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2015 Atlanta Falcons season

2015 Atlanta Falcons season
Head coach Dan Quinn
General manager Thomas Dimitroff & Scott Pioli (assistant)
Owner Arthur Blank
Home field Georgia Dome
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The 2015 Atlanta Falcons season will be the franchise's upcoming 50th season in the National Football League and the first under new head coach Dan Quinn.

Offseason

Coaching staff changes

  • On December 29, 2014 head coach Mike Smith was fired after back-to-back losing seasons.
  • On January 8, 2015, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced the hiring of Dirk Koetter as their new offensive coordinator.
  • On January 15, 2014, the New York Jets announced the hiring of Joe Danna as their new defensive backs coach.
  • On January 16, 2015, the Oakland Raiders announced the hiring of Mike Tice as their new offensive line coach.
  • On January 18, 2015, the Falcons announced the hiring of Kyle Shanahan as their new offensive coordinator.
  • On January 23, 2015, the Chicago Bears announced the hiring of Glenn Pires as their new linebackers coach.
  • On January 24, 2015, the Falcons announced the hiring of Raheem Morris as their defensive backs coach and assistant head coach.
  • On January 26, 2015, the Falcons announced the hiring of Richard Smith as their defensive coordinator.
  • On January 25, 2015, the Falcons promoted Wade Harman Tight Ends Coach, formally the assistant offensive line coach.
  • On January 29, 2015, the San Diego Chargers announced the hiring of Mike Nolan as their linebackers coach.
  • On January 31, 2015, the San Francisco 49ers announced the hiring of Tim Lewis as their defensive backs coach.
  • On February 2, 2015, Dan Quinn was hired as the Falcons' 16th head coach.
  • On February 2, 2015, the Falcons announced the hiring of Chris Morgan as their offensive line coach.
  • On February 3, 2015, the Falcons announced the hiring of Bobby Turner as their running backs coach.
  • On February 3, 2015, the Falcons announced the hiring of Mike LaFleur as their offensive assistant.
  • On February 3, 2015, the Falcons announced the hiring of Marquand Manuel as their defensive backs coach and senior defensive consultant.
  • On February 4, 2015, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced the hiring of Andrew Weidinger as their offensive assistant.
  • On February 4, 2015, the Falcons announced the hiring of Steve Scarnecchia as their assistant to head coach coach.
  • On February 8, 2015, the Falcons announced the hiring of Jeff Ulbrich as their linebackers coach.
  • On February 10, 2015, the Falcons announced the hiring of Matt LaFleur as their Quarterback coach.
  • On February 10, 2015, the Falcons announced the hiring of Doug Mallory as their defensive Assistant & Linebackers coach.
  • On February 10, 2015, the Falcons announced the hiring of Mike McDaniel as their offensive assistant.
  • On February 10, 2015, the Falcons announced the hiring of Chad Walker as their defensive assistant & defensive backs coach.
  • On February 10, 2015, the Falcons announced the hiring of Keith Carter as their assistant offensive line coach.

Free Agents

Number Player Position
28 Javier Arenas Cornerback
71 Kroy Biermann Defensive end
3 Matt Bryant Kicker
19 Drew Davis Wide receiver
42 Patrick DiMarco Fullback
30 Charles Godfrey Free safety
79 Mike Johnson Offensive guard
20 Dwight Lowery Free safety
98 Cliff Matthews Defensive end
27 Robert McClain Cornerback
86 Bear Pascoe Tight end
91 Corey Peters Defensive tackle
32 Jacquizz Rodgers Running back
64 Jonathan Scott Offensive tackle
35 Antone Smith Running back
52 Nate Stupar Linebacker
50 Osi Umenyiora Defensive end
56 Sean Weatherspoon Linebacker
14 Eric Weems Wide receiver
26 Josh Wilson Cornerback
13 T.J. Yates Quarterback
68 Gabe Carimi Offensive tackle

