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An unlikely candidate: Falcons CB Brent Grimes

FLOWERY BRANCH - From a small high school to a small college came a small guy with a small chance.

August 02, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | Atlanta Falcons


Massive defensive tackle back in Atlanta

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons welcomed Grady Jackson back to their training table on Tuesday.

August 02, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons DB coach headed to Canton

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Long after he left school, Emmitt Thomas remained a student.

August 02, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons: Brown looking to show consistency

Atlanta Falcons rookie running back Thomas Brown already has a following. The Tucker native and University of Georgia graduate is a fan favorite in Flowery Branch.

August 01, 2008 | Bill Murphy | Atlanta Falcons


Elam at home with the Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - Jason Elam is still getting used to the uniform. The red jersey. The black helmet with the Falcons logo on each side.

August 01, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons: Turner ready to test shoulder

FLOWERY BRANCH - The wait is nearly over for Michael Turner.

August 01, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Joe Horn doesn't sound like he'll be a Falcon much longer

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Joe Horn can look at the depth chart and know he doesn't have much of a future with the Atlanta Falcons.

August 01, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Not your average 9 to 5: Pro football affords athletes a comfortable living, just not during camp

Linebackers call an audible to signify that Joe Horn is going in motion. The ball is snapped and play begins. Horn heads up field, stopping on a dime while going to his left, then diving to his right in an attempt to catch a Joey Harrington pass.

August 01, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons fans flock to first day of camp

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matthew Eichenblatt was like many fans who couldn't wait to see the Atlanta Falcons in person at training camp.

July 30, 2008 | Bill Murphy | Atlanta Falcons


Milner ready to earn starting spot

FLOWERY BRANCH - Martrez Milner was moving at real game speed during the opening day of Atlanta Falcons training camp Saturday in Flowery Branch. When the football came in the direction of the Falcons second-year tight end and West Hall High graduate, he latched onto the pass and darted toward the end zone like he was going for a touchdown.

July 30, 2008 | Bill Murphy | Atlanta Falcons


A complete guide to Falcons training camp

Since 2007 ended, the Falcons have gone out of their way to put the most tumultous year in franchise history in the rear view. The front office shakeup, the overhauled coaching staff, the purging of unhappy veterans and the drafting of what the franchise hopes will be the quarterback of tomorrow were all intended to make certain that the 2008 season marks the beginning of a new era.

July 30, 2008 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign second round pick

The Atlanta Falcons signed second round (37th overall) draft pick, linebacker Curtis Lofton Friday to a four-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Lofton, 6-foot-0, 248 pounds, logged 197 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, three interceptions and one sack in three seasons at the University of Oklahoma. His 157 tackles in 2007 tied for the seventh-best season total in school history and were the most by a Sooner since 1979. Lofton also earned first-team All-America honors from The NFL Draft Report, Football Writers Association of America, Sports Illustrated and The Sporting News last year. The Falcons ...

July 29, 2008 | | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign draft pick Baker

FLOWERY BRANCH – Atlanta Falcons first round (21st overall) draft selection, offensive lineman Sam Baker, has agreed to terms on a contract and will be present at the team's first training camp practice tomorrow morning.

July 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons make roster moves

FLOWERY BRANCH, GA – The Atlanta Falcons today signed offensive lineman Michael Butterworth, linebacker Coy Wire and cornerback Blue Adams. The Falcons also placed defensive tackle Trey Lewis on the active/non-football injury list, placed offensive tackle Renardo Foster on the active/physically unable to perform list, waived-injured offensive lineman Pat McCoy, reached an injury settlement with linebacker Travis Williams and waived cornerback Glenn Sharpe.

July 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons name Georgia Force head coach Doug Plank to coaching staff

Flowery Branch – The Atlanta Falcons today named Georgia Force head coach Doug Plank to the coaching staff. Plank will serve as a seasonal coaching assistant and will be assigned to special projects as well as keeping his current head coaching position with the Force."When you can add a coach of Doug Plank's caliber, it's going to strengthen your staff and we are excited to have him join us," said head coach Mike Smith. "Coach Plank is going to be a tremendous asset and we value his prior NFL experience as a member of the Chicago Bears and ...

July 27, 2008 | For The Times | Atlanta Falcons


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Atlanta Falcons to play without Matthews, Reed in final preseason game

FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Dan Quinn is hoping the Atlanta Falcons' list of injuries doesn't get any longer.

September 01, 2015 | George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons’ offense remains unsettled, battles continue for starting jobs at key spots

The Atlanta Falcons' most glaring unanswered questions are on offense as they began a short practice week before their final preseason game against Baltimore on ...

August 31, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons trim roster to 76 by cutting 13 players

The Atlanta Falcons have trimmed their roster to 76 players by cutting 13, including running back Michael Ford and tight end Mickey Shuler.

August 31, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons final drive comes up short, lose preseason game to Dolphins 13-9

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.- Ryan Tannehill threw for 145 yards in less than a half despite working behind a makeshift offensive line, and the Miami Dolphins ...

August 29, 2015 | Steven Wine Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons, Julio Jones agree on new 5-year contract

The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a $71.25 million, five-year contract extension with Julio Jones on Saturday that compares favorably with recent deals paid to ...

August 29, 2015 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Wide receiver looks like Atlanta Falcons’ deepest position heading into season

Like all NFL teams, the Atlanta Falcons have some worrisome positions.

August 27, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


After suspension, Atlanta Falcons’ McKay reinstated to NFL Competition Committee

Atlanta Falcons team president Rich McKay has been reinstated as chairman of the NFL's powerful Competition Committee, the league said Thursday, after a nearly ...

August 27, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons sign journeyman quarterback Rex Grossman

The Atlanta Falcons have signed Rex Grossman to compete for the backup quarterback job behind Matt Ryan.

August 26, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons give Rex Grossman tryout at quarterback

ATLANTA - Rex Grossman, who hasn't taken a snap in an NFL game since 2011, could soon join the competition to be the backup for ...

August 25, 2015 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta’s new stadium will be named after Mercedes-Benz; $1.4 billion facility to open in 2017

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons will share a stadium name with their biggest rival.

August 24, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White set to have minor elbow surgery

ATLANTA - Roddy White will undergo a minor surgical procedure on his right elbow, Atlanta coach Dan Quinn announced Sunday, thought the long-time Falcons receiver should ...

August 23, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan, Falcons starters sharp early in 30-22 loss to Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Matt Ryan was sharp for the second straight preseason game, leading Atlanta to touchdowns in both of his series in the ...

August 21, 2015 | | Atlanta Falcons


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