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Former Falcons DT Dronett found dead

ATLANTA - Shane Dronett, who played 10 years in the NFL and started every game for the Atlanta Falcons' 1998 Super Bowl team, was found dead at his home on Wednesday. He was 38.

January 21, 2009 | BY CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Captain Ryan looks to '09

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith says Matt Ryan's rookie honors grow more prestigious all the time.

Pro Bowl alternate? Smith was impressed.

January 05, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Zopf: Falcons' fans deserved another home game

ATLANTA-For four minutes the atmosphere in the Georgia Dome was anything short of euphoric.

January 05, 2009 | Jonathan Zopf | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Smith is NFL coach of the year

NEW YORK - Mike Smith and Tony Sparano performed so brilliantly as rookie head coaches it was almost impossible to separate them.

Atlanta's Smith edged Miami's Sparano by one vote Sunday for The Associated Press 2008 NFL Coach of the Year award.

January 04, 2009 | By Barry Wilner AP Football Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons playing for division title

ATLANTA - With an unexpected prize already in hand, the Atlanta Falcons have even more within grasp when they meet the St. Louis Rams today.

January 04, 2009 | BY CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Warner, defense lead Arizona past Atlanta

GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Arizona Cardinals have consecutive home playoff victories - 61 years apart.

January 04, 2009 | By Bob Baum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan proves to be a rookie after all

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Atlanta's Matt Ryan opened the regular season by throwing for a touchdown on his first pass.

January 04, 2009 | By Andrew Bagnato The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons are 'right back we're they belong'

FLOWERY BRANCH - Keith Brooking will be in the Georgia Dome several hours before the Falcons' 1 p.m. kickoff with St. Louis, so the five-time Pro Bowl linebacker won't see all the fans flocking to his team's regular season finale.

January 03, 2009 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, Cardinals battle in matchup of surprising playoff teams

GLENDALE, Ariz. - One staged a remarkable one-season turnaround with a smooth, efficient rookie at the controls. The other emerged from a legacy of losing behind the ageless arm of a gunslinging veteran.

January 02, 2009 | BY BOB BAUM The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons have had a season's worth of turning points

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith believes it's too early for the Atlanta Falcons to reflect on defying expectations and making the playoffs.

January 02, 2009 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Success based on 'sum of all the parts'

FLOWERY BRANCH - Anyone who wants Thomas Dimitroff to respond to suggestions he's an NFL version of cartoon "Boy Genius" Jimmy Neutron can forget it.

January 02, 2009 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' run game could derail Arizona in the playoffs

GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Atlanta Falcons can run away with a wild card victory over Arizona on Saturday, if regular-season history means anything.

January 01, 2009 | By Bob Baum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons notebook: Milloy not planning on missing another game

ATLANTA - Lawyer Milloy hasn't missed consecutive games since Week 6 of 2004.

January 01, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Van Note: 'Everyone deserves credit' for Falcons' success

Falcons' fans everywhere are excited about and shocked by the remarkable turnaround that the team has experienced this season. After dragging through a 4-12 season last year, on in which Atlanta's franchise quarterback was imprisoned on federal dogfighting charges and its coach left for the University of Arkansas with three games to go on the schedule, Atlanta was poised to spend the next few years mired in mediocrity. But the franchise bounced back and finished the 2--8 regular season 11-5 and received a wild card spot in the NFC playoffs where it will take on the Arizona Cardinals at ...

January 01, 2009 | Jonathan Zopf | Atlanta Falcons


Developer pitches new Atlanta Falcons stadium

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have had "preliminary discussions" with a developer that wants to build a $1 billion retractable roof stadium at the sprawling site of a closed General Motors plant in suburban Atlanta, the team's president said Wednesday.

January 01, 2009 | By Greg Bluestein The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Stripers responding to the shallow water

Lake Lanier's water has only dropped to 1,070.48 or .52 feet below a full pool of 1,071.

July 31, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons happy to have healthy Julio at WR

FLOWERY BRANCH - Julio Jones describes his second return from right foot surgery as "a work in progress."

July 31, 2014 | George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' lineman Peria Jerry announces retirement

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Peria Jerry has decided to retire from the NFL, coach Mike Smith said on Thursday.

July 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Hageman learning from Nolan, veterans

Ra'Shede Hageman's athletic experience features plenty of variety, but that doesn't mean the Atlanta Falcons rookie defensive end is getting ahead of himself at training camp in Flowery Branch.

July 29, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons rookie LB Shembo pushing for starting job

The Falcons were given the unusual go-ahead to tackle to the ground on the first day of full pads in training camp, and even rookie Prince Shembo could see that players were too excited to finally be hitting.

July 28, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons want big improvement from guys up front

FLOWERY BRANCH - Through the first two days of training camp, the Atlanta Falcons look just fine along the offensive line.

July 26, 2014 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons open training camp with 'sense of urgency'

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons won't be easing their way into this season.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons release wide receiver Johnson

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have waived wide receiver Darius Johnson.

July 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, WR White agree to 4-year extension

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a four-year extension with receiver Roddy White on the eve of training camp on Thursday.

July 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons coach Smith wants 'bigger and stronger' team

ATLANTA - Mike Smith didn't like seeing the Atlanta Falcons pushed around in 2013.

July 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign former Colts linebacker Angerer

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have added depth and experience at linebacker by signing former Colts starter Pat Angerer.

July 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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