm Bunche Patrick Omameh Jermey Parnell Hunter Dimick David Grinnage Mychal Rivera Ben Koyack Keelan Cole Caleb Bluiett Neal Sterling Allen Hurns Marcedes Lewis Stefan Charles Yannick Ngakoue Sheldon Day Calais Campbell Dawuane Smoot Abry Jones Michael Bennett Malik Jackson Jonathan Woodard Malliciah Goodman

POS HT

K P QB QB QB WR WR WR WR WR WR WR WR WR CB CB CB S RB S CB RB CB RB CB RB RB CB RB S CB CB FB CB S FB RB CB S LS LB LB S TE LB LB LB LB LB LB DE LB LB DE OL OL OL OL OL OL DT OL OL OL OL OL OL DT OL OL OL DE TE TE TE WR TE TE WR TE DT DE DT DL DE DT DT DL DE DE

5-10 6-2 6-5 6-3 6-1 6-0 6-0 5-11 5-6 6-3 6-1 6-2 6-0 6-4 6-1 6-0 6-0 5-10 6-1 5-10 5-10 6-0 6-0 5-11 5-11 6-0 5-10 5-9 5-7 6-0 5-10 5-10 5-11 6-3 5-11 6-1 6-0 6-0 6-2 6-1 6-1 6-0 6-2 6-4 6-3 6-2 6-0 6-0 6-2 6-3 6-3 6-5 5-9 6-3 6-3 6-2 6-4 6-5 6-6 6-5 6-0 6-3 6-3 6-6 6-6 6-5 6-6 6-3 6-6 6-4 6-6 6-3 6-5 6-3 6-5 6-1 6-3 6-4 6-3 6-6 6-5 6-2 6-1 6-8 6-3 6-4 6-2 6-5 6-6 6-4

WT D.O.B.

190 214 236 222 214 196 178 186 168 211 208 228 196 205 208 191 193 212 223 184 196 228 201 203 200 223 210 185 206 210 185 188 260 218 212 246 242 195 218 243 244 251 210 245 215 232 235 238 224 249 255 248 232 242 325 301 315 310 315 318 282 300 310 300 306 330 320 300 320 327 326 268 265 245 258 194 252 257 201 267 302 246 294 300 264 318 287 290 287 276

5/12/91 9/12/89 4/28/92 7/2/85 9/5/92 11/25/91 11/21/93 9/23/92 11/15/92 8/24/93 11/10/93 9/8/88 2/25/92 1/13/93 10/24/94 8/16/91 10/2/91 6/2/88 10/2/93 9/26/90 11/30/92 1/18/95 8/22/93 12/19/91 2/27/95 3/22/88 12/21/89 5/14/90 9/3/88 3/28/94 4/29/94 1/26/1991 7/16/94 4/12/1990 8/7/90 9/10/90 4/29/94 4/26/90 2/11/88 7/6/85 9/3/95 4/10/88 1/23/94 2/10/93 4/11/91 10/10/84 4/18/92 5/27/94 11/4/88 8/26/90 8/3/94 6/1/89 1/22/95 9/2/92 10/23/91 6/22/92 4/25/93 7/22/92 1/25/92 2/6/94 4/14/95 6/24/90 5/5/91 6/13/91 2/14/91 10/10/94 10/9/95 7/19/94 10/16/91 12/29/89 7/20/86 10/29/93 2/24/94 9/8/90 4/9/93 4/20/93 10/6/93 1/14/92 11/12/91 5/19/84 6/9/88 3/31/95 7/1/94 9/1/86 3/2/95 9/8/91 2/24/93 1/11/90 1/23/94 1/4/90

EXP COLLEGE

3 6 4 10 1 4 R 3 2 4 R 7 1 1 2 5 4 7 3 3 2 R R 3 R 8 5 4 6 R 2 3 R 3 6 4 R 4 8 6 2 4 2 2 4 11 3 R 7 5 3 6 R R 3 4 1 2 4 R R 4 3 4 3 2 R R 1 5 7 R 1 5 2 R R 3 4 12 5 2 2 10 R 5 3 6 1 5

Marist Wisconsin Central Florida Michigan Arkansas Southern California Oklahoma Florida State Indiana Penn State Syracuse Illinois Old Dominion Louisiana-Lafayette Florida State Central Florida Oklahoma Boise State Alabama San Jose State Ohio State Louisiana State Louisiana State Auburn Minnesota Tiffin William & Mary Charleston Southern Troy West Virginia Miami (Fla.) Oklahoma State Miami (Fla.) Nebraska Wyoming Wake Forest Oregon State Northwest Missouri State Toledo Western Washington UCLA Army Michigan Tennessee Florida State Penn State Southern California Ohio Missouri Florida Florida North Carolina State Georgia Tech Illinois South Carolina Tennessee State Oklahoma Minnesota State Miami (Fla.) Texas A&M Idaho James Madison Clemson Virginia James Madison Utah Alabama Nebraska UCLA Michigan Mississippi Utah North Carolina State Tennessee Notre Dame Kentucky Wesleyan Texas Monmouth Miami (Fla.) UCLA Regina Maryland Notre Dame Miami (Fla.) Illinois Georgia Ohio State Tennessee Central Arkansas Clemson

