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The Atlanta Falcons may be entering the 2022 season with a lot of new names on the roster, but they’re not a team you should be sleeping on, according to starting wide receiver Olamide Zaccheaus.

Zaccheaus is just one of a handful of Falcons’ top offensive players returning in 2022 after the team lost their QB1, Matt Ryan, to the Indianapolis Colts, WR1 Calvin Ridley to a suspension and WR2 Russell Gage to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Nonetheless, Zaccheaus feels that this roster filled with new faces has what it takes to secure a playoff berth this upcoming season.

“I feel like we’re a playoff team,” Zaccheaus told D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We just (have) to put everything together. Really start fast at the beginning of the season and not get into a hole. I just feel like as a team, we can shock a lot of people.”

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Zaccheaus On Track for An Even Bigger Year

Zaccheaus joined the Falcons as an undrafted free agent out of Virginia in 2019. He finished his rookie year with three receptions for 115 yards and a score. He also added two tackles and a fumble recovery for a touchdown on special teams.

With the absence of Julio Jones, Zaccheaus saw his production increase in 2020, where he recorded his first 100-yard game. While playing in 11 games, he had 20 receptions for 274 yards and one touchdown.

But 2021 was Zaccheaus’s best season yet as he logged career-highs of 31 receptions for 406 yards and three touchdowns.

No with no Ridley and no Gage, Zaccheaus returns as the Falcons’ top receiver, which means he should get even more targets in 2022, which means even more production than we saw from him last fall.

While it would be nice to have a better season than the one before, Zaccheaus isn’t focused on numbers.

“The biggest thing for me is just being healthy and playing in all 17 games,” Zaccheaus said. “I think everything else will take care of itself.”

A Reminder: Falcons Drafted Impact Players

Ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft, there were several directions the Falcons could go with their No. 8 overall pick and many thought it would be a new addition to the offensive or defensive line instead, the team turned to one of the draft’s top receivers: Drake London.

London is set to be an immediate start and impact alongside tight end Kyle Pitts. In fact, we should see Pitts score more, especially on American soil, this year with the addition of London, who will take away a lot of the opposing defense’s attention.

From there, the Falcons traded up to grab a potential sack machine in Penn State defensive end Arnold Ebiketie, which now gives the team a healthy edge rotation. Then Atlanta selected a triple-threat off the board in linebacker/running back/quarterback Troy Andersen, who could end up being Deion Jones’s replacement if the team decides to move on from him.

But the real kicker came when the Falcons took Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder. After 14 seasons of Matt Ryan, Ridder is set to become the future of Atlanta and he says he’s not leaving until he “wins a Super Bowl.” Whether or not he starts in 2022 remains to be seen but he has a real shot at competing for the job against Marcus Mariota.

Going back to what I said above about how Atlanta will have a healthy rotation at edge––the team added another big edge defender with their 82nd overall pick in DeAngelo Malone. Malone will likely have to compete for playing time, but he brings a lot of speed and great footwork to Atlanta which gives him a very promising future.

The Falcons’ edge rotation isn’t the only position finally coming together. Atlanta’s running back room looks solid with veterans Cordarrelle Patterson, Qadree Ollison, Damien Willson and the addition of rookie back Tyler Allgeier.

After drafting some flops in 2021, you can tell that Terry Fontenot really honed in on every pick and every need this year as he found some missing pieces for head coach Arthur Smith to finally run a successful offense and added some studs that fit Dean Pees’ defense.

Zacchaeus’s statement may seem far-fetched for the 2022 season, but the Falcons have been making the necessary moves to bolster every position as best they can, which ultimately puts them right on track to being a contender soon, rather than later.

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Teen Mom star Vee Rivera shows off her curves in a tiny crop top & tight biker shorts in a new video

Teen Mom 2 star Vee Rivera has given fans a look at her curves in a tiny crop and biker shorts.

Vee flaunted her impressive body while sharing insight as to where she bought her workout set.

5Teen Mom 2 star Vee Rivera flaunted her impressive curves in a tiny crop top and tight biker shortsCredit: Instagram/@veeautifyme 5She gave fans a look at her backside as she revealed where she bought the outfitCredit: Instagram/@veeautifyme

The MTV star took to her Instagram Stories to first show off her new hairstyle which featured Vee with some "caramel highlights."

She then gave thanks to fans for their support after learning her podcast Baby Mamas No Drama- which she co-hosts with Teen Mom 2 alum Kailyn Lowry- has been nominated at the People's Choice Awards.

"I'm so thankful and blessed and happy and... grateful," the mom of one shared while speaking from her backyard.

However, Vee then replied to those who were interested in her outfit which included a pink and purple crop top with matching biker shorts.

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Vee revealed she got them at Amazon before flaunting her curves and explaining how "comfortable" they are.

"I like how they make my butt looks," Vee said while laughing.

This is not the first time that the 28-year-old has turned heads with her body as she recently showed off her butt in see-through shorts from Kim Kardashian's SKIMS line.

Vee posed in her bathroom wearing a SKIMS mesh bodysuit and skintight khaki shorts.

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She said. "They're also very see-through. Like you can see my whole a**in the back which I don't really like. But I'm just going to wear it anyway."

Vee also previously stripped naked in the shower and boasted that she's having a "hot girl summer."

The reality star shares daughter Vivi, six, with husband Jo Rivera- who also has a son Issac, 12, with Vee's cohost Kailyn.

While Vee and Kailyn seem to be quite close, they have had their shares of fights.

CO-HOST DRAMA

Earlier this year the gal pals recently got into a rift after Vee admitted she leaked her Kailyn's pregnancy news with her son Lux, now four.

"Basically what happened was, like, a couple months ago, Javi [Marroquin] and I got into a huge fight, and he didn't want me talking about him on my podcast with Vee, and he basically alluded to her being deceitful," Kailyn explained to Leah Messer at the time.

She went on: "So I texted her and Javi in a group text and I said whatever it is, like, lay it all out there. So Vee comes into my office and she's like, you know, 'I told Javi about your pregnancy with Lux...'

"Javi told me that back four years ago, Vee hit him up on social media, and was like, 'I'm tired of you looking stupid, I'll tell you everything. Let's meet up.' So they met up in Target parking lot in the night, and she told him about Lux..."

She shared with Leah that she and Vee chatted via text about the situation.

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They aired out their grievances and exchanged apologies.

Kailyn shares Lux and Creed, one, with ex Chris Lopez and 8-year-old son Lincoln with Javi Marroquin.

5The 28-year-old has showed off her body in the past as she has not been shy about itCredit: Instagram/Vee Rivera 5Vee is currently married to Jo Rivera- they share 5-year-old daughter ViviCredit: Vee Rivera /Instagram 5Jo shares son Issac with Vee's podcast co-host Kailyn LowryCredit: MTV

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