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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

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Falcons DL Anderson embracing role

Posted Aug. 18, 2010 @ 1:35 a.m. ET
It doesn't look like he will ever become the top-tier pass rusher the Falcons thought they were getting in the 2007 draft, but the team still seems confident that Jamaal Anderson can be a very useful piece on the ...

Falcons DT Babineaux suspended

Posted Aug. 03, 2010 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
The NFL has suspended Falcons DT Jonathan Babineaux one game for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

Falcons' pass-rush pressure issue to watch

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 8:22 p.m. ET
Mustering more of a pass rush — both off the edge as well as inside — might be just the ticket for overall defensive improvement for the Falcons, who are coming off back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in franchise history.

Falcons agree to terms with Weatherspoon

Posted July 29, 2010 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
Falcons rookie OLB Sean Weatherspoon will be reporting to training camp on Friday with a five-year contract.

There’s something about Harry

Posted July 25, 2010 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
Falcons WR Harry Douglas is a supersleeper to take a flier on late in fantasy football drafts, writes PFW's Dan Parr.

NFC South training-camp reports

Posted July 25, 2010 @ 11:27 a.m. ET
In the seventh chapter of our training-camp reports, we look at the NFC South teams, including a Panthers team led defensively by LB Jon Beason.

Mysterious knee could limit Falcons DT Jerry in camp

Posted July 23, 2010 @ 10:17 a.m. ET
There has been speculation that Falcons DT Peria Jerry's recovery from knee surgery is not moving as quickly as the team anticipated.

Falcons sign fifth-round pick Meier

Posted July 16, 2010 @ 5 p.m. ET
The Falcons have signed fifth-round WR Kerry Meier to a four-year contract.

Falcons’ RCB battle wide open

Posted July 15, 2010 @ 11:27 a.m. ET
The Falcons will have at least four players competing for the starting job at right cornerback in training camp, and this is a legitimate battle.

Texans, Falcons hoping to get over hump

Posted July 15, 2010 @ 9:12 a.m. ET
With Houston and Atlanta being the highest-rated teams not to make the playoffs last season, NFList examines how other recent "near-miss" clubs fared the following season.

Falcons LB James suspended

Posted July 08, 2010 @ 2:52 p.m. ET
The NFL has suspended Falcons LB Robert James for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances, a league spokesperson announced Thursday.

Falcons' Robinson says teammates are buying into confident approach

Posted July 02, 2010 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
As the Falcons' defense looks to improve on its 21st ranking from last season, CB Dunta Robinson, the team's top offseason addition, shared his thoughts on what it will take for the unit to succeed.

Falcons sign rookie OG Johnson

Posted June 19, 2010 @ 6:53 p.m. ET
The Falcons signed OG Mike Johnson, one of their third-round picks in the 2010 draft, on Saturday.

Falcons preparing Weatherspoon to play strong- and weak-side ’backer

Posted June 16, 2010 @ 12:55 p.m. ET
Falcons first-round pick Sean Weatherspoon has drawn positive reviews from coaches and observers through OTAs and minicamps, and it appears that, at the minimum, he'll be involved in the team's nickel package on defense.

Falcons sign draft picks Hawley, Franks

Posted June 15, 2010 @ 5:31 p.m. ET
The Falcons signed two of their draft picks and waived four players Tuesday.

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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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