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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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Friday's 60-second rant: Payton's absence glaring in key moments

Posted Nov. 30, 2012 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
The post-bounty Saints simply lost their edge in the absence of Sean Payton, as Thursday night's loss perfectly depicted.

Falcons' depth on defense a key to success

Posted Nov. 30, 2012 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
Injuries and personnel decisions have tested the Falcons’ defense this season, and it has allowed the team’s depth to shine through.

Falcons pick off Brees five times, beat Saints

Posted Nov. 29, 2012 @ 11:57 p.m. ET
The Falcons raced to a 17-0 lead and the defense made it stand up, picking off five of Drew Brees' passes in a 23-13 victory over the Saints.

Falcons need to find selves against rival Saints

Posted Nov. 28, 2012 @ 2:40 p.m. ET
If Falcons are to earn the national recognition they crave, they'll have to take down their biggest rival — the Saints — on Thursday night.

Week 13 playoff scenarios

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 2:22 p.m. ET
According to the playoff scenarios released by the NFL on Tuesday, five teams can clinch postseason berths in Week 13.

Rodgers gives Falcons' run game needed spark

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
The Falcons put any speculation that they were ready to abandon their running game to rest, but set off more questions about who should be playing a bigger role at running back in the process.

NFC South Spin cycle: Falcons keep hanging on

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 11:55 a.m. ET
It will not quiet the skeptics, but the Falcons did ensure this would be their third consecutive double-digit win season on Sunday.

Falcons extend NFC South lead, defeat Buccaneers

Posted Nov. 25, 2012 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
Matt Ryan threw for 353 yards and overcame two big turnovers by leading another late touchdown drive to give the Falcons a 24-23 victory over the Buccaneers.

Key matchup: Bucs RB Doug Martin vs. Falcons run defense

Posted Nov. 21, 2012 @ 7 p.m. ET
We look ahead to Sunday’s game in Tampa, when the Falcons’ run defense will get its first look at Doug Martin, in today’s Key Matchup.

Falcons OL Hawley suspended four games

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 4:18 p.m. ET
Falcons OL Joe Hawley was suspended for four games for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

NFC South Spin cycle: Stage set for Falcons-Bucs battle

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
The Panthers hit a new low, but the rest of the NFC South was victorious Sunday, including the Falcons and Bucs, who will meet next week.

Rivera, Mularkey, Shurmur don't come through in clutch

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
Embattled head coaches have something in common: They all make late-game situational mistakes that cost their teams.

Falcons survive Cardinals despite Ryan's five picks

Posted Nov. 18, 2012 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
Matt Ryan overcame a career-worst five interceptions, and the Falcons rallied for a sloppy 23-19 victory over the Cardinals.

Release of Edwards not disruptive to Falcons' harmony

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 9:04 p.m. ET
Ray Edwards did not fit well with the Falcons and some within the organization likely felt that way long before he was released.

Falcons make roster moves

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 6:24 p.m. ET
The Falcons signed WR Tim Toone and TE Chase Coffman to the active roster and placed TE Tommy Gallarda on injured reserve.

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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