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An unlikely candidate: Falcons CB Brent Grimes

FLOWERY BRANCH - From a small high school to a small college came a small guy with a small chance.

August 02, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons: Brown looking to show consistency

Atlanta Falcons rookie running back Thomas Brown already has a following. The Tucker native and University of Georgia graduate is a fan favorite in Flowery Branch.

August 01, 2008 | Bill Murphy | Atlanta Falcons


Elam at home with the Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - Jason Elam is still getting used to the uniform. The red jersey. The black helmet with the Falcons logo on each side.

August 01, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons: Turner ready to test shoulder

FLOWERY BRANCH - The wait is nearly over for Michael Turner.

August 01, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Joe Horn doesn't sound like he'll be a Falcon much longer

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Joe Horn can look at the depth chart and know he doesn't have much of a future with the Atlanta Falcons.

August 01, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Not your average 9 to 5: Pro football affords athletes a comfortable living, just not during camp

Linebackers call an audible to signify that Joe Horn is going in motion. The ball is snapped and play begins. Horn heads up field, stopping on a dime while going to his left, then diving to his right in an attempt to catch a Joey Harrington pass.

August 01, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons fans flock to first day of camp

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matthew Eichenblatt was like many fans who couldn't wait to see the Atlanta Falcons in person at training camp.

July 30, 2008 | Bill Murphy | Atlanta Falcons


Milner ready to earn starting spot

FLOWERY BRANCH - Martrez Milner was moving at real game speed during the opening day of Atlanta Falcons training camp Saturday in Flowery Branch. When the football came in the direction of the Falcons second-year tight end and West Hall High graduate, he latched onto the pass and darted toward the end zone like he was going for a touchdown.

July 30, 2008 | Bill Murphy | Atlanta Falcons


A complete guide to Falcons training camp

Since 2007 ended, the Falcons have gone out of their way to put the most tumultous year in franchise history in the rear view. The front office shakeup, the overhauled coaching staff, the purging of unhappy veterans and the drafting of what the franchise hopes will be the quarterback of tomorrow were all intended to make certain that the 2008 season marks the beginning of a new era.

July 30, 2008 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign second round pick

The Atlanta Falcons signed second round (37th overall) draft pick, linebacker Curtis Lofton Friday to a four-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Lofton, 6-foot-0, 248 pounds, logged 197 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, three interceptions and one sack in three seasons at the University of Oklahoma. His 157 tackles in 2007 tied for the seventh-best season total in school history and were the most by a Sooner since 1979. Lofton also earned first-team All-America honors from The NFL Draft Report, Football Writers Association of America, Sports Illustrated and The Sporting News last year. The Falcons ...

July 29, 2008 | | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign draft pick Baker

FLOWERY BRANCH – Atlanta Falcons first round (21st overall) draft selection, offensive lineman Sam Baker, has agreed to terms on a contract and will be present at the team's first training camp practice tomorrow morning.

July 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons make roster moves

FLOWERY BRANCH, GA – The Atlanta Falcons today signed offensive lineman Michael Butterworth, linebacker Coy Wire and cornerback Blue Adams. The Falcons also placed defensive tackle Trey Lewis on the active/non-football injury list, placed offensive tackle Renardo Foster on the active/physically unable to perform list, waived-injured offensive lineman Pat McCoy, reached an injury settlement with linebacker Travis Williams and waived cornerback Glenn Sharpe.

July 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons name Georgia Force head coach Doug Plank to coaching staff

Flowery Branch – The Atlanta Falcons today named Georgia Force head coach Doug Plank to the coaching staff. Plank will serve as a seasonal coaching assistant and will be assigned to special projects as well as keeping his current head coaching position with the Force."When you can add a coach of Doug Plank's caliber, it's going to strengthen your staff and we are excited to have him join us," said head coach Mike Smith. "Coach Plank is going to be a tremendous asset and we value his prior NFL experience as a member of the Chicago Bears and ...

July 27, 2008 | For The Times | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons ready to show franchise's makeover

FLOWERY BRANCH - Michael Vick was busted. Bobby Petrino was a bust.

July 23, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons release rookie Gonzalez

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan will be without former Boston College teammate Tony Gonzalez when the Atlanta Falcons open training camp this month.

July 23, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Falcons' lineman Peria Jerry announces retirement

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have announced that defensive tackle Peria Jerry, a first-round draft pick from Mississippi in 2009, has decided to retire.

July 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Hageman learning from Nolan, veterans

Ra'Shede Hageman's athletic experience features plenty of variety, but that doesn't mean the Atlanta Falcons rookie defensive end is getting ahead of himself at training camp in Flowery Branch.

July 29, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons rookie LB Shembo pushing for starting job

The Falcons were given the unusual go-ahead to tackle to the ground on the first day of full pads in training camp, and even rookie Prince Shembo could see that players were too excited to finally be hitting.

July 28, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons want big improvement from guys up front

FLOWERY BRANCH - Through the first two days of training camp, the Atlanta Falcons look just fine along the offensive line.

July 26, 2014 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons open training camp with 'sense of urgency'

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons won't be easing their way into this season.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons release wide receiver Johnson

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have waived wide receiver Darius Johnson.

July 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, WR White agree to 4-year extension

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a four-year extension with receiver Roddy White on the eve of training camp on Thursday.

July 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons coach Smith wants 'bigger and stronger' team

ATLANTA - Mike Smith didn't like seeing the Atlanta Falcons pushed around in 2013.

July 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign former Colts linebacker Angerer

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have added depth and experience at linebacker by signing former Colts starter Pat Angerer.

July 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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