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Fans flock to Falcons training camp

FLOWERY BRANCH - If last year's success wasn't validation enough for an Atlanta Falcons organization that had 11 wins and made its first playoff appearance since 2005, then surely the scene around the Falcons Training Complex in Flowery Branch on Saturday was.

August 01, 2009 | Katie B. Davis | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons training camp preview: A season for the ages?

The Atlanta Falcons were the talk of the NFL last year as they surprised everyone by winning 11 games and reaching the playoffs for the first time since 2005 when a Michael Vick-led team reached the NFC Championship Game. And they accomplished that feat with a rookie quarterback, a never-before-featured running back and a coach and general manager that had never held those positions before.

August 01, 2009 | Jonathan Zopf | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' first-round pick ready to go

FLOWERY BRANCH - As the Atlanta Falcons filed into their dorm rooms Friday, Peria Jerry hardly stood out.

August 01, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign first-round pick Jerry

The Atlanta Falcons today signed first round draft pick (24th overall) defensive tackle Peria Jerry. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

July 30, 2009 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons release Irons

The Atlanta Falcons waived cornerback David Irons on Tuesday.

July 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Former Falcon Bryan dies at age 47

COWETA, Okla. - Rick Bryan, an All-America defensive end at Oklahoma who played his entire NFL career with the Atlanta Falcons, has died. He was 47.

July 27, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons single-game tickets go on sale Saturday

Atlanta Falcons single-game ticket sales for the upcoming season begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The date coincides with the opening of the team's training camp in Flowery Branch.

July 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign Moore

The Atlanta Falcons today signed second round draft pick safety William Moore. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Moore, 6-0, 227 pounds, started 32 of 48 games at the University of Missouri and finished his career with 284 tackles (182 solo), three sacks, 17.0 tackles for loss, 22 passes defensed and six forced fumbles.

He totaled 11 interceptions in his collegiate career for 162 yards and set a school record by returning four for touchdowns, breaking Erik McMillan's previous mark.

July 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Newberry retires with bad knee

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons may be looking for offensive line depth after veteran Jeremy Newberry, signed by the team in June, retired.

July 21, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Holloway: Don't bet on the Falcons

The mood around Falcons camp is different this summer. Last year's hope of avoiding further catastrophe has been replaced by the expectation of success.

July 16, 2009 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign fourth-round pick

The Atlanta Falcons signed fourth round draft pick defensive end Lawrence Sidbury on Thursday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Sidbury, 6-3, 265 pounds, started in 31 of 52 career games at the University of Richmond, recording 145 tackles, 20.5 sacks and 38 tackles for loss.

July 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


New minority owners announced

Atlanta Falcons Owner and CEO Arthur M. Blank announced agreements with Ronald E. Canakaris, Douglas J. Hertz, Ed Mendel and Derek V. Smith for each to take a minority ownership position in Atlanta Falcons Football Club, LLC on Tuesday.

July 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Meet the Rookies: Walker happy to be at home with Falcons

Vance Walker wasn't the first defensive tackle the Atlanta Falcons chose in the 2009 NFL draft, but he might be the most well-known in Georgia. After a stellar four-year career at Georgia Tech, Walker is making the short move to Flowery Branch and says he couldn't be happier about it. Walker spoke with The Times sports editor Brent Holloway recently about his hometown celebrity status, what he's doing to get better during his down time and his addiction to video games.

July 13, 2009 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons


Meet the rookies: Adkins happy to represent 'The U'

For 14 consecutive years the University of Miami had at least one player drafted in the first round of the NFL draft, but that streak came to an end this year. In fact, the only member of the 2008 Hurricanes to get drafted was Spencer Adkins, who was selected in the sixth round by the Atlanta Falcons. Recently the linebacker sat down with Times sports reporter Jonathan Zopf to talk about life at "The U," why he chose to be a sociology major, and how the heat of Atlanta differs from Miami.

July 07, 2009 | Jonathan Zopf | Atlanta Falcons


Meet the rookies: Reynolds meets challenges with simple advice from dad

At 6-foot-8, Garrett Reynolds is accustomed to the view from above the crowd. But as a rookie on the Atlanta Falcons offensive line, he's finding himself looking up the depth chart for the first time since he was a freshman at North Carolina. The jolly giant who the Falcons picked in the fifth round of April's NFL draft spoke with The Times sports editor Brent Holloway recently about his background in football, the growth spurt that landed him a college scholarship, and his first Organized Team Activities with the Falcons.

June 30, 2009 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons


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Atlanta Falcons' class of 19 undrafted rookies includes 3 wide receivers

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with 19 undrafted rookies, including wide receivers Marquez Clark of Central Oklahoma, Joshua Stangby of Ottawa University and Shane Wynn of Indiana.

May 06, 2015 | | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn feels first draft was a success

FLOWERY BRANCH - General manager Thomas Dimitroff and new coach Dan Quinn say the Atlanta Falcons got exactly what they were looking for on the last day of the NFL draft.

May 02, 2015 | George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons fifth-round pick Grady Jarrett loses home in Friday fire

FLOWERY BRANCH - New Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett had a major scare while he waited for his name to be called in the NFL draft Friday night.

May 02, 2015 | George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons stick to their needs, draft LSU cornerback Collins, Indiana running back Coleman

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons second-round pick Jalen Collins said Friday night his positive drug tests are "all behind me."

May 02, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons select pass rusher Vic Beasley with first-round pick

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff was prepared to trade up to get his pass rusher.

April 30, 2015 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Dan Quinn's focus turns to draft following Atlanta Falcons' mini-camp

Dan Quinn is entering his first NFL draft as Atlanta's coach with a fresh understanding of the talent already present on the Falcons' roster.

April 29, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons expected to look for edge rusher, RB in draft

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff appears poised for more NFL draft trades even with a change in Atlanta's front office.

April 28, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Dan Quinn leads first mini-camp practice as Atlanta Falcons coach

FLOWERY BRANCH - There are almost too many milestone moments for Dan Quinn to squeeze into one week.

April 28, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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


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