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Atlanta Falcons’ offense remains unsettled, battles continue for starting jobs at key spots

The Atlanta Falcons' most glaring unanswered questions are on offense as they began a short practice week before their final preseason game against Baltimore on Thursday night.

August 31, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons trim roster to 76 by cutting 13 players

The Atlanta Falcons have trimmed their roster to 76 players by cutting 13, including running back Michael Ford and tight end Mickey Shuler.

August 31, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons final drive comes up short, lose preseason game to Dolphins 13-9

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.- Ryan Tannehill threw for 145 yards in less than a half despite working behind a makeshift offensive line, and the Miami Dolphins beat the Atlanta Falcons 13-9 in an exhibition game Saturday night.

August 29, 2015 | Steven Wine Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons, Julio Jones agree on new 5-year contract

The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a $71.25 million, five-year contract extension with Julio Jones on Saturday that compares favorably with recent deals paid to other top wide receivers.

August 29, 2015 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Wide receiver looks like Atlanta Falcons’ deepest position heading into season

Like all NFL teams, the Atlanta Falcons have some worrisome positions.

August 27, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


After suspension, Atlanta Falcons’ McKay reinstated to NFL Competition Committee

Atlanta Falcons team president Rich McKay has been reinstated as chairman of the NFL's powerful Competition Committee, the league said Thursday, after a nearly five-month suspension for the use of artificial noise at the Georgia Dome during games.

August 27, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons sign journeyman quarterback Rex Grossman

The Atlanta Falcons have signed Rex Grossman to compete for the backup quarterback job behind Matt Ryan.

August 26, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons give Rex Grossman tryout at quarterback

ATLANTA - Rex Grossman, who hasn't taken a snap in an NFL game since 2011, could soon join the competition to be the backup for Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.

August 25, 2015 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta’s new stadium will be named after Mercedes-Benz; $1.4 billion facility to open in 2017

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons will share a stadium name with their biggest rival.

August 24, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White set to have minor elbow surgery

ATLANTA - Roddy White will undergo a minor surgical procedure on his right elbow, Atlanta coach Dan Quinn announced Sunday, thought the long-time Falcons receiver should be ready for the Sept. 14 season opener against Philadelphia.

August 23, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan, Falcons starters sharp early in 30-22 loss to Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Matt Ryan was sharp for the second straight preseason game, leading Atlanta to touchdowns in both of his series in the Falcons' 30-22 loss to the New York Jets on Friday night.

August 21, 2015 | | Atlanta Falcons


Return specialist Devin Hester still looking for ways to help Atlanta Falcons as playmaking receiver

Devin Hester didn't sound exactly thrilled when he arrived for the start of his second training camp with the Atlanta Falcons.

August 18, 2015 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


After brutal beating last 2 seasons, Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan looks to show mobility in 2015

Matt Ryan has no plans to become a running quarterback.

August 17, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons starters solid in limited showing, beat Titans 31-24 in preseason opener

ATLANTA - Tennessee rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota, whose first two drives ended with an interception and a fumble, recovered to lead a touchdown drive in the Titans' 31-24 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in a preseason opener Friday night.

August 14, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons’ Desmond Trufant has shoulder sprain, likely to miss preseason game against Titans

Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant has a sprained shoulder and is expected to miss Friday night's preseason opener against the Tennessee Titans.

August 13, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Atlanta Falcons’ OC Shanahan will have another meeting with 49ers about vacant head coaching spot

FLOWERY BRANCH - Kyle Shanahan remains focused on helping the Falcons win their first Super Bowl championship.

January 19, 2017 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons' leaky pass defense to be tested against Packers' QB Aaron Rodgers

GREEN BAY, Wis. - The Green Bay Packers' blueprint to slow down Atlanta in the NFC championship game focuses on turning the high-octane Falcons into a ...

January 19, 2017 | Genaro C. Armas Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones says sprained toe won’t keep him out vs. Packers

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons All-Pro receiver Julio Jones missed his second day of practice Thursday with a sprained left toe.

January 19, 2017 | George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn one of two finalists for salute to service award

HOUSTON - Falcons coach Dan Quinn and Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva are the finalists for the NFL's Salute to Service Award.

January 19, 2017 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons to contend with Packers' jack-of-all-trades defensive back Micah Hyde

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Micah Hyde, the Green Bay Packers' jack-of-all-trades in the secondary, is assuming another new role this season - playoff playmaker.

January 18, 2017 | Genaro C. Armas Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan can fill one glaring hole on resume with Super Bowl title

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan knew the question was coming.

January 18, 2017 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones misses practice with toe injury, still expected to play Sunday

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Falcons All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones was held out of practice on Wednesday after aggravating his sprained toe in Saturday's playoff ...

January 18, 2017 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones will be ready to go in NFC championship

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Don't fret, Atlanta Falcons fans.

January 16, 2017 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Quarterback battle to highlight Falcons-Packers NFC Championship Game

FLOWERY BRANCH - Dan Quinn knows a thing or two about NFC Championship Games, which he twice described as "a battle" regardless of opponent or location.

January 16, 2017 | Marcus Rodrigue | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons raise the Dome, close out Seahawks 36-20 to reach NFC title game

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan looked very much like an MVP, and the Atlanta Falcons are headed to the NFC championship game.

January 14, 2017 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons’ Jones gets playoff rematch with Seahawks’ Sherman

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Julio Jones simply shrugged instead of screaming and shouting following a costly no-call against Richard Sherman three months ago.

January 11, 2017 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn downplays personal stake in rematch with Seahawks

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Falcons coach Dan Quinn is determined to make sure he's not the story in Saturday's NFC divisional-round playoff game ...

January 09, 2017 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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