ACQUIRED

FA-’15 UFA (Car.)-’16 D1-’14 UFA (Mia.)-’12 D6b-’16 D2-’14 D4-’17 D5’-15 FA-’16 D2a-’14 FA-’17 FA-’16 FA-’17 FA-’17 D1-’16 UFA (Hou.)-’17 D4-’14 FA-’17 D2-’15 FA-’14 FA-’16 D1-’17 FA-’17 FA-’15 D7a-’17 UFA (NYJ)-’16 FA-’17 FA-’17 FA-’17 FA-’17 W (Cle)-’17 FA-’17 D7b-’17 FA-’17 UFA (Cle.)-’16 FA-’17 FA-’17 FA-’17 UFA (Dal.)-’17 FA-’17 D2-’16 UFA (Ind.)-’17 FA-’16 FA-’16 D5a-’14 UFA (Buf.)-’11 PS (Cle.)-’15 D5-’17 FA-’17 UFA (Buf.)-’17 D1-’15 UFA (Min.)-’17 FA-’17 FA-’17 D3-’15 W (LAR)-’17 FA-’16 FA-’15 D3-’14 FA-’17 FA-’17 UFA (Ari.)-’17 FA-’14 D1-’14 FA-’14 FA-’16 D2-’17 FA-’17 FA-’17 FA-’16 UFA (Dal.)-’15 FA-’17 FA-’17 UFA (Oak.)-’17 D7-’15 FA-’17 FA-’17 D7a-’15 FA-’14 D1-’06 UFA (Det.)-’17 D3-’16 D4-’16 UFA (Ari.)-’17 D3-’17 FA-’13 D6-’15 UFA (Den.)-’16 D7-’16 FA-’17

HOMETOWN

Chula Vista, CA Brookfield, WI Oviedo, FL Wyomissing, PA Fayetteville, AR Inglewood, CA Cameron, TX Albany, GA Cleveland, OH Southfield, MI Muscat, Oman Washington, DC Washington, DC New Orleans, LA Smyrna, TN Tucker, GA Tulsa, OkLA Compton, CA Daphne, AL Sacramento, CA Akron, OH New Orleans, LA New Orleans, LA Opelika, AL Bloomingdale, GA Longview, TX Willingboro, NJ Jacksonville, FL Brooksville, FL Frostburg, MD Miramar, FL Round Rock, TX Athens, GA Miami, FL Dallas, TX Fort Myers, FL Pine Bluff, AR Pompano Beach, FL Pittsburgh, PA San Leandro, CA Scottsdale, AZ Houston, TX Akron, OH Salisbury, MD Valdosta, GA Aliquippa, PA Los Angeles, CA Moreno Valley, CA Overland Park, KS Ocala, FL St. Petersburg, FL Monroe, MI Cairo, GA Miami, FL Bamberg, SC Fort Lauderdale, FL Euless, TX Omaha, NE Southwest Ranches, FL Southaven, MS Herriman, UT Philadelphia, PA Icard, NC Clifton, VA Mechanicsville, VA Daly City, CA Monroe, LA Orlando, FL Newark, DE Columbus, OH Blytheville, AR Syracuse, UT Newark, DE Van Nuys, CA Oil City, PA Louisville, KY Beaumont, TX Belmar, NJ Miami, FL Long Beach, CA Toronto, ON Bowie, MD Indianapolis, IN Aurora, CO Groveport, OH Warner Robins, GA Centerville, OH Van Nuys, CA Brentwood, TN Florence, SC

39


SS

FS WLB

39 • GIPSON

MLB

50 • SMITH 45 • McNary 53 • Brown

25 • Thompson 36 • Howard

SLB

44 • JACK 52 • Pullard III 58 • Davis

42 • CHURCH 47 • Wilson 35 • Harper

51 • POSLUSZNY 57 • Cole

LCB 20 • RAMSEY 22 • Colvin 37 • Patmon

RCB DE

NT

91 • NGAKOUE 56 • Fowler Jr. 55 • McCray

DT

95 • JONES 90 • Charles 75 • Maurice

21 • BOUYE 31 • Myrick 41 • Dixon

DE

97 • JACKSON 96 • Bennett 92 • Day

93 • CAMPBELL 99 • Goodman 98 • Woodard

▲ JAGUARS DEFENSE ▲

FALCONS ON OFFENSE DEPTH CHART WHEN THE FALCONS HAVE THE BALL ▼ FALCONS OFFENSE ▼

TE 81 • HOOPER 80 • Toilolo 82 • Perkins

LT 70 • MATTHEWS 76 • Brunskill 79 • Freeman

WR

LG 67 • LEVITRE 64 • Harlow 61 • Averill

RB

11 • J. JONES 14 • Hardy 19 • Roberts

24 • FREEMAN 26 • T. Coleman 28 • Ward

C 51 • MACK 72 • Edison 62 • Graham

QB 2 • RYAN 8 • Schaub 4 • Simms

RG

RT

63 • GARLAND 71 • Schweitzer

73 • SCHRAEDER 66 • Graf 75 • Knappe

WR

FB

12 • SANU 18 • Gabriel 15 • Williams

40 • D. COLEMAN 39 • Renew

▼ FALCONS SPECIAL TEAMS ▼

K 3 • BRYANT 6 • Meyer

KO 5 • BOSHER 6 • Meyer

P 5 • BOSHER

KR 19 • ROBERTS 14 • Hardy

PR 19 • ROBERTS 14 • Hardy

LS 47 • HARRIS

PROBABLE STARTERS ARE LISTED IN TEAM’S PRIMARY COLOR

40

H 5 • BOSHER


S

S LB

22 • NEAL 36 • Ishmael 35 • Branch

LB

LB 44 • BEASLEY JR. 43 • Lynn

45 • D. JONES 53 • Reynolds

59 • CAMPBELL 42 • Riley 36 • Ishmael

37 • ALLEN 20 • Neasman 27 • Kazee

56 • Grace

CB

CB

21 • TRUFANT 34 • Poole 30 • Olatoye

DE

DT

DT

50 • REED 99 • Clayborn 98 • McKinley

97 • JARRETT 77 • Hageman 94 • Vellano

92 • POE 95 • Crawford 74 • Tupou

23 • ALFORD 29 • Goodwin 33 • Wreh-Wilson

DE 91 • UPSHAW 90 • Shelby 93 • Odom

▲ FALCONS DEFENSE ▲

JAGUARS ON OFFENSE DEPTH CHART WHEN THE JAGUARS HAVE THE BALL ▼ JAGUARS OFFENSE ▼

LT

LG

74 • ROBINSON 72 • Wells 76 • Bunche

C

64 • Reed

WR

RB

15 • ROBINSON 17 • Benn 13 • Greene Sr.