Re-signings

Date Player Position Contract Source
February 24, 2015 Cliff Matthews Defensive end 2 years / $1,505,000 [1]
February 24, 2015 Patrick DiMarco Fullback 2 years / $1,495,000 [1]
February 25, 2015 Matt Bryant Kicker 3 years / $8,500,000 [2]
March 3, 2015 Nate Stupar Linebacker 1 years / $585,000 [3]
March 5, 2015 Charles Godfrey Safety 1 years / $1,500,000 [4]
March 6, 2015 Eric Weems Wide receiver 2 years / $3,000,000 [5]
March 9, 2015 T.J. Yates Quarterback 1 years / $1,500,000 [6]
March 10, 2015 Antone Smith Running back 1 years / $1,400,000 [7]
March 18, 2015 Kroy Biermann Linebacker 1 years / $1,925,000 [8]

Team additions

Date Player Position Previous team Contract Source
February 13, 2015 Allen Bradford Linebacker Seattle Seahawks 1 year / $660,000 [9]
February 24, 2015 Nick Williams Wide receiver Washington Redskins 2 year / $1,100,000 [1]
March 10, 2015 Brooks Reed Linebacker Houston Texans 5 year / $22,000,000 [7]
March 10, 2015 Justin Durant Linebacker Dallas Cowboys 3 year / $10,800,000 [7]
March 10, 2015 Mike Person Guard St. Louis Rams 3 year / $3,350,000 [7]
March 10, 2015 Leonard Hankerson Wide receiver Washington Redskins 1 year / $1,000,000 [10]
March 12, 2015 Adrian Clayborn Defensive end Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1 year / $3,000,000 [11]
March 12, 2015 Phillip Adams Cornerback New York Jets 1 year / $745,000 [11]
March 12, 2015 O'Brien Schofield Defensive end Seattle Seahawks 1 year / $1,700,000 [12]
March 18, 2015 Jared Smith Offensive guard Seattle Seahawks 1 year / $440,000 [13]
March 19, 2015 Jacob Tamme Tight end Denver Broncos 2 year / $4,000,000 [14]
March 19, 2015 Tony Moeaki Tight end Seattle Seahawks 1 year / $745,000 [15]
May 4, 2015 Collin Mooney Fullback Tennessee Titans 2 year / $1,100,000 [16]
May 14, 2015 Tyler Polumbus Offensive tackle Washington Redskins Undisclosed [17]
May 14, 2015 Chris Chester Offensive guard Washington Redskins 1 year / $2,800,000 [18]

Departures

Date Player Position Note New Team Source
February 26, 2015 Steven Jackson Running back Released [19]
February 27, 2015 Harry Douglas Wide receiver Released Tennessee Titans [20][21]
February 27, 2015 Justin Blalock Offensive guard Released [22]
February 27, 2015 Jonathan Massaquoi Defensive end Waived Tennessee Titans [23][24]
March 10, 2015 Sean Weatherspoon Linebacker Signed Arizona Cardinals [25]
March 10, 2015 Corey Peters Defensive end Signed Arizona Cardinals [26]
March 10, 2015 Drew Davis Wide receiver Declined option [27]
March 18, 2015 Robert McClain Cornerback Signed New England Patriots [28]
March 31, 2015 Jacquizz Rodgers Running back Signed Chicago Bears [29]
April 2, 2015 Zeke Motta Safety Waived [30]
April 3, 2015 Dwight Lowery Safety Signed Indianapolis Colts [31]
April 3, 2015 Josh Wilson Cornerback Signed Detroit Lions [32]
April 23, 2015 Bear Pascoe Tight end Signed Chicago Bears [33]
May 1, 2015 Brandan Bishop Safety Waived [34]
May 1, 2015 Reid Fragel Tackle Waived Tampa Bay Buccaneers [35]
May 1, 2015 Jordan Mabin Cornerback Waived [36]
May 1, 2015 Jacques Smith Linebacker Waived [37]
May 1, 2015 Ronnie Wingo Running back Waived [38]
May 3, 2015 Kyle Miller Tight end Waived San Diego Chargers [39]
May 29, 2015 Prince Shembo Linebacker Waived [40]

