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New GM to bring Patriots' plan to Atlanta

ATLANTA - Thomas Dimitroff knows how he wants the Atlanta Falcons to operate: just like his previous employer.

January 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Garrett in Atlanta for second interview

ATLANTA - One day after introducing their new general manager, the Atlanta Falcons got back to work trying to find a head coach Wednesday, meeting with Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Jason Garrett for the second time.

Thomas Dimitroff, who was hired as GM last weekend, indicated the Falcons may have their man by the end of this week.

January 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons hire GM, looking for coach

ATLANTA - Tom Dimitroff was hired as general manager of the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, leaving his job as director of scouting for the unbeaten New England Patriots.

January 25, 2008 | | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons close to hiring Patriots' Dimitroff as general manager

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons appear to be close to hiring New England Patriots director of college scouting Tom Dimitroff as their general manager, but no deal has been signed, a Falcons official said Saturday.

January 23, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Search for GM and coach continues

ATLANTA - Roddy White, whose breakout season was perhaps the best thing to happen to the Atlanta Falcons in an otherwise dreary 2007, will be a big part of some new coach's plans for 2008.

January 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons interested in Trojans' coach Carroll

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are interested in Southern California coach Pete Carroll for their head coaching job.

January 20, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Vick moves to Kansas prison camp

Multimillionaire Michael Vick - once the No. 1 overall draft pick in the NFL - is now inmate No. 33765-183 assigned to the federal prison camp in Leavenworth, Kan.

January 20, 2008 | | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons interview Eagles GM

ATLANTA - Philadelphia general manager Tom Heckert interviewed Monday in the Atlanta Falcons' ongoing search to restructure their front office.

January 19, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


McKay signs extension, but will relinquish GM duties

ATLANTA - Rich McKay signed a two-year contract extension Friday to remain the Atlanta Falcons' president, but will relinquish the general manager's duties.

January 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


McKay sits in limbo as Falcons look to hire new GM, coach

ATLANTA - When Rich McKay put the finishing touches on his first draft class with the Atlanta Falcons, he had the makings of a Super Bowl contender.

Four years later, the Falcons are in shambles - and McKay, the general manager once coveted by owner Arthur Blank, will no longer decide who's on the roster.

January 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


22 of Vick's dogs headed to Utah sanctuary

RICHMOND, Va. - Twenty-two of the 47 surviving pit bulls seized from suspended NFL star Michael Vick's dogfighting operation left Virginia on Wednesday for a new home in Utah.

The animals took off from Richmond International Airport Wednesday morning on board a private chartered plane en route to Best Friends Animal Society, a no-kill sanctuary in Kanab, Utah.

January 13, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons eager to forget dreadful season

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons began training camp with Michael Vick's federal indictment for dogfighting hanging over their heads.

January 12, 2008 | | Atlanta Falcons


Crumpler, Dunn ready to visit Vick

ATLANTA - Atlanta Falcons tight end Alge Crumpler wants to visit imprisoned quarterback Michael Vick soon.

January 12, 2008 | | Atlanta Falcons


Seahawks hope to stay sharp against woeful Falcons

ATLANTA - The Seattle Seahawks are expected to be watching the scoreboard as they wait to see if they'll host Washington, Minnesota or New Orleans in the playoffs.

The Atlanta Falcons may be more interested in paying attention to the traffic reports, eager to leave town quickly following the end of a disastrous season packed with equal doses of losses and controversy.

January 10, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Happy ending: Falcons end season with win

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons proved that a season of hard knocks didn't break their will, while the Seattle Seahawks say a meaningless loss won't dim their hopes for a successful postseason.

Chris Redman threw four touchdown passes, including two to Alge Crumpler, and the Falcons rode three fourth-quarter touchdowns to a 44-41 victory over the playoff-bound Seahawks on Sunday.

January 10, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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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


Ryan intercepted three times in 24-10 loss to Cincinnati

CINCINNATI - Picked apart and run over. The Falcons defense had a horrid day in just about every way.

September 14, 2014 | Joe Kay Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Bengal defense aims to slow down Ryan, Falcons

CINCINNATI - Aaron Rodgers. Tom Brady. Matthew Stafford. Andrew Luck. Philip Rivers. Joe Flacco. Ben Roethlisberger.

September 14, 2014 | By Joe Kay Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Carimi may make first career start at LT

One week ago, Gabe Carimi was being groomed to be the Falcons' version of John Havlicek who could play backup roles across the offensive line.

September 11, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons content to share the workload in the running game

FLOWERY BRANCH - Steven Jackson has been the feature running back for most of his 11-year NFL career.

September 10, 2014 | George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Devin Hester shines at receiver in Falcons debut

Before the Atlanta Falcons decided to sign Devin Hester, they wanted to make sure he wasn't content just returning kickoffs and punts.

September 09, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons edge Saints on Bryant's field goal in overtime

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan has turned in plenty of impressive performances for the Atlanta Falcons.

September 07, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons eager for fresh start in season opener against Saints

ATLANTA - Say this about a rivalry: It's not much of one if both teams aren't winning on a regular basis.

September 06, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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