MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Brent Grimes is listed at 5-10 and 190 pounds and looks smaller when surrounded by NFL behemoths, which makes him easy to overlook and underestimate.
FLOWERY BRANCH- The Atlanta Falcons always talk about having a "next man up" mentality.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons coach Mike Smith says running back Steven Jackson will miss Sunday's game at Miami with a thigh injury.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Talk about a costly victory for the Atlanta Falcons. Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon became the third starter placed on injured reserve Tuesday after a win over the St. Louis Rams, though he will be eligible to rejoin the roster in Week 11. The Falcons (1-1) used the one-time-only designation that allows an injured player to return, but Weatherspoon won't be able to practice for six weeks and can't play in a game for ...
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons were looking for two new starters on Monday after losing defensive end Kroy Biermann and fullback Bradie Ewing to season-ending injuries.
ATLANTA - One after another, a steady line of injured players made their way to the Falcons locker room.
ATLANTA - Steven Jackson always wondered how the other half lived.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Tony is still bitterly disappointed in himself for allowing a sack for the first time since 1999.
FLOWERY BRANCH - For Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford, there was no time for a leisurely transition to the NFL.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have some of the most dynamic offensive players in the league.
NEW ORLEANS - Just like last season, Matt Ryan had the Atlanta Falcons achingly close to a late go-ahead touchdown against New Orleans at the Superdome. Once again, they could not finish the deal.
NEW ORLEANS - NFL's schedulers always find a way to send the Atlanta Falcons to the Superdome for landmark games.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Roddy White isn't promising he'll be 100 percent for the Falcons' opener at the Saints on Sunday.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan knows that being a quarterback comes with certain responsibilities.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have signed eight players to their practice squad, including receivers James Rodgers and Darius Johnson.
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.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Terren Jones said Wednesday it will feel like another preseason game with the Falcons if he plays against the Bills on Sunday.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons have sole claim to the NFC's worst record at 2-9, a dramatic decline for a team which owned the conference's best mark one year ago.
NEW YORK - The NFL has switched the Carolina Panthers' game at New Orleans against the Saints on Dec. 8 from early afternoon to an 8:30 ET kickoff on NBC's "Sunday Night Football."
ATLANTA - After four embarrassing weeks, the Atlanta Falcons were finally competitive.
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