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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.

October 29, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Hall blasts team over release of Grady Jackson

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.

October 28, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons searching for healthy quarterback

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.

October 28, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Leftwich's status uncertain; Falcons enter bye week banged up

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons limped into their bye week all banged up.

October 27, 2007 | | Atlanta Falcons


Former Falcons TE Mitchell dies

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - Former Atlanta Falcons tight end Jim Mitchell died Saturday after suffering an apparent heart attack. He turned 60 on Friday.

October 27, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons let another win slip by

NEW ORLEANS - Call him Reggie "The Bruiser" Bush.

People know the flashy Heisman Trophy winner out of Southern Cal by all those highlights of him cutting, spinning and sprinting away from people in the open field.

October 26, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Horn back at old dome with new team

NEW ORLEANS - If there were ever a game for Joe Horn to get his mojo back, this would be it.

October 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Horn excited about return to New Orleans

ATLANTA - The Ambassador is ready for his return to the Louisiana Superdome.

October 24, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Harrington disappointed with change at quarterback

FLOWERY BRANCH - It's become a familiar tune for Joey Harrington.

He's named the starting quarterback. He loses the job.

October 22, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Quotes from Bobby Petrino's press conference

Coach Petrino Press Conference 10.17.07 Q: Opening Statement:

A: "It is a short week for us so we brought them in a little later today so they could get some rest. We came in about noon and had our meetings. We then came out here and had about a half of a practice and finished it up with a walk-thru. Mentally we did not miss any reps. We will come out here tomorrow and have a normal Thursday."

October 21, 2007 | | Atlanta Falcons


Leftwich replaces Harrington as Atlanta's starter

FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Bobby Petrino named Byron Leftwich to replace Joey Harrington on Wednesday as the Atlanta Falcons' starting quarterback.

October 21, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Quotes from Byron Leftwich's press conference

QB Byron Leftwich Press Conference 10.17.07 Q: How ready are you to move forward and start for this team?

A: "As a football player, my first thoughts were that I was happy to have the opportunity to get on the football field and help this team win games. That was the first thing that hit my mind. It's time to go and it's time to prepare. You want to have that week where you can prepare and you are the guy in the huddle. That gives you the opportunity to be successful. When I got the ...

October 21, 2007 | | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' nosedive continues with Monday night loss

Eli Manning made enough good throws to overcome some glaring mistakes. Joey Harrington didn't have much time to do anything.

October 20, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons offense looking for answers after another disappointing loss

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons will never know if Michael Vick could have solved the offensive failures so obvious in a 1-5 season.

Increasing calls for change - if only for the sake of change - following Monday night's 31-10 loss to the New York Giants may lead coach Bobby Petrino to find out if Byron Leftwich can move the offense.

October 20, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Harrington feeling the pressure

Donovan McNabb was sacked a dozen times by the Giants. Joey Harrington might want to consider taking out some extra insurance before Monday night's game against New York.

October 19, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Falcons coach Smith wants 'bigger and stronger' team

ATLANTA - Mike Smith didn't like seeing the Atlanta Falcons pushed around in 2013.

July 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign former Colts linebacker Angerer

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have added depth and experience at linebacker by signing former Colts starter Pat Angerer.

July 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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