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Get to know rookie Chris Owens

Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith calls the battle between prospective starting cornerbacks one of the most competitive he's seen at voluntary workouts. In the middle of that battle is rookie Chris Owens, the former San Jose State standout who the Falcons selected in the third round of this year's draft. Last Wednesday, Owens sat down with Times sports reporter Jonathan Zopf to discuss how he got the nickname 'Flytrap", what he misses most about Los Angeles and how he thinks the Lakers will fare in the NBA Finals.

Q: You grew up in L.A. and weren ...

June 08, 2009 | | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta signs two draft picks

The Atlanta Falcons signed fifth round draft selection William Middleton and seventh round pick Vance Walker on Friday. Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Middleton a 5-11, 194-pounds cornerback was the first of two draft picks (138th overall) for the Falcons in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft.

June 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Jenkins key to Falcons passing attack

FLOWERY BRANCH - With just one play Michael Jenkins quieted the naysayers.

June 04, 2009 | Jonathan Zopf | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign wide receiver Brandon Godfrey

The Atlanta Falcons today signed undrafted free agent Bradon Godfrey.Godfrey, 6-3, 197 pounds, caught 128 receptions for 1,440 yards (11.3 avg.) and eight touchdowns in 36 career games at the University of Utah.

June 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Clabo signs tender; Falcons release linebacker Brock Christopher

Atlanta Falcons offensive guard Tyson Clabo signed his restricted free agent tender today while the team released linebacker Brock Christopher.

June 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Rookie safety ready to contribute for Falcons

William Moore has a reputation as a ferocious hitter on the football field. He's intense, almost frighteningly so. It's one of the reasons the Atlanta Falcons picked him in the second round of April's NFL draft. But off the field, Moore says he's "just the average guy you see at the grocery store." Moore, who's battling second-year safety Thomas DeCoud to replace departed starter Lawyer Milloy, spoke with Times sports editor Brent Holloway after a recent team workout about the best halftime speech he never heard, his past and possible future in music, and his ...

June 01, 2009 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons lineman free after arrest

Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Quinn Ojinnaka is free on $2,400 bond after being accused of fighting with his wife.

May 29, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Meet the Falcons' new man in the middle

Peria Jerry, the Atlanta Falcons' first-round pick in April's draft, almost never played a down of football despite coming from a family that has put two cousins in the NFL and numerous others on Division-I football scholarships. Just a few years later he's expected to compete for a starting job with the Falcons this fall. Jerry spoke with Times sports editor Brent Holloway recently about what finally convinced him to play and stick with football, how he spends his free time in North Mississippi, and how he's recovering from a minor knee sprain.

May 25, 2009 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons


White still supports Vick

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White has no regrets for supporting disgraced quarterback Michael Vick over the last two years.

May 20, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Blank believes Vick deserves second chance

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Arthur Blank won't bring Michael Vick back to Atlanta.

May 20, 2009 | By Tim Reynolds The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Turner out to sustain momentum for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - While reporters scurried from Roddy White to Mike Smith to Matt Ryan with questions about the suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback, Michael Turner sauntered off the practice field almost unnoticed.

It was a rare occasion on a football field for Turner, who quickly caught and kept the attention of opposing defenses in 2008.

May 20, 2009 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons


Vick leaves prison for home confinement

May 20, 2009 | | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons release three players

The Atlanta Falcons released linebacker Derek Nicholson, cornerback Ronnie Prude and safety Marcus Paschal on Friday.

May 15, 2009 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Former Tide QB seeking shot with Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - John Parker Wilson waited all weekend to throw a pass to Tony Gonzalez.

May 11, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' top pick has knee sprain

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith says first-round draft pick Peria Jerry has a mild right knee sprain.

May 11, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Sean Renfree overshadows Grossman in backup QB battle as Falcons close preseason, edge Ravens 20-19

ATLANTA - Sean Renfree threw a touchdown pass and led another scoring drive to overshadow the preseason debut of Rex Grossman as the Atlanta Falcons held ...

September 03, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons to play without Matthews, Reed in final preseason game

FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Dan Quinn is hoping the Atlanta Falcons' list of injuries doesn't get any longer.

September 01, 2015 | George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons’ offense remains unsettled, battles continue for starting jobs at key spots

The Atlanta Falcons' most glaring unanswered questions are on offense as they began a short practice week before their final preseason game against Baltimore on ...

August 31, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons trim roster to 76 by cutting 13 players

The Atlanta Falcons have trimmed their roster to 76 players by cutting 13, including running back Michael Ford and tight end Mickey Shuler.

August 31, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons final drive comes up short, lose preseason game to Dolphins 13-9

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.- Ryan Tannehill threw for 145 yards in less than a half despite working behind a makeshift offensive line, and the Miami Dolphins ...

August 29, 2015 | Steven Wine Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons, Julio Jones agree on new 5-year contract

The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a $71.25 million, five-year contract extension with Julio Jones on Saturday that compares favorably with recent deals paid to ...

August 29, 2015 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Wide receiver looks like Atlanta Falcons’ deepest position heading into season

Like all NFL teams, the Atlanta Falcons have some worrisome positions.

August 27, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


After suspension, Atlanta Falcons’ McKay reinstated to NFL Competition Committee

Atlanta Falcons team president Rich McKay has been reinstated as chairman of the NFL's powerful Competition Committee, the league said Thursday, after a nearly ...

August 27, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons sign journeyman quarterback Rex Grossman

The Atlanta Falcons have signed Rex Grossman to compete for the backup quarterback job behind Matt Ryan.

August 26, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons give Rex Grossman tryout at quarterback

ATLANTA - Rex Grossman, who hasn't taken a snap in an NFL game since 2011, could soon join the competition to be the backup for ...

August 25, 2015 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta’s new stadium will be named after Mercedes-Benz; $1.4 billion facility to open in 2017

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons will share a stadium name with their biggest rival.

August 24, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White set to have minor elbow surgery

ATLANTA - Roddy White will undergo a minor surgical procedure on his right elbow, Atlanta coach Dan Quinn announced Sunday, thought the long-time Falcons receiver should ...

August 23, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan, Falcons starters sharp early in 30-22 loss to Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Matt Ryan was sharp for the second straight preseason game, leading Atlanta to touchdowns in both of his series in the ...

August 21, 2015 | | Atlanta Falcons


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