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Atlanta Falcons


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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Lions trade for Falcons CB Houston; sign Wade

Posted March 08, 2010 @ 6:50 p.m. ET
The Lions traded a sixth-round pick in April’s draft for Falcons CB Chris Houston and signed former Rams CB Jonathan Wade.

Falcons formally announce Robinson signing

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 6:16 p.m. ET
The Falcons announced they signed CB Dunta Robinson on Saturday and will introduce him at a press conference Monday.

Falcons expect Jerry’s return to help pass rush in 2010

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 11:10 a.m. ET
If Peria Jerry returns in offseason workouts before the draft and looks to be coming along well, that could help push the Falcons in the direction of taking a cornerback, or perhaps even a linebacker, with the 19th pick.

Falcons re-sign QB Redman

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 7:52 a.m. ET
The Falcons will not be shopping for a new backup quarterback this offseason.

Falcons LS Schneck retires

Posted March 04, 2010 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
Falcons LS Mike Schneck announced his retirement Thursday, the team said in a press release.

Report: Falcons re-sign CB Williams

Posted March 04, 2010 @ 1:59 p.m. ET
The Falcons have re-signed veteran CB Brian Williams to a one-year deal.

Falcons tender Dahl, Norwood

Posted March 04, 2010 @ 8:56 a.m. ET
The Falcons issued tenders to four more restricted free agents Wednesday, in addition to ORT Tyson Clabo and P Michael Koenen.

Clabo, Koenen tendered by Falcons

Posted March 03, 2010 @ 6 p.m. ET
The Falcons tendered two of their restricted free agents Wednesday, reports indicate.

NFC South team needs

Posted March 02, 2010 @ 3:10 p.m. ET
With No. 1 WR Antonio Bryant departing in free agency, wide receiver is a pressing need for the Buccaneers. PFW continues its series in which it examines the needs of each team, analyzing the NFC South.  

Smith expects Ryan to be ready for start of offseason conditioning program

Posted Feb. 27, 2010 @ 10:38 p.m. ET
Falcons head coach Mike Smith spoke at the Combine Feb. 26 and said QB Matt Ryan is progressing well in his recovery from the turf-toe injury that hampered him late last season.

Coin flips determine draft order for six teams

Posted Feb. 26, 2010 @ 9:21 a.m. ET
Three coin flips were conducted to determine the draft order for six teams Friday at the Combine.

Falcons name Musgrave assistant head coach

Posted Feb. 16, 2010 @ 11:02 a.m. ET
The Falcons named Bill Musgrave assistant head coach on Tuesday.

Falcons re-sign WR Finneran

Posted Feb. 11, 2010 @ 1:48 p.m. ET
The Falcons locked up veteran WR Brian Finneran before he hit the open market.

Falcons have decision to make at placekicker

Posted Feb. 06, 2010 @ 2:02 p.m. ET
Matt Bryant and Steven Hauschka are expected to compete to become the Falcons' placekicker next season, but the team is still looking to see what else is available at the position.

Finding young talent on 'D' will be Falcons’ draft focus again

Posted Jan. 23, 2010 @ 6:32 p.m. ET
With the most pressing of the team's needs being at cornerback and defensive end, sources say Atlanta will put an emphasis on drafting defensive players once again in 2010.

Falcons’ Moore will get a crack at unseating Coleman

Posted Jan. 16, 2010 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
Word is the Falcons will give 2009 second-round pick William Moore an opportunity to beat out incumbent starter Erik Coleman for the strong safety job.

Falcons under pressure to improve pass rush

Posted Jan. 09, 2010 @ 9:42 p.m. ET
In addition to finding help at cornerback, one of the Falcons' more important tasks this offseason will be upgrading their personnel at defensive end to help bolster a pass rush that made just 28 sacks in 2009.

Falcons CB Owens will be in mix to start next season

Posted Jan. 01, 2010 @ 8:58 p.m. ET
Word is Falcons rookie Chris Owens has all but ensured he will be in the mix to open next season as the team's starting left cornerback.

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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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