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Ryan, Turner lead Falcons past Chargers

SAN DIEGO - It's all but over for the star-studded San Diego Chargers, who were done in Sunday by a rookie quarterback, a rookie head coach and a former teammate.

December 08, 2008 | By Bernie Wilson The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Abraham promises to be in lineup in San Diego

FLOWERY BRANCH - No worries for John Abraham, even though the Falcons' three-time Pro Bowl defensive end didn't return after sustaining a mild concussion in last week's win over Carolina.

December 06, 2008 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Out of LT's shadows, Turner shines for Atlanta

ATLANTA - Growing up on the tough streets of North Chicago, Michael Turner learned a thing or two about staying locked on a goal.

December 05, 2008 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Jenkins thinks the future is bright for the Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - Michael Jenkins believes the Atlanta Falcons have only begun to show what they can accomplish.

December 04, 2008 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons extend pair of contracts

Atlanta extended the contracts of wide receiver Michael Jenkins and defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux on Tuesday.

December 04, 2008 | | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons smitten with Smitty

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith isn't about to change his routine with the Atlanta Falcons.

In his first year as a head football coach on any level, Smith told his players in September that they could stay home and rest on the day after a victory.

December 03, 2008 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Big back, rookie speedster push Falcons past Carolina

ATLANTA - Michael Turner handled the power game, lowering his head and ramming into would-be tacklers time after time. Harry Douglas turned up the speed, finishing off Carolina with an electrifying dash to the end zone.

December 02, 2008 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan not playng like a rookie

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It took two exhibitions for the Atlanta Falcons to decide that Matt Ryan would be their quarterback.

It didn't matter that Ryan was a rookie fresh out of Boston College, and that rookie quarterbacks often need a period of adjustment to the NFL.

November 30, 2008 | By Stan Olson McClatchy Newspapers | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons looking to stay in the playoff picture

ATLANTA - The Carolina Panthers have a chance to deliver a knockout blow to one of their rivals in the NFC South. They don't want to pass it up.

November 30, 2008 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Weiner playing through pain for Falcons

ATLANTA - Todd Weiner walks methodically from the training room before slowly easing his 300-pound frame onto a small wooden stool in front of his locker.

November 24, 2008 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons waive former Bulldog Miller

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday waived defensive end Brandon Miller and signed wide receiver Eric Weems from the practice squad to the active roster.Weems, 5-foot-9, 191 pounds, has spent the first 11 weeks of the 2008 campaign on the Falcons practice squad. Last season, he was signed by Atlanta as a rookie free agent and competed on the team's practice squad through the first 16 games. Weems saw his first NFL action in the 2007 season finale against the Seattle Seahawks at the Georgia Dome.

Miller was originally signed by the Falcons as a rookie free ...

November 23, 2008 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Finally focused, White is showing his talent

FLOWERY BRANCH - Roddy White was kicking himself after the game. Sure, it would have been a tough catch, but it shows just how far he's come that everyone expected him to make it.

November 23, 2008 | BY PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta has no time to waste

FLOWERY BRANCH - The first home loss of the season for Michael Turner and the Atlanta Falcons provided a painful reminder of how quickly they can fall behind in the tough NFC South.

November 21, 2008 | BY CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Broncos rally to hand Atlanta first home loss of the season

ATLANTA - The Denver Broncos have come up with all sorts of ways to deal with their injuries, from starting a player on both sides of the line to relying on a guy with plenty of baggage.

November 20, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons notebook: White blames himself for loss

ATLANTA - Roddy White could have been the hero for the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

November 20, 2008 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Stripers responding to the shallow water

Lake Lanier's water has only dropped to 1,070.48 or .52 feet below a full pool of 1,071.

July 31, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons happy to have healthy Julio at WR

FLOWERY BRANCH - Julio Jones describes his second return from right foot surgery as "a work in progress."

July 31, 2014 | George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' lineman Peria Jerry announces retirement

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Peria Jerry has decided to retire from the NFL, coach Mike Smith said on Thursday.

July 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Hageman learning from Nolan, veterans

Ra'Shede Hageman's athletic experience features plenty of variety, but that doesn't mean the Atlanta Falcons rookie defensive end is getting ahead of himself at training camp in Flowery Branch.

July 29, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons rookie LB Shembo pushing for starting job

The Falcons were given the unusual go-ahead to tackle to the ground on the first day of full pads in training camp, and even rookie Prince Shembo could see that players were too excited to finally be hitting.

July 28, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons want big improvement from guys up front

FLOWERY BRANCH - Through the first two days of training camp, the Atlanta Falcons look just fine along the offensive line.

July 26, 2014 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons open training camp with 'sense of urgency'

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons won't be easing their way into this season.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons release wide receiver Johnson

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have waived wide receiver Darius Johnson.

July 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, WR White agree to 4-year extension

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a four-year extension with receiver Roddy White on the eve of training camp on Thursday.

July 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons coach Smith wants 'bigger and stronger' team

ATLANTA - Mike Smith didn't like seeing the Atlanta Falcons pushed around in 2013.

July 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign former Colts linebacker Angerer

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have added depth and experience at linebacker by signing former Colts starter Pat Angerer.

July 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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