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Elam welcomes old team to Atlanta

ATLANTA - Before every game, Jason Elam envisions himself lining up for a game-winning field goal.

November 19, 2008 | BY PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Secondary ready for next test

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons were hands-on when it came to defending Drew Brees.

November 16, 2008 | BY PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons release Jennings, sign two

The Atlanta Falcons released wide receiver Adam Jennings, signed defensive end Brandon Miller from the practice squad to active roster and signed receiver Chandler Williams to the practice squad on Tuesday.

November 15, 2008 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan, defense lead Falcons over Saints

ATLANTA - When John Abraham wasn't bearing down on him, Drew Brees had to contend with all those pesky Atlanta defensive backs, constantly getting in the way of his throws.

November 13, 2008 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Holloway: Picture it, the playoffs

ATLANTA - Playoffs?! Don't talk about...playoffs? Are you kidding me?

November 13, 2008 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons notebook: Foxworth-led Falcons secondary frustrates Brees

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons stayed out of the DeAngelo Hall sweepstakes this week.

November 13, 2008 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons: Abraham making the most of fewer snaps

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith's plan for getting the most out of John Abraham at first caught the veteran defensive end by surprise.

November 12, 2008 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan drawing early praise

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan has enjoyed such a strong start to his rookie season, he's drawing comparisons from his coach to one of the league's top quarterbacks, Drew Brees.

November 12, 2008 | BY CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons notebook: Smith expects Baker to be back 'sooner rather than later'

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta coach Mike Smith says Falcons rookie left tackle Sam Baker is expected back this season after having lower back surgery last week.

November 09, 2008 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Fine at 5-3: Falcons have already exceeded expectations, last season's win total

ATLANTA - Don't blame the Atlanta Falcons for taking advantage of their bottom-feeding opportunities in the first half of the season.

November 07, 2008 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons silence Raiders

OAKLAND, Calif. - With Michael Vick in prison and Bobby Petrino fleeing town early, the Atlanta Falcons dealt with more than their fair share of troubles last season.

November 06, 2008 | BY JOSH DUBOW The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, Raiders heading in different directions

OAKLAND, Calif. - DeAngelo Hall is quickly becoming an old pro at handling off-field turmoil in the NFL.

November 05, 2008 | BY JOSH BUBOW The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons hope Milloy, Jackson can play against Raiders

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons can only hope nose tackle Grady Jackson and strong safety Lawyer Milloy are eligible to play at Oakland this weekend.

November 03, 2008 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons rookie Baker to have 'minor' back surgery

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons rookie offensive tackle Sam Baker will have surgery on his lower back on Thursday, leaving his status for the rest of the season uncertain.

November 02, 2008 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Gandy back with Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - Wayne Gandy is back for a second stint with the Atlanta Falcons.

November 02, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Atlanta Falcons trim roster to 76 by cutting 13 players

The Atlanta Falcons have trimmed their roster to 76 players by cutting 13, including running back Michael Ford and tight end Mickey Shuler.

August 31, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons final drive comes up short, lose preseason game to Dolphins 13-9

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.- Ryan Tannehill threw for 145 yards in less than a half despite working behind a makeshift offensive line, and the Miami Dolphins ...

August 29, 2015 | Steven Wine Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons, Julio Jones agree on new 5-year contract

The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a $71.25 million, five-year contract extension with Julio Jones on Saturday that compares favorably with recent deals paid to ...

August 29, 2015 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Wide receiver looks like Atlanta Falcons’ deepest position heading into season

Like all NFL teams, the Atlanta Falcons have some worrisome positions.

August 27, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


After suspension, Atlanta Falcons’ McKay reinstated to NFL Competition Committee

Atlanta Falcons team president Rich McKay has been reinstated as chairman of the NFL's powerful Competition Committee, the league said Thursday, after a nearly ...

August 27, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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


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