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Falcons sign Turner from Chargers

ATLANTA - Michael Turner says he was won over by the Atlanta Falcons' aggressive efforts when he agreed to a six-year deal Sunday.

March 13, 2008 | | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign DBs Coleman and Hutchins, continue talks with Turner

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons continued to court running back Michael Turner on Saturday while signing free-agent defensive backs Erik Coleman and Von Hutchins.

March 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons re-sign Redman, may pursue RB Turner

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons backfield began to take shape Friday when the team re-signed quarterback Chris Redman and entertained free-agent running back Michael Turner.

March 11, 2008 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan thinks he'd 'be a good fit' in Atlanta

INDIANAPOLIS - Overhearing an announcement that the Atlanta Falcons had called tails and won a coin flip to secure the third pick in the NFL draft, Matt Ryan interjected, "Tails never fails."

March 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Coin toss nets Falcons third pick in draft

INDIANAPOLIS - The Atlanta Falcons won a coin toss for draft position on Friday, meaning they will pick third in the April 26 draft with Oakland fourth and Kansas City fifth.

March 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons release TE Crumpler, six others

FLOWERY BRANCH -- The Atlanta Falcons released four-time Pro Bowl tight end Alge Crumpler and six other players Friday in the first step of a major rebuilding job in the post-Michael Vick era.

February 28, 2008 | By PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


NFL looking to overturn Vick order

MINNEAPOLIS - The NFL is asking federal court to vacate a judge's ruling allowing suspended quarterback Michael Vick to keep $16.5 million in bonuses.

February 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons name Reynolds defensive backs coach

ATLANTA - Alvin Reynolds, who previously worked with new Falcons coach Mike Smith in Jacksonville, has joined Smith's Atlanta staff as defensive backs coach.

February 17, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons hire former Georgia Southern assistant

ATLANTA - Former Georgia Southern defensive backs coach Joe Danna was named the Atlanta Falcons defensive quality control coach on Monday.

February 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Vick keeps bulk of bonus money

MINNEAPOLIS - Jailed quarterback Michael Vick can keep all but $3.75 million of the nearly $20 million in bonus money he received from the Atlanta Falcons following a ruling Monday by a federal judge.

February 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons assistant head coach named to Hall of Fame

FLOWERY BRANCH Atlanta Falcons Assistant Head Coach Emmitt Thomas was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame today.

February 13, 2008 | | Atlanta Falcons


Smith stops by Super Bowl, gets drowned out

PHOENIX - Mike Smith faces plenty of challenges in his new job as coach of the Atlanta Falcons: finding a quarterback, beefing up the offensive and defensive lines, winning over a skeptical fan base still reeling from the Michael Vick debacle.

But Friday, stopping by the Super Bowl media center for a meet-and-greet session, Smith's main obstacle was getting heard over a news conference for the NFL's gospel celebration, going on - loudly - next door.

February 13, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons hire former Georgia assistant

ATLANTA - Former Georgia assistant coach Chris Scelfo is the latest addition to Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith's staff.

February 11, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons players give physical fitness lessons at Fair Street

Fair Street elementary fifth- grader Jalaluddin Numanlia-wane was trying his best to show off his physical prowess Wednesday afternoon.

Whether it was breaking out a set of 25 push-ups on the spot in front of fellow students or a beginner's try at doing a split, Numanlia-wane, 10, was trying to keep the mood lively as the school hosted an Atlanta Falcons Fitness Zone and Arthur Blank Foundation event at the school's gym.

February 11, 2008 | Bill Murphy | Atlanta Falcons


Armstrong joins Falcons staff, will coach special teams

ATLANTA - Keith Armstrong returned for his second coaching stint with the Atlanta Falcons when he was named special teams coordinator on Tuesday.

New Falcons coach Mike Smith continued to fill his staff by also naming Jeff Fish the strength and conditioning coach, Bill Hughan as Fish's assistant and Tom McMahon as assistant special teams coach.

February 10, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Atlanta Falcons' GM Dimitroff receives positive medical reports on two top draft prospects

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said Friday he believes Missouri defensive end Shane Ray, whose toe injury kept him from participating in the NFL combine, will be ready for the start of the 2015 season.

April 24, 2015 | Charles Odum | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons will open 2015 season against Philadelphia Eagles

NEW YORK - Among the Patriots' rewards for winning the Super Bowl is hosting the season opener.

April 21, 2015 | By Barry Wilner Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons trying to make good first impression with coach Quinn

FLOWERY BRANCH - Even the most established Falcons players are scrambling to make a good first impression with new coach Dan Quinn.

April 16, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


New Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn off to quick start

FLOWERY BRANCH - New Falcons coach Dan Quinn did more than just say hello to his players in the first team meeting this week.

April 09, 2015 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons finalize 2015 preseason schedule

The Atlanta Falcons will take on the Tennessee Titans, the New York Jets, the Miami Dolphins and the Baltimore Ravens in this season's 2015 preseason schedule, according to a press release sent Thursday by the team.

April 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons waive safety Zeke Motta

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have waived safety Zeke Motta, who missed the 2014 season with a neck injury.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Former Falcons GM Eddie LeBaron Jr. dies at 85

STOCKTON, Calif. - College football Hall of Famer, former NFL quarterback and war hero Eddie LeBaron Jr. has died. He was 85.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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