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Atlanta Falcons: Turner ready to test shoulder

FLOWERY BRANCH - The wait is nearly over for Michael Turner.

August 01, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Joe Horn doesn't sound like he'll be a Falcon much longer

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Joe Horn can look at the depth chart and know he doesn't have much of a future with the Atlanta Falcons.

August 01, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Not your average 9 to 5: Pro football affords athletes a comfortable living, just not during camp

Linebackers call an audible to signify that Joe Horn is going in motion. The ball is snapped and play begins. Horn heads up field, stopping on a dime while going to his left, then diving to his right in an attempt to catch a Joey Harrington pass.

August 01, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons fans flock to first day of camp

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matthew Eichenblatt was like many fans who couldn't wait to see the Atlanta Falcons in person at training camp.

July 30, 2008 | Bill Murphy | Atlanta Falcons


Milner ready to earn starting spot

FLOWERY BRANCH - Martrez Milner was moving at real game speed during the opening day of Atlanta Falcons training camp Saturday in Flowery Branch. When the football came in the direction of the Falcons second-year tight end and West Hall High graduate, he latched onto the pass and darted toward the end zone like he was going for a touchdown.

July 30, 2008 | Bill Murphy | Atlanta Falcons


A complete guide to Falcons training camp

Since 2007 ended, the Falcons have gone out of their way to put the most tumultous year in franchise history in the rear view. The front office shakeup, the overhauled coaching staff, the purging of unhappy veterans and the drafting of what the franchise hopes will be the quarterback of tomorrow were all intended to make certain that the 2008 season marks the beginning of a new era.

July 30, 2008 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign second round pick

The Atlanta Falcons signed second round (37th overall) draft pick, linebacker Curtis Lofton Friday to a four-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Lofton, 6-foot-0, 248 pounds, logged 197 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, three interceptions and one sack in three seasons at the University of Oklahoma. His 157 tackles in 2007 tied for the seventh-best season total in school history and were the most by a Sooner since 1979. Lofton also earned first-team All-America honors from The NFL Draft Report, Football Writers Association of America, Sports Illustrated and The Sporting News last year. The Falcons ...

July 29, 2008 | | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign draft pick Baker

FLOWERY BRANCH – Atlanta Falcons first round (21st overall) draft selection, offensive lineman Sam Baker, has agreed to terms on a contract and will be present at the team's first training camp practice tomorrow morning.

July 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons make roster moves

FLOWERY BRANCH, GA – The Atlanta Falcons today signed offensive lineman Michael Butterworth, linebacker Coy Wire and cornerback Blue Adams. The Falcons also placed defensive tackle Trey Lewis on the active/non-football injury list, placed offensive tackle Renardo Foster on the active/physically unable to perform list, waived-injured offensive lineman Pat McCoy, reached an injury settlement with linebacker Travis Williams and waived cornerback Glenn Sharpe.

July 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons name Georgia Force head coach Doug Plank to coaching staff

Flowery Branch – The Atlanta Falcons today named Georgia Force head coach Doug Plank to the coaching staff. Plank will serve as a seasonal coaching assistant and will be assigned to special projects as well as keeping his current head coaching position with the Force."When you can add a coach of Doug Plank's caliber, it's going to strengthen your staff and we are excited to have him join us," said head coach Mike Smith. "Coach Plank is going to be a tremendous asset and we value his prior NFL experience as a member of the Chicago Bears and ...

July 27, 2008 | For The Times | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons ready to show franchise's makeover

FLOWERY BRANCH - Michael Vick was busted. Bobby Petrino was a bust.

July 23, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons release rookie Gonzalez

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan will be without former Boston College teammate Tony Gonzalez when the Atlanta Falcons open training camp this month.

July 23, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons rookie negotiations ongoing

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are still negotiating with two draft picks after signing linebacker Robert James to a four-year contract.

July 20, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign rookie linebacker

The Atlanta Falcons signed fifth round (138th overall) draft selection, linebacker Robert James on Tuesday to a four-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

July 19, 2008 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Douglas trying to help out his hometown team

Jonesboro native Harry Douglas grew up cheering for the Falcons and looking up to players like Andre Rison. Now suiting up in the same colors as his former football idols, Douglas impressed coaches in the team's post-draft workouts, and the 23-year-old wide receiver is battling for the No. 3 spot on the depth chart behind starters Roddy White and Laurent Robinson. As part of a series introducing the Falcons rookies, Douglas spoke with Times sports editor Brent Holloway about adjusting to the NFL - with some help from another Georgia native - and about his aspirations for a career after football.

July 17, 2008 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons


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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


Ryan accepts blame for Falcons' offensive struggles in Cincinnati

It looked like 2013 all over again for the Atlanta Falcons' offense last week.

September 16, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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