89 • LEWIS 83 • Koyack 81 • Rivera

WR

FB

11 • LEE 88• Hurns 19 • Robinson

40 • BOHANON 37 • Williams

5 • BORTLES 7 • Henne 10 • Allen

TE

78 • PARNELL 73 • Poutasi 66 • Gennesy

60 • CANN 68 • Watford 62 • Kasitati

QB

27 • FOURNETTE 33 • Ivory 24 • Yeldon

RT

RG

65 • LINDER 70 • Bowanko 61 • Rhaney

77 • OMAMEH 69 • Shatley

▼ JAGUARS SPECIAL TEAMS ▼

K 2 • MYERS

P 3 • NORTMAN

LS 43 • OVERTON

H 3 • NORTMAN

KR 11 • LEE 26 • Grant

PR 13 • GREENE SR. 12 • Westbrook

PROBABLE STARTERS ARE LISTED IN TEAM’S PRIMARY COLOR

41


ATLANTA FALCONS 11-5

2016 OVERALL RECORD

5-1

2016 RECORD NFC SOUTH

The Falcons’ first-team offense looked sharp in the first two preseason games but stumbled a bit against the Cardinals in a 24-14 loss in the third game. Matt Ryan completed only four of 11 passes, but Matt Schaub came in and went 5-of-6 in backup duty. The defense showed its potential to fly to the ball, forcing four fumbles and stuffing the run game; the Cardinals gained just 83 yards on 31 carries. This is the final tuneup for the Falcons before they open the season on Sept. 10 against the Bears in Chicago.

ROBERT ALFORD

RICARDO ALLEN

23 • CORNERBACK

37 • SAFETY

VIC BEASLEY JR.

MATT BOSHER

44 • OUTSIDE LINEBACKER

5 • PUNTER

MARCELIS BRANCH

DANIEL BRUNSKILL

MATT BRYANT

DE’VONDRE CAMPBELL

ADRIAN CLAYBORN

35 • SAFETY

76 • TACKLE

3 • KICKER

59 • OUTSIDE LINEBACKER

99 • DEFENSIVE END

DERRICK COLEMAN

TEVIN COLEMAN

JACK CRAWFORD

REGGIE DAVIS

DEVONTA FREEMAN

40 • FULLBACK

26 • RUNNING BACK

95 • DEFENSIVE TACKLE

1 •WIDE RECEIVER

24 • RUNNING BACK

42

TAYLOR GABRIEL

BEN GARLAND

C.J. GOODWIN

KEVIN GRAF

RA’SHEDE HAGEMAN

18 • WIDE RECEIVER

63 • GUARD

29 • CORNERBACK

66 • TACKLE

77 • DEFENSIVE TACKLE

JUSTIN HARDY

SEAN HARLOW

JOSH HARRIS

AUSTIN HOOPER

KEMAL ISHMAEL

14 • WIDE RECEIVER

64 • GUARD

47 • LONG SNAPPER

81 • TIGHT END

36 • SAFETY


GRADY JARRETT

DEION JONES

JULIO JONES

DAMONTAE KAZEE

ANDY LEVITRE

97 • DEFENSIVE TACKLE

45 • LINEBACKER

11 • WIDE RECEIVER

27 • SAFETY

67 • GUARD

JACK LYNN

ALEX MACK

JAKE MATTHEWS

TAKKARIST MCKINLEY

SHARROD NEASMAN

43 • LINEBACKER

51 • CENTER

70 • TACKLE

98 • DEFENSIVE END

20 • SAFETY

KEANU NEAL

JOSHUA PERKINS

DONTARI POE

BRIAN POOLE

BROOKS REED

22 • SAFETY

82 • TIGHT END

92• DEFENSIVE TACKLE

34 • CORNERBACK

50 • DEFENSIVE END

TYLER RENEW

LAROY REYNOLDS

DUKE RILEY

ANDRE ROBERTS

MATT RYAN

39 • FULLBACK

53 • LINEBACKER

42 • LINEBACKER

19 • WIDE RECEIVER

2 • QUARTERBACK

MOHAMED SANU

MATT SCHAUB

RYAN SCHRAEDER

WES SCHWEITZER

DERRICK SHELBY

12 • WIDE RECEIVER

8 • QUARTERBACK

73 • TACKLE

71 • GUARD

90 • DEFENSIVE END

LEVINE TOILOLO

DESMOND TRUFANT

COURTNEY UPSHAW

TERRON WARD

NICK WILLIAMS

80 • TIGHT END

21 • CORNERBACK

91 • DEFENSIVE END

28 • RUNNING BACK

15 • WIDE RECEIVER

43


FALCONS

2

MATT RYAN

2016 SEASON STATS KEY: FALCONS

OPPONENTS

UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE.

COMPLETIONS

TIME OF POSSESSION

373

TIME OF POSSESSION BY QUARTER Q1 7:28 Q2 7:29 Q3 6:30 Q4 8:26

7:32 7:31 8:30 6:35

T.O.P.

30:07 AVERAGE

YARDS

15

4,944

T.O.P.

29:53 AVERAGE

0

SCORING

157

139

38

15

SCORE BY PERIODS 156

135

127

RUSHING YDS

109 68

1,928

NO.

TDS

NO.

TDS

NO.

TDS

20

Q3

Q4

4,960

374

ATT

YDS 3

0

Q2

TDS

RECEIVING

52

Q1

NO.

