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
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 ...
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.
Dozens of young girls and boys had a special experience, as several Atlanta Falcons football players participated in the Gatorade Junior Training Camp at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County at Positive Place on Wednesday in Gainesville.