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Agent hopes Vick will return to NFL this season

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - An agent for suspended NFL star Michael Vick told a bankruptcy court on Thursday that he hopes the ex-Atlanta Falcons quarterback could return to the league by September.

April 02, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


'Hungry' Falcons looking to move forward

FLOWERY BRANCH - Michael Vick was back in the news Tuesday as the Falcons continued offseason conditioning workouts in Flowery Branch. But unlike last year when the suspended quarterback's absence seemed to hang like a dark cloud over the team, the Vick era now seems almost forgotten by Falcons players.

April 01, 2009 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons


Vick agrees to pay Falcons $6.5 million

FLOWERY BRANCH - Michael Vick has agreed to pay the Atlanta Falcons at least $6.5 million as part of his bankruptcy case, clearing the way for the team to release him before training camp.

March 31, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons announce preseason schedule

The Atlanta Falcons announced their 2009 preseason schedule on Monday.

March 30, 2009 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Vick leaves federal prison

RICHMOND, Va. - Suspended NFL star Michael Vick has left a federal lockup in Kansas, apparently bound for Virginia to appear at a bankruptcy hearing next week.

March 25, 2009 | BY LARRY O'DELL The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign LB Peterson

The Atlanta Falcons signed linebacker Mike Peterson on Tuesday as an unrestricted free agent from the Jacksonville Jaguars.

March 10, 2009 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Longtime Falcon bids Birds bye-bye

ATLANTA - Before he could finish his first sentence, Keith Brooking's eyes filled with tears.

March 05, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Lions sign unrestricted free-agent Grady Jackson

ALLEN PARK, Mich. - The Detroit Lions signed unrestricted free-agent defensive tackle Grady Jackson to a three-year contract Wednesday.

March 04, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Brooking out of Atlanta, headed to Dallas

IRVING, Texas - The Dallas Cowboys took care of one of their top offseason priorities Saturday when they acquired quarterback Jon Kitna as the likely backup for Tony Romo.

February 28, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Official says Vick Ok'd for home confinement

RICHMOND, Va. - Imprisoned NFL star Michael Vick will be allowed to finish his sentence under home confinement because there is no room at a halfway house for him, a government official told The Associated Press on Thursday.

February 26, 2009 | By Larry O'Dell The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons want to trade rights to Vick

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta general manager Thomas Dimitroff said Friday the Falcons will try to trade the contract rights on Michael Vick to another team.

February 14, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Former RB Anderson arrested on drug charges

ATLANTA - Former Atlanta Falcons running back Jamal Anderson has been charged with felony cocaine possession and misdemeanor marijuana possession after being arrested at an Atlanta nightclub, authorities said Sunday.

February 08, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Weiner retires

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Atlanta Falcons offensive tackle Todd Weiner has announced his retirement from the National Football League. Weiner competed in the league for 11 seasons with the Falcons (2002-08) and Seattle Seahawks (1998-2001).

"I want to thank (Owner & CEO) Arthur Blank, (general manager) Thomas Dimitroff and coach (Mike) Smith for the opportunities they gave me to play here," Weiner said. "The Falcons are a first-class organization and due to the positive experiences my family and I have had here in Atlanta, we will continue to live and be active members of this community."

February 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


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


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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


Falcons starters solid in limited showing, beat Titans 31-24 in preseason opener

ATLANTA - Tennessee rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota, whose first two drives ended with an interception and a fumble, recovered to lead a touchdown drive in the ...

August 14, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons’ Desmond Trufant has shoulder sprain, likely to miss preseason game against Titans

Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant has a sprained shoulder and is expected to miss Friday night's preseason opener against the Tennessee Titans.

August 13, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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