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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’ OC Shanahan will have another meeting with 49ers about vacant head coaching spot

FLOWERY BRANCH - Kyle Shanahan remains focused on helping the Falcons win their first Super Bowl championship.

January 19, 2017 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons' leaky pass defense to be tested against Packers' QB Aaron Rodgers

GREEN BAY, Wis. - The Green Bay Packers' blueprint to slow down Atlanta in the NFC championship game focuses on turning the high-octane Falcons into a ...

January 19, 2017 | Genaro C. Armas Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones says sprained toe won’t keep him out vs. Packers

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons All-Pro receiver Julio Jones missed his second day of practice Thursday with a sprained left toe.

January 19, 2017 | George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn one of two finalists for salute to service award

HOUSTON - Falcons coach Dan Quinn and Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva are the finalists for the NFL's Salute to Service Award.

January 19, 2017 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons to contend with Packers' jack-of-all-trades defensive back Micah Hyde

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Micah Hyde, the Green Bay Packers' jack-of-all-trades in the secondary, is assuming another new role this season - playoff playmaker.

January 18, 2017 | Genaro C. Armas Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan can fill one glaring hole on resume with Super Bowl title

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan knew the question was coming.

January 18, 2017 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones misses practice with toe injury, still expected to play Sunday

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Falcons All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones was held out of practice on Wednesday after aggravating his sprained toe in Saturday's playoff ...

January 18, 2017 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones will be ready to go in NFC championship

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Don't fret, Atlanta Falcons fans.

January 16, 2017 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Quarterback battle to highlight Falcons-Packers NFC Championship Game

FLOWERY BRANCH - Dan Quinn knows a thing or two about NFC Championship Games, which he twice described as "a battle" regardless of opponent or location.

January 16, 2017 | Marcus Rodrigue | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons raise the Dome, close out Seahawks 36-20 to reach NFC title game

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan looked very much like an MVP, and the Atlanta Falcons are headed to the NFC championship game.

January 14, 2017 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons’ Jones gets playoff rematch with Seahawks’ Sherman

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Julio Jones simply shrugged instead of screaming and shouting following a costly no-call against Richard Sherman three months ago.

January 11, 2017 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn downplays personal stake in rematch with Seahawks

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Falcons coach Dan Quinn is determined to make sure he's not the story in Saturday's NFC divisional-round playoff game ...

January 09, 2017 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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