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Abraham promises to be in lineup in San Diego

FLOWERY BRANCH - No worries for John Abraham, even though the Falcons' three-time Pro Bowl defensive end didn't return after sustaining a mild concussion in last week's win over Carolina.

December 06, 2008 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Out of LT's shadows, Turner shines for Atlanta

ATLANTA - Growing up on the tough streets of North Chicago, Michael Turner learned a thing or two about staying locked on a goal.

December 05, 2008 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Jenkins thinks the future is bright for the Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - Michael Jenkins believes the Atlanta Falcons have only begun to show what they can accomplish.

December 04, 2008 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons extend pair of contracts

Atlanta extended the contracts of wide receiver Michael Jenkins and defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux on Tuesday.

December 04, 2008 | | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons smitten with Smitty

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith isn't about to change his routine with the Atlanta Falcons.

In his first year as a head football coach on any level, Smith told his players in September that they could stay home and rest on the day after a victory.

December 03, 2008 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Big back, rookie speedster push Falcons past Carolina

ATLANTA - Michael Turner handled the power game, lowering his head and ramming into would-be tacklers time after time. Harry Douglas turned up the speed, finishing off Carolina with an electrifying dash to the end zone.

December 02, 2008 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan not playng like a rookie

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It took two exhibitions for the Atlanta Falcons to decide that Matt Ryan would be their quarterback.

It didn't matter that Ryan was a rookie fresh out of Boston College, and that rookie quarterbacks often need a period of adjustment to the NFL.

November 30, 2008 | By Stan Olson McClatchy Newspapers | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons looking to stay in the playoff picture

ATLANTA - The Carolina Panthers have a chance to deliver a knockout blow to one of their rivals in the NFC South. They don't want to pass it up.

November 30, 2008 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Weiner playing through pain for Falcons

ATLANTA - Todd Weiner walks methodically from the training room before slowly easing his 300-pound frame onto a small wooden stool in front of his locker.

November 24, 2008 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons waive former Bulldog Miller

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday waived defensive end Brandon Miller and signed wide receiver Eric Weems from the practice squad to the active roster.Weems, 5-foot-9, 191 pounds, has spent the first 11 weeks of the 2008 campaign on the Falcons practice squad. Last season, he was signed by Atlanta as a rookie free agent and competed on the team's practice squad through the first 16 games. Weems saw his first NFL action in the 2007 season finale against the Seattle Seahawks at the Georgia Dome.

Miller was originally signed by the Falcons as a rookie free ...

November 23, 2008 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Finally focused, White is showing his talent

FLOWERY BRANCH - Roddy White was kicking himself after the game. Sure, it would have been a tough catch, but it shows just how far he's come that everyone expected him to make it.

November 23, 2008 | BY PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta has no time to waste

FLOWERY BRANCH - The first home loss of the season for Michael Turner and the Atlanta Falcons provided a painful reminder of how quickly they can fall behind in the tough NFC South.

November 21, 2008 | BY CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons notebook: White blames himself for loss

ATLANTA - Roddy White could have been the hero for the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

November 20, 2008 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Broncos rally to hand Atlanta first home loss of the season

ATLANTA - The Denver Broncos have come up with all sorts of ways to deal with their injuries, from starting a player on both sides of the line to relying on a guy with plenty of baggage.

November 20, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Elam welcomes old team to Atlanta

ATLANTA - Before every game, Jason Elam envisions himself lining up for a game-winning field goal.

November 19, 2008 | BY PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Plenty of new faces in Falcons lineup

When the Atlanta Falcons returned to practice Wednesday, it looked a bit like training camp.

October 01, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons lose Hawley, Holmes for remainder of season

The Atlanta Falcons are facing a dramatic overhaul on their offensive line after announcing Tuesday that injuries have ended the seasons for center Joe Hawley and right tackle Lamar Holmes.

September 30, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons stuck in travel mode, battered by injuries

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons' current stretch of road games would be a challenge even under ideal circumstances.

September 29, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons torched by rookie QB in 41-28 loss to Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS - Teddy Bridgewater got hurt before he could finish a fine first NFL start.

September 28, 2014 | Dave Campbell Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons taking on Vikings, Bridgewater

MINNEAPOLIS - A little more than six years ago, Matt Ryan made his NFL debut.

September 28, 2014 | By Dave Campbell Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


WR Julio Jones off to flying start for Falcons

These days, the game looks so much slower to Julio Jones.

September 25, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' running game showing sure signs of improvement

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan has received plenty of accolades for his mammoth passing numbers in the opening month of the season. Another came Wednesday, when the Atlanta Falcons quarterback was named NFC offensive player of the week.

September 24, 2014 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons try to slow rookie QB in his first start

The Falcons' defense was handed a new challenge on Monday as players returned from their long weekend: How to contain Teddy Bridgewater.

September 22, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Early spark sends Falcons past Bucs 56-14

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and high-stepping Devin Hester led the Atlanta Falcons to one of the biggest wins in franchise history.

September 18, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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