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Falcons draft no DL, just one OL

ATLANTA - General manager Thomas Dimitroff and coach Mike Smith have promised to give the Atlanta Falcons a physical brand of football.

May 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Georgia's Brown joins Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - Thomas Brown fits everything the Atlanta Falcons say they want in a football player.

May 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' pick could shape entire first round

ATLANTA - Thomas Dimitroff will lean on a "needs specific" philosophy he learned in New England as he directs an NFL draft that is crucial to the Atlanta Falcons' future.

May 07, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons take QB Matt Ryan third overall in NFL draft

NEW YORK -- The Atlanta Falcons, looking for another franchise quarterback to replace Michael Vick, have picked Boston College quarterback Matt Ryan in the NFL.

May 07, 2008 | | Atlanta Falcons


Holloway: Two Harringtons no better than one

FLOWERY BRANCH - Everything was in place for Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff. The 41-year-old whiz of talent evaluation had the third overall pick, four picks in the top 48, six in the top 100, and 11 picks overall in this weekend's NFL draft. Even given that the rest of the roster is in relative shambles, a first-year GM could hardly ask for a better opportunity to put his mark on a team. It was billed as the most important draft in franchise history.

May 07, 2008 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons


Holloway: Draft is looming so media weigh in

Not that Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff could care less what a bunch of sportswriters, TV personalities and sports radio jocks have to say, but the message was clear at Wednesday's team-sponsored "Massive Media Mock Draft." If Glenn Dorsey isn't available at No. 3, trade the pick.

May 05, 2008 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons


LIVE NOW! Falcons hold mock NFL draft

The Falcons will be holding their first "Massive Media Mock" draft today beginning at 10:30 a.m. The event will be aired live via webcast.

May 04, 2008 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons GM getting offers for No. 3 pick

FLOWERY BRANCH - Thomas Dimitroff faces a crucial decision Saturday with the Atlanta Falcons holding the third pick in the NFL draft.

May 02, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Insuring the future: Redman prefers football over selling insurance

FLOWERY BRANCH - Think playing quarterback is tough?

April 28, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


VanGorder back with Falcons, for now

FLOWERY BRANCH - Brian VanGorder might spend several seasons as the Atlanta Falcons' defensive coordinator.

April 26, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons begin first minicamp with new head coach Smith

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith's first post-practice news conference on Monday lasted 10 minutes and didn't include any questions about Michael Vick.

April 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons to get a look at veteran in minicamp

ATLANTA - A three-day minicamp next week will provide new Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith and general manager Thomas Dimitroff a pre-draft look at their veteran players in practice situations.

April 22, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Boley signs tender offer

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Michael Boley signed a tender offer from the team today.

April 21, 2008 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons awarded extra third-round pick in April's draft

The Atlanta Falcons were awarded an extra pick in the NFL draft Monday, receiving a third-round selection as compensation for their free agent losses last season.

April 12, 2008 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons retain rights to Stanley

The Atlanta Falcons on Monday retained the exclusive rights for defensive tackle Montavious Stanley. Last season, Stanley totaled 35 tackles and two fumble recoveries in his first year with the Falcons after being signed as a free agent in Aug. 2007.

April 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Yates strong at QB for Falcons in 24-14 exhibition victory

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith is waiting to select a backup quarterback.

August 28, 2014 | Mark Long Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Final preseason game a chance for Falcons to shore up offensive line

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Jaguars had few, if any, concerns at center for a dozen years.

August 27, 2014 | By Chuck Long Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


RB Jackson makes return to Falcons practice

Steven Jackson practiced on Monday for the first time in almost a month, and Falcons coach Mike Smith said the running back is on schedule to be play in Atlanta's season opener against New Orleans.

August 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons place Johnson on injured reserve, make roster cuts

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Mike Johnson will miss another season after going down with a foot injury.

August 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan throws pair of TDs for Falcons in 24-17 preseason loss to Titans

ATLANTA - The Falcons finally showed how they plan to replace Tony Gonzalez.

August 23, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Hester looking for Falcons' rebound against Titans

ATLANTA - From his vantage point in Chicago, Devin Hester saw the Atlanta Falcons as a consistent playoff contender.

August 23, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons linebackers Worrilow, Bartu embrace roles

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith has put a strong emphasis since the start of training camp on improving the team's run defense.

August 20, 2014 | BY GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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


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