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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


Atlanta Falcons: Redman stays ready

FLOWERY BRANCH - As a resident of the nearby Lake Lanier Islands, Chris Redman has shown Matt Ryan the right way to fish in fresh water.

August 25, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' RB likes team makeup this season

FLOWERY BRANCH - No player carried the ball more than Michael Turner last season and no NFC team ran more than the Atlanta Falcons.

August 24, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons notch first preseason win

ST. LOUIS - Atlanta Falcons starters were flawless. St. Louis Rams starters had no answer, even against the second-stringers.

August 21, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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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


Return specialist Devin Hester still looking for ways to help Atlanta Falcons as playmaking receiver

Devin Hester didn't sound exactly thrilled when he arrived for the start of his second training camp with the Atlanta Falcons.

August 18, 2015 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


After brutal beating last 2 seasons, Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan looks to show mobility in 2015

Matt Ryan has no plans to become a running quarterback.

August 17, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons starters solid in limited showing, beat Titans 31-24 in preseason opener

ATLANTA - Tennessee rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota, whose first two drives ended with an interception and a fumble, recovered to lead a touchdown drive in the ...

August 14, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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