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Southward eager to prove Falcons were right

Free safety Dezmen Southward is still wondering how good fortune came his way so soon after the NFL scouting combine.

May 18, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Hageman gives Falcons new look at defensive end

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith says he doesn't want his Falcons defense to be predictable or easily labeled.

May 16, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons focus on defense during last day of draft

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons hope Florida State's Devonta Freeman can help revive the NFL's worst rushing attack.

May 10, 2014 | George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons keep draft focus on improving lines

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are trying to make good on their promise to get tougher on both sides of the line of scrimmage.

May 10, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons take safety Southward in 3rd round of NFL Draft

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have selected Wisconsin safety Dez Southward in the third round of the NFL draft.

May 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons draft defensive lineman Hageman in 2nd round

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons bolstered their pass rush by picking Minnesota defensive end Ra'Shede Hageman in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday.

May 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons use 6th overall pick on Texas A&M OT Matthews

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons picked up some badly needed protection for quarterback Matt Ryan, selecting offensive tackle Jake Matthews of Texas A&M with the No. 6 pick in the NFL draft Thursday night.

May 09, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Browns take Johnny Football with 22nd overall pick

BEREA, Ohio - Johnny Football's long wait is over.

May 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Texans select South Carolina's Clowney with first pick in NFL Draft

NEW YORK - The Houston Texans have made South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney the first pick in the NFL draft.

May 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Dimitroff might seek help for Ryan

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have an advantage over most teams that have the No. 6 pick in the NFL draft. The Falcons already have their franchise quarterback.

May 05, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons GM Dimitroff tests trade market before draft

FLOWERY BRANCH- Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff has been testing the market for a possible NFL draft-day trade and said Wednesday he won't be reluctant to make a deal.

April 30, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons release 2014 regular season schedule

Two nationally-televised games and a matchup across the pond highlight the Atlanta Falcons' 2014 schedule, announced Wednesday.

April 23, 2014 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Smith demands bigger, stronger lines for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - Just two days into Atlanta's offseason workout program, Falcons coach Mike Smith is calling for major improvement on both sides of the line of scrimmage.

April 22, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' preseason schedule announced

Flowery Branch - The Atlanta Falcons announced Wednesday their 2014 preseason schedule, which includes home contests against Miami and Tennessee and road meetings at Houston and Jacksonville, the dates of times of these games will be announced at a later date.

April 09, 2014 | From wire reports | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign ex-Bears return specialist Hester

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with return specialist Devin Hester.

March 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Falcons linebackers Worrilow, Bartu embrace roles

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith has put a strong emphasis since the start of training camp on improving the team's run defense.

August 20, 2014 | BY GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Peters relieved to be back in practice

Corey Peters battled doubts about his future in the NFL after he tore his Achilles tendon late last season.

August 19, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons shift Matthews to left tackle for Baker

When the Atlanta Falcons drafted Jake Matthews, they figured he would take over at left tackle someday.

August 18, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons lose LT Baker for entire season

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons' revamped offensive line took a major setback Sunday when left tackle Sam Baker was ruled out for the year after injuring his right knee in a preseason game.

August 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' line takes a hit with Baker injury

HOUSTON - The Atlanta Falcons' focus this offseason was to improve an offensive line that was among the worst in the league last year.

August 17, 2014 | By Chris Duncan Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Texans, with Watt and Clowney, await Falcons

HOUSTON - J.J. Watt feels as if he gets asked about playing with Jadeveon Clowney every day.

August 15, 2014 | By Chris Duncan Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, Texans mix it up in combined practice

HOUSTON - For Brian Cushing, there's no substitute to being on the field.

August 13, 2014 | Charles Duncan Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Soliai, Jackson bring size to Falcons D-line

The mandate came from the top of the Atlanta Falcons' chain of command when the offseason began.

August 12, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons rookie Matthews impresses Smith in debut

Jake Matthews' first live NFL action gives Atlanta coach Mike Smith reason to think the No. 6 overall draft pick has potential to become an elite player.

August 09, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan sharp on early TD drive in Falcons' 16-10 win against Dolphins

ATLANTA - Atlanta's Matt Ryan and Miami's Ryan Tannehill showed how starting quarterbacks should handle preseason openers.

August 08, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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