FLOWERY BRANCH - Lingering symptoms from a concussion have forced rookie linebacker Robert James to be shut down for the season by the Atlanta Falcons.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Jamaal Anderson is willing to talk about his expectations for 2008.
Matt Ryan is the new face of the Atlanta Falcons. With a six-year, $72 million contract signed, it seems that the Falcons believe that this could be the quarterback to bring a consistency never achieved in franchise history.
ATLANTA - During the first days of training camp last year, Lawyer Milloy knew Bobby Petrino wouldn't last long as a head coach in the NFL.
ATLANTA - As a Bon Jovi hit from the 1980s played over the public address system at the Georgia Dome, Atlanta Falcons fans got access to the players that doesn't come too often.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Chris Redman already pulled off the improbable, going from insurance salesman to starting NFL quarterback.
HOSCHTON – The first scrimmage of the year provided little to no answer for who will be the starting quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons on opening day.
HOSCHTON - The field at Mill Creek High has seen its fair share of great athletes, but nothing like Friday night when the Atlanta Falcons strapped on the pads and helmets for their first live scrimmage of the season.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Roddy White has just one regret about the "Free Mike Vick" T-shirt he wore under his game jersey last year.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons welcomed Grady Jackson back to their training table on Tuesday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Long after he left school, Emmitt Thomas remained a student.
FLOWERY BRANCH - From a small high school to a small college came a small guy with a small chance.
Atlanta Falcons rookie running back Thomas Brown already has a following. The Tucker native and University of Georgia graduate is a fan favorite in Flowery Branch.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Jason Elam is still getting used to the uniform. The red jersey. The black helmet with the Falcons logo on each side.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The wait is nearly over for Michael Turner.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons don't know if they'll be facing Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers on Sunday.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Steven Jackson says running the ball in the NFL requires patience and commitment.
LONDON - London is getting its first NFL day game, creating a new morning time slot for viewers in the United States.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith knows the value of a strong finish, even in a dismal season such as this one.
TORONTO - Falcons safety William Moore looked into the crowd in Toronto and began wondering whether he was back home in Atlanta.
LONDON - The NFL has announced the dates of its three regular-season games in London next year, with the Dallas Cowboys playing the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 10 on Nov. 9.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Terren Jones said Wednesday it will feel like another preseason game with the Falcons if he plays against the Bills on Sunday.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons have sole claim to the NFC's worst record at 2-9, a dramatic decline for a team which owned the conference's best mark one year ago.
NEW YORK - The NFL has switched the Carolina Panthers' game at New Orleans against the Saints on Dec. 8 from early afternoon to an 8:30 ET kickoff on NBC's "Sunday Night Football."
ATLANTA - After four embarrassing weeks, the Atlanta Falcons were finally competitive.
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