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Falcons sign Turner from Chargers

ATLANTA - Michael Turner says he was won over by the Atlanta Falcons' aggressive efforts when he agreed to a six-year deal Sunday.

March 13, 2008 | | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign DBs Coleman and Hutchins, continue talks with Turner

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons continued to court running back Michael Turner on Saturday while signing free-agent defensive backs Erik Coleman and Von Hutchins.

March 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons re-sign Redman, may pursue RB Turner

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons backfield began to take shape Friday when the team re-signed quarterback Chris Redman and entertained free-agent running back Michael Turner.

March 11, 2008 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan thinks he'd 'be a good fit' in Atlanta

INDIANAPOLIS - Overhearing an announcement that the Atlanta Falcons had called tails and won a coin flip to secure the third pick in the NFL draft, Matt Ryan interjected, "Tails never fails."

March 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Coin toss nets Falcons third pick in draft

INDIANAPOLIS - The Atlanta Falcons won a coin toss for draft position on Friday, meaning they will pick third in the April 26 draft with Oakland fourth and Kansas City fifth.

March 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons release TE Crumpler, six others

FLOWERY BRANCH -- The Atlanta Falcons released four-time Pro Bowl tight end Alge Crumpler and six other players Friday in the first step of a major rebuilding job in the post-Michael Vick era.

February 28, 2008 | By PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


NFL looking to overturn Vick order

MINNEAPOLIS - The NFL is asking federal court to vacate a judge's ruling allowing suspended quarterback Michael Vick to keep $16.5 million in bonuses.

February 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons name Reynolds defensive backs coach

ATLANTA - Alvin Reynolds, who previously worked with new Falcons coach Mike Smith in Jacksonville, has joined Smith's Atlanta staff as defensive backs coach.

February 17, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons hire former Georgia Southern assistant

ATLANTA - Former Georgia Southern defensive backs coach Joe Danna was named the Atlanta Falcons defensive quality control coach on Monday.

February 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Vick keeps bulk of bonus money

MINNEAPOLIS - Jailed quarterback Michael Vick can keep all but $3.75 million of the nearly $20 million in bonus money he received from the Atlanta Falcons following a ruling Monday by a federal judge.

February 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons assistant head coach named to Hall of Fame

FLOWERY BRANCH Atlanta Falcons Assistant Head Coach Emmitt Thomas was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame today.

February 13, 2008 | | Atlanta Falcons


Smith stops by Super Bowl, gets drowned out

PHOENIX - Mike Smith faces plenty of challenges in his new job as coach of the Atlanta Falcons: finding a quarterback, beefing up the offensive and defensive lines, winning over a skeptical fan base still reeling from the Michael Vick debacle.

But Friday, stopping by the Super Bowl media center for a meet-and-greet session, Smith's main obstacle was getting heard over a news conference for the NFL's gospel celebration, going on - loudly - next door.

February 13, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons hire former Georgia assistant

ATLANTA - Former Georgia assistant coach Chris Scelfo is the latest addition to Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith's staff.

February 11, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons players give physical fitness lessons at Fair Street

Fair Street elementary fifth- grader Jalaluddin Numanlia-wane was trying his best to show off his physical prowess Wednesday afternoon.

Whether it was breaking out a set of 25 push-ups on the spot in front of fellow students or a beginner's try at doing a split, Numanlia-wane, 10, was trying to keep the mood lively as the school hosted an Atlanta Falcons Fitness Zone and Arthur Blank Foundation event at the school's gym.

February 11, 2008 | Bill Murphy | Atlanta Falcons


Armstrong joins Falcons staff, will coach special teams

ATLANTA - Keith Armstrong returned for his second coaching stint with the Atlanta Falcons when he was named special teams coordinator on Tuesday.

New Falcons coach Mike Smith continued to fill his staff by also naming Jeff Fish the strength and conditioning coach, Bill Hughan as Fish's assistant and Tom McMahon as assistant special teams coach.

February 10, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Falcons QB hopes to end run of bad games against Arizona

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan cringed on Wednesday when remembering his most recent games against Arizona's defense.

November 26, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Late field goal leads Browns past Falcons, 26-24

ATLANTA - More time-management issues. A blown lead in the fourth quarter. Another loss outside the NFC South.

November 23, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons back at home; Gordon returns for Browns

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are thrilled to be playing at home. Josh Gordon is excited to be playing anywhere.

November 22, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Trufant, Falcons face daunting test against Browns WR Gordon

Cornerback Desmond Trufant knows the Atlanta Falcons' secondary faces a major challenge as Josh Gordon returns this week for Cleveland.

November 20, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons climb to first place despite losing record

The Atlanta Falcons reported to work Monday in a strange place.

November 17, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons withstand late comeback, beat Panthers 19-17

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Matt Ryan is as surprised as anyone that the Atlanta Falcons are tied for first in the NFC South with a 4-6 record.

November 16, 2014 | By Steve Reed Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons looking to build momentum in Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton is eager to break out of a four-game slump and the Atlanta Falcons could be exactly the opponent the fourth-year quarterback needs.

November 15, 2014 | | Atlanta Falcons


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