421

YDS

150 125 100 75 50 25 0

TOUCHDOWNS

38

OT

60

TDS

TOUCHDOWNS 63

50

48

40

31

20

20

10 0

50%

38

30 15

5 PASS

2

RETURNS

TDS

RUSH

TOTAL

TAKEAWAYS 30

1,672

370

15

22

11 TOTAL

12

7

10

YDS

4

4,495

422

YDS

RECEIVING

10 0

ATT

RUSHING YDS

20

31

FUMBLES

INTERCEPTIONS

RECEIVING LEADERS

RUSHING LEADERS

TEAM LEADERS

NO.

YDS

TDS

TEAM LEADERS

NO.

YDS

TDS

J . J O N ES M. SANU D . FR E E M A N T. G A B R I E L T. C O LE M A N

83 59 54 35 31

1,409 653 462 579 421

6 4 2 6 3

D . FR E E M A N T. C O LE M A N T. WA R D M . RYA N T. G A B R I E L

227 118 31 35 4

1,079 520 151 117 51

11 8 0 0 1

FIELD GOALS FALCONS

M. BRYANT

OPPONENTS

YARDS

MISSED

O PP O N E NTS

44

1–19

20–29

30–39

40–49

50+


JAGUARS

5

BLAKE BORTLES

2016 SEASON STATS

KEY: JAGUARS

UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE.

OPPONENTS

COMPLETIONS

AVERAGE TIME OF POSSESSION

368

TIME OF POSSESSION BY QUARTER

YARDS

3,905

7:49 7:00 8:04 6:15

T.O.P.

29:09

TOUCHDOWNS

AVERAGE

23

15

SCORING

T.O.P.

7:11 8:00 6:56 8:45

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4

30:51 AVERAGE

0

15

SCORE BY PERIODS RUSHING

YDS

YDS

NO.

1,631

392

YDS

NO.

TDS

8

ATT

RECEIVING

3,925

TDS

369

24

150 125 100 75 50 25 0

134

57

113 110

99

90

64

51

0

0

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

OT

TDS

TOUCHDOWNS 60 50 50%

40 30

41 34

20 10

24

17

8

20 2

0 TDS

TOTAL

4

RETURNS

PASS

RUSH

TAKEAWAYS ATT

RUSHING YDS

NO.

1,703

446

YDS

NO.

TDS

17

YDS

RECEIVING

3,627

30 20 10

TDS

345

20

RECEIVING LEADERS

13

0

29

7 16 INTERCEPTIONS

TOTAL

6 13 FUMBLES

RUSHING LEADERS

TEAM LEADERS

NO.

YDS

TDS

TEAM LEADERS

ATT

YDS

TDS

A. ROBINSON M . LE E T. YE LD O N A. HURNS J . TH O M A S

73 63 50 35 30

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The Jaguars enter Thursday’s game 1-2 in the preseason, having beaten the Patriots and fallen to the Buccaneers and Panthers. After the team’s 24-23 loss to the Panthers, head coach Doug Marrone announced that Blake Bortles would be the Game 1 starter at quarterback after a position battle with Chad Henne. The Jags defense has a budding star in cornerback Jalen Ramsey, and they are hoping that 2015 first-round pick Dante Fowler Jr. can live up to his potential on the defensive line.

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JOE DECAMILLIS

JOHN DONOVAN

PERRY FEWELL

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NATHANIEL HACKETT

MARION HOBBY

MIKE MALLORY

KEENAN MCCARDELL

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RON MIDDLETON

SCOTT MILANOVICH

TOM MYSLINSKI

ERIC PRICE

JASON REBROVICH

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MIKE RUTENBERG

CEDRIC SCOTT

TONY SPARANO JR.

TODD WASH

TYRONE WHEATLEY

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BARRY CHURCH

LEONARD FOURNETTE

DANTE FOWLER JR.

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JASON MYERS

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CAM ROBINSON

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n Saturday, Feb. 4, the night before Super Bowl LI, Pey ton Manning walked to the microphone at the NFL Honors awards.

In the crowd, there were several other candidates for the NFL’s biggest honor, the MVP award as voted on by The Associated Press. Ezekiel Elliott of the Cowboys, Aaron Rodgers of the Packers and others were in the mix , but two frontrunners were conspicuously absent. In the end, Manning, a five-time winner of the award himself, announced that Matt Ryan beat out the Patriots’ Tom Brady for the first MVP award in Atlanta Falcons history, as both quarterbacks sat back in Houston awaiting the big game. Ryan would win the award with exactly half of the votes—25 out of 50—and Brady would fall short with 10. Ryan had just finished a season in which he put up the fif th-best passer rating of all time (117.1) while setting franchise records for passing yards (4,944), points (540) and touchdown passes (38). He comfortably led the league in yards per pass attempt at 9. 26 (Brady finished with 8. 2, and Rodgers with 7.3) and pass plays of over 40 yards with 17. He joined Manning, Rodgers and Dan Marino as the only quarterbacks to throw for more than 4,500 yards in a season while averaging better than nine yards an attempt.

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In an even more amazing stat, Ryan’s completion percentage and overall production were even better as he worked his way down the depth chart. Remarkably, he threw touchdown passes to 13 dif ferent players, taking advantage of Julio Jones’ singular talent, Mohamed Sanu’s steady production as the No. 2 receiver, Taylor Gabriel’s emergence as a downfield weapon and the contributions of sure-handed running backs in Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman. Ryan’s MVP selection wasn’t unexpected on that Saturday night before the Super Bowl; he had been named first-team All-Pro earlier in the postseason. But his historic season only came af ter three trying years for him and the team.

