FLOWERY BRANCH - Brian VanGorder might spend several seasons as the Atlanta Falcons' defensive coordinator.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith's first post-practice news conference on Monday lasted 10 minutes and didn't include any questions about Michael Vick.
ATLANTA - A three-day minicamp next week will provide new Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith and general manager Thomas Dimitroff a pre-draft look at their veteran players in practice situations.
Atlanta Falcons linebacker Michael Boley signed a tender offer from the team today.
The Atlanta Falcons were awarded an extra pick in the NFL draft Monday, receiving a third-round selection as compensation for their free agent losses last season.
The Atlanta Falcons on Monday retained the exclusive rights for defensive tackle Montavious Stanley. Last season, Stanley totaled 35 tackles and two fumble recoveries in his first year with the Falcons after being signed as a free agent in Aug. 2007.
The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with record-setting kicker Jason Elam, who is leaving Denver after 15 seasons with the Broncos.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons today traded cornerback DeAngelo Hall to the Oakland Raiders for a second round selection in the 2008 NFL Draft and a future fifth round pick in 2009.
FLOWERY BRANCH sss- After cutting Alge Crumpler, the Atlanta Falcons signed former Georgia tight end Jason Rader on Friday.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons re-signed quarterback Joey Harrington only one week after cutting the six-year veteran.
The Atlanta Falcons continued their rebuilding process on Monday, signing free agents Alex Stepanovich and Tim Anderson. Stepanovich, a 6-4, 300-pound center, joins the Falcons after playing 12 games with four starts for the Cincinnati Bengals last season. He was drafted in 2004 by the Arizona Cardinals where he was a starter in his rookie season. Anderson, a 6-4, 304-pound defensive tackle, has 82 career tackles and one sack over a four-year span ...
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons signed free-agent defensive tackle Kindal Moorehead and two more defensive linemen on Friday.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons released quarterback Joey Harrington on Wednesday, leaving the team with only two quarterbacks as it prepares to address the position in the NFL draft.
The Associated Press ATLANTA - No matter how hard they tried to focus only on the future Monday, the Atlanta Falcons couldn't celebrate the additions of running back Michael Turner and three other free agents without paying due tribute to departed star Warrick Dunn. It was no surprise that the Falcons cut Dunn on Monday; the action was expected when Turner agreed to a six-year deal ...
ATLANTA - Michael Turner says he was won over by the Atlanta Falcons' aggressive efforts when he agreed to a six-year deal Sunday. "It was really the whole organization and what they're trying to do," Turner told The Associated Press on Sunday when asked what influenced his decision. "Everybody is fresh with a clean slate and trying to build things back up. ... I did ...
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons are giving rookies bigger roles, especially on defense, down the stretch of a lost season.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter isn't saying much about his recent interview with Boise State.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Roddy White says the Falcons' 10th loss was especially painful.
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon took a knee to catch his breath after his lumbering 71-yard interception return for a touchdown.
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.
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