FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with return specialist Devin Hester.
NEW YORK - NFL owners likely will consider expanding the playoffs by two teams, beginning in 2015, when they hold their spring meetings in Orlando next week, but a vote on the subject is uncertain.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a contract with cornerback Javier Arenas.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons began a major overhaul Tuesday after a dismal season, signing three linemen at the start of free agency, re-signing defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux, and cutting former Pro Bowl safety Thomas DeCoud.
The Atlanta Falcons today announced they have promoted Mark Collins to outside linebackers coach and hired Andrew Thacker, a Gainesville High graduate, as a defensive assistant.
ATLANTA - Falcons running back Jason Snelling has retired, ending his seven-year career.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed Corey Peters, one of the team's three defensive tackles who were unrestricted free agents, to a one-year contract.
ATLANTA - Garrett Reynolds, who lost his starting job at right guard in 2013, has been released by the Atlanta Falcons.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have signed former offensive lineman Gabe Carimi.
NEW YORK - Longtime analysts Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe will not return to CBS' "The NFL Today" pregame show.
ATLANTA - Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White has been arrested on a warrant charging him with failing to appear in court.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have hired former Ravens longtime assistant Wade Harman as assistant offensive line coach.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have released two former longtime starters, cornerback Asante Samuel and linebacker Stephen Nicholas, from their defense.
NEW YORK - Ray Guy has become the first punter elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff, head coach Mike Smith and President & CEO Rich McKay have signed contract extensions, the team announced Monday in a press release.
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.
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