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Hill looking to get into game for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - Ten days after getting traded to the Atlanta Falcons, cornerback Tye Hill finally has an official name plate over his locker.

September 12, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Young Falcons' defense to be tested in season opener

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons traded experience for youth when they rebuilt their defense.

September 11, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan hoping to avoid sophomore slump

FLOWERY BRANCH - Tony Gonzalez knows something about sophomore slumps and says second-yard Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan is doing all the right things to avoid a letdown.

September 09, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons facing lofty expectations

ATLANTA - The Falcons have one of the NFL's rising stars at general manager, a coach coming off a brilliant rookie season and a young quarterback who looks as though he'll be the starter for the next decade or so.

September 09, 2009 | BY PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign Shockley to practice squad

ATLANTA - Quarterback D.J. Shockley, Atlanta's seventh-round draft pick in 2006, defensive tackle Vance Walker, a seventh-round draft pick this year, are among eight players signed to the Falcons' practice squad.

September 06, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons make final roster cuts

The Atlanta Falcons released 13 players Saturday to reach the NFL's mandatory 53-man roster limit.

September 05, 2009 | From staff, wire reports | Atlanta Falcons


Tough decisions looms for Falcons

ATLANTA - The Falcons took care of the easier decisions Friday, releasing seven players less than 24 hours after their final preseason game.

September 05, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons end preseason with a loss

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan played one series for the Atlanta Falcons. Most of Baltimore's starters didn't even bother suiting up.

September 03, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Newly acquired Hill hopes to stay healthy

ATLANTA - Dominique Foxworth is back home in Baltimore with a big contract and the former Atlanta defensive back is grateful the Falcons showed faith in him last year.

September 02, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Flaws hard to find with Falcons' QB

FLOWERY BRANCH - So, Matt Ryan, how does it feel to have an almost perfectly symmetrical face?

September 02, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons make roster cuts

The Atlanta Falcons released tight end Ben Hartsock, cornerback Von Hutchins and defensive end Willie Evans Tuesday.

Hartsock and Hutchins were signed as free agents by Atlanta last season. Hartsock competed in 11 contests while contributing with three receptions for 26 yards last year. Hutchins missed the 2008 campaign after being placed on injured reserve with a foot injury prior to the start of the regular season.

September 01, 2009 | From staff, wire reports | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons acquire help for secondary

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons acquired cornerback Tye Hill on Tuesday in a trade with the St. Louis Rams in exchange for an undisclosed 2010 draft selection.

Hill, 5-foot-10, 185 pounds, enters his fourth season in the NFL after being selected as a first round (15th overall) draft choice by the Rams in 2006. A starter in 21 of 28 career games played, he has totaled 94 tackles (79 solo), four interceptions, 15 passes defensed, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble.

September 01, 2009 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Smith says Falcons' defensive woes are 'correctable'

FLOWERY BRANCH - Safety Erik Coleman knew the Atlanta Falcons would grimace when they watched film Monday.

September 01, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons cut three to get down to 75 players

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have released defensive tackles Jason Jefferson and Tywain Myles and long snapper Robert Shiver.

August 30, 2009 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Redman's late TD toss gives Falcons win

ATLANTA - San Diego's Philip Rivers led touchdown drives in two of his three possessions in his first game since signing a contract extension, before the Atlanta Falcons' backups rallied to beat the Chargers 27-24 in an exhibition game Saturday night.

August 29, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Atlanta Falcons release WR Harry Douglas, OG Justin Blalock, DE Jonathan Massaquoi

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons released wide receiver Harry Douglas, starting offensive guard Justin Blalock and defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi on Friday, a day after cutting running back Steven Jackson.

February 27, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons release veteran RB Steven Jackson

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons on Thursday released running back Steven Jackson, who in two seasons with the team couldn't recapture his 1,000-yard form that made him one of the league's top backs with the Rams.

February 26, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign kicker Bryant to contract extension

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have signed kicker Matt Bryant to a contract extension.

February 25, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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