FLOWERY BRANCH - Now in his third month working with new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, quarterback Matt Ryan believes the Atlanta Falcons have a chance to be special this year.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have released veteran offensive tackle Sam Baker.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have reached terms on a four-year contract with defensive end Vic Beasley, the NFL's No. 8 overall draft pick.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Offensive tackle Jake Matthews, safety William Moore and linebacker Brooks Reed have returned from injuries and were still limited in practice Tuesday for the Atlanta Falcons.
FLOWERY BRANCH - New coach Dan Quinn believes the Atlanta Falcons made the right decision to cut ties immediately with Prince Shembo after the linebacker was arrested last week for killing a dog.
LAWRENCEVILLE- The Atlanta Falcons waived linebacker Prince Shembo on Friday, shortly after he was charged with aggravated animal cruelty.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Devonta Freeman believes he is next in line to be the Falcons' starting running back.
ATLANTA - Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Thursday there is a "general feeling" that the Patriots' failure to acknowledge mistakes added to the punishment they received for deflating footballs.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Justin Hardy doesn't know yet where he will fit in with the Atlanta Falcons. He's learning that whomever the team deploys next fall had better be ready to work quickly.
FLOWERY BRANCH - New Falcons coach Dan Quinn isn't surprised how Vic Beasley stands out among the team's rookie class.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with 19 undrafted rookies, including wide receivers Marquez Clark of Central Oklahoma, Joshua Stangby of Ottawa University and Shane Wynn of Indiana.
FLOWERY BRANCH - General manager Thomas Dimitroff and new coach Dan Quinn say the Atlanta Falcons got exactly what they were looking for on the last day of the NFL draft.
FLOWERY BRANCH - New Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett had a major scare while he waited for his name to be called in the NFL draft Friday night.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons second-round pick Jalen Collins said Friday night his positive drug tests are "all behind me."
FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff was prepared to trade up to get his pass rusher.
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