FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon ruptured his Achilles tendon on Tuesday and will miss the 2014 season.
FLOWERY BRANCH - For Julio Jones, eight months away from football "feels like an eternity."
FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Mike Smith hopes defensive coordinator Mike Nolan has a full complement of healthy players after the Atlanta Falcons endured so many injuries last year.
Mike Smith knows his Falcons finished last in the NFL in rushing last season. The coach just has a difficult time saying the words.
The Atlanta Falcons announced Wednesday that they have agreed to terms with tackle Jake Matthews and defensive end Ra'Shede Hageman. The terms of the agreements were not disclosed.
The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have signed five of their picks from the 2014 NFL Draft: linebacker Prince Shembo, cornerback Ricardo Allen, linebacker Marquis Spruill, linebacker Yawin Smallwood and linebacker Tyler Starr.
Fourth-round selection Devonta Freeman said he felt like the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft when he saw the opportunity awaiting him with the Atlanta Falcons.
Free safety Dezmen Southward is still wondering how good fortune came his way so soon after the NFL scouting combine.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith says he doesn't want his Falcons defense to be predictable or easily labeled.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons hope Florida State's Devonta Freeman can help revive the NFL's worst rushing attack.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are trying to make good on their promise to get tougher on both sides of the line of scrimmage.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have selected Wisconsin safety Dez Southward in the third round of the NFL draft.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons bolstered their pass rush by picking Minnesota defensive end Ra'Shede Hageman in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons picked up some badly needed protection for quarterback Matt Ryan, selecting offensive tackle Jake Matthews of Texas A&M with the No. 6 pick in the NFL draft Thursday night.
BEREA, Ohio - Johnny Football's long wait is over.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith is waiting to select a backup quarterback.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Jaguars had few, if any, concerns at center for a dozen years.
Steven Jackson practiced on Monday for the first time in almost a month, and Falcons coach Mike Smith said the running back is on schedule to be play in Atlanta's season opener against New Orleans.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Mike Johnson will miss another season after going down with a foot injury.
ATLANTA - The Falcons finally showed how they plan to replace Tony Gonzalez.
ATLANTA - From his vantage point in Chicago, Devin Hester saw the Atlanta Falcons as a consistent playoff contender.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith has put a strong emphasis since the start of training camp on improving the team's run defense.
Corey Peters battled doubts about his future in the NFL after he tore his Achilles tendon late last season.
When the Atlanta Falcons drafted Jake Matthews, they figured he would take over at left tackle someday.
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