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 ...
ATLANTA - For the second time in eight years, the Atlanta Falcons opened the vault and dropped a ton of cash on a franchise quarterback.
Flowery Branch – The Atlanta Falcons today signed free agent tight end Brad Listorti. Listorti, 6-4, 255 pounds, is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts where he competed in 31 games and logged 39 receptions for 608 yards and four touchdowns. He earned Atlantic 10 third-team honors in ...
ATLANTA - Matt Ryan has signed a six-year, $72-million contract with the Atlanta Falcons.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons signed former Georgia Tech safety Jamal Lewis and two more rookie free agents on Monday and released linebacker Earl Everett and safety Nick Turnbull.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have signed four NFL draft picks, including defensive ends Malliciah Goodman and Stansly Maponga.
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