FLOWERY BRANCH - Once again, the Atlanta Falcons have named Joey Harrington as their starting quarterback.
ATLANTA - The Indianapolis Colts don't sound too concerned about their lackluster performances the past two weeks. Maybe they took a look at who's coming up on the schedule. Peyton Manning and Co. will face the beaten-down, banged-up Atlanta Falcons tonight, which looks like just the sort of opponent to get the defending Super Bowl champions back on track for the stretch run. The Falcons (3-7) are ...
RICHMOND, Va. - Michael Vick got a head start on a possible long prison stretch Monday, surrendering three weeks before he was to be sentenced for his involvement in a bloody dogfighting ring.
ATLANTA - Joey Harrington was sixth in the NFC in completion percentage and had led the Atlanta Falcons to two straight wins when he was benched by coach Bobby Petrino for the start of Sunday's 31-7 loss to Tampa Bay.
ATLANTA - Tampa Bay seized control of the weak NFC South with one of its trademark defensive showings. As for the Atlanta Falcons, it's back to the drawing board at quarterback in the post-Michael Vick era.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons face a short practice week before playing host to Indianapolis on Thursday night, and that leaves little time for coach Bobby Petrino to pick a starting quarterback.
ATLANTA - Take that, all those folks who thought Warrick Dunn was too small to play in the NFL, who figured he would last no more than a year or two before they ran him out of the league - probably on a stretcher.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Laurent Robinson wishes it weren't the case, but he knows every rookie makes mistakes.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons coach Bobby Petrino still doesn't know if Byron Leftwich or Joey Harrington will start at quarterback against Tampa Bay. Leftwich and Harrington split the number of practice snaps taken by the No. 1 offense Thursday.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Even though Joey Harrington led Atlanta to two straight victories, Byron Leftwich remains the No. 1 quarterback for the Falcons. Coach Bobby Petrino made it clear Wednesday that Leftwich will reclaim the starting spot as soon as he's healthy - a stand that caught Harrington off guard. "That message has not been conveyed to me," Harrington said after working with the first team at ...
FLOWERY BRANCH - Through seven games, it appeared the Atlanta Falcons were bound for one of the worst seasons in franchise history, and loud complaints were coming from players and fans.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Joey Harrington was briefly knocked out of the game, completed a pass to himself and was face down on the winning score. Vinny Testaverde limped around, unable to will his soon-to-be 44-year-old body to a touchdown drive. In an ugly day of football in the weak NFC South, Harrington's will to stay in the pocket was the difference. Just before he was drilled to ...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Mike Rucker's alarm will go off at 7 a.m. today. An hour later, the Carolina Panthers' defensive end will eat some spaghetti with chicken. He'll then drive to the stadium and arrive exactly three hours before kickoff. Convinced that consistency is important, Rucker's gameday schedule hasn't changed for years. Everything is timed to the minute, from when he puts on his pads to his pregame workout. ...
FLOWERY BRANCH - Jerious Norwood practiced Friday for the first time this week, but the Atlanta Falcons are unsure if the second-year running back will play at Carolina.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Michael Boley has bigger concerns than his next contract. As one of the NFL's best young linebackers in his third year with the Atlanta Falcons, Boley seems destined for a lucrative deal.
ATLANTA - Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez has won the 2013 Good Guy Award from the Professional Football Writers of America.
ATLANTA - The board overseeing planning for a new Falcons stadium in downtown Atlanta gave the thumbs-up Tuesday to a design that invokes the giant bird's wings and would feature enormous windows showcasing views of the city.
FLOWERY BRANCH – The Atlanta Falcons announced today that they have signed cornerback Robert Alford. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Flowery Branch - Matt Ryan spoke almost in hushed tones whenever the issue of a new contract came up on Tuesday at OTAs.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones says their offense could be unstoppable in 2013.
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