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Falcons extend pair of contracts

Atlanta extended the contracts of wide receiver Michael Jenkins and defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux on Tuesday.

December 04, 2008 | | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons smitten with Smitty

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith isn't about to change his routine with the Atlanta Falcons.

In his first year as a head football coach on any level, Smith told his players in September that they could stay home and rest on the day after a victory.

December 03, 2008 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Big back, rookie speedster push Falcons past Carolina

ATLANTA - Michael Turner handled the power game, lowering his head and ramming into would-be tacklers time after time. Harry Douglas turned up the speed, finishing off Carolina with an electrifying dash to the end zone.

December 02, 2008 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan not playng like a rookie

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It took two exhibitions for the Atlanta Falcons to decide that Matt Ryan would be their quarterback.

It didn't matter that Ryan was a rookie fresh out of Boston College, and that rookie quarterbacks often need a period of adjustment to the NFL.

November 30, 2008 | By Stan Olson McClatchy Newspapers | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons looking to stay in the playoff picture

ATLANTA - The Carolina Panthers have a chance to deliver a knockout blow to one of their rivals in the NFC South. They don't want to pass it up.

November 30, 2008 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Weiner playing through pain for Falcons

ATLANTA - Todd Weiner walks methodically from the training room before slowly easing his 300-pound frame onto a small wooden stool in front of his locker.

November 24, 2008 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons waive former Bulldog Miller

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday waived defensive end Brandon Miller and signed wide receiver Eric Weems from the practice squad to the active roster.Weems, 5-foot-9, 191 pounds, has spent the first 11 weeks of the 2008 campaign on the Falcons practice squad. Last season, he was signed by Atlanta as a rookie free agent and competed on the team's practice squad through the first 16 games. Weems saw his first NFL action in the 2007 season finale against the Seattle Seahawks at the Georgia Dome.

Miller was originally signed by the Falcons as a rookie free ...

November 23, 2008 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Finally focused, White is showing his talent

FLOWERY BRANCH - Roddy White was kicking himself after the game. Sure, it would have been a tough catch, but it shows just how far he's come that everyone expected him to make it.

November 23, 2008 | BY PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta has no time to waste

FLOWERY BRANCH - The first home loss of the season for Michael Turner and the Atlanta Falcons provided a painful reminder of how quickly they can fall behind in the tough NFC South.

November 21, 2008 | BY CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons notebook: White blames himself for loss

ATLANTA - Roddy White could have been the hero for the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

November 20, 2008 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Broncos rally to hand Atlanta first home loss of the season

ATLANTA - The Denver Broncos have come up with all sorts of ways to deal with their injuries, from starting a player on both sides of the line to relying on a guy with plenty of baggage.

November 20, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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


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Falcons lose starting center Konz for remainder of season

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have placed center Peter Konz on injured reserve with a left knee injury, dealing their battered offensive line another devastating blow.

October 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


No road remedy for Falcons in 29-7 loss to Ravens

BALTIMORE - With each passing week, the Atlanta Falcons - and their offense in particular - have become progressively worse.

October 19, 2014 | By David Ginsburg Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan, Falcons face tough Baltimore road test

BALTIMORE - Joe Flacco and Matt Ryan, the two best quarterbacks to come out of the 2008 draft, see more of each other on the dinner circuit than on the football field.

October 18, 2014 | By David Ginsburg Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta's top receivers unhappy with own performances

Nobody expected Julio Jones and Roddy White to be a weak link in the Atlanta Falcons' offense.

October 16, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons mired in slump because of weak finishes

Finishing strong is the ultimate goal for any football player.

October 15, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons in big trouble after 3rd straight loss

The Atlanta Falcons have put themselves in quite a bind. Now, even though coach Mike Smith says nothing is off the table, don't look for a bunch of major changes.

October 13, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Home not so sweet: Falcons lose third straight, 27-13 to Bears

ATLANTA - If there was ever a must-win game in October, this was it for the Atlanta Falcons.

October 12, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta taking on Hester's old team

ATLANTA - Devin Hester danced around the question, knowing that everyone wonders what he thinks - really thinks - about former teammate Jay Cutler.

October 12, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Antone Smith earns bigger role with 4 TDs

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Only two NFL running backs have more touchdowns than Atlanta's Antone Smith.

October 09, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons face must-win in rare home game

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are back in familiar surroundings for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears.

October 08, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign WR Martino from practice squad

The Atlanta Falcons have signed wide receiver Freddie Martino from their practice squad to the active roster.

October 07, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, Ryan still struggling in the red zone

FLOWERY BRANCH - Quarterback Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons have improved their red zone efficiency, statistically speaking, from last year.

October 06, 2014 | George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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