The Atlanta Falcons have traded linebacker Akeem Dent to the Houston Texans for quarterback T.J. Yates, the team announced Wednesday night. The club has also agreed to terms with free agent linebacker Tim Dobbins.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Losing linebacker Sean Weatherspoon to a season-ending injury has caused a ripple effect throughout Atlanta's defense.
The Atlanta Falcons will be featured on HBO Sports' award-winning documentary series "HARD KNOCKS", the club announced today.
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.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon ruptured his Achilles tendon on Tuesday and will miss the 2014 season.
FLOWERY BRANCH - For Julio Jones, eight months away from football "feels like an eternity."
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.
Mike Smith knows his Falcons finished last in the NFL in rushing last season. The coach just has a difficult time saying the words.
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.
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.
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.
Free safety Dezmen Southward is still wondering how good fortune came his way so soon after the NFL scouting combine.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith says he doesn't want his Falcons defense to be predictable or easily labeled.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons hope Florida State's Devonta Freeman can help revive the NFL's worst rushing attack.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are trying to make good on their promise to get tougher on both sides of the line of scrimmage.
When the Atlanta Falcons returned to practice Wednesday, it looked a bit like training camp.
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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