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Van Gorder staying put with Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Brian VanGorder left South Carolina as defensive coordinator on Thursday to take the same job with the Atlanta Falcons.

February 05, 2008 | | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons hire offensive and defensive coordinators

Flowery Branch - The Atlanta Falcons today named Mike Mularkey the team's new offensive coordinator and Brian VanGorder Atlanta's defensive coordinator.

Mularkey comes to the Falcons with a vast amount of coaching experience in the NFL, which includes two years as a head coach (Buffalo Bills) and two stints as an offensive coordinator, one with the Pittsburgh Steelers (2001-2003) and the other with the Miami Dolphins (2006).

February 05, 2008 | | Atlanta Falcons


Man who sold pitbull to Vick gets probation and fine

RICHMOND, Va. - A man who sold a female pit bull to Michael Vick's dogfighting operation and attended some of the fights escaped prison time Friday because he cooperated with investigators and did not physically harm any of the dogs.

Oscar Allen was sentenced to three years probation and fined $500 for his limited involvement in the Bad Newz Kennels dogfighting ring that operated out of Vick's 15-acre spread in rural Surry County.

February 05, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Mike Smith named new head coach of Falcons

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons say Mike Smith is everything they want in a head coach, no matter that he's never been one before.

February 03, 2008 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Jaguars assistant tops Falcons' coaching search

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons have zeroed in on Jacksonville defensive coordinator Mike Smith as the team's next coach, a person familiar with the search said today.

February 03, 2008 | From staff, wire reports | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons have first interview with Vikings' Frazier

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons' search for a new head coach continued to focus on defensive assistants as Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier had his first interview with the team on Saturday.

Frazier's interview came one day after Jacksonville Jaguars defensive coordinator Mike Smith had his second meeting with the team.

January 30, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Garrett staying with Dallas; Atlanta's search continues

ATLANTA - The Falcons lost ne of the top candidates for their head coaching job when Jason Garrett decided Thursday to remain in Dallas as the Cowboys' offensive coordinator.

January 28, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


New GM to bring Patriots' plan to Atlanta

ATLANTA - Thomas Dimitroff knows how he wants the Atlanta Falcons to operate: just like his previous employer.

January 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Garrett in Atlanta for second interview

ATLANTA - One day after introducing their new general manager, the Atlanta Falcons got back to work trying to find a head coach Wednesday, meeting with Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Jason Garrett for the second time.

Thomas Dimitroff, who was hired as GM last weekend, indicated the Falcons may have their man by the end of this week.

January 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons hire GM, looking for coach

ATLANTA - Tom Dimitroff was hired as general manager of the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, leaving his job as director of scouting for the unbeaten New England Patriots.

January 25, 2008 | | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons close to hiring Patriots' Dimitroff as general manager

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons appear to be close to hiring New England Patriots director of college scouting Tom Dimitroff as their general manager, but no deal has been signed, a Falcons official said Saturday.

January 23, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Search for GM and coach continues

ATLANTA - Roddy White, whose breakout season was perhaps the best thing to happen to the Atlanta Falcons in an otherwise dreary 2007, will be a big part of some new coach's plans for 2008.

January 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons interested in Trojans' coach Carroll

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are interested in Southern California coach Pete Carroll for their head coaching job.

January 20, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Vick moves to Kansas prison camp

Multimillionaire Michael Vick - once the No. 1 overall draft pick in the NFL - is now inmate No. 33765-183 assigned to the federal prison camp in Leavenworth, Kan.

January 20, 2008 | | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons interview Eagles GM

ATLANTA - Philadelphia general manager Tom Heckert interviewed Monday in the Atlanta Falcons' ongoing search to restructure their front office.

January 19, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Falcons lose starting center Konz for remainder of season

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have placed center Peter Konz on injured reserve with a left knee injury, dealing their battered offensive line another devastating blow.

October 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


No road remedy for Falcons in 29-7 loss to Ravens

BALTIMORE - With each passing week, the Atlanta Falcons - and their offense in particular - have become progressively worse.

October 19, 2014 | By David Ginsburg Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan, Falcons face tough Baltimore road test

BALTIMORE - Joe Flacco and Matt Ryan, the two best quarterbacks to come out of the 2008 draft, see more of each other on the dinner circuit than on the football field.

October 18, 2014 | By David Ginsburg Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta's top receivers unhappy with own performances

Nobody expected Julio Jones and Roddy White to be a weak link in the Atlanta Falcons' offense.

October 16, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons mired in slump because of weak finishes

Finishing strong is the ultimate goal for any football player.

October 15, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons in big trouble after 3rd straight loss

The Atlanta Falcons have put themselves in quite a bind. Now, even though coach Mike Smith says nothing is off the table, don't look for a bunch of major changes.

October 13, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Home not so sweet: Falcons lose third straight, 27-13 to Bears

ATLANTA - If there was ever a must-win game in October, this was it for the Atlanta Falcons.

October 12, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta taking on Hester's old team

ATLANTA - Devin Hester danced around the question, knowing that everyone wonders what he thinks - really thinks - about former teammate Jay Cutler.

October 12, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Antone Smith earns bigger role with 4 TDs

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Only two NFL running backs have more touchdowns than Atlanta's Antone Smith.

October 09, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons face must-win in rare home game

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are back in familiar surroundings for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears.

October 08, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign WR Martino from practice squad

The Atlanta Falcons have signed wide receiver Freddie Martino from their practice squad to the active roster.

October 07, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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