2015 draft class

Main article: 2015 NFL draft
2015 Atlanta Falcons Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 8 Vic Beasley Linebacker Clemson
2 42 Jalen Collins Cornerback LSU
3 73 Tevin Coleman Running back Indiana
4 107 Justin Hardy Wide receiver East Carolina
5 137 Grady Jarrett Defensive tackle Clemson
6 185 None — see below
7 225 Jake Rodgers Offensive lineman Eastern Washington
7 249 Akeem King Safety San Jose State
Notes
  • The Falcons acquired an additional seventh-round selection (No. 249 overall) as part of a trade that sent the team's 2013 first-, third- and sixth-round selections to the St. Louis Rams.
  • The Falcons were not rewarded any compensatory picks this year.
  • The Falcons traded their fifth- (No.146 overall) sixth- (No.185 overall) to the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for the Vikings' fifth-round selection (No.137 overall).

Staff

Atlanta Falcons staff
Front office
Head coaches
Offensive coaches
Defensive coaches
Special teams coaches
Strength and conditioning
  • Head Strength and Conditioning – AJ Neibel
  • Strength and Conditioning Assistant – Jacob Peden

Coaching staff
Management
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Current roster

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Schedule

Preseason

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Result Record Game site TV NFL.com
recap
1 August 14 7:00 p.m. EDT Tennessee Titans Georgia Dome WUPA
2 August 21 7:30 p.m. EDT at New York Jets MetLife Stadium WUPA
3 August 29 7:00 p.m. EDT at Miami Dolphins Sun Life Stadium WUPA
4 September 3 7:00 p.m. EDT Baltimore Ravens Georgia Dome WUPA

Regular season

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Result Record Game site TV NFL.com
recap
1 September 14 7:10 p.m. EDT Philadelphia Eagles Georgia Dome ESPN
2 September 20 1:00 p.m. EDT at New York Giants MetLife Stadium Fox
3 September 27 1:00 p.m. EDT at Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium Fox
4 October 4 1:00 p.m. EDT Houston Texans Georgia Dome CBS
5 October 11 1:00 p.m. EDT Washington Redskins Georgia Dome Fox
6 October 15 8:25 p.m. EDT at New Orleans Saints Mercedes-Benz Superdome CBS/NFLN
7 October 25 1:00 p.m. EDT at Tennessee Titans LP Field Fox
8 November 1 1:00 p.m. EST Tampa Bay Buccaneers Georgia Dome Fox
9 November 8 4:05 p.m. EST at San Francisco 49ers Levi's Stadium Fox
10 Bye
11 November 22 1:00 p.m. EST Indianapolis Colts Georgia Dome CBS
12 November 29 1:00 p.m. EST Minnesota Vikings Georgia Dome Fox
13 December 6 1:00 p.m. EST at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Raymond James Stadium Fox
14 December 13 1:00 p.m. EST at Carolina Panthers Bank of America Stadium Fox
15 December 20 1:00 p.m. EST at Jacksonville Jaguars EverBank Field Fox
16 December 27 1:00 p.m. EST Carolina Panthers Georgia Dome Fox
17 January 3 1:00 p.m. EST New Orleans Saints Georgia Dome Fox
Notes
  • Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
  • Networks and times for Sunday games from Weeks 5–17 are subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling.

References

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  2. ^ Jay Adams (2015-02-25). "Falcons Sign K Bryant to Contract Extension". Atlantafalcons.com. Retrieved 2015-03-27. 
  3. ^ Jay Adams. "Falcons Sign LB Stupar to Extension". Atlantafalcons.com. Retrieved 2015-03-27. 
  4. ^ Jay Adams. "Falcons Sign Veteran S Godfrey to Extension". Atlantafalcons.com. Retrieved 2015-03-27. 
  5. ^ Jay Adams. "Falcons Sign Weems to Contract Extension". Atlantafalcons.com. Retrieved 2015-03-27. 
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  40. ^ http://www.atlantafalcons.com/news/article-1/Falcons-Waive-Linebacker-Prince-Shembo/2b515727-3311-46ea-9c74-d7bbc4b37250

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