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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


McKay signs extension, but will relinquish GM duties

ATLANTA - Rich McKay signed a two-year contract extension Friday to remain the Atlanta Falcons' president, but will relinquish the general manager's duties.

January 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


McKay sits in limbo as Falcons look to hire new GM, coach

ATLANTA - When Rich McKay put the finishing touches on his first draft class with the Atlanta Falcons, he had the makings of a Super Bowl contender.

Four years later, the Falcons are in shambles - and McKay, the general manager once coveted by owner Arthur Blank, will no longer decide who's on the roster.

January 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


22 of Vick's dogs headed to Utah sanctuary

RICHMOND, Va. - Twenty-two of the 47 surviving pit bulls seized from suspended NFL star Michael Vick's dogfighting operation left Virginia on Wednesday for a new home in Utah.

The animals took off from Richmond International Airport Wednesday morning on board a private chartered plane en route to Best Friends Animal Society, a no-kill sanctuary in Kanab, Utah.

January 13, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons eager to forget dreadful season

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons began training camp with Michael Vick's federal indictment for dogfighting hanging over their heads.

January 12, 2008 | | Atlanta Falcons


Crumpler, Dunn ready to visit Vick

ATLANTA - Atlanta Falcons tight end Alge Crumpler wants to visit imprisoned quarterback Michael Vick soon.

January 12, 2008 | | Atlanta Falcons


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Jones returns to help Falcons top Saints 30-14

NEW ORLEANS - Julio Jones' remarkable return kept the Falcons alive in the NFC South playoff race while Jimmy Graham's fumble at the goal line sank the Saints.

December 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Saints host rival Falcons with seasons on the line

NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons have 17 losses between them and neither will finish the regular season with a winning record.

December 20, 2014 | By Brett Martel Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Trufant, Falcons defense wary of facing Brees

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant expects to be exhausted by the end of Atlanta's NFC South showdown Sunday at New Orleans.

December 18, 2014 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons QB: Showdown with Saints just another game

Quarterback Matt Ryan says he and the Atlanta Falcons face no added pressure with everything on the line this week.

December 17, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons coach Smith facing an uncertain future

Coach Mike Smith keeps searching for ways to fix the Atlanta Falcons, and nothing seems to work.

December 15, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta's Alford goes on injured reserve, Jones still uncertain

The Atlanta Falcons have placed starting cornerback Robert Alford on season-ending injured reserve with a broken wrist.

December 15, 2014 | Times sports reports | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' rally falls short in 27-20 loss to Steelers

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are headed for their second straight losing season.

December 14, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons down but not out in race for NFC South title

ATLANTA - A loss is never a good thing.

December 13, 2014 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons WR Jones misses another practice with hip injury

Another Falcons practice without Julio Jones was followed by another vote of confidence from coach Mike Smith that the star wide receiver will make it back from his hip injury this week.

December 12, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons still control own fate in 'crazy' NFC South

FLOWERY BRANCH - It's possible 5-8 never looked so good.

December 11, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons hoping hip injury won't sideline Jones

Falcons coach Mike Smith said Tuesday the "intention" is for wide receiver Julio Jones to play this week against Pittsburgh after hurting his hip in Monday night's loss at Green Bay.

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


Falcons' rally falls just short in 43-37 loss to Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Another big first half helped the Green Bay Packers withstand a furious rally by the desperate Atlanta Falcons.

December 08, 2014 | By Genaro C. Armas Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons need big offensive showing against Packers

An impressive win over Arizona's strong defense was a confidence-booster for running back Steven Jackson and the Falcons' offense.

December 05, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Nolan, Falcons face tough test against Packers

FLOWERY BRANCH - At 5-7 and sporting the NFL's most leaky defense, the Atlanta Falcons look like a mismatch against Green Bay star quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

December 04, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Moore fined for hit on Cardinals' Brown

Atlanta Falcons safety William Moore says he has been fined $22,050 by the NFL for a crown-of-helmet hit on Arizona wide receiver Jaron Brown last week.

December 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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