FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have selected Wisconsin safety Dez Southward in the third round of the NFL draft.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons bolstered their pass rush by picking Minnesota defensive end Ra'Shede Hageman in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons picked up some badly needed protection for quarterback Matt Ryan, selecting offensive tackle Jake Matthews of Texas A&M with the No. 6 pick in the NFL draft Thursday night.
BEREA, Ohio - Johnny Football's long wait is over.
NEW YORK - The Houston Texans have made South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney the first pick in the NFL draft.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have an advantage over most teams that have the No. 6 pick in the NFL draft. The Falcons already have their franchise quarterback.
FLOWERY BRANCH- Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff has been testing the market for a possible NFL draft-day trade and said Wednesday he won't be reluctant to make a deal.
Two nationally-televised games and a matchup across the pond highlight the Atlanta Falcons' 2014 schedule, announced Wednesday.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Just two days into Atlanta's offseason workout program, Falcons coach Mike Smith is calling for major improvement on both sides of the line of scrimmage.
Flowery Branch - The Atlanta Falcons announced Wednesday their 2014 preseason schedule, which includes home contests against Miami and Tennessee and road meetings at Houston and Jacksonville, the dates of times of these games will be announced at a later date.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with return specialist Devin Hester.
NEW YORK - NFL owners likely will consider expanding the playoffs by two teams, beginning in 2015, when they hold their spring meetings in Orlando next week, but a vote on the subject is uncertain.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a contract with cornerback Javier Arenas.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons began a major overhaul Tuesday after a dismal season, signing three linemen at the start of free agency, re-signing defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux, and cutting former Pro Bowl safety Thomas DeCoud.
The Atlanta Falcons today announced they have promoted Mark Collins to outside linebackers coach and hired Andrew Thacker, a Gainesville High graduate, as a defensive assistant.
The Atlanta Falcons are facing a dramatic overhaul on their offensive line after announcing Tuesday that injuries have ended the seasons for center Joe Hawley and right tackle Lamar Holmes.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons' current stretch of road games would be a challenge even under ideal circumstances.
MINNEAPOLIS - Teddy Bridgewater got hurt before he could finish a fine first NFL start.
MINNEAPOLIS - A little more than six years ago, Matt Ryan made his NFL debut.
These days, the game looks so much slower to Julio Jones.
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.
The Falcons' defense was handed a new challenge on Monday as players returned from their long weekend: How to contain Teddy Bridgewater.
ATLANTA - Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and high-stepping Devin Hester led the Atlanta Falcons to one of the biggest wins in franchise history.
ATLANTA - The short week came at a good time for the Atlanta Falcons.
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