NFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 9-8-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 7-10-0
1-5-0 2-15-0

2023 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
FUM
Forced Fumbles
SCK
Sacks
Regular Season 32 0 0 0 0.0

Top DeMarcco Hellams News

  • Falcons' DeMarcco Hellams: Carves out role down the stretch

    Hellams (concussion) finished 2023 with 40 tackles (25 solo) in 15 appearances.

    A rookie seventh-round pick, Hellams operated exclusively on special teams to start his career but gradually carved out a larger defensive role. He operated as a starter over the final weeks of the campaign but missed the season finale due to a concussion. Given the way the year ended, Hellams should have a chance to compete with Richie Grant for snaps next to Jessie Bates in 2024, but the Falcons may look to upgrade the safety position this offseason as well.

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  • Falcons' DeMarcco Hellams: Missing Week 18

    Hellams (concussion) has been ruled out ahead of Sunday's game against the Saints.

    Hellams was held out of practice all week after sustaining a concussion in the Falcons' Week 17 loss to the Bears, so it's no surprise that the 2023 seventh-round pick won't suit up Sunday. Richie Grant is expected to see more work in Atlanta's secondary with Hellams missing the team's Week 18 affair.

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  • Falcons' DeMarcco Hellams: In concussion protocol

    Hellams did not practice Wednesday and is in concussion protocol, Amna Subhan of the Falcons' official site reports.

    According to coach Arthur Smith, Hellams began experiencing concussion symptoms following Sunday's loss to Chicago. He was able to play 72 percent of Atlanta's defensive snaps in that contest, tallying six tackles (all solo). If Hellams is unable to clear concussion protocol in time to suit up for Sunday's key Week 18 clash against the Saints, Richie Grant would likely slide back into a starting role.

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  • Falcons' DeMarcco Hellams: Productive in Sunday's loss

    Hellams recorded six total tackles (all solo) in Sunday's 37-17 loss to the Bears.

    The rookie out of Alabama has seen increased time on the Falcons' defense since taking over the starting strong safety duties from Richie Grant in Week 15. Hellams has started four games for Atlanta thus far, logging 28 total tackles, including one tackle for loss in those starts. Expect the 2023 seventh-round pick to continue starting in the Falcons' secondary in a must-win Week 18 game against the Saints.

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  • Falcons' DeMarcco Hellams: Back to full strength

    Hellams (hamstring) was a full participant at practice Friday, Tori McElhaney of the Falcons' official site reports.

    He's on track to suit up Sunday after sitting out Week 9 versus the Vikings with a hamstring injury. Hellams figures to step back into a rotational role in Atlanta's defensive backfield in Week 10.

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  • Falcons' DeMarcco Hellams: Back at practice

    Hellams (hamstring) was a limited participant at the Falcons' practice Thursday, Amna Subhan of Atlanta's official site reports.

    Hellams returned to practice for the first time since suffering a hamstring injury in Week 8, offering a glimmer of hope for his chances to play Sunday in Arizona. He'll look to increase his workload at Friday's final session of the week.

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  • Falcons' DeMarcco Hellams: Missing Week 9

    Hellams (hamstring) has been ruled out ahead of Sunday's game against the Vikings, Josh Kendall of The Athletic reports.

    The rookie out of Alabama is in line to miss his first game of the season, as he was held out of practice throughout the week with a hamstring issue. Hellams has played almost strictly on special teams for Atlanta this year, recording three total tackles.

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  • Falcons' DeMarcco Hellams: Taken by Atlanta in Round 7

    The Falcons selected Hellams in the seventh round of the 2023 NFL Draft, 224th overall.

    Hellams (6-foot-1, 203 pounds) might be a little light by NFL safety standards but the Alabama product was a standout three-year starter on a tough defense and looks like a good value this late for Atlanta. As much as Hellams might be a below average athlete (4.57-second 40, 31-inch vertical), he did something right to make 108 tackles in 13 games for the Crimson Tide in 2022.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 213 lbs
Birthplace: Washington, DC
Age: 23
School: Alabama
Experience: R