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Jackson looks to improve Falcons' running game

Mike Smith knows his Falcons finished last in the NFL in rushing last season. The coach just has a difficult time saying the words.

May 28, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign top 2014 draft picks Matthews, Hageman

The Atlanta Falcons announced Wednesday that they have agreed to terms with tackle Jake Matthews and defensive end Ra'Shede Hageman. The terms of the agreements were not disclosed.

May 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons sign five draft picks

The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have signed five of their picks from the 2014 NFL Draft: linebacker Prince Shembo, cornerback Ricardo Allen, linebacker Marquis Spruill, linebacker Yawin Smallwood and linebacker Tyler Starr.

May 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Rookie RB Freeman excited by opportunity with Falcons

Fourth-round selection Devonta Freeman said he felt like the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft when he saw the opportunity awaiting him with the Atlanta Falcons.

May 18, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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


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Final preseason game a chance for Falcons to shore up offensive line

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Jaguars had few, if any, concerns at center for a dozen years.

August 27, 2014 | By Chuck Long Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


RB Jackson makes return to Falcons practice

Steven Jackson practiced on Monday for the first time in almost a month, and Falcons coach Mike Smith said the running back is on schedule to be play in Atlanta's season opener against New Orleans.

August 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons place Johnson on injured reserve, make roster cuts

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Mike Johnson will miss another season after going down with a foot injury.

August 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan throws pair of TDs for Falcons in 24-17 preseason loss to Titans

ATLANTA - The Falcons finally showed how they plan to replace Tony Gonzalez.

August 23, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Hester looking for Falcons' rebound against Titans

ATLANTA - From his vantage point in Chicago, Devin Hester saw the Atlanta Falcons as a consistent playoff contender.

August 23, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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


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