BOUNCING BACK Matt Ryan was frustrated, and it was obvious. Facing the media af ter the Falcons’ 38-0 defeat at the hands of the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte in Week 14 of the 2015 season, he made no excuses for what would be the low point of the year. It was the Falcons’ six th-straight loss af ter starting the season 5-0, and with a record of 6-7 af ter the loss, the Falcons’ playof f hopes would suf fer a fatal blow. “ It was ugly,” R yan said. “ We played ver y poorly across the board, and we’ve got to find a way


to improve and get bet ter, and we need to do that immediately.” The playof fs eluded the Falcons that winter as they finished with an 8-8 record, but the of fseason would prove to be transformative. Another spring and summer in the of fensive system—as well as a few more weapons on of fense—would turn things around drastically. Ryan continued an of fseason workout routine that, according to Jones, helped him put a few more yards on deep balls. He also continued working on the agility and speed that would help him throw on the run and on the roll-outs that the of fense featured. And, quite simply, he became more comfortable with what he was being asked to do. The improvement was obvious from the start. Whereas the Falcons averaged just 15.5 points in their eight losses the previous season, af ter a season-opening slip against Tampa Bay in 2016, the team was of f and running with point totals of 35, 45 and 48 in three consecutive victories. In the 48-33 victory against Carolina at the Georgia Dome, Ryan helped the Falcons to their best of fensive game in franchise history. Ryan and Jones both set team records, Ryan throwing for 503 yards and four touchdowns and Jones racking up 300 of those yards. The Falcons attack was fast-paced and relentless with Ryan pulling the strings. “It has been really good for us spreading the ball around and getting a lot of dif ferent people involved,” Ryan said af ter the Week 4 win. “It makes it dif ficult for a defense when you have that many guys catching passes.”

SECOND-HALF SURGE Ryan was singled out by the media and players alike as the midseason favorite for MVP. Af ter the Falcons’ ninth game, a 43 -28 road win over the Bucs, ESPN ’s FiveThir t yEight heaped praise on Ryan and projected he would win the MVP at the rate he was producing. “ R yan’s high c omple tion p erc ent age (6 9 . 6) and low interc ep tion tot al (4) are even more impre s sive c onsidering how f ar he ’s throwing the ball downf ield ,” the si te publishe d on Nov. 7. “ His average c omple tion has c ome 7. 8 3 yards downf ield , the f ar the s t in the league ac c ording to the NFL’s G ame S t atis tic s & Information S ys tem .” The second half of the season brought more wins, and Ryan’s performance was just as impressive. Ryan led the team to 40 -point outbursts in blowout wins over the Rams and 49ers. He capped of f the regular season with a 38 -32 victor y over the Saints in the Georgia Dome’s last regular-season game, giving the Falcons

a four-game winning streak heading into the playof fs. In those four games, Ryan threw 11 touchdowns without a single interception, sending a clear message to the MVP voters as the Falcons closed out the regular season with an 11-5 record and the No. 2 seed in the NFC. With the win over New Orleans , the Falcons ex tended their league -leading point total to 54 0, 7 1 points over the second-place Saints and 99 points over third-place New England. The total was tied for seventh-most in league histor y with the 2000 S t . Louis Rams . Ryan would also become just the third quar terback , joining Brady and Rodgers , to throw for more than 3 , 500 yards in a season with fewer than 10 interceptions . Only adding to the impressiveness of Ryan’s feats was the fact that the Falcons finished tied for the highest strength of schedule in the league; their opponents went a combined 142114 in the regular season. An appreciative Dome crowd serenaded him with chants of “MVP, MVP” throughout the final regular-season game. “It feels pret t y good,” Ryan said of the chants. “It was nice of our fans to do that, and it was a pret t y cool moment out there today.”

KEEPING THE PACE Ryan is a notoriously hard worker in the offseason, studying game film religiously and focusing on minute details in his game to improve. The quarterback, who turned 32 in May, shows no sign of losing his edge in 2017. Never one to rest on his laurels, Ryan picked out several areas to work on during the offseason. “For me, it all comes back to getting yourself in position to throw the ball most accurately,” he said during OTAs in June. “I feel like even though we did some good things last year, you know, that part is done. We’ve reevaluated. We’ve seen some things that can get better in terms of our footwork , in terms of getting in position to throw the ball more consistently, and that ’s been a point of emphasis for us.” With Steve Sarkisian taking the reins of the offense, continuity is the key to producing another MVP-level season for the veteran in his 10th year. As the undisputed leader of the team, Ryan also knows it ’s part of his job to put the Super Bowl result behind him and keep the team moving forward. He addressed the 34-28 overtime loss to New England af ter a June practice. “We’re on to 2017. You learn from it, like we did. You deal with it, like we did. And then you move forward and start preparing to be the best football team that this group can be.”

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FALCONS PROGRAMMING ON SPORTSRADIO 92.9 THE GAME

MONDAYS @ 3:00 P.M. COACH QUINN’S LIVE PRESS CONFERENCE MONDAYS @ 4:30 P.M. THE COACH DAN QUINN SHOW Featuring Coach Quinn at 4:30 p.m. and a key player at 5:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY @ 8:00 A.M. THE COACH DAN QUINN REPORT

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Day programming starts two hours before kickoff with Gfromame an in-depth analysis, player updates and breaking news around the league with Mike Conti & Randy McMichael. Slide into live Falcons play-by-play action with Wes Durham and former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Dave Archer. Plus, catch up-to-the-second reports with John Michaels straight from the Falcons sideline. Stay tuned in right after the last play and be the first to hear head coach Dan Quinn and Matt Ryan’s reactions during the 90-minute postgame show hosted by Mike Conti & D.J. Shockley only on SportsRadio 92.9 The Game (WZGC – 92.9 FM).

PREGAME SHOW

BEGINS 2 HOURS BEFORE KICKOFF Mike Conti and Randy McMichael get you ready for the game with in-depth analysis, interviews and insight from the Atlanta Falcons and around the league. Dave Archer talks with Head Coach Dan Quinn and Matt Ryan before every game. Important pregame coverage also includes scouting reports, injuries and inactives along with the starting lineup. Every pregame show concludes with an exclusive interview with Falcons President and CEO Rich McKay just before kickoff.

