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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


Lofton looking to lead at linebacker for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - From the time the Atlanta Falcons made Tommy Nobis their first draft pick in 1966, the franchise has always had a long-term leader at linebacker.

August 19, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons still looking for starter to emerge

FLOWERY BRANCH - Chris Owens isn't kidding about the informational overload facing most NFL rookies.

August 18, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Injury leaves Falcons seeking special teamers

FLOWERY BRANCH - Eric Weems, a third-year reserve who played in six regular season games last year for the Atlanta Falcons, won't buy into the addage that NFL preseson games are boring.

August 17, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Late field goal beats Falcons in preseason opener

DETROIT - Matthew Stafford took his first snap as a pro and perfectly executed a play-action pass.

August 15, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Gonzalez getting it done in first camp with Atlanta

FLOWERY BRANCH - Tony Gonzalez is doing his best to get through another training camp.

August 13, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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