FLOWERY BRANCH - Jerious Norwood practiced Friday for the first time this week, but the Atlanta Falcons are unsure if the second-year running back will play at Carolina.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Michael Boley has bigger concerns than his next contract. As one of the NFL's best young linebackers in his third year with the Atlanta Falcons, Boley seems destined for a lucrative deal.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Before breaking out with his first 100-yard rushing game in more than a year last week, Warrick Dunn appeared on the verge of yielding first-string honors in Atlanta to Jerious Norwood. Instead, Dunn solidified his starting status with 27 carries for 100 yards in a win over San Francisco. He also moved closer to 10,000 yards for his career. Dunn didn't have to be reminded Wednesday ...
FLOWERY BRANCH - Jonathan Babineaux expressed relief on Wednesday after he was cleared of a felony animal cruelty charge that could have sent the Atlanta Falcons' defensive tackle to prison. "I'm just happy the whole situation is over with," Babineaux said. "It's been a long process. I've been waiting it out and it's finally over." Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter said Wednesday he dismissed the charges ...
FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Bobby Petrino cracked a slight grin when asked about the Atlanta Falcons' first NFC victory.
ATLANTA - Vernon Davis hauled in the hurried pass from Alex Smith and saw nothing but end zone. Chris Crocker didn't give up, though, and his shoestring tackle wound up saving a rare win for the Atlanta Falcons. Crocker tripped up Davis at the 1, Lawyer Milloy threw the 49ers for a loss on the next play and Atlanta held on Sunday for an ugly ...
FLOWERY BRANCH - So much is right in Jamaal Anderson's life as a professional football player.
FALCONS GAME AGAINST 49ERS ON SUNDAYAT GEORGIA DOME WILL BE BLACKED OUT FLOWERY BRANCH – The Atlanta Falcons today announced that tickets remain for Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers and accordingly, the game will be blacked out locally in Atlanta. <span style="font-family: ...
FLOWERY BRANCH - DeAngelo Hall made it through Day 1 of his media blackout. "I ain't doing nothing the rest of the season," the Atlanta Falcons cornerback said Wednesday when approached by a reporter. "I'm done talking."
FLOWERY BRANCH - On that giddy day nine months ago, which now seems more like nine years, Bobby Petrino bragged he was getting one of the best coaching jobs in the NFL. At the time, it didn't sound so far-fetched.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Trey Lewis spent the last three months learning the nuances of nose tackle from Grady Jackson. When Lewis looked around the Atlanta Falcons' locker room on Thursday, his 350-pound mentor was just a distant memory.
FLOWERY BRANCH - DeAngelo Hall plans to give it his all the rest of the season. He wonders if the Atlanta Falcons are making the same commitment. The Pro Bowl cornerback went off on his team Wednesday - specifically coach Bobby Petrino and the front office - after the Falcons (1-6) released defensive tackle Grady Jackson during the bye week. "I don't know what kind of message ...
FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons quarterback Byron Leftwich underwent surgery on his right ankle Wednesday and will be out three to four weeks, giving Joey Harrington another chance as the starter. In his first start for the Falcons, Leftwich sustained a high ankle sprain against New Orleans in a 22-16 loss Sunday. The surgical procedure will help speed the recovery process, coach Bobby Petrino said. <font ...
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons limped into their bye week all banged up.
SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - Former Atlanta Falcons tight end Jim Mitchell died Saturday after suffering an apparent heart attack. He turned 60 on Friday.
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.
LONDON - The NFL has announced the dates of its three regular-season games in London next year, with the Dallas Cowboys playing the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 10 on Nov. 9.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Terren Jones said Wednesday it will feel like another preseason game with the Falcons if he plays against the Bills on Sunday.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons have sole claim to the NFC's worst record at 2-9, a dramatic decline for a team which owned the conference's best mark one year ago.
NEW YORK - The NFL has switched the Carolina Panthers' game at New Orleans against the Saints on Dec. 8 from early afternoon to an 8:30 ET kickoff on NBC's "Sunday Night Football."
ATLANTA - After four embarrassing weeks, the Atlanta Falcons were finally competitive.
ATLANTA - Talk about role reversal.
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