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Falcons rookie negotiations ongoing

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are still negotiating with two draft picks after signing linebacker Robert James to a four-year contract.

July 20, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign rookie linebacker

The Atlanta Falcons signed fifth round (138th overall) draft selection, linebacker Robert James on Tuesday to a four-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

July 19, 2008 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Douglas trying to help out his hometown team

Jonesboro native Harry Douglas grew up cheering for the Falcons and looking up to players like Andre Rison. Now suiting up in the same colors as his former football idols, Douglas impressed coaches in the team's post-draft workouts, and the 23-year-old wide receiver is battling for the No. 3 spot on the depth chart behind starters Roddy White and Laurent Robinson. As part of a series introducing the Falcons rookies, Douglas spoke with Times sports editor Brent Holloway about adjusting to the NFL - with some help from another Georgia native - and about his aspirations for a career after football.

July 17, 2008 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons


Michael Vick files for bankruptcy

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Suspended and imprisoned NFL quarterback Michael Vick filed for bankruptcy protection Monday - a move designed to allow him to hold his real estate and other assets before a former agent begins collecting on a recent court judgment.

July 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons announce training camp schedule

The Atlanta Falcons will be back in Flowery Branch before the month is finished.

July 12, 2008 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Fontenot enjoying 'competitive bond'

Even though he started every game he played in at the University of Arizona, Wilrey Fontenot lived in the shadow of Antoine Cason, a first-round draft pick in April's NFL draft. But he didn't let himself slip through the cracks. By taking advantage of the extra opportunities he got on Saturdays, Fontenot proved he could handle being tested and finished his Wildcat career with seven interceptions and more than 170 tackles. The Falcons took him in the seventh round, and during the team's June OTA workouts, Fontenot spoke with Times sports editor Brent Holloway about adjusting to ...

July 10, 2008 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons


Getting to Know: Robert James

At 16-years-old, Robert James was an unhappy cornerback at Maryvale High School in Glendale, Ariz.. In fact, he was so disgruntled he almost walked away from the game during his junior year. But eventually he learned to embrace the defensive side of the ball, and sticking with it has paid off. A fifth-round pick in April's NFL draft, James is now fighting for a spot on the Atlanta Falcons depth chart. He spoke with Times sports editor Brent Holloway recently about his football history, overcoming concussion migraines and his family in Mississippi.

July 03, 2008 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign Biermann

FLOWERY BRANCH – The Atlanta Falcons today signed fifth round (154th overall) draft selection, defensive end Kroy Biermann to a four-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Biermann, 6-3, 241 pounds, played in 52 career games at the University of Montana and totaled 220 tackles, 32 sacks (the second most in school history), 45 tackles for loss, nine forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries.

June 30, 2008 | For The Times | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons release Datish

ATLANTA - For the second time in seven days, the Atlanta Falcons are cutting loose a recent draft pick.

June 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Hardin's hero happy in Atlanta

When the call finally came, everyone got quiet.

June 27, 2008 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons


New man in the middle?

Even as a 10-year-old, Curtis Lofton knew that football came easier to him than it did to most people. But coming out of a small town in Oklahoma, he had to convince others of what he already knew. As part of an ongoing series introducing this year's Falcons rookie class, Lofton spoke with Times sports editor Brent Holloway last week about his hometown, the grandmother who raised him and what he's learning as an NFL linebacker.

June 24, 2008 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons reserve safety charged with DUI

ATLANTA - Atlanta Falcons reserve safety Daren Stone has been arrested on a drunken-driving charge.

June 24, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Mularkey content with Falcons role

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Mularkey has found some comfort with the Atlanta Falcons.

June 24, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Holloway: New regime drafting good players and people

The news of the latest Atlanta Falcon behaving badly came out yesterday. Second-year reserve safety Daren Stone was arrested on a drunk driving charge over the weekend, just a few weeks after starting linebacker Michael Boley was jailed on misdemeanor battery charges when his wife told police that he "became physical with her" during an argument.

June 24, 2008 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons


Former Georgia running back signed to Falcons squad

FLOWERY BRANCH – The Atlanta Falcons today signed sixth round draft pick running back Thomas Brown from Georgia. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.Brown, 5-8, 204 pounds, finished his career at Georgia ranked fifth in school history in the rushing department with 2,646 yards on 529 rushing attempts. Brown's all-purpose total of 3,767 yards is the fourth-best all-time mark in Georgia annals. In his final season in Athens, Ga. last year, he appeared in 10 games, recording 779 rushing yards with a career-high 10 touchdowns scored. Brown earned SEC Player of the Week honors against ...

June 24, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Falcons' Peters relieved to be back in practice

Corey Peters battled doubts about his future in the NFL after he tore his Achilles tendon late last season.

August 19, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons shift Matthews to left tackle for Baker

When the Atlanta Falcons drafted Jake Matthews, they figured he would take over at left tackle someday.

August 18, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons lose LT Baker for entire season

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons' revamped offensive line took a major setback Sunday when left tackle Sam Baker was ruled out for the year after injuring his right knee in a preseason game.

August 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' line takes a hit with Baker injury

HOUSTON - The Atlanta Falcons' focus this offseason was to improve an offensive line that was among the worst in the league last year.

August 17, 2014 | By Chris Duncan Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Texans, with Watt and Clowney, await Falcons

HOUSTON - J.J. Watt feels as if he gets asked about playing with Jadeveon Clowney every day.

August 15, 2014 | By Chris Duncan Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, Texans mix it up in combined practice

HOUSTON - For Brian Cushing, there's no substitute to being on the field.

August 13, 2014 | Charles Duncan Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Soliai, Jackson bring size to Falcons D-line

The mandate came from the top of the Atlanta Falcons' chain of command when the offseason began.

August 12, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons rookie Matthews impresses Smith in debut

Jake Matthews' first live NFL action gives Atlanta coach Mike Smith reason to think the No. 6 overall draft pick has potential to become an elite player.

August 09, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan sharp on early TD drive in Falcons' 16-10 win against Dolphins

ATLANTA - Atlanta's Matt Ryan and Miami's Ryan Tannehill showed how starting quarterbacks should handle preseason openers.

August 08, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons ready for first preseason game against Dolphins

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons hope to find clarity in the competition to determine quarterback Matt Ryan's backup in Friday night's preseason opener against the Miami Dolphins.

August 07, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons lose rookie LB Spruill for season with knee injury

Atlanta Falcons rookie linebacker Marquis Spruill will miss the season with a left knee injury.

August 07, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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