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 ...
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons continued to court running back Michael Turner on Saturday while signing free-agent defensive backs Erik Coleman and Von Hutchins.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons backfield began to take shape Friday when the team re-signed quarterback Chris Redman and entertained free-agent running back Michael Turner.
INDIANAPOLIS - Overhearing an announcement that the Atlanta Falcons had called tails and won a coin flip to secure the third pick in the NFL draft, Matt Ryan interjected, "Tails never fails."
INDIANAPOLIS - The Atlanta Falcons won a coin toss for draft position on Friday, meaning they will pick third in the April 26 draft with Oakland fourth and Kansas City fifth.
FLOWERY BRANCH -- The Atlanta Falcons released four-time Pro Bowl tight end Alge Crumpler and six other players Friday in the first step of a major rebuilding job in the post-Michael Vick era.
MINNEAPOLIS - The NFL is asking federal court to vacate a judge's ruling allowing suspended quarterback Michael Vick to keep $16.5 million in bonuses. The NFL also wants to end the jurisdiction of U.S. District Judge David Doty over labor matters. Doty ruled earlier this month that the Atlanta Falcons would violate the NFL collective bargaining agreement if they tried to recover ...
ATLANTA - Alvin Reynolds, who previously worked with new Falcons coach Mike Smith in Jacksonville, has joined Smith's Atlanta staff as defensive backs coach.
ATLANTA - Former Georgia Southern defensive backs coach Joe Danna was named the Atlanta Falcons defensive quality control coach on Monday.
MINNEAPOLIS - Jailed quarterback Michael Vick can keep all but $3.75 million of the nearly $20 million in bonus money he received from the Atlanta Falcons following a ruling Monday by a federal judge.
FLOWERY BRANCH – Atlanta Falcons Assistant Head Coach Emmitt Thomas was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame today.
PHOENIX - Mike Smith faces plenty of challenges in his new job as coach of the Atlanta Falcons: finding a quarterback, beefing up the offensive and defensive lines, winning over a skeptical fan base still reeling from the Michael Vick debacle. But Friday, stopping by the Super Bowl media center for a meet-and-greet session, Smith's main obstacle was getting heard over a news conference for the NFL's gospel celebration, ...
ATLANTA - Former Georgia assistant coach Chris Scelfo is the latest addition to Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith's staff.
Fair Street elementary fifth- grader Jalaluddin Numanlia-wane was trying his best to show off his physical prowess Wednesday afternoon. Whether it was breaking out a set of 25 push-ups on the spot in front of fellow students or a beginner's try at doing a split, Numanlia-wane, 10, was trying to keep the mood lively as the school hosted an Atlanta Falcons Fitness Zone and Arthur Blank Foundation event ...
ATLANTA - Keith Armstrong returned for his second coaching stint with the Atlanta Falcons when he was named special teams coordinator on Tuesday. New Falcons coach Mike Smith continued to fill his staff by also naming Jeff Fish the strength and conditioning coach, Bill Hughan as Fish's assistant and Tom McMahon as assistant special teams coach. Armstrong, the Miami Dolphins' special teams coach the last seven years, ...
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.
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