The Associated Press METAIRIE, La. - Reggie Bush has a partially torn left knee ligament that likely will not require surgery but could sideline him for Monday night's game at Atlanta, Saints head coach Sean Payton said Friday. Payton said Bush, for now, would be listed as questionable on the official injury report and added that whether Bush plays will be a game-time decision. <font ...
FLOWERY BRANCH - Covering receivers last year in the Southeastern Conference wasn't too hard for Atlanta Falcons rookie cornerback Chris Houston.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons knew it would be tough to find a replacement for Michael Vick.
FLOWERY BRANCH - For all of his accomplishments, Morten Anderson will always think fondly of a car ride he took with George Blanda and Jan Stenerud. Andersen, the 47-year-old Atlanta kicker who last year became the NFL's career-leading scorer, had been invited to play in a golf tournament Stenerud hosted a few years ago in Bozeman, Mont. When his plane and Blanda's landed a few minutes apart, ...
FLOWERY BRANCH - Despite openings at several major college programs, Bobby Petrino intends to return in 2008 for his second year as coach of the Atlanta Falcons.
SUSSEX, Va. - Michael Vick's lead attorney left open the possibility of a plea agreement after the suspended NFL star was scheduled for an April 2 jury trial on state dogfighting charges. The Atlanta Falcons quarterback pleaded guilty to a federal dogfighting conspiracy charge in August and voluntarily reported to jail last week, even though he will not be formally sentenced until Dec. 10. As he left ...
ATLANTA - The week started with a 24-point loss at the Georgia Dome. Then Michael Vick turned himself in to begin serving an expected prison sentence. Finally, there was another loss at home, this one an 18-point blowout.
ATLANTA - Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts looked more like themselves Thursday night.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Once again, the Atlanta Falcons have named Joey Harrington as their starting quarterback.
ATLANTA - The Indianapolis Colts don't sound too concerned about their lackluster performances the past two weeks. Maybe they took a look at who's coming up on the schedule. Peyton Manning and Co. will face the beaten-down, banged-up Atlanta Falcons tonight, which looks like just the sort of opponent to get the defending Super Bowl champions back on track for the stretch run. The Falcons (3-7) are ...
RICHMOND, Va. - Michael Vick got a head start on a possible long prison stretch Monday, surrendering three weeks before he was to be sentenced for his involvement in a bloody dogfighting ring.
ATLANTA - Joey Harrington was sixth in the NFC in completion percentage and had led the Atlanta Falcons to two straight wins when he was benched by coach Bobby Petrino for the start of Sunday's 31-7 loss to Tampa Bay.
ATLANTA - Tampa Bay seized control of the weak NFC South with one of its trademark defensive showings. As for the Atlanta Falcons, it's back to the drawing board at quarterback in the post-Michael Vick era.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons face a short practice week before playing host to Indianapolis on Thursday night, and that leaves little time for coach Bobby Petrino to pick a starting quarterback.
ATLANTA - Take that, all those folks who thought Warrick Dunn was too small to play in the NFL, who figured he would last no more than a year or two before they ran him out of the league - probably on a stretcher.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons are giving rookies bigger roles, especially on defense, down the stretch of a lost season.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter isn't saying much about his recent interview with Boise State.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Roddy White says the Falcons' 10th loss was especially painful.
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon took a knee to catch his breath after his lumbering 71-yard interception return for a touchdown.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons don't know if they'll be facing Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers on Sunday.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Steven Jackson says running the ball in the NFL requires patience and commitment.
LONDON - London is getting its first NFL day game, creating a new morning time slot for viewers in the United States.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith knows the value of a strong finish, even in a dismal season such as this one.
TORONTO - Falcons safety William Moore looked into the crowd in Toronto and began wondering whether he was back home in Atlanta.
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