At 16-years-old, Robert James was an unhappy cornerback at Maryvale High School in Glendale, Ariz.. In fact, he was so disgruntled he almost walked away from the game during his junior year. But eventually he learned to embrace the defensive side of the ball, and sticking with it has paid off. A fifth-round pick in April's NFL draft, James is now fighting for a spot on the Atlanta Falcons depth chart. He ...
FLOWERY BRANCH – The Atlanta Falcons today signed fifth round (154th overall) draft selection, defensive end Kroy Biermann to a four-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Biermann, 6-3, 241 pounds, played in 52 career games at the University of Montana and totaled 220 tackles, 32 sacks (the second most in school history), 45 tackles ...
ATLANTA - For the second time in seven days, the Atlanta Falcons are cutting loose a recent draft pick.
When the call finally came, everyone got quiet.
Even as a 10-year-old, Curtis Lofton knew that football came easier to him than it did to most people. But coming out of a small town in Oklahoma, he had to convince others of what he already knew. As part of an ongoing series introducing this year's Falcons rookie class, Lofton spoke with Times sports editor Brent Holloway last week about his hometown, the grandmother who raised him and what he's learning ...
ATLANTA - Atlanta Falcons reserve safety Daren Stone has been arrested on a drunken-driving charge.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Mularkey has found some comfort with the Atlanta Falcons.
The news of the latest Atlanta Falcon behaving badly came out yesterday. Second-year reserve safety Daren Stone was arrested on a drunk driving charge over the weekend, just a few weeks after starting linebacker Michael Boley was jailed on misdemeanor battery charges when his wife told police that he "became physical with her" during an argument.
FLOWERY BRANCH – The Atlanta Falcons today signed sixth round draft pick running back Thomas Brown from Georgia. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.Brown, 5-8, 204 pounds, finished his career at Georgia ranked fifth in school history in the rushing department with 2,646 yards on 529 rushing attempts. Brown's all-purpose total of 3,767 yards is the fourth-best all-time mark in Georgia annals. In his final ...
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons released disgruntled safety Jimmy Williams on Tuesday, two years after trading up 10 spots to pick him in the second round of the NFL draft.
BUFORD - Professional athletes are used to being idolized, but it's not every day that they get to return the favor.
The Atlanta Falcons agreed to terms Tuesday with third round draft picks Chevis Jackson (68th overall) and safety Thomas DeCoud (98th overall) to four-year deals. The financial terms were not disclosed.
Though football excellence is in his genes, it took an invitation from his high school coach to get Thomas DeCoud to give the sport a try. The grandson of former 49ers All-Pro John Thomas didn't play organized football until high school - seven years later he was picked by the Falcons in third round of the NFL draft. As part of an ongoing series introducing the Falcons' rookie class, DeCoud spoke with ...
Maurice Hector just wanted to come out and get some fresh air when the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation held a Falcons Fitness Zone Wednesday at the Positive Place Boys & Girls Club in Gainesville.
Matt Ryan, the quarterback the Falcons selected third in April's NFL draft has been the talk of the team's rookie class But Sam Baker, the team's other first-round draft choice, could see the field first. As part of a series introducing the Falcons rookies, Baker, a three-time All-American offensive tackle from USC, spoke with Times sports editor Brent Holloway recently about his thoughts during the draft, the wealth of talent at his ...
FLOWERY BRANCH - Steven Jackson is still trying to feel his way through his first offseason with the Atlanta Falcons.
ATLANTA - Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez has won the 2013 Good Guy Award from the Professional Football Writers of America.
ATLANTA - The board overseeing planning for a new Falcons stadium in downtown Atlanta gave the thumbs-up Tuesday to a design that invokes the giant bird's wings and would feature enormous windows showcasing views of the city.
FLOWERY BRANCH – The Atlanta Falcons announced today that they have signed cornerback Robert Alford. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Flowery Branch - Matt Ryan spoke almost in hushed tones whenever the issue of a new contract came up on Tuesday at OTAs.
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