Post Writers

Guest posts are needed and welcomed. They don’t have to be lengthy, 300 to 500 words is a fine place to start. They also don’t have to be football expert. Your personal take as a fan will be much appreciated. The 2016 season dates are listed below, and you can pick a date for a write-up well in advance. Post the game you wish to write-up in the comments below, and the date is yours. Email your post to  [ ]   and we will do the rest. Thanks! The Falcons Cage is a fan run blog, and the more participants the better.


Off-season schedule as released by the Falcons website:

Feb. 28- March 6: NFL Scouting Combine, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis

March 7-9: Free agent negotiating window
Clubs are permitted to contact and enter into contract negotiations with the certified agents of players who will become unrestricted free agents upon the expiration of their 2016 player contracts at 4 p.m. ET on March 9. Contracts cannot be executed with a new club until 4 p.m. ET on March 9.

March 9: Start of new league year
At 4 p.m. ET, free agency starts.

March 26-29: League meetings
Owners and officials will congregate in Phoenix, AZ., for the annual three-day set of meetings during which a wide range of league topics will be discussed, including the potential for rule changes.

Mid-April: Schedule Release
Atlanta will play the following opponents, with the dates to be determined:
Home: Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, Dallas Cowboys
Away: Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks

April 17: Offseason workout program begins
Falcons players can report back to Flowery Branch for a nine-week offseason program.

April 21: Deadline for Restricted Free Agents to sign offer sheets
This is the deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets.

April 27-29: NFL Draft
The NFL Draft will be held in Philadelphia.
May 5-8: First weekend option for rookie minicamp
May 12-15: Second weekend option for rookie minicamp
Mid-to-late June: Mandatory veteran minicamp
Teams will hold their mandatory three-day veteran minicamps.

Late July: Training Camp
Clubs are permitted to open preseason training camp for rookies and first-year players beginning seven days prior to the club’s earliest permissible mandatory reporting date for veteran players.

11 thoughts on “Post Writers

  1. John Waynesworld

    I sent it last night, twice, to the above address (copied & pasted). The first attachment was missing some corrections so I sent another. 2 emails and neither made it? Wow.

    Okay, Dewey, I will try that email. I will send it early tonight when I get back to my other computer.

  2. The Time is NOW

    Don’t know if I can finish and proof read it tonight. If not it will be Thursday or Friday…

  3. The Time is NOW

    There is no rush. Maybe we should just set a goal of getting a new thread started after game four. Someone could write a snapshot of the 1st quarter of the season. It doesn’t have to be written by me, but I will be willing to if it would be helpful. Thanks for stepping up to keep the Cage rolling!

    1. The Time is NOW

      You can set up a page that requires an email address to post a comment. The email address does not get posted with the.comment, but can only be seen by the site admin. That way you can get Cage members’ addresses and give them yours by sending them an email.

      If you want an example of how it works, my inactive website is set up that way at the bottom of the Home page:


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