Jake Matthews' first live NFL action gives Atlanta coach Mike Smith reason to think the No. 6 overall draft pick has potential to become an elite player.
ATLANTA - Atlanta's Matt Ryan and Miami's Ryan Tannehill showed how starting quarterbacks should handle preseason openers.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons hope to find clarity in the competition to determine quarterback Matt Ryan's backup in Friday night's preseason opener against the Miami Dolphins.
Atlanta Falcons rookie linebacker Marquis Spruill will miss the season with a left knee injury.
A visit from the Tennessee Titans on Monday didn't change the tone of the Atlanta Falcons' fight-filled training camp.
Training camp felt different and familiar at the same time for the Atlanta Falcons on Monday in Flowery Branch.
Levine Toilolo was at the front of the line of Falcons tight ends taking turns at a blocking sled on Sunday.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Steven Jackson's latest hamstring injury is giving Jacquizz Rodgers, Devonta Freeman and Antone Smith a chance to fill the void at running back for the Atlanta Falcons.
Lake Lanier's water has only dropped to 1,070.48 or .52 feet below a full pool of 1,071.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Julio Jones describes his second return from right foot surgery as "a work in progress."
FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Peria Jerry has decided to retire from the NFL, coach Mike Smith said on Thursday.
Ra'Shede Hageman's athletic experience features plenty of variety, but that doesn't mean the Atlanta Falcons rookie defensive end is getting ahead of himself at training camp in Flowery Branch.
The Falcons were given the unusual go-ahead to tackle to the ground on the first day of full pads in training camp, and even rookie Prince Shembo could see that players were too excited to finally be hitting.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Through the first two days of training camp, the Atlanta Falcons look just fine along the offensive line.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons won't be easing their way into this season.
Coach Mike Smith isn't shying away from criticism as the Atlanta Falcons fall apart for the second straight year.
LONDON - Matthew Stafford engineered the drive and Matt Prater finished it off.
LONDON - It's a long flight to England, and it'll be an even longer flight back for whichever team loses at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have placed center Peter Konz on injured reserve with a left knee injury, dealing their battered offensive line another devastating blow.
BALTIMORE - With each passing week, the Atlanta Falcons - and their offense in particular - have become progressively worse.
BALTIMORE - Joe Flacco and Matt Ryan, the two best quarterbacks to come out of the 2008 draft, see more of each other on the dinner circuit than on the football field.
Nobody expected Julio Jones and Roddy White to be a weak link in the Atlanta Falcons' offense.
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