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Weatherspoon's injury forces Falcons to adjust at LB

FLOWERY BRANCH - Losing linebacker Sean Weatherspoon to a season-ending injury has caused a ripple effect throughout Atlanta's defense.

June 18, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons to be featured on HBO's 'HARD KNOCKS'

The Atlanta Falcons will be featured on HBO Sports' award-winning documentary series "HARD KNOCKS", the club announced today.

June 12, 2014 | Times staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons adjust plans after losing Weatherspoon

Coach Mike Smith believes additions to the Falcons' defense through free agency and the draft have made the unit better able to overcome a key injury.

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


Falcons LB Weatherspoon to miss 2014 season with Achilles injury

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon ruptured his Achilles tendon on Tuesday and will miss the 2014 season.

June 10, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Jones says recovery feels like 'eternity'

FLOWERY BRANCH - For Julio Jones, eight months away from football "feels like an eternity."

June 10, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons seek more versatility in defensive scheme

FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Mike Smith hopes defensive coordinator Mike Nolan has a full complement of healthy players after the Atlanta Falcons endured so many injuries last year.

June 04, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Jackson looks to improve Falcons' running game

Mike Smith knows his Falcons finished last in the NFL in rushing last season. The coach just has a difficult time saying the words.

May 28, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign top 2014 draft picks Matthews, Hageman

The Atlanta Falcons announced Wednesday that they have agreed to terms with tackle Jake Matthews and defensive end Ra'Shede Hageman. The terms of the agreements were not disclosed.

May 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons sign five draft picks

The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have signed five of their picks from the 2014 NFL Draft: linebacker Prince Shembo, cornerback Ricardo Allen, linebacker Marquis Spruill, linebacker Yawin Smallwood and linebacker Tyler Starr.

May 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Rookie RB Freeman excited by opportunity with Falcons

Fourth-round selection Devonta Freeman said he felt like the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft when he saw the opportunity awaiting him with the Atlanta Falcons.

May 18, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Southward eager to prove Falcons were right

Free safety Dezmen Southward is still wondering how good fortune came his way so soon after the NFL scouting combine.

May 18, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Hageman gives Falcons new look at defensive end

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith says he doesn't want his Falcons defense to be predictable or easily labeled.

May 16, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons focus on defense during last day of draft

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons hope Florida State's Devonta Freeman can help revive the NFL's worst rushing attack.

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


Falcons keep draft focus on improving lines

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are trying to make good on their promise to get tougher on both sides of the line of scrimmage.

May 10, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons take safety Southward in 3rd round of NFL Draft

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have selected Wisconsin safety Dez Southward in the third round of the NFL draft.

May 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Articles by Section - Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' O-line loses Hawley, Holmes for season

The Atlanta Falcons have lost center Joe Hawley and right tackle Lamar Holmes to season-ending injuries and also will be without starting safety William Moore for eight games.

September 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons stuck in travel mode, battered by injuries

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons' current stretch of road games would be a challenge even under ideal circumstances.

September 29, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons torched by rookie QB in 41-28 loss to Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS - Teddy Bridgewater got hurt before he could finish a fine first NFL start.

September 28, 2014 | Dave Campbell Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons taking on Vikings, Bridgewater

MINNEAPOLIS - A little more than six years ago, Matt Ryan made his NFL debut.

September 28, 2014 | By Dave Campbell Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


WR Julio Jones off to flying start for Falcons

These days, the game looks so much slower to Julio Jones.

September 25, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' running game showing sure signs of improvement

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan has received plenty of accolades for his mammoth passing numbers in the opening month of the season. Another came Wednesday, when the Atlanta Falcons quarterback was named NFC offensive player of the week.

September 24, 2014 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons try to slow rookie QB in his first start

The Falcons' defense was handed a new challenge on Monday as players returned from their long weekend: How to contain Teddy Bridgewater.

September 22, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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


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