FLOWERY BRANCH - From the time the Atlanta Falcons made Tommy Nobis their first draft pick in 1966, the franchise has always had a long-term leader at linebacker.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Chris Owens isn't kidding about the informational overload facing most NFL rookies.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Eric Weems, a third-year reserve who played in six regular season games last year for the Atlanta Falcons, won't buy into the addage that NFL preseson games are boring.
DETROIT - Matthew Stafford took his first snap as a pro and perfectly executed a play-action pass.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Tony Gonzalez is doing his best to get through another training camp.
FLOWERY BRANCH - When Michael Turner arrived at training camp a year ago, he had to put all doubts out of his mind.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Jonathan Babineaux seized the opportunity to remind an impatient Peria Jerry about post-practice protocol in the NFL.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Roddy White practiced for the first time Monday as one of the highest-paid receivers in the NFL.
FLOWERY BRANCH - After holding out for the first week of training camp, receiver Roddy White agreed to a contract extension with the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday night.
SNELLVILLE, Ga. - Quarterback Matt Ryan doesn't know how the Atlanta Falcons will be without Roddy White, so he used a scrimmage Friday night to work with other receivers.
The Atlanta Falcons signed free agent wide receivers Marty Booker and Robert Ferguson, released wide receiver Bradon Godfrey and placed wide receiver Harry Douglas on injured reserve.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Rookie safety William Moore, the Atlanta Falcons' second-round pick from Missouri, is expected to miss two to four weeks following arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons' depth chart at wide receiver doesn't look much like coach Mike Smith planned.
The sound you might have heard coming from South Hall on Thursday was the first shoe dropping. Now, Falcons fans sit and wait for the other one.
FLOWERY BRANCH - An injury to Harry Douglas and the continued contract holdout by Roddy White have combined to make wide receiver a position of rising concern for the Atlanta Falcons.
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