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Dan Quinn taking up-tempo approach to rebuilding Atlanta Falcons

As Seattle's defensive coordinator, Dan Quinn helped lead Seattle to two straight Super Bowls, including one championship. Quinn opens his first training camp as Falcons coach on Friday trying to overhaul Atlanta's woeful unit.

July 28, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Buford High to host Atlanta Falcons' annual Friday Night Lights scrimmage Aug. 7

Tom Riden Stadium has played host to plenty of elite high school football players during Buford High School's run to 10 state championships over the past 14 seasons.

June 19, 2015 | Jared Putnam | Atlanta Falcons


Vic Beasley ready to show Atlanta Falcons they made right decision

ATLANTA - Now that Vic Beasley has signed a four-year rookie contract and finished his first mini-camp, the rookie defensive end is eager for the next phase of his development with the Atlanta Falcons.

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


Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones focused on learning new offense, not contract talk

FLOWERY BRANCH - Julio Jones is learning there are more ways to go about his job in the Atlanta Falcons' new offense.

June 17, 2015 | Matt Winklejohn Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


QB Matt Ryan adapting to Atlanta Falcons' new offense

FLOWERY BRANCH - Now in his third month working with new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, quarterback Matt Ryan believes the Atlanta Falcons have a chance to be special this year.

June 16, 2015 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons release veteran offensive tackle Sam Baker

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have released veteran offensive tackle Sam Baker.

June 15, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons, Beasley agree on 4-year rookie contract

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have reached terms on a four-year contract with defensive end Vic Beasley, the NFL's No. 8 overall draft pick.

June 12, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Matthews, Moore and Reed return in limited practice role for Atlanta Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - Offensive tackle Jake Matthews, safety William Moore and linebacker Brooks Reed have returned from injuries and were still limited in practice Tuesday for the Atlanta Falcons.

June 09, 2015 | George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons try to move on after Shembo arrested for dog killing

FLOWERY BRANCH - New coach Dan Quinn believes the Atlanta Falcons made the right decision to cut ties immediately with Prince Shembo after the linebacker was arrested last week for killing a dog.

June 02, 2015 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons LB Prince Shembo waived after being charged in dog's death

LAWRENCEVILLE- The Atlanta Falcons waived linebacker Prince Shembo on Friday, shortly after he was charged with aggravated animal cruelty.

May 29, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Freeman makes opening bid to be Atlanta Falcons’ starting RB

FLOWERY BRANCH - Devonta Freeman believes he is next in line to be the Falcons' starting running back.

May 26, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank says failure to admit mistakes hurt New England Patriots

ATLANTA - Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Thursday there is a "general feeling" that the Patriots' failure to acknowledge mistakes added to the punishment they received for deflating footballs.

May 14, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons pick up pace of minicamp under Quinn

FLOWERY BRANCH - Justin Hardy doesn't know yet where he will fit in with the Atlanta Falcons. He's learning that whomever the team deploys next fall had better be ready to work quickly.

May 09, 2015 | Matt Winklejohn Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons coach Quinn impressed with Vic Beasley's quickness

FLOWERY BRANCH - New Falcons coach Dan Quinn isn't surprised how Vic Beasley stands out among the team's rookie class.

May 08, 2015 | George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons' class of 19 undrafted rookies includes 3 wide receivers

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with 19 undrafted rookies, including wide receivers Marquez Clark of Central Oklahoma, Joshua Stangby of Ottawa University and Shane Wynn of Indiana.

May 06, 2015 | | Atlanta Falcons


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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