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BLANK ISSUES STATEMENT ON NFL G-4 STADIUM FINANCING APPROVAL

In MAGAZINE on May 21, 2013 at 8:50 pm

In a vote Tuesday by NFL team owners, the Atlanta Falcons were approved for $200 million in NFL G-4 stadium financing for construction of a new multi-purpose stadium in Atlanta. Falcons Owner and Chairman Arthur Blank issued a statement after the vote.

“Today’s approval by the NFL team owners is an important milestone in moving the new stadium project forward.  The consideration of G-4 financing for new stadiums requires thoughtful analysis on the part of the NFL Finance and Stadium Committees, including compliance requirements that protect the best interests of all owners and the league.
 
“The NFL has supported new stadium construction through various means for decades.  Our club owners understand that investments such as G-4 financing are important to the long-term strength of the league, and we thank them for their support.
 
“We are pleased with the outcome of today’s vote, and we look forward to continued progress in designing and constructing the new multi-purpose stadium over the next four years.  We, along with our City of Atlanta and State of Georgia partners, are excited to participate in a project that will benefit the city and state for many years to come.”
 
Congrats to the entire Atlanta Falcons Staff for getting the job done, now lets just win some games!!

Via nfl.com

Chiefs sign Dunta Robinson to 3 year deal

In MAGAZINE on March 11, 2013 at 1:56 pm

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It’s still unclear what sort of free agency chatter we’re going to be subject to this weekend, but we can offer you this: TheKansas City Chiefs have landed a cornerback.

NFL.com’s Albert Breer reports that Dunta Robinson has reached an agreement with the Chiefs on a three-year deal, according to a source close to the player. The former Atlanta Falcons defensive back was released by the Falcons earlier this month in a cap-saving move that slashed $9 million off the books. The Falcons also got rid of a largely disappointing performer.

Robinson — cut three years into the six-year, $57 million deal he signed in 2010 — struggled in coverage last season and figures as more of a nickel defender for the Chiefs. He remains consistent against the run and could be worked into the mix at safety.

Robinson turns 31 in April, but the Chiefs, at least, have landed a relatively durable player. He started 46 of a possible 48 games for the Falcons after making 79 starts for the Houston Texans during his six-year run in Houston.

Andy Reid likes importing veteran players, and we’ve already seen that happen at quarterback. The Chiefs, for all their warts, have some talent on defense. Robinson isn’t going to save the day, but he’s part of the plan for a new regime in Kansas City working aggressively to rethink the roster on both sides of the ball.

Atlanta Falcon Dunta Robinson accepted at the University Of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School

In Events, MAGAZINE on February 14, 2013 at 7:26 pm

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Atlanta Falcon CornerBack Dunta Robinson has been accepted into the NFL Business Management & Entrepreneurial Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School: Transitioning for Success & Exploring Real Estate Investments. The Wharton program is designed to support NFL players in making preparations for life after football by providing the fundamentals for success in business and teaching players ways to build a solid financial foundation for long-term stability.

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Julio Jones named NFL Rookie Of The Month…

In Uncategorized on January 5, 2012 at 6:18 pm

The Atlanta Falcons today announced today that wide receiver Julio Jones has been named NFL Rookie of the Month for the month of December/January by the NFL.

Jones caught 24 passes for 461 yards and six touchdowns in the final five games of the regular season. The rookie out of Alabama caught eight touchdowns this season, six of which came in the final four games of the season. He caught a touchdown in each of the last four games, including two scores in Sunday’s win over the Buccaneers and in Atlanta’s Week 14 win over the Panthers.

Despite missing three games because of injury, Jones posted the best season by a Falcons rookie receiver after notching 54 receptions for 959 yards and eight touchdowns. He recorded more yards and touchdowns than any Falcons rookie before him and only Shawn Collins caught more passes in his first season when he pulled down 58 balls in 1989. – Jay Adams