Jonesboro native Harry Douglas grew up cheering for the Falcons and looking up to players like Andre Rison. Now suiting up in the same colors as his former football idols, Douglas impressed coaches in the team's post-draft workouts, and the 23-year-old wide receiver is battling for the No. 3 spot on the depth chart behind starters Roddy White and Laurent Robinson. As part of a series introducing the Falcons rookies, Douglas spoke with Times sports editor Brent Holloway about adjusting to the NFL - with some help from another Georgia native - and about his aspirations for a career after football.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Suspended and imprisoned NFL quarterback Michael Vick filed for bankruptcy protection Monday - a move designed to allow him to hold his real estate and other assets before a former agent begins collecting on a recent court judgment.
July 12, 2008|
The Associated Press
Even though he started every game he played in at the University of Arizona, Wilrey Fontenot lived in the shadow of Antoine Cason, a first-round draft pick in April's NFL draft. But he didn't let himself slip through the cracks. By taking advantage of the extra opportunities he got on Saturdays, Fontenot proved he could handle being tested and finished his Wildcat career with seven interceptions and more than 170 tackles. The Falcons took him in the seventh round, and during the team's June OTA workouts, Fontenot spoke with Times sports editor Brent Holloway about adjusting to ...
At 16-years-old, Robert James was an unhappy cornerback at Maryvale High School in Glendale, Ariz.. In fact, he was so disgruntled he almost walked away from the game during his junior year. But eventually he learned to embrace the defensive side of the ball, and sticking with it has paid off. A fifth-round pick in April's NFL draft, James is now fighting for a spot on the Atlanta Falcons depth chart. He spoke with Times sports editor Brent Holloway recently about his football history, overcoming concussion migraines and his family in Mississippi.
FLOWERY BRANCH – The Atlanta Falcons today signed fifth round (154th overall) draft selection, defensive end Kroy Biermann to a four-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Biermann, 6-3, 241 pounds, played in 52 career games at the University of Montana and totaled 220 tackles, 32 sacks (the second most in school history), 45 tackles for loss, nine forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries.
Even as a 10-year-old, Curtis Lofton knew that football came easier to him than it did to most people. But coming out of a small town in Oklahoma, he had to convince others of what he already knew. As part of an ongoing series introducing this year's Falcons rookie class, Lofton spoke with Times sports editor Brent Holloway last week about his hometown, the grandmother who raised him and what he's learning as an NFL linebacker.
The news of the latest Atlanta Falcon behaving badly came out yesterday. Second-year reserve safety Daren Stone was arrested on a drunk driving charge over the weekend, just a few weeks after starting linebacker Michael Boley was jailed on misdemeanor battery charges when his wife told police that he "became physical with her" during an argument.
FLOWERY BRANCH– The Atlanta Falcons today signed sixth round draft pick running back Thomas Brown from Georgia. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.Brown, 5-8, 204 pounds, finished his career at Georgia ranked fifth in school history in the rushing department with 2,646 yards on 529 rushing attempts. Brown's all-purpose total of 3,767 yards is the fourth-best all-time mark in Georgia annals. In his final season in Athens, Ga. last year, he appeared in 10 games, recording 779 rushing yards with a career-high 10 touchdowns scored. Brown earned SEC Player of the Week honors against ...
June 24, 2008|
The Associated Press