POSTGAME SHOW

LIVE FOR 90 MINUTES POSTGAME Get the exclusive breakdown immediately following the game with Mike Conti and former Atlanta Falcon D.J. Shockley straight from the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. You’ll hear from Head Coach Dan Quinn LIVE after the game. Plus, Dave Archer will head to the locker room for updates from Matt Ryan and Dan Quinn and an interview with the player of the game. The 90-minute postgame show also includes score updates and news from around the league.


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FALCONS RISE UP WEEKLY #R i s e U pWe e kly SATURDAYS 11:00 PM

This fun, energetic show takes a look at the Falcons on and off the field. Hosted by former Falcons players D.J. Shockey and William Moore, you’ll get a glimpse into what the players are really like. It’s an entertaining hour that includes everything from player challenges to tailgating recipes to player surprises you’ll have to tune in to see.

INSIDE THE LOCKER ROOM #Fa l c o n s Pre G a m e PREGAME 11:00 AM

Host Randy Waters and radio play-callers Wes Durham and Dave Archer take a deep dive each week at keys to the game. Hear from Coach Quinn and key players along with in-depth analysis, the latest team news and a look around the League as the Falcons gear up for game day.

FALCONS PLAYBACK #Fa l c o n s Pl ayb a c k MONDAYS 6:00 PM

Catch all the game highlights with Randy Waters and D.J. Shockley. You’ll get expert analysis, play-by-play breakdowns and a look every week at the upcoming opponent. Melanie Snare will share what is trending on social media, great fan pictures and inside scoop from game day, the players and the fans.

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RING OF HONOR ATLANTA FALCONS

THE ATLANTA FALCONS RING OF HONOR PAYS TRIBUTE TO RETIRED PLAYERS WHO MADE SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE ORGANIZATION DURING THEIR PLAYING CAREERS.

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n 2003, the Atlanta Falcons organization, alongside long-time season-ticket holders, decided on the inaugural class of the Falcons Ring of Honor. The Falcons do not retire jerseys, but the franchise needed a way to recognize past greats.

The inaugural class consisted of quarterback Steve Bartkowski, running back William Andrews and linebackers Tommy Nobis and Jessie Tuggle. In 2006, center Jeff Van Note was inducted. Offensive tackle Mike Kenn and defensive end Claude Humphrey followed in 2008. Cornerback Deion Sanders was the sole inductee in 2010, and finally in 2013, running back Gerald Riggs was inducted into the Ring. Nobis, the first-ever Falcon and known as “Mr. Falcon,” was the second-ever linebacker to be chosen first overall when he was selected in the 1966 NFL Draft. In his rookie season, the 6-foot2, 240-pounder won Rookie of the Year and was voted to the Pro Bowl.

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THE ARRIVAL OF BART As the No. 1 overall pick in the 1975 NFL Draft out of the University of California, Bartkowski made a quick impact on the organization. The 6-foot-4, 213-pound quarterback is one of 10 quarterbacks in NFL history to have consecutive 30-touchdown passing seasons, accomplishing the feat in 1980-81. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in both of those years and led the NFL in passing in 1983 with a passer rating of 97.6. Bartkowski set the NFL record for consecutive games with at least three touchdown passes at home with five in the 1980 and 1981 seasons. The record stood until the 2004 season when it was broken by Peyton Manning. Tuggle came to the Falcons in 1987 after going undrafted out of Valdosta State. The Griffin, Ga., native, who became known as “ The Hammer,” would go on to become the Falcons’ career tackle leader with 2,065

during his 209-game tenure. Tuggle compiled 12 straight 100-tackle seasons and led his team in tackles in a season 10 times, amassing 20 or more tackles in a single game on four occasions with a personal best of 24. Tuggle was selected to five Pro Bowls (1992, ‘95-98). Before retiring, Tuggle played in three decades for the Falcons, from 1987 to 2000. Andrews, a native of Thomasville, Ga., was selected by the Falcons in the third round of the 1979 NFL Draft. A prolific runner, Andrews had his career cut short by a knee injury in the 1984 preseason that kept him out for two seasons, but he had already made a serious impact in the league. In his first five seasons, Andrews outran every other back in the NFL. He totaled 8,384 total yards through 1979-83, an average of 1,677 per year. In his first NFL game, he rushed for 167 yards, a Falcons record. Andrews was selected to the Pro Bowl every year from 1980-83 before retiring in 1987. Hall of Fame defensive back


Ronnie Lott, known for bone-crushing tackles, stated that an attempt to tackle Andrews in a game on Dec. 19, 1982, was the hardest collision he experienced in his NFL career.

ATLANTA FALCONS

RING OF HONOR INDUCTEES

Jeff Van Note, a five-time Pro Bowler, played the most seasons (18) and most consecutive games (155) in Falcons history. He missed only four games in his NFL career. With the 13th overall pick of the 1978 NFL Draft, the Falcons selected Mike Kenn out of the University of Michigan. Kenn started all 16 games that season at left tackle, garnering NFL All-Rookie team honors. In the 1980 season, Kenn was voted All-Pro and was not flagged for a penalty all season, allowing just 3.5 sacks. Kenn holds the Falcons record for most games played and started (251) while being second in most seasons played as a Falcon (17). He earned Pro Bowl selections from 1980-84. In 2010, Deion Sanders was elected to the Ring. Sanders, a star at Florida State, was selected as the fifth overall pick in the 1989 NFL Draft. In his first game as a rookie, Sanders returned a punt 68 yards for a touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, setting the tone for things to come. Throughout his illustrious career, he was considered one of the best cornerbacks to ever put on a uniform. Recently, he was named the 34th-best player in the history of the NFL by NFL Films feature The Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players. “Prime Time,” as he would be called, set or tied many Falcons records including most interceptions for touchdowns (3), longest punt return (79 yds), most punt return touchdowns (2) and most combined touchdowns on interception and punt/kick returns (8). Gerald Riggs, who was drafted ninth overall in the 1982 NFL Draft out of Arizona State, was elected into the Ring in 2013. Riggs played in Atlanta from 1982-88 and was selected to the Pro Bowl three times, 198587. He finished his career as the Falcons’ all-time rushing leader with 6,631 yards. An explosive runner, he is second in team history with 48 rushing touchdowns, which is also fifth in overall touchdowns. He retired in 1991.

