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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


Developer pitches new Atlanta Falcons stadium

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have had "preliminary discussions" with a developer that wants to build a $1 billion retractable roof stadium at the sprawling site of a closed General Motors plant in suburban Atlanta, the team's president said Wednesday.

January 01, 2009 | By Greg Bluestein The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Wide receiver looks like Atlanta Falcons’ deepest position heading into season

Like all NFL teams, the Atlanta Falcons have some worrisome positions.

August 27, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


After suspension, Atlanta Falcons’ McKay reinstated to NFL Competition Committee

Atlanta Falcons team president Rich McKay has been reinstated as chairman of the NFL's powerful Competition Committee, the league said Thursday, after a nearly ...

August 27, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons sign journeyman quarterback Rex Grossman

The Atlanta Falcons have signed Rex Grossman to compete for the backup quarterback job behind Matt Ryan.

August 26, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons give Rex Grossman tryout at quarterback

ATLANTA - Rex Grossman, who hasn't taken a snap in an NFL game since 2011, could soon join the competition to be the backup for ...

August 25, 2015 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta’s new stadium will be named after Mercedes-Benz; $1.4 billion facility to open in 2017

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons will share a stadium name with their biggest rival.

August 24, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White set to have minor elbow surgery

ATLANTA - Roddy White will undergo a minor surgical procedure on his right elbow, Atlanta coach Dan Quinn announced Sunday, thought the long-time Falcons receiver should ...

August 23, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan, Falcons starters sharp early in 30-22 loss to Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Matt Ryan was sharp for the second straight preseason game, leading Atlanta to touchdowns in both of his series in the ...

August 21, 2015 | | Atlanta Falcons


Return specialist Devin Hester still looking for ways to help Atlanta Falcons as playmaking receiver

Devin Hester didn't sound exactly thrilled when he arrived for the start of his second training camp with the Atlanta Falcons.

August 18, 2015 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


After brutal beating last 2 seasons, Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan looks to show mobility in 2015

Matt Ryan has no plans to become a running quarterback.

August 17, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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