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Falcons sign pair of draft picks

The Atlanta Falcons agreed to terms Tuesday with third round draft picks Chevis Jackson (68th overall) and safety Thomas DeCoud (98th overall) to four-year deals. The financial terms were not disclosed.

June 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Catching up with DeCoud

Though football excellence is in his genes, it took an invitation from his high school coach to get Thomas DeCoud to give the sport a try. The grandson of former 49ers All-Pro John Thomas didn't play organized football until high school - seven years later he was picked by the Falcons in third round of the NFL draft. As part of an ongoing series introducing the Falcons' rookie class, DeCoud spoke with Times sports editor Brent Holloway last week about where he grew up, his background in football and his Guitar Hero habit.

June 20, 2008 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons have some Fitness Zone fun

Maurice Hector just wanted to come out and get some fresh air when the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation held a Falcons Fitness Zone Wednesday at the Positive Place Boys & Girls Club in Gainesville.

June 15, 2008 | Bill Murphy | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons rookie Baker learning his way around

Matt Ryan, the quarterback the Falcons selected third in April's NFL draft has been the talk of the team's rookie class But Sam Baker, the team's other first-round draft choice, could see the field first. As part of a series introducing the Falcons rookies, Baker, a three-time All-American offensive tackle from USC, spoke with Times sports editor Brent Holloway recently about his thoughts during the draft, the wealth of talent at his high school in California and the pickup truck with more dents and scratches than a lineman's helmet that he drove in college.

June 12, 2008 | | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan, Falcons agree to 6-year deal

ATLANTA - For the second time in eight years, the Atlanta Falcons opened the vault and dropped a ton of cash on a franchise quarterback.

June 01, 2008 | | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons re-sign tight end Listorti

Flowery Branch – The Atlanta Falcons today signed free agent tight end Brad Listorti.

Listorti, 6-4, 255 pounds, is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts where he competed in 31 games and logged 39 receptions for 608 yards and four touchdowns.

June 01, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign Ryan to 6-year deal

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan has signed a six-year, $72-million contract with the Atlanta Falcons.

May 31, 2008 | From staff, wire reports | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign former Jacket

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons signed former Georgia Tech safety Jamal Lewis and two more rookie free agents on Monday and released linebacker Earl Everett and safety Nick Turnbull.

May 30, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons bowl for charity

May 25, 2008 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


No nicknames, but coaches see potential in running back duo

FLOWERY BRANCH - Forget a southern version of Thunder and Lightning, at least for now.

May 23, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Former Bulldog looking for a spot in Falcons backfield

FLOWERY BRANCH - Rookie running back Thomas Brown spent his first three days as a professional football player doing what most rookies do - acclimating to the surreal life.

May 23, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | Atlanta Falcons


Former Air Force star tries out with Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - Chad Hall hopes he made a big impression on the Falcons coaches - and that they have a long memory.

May 23, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons notebook: Tuggle's son may replace Ryan at BC

FLOWERY BRANCH - Just in time for Matt Ryan, the pride of Boston College, to become the Atlanta Falcons' new hope at quarterback, former Falcons star Jessie Tuggle showed up at minicamp on Saturday wearing a Boston College cap.

May 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons get first look at future in minicamp

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan will have his first chance to prove he can be more than just another clipboard-toting rookie observer when the new Atlanta Falcons quarterback participates in a three-day minicamp beginning today in Flowery Branch.

May 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


No. 2 the No. 1 attraction at Falcons minicamp

FLOWERY BRANCH - There were signs Saturday that Atlanta Falcons No. 7 jerseys may become yesterday's fashion.

May 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Plenty of new faces in Falcons lineup

When the Atlanta Falcons returned to practice Wednesday, it looked a bit like training camp.

October 01, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons lose Hawley, Holmes for remainder of season

The Atlanta Falcons are facing a dramatic overhaul on their offensive line after announcing Tuesday that injuries have ended the seasons for center Joe Hawley and right tackle Lamar Holmes.

September 30, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons stuck in travel mode, battered by injuries

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons' current stretch of road games would be a challenge even under ideal circumstances.

September 29, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons torched by rookie QB in 41-28 loss to Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS - Teddy Bridgewater got hurt before he could finish a fine first NFL start.

September 28, 2014 | Dave Campbell Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons taking on Vikings, Bridgewater

MINNEAPOLIS - A little more than six years ago, Matt Ryan made his NFL debut.

September 28, 2014 | By Dave Campbell Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


WR Julio Jones off to flying start for Falcons

These days, the game looks so much slower to Julio Jones.

September 25, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' running game showing sure signs of improvement

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan has received plenty of accolades for his mammoth passing numbers in the opening month of the season. Another came Wednesday, when the Atlanta Falcons quarterback was named NFC offensive player of the week.

September 24, 2014 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons try to slow rookie QB in his first start

The Falcons' defense was handed a new challenge on Monday as players returned from their long weekend: How to contain Teddy Bridgewater.

September 22, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Early spark sends Falcons past Bucs 56-14

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and high-stepping Devin Hester led the Atlanta Falcons to one of the biggest wins in franchise history.

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


Falcons, Bucs both hoping for quick bounce-back

ATLANTA - The short week came at a good time for the Atlanta Falcons.

September 17, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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