FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons released disgruntled safety Jimmy Williams on Tuesday, two years after trading up 10 spots to pick him in the second round of the NFL draft.
BUFORD - Professional athletes are used to being idolized, but it's not every day that they get to return the favor.
The Atlanta Falcons agreed to terms Tuesday with third round draft picks Chevis Jackson (68th overall) and safety Thomas DeCoud (98th overall) to four-year deals. The financial terms were not disclosed.
Though football excellence is in his genes, it took an invitation from his high school coach to get Thomas DeCoud to give the sport a try. The grandson of former 49ers All-Pro John Thomas didn't play organized football until high school - seven years later he was picked by the Falcons in third round of the NFL draft. As part of an ongoing series introducing the Falcons' rookie class, DeCoud spoke with ...
Maurice Hector just wanted to come out and get some fresh air when the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation held a Falcons Fitness Zone Wednesday at the Positive Place Boys & Girls Club in Gainesville.
Matt Ryan, the quarterback the Falcons selected third in April's NFL draft has been the talk of the team's rookie class But Sam Baker, the team's other first-round draft choice, could see the field first. As part of a series introducing the Falcons rookies, Baker, a three-time All-American offensive tackle from USC, spoke with Times sports editor Brent Holloway recently about his thoughts during the draft, the wealth of talent at his ...
ATLANTA - For the second time in eight years, the Atlanta Falcons opened the vault and dropped a ton of cash on a franchise quarterback.
Flowery Branch – The Atlanta Falcons today signed free agent tight end Brad Listorti. Listorti, 6-4, 255 pounds, is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts where he competed in 31 games and logged 39 receptions for 608 yards and four touchdowns. He earned Atlantic 10 third-team honors in ...
ATLANTA - Matt Ryan has signed a six-year, $72-million contract with the Atlanta Falcons.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons signed former Georgia Tech safety Jamal Lewis and two more rookie free agents on Monday and released linebacker Earl Everett and safety Nick Turnbull.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Forget a southern version of Thunder and Lightning, at least for now.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Rookie running back Thomas Brown spent his first three days as a professional football player doing what most rookies do - acclimating to the surreal life.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Chad Hall hopes he made a big impression on the Falcons coaches - and that they have a long memory.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Just in time for Matt Ryan, the pride of Boston College, to become the Atlanta Falcons' new hope at quarterback, former Falcons star Jessie Tuggle showed up at minicamp on Saturday wearing a Boston College cap.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons are giving rookies bigger roles, especially on defense, down the stretch of a lost season.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter isn't saying much about his recent interview with Boise State.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Roddy White says the Falcons' 10th loss was especially painful.
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon took a knee to catch his breath after his lumbering 71-yard interception return for a touchdown.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons don't know if they'll be facing Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers on Sunday.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Steven Jackson says running the ball in the NFL requires patience and commitment.
LONDON - London is getting its first NFL day game, creating a new morning time slot for viewers in the United States.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith knows the value of a strong finish, even in a dismal season such as this one.
TORONTO - Falcons safety William Moore looked into the crowd in Toronto and began wondering whether he was back home in Atlanta.
LONDON - The NFL has announced the dates of its three regular-season games in London next year, with the Dallas Cowboys playing the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 10 on Nov. 9.
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