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Falcons' free-agent plan may include keeping Julio Jones

ATLANTA - The Falcons' financially conservative approach to this year's free-agent signings may have been influenced by hopes of keeping star wide receiver Julio Jones from leaving next year.

March 24, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons sign tight ends Jacob Tamme, Tony Moeaki

Jacob Tamme found the bigger offensive role he was looking for in Atlanta, where the Falcons were seeking a veteran tight end a year after the retirement of Tony Gonzalez.

March 19, 2015 | Associated Press and wire reports | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons re-sign 2014 sacks leader Kroy Biermann

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed defensive end Kroy Biermann, who led the team in sacks last season.

March 18, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign defensive end Clayborn, cornerback Adams

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons added defensive help from the free-agent market Thursday by signing defensive end Adrian Clayborn and cornerback Phillip Adams.

March 12, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons pick up wide receiver Leonard Hankerson during Day 2 of free agency signings

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons added depth at wide receiver on Wednesday by signing free agent Leonard Hankerson, who fought two serious injuries in his four seasons with the Washington Redskins.

March 11, 2015 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons sign free-agent linebackers Brooks Reed, Justin Durant

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons fortified the middle of new coach Dan Quinn's defense Tuesday by signing free-agent linebackers Brooks Reed and Justin Durant.

March 10, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons re-sign backup QB T.J. Yates

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed backup quarterback T.J. Yates.

March 10, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons release WR Harry Douglas, OG Justin Blalock, DE Jonathan Massaquoi

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons released wide receiver Harry Douglas, starting offensive guard Justin Blalock and defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi on Friday, a day after cutting running back Steven Jackson.

February 27, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons release veteran RB Steven Jackson

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons on Thursday released running back Steven Jackson, who in two seasons with the team couldn't recapture his 1,000-yard form that made him one of the league's top backs with the Rams.

February 26, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign kicker Bryant to contract extension

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have signed kicker Matt Bryant to a contract extension.

February 25, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Kyle Shanahan says he can't wait to work with Matt Ryan

The Falcons' new offensive coordinator can't wait to get started with Matt Ryan.

February 10, 2015 | | Atlanta Falcons


New Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn talks about plans to build 'championship environment' in Atlanta

FLOWERY BRANCH - Dan Quinn is looking to build a defense that plays "fast and physical" and an offense with balance as coach of the Atlanta Falcons.

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


Arthur Blank: It 'was wrong' to use artificial crowd noise at Atlanta Falcons home games

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Tuesday he has seen enough of the NFL's investigation of fake crowd noise at Atlanta's home games to acknowledge wrongdoing.

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


NFL looking into Atlanta Falcons for using fake crowd noise

ATLANTA - The NFL is trying to determine if the Atlanta Falcons pumped fake crowd noise into the Georgia Dome for home games the last two years.

February 02, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons agree to 5-year deal with new head coach Dan Quinn

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons' long wait for new leadership on the field finally ended Monday when Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn was named the team's coach.

February 02, 2015 | By Charles Odum 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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