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Falcons starters solid in limited showing, beat Titans 31-24 in preseason opener

ATLANTA - Tennessee rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota, whose first two drives ended with an interception and a fumble, recovered to lead a touchdown drive in the Titans' 31-24 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in a preseason opener Friday night.

August 14, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons’ Desmond Trufant has shoulder sprain, likely to miss preseason game against Titans

Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant has a sprained shoulder and is expected to miss Friday night's preseason opener against the Tennessee Titans.

August 13, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Former Falcons LB Prince Shembo agrees to misdemeanor plea, fine, on cruelty to animals charge

ATLANTA - Gwinnett County district attorney Danny Porter says former Atlanta Falcons linebacker Prince Shembo has agreed to a misdemeanor plea of cruelty to an animal.

August 12, 2015 | | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons still looking for best 5 on offensive line

The start of the preseason schedule finds the Atlanta Falcons still looking at different combinations on their new-look offensive line.

August 12, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons' Dan Quinn looks to improve one of NFL’s worst defenses

Dan Quinn isn't going to make comparisons to his old team.

August 11, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Julio Jones hopes to remain with Atlanta Falcons his entire career

FLOWERY BRANCH - Team owner Arthur Blank wants Julio Jones to be with the Atlanta Falcons his entire career.

August 10, 2015 | George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons owner still longing for Super Bowl

Owner Arthur Blank is not exactly disappointed with the financial state of the Atlanta Falcons.

August 09, 2015 | George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons put on the pads for 'Friday Night Lights' at Buford High

The last time new Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn was at Buford High, he was shopping for talent. On Friday, he was back at Tom Riden Stadium, this time showing off what his new team possesses.

August 07, 2015 | David Purdum For The Times | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons thin at running back with injury to Devonta Freeman

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are facing a sudden void atop their depth chart at running back after Devonta Freeman strained his hamstring in Thursday's practice.

August 06, 2015 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Devonta Freeman looking to makes plays running, receiving for Atlanta Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - Devonta Freeman was more than willing to take up the slack when Atlanta Falcons rookie running back Tevin Coleman missed Wednesday's practice with a strained hamstring.

August 05, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons’ Julio Jones hoping for new contract before season

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August 03, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


New Atlanta Falcons tight end adjusting to life after Manning

Atlanta tight end Jacob Tamme was worried about playing with another quarterback after catching passes from Peyton Manning most of his career with Indianapolis and Denver.

August 01, 2015 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons enjoy 'high-energy' start to 2015 training camp

Vic Beasley rarely turned the corner to see Clemson coach Dabo Swinney lined up in the backfield, so it was a fun change for him to see Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn batting down his blocks Friday on the first day of training camp.

July 31, 2015 | David Thackham | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons offensive tackle Holmes placed on PUP list

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have placed offensive tackle Lamar Holmes on the physically unable to perform list after he sustained another foot injury.

July 30, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Teheran gives up 2 homers by Chris Davis as Atlanta falls to Baltimore, 7-3

BALTIMORE - Playing on the road is a losing proposition for the Atlanta Braves these days, especially with Julio Teheran on the mound.

July 28, 2015 | By David Ginsburg Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Atlanta Falcons trim roster to 76 by cutting 13 players

The Atlanta Falcons have trimmed their roster to 76 players by cutting 13, including running back Michael Ford and tight end Mickey Shuler.

August 31, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons final drive comes up short, lose preseason game to Dolphins 13-9

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.- Ryan Tannehill threw for 145 yards in less than a half despite working behind a makeshift offensive line, and the Miami Dolphins ...

August 29, 2015 | Steven Wine Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons, Julio Jones agree on new 5-year contract

The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a $71.25 million, five-year contract extension with Julio Jones on Saturday that compares favorably with recent deals paid to ...

August 29, 2015 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Wide receiver looks like Atlanta Falcons’ deepest position heading into season

Like all NFL teams, the Atlanta Falcons have some worrisome positions.

August 27, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


After suspension, Atlanta Falcons’ McKay reinstated to NFL Competition Committee

Atlanta Falcons team president Rich McKay has been reinstated as chairman of the NFL's powerful Competition Committee, the league said Thursday, after a nearly ...

August 27, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons sign journeyman quarterback Rex Grossman

The Atlanta Falcons have signed Rex Grossman to compete for the backup quarterback job behind Matt Ryan.

August 26, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons give Rex Grossman tryout at quarterback

ATLANTA - Rex Grossman, who hasn't taken a snap in an NFL game since 2011, could soon join the competition to be the backup for ...

August 25, 2015 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta’s new stadium will be named after Mercedes-Benz; $1.4 billion facility to open in 2017

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons will share a stadium name with their biggest rival.

August 24, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White set to have minor elbow surgery

ATLANTA - Roddy White will undergo a minor surgical procedure on his right elbow, Atlanta coach Dan Quinn announced Sunday, thought the long-time Falcons receiver should ...

August 23, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan, Falcons starters sharp early in 30-22 loss to Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Matt Ryan was sharp for the second straight preseason game, leading Atlanta to touchdowns in both of his series in the ...

August 21, 2015 | | Atlanta Falcons


Return specialist Devin Hester still looking for ways to help Atlanta Falcons as playmaking receiver

Devin Hester didn't sound exactly thrilled when he arrived for the start of his second training camp with the Atlanta Falcons.

August 18, 2015 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


After brutal beating last 2 seasons, Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan looks to show mobility in 2015

Matt Ryan has no plans to become a running quarterback.

August 17, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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