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Atlanta Falcons: The good, bad and ugly of past decade

Peaks and valleys. Exhiliration and despair. Highs, lows and left turns into the realm of the utterly bizarre.

July 24, 2010 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons


Hawley enjoying NFL lifestyle

The Atlanta Falcons had a screaming need on the offensive line leading into the 2010 NFL Draft. The franchise took that need seriously with two picks on the offensive line, the second of which was fourth-round pick Joe Hawley from UNLV. Hawley is an asset with his versatility in the interior of the line, including starting at both guard and center during his college career with the Runnin' Rebels.

July 14, 2010 | Bill Murphy | Atlanta Falcons


McKay focused on the fans

FLOWERY BRANCH - Change for the better is essential for any business, especially an NFL franchise.

July 13, 2010 | Jonathan Zopf | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons linebacker suspended four games

ATLANTA - The NFL has suspended Atlanta Falcons linebacker Robert James for four games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

July 08, 2010 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Meet the rookies: Peters a well-versed player for Falcons

Atlanta Falcons rookie Corey Peters is more than just a massive defensive tackle. A graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in history, he also knows a thing of two about our country, particularly in his area of interest: the Old South and the U.S. prior to the Civil War.

July 05, 2010 | Bill Murphy | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons rookie adjusting to the Georgia heat

In addition to drafting defensive back Dominique Franks in the fifth round of this year's NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons kept up their defensive focus in the sixth round, where they drafted Montana safety Shann Schillinger. A four-year letterman for the Grizzlies, Schillinger is known for a big frame and a lot of tackles (39 solo in his senior season). The Times' James Wolfe met with Schillinger after the last day of Falcons organized team activities to discuss how the first series of practices went, how the defense looks compared to last season, and what the 24-year-old hopes to ...

June 29, 2010 | James Wolfe | Atlanta Falcons


Franks hoping to bolster secondary

At 5-foot-11 and 194 pounds, defensive back Dominique Franks was one of the most dynamic players taken in this year's NFL Draft. The former Oklahoma Sooner was picked in the fifth round by the Falcons, who were looking to bolster a pass defense that finished 28th in the league last season. Franks signed a four-year deal with the Falcons on June 16 and may compete on special teams as well as defense this coming season. The Times' sports reporter James Wolfe spoke with Franks after the last day of Falcons' Organized Team Actvities about his early challenges in the ...

June 23, 2010 | James Wolfe | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign OL Johnson

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons today signed third round (98th overall) pick guard Mike Johnson. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

June 19, 2010 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Meet the rookies: Mike Johnson

With Justin Blalock and Harvey Dahl set to become free agents in 2011, the Atlanta Falcons knew they would soon have possible holes to fill on the offensive line. With their third-round pick in this year's NFL draft, the Falcons selected Alabama's Mike Johnson, a solid player that NFL.com states "knows how to get the job done." By drafting the 6-foot-5, 312-pounder, Atlanta hopes to begin grooming a productive starter at the guard position.

June 16, 2010 | James Wolfe | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign pair of draft picks

The Atlanta Falcons signed fourth round draft pick Joe Hawley (117 overall) and fifth round pick cornerback Dominique Franks (135 overall) to contracts on Tuesday. Terms of the each deal were not disclosed.

June 16, 2010 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Meet the rookies: Weatherspoon adapting to NFL life

From the very first pick in this year's NFL draft, the Atlanta Falcons showed they were dedicated to improving a defense which finished 21st in the league last season. Instead of trading the 19th pick, an idea that the organization had toyed with, the Falcons selected Missouri outside linebacker Sean Weatherspoon. Falcons coach Mike Smith said, "We have a very urgent and passionate football player that can play both the Sam (strongside) and Will (weakside) linebacker in our scheme." On Wednesday, Weatherspoon spoke with Times sports reporter James Wolfe to discuss how his first series of activities with the ...

June 10, 2010 | James Wolfe | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons looking to sharpen passing game

FLOWERY BRANCH - The NFL prides itself on parity, playmakers, and in recent years, the passing game.

June 10, 2010 | Jonathan Zopf | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign DT Peters

The Atlanta Falcons signed third-round draft pick Corey Peters on Tuesday.

June 08, 2010 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons lineman suspended over fracas with wife

FLOWERY BRANCH - The NFL says Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Quinn Ojinnaka has been suspended without pay for the season opener after being arrested last year.

June 03, 2010 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons plan scrimmage at North Gwinnett High

The Atlanta Falcons will hold its third annual Friday Night Lights team scrimmage at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at North Gwinnett High in Suwanee. Friday Night Lights is open to the public and admission is free.

May 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


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Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant could face season-ending surgery

ATLANTA - Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant could be facing season-ending surgery as early as this week.

November 27, 2016 | | Atlanta Falcons


Speedy Taylor Gabriel leads Atlanta Falcons past Arizona Cardinals 38-19

ATLANTA - Taylor Gabriel took two short passes for touchdowns and the Atlanta Falcons returned from a bye week to add to Arizona's misery, blowing ...

November 27, 2016 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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