Single-game tickets for the Atlanta Falcons' two home preseason games will go on sale at 10 a.m. today. The Falcons' first home preseason game is Aug. 16 against the Indianapolis Colts. Atlanta's final home game during the preseason is Aug. 22 against the Tennessee Titans. Fans can purchase tickets at all Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at 1-800-326-4000. For more information, visit www.atlantafalcons.com
FLOWERY BRANCH - Since Alge Crumpler left the team for Tennessee via free agency in March, tight end hasn't been expected to be a position of strength for the 2008 Falcons. But now that Martrez Milner is injured, the depth is even more spotty.
Matt Ryan is the new face of the Atlanta Falcons. With a six-year, $72 million contract signed, it seems that the Falcons believe that this could be the quarterback to bring a consistency never achieved in franchise history.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said Friday he believes Missouri defensive end Shane Ray, whose toe injury kept him from participating in the NFL combine, will be ready for the start of the 2015 season.