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FAN CODE OF CONDUCT 2017 NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

The National Football League, Atlanta Falcons and Mercedes-Benz Stadium are committed to creating a safe, comfortable and enjoyable game-day experience within MBS and the surrounding property. We want fans of all ages to enjoy the excitement and enthusiasm of game days; therefore, all fans are encouraged to respect the rights of others by displaying proper etiquette.

CLEAR BAG POLICY APPROVED BAGS

THE FAN CODE OF CONDUCT INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, ABSTAINING FROM THE FOLLOWING: »»Behavior that is unruly, disruptive or »»Interference with the progress of the illegal in nature

»»Intoxication or other signs of alcohol or substance impairment that results in irresponsible behavior

»»Fighting, foul or abusive language and/ or obscene gestures

game (including throwing objects onto the field)

»»Failing to follow instructions of stadium or parking personnel

»»Verbal or physical harassment of

12” X 6” X 12” CLEAR PLASTIC BAG

opposing team fans

The Atlanta Falcons Code of Conduct applies to all ticket holders and patrons of Mercedes-Benz Stadium and MBS property. Ticket holders and patrons are responsible for their conduct as well as the conduct of their guests. Stadium staff will promptly intervene when necessary to ensure the Code of Conduct is enforced. Ticket holders and/or patrons who choose not to adhere to these provisions will be subject to ejection without refund, revocation of season tickets, revocation of parking privileges and possible arrest and prosecution for violations of city ordinances.

PROHIBITED ITEMS: »»Alcohol »»Animals (except certified, leashed service animals)

»»Artificial noisemakers (including air horns)

»»Backpacks »»Balloons »»Bottles and cans »»Bicycles and skateboards »»Confetti »»Coolers »»Fireworks, sparklers or smoke-

CLUTCH WITH WRIST STRAP

CLUTCH WITH 1-GALLON PLASTIC SHOULDER STRAP FREEZER BAG

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»»Flagpoles or sticks »»Frisbees »»‘Heelies’, rollerblades or scooters »»Illegal drugs »»Inflatable balls »»Large bags »»Laser pointers »»Silly String »»Video Cameras,

BACKPACK

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SEAT CUSHION

FANNY PACK

PRINTED PATTERN PLASTIC BAG

PURSE

OVERSIZED TOTE BAG

MESH BAG

DIAPER BAG

unless expressly permitted

producing devices of any kind

BE CLEAR ON GAME DAY: Fans will be able to carry the following style and size bag, package or container at fan plaza areas, stadium gates or when approaching queue lines of fans awaiting entry into the stadium:

»»Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC »»Small clutch bags no larger than 4.5” x and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12”

»»One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar)

6.5” with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the stadium with one of the clear plastic bags

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hen Arthur Blank, owner of the Atlanta Falcons Westside communities. Training is currently offered and Atlanta United, decided to build Mercedes- in construction, nursing, IT and culinary arts. Benz Stadium in the heart of downtown, he envisioned the stadium serving as a catalyst for positive, “Westside Works has been a godsend. It gave me transformational change of Atlanta’s historic Westside direction. I had no direction. I didn’t know what I was neighborhoods, which are some of the most disinvested, going to do,” said Carrichia Clark, a recent culinary marginalized and challenged arts graduate. “I didn’t know how neighborhoods in the city. I was going to make my ends meet. Westside Works has helped me get “We wanted to make a major on my feet and out of the shelter difference in these communities, I was in.” we are moving beyond imagining not just during the construction a new future for the Westside period but beyond the construction Since 2014, Westside Works to creating a new future for the period,” Blank said. has placed nearly 450 Westside residents of its neighborhoods. residents into full-time, livingResidents of these Westside wage jobs, earning more than $12 Arthur Blank neighborhoods yearn for the same million in wages for themselves things most of us take for granted: and their families. Of those placed, They want to feel safe walking down the street, feel nearly 160 of the construction ready graduates helped good about the schools they send their kids to and have build Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and another 20 of the jobs that allow them to take care of themselves and culinary arts graduates are currently operating West their families. Nest, a concession stand on the 300 concourse of the stadium, with a portion of the proceeds going back Enter Westside Works into the Westside Works culinary arts program.

Today

A partnership between Arthur Blank’s Family Foundation; Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA); Integrity Community Development Corporation (Integrity CDC); The Center for Working Families; and Per Scholas, Westside Works is creating employment opportunities and fostering job success through skills building for residents of Atlanta’s

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Mercedes-Benz Stadium is an iconic marvel in the fabric of downtown Atlanta, and even more importantly, it is helping change lives, one Westside Works graduate at a time. To learn more about Westside Works, visit www.westsideworks.org or find us on Facebook (@westsideworksatl) and Instagram (@westsideworks).


LET’S PLAY FOOTBALL

Hand off a great thing to the next generation. Football teaches lessons that last a lifetime. Sign your kids up for an NFL FLAG or Heads Up Football league this season.

Go to playfootball.com to find a league near you.


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IN THE COMMUNITY 2017 ATLANTA FALCONS

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ach season the Falcons orchestrate numerous programs throughout metro Atlanta and the state of Georgia. Falcons photographers were there every step of the way to capture the memorable moments.

TAPS Decal Program

I-85 Fire Station Visit Military Day at Training Camp

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Visit

Read Across Georgia

Arlington National Cemetery Visit

Parents Clinic

Westside Falcons Outfitting Day

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ach season, Atlanta Falcons players and coaches have the opportunity to purchase a block of tickets for each home game to give various military and community groups within Georgia the chance to attend an Atlanta Falcons game.

