ATLANTA - Tom Dimitroff was hired as general manager of the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, leaving his job as director of scouting for the unbeaten New England Patriots.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons appear to be close to hiring New England Patriots director of college scouting Tom Dimitroff as their general manager, but no deal has been signed, a Falcons official said Saturday. "We're talking," Falcons spokesman Reggie Roberts said. "Do we have a signed contract, which indicates we have a general manager? We don't have one." Roberts, who confirmed the talks are with Dimitroff, ...
ATLANTA - Roddy White, whose breakout season was perhaps the best thing to happen to the Atlanta Falcons in an otherwise dreary 2007, will be a big part of some new coach's plans for 2008.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are interested in Southern California coach Pete Carroll for their head coaching job.
Multimillionaire Michael Vick - once the No. 1 overall draft pick in the NFL - is now inmate No. 33765-183 assigned to the federal prison camp in Leavenworth, Kan.
ATLANTA - Philadelphia general manager Tom Heckert interviewed Monday in the Atlanta Falcons' ongoing search to restructure their front office.
ATLANTA - Rich McKay signed a two-year contract extension Friday to remain the Atlanta Falcons' president, but will relinquish the general manager's duties.
ATLANTA - When Rich McKay put the finishing touches on his first draft class with the Atlanta Falcons, he had the makings of a Super Bowl contender. Four years later, the Falcons are in shambles - and McKay, the general manager once coveted by owner Arthur Blank, will no longer decide who's on the roster. "He will continue to work as our team president and help us ...
RICHMOND, Va. - Twenty-two of the 47 surviving pit bulls seized from suspended NFL star Michael Vick's dogfighting operation left Virginia on Wednesday for a new home in Utah. The animals took off from Richmond International Airport Wednesday morning on board a private chartered plane en route to Best Friends Animal Society, a no-kill sanctuary in Kanab, Utah. Wednesday's move completes the process of relocating the 47 ...
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons began training camp with Michael Vick's federal indictment for dogfighting hanging over their heads.
ATLANTA - Atlanta Falcons tight end Alge Crumpler wants to visit imprisoned quarterback Michael Vick soon.
ATLANTA - The Seattle Seahawks are expected to be watching the scoreboard as they wait to see if they'll host Washington, Minnesota or New Orleans in the playoffs. The Atlanta Falcons may be more interested in paying attention to the traffic reports, eager to leave town quickly following the end of a disastrous season packed with equal doses of losses and controversy. But what's the motivation for ...
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons proved that a season of hard knocks didn't break their will, while the Seattle Seahawks say a meaningless loss won't dim their hopes for a successful postseason. Chris Redman threw four touchdown passes, including two to Alge Crumpler, and the Falcons rode three fourth-quarter touchdowns to a 44-41 victory over the playoff-bound Seahawks on Sunday. Seattle coach Mike Holmgren rested quarterback Matt ...
FLOWERY BRANCH - Joey Harrington and Byron Leftwich both think they have a bright future in Atlanta.
ATLANTA - Mike Singletary would not elaborate Friday on his interest in pursuing the Atlanta Falcons head coach position for a second straight year. One year ago, Singletary - the San Francisco 49ers' assistant head coach - was a finalist in the Falcons' coach search. The Falcons instead hired Louisville coach Bobby Petrino, who this year quit after only 13 games to take the job at ...
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have signed four NFL draft picks, including defensive ends Malliciah Goodman and Stansly Maponga.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith tested Atlanta Falcons rookies with an overload of information in a short period of time.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Malliciah Goodman wasn't surprised to be asked about his long arms after his first practice with the Atlanta Falcons.
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