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Elam welcomes old team to Atlanta

ATLANTA - Before every game, Jason Elam envisions himself lining up for a game-winning field goal.

November 19, 2008 | BY PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Secondary ready for next test

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons were hands-on when it came to defending Drew Brees.

November 16, 2008 | BY PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons release Jennings, sign two

The Atlanta Falcons released wide receiver Adam Jennings, signed defensive end Brandon Miller from the practice squad to active roster and signed receiver Chandler Williams to the practice squad on Tuesday.

November 15, 2008 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan, defense lead Falcons over Saints

ATLANTA - When John Abraham wasn't bearing down on him, Drew Brees had to contend with all those pesky Atlanta defensive backs, constantly getting in the way of his throws.

November 13, 2008 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Holloway: Picture it, the playoffs

ATLANTA - Playoffs?! Don't talk about...playoffs? Are you kidding me?

November 13, 2008 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons notebook: Foxworth-led Falcons secondary frustrates Brees

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons stayed out of the DeAngelo Hall sweepstakes this week.

November 13, 2008 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons: Abraham making the most of fewer snaps

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith's plan for getting the most out of John Abraham at first caught the veteran defensive end by surprise.

November 12, 2008 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan drawing early praise

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan has enjoyed such a strong start to his rookie season, he's drawing comparisons from his coach to one of the league's top quarterbacks, Drew Brees.

November 12, 2008 | BY CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons notebook: Smith expects Baker to be back 'sooner rather than later'

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta coach Mike Smith says Falcons rookie left tackle Sam Baker is expected back this season after having lower back surgery last week.

November 09, 2008 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Fine at 5-3: Falcons have already exceeded expectations, last season's win total

ATLANTA - Don't blame the Atlanta Falcons for taking advantage of their bottom-feeding opportunities in the first half of the season.

November 07, 2008 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons silence Raiders

OAKLAND, Calif. - With Michael Vick in prison and Bobby Petrino fleeing town early, the Atlanta Falcons dealt with more than their fair share of troubles last season.

November 06, 2008 | BY JOSH DUBOW The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, Raiders heading in different directions

OAKLAND, Calif. - DeAngelo Hall is quickly becoming an old pro at handling off-field turmoil in the NFL.

November 05, 2008 | BY JOSH BUBOW The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons hope Milloy, Jackson can play against Raiders

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons can only hope nose tackle Grady Jackson and strong safety Lawyer Milloy are eligible to play at Oakland this weekend.

November 03, 2008 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons rookie Baker to have 'minor' back surgery

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons rookie offensive tackle Sam Baker will have surgery on his lower back on Thursday, leaving his status for the rest of the season uncertain.

November 02, 2008 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Gandy back with Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - Wayne Gandy is back for a second stint with the Atlanta Falcons.

November 02, 2008 | 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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