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.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons hired Scott Pioli as assistant general manager on Wednesday, reuniting him with GM Thomas Dimitroff.
ATLANTA - Tony Gonzalez has one more game to play after all.
It's your move, Thomas Dimitroff.
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.
Corey Peters battled doubts about his future in the NFL after he tore his Achilles tendon late last season.
When the Atlanta Falcons drafted Jake Matthews, they figured he would take over at left tackle someday.
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.
HOUSTON - The Atlanta Falcons' focus this offseason was to improve an offensive line that was among the worst in the league last year.
HOUSTON - J.J. Watt feels as if he gets asked about playing with Jadeveon Clowney every day.
HOUSTON - For Brian Cushing, there's no substitute to being on the field.
The mandate came from the top of the Atlanta Falcons' chain of command when the offseason began.
Jake Matthews' first live NFL action gives Atlanta coach Mike Smith reason to think the No. 6 overall draft pick has potential to become an elite player.
ATLANTA - Atlanta's Matt Ryan and Miami's Ryan Tannehill showed how starting quarterbacks should handle preseason openers.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons hope to find clarity in the competition to determine quarterback Matt Ryan's backup in Friday night's preseason opener against the Miami Dolphins.
Atlanta Falcons rookie linebacker Marquis Spruill will miss the season with a left knee injury.
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