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Falcons sign first-round pick Jerry

The Atlanta Falcons today signed first round draft pick (24th overall) defensive tackle Peria Jerry. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

July 30, 2009 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons release Irons

The Atlanta Falcons waived cornerback David Irons on Tuesday.

July 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Former Falcon Bryan dies at age 47

COWETA, Okla. - Rick Bryan, an All-America defensive end at Oklahoma who played his entire NFL career with the Atlanta Falcons, has died. He was 47.

July 27, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons single-game tickets go on sale Saturday

Atlanta Falcons single-game ticket sales for the upcoming season begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The date coincides with the opening of the team's training camp in Flowery Branch.

July 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


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 Last year's hope of avoiding further catastrophe has been replaced by the expectation of success.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


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Falcons' Smith says job security not a concern

Coach Mike Smith isn't shying away from criticism as the Atlanta Falcons fall apart for the second straight year.

October 27, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons blow 21-0 halftime lead, fall to Lions in London on last-second FG

LONDON - Matthew Stafford engineered the drive and Matt Prater finished it off.

October 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons hopeful to stop losing skid against Lions in London

LONDON - It's a long flight to England, and it'll be an even longer flight back for whichever team loses at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

October 25, 2014 | By Chris Lehourites Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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


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