FLOWERY BRANCH - Everything was in place for Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff. The 41-year-old whiz of talent evaluation had the third overall pick, four picks in the top 48, six in the top 100, and 11 picks overall in this weekend's NFL draft. Even given that the rest of the roster is in relative shambles, a first-year GM could hardly ask for a better opportunity to put his mark on ...
Not that Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff could care less what a bunch of sportswriters, TV personalities and sports radio jocks have to say, but the message was clear at Wednesday's team-sponsored "Massive Media Mock Draft." If Glenn Dorsey isn't available at No. 3, trade the pick.
The Falcons will be holding their first "Massive Media Mock" draft today beginning at 10:30 a.m. The event will be aired live via webcast.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Thomas Dimitroff faces a crucial decision Saturday with the Atlanta Falcons holding the third pick in the NFL draft.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Think playing quarterback is tough?
FLOWERY BRANCH - Brian VanGorder might spend several seasons as the Atlanta Falcons' defensive coordinator.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith's first post-practice news conference on Monday lasted 10 minutes and didn't include any questions about Michael Vick.
ATLANTA - A three-day minicamp next week will provide new Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith and general manager Thomas Dimitroff a pre-draft look at their veteran players in practice situations.
Atlanta Falcons linebacker Michael Boley signed a tender offer from the team today.
The Atlanta Falcons were awarded an extra pick in the NFL draft Monday, receiving a third-round selection as compensation for their free agent losses last season.
The Atlanta Falcons on Monday retained the exclusive rights for defensive tackle Montavious Stanley. Last season, Stanley totaled 35 tackles and two fumble recoveries in his first year with the Falcons after being signed as a free agent in Aug. 2007.
The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with record-setting kicker Jason Elam, who is leaving Denver after 15 seasons with the Broncos.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons today traded cornerback DeAngelo Hall to the Oakland Raiders for a second round selection in the 2008 NFL Draft and a future fifth round pick in 2009.
FLOWERY BRANCH sss- After cutting Alge Crumpler, the Atlanta Falcons signed former Georgia tight end Jason Rader on Friday.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons re-signed quarterback Joey Harrington only one week after cutting the six-year veteran.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have signed four NFL draft picks, including defensive ends Malliciah Goodman and Stansly Maponga.
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