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Robert James

Robert James - #51 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 5' 11"/ 224 lbs.
Birthday 12/26/1983
Birthplace Phoenix, AZ
College Arizona State
Years played 4
Drafted 2008, 5th round, 3rd pick by Falcons

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

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Week 16 playoff scenarios

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 11:37 a.m. ET
First-round byes and playoff spots are up for grabs in Week 16. See how it can happen in the playoff scenarios.

NFC South Spin cycle: Falcons not playing pretend

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 2:07 p.m. ET
The Falcons bounced back in a big way Sunday as the Panthers stayed hot and the Saints dealt the Bucs a brutal loss.

Falcons make statement by shutting out Giants

Posted Dec. 16, 2012 @ 4:15 p.m. ET
Julio Jones caught two of Matt Ryan's three TD passes and the Falcons handed the Giants their first regular-season shutout since 1996.

Falcons S Moore's impressive season interrupted

Posted Dec. 14, 2012 @ 2:56 p.m. ET
League evaluators say injured Falcons SS William Moore, who is in the final year of his contract, is having one of the best seasons of his four-year career.

Week 15 handicapping column

Posted Dec. 13, 2012 @ 7:25 p.m. ET
PFW handicapping expert Mike Wilkening believes the Falcons will regain some of their lost luster on Sunday. 

Key matchup: Falcons running game vs. Giants run defense

Posted Dec. 12, 2012 @ 3:06 p.m. ET
In Wednesday’s key matchup, we look ahead to the Week 15 battle between the Falcons and the Giants in Atlanta.

Scout's Notebook: Falcons WLB Sean Weatherspoon

Posted Dec. 12, 2012 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
PFW personnel analyst Nolan Nawrocki breaks down Falcons WLB Sean Weatherspoon, whom he views as overrated.

Falcons a little closer to getting new stadium

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 10:46 p.m. ET
After about two years of discussions, the Falcons are a step closer to getting a new downtown stadium.

Falcons mindful of saving counters for playoffs

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
There is a theory that the Falcons will not reveal all the adjustments they may be inclined to make in the playoffs in the last several weeks of the regular season.

NFC South Spin cycle: Disturbing start to December for Falcons

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
The Falcons, Saints and Buccaneers each took a big step backward Sunday, but the Panthers earned their best win of the Ron Rivera-era.

Panthers upset Falcons behind Newton's big day

Posted Dec. 09, 2012 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
Cam Newton threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns and scored on a 72-yard run as the Panthers defeated the Falcons 30-20 on Sunday.

Friday's 60-second rant: How dangerous is Denver?

Posted Dec. 07, 2012 @ 2:16 p.m. ET
It's difficult to gauge how far the Broncos' have come since early-season losses, but using each week to improve could carry them a long way.

Week 14 playoff scenarios

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 12:15 p.m. ET
The 49ers and Ravens can clinch playoff spots in Week 14, while the Texans and Falcons aim for first-round byes.

Week 13 Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 8:59 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Adrian Peterson, William Moore and Greg Zuerlein as its Players of the Week.

NFC South Spin cycle: Falcons cross one hurdle

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
The NFC South-champion Falcons dealt the rival Saints a blow in Week 13, and the Panthers and Bucs both came up short out West.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Oct. 05, 2010
James, who was suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, has been waived by the Atlanta Falcons.||||||| James, a fifth-round pick in 2008 from Arizona State, was eligible to return from his suspension for this week's game at Cleveland. He played in only one game and did not record a tackle last season.
Posted July 08, 2010
The NFL has suspended James for four games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.||||||| The 26-year-old James played in only one game and did not record a tackle. James, from Arizona State, was a fifth-round pick by the Falcons in 2008. He missed his rookie season with a concussion. James' suspension begins with the Falcons' Sept. 12 opener at Pittsburgh. He will be eligible for the Oct. 10 game at Cleveland.
Posted Aug. 05, 2008
Lingering symptoms from a concussion have forced James to be shut down for the season by the Atlanta Falcons.||||||| The Falcons waived James, a fifth-round draft pick from Arizona State, on Tuesday after a specialist determined the linebacker was not recovering from a concussion as well as expected.
Posted July 16, 2008
The Falcons signed James on Tuesday.||||||| James, a fifth-round pick, on Tuesday became the ninth of the team's 11 draft picks to sign. Financial terms were not disclosed. The 5-foot-11, 218-pound James had 174 tackles in four seasons at Arizona State. He was chosen the team's most valuable defensive player after setting a career high with 108 as a senior.

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