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Falcons facing lofty expectations

ATLANTA - The Falcons have one of the NFL's rising stars at general manager, a coach coming off a brilliant rookie season and a young quarterback who looks as though he'll be the starter for the next decade or so.

September 09, 2009 | BY PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign Shockley to practice squad

ATLANTA - Quarterback D.J. Shockley, Atlanta's seventh-round draft pick in 2006, defensive tackle Vance Walker, a seventh-round draft pick this year, are among eight players signed to the Falcons' practice squad.

September 06, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons make final roster cuts

The Atlanta Falcons released 13 players Saturday to reach the NFL's mandatory 53-man roster limit.

September 05, 2009 | From staff, wire reports | Atlanta Falcons


Tough decisions looms for Falcons

ATLANTA - The Falcons took care of the easier decisions Friday, releasing seven players less than 24 hours after their final preseason game.

September 05, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons end preseason with a loss

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan played one series for the Atlanta Falcons. Most of Baltimore's starters didn't even bother suiting up.

September 03, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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


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Sean Renfree overshadows Grossman in backup QB battle as Falcons close preseason, edge Ravens 20-19

ATLANTA - Sean Renfree threw a touchdown pass and led another scoring drive to overshadow the preseason debut of Rex Grossman as the Atlanta Falcons held ...

September 03, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons to play without Matthews, Reed in final preseason game

FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Dan Quinn is hoping the Atlanta Falcons' list of injuries doesn't get any longer.

September 01, 2015 | George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons’ offense remains unsettled, battles continue for starting jobs at key spots

The Atlanta Falcons' most glaring unanswered questions are on offense as they began a short practice week before their final preseason game against Baltimore on ...

August 31, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons trim roster to 76 by cutting 13 players

The Atlanta Falcons have trimmed their roster to 76 players by cutting 13, including running back Michael Ford and tight end Mickey Shuler.

August 31, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons final drive comes up short, lose preseason game to Dolphins 13-9

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.- Ryan Tannehill threw for 145 yards in less than a half despite working behind a makeshift offensive line, and the Miami Dolphins ...

August 29, 2015 | Steven Wine Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons, Julio Jones agree on new 5-year contract

The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a $71.25 million, five-year contract extension with Julio Jones on Saturday that compares favorably with recent deals paid to ...

August 29, 2015 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Wide receiver looks like Atlanta Falcons’ deepest position heading into season

Like all NFL teams, the Atlanta Falcons have some worrisome positions.

August 27, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


After suspension, Atlanta Falcons’ McKay reinstated to NFL Competition Committee

Atlanta Falcons team president Rich McKay has been reinstated as chairman of the NFL's powerful Competition Committee, the league said Thursday, after a nearly ...

August 27, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons sign journeyman quarterback Rex Grossman

The Atlanta Falcons have signed Rex Grossman to compete for the backup quarterback job behind Matt Ryan.

August 26, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons give Rex Grossman tryout at quarterback

ATLANTA - Rex Grossman, who hasn't taken a snap in an NFL game since 2011, could soon join the competition to be the backup for ...

August 25, 2015 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta’s new stadium will be named after Mercedes-Benz; $1.4 billion facility to open in 2017

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons will share a stadium name with their biggest rival.

August 24, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White set to have minor elbow surgery

ATLANTA - Roddy White will undergo a minor surgical procedure on his right elbow, Atlanta coach Dan Quinn announced Sunday, thought the long-time Falcons receiver should ...

August 23, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan, Falcons starters sharp early in 30-22 loss to Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Matt Ryan was sharp for the second straight preseason game, leading Atlanta to touchdowns in both of his series in the ...

August 21, 2015 | | Atlanta Falcons


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