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Falcons sign Shockley to practice squad

ATLANTA - Quarterback D.J. Shockley, Atlanta's seventh-round draft pick in 2006, defensive tackle Vance Walker, a seventh-round draft pick this year, are among eight players signed to the Falcons' practice squad.

September 06, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons make final roster cuts

The Atlanta Falcons released 13 players Saturday to reach the NFL's mandatory 53-man roster limit.

September 05, 2009 | From staff, wire reports | Atlanta Falcons


Tough decisions looms for Falcons

ATLANTA - The Falcons took care of the easier decisions Friday, releasing seven players less than 24 hours after their final preseason game.

September 05, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons end preseason with a loss

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan played one series for the Atlanta Falcons. Most of Baltimore's starters didn't even bother suiting up.

September 03, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Newly acquired Hill hopes to stay healthy

ATLANTA - Dominique Foxworth is back home in Baltimore with a big contract and the former Atlanta defensive back is grateful the Falcons showed faith in him last year.

September 02, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Flaws hard to find with Falcons' QB

FLOWERY BRANCH - So, Matt Ryan, how does it feel to have an almost perfectly symmetrical face?

September 02, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons make roster cuts

The Atlanta Falcons released tight end Ben Hartsock, cornerback Von Hutchins and defensive end Willie Evans Tuesday.

Hartsock and Hutchins were signed as free agents by Atlanta last season. Hartsock competed in 11 contests while contributing with three receptions for 26 yards last year. Hutchins missed the 2008 campaign after being placed on injured reserve with a foot injury prior to the start of the regular season.

September 01, 2009 | From staff, wire reports | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons acquire help for secondary

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons acquired cornerback Tye Hill on Tuesday in a trade with the St. Louis Rams in exchange for an undisclosed 2010 draft selection.

Hill, 5-foot-10, 185 pounds, enters his fourth season in the NFL after being selected as a first round (15th overall) draft choice by the Rams in 2006. A starter in 21 of 28 career games played, he has totaled 94 tackles (79 solo), four interceptions, 15 passes defensed, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble.

September 01, 2009 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Smith says Falcons' defensive woes are 'correctable'

FLOWERY BRANCH - Safety Erik Coleman knew the Atlanta Falcons would grimace when they watched film Monday.

September 01, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons cut three to get down to 75 players

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have released defensive tackles Jason Jefferson and Tywain Myles and long snapper Robert Shiver.

August 30, 2009 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Redman's late TD toss gives Falcons win

ATLANTA - San Diego's Philip Rivers led touchdown drives in two of his three possessions in his first game since signing a contract extension, before the Atlanta Falcons' backups rallied to beat the Chargers 27-24 in an exhibition game Saturday night.

August 29, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Smith impressed with Sidbury's sacks

FLOWERY BRANCH - Lawrence Sidbury says he wants to learn how to be a great NFL pass rusher.

August 27, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan excited to play more

FLOWERY BRANCH - This time last year, Matt Ryan was a wide-eyed rookie with a limited understanding on the NFL.

August 27, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons still ironing out defensive starters

FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Mike Smith is still waiting for two starters to win jobs on the left side of the Atlanta Falcons' defense.

August 25, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons: Redman stays ready

FLOWERY BRANCH - As a resident of the nearby Lake Lanier Islands, Chris Redman has shown Matt Ryan the right way to fish in fresh water.

August 25, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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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


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