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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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Falcons linebackers Worrilow, Bartu embrace roles

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith has put a strong emphasis since the start of training camp on improving the team's run defense.

August 20, 2014 | BY GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Peters relieved to be back in practice

Corey Peters battled doubts about his future in the NFL after he tore his Achilles tendon late last season.

August 19, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons shift Matthews to left tackle for Baker

When the Atlanta Falcons drafted Jake Matthews, they figured he would take over at left tackle someday.

August 18, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons lose LT Baker for entire season

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons' revamped offensive line took a major setback Sunday when left tackle Sam Baker was ruled out for the year after injuring his right knee in a preseason game.

August 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' line takes a hit with Baker injury

HOUSTON - The Atlanta Falcons' focus this offseason was to improve an offensive line that was among the worst in the league last year.

August 17, 2014 | By Chris Duncan Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Texans, with Watt and Clowney, await Falcons

HOUSTON - J.J. Watt feels as if he gets asked about playing with Jadeveon Clowney every day.

August 15, 2014 | By Chris Duncan Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, Texans mix it up in combined practice

HOUSTON - For Brian Cushing, there's no substitute to being on the field.

August 13, 2014 | Charles Duncan Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Soliai, Jackson bring size to Falcons D-line

The mandate came from the top of the Atlanta Falcons' chain of command when the offseason began.

August 12, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons rookie Matthews impresses Smith in debut

Jake Matthews' first live NFL action gives Atlanta coach Mike Smith reason to think the No. 6 overall draft pick has potential to become an elite player.

August 09, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan sharp on early TD drive in Falcons' 16-10 win against Dolphins

ATLANTA - Atlanta's Matt Ryan and Miami's Ryan Tannehill showed how starting quarterbacks should handle preseason openers.

August 08, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons ready for first preseason game against Dolphins

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons hope to find clarity in the competition to determine quarterback Matt Ryan's backup in Friday night's preseason opener against the Miami Dolphins.

August 07, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons lose rookie LB Spruill for season with knee injury

Atlanta Falcons rookie linebacker Marquis Spruill will miss the season with a left knee injury.

August 07, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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