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.
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.
ATLANTA - Falcons running back Jason Snelling has retired, ending his seven-year career.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed Corey Peters, one of the team's three defensive tackles who were unrestricted free agents, to a one-year contract.
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