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Falcons sign Moore

The Atlanta Falcons today signed second round draft pick safety William Moore. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Moore, 6-0, 227 pounds, started 32 of 48 games at the University of Missouri and finished his career with 284 tackles (182 solo), three sacks, 17.0 tackles for loss, 22 passes defensed and six forced fumbles.

He totaled 11 interceptions in his collegiate career for 162 yards and set a school record by returning four for touchdowns, breaking Erik McMillan's previous mark.

July 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Newberry retires with bad knee

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons may be looking for offensive line depth after veteran Jeremy Newberry, signed by the team in June, retired.

July 21, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Holloway: Don't bet on the Falcons

The mood around Falcons camp is different this summer. Last year's hope of avoiding further catastrophe has been replaced by the expectation of success.

July 16, 2009 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign fourth-round pick

The Atlanta Falcons signed fourth round draft pick defensive end Lawrence Sidbury on Thursday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Sidbury, 6-3, 265 pounds, started in 31 of 52 career games at the University of Richmond, recording 145 tackles, 20.5 sacks and 38 tackles for loss.

July 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


New minority owners announced

Atlanta Falcons Owner and CEO Arthur M. Blank announced agreements with Ronald E. Canakaris, Douglas J. Hertz, Ed Mendel and Derek V. Smith for each to take a minority ownership position in Atlanta Falcons Football Club, LLC on Tuesday.

July 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Meet the Rookies: Walker happy to be at home with Falcons

Vance Walker wasn't the first defensive tackle the Atlanta Falcons chose in the 2009 NFL draft, but he might be the most well-known in Georgia. After a stellar four-year career at Georgia Tech, Walker is making the short move to Flowery Branch and says he couldn't be happier about it. Walker spoke with The Times sports editor Brent Holloway recently about his hometown celebrity status, what he's doing to get better during his down time and his addiction to video games.

July 13, 2009 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons


Meet the rookies: Adkins happy to represent 'The U'

For 14 consecutive years the University of Miami had at least one player drafted in the first round of the NFL draft, but that streak came to an end this year. In fact, the only member of the 2008 Hurricanes to get drafted was Spencer Adkins, who was selected in the sixth round by the Atlanta Falcons. Recently the linebacker sat down with Times sports reporter Jonathan Zopf to talk about life at "The U," why he chose to be a sociology major, and how the heat of Atlanta differs from Miami.

July 07, 2009 | Jonathan Zopf | Atlanta Falcons


Meet the rookies: Reynolds meets challenges with simple advice from dad

At 6-foot-8, Garrett Reynolds is accustomed to the view from above the crowd. But as a rookie on the Atlanta Falcons offensive line, he's finding himself looking up the depth chart for the first time since he was a freshman at North Carolina. The jolly giant who the Falcons picked in the fifth round of April's NFL draft spoke with The Times sports editor Brent Holloway recently about his background in football, the growth spurt that landed him a college scholarship, and his first Organized Team Activities with the Falcons.

June 30, 2009 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign sixth-round selection

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have signed their sixth-round draft choice, linebacker Spencer Adkins.

June 24, 2009 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Meet the rookies: Marist grad glad to be back in Atlanta

A two-sport star at Marist, William Middleton left high school with a state championship in football and baseball in his possession. After spending four years at Furman, Middleton is back in Atlanta playing for his hometown Falcons. Recently the fifth-round draft pick sat down with Times sports reporter Jonathan Zopf to talk about playing for his hometown team, giving up baseball and what it's like to be known as a small cornerback.

June 23, 2009 | Jonathan Zopf | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons young QB earning rave reviews from teammates

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan's Atlanta Falcons teammates say the quarterback will be even better in 2009 than he was when he won widespread acclaim as the NFL's offensive rookie of the year in 2008.

June 18, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign two draft picks and release two players

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons signed third round draft pick cornerback Christopher Owens and fifth round selection offensive tackle Garrett Reynolds on Tuesday. Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.

June 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Sidbury showing smarts, skill as a Falcon

Lawrence Sidbury made his name on the football field terrorizing quarterbacks as a defensive end at Richmond and blazing through the NFL combine with an impressive showing. But there's more to Sidbury than the sacks that propelled Richmond to an FCS National Championship in 2008 and the 40-yard dash times that made him a hot NFL commodity. The defensive end, who the Falcons picked in the fourth round of this year's draft, ran the 100-yard dash on Richmond's track team and has been an honor roll student since high school. Sidbury spoke with Times sports editor Brent ...

June 15, 2009 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons


Get to know rookie Chris Owens

Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith calls the battle between prospective starting cornerbacks one of the most competitive he's seen at voluntary workouts. In the middle of that battle is rookie Chris Owens, the former San Jose State standout who the Falcons selected in the third round of this year's draft. Last Wednesday, Owens sat down with Times sports reporter Jonathan Zopf to discuss how he got the nickname 'Flytrap", what he misses most about Los Angeles and how he thinks the Lakers will fare in the NBA Finals.

Q: You grew up in L.A. and weren ...

June 08, 2009 | | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta signs two draft picks

The Atlanta Falcons signed fifth round draft selection William Middleton and seventh round pick Vance Walker on Friday. Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Middleton a 5-11, 194-pounds cornerback was the first of two draft picks (138th overall) for the Falcons in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft.

June 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


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Falcons lose starting center Konz for remainder of season

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have placed center Peter Konz on injured reserve with a left knee injury, dealing their battered offensive line another devastating blow.

October 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


No road remedy for Falcons in 29-7 loss to Ravens

BALTIMORE - With each passing week, the Atlanta Falcons - and their offense in particular - have become progressively worse.

October 19, 2014 | By David Ginsburg Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan, Falcons face tough Baltimore road test

BALTIMORE - Joe Flacco and Matt Ryan, the two best quarterbacks to come out of the 2008 draft, see more of each other on the dinner circuit than on the football field.

October 18, 2014 | By David Ginsburg Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta's top receivers unhappy with own performances

Nobody expected Julio Jones and Roddy White to be a weak link in the Atlanta Falcons' offense.

October 16, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons mired in slump because of weak finishes

Finishing strong is the ultimate goal for any football player.

October 15, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons in big trouble after 3rd straight loss

The Atlanta Falcons have put themselves in quite a bind. Now, even though coach Mike Smith says nothing is off the table, don't look for a bunch of major changes.

October 13, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Home not so sweet: Falcons lose third straight, 27-13 to Bears

ATLANTA - If there was ever a must-win game in October, this was it for the Atlanta Falcons.

October 12, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta taking on Hester's old team

ATLANTA - Devin Hester danced around the question, knowing that everyone wonders what he thinks - really thinks - about former teammate Jay Cutler.

October 12, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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