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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


Smith impressed with Sidbury's sacks

FLOWERY BRANCH - Lawrence Sidbury says he wants to learn how to be a great NFL pass rusher.

August 27, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan excited to play more

FLOWERY BRANCH - This time last year, Matt Ryan was a wide-eyed rookie with a limited understanding on the NFL.

August 27, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons still ironing out defensive starters

FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Mike Smith is still waiting for two starters to win jobs on the left side of the Atlanta Falcons' defense.

August 25, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons: Redman stays ready

FLOWERY BRANCH - As a resident of the nearby Lake Lanier Islands, Chris Redman has shown Matt Ryan the right way to fish in fresh water.

August 25, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' RB likes team makeup this season

FLOWERY BRANCH - No player carried the ball more than Michael Turner last season and no NFC team ran more than the Atlanta Falcons.

August 24, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons notch first preseason win

ST. LOUIS - Atlanta Falcons starters were flawless. St. Louis Rams starters had no answer, even against the second-stringers.

August 21, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Lofton looking to lead at linebacker for Falcons

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.

August 19, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons still looking for starter to emerge

FLOWERY BRANCH - Chris Owens isn't kidding about the informational overload facing most NFL rookies.

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


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Falcons' free-agent plan may include keeping Julio Jones

ATLANTA - The Falcons' financially conservative approach to this year's free-agent signings may have been influenced by hopes of keeping star wide receiver Julio Jones from leaving next year.

March 24, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons sign tight ends Jacob Tamme, Tony Moeaki

Jacob Tamme found the bigger offensive role he was looking for in Atlanta, where the Falcons were seeking a veteran tight end a year after the retirement of Tony Gonzalez.

March 19, 2015 | Associated Press and wire reports | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons re-sign 2014 sacks leader Kroy Biermann

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed defensive end Kroy Biermann, who led the team in sacks last season.

March 18, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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