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Falcons' Weiner retires

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Atlanta Falcons offensive tackle Todd Weiner has announced his retirement from the National Football League. Weiner competed in the league for 11 seasons with the Falcons (2002-08) and Seattle Seahawks (1998-2001).

"I want to thank (Owner & CEO) Arthur Blank, (general manager) Thomas Dimitroff and coach (Mike) Smith for the opportunities they gave me to play here," Weiner said. "The Falcons are a first-class organization and due to the positive experiences my family and I have had here in Atlanta, we will continue to live and be active members of this community."

February 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Former Falcons DT Dronett found dead

ATLANTA - Shane Dronett, who played 10 years in the NFL and started every game for the Atlanta Falcons' 1998 Super Bowl team, was found dead at his home on Wednesday. He was 38.

January 21, 2009 | BY CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Captain Ryan looks to '09

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith says Matt Ryan's rookie honors grow more prestigious all the time.

Pro Bowl alternate? Smith was impressed.

January 05, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Zopf: Falcons' fans deserved another home game

ATLANTA-For four minutes the atmosphere in the Georgia Dome was anything short of euphoric.

January 05, 2009 | Jonathan Zopf | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Smith is NFL coach of the year

NEW YORK - Mike Smith and Tony Sparano performed so brilliantly as rookie head coaches it was almost impossible to separate them.

Atlanta's Smith edged Miami's Sparano by one vote Sunday for The Associated Press 2008 NFL Coach of the Year award.

January 04, 2009 | By Barry Wilner AP Football Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons playing for division title

ATLANTA - With an unexpected prize already in hand, the Atlanta Falcons have even more within grasp when they meet the St. Louis Rams today.

January 04, 2009 | BY CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Warner, defense lead Arizona past Atlanta

GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Arizona Cardinals have consecutive home playoff victories - 61 years apart.

January 04, 2009 | By Bob Baum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan proves to be a rookie after all

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Atlanta's Matt Ryan opened the regular season by throwing for a touchdown on his first pass.

January 04, 2009 | By Andrew Bagnato The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons are 'right back we're they belong'

FLOWERY BRANCH - Keith Brooking will be in the Georgia Dome several hours before the Falcons' 1 p.m. kickoff with St. Louis, so the five-time Pro Bowl linebacker won't see all the fans flocking to his team's regular season finale.

January 03, 2009 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, Cardinals battle in matchup of surprising playoff teams

GLENDALE, Ariz. - One staged a remarkable one-season turnaround with a smooth, efficient rookie at the controls. The other emerged from a legacy of losing behind the ageless arm of a gunslinging veteran.

January 02, 2009 | BY BOB BAUM The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons have had a season's worth of turning points

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith believes it's too early for the Atlanta Falcons to reflect on defying expectations and making the playoffs.

January 02, 2009 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Success based on 'sum of all the parts'

FLOWERY BRANCH - Anyone who wants Thomas Dimitroff to respond to suggestions he's an NFL version of cartoon "Boy Genius" Jimmy Neutron can forget it.

January 02, 2009 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' run game could derail Arizona in the playoffs

GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Atlanta Falcons can run away with a wild card victory over Arizona on Saturday, if regular-season history means anything.

January 01, 2009 | By Bob Baum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons notebook: Milloy not planning on missing another game

ATLANTA - Lawyer Milloy hasn't missed consecutive games since Week 6 of 2004.

January 01, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Van Note: 'Everyone deserves credit' for Falcons' success

Falcons' fans everywhere are excited about and shocked by the remarkable turnaround that the team has experienced this season. After dragging through a 4-12 season last year, on in which Atlanta's franchise quarterback was imprisoned on federal dogfighting charges and its coach left for the University of Arkansas with three games to go on the schedule, Atlanta was poised to spend the next few years mired in mediocrity. But the franchise bounced back and finished the 2--8 regular season 11-5 and received a wild card spot in the NFC playoffs where it will take on the Arizona Cardinals at ...

January 01, 2009 | Jonathan Zopf | Atlanta Falcons


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Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank says failure to admit mistakes hurt New England Patriots

ATLANTA - Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Thursday there is a "general feeling" that the Patriots' failure to acknowledge mistakes added to the punishment they received for deflating footballs.

May 14, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons pick up pace of minicamp under Quinn

FLOWERY BRANCH - Justin Hardy doesn't know yet where he will fit in with the Atlanta Falcons. He's learning that whomever the team deploys next fall had better be ready to work quickly.

May 09, 2015 | Matt Winklejohn Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons coach Quinn impressed with Vic Beasley's quickness

FLOWERY BRANCH - New Falcons coach Dan Quinn isn't surprised how Vic Beasley stands out among the team's rookie class.

May 08, 2015 | George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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