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Falcons waive former Bulldog Miller

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday waived defensive end Brandon Miller and signed wide receiver Eric Weems from the practice squad to the active roster.Weems, 5-foot-9, 191 pounds, has spent the first 11 weeks of the 2008 campaign on the Falcons practice squad. Last season, he was signed by Atlanta as a rookie free agent and competed on the team's practice squad through the first 16 games. Weems saw his first NFL action in the 2007 season finale against the Seattle Seahawks at the Georgia Dome.

Miller was originally signed by the Falcons as a rookie free ...

November 23, 2008 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Finally focused, White is showing his talent

FLOWERY BRANCH - Roddy White was kicking himself after the game. Sure, it would have been a tough catch, but it shows just how far he's come that everyone expected him to make it.

November 23, 2008 | BY PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta has no time to waste

FLOWERY BRANCH - The first home loss of the season for Michael Turner and the Atlanta Falcons provided a painful reminder of how quickly they can fall behind in the tough NFC South.

November 21, 2008 | BY CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons notebook: White blames himself for loss

ATLANTA - Roddy White could have been the hero for the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

November 20, 2008 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Broncos rally to hand Atlanta first home loss of the season

ATLANTA - The Denver Broncos have come up with all sorts of ways to deal with their injuries, from starting a player on both sides of the line to relying on a guy with plenty of baggage.

November 20, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Elam welcomes old team to Atlanta

ATLANTA - Before every game, Jason Elam envisions himself lining up for a game-winning field goal.

November 19, 2008 | BY PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Secondary ready for next test

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons were hands-on when it came to defending Drew Brees.

November 16, 2008 | BY PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons release Jennings, sign two

The Atlanta Falcons released wide receiver Adam Jennings, signed defensive end Brandon Miller from the practice squad to active roster and signed receiver Chandler Williams to the practice squad on Tuesday.

November 15, 2008 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan, defense lead Falcons over Saints

ATLANTA - When John Abraham wasn't bearing down on him, Drew Brees had to contend with all those pesky Atlanta defensive backs, constantly getting in the way of his throws.

November 13, 2008 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Holloway: Picture it, the playoffs

ATLANTA - Playoffs?! Don't talk about...playoffs? Are you kidding me?

November 13, 2008 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons notebook: Foxworth-led Falcons secondary frustrates Brees

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons stayed out of the DeAngelo Hall sweepstakes this week.

November 13, 2008 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons: Abraham making the most of fewer snaps

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith's plan for getting the most out of John Abraham at first caught the veteran defensive end by surprise.

November 12, 2008 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan drawing early praise

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan has enjoyed such a strong start to his rookie season, he's drawing comparisons from his coach to one of the league's top quarterbacks, Drew Brees.

November 12, 2008 | BY CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons notebook: Smith expects Baker to be back 'sooner rather than later'

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta coach Mike Smith says Falcons rookie left tackle Sam Baker is expected back this season after having lower back surgery last week.

November 09, 2008 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Fine at 5-3: Falcons have already exceeded expectations, last season's win total

ATLANTA - Don't blame the Atlanta Falcons for taking advantage of their bottom-feeding opportunities in the first half of the season.

November 07, 2008 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Early spark sends Falcons past Bucs 56-14

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and high-stepping Devin Hester led the Atlanta Falcons to one of the biggest wins in franchise history.

September 18, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, Bucs both hoping for quick bounce-back

ATLANTA - The short week came at a good time for the Atlanta Falcons.

September 17, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan accepts blame for Falcons' offensive struggles in Cincinnati

It looked like 2013 all over again for the Atlanta Falcons' offense last week.

September 16, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan intercepted three times in 24-10 loss to Cincinnati

CINCINNATI - Picked apart and run over. The Falcons defense had a horrid day in just about every way.

September 14, 2014 | Joe Kay Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Bengal defense aims to slow down Ryan, Falcons

CINCINNATI - Aaron Rodgers. Tom Brady. Matthew Stafford. Andrew Luck. Philip Rivers. Joe Flacco. Ben Roethlisberger.

September 14, 2014 | By Joe Kay Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Carimi may make first career start at LT

One week ago, Gabe Carimi was being groomed to be the Falcons' version of John Havlicek who could play backup roles across the offensive line.

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


Falcons content to share the workload in the running game

FLOWERY BRANCH - Steven Jackson has been the feature running back for most of his 11-year NFL career.

September 10, 2014 | George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Devin Hester shines at receiver in Falcons debut

Before the Atlanta Falcons decided to sign Devin Hester, they wanted to make sure he wasn't content just returning kickoffs and punts.

September 09, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons edge Saints on Bryant's field goal in overtime

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan has turned in plenty of impressive performances for the Atlanta Falcons.

September 07, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons eager for fresh start in season opener against Saints

ATLANTA - Say this about a rivalry: It's not much of one if both teams aren't winning on a regular basis.

September 06, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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