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Falcons release Irons

The Atlanta Falcons waived cornerback David Irons on Tuesday.

July 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Former Falcon Bryan dies at age 47

COWETA, Okla. - Rick Bryan, an All-America defensive end at Oklahoma who played his entire NFL career with the Atlanta Falcons, has died. He was 47.

July 27, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons single-game tickets go on sale Saturday

Atlanta Falcons single-game ticket sales for the upcoming season begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The date coincides with the opening of the team's training camp in Flowery Branch.

July 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign Moore

The Atlanta Falcons today signed second round draft pick safety William Moore. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Moore, 6-0, 227 pounds, started 32 of 48 games at the University of Missouri and finished his career with 284 tackles (182 solo), three sacks, 17.0 tackles for loss, 22 passes defensed and six forced fumbles.

He totaled 11 interceptions in his collegiate career for 162 yards and set a school record by returning four for touchdowns, breaking Erik McMillan's previous mark.

July 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Newberry retires with bad knee

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons may be looking for offensive line depth after veteran Jeremy Newberry, signed by the team in June, retired.

July 21, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Holloway: Don't bet on the Falcons

The mood around Falcons camp is different this summer. Last year's hope of avoiding further catastrophe has been replaced by the expectation of success.

July 16, 2009 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign fourth-round pick

The Atlanta Falcons signed fourth round draft pick defensive end Lawrence Sidbury on Thursday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Sidbury, 6-3, 265 pounds, started in 31 of 52 career games at the University of Richmond, recording 145 tackles, 20.5 sacks and 38 tackles for loss.

July 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


New minority owners announced

Atlanta Falcons Owner and CEO Arthur M. Blank announced agreements with Ronald E. Canakaris, Douglas J. Hertz, Ed Mendel and Derek V. Smith for each to take a minority ownership position in Atlanta Falcons Football Club, LLC on Tuesday.

July 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Meet the Rookies: Walker happy to be at home with Falcons

Vance Walker wasn't the first defensive tackle the Atlanta Falcons chose in the 2009 NFL draft, but he might be the most well-known in Georgia. After a stellar four-year career at Georgia Tech, Walker is making the short move to Flowery Branch and says he couldn't be happier about it. Walker spoke with The Times sports editor Brent Holloway recently about his hometown celebrity status, what he's doing to get better during his down time and his addiction to video games.

July 13, 2009 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons


Meet the rookies: Adkins happy to represent 'The U'

For 14 consecutive years the University of Miami had at least one player drafted in the first round of the NFL draft, but that streak came to an end this year. In fact, the only member of the 2008 Hurricanes to get drafted was Spencer Adkins, who was selected in the sixth round by the Atlanta Falcons. Recently the linebacker sat down with Times sports reporter Jonathan Zopf to talk about life at "The U," why he chose to be a sociology major, and how the heat of Atlanta differs from Miami.

July 07, 2009 | Jonathan Zopf | Atlanta Falcons


Meet the rookies: Reynolds meets challenges with simple advice from dad

At 6-foot-8, Garrett Reynolds is accustomed to the view from above the crowd. But as a rookie on the Atlanta Falcons offensive line, he's finding himself looking up the depth chart for the first time since he was a freshman at North Carolina. The jolly giant who the Falcons picked in the fifth round of April's NFL draft spoke with The Times sports editor Brent Holloway recently about his background in football, the growth spurt that landed him a college scholarship, and his first Organized Team Activities with the Falcons.

June 30, 2009 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign sixth-round selection

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have signed their sixth-round draft choice, linebacker Spencer Adkins.

June 24, 2009 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Meet the rookies: Marist grad glad to be back in Atlanta

A two-sport star at Marist, William Middleton left high school with a state championship in football and baseball in his possession. After spending four years at Furman, Middleton is back in Atlanta playing for his hometown Falcons. Recently the fifth-round draft pick sat down with Times sports reporter Jonathan Zopf to talk about playing for his hometown team, giving up baseball and what it's like to be known as a small cornerback.

June 23, 2009 | Jonathan Zopf | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons young QB earning rave reviews from teammates

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan's Atlanta Falcons teammates say the quarterback will be even better in 2009 than he was when he won widespread acclaim as the NFL's offensive rookie of the year in 2008.

June 18, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign two draft picks and release two players

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons signed third round draft pick cornerback Christopher Owens and fifth round selection offensive tackle Garrett Reynolds on Tuesday. Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.

June 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


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Trufant, Falcons defense wary of facing Brees

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant expects to be exhausted by the end of Atlanta's NFC South showdown Sunday at New Orleans.

December 18, 2014 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons QB: Showdown with Saints just another game

Quarterback Matt Ryan says he and the Atlanta Falcons face no added pressure with everything on the line this week.

December 17, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons coach Smith facing an uncertain future

Coach Mike Smith keeps searching for ways to fix the Atlanta Falcons, and nothing seems to work.

December 15, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta's Alford goes on injured reserve, Jones still uncertain

The Atlanta Falcons have placed starting cornerback Robert Alford on season-ending injured reserve with a broken wrist.

December 15, 2014 | Times sports reports | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' rally falls short in 27-20 loss to Steelers

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are headed for their second straight losing season.

December 14, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons down but not out in race for NFC South title

ATLANTA - A loss is never a good thing.

December 13, 2014 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons WR Jones misses another practice with hip injury

Another Falcons practice without Julio Jones was followed by another vote of confidence from coach Mike Smith that the star wide receiver will make it back from his hip injury this week.

December 12, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons still control own fate in 'crazy' NFC South

FLOWERY BRANCH - It's possible 5-8 never looked so good.

December 11, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons hoping hip injury won't sideline Jones

Falcons coach Mike Smith said Tuesday the "intention" is for wide receiver Julio Jones to play this week against Pittsburgh after hurting his hip in Monday night's loss at Green Bay.

December 09, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' rally falls just short in 43-37 loss to Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Another big first half helped the Green Bay Packers withstand a furious rally by the desperate Atlanta Falcons.

December 08, 2014 | By Genaro C. Armas Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons need big offensive showing against Packers

An impressive win over Arizona's strong defense was a confidence-booster for running back Steven Jackson and the Falcons' offense.

December 05, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Nolan, Falcons face tough test against Packers

FLOWERY BRANCH - At 5-7 and sporting the NFL's most leaky defense, the Atlanta Falcons look like a mismatch against Green Bay star quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

December 04, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Moore fined for hit on Cardinals' Brown

Atlanta Falcons safety William Moore says he has been fined $22,050 by the NFL for a crown-of-helmet hit on Arizona wide receiver Jaron Brown last week.

December 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


New Falcons stadium will now cost $1.4 billion

ATLANTA - The cost of the new Atlanta Falcons stadium has climbed to $1.4 billion.

December 03, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons need solid month to earn NFC South title

The Atlanta Falcons are two games below .500.

December 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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