2017 TICKET BLOCK PARTICIPANTS: QUINN’S CORPS – Coach Quinn 2’S CREW – Matt Ryan BEAN TALK – Mohamed Sanu AREA 51 – Alex Mack JAKE’S JUGGERNAUTS – Jake Matthews SCHRADE BRIGADE – Ryan Schraeder POE MAN’S DREAM – Dontari Poe 3’S COMPANY – Matt Bryant LEVITRE’S LEGENDS – Andy Levitre THE GRADY BUNCH – Grady Jarrett BEASLEY’S BACKERS – Vic Beasley Jr.

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Cassie Years With Squad: TWO

Favorite Falcon: TAYLOR GABRIEL

Instagram Handle: @CASSIEJAIYESIMI

Where did you grow up? Dallas, Texas

What made you want to be an Atlanta Falcons Cheerleader? Atlanta Falcons Cheerleading (AFC) isn’t just about performing on game day. It is also about building relationships and making a difference in the community while still pursuing full-time careers. Not only did I want to perform on game days, but I wanted to be a part of something great. AFC is made up of a group of “Wow Women.” Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?

What is your favorite TV show? One Tree Hill

What do you like to do in your spare time? I enjoy spending time with my husband and my friends, working out, eating and sleeping.

Why did you begin dancing? I actually was a gymnast for about 10 years and then became a cheerleader in high school and college.

What is your favorite movie? “She’s the Man” and “Bridesmaids”

How did it feel to become an Atlanta Falcons Cheerleader? It is a dream come true! I still can’t believe it and I am so honored and thankful to be a part of AFC.

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IN THE COMMUNITY 2017 ATLANTA FALCONS

MILITARY DAY AT AT&T TRAINING CAMP he Atlanta Falcons hosted the third annual Military Day at Training Camp on Sunday, Aug. 6. This day was open to the public, along with active duty, retired and reserve military members from all over the state of Georgia.  The first 500 guests through the gates who presented a Military ID (active duty, retired and reserves) received two complimentary tickets to the Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Atlanta Falcons game today. In addition, 5,000 exclusive Atlanta Falcons Military Day posters and Salute to Service bracelets were handed out to attendees. 

organization supports children and families who have had a family member make the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the military. The children and families took the field with the team during the national anthem, which was followed by a thank you to the armed forces and the fans by AMB Group CEO Steve Cannon and Head Coach Dan Quinn. The TAPS group watched practice from the sidelines, and after practice, 22 players presented special edition camouflage jerseys off their backs to the families. Each child was also gifted with an Atlanta Falcons backpack full of school supplies.

The Falcons hosted Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) families of 22 fallen heroes. This

The attendance was 6,396 -- the largest attendance date in the history of Training Camp at Flowery Branch.

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Recycle Today. Recycle This Season. Recycle for Good. Novelis, the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling and the Official Recycling Partner of the Falcons, is urging fans to recycle their aluminum cans and bottles at Mercedes-Benz Stadium to help fund a Habitat for Humanity™ home. Through our Recycle for Good partnership, every can and bottle deposited this season will make a lifetime of difference for a family right here in Atlanta.

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Quarter

1987–1993

hris Miller is one of the most accomplished Football Hall of Famer Kurt Warner in his final Falcons quarterbacks of all time, ranking third season in ’09. in franchise history in passing yards (14,066), tied for third in touchdown passes (87) and third “I really didn’t teach [Warner] anything Xs and Osin game-winning drives (12). He was the starting wise,” Miller said. “He’s one of the most cerebral, quarterback on the Falcons’ exciting teams of high-IQ football quarterbacks in the history of the the early 1990s, when head coach Jerry Glanville, game, so from that standpoint, it was more just outfitted in his signature all black, roamed the being a second set of eyes for him.” sidelines. Since leaving NFL coaching, Miller has built a In 1991, Miller posted a 9-5 regular-season record powerhouse high school football program at West as the starter and had a league-leading five game- Linn, just outside of Portland, Ore., and not far from winning drives in helping the Falcons to a wild- his own high school stomping grounds in Eugene. card berth; the team dispatched the rival Saints Miller is entering his fourth season as head coach, in the playoffs but fell to the eventual Super Bowl coming off a state-championship season in which the Lions took the Class 6A title (Oregon’s highest champion Redskins in the divisional round. classification) with a 62-7 blowout win. The 1991 Falcons were known for their flair and larger-than-life personalities, and Miller was at “I really enjoy the high school game and high school kids because they’re so impressionable,” Miller the center of it all. said. “I can use some of the life lessons that I “[Glanville] livened things up a lot, he made it fun,” learned playing in college and playing in the NFL Miller said. “We had a lot of celebrities come and pay it forward and be a great role model and out to hang with us. Travis Tritt, MC Hammer, mentor for those young guys.” Evander Holyfield, Dennis Hopper, James Brown. [I remember] sitting next to James Brown and talking Miller, who threw the first-ever touchdown pass to him as he’s getting some cleats put on to go out in the Georgia Dome, says he enjoyed his time in Atlanta and still makes time to come back. and take a couple of snaps.”

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“I absolutely loved my time in Atlanta,” he said. “Love the people there, the passion and the Southern After retirement, Miller turned to a career hospitality and how they live life very large. I met a in coaching. He was the Arizona Cardinals lot of really good friends that I still keep in touch quarterbacks coach from 2009-12, coaching Pro with, and I absolutely love going back there to visit.”

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THE GREAT DANE GETS THE CALL Morten Andersen, who played for the Falcons for eight seasons on two different occasions, was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame this month in Canton. He will never be forgotten in Atlanta for his 38-yard kick in overtime in the NFC Championship that lifted the Falcons over Minnesota and to their first ever Super Bowl appearance during the 1998 season. Andersen is the all-time leading scorer in the NFL and is only the second exclusive placekicker to have his bust in the Hall, the other being Jan Stenerud.


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