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Former Georgia running back signed to Falcons squad

FLOWERY BRANCH – The Atlanta Falcons today signed sixth round draft pick running back Thomas Brown from Georgia. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.Brown, 5-8, 204 pounds, finished his career at Georgia ranked fifth in school history in the rushing department with 2,646 yards on 529 rushing attempts. Brown's all-purpose total of 3,767 yards is the fourth-best all-time mark in Georgia annals. In his final season in Athens, Ga. last year, he appeared in 10 games, recording 779 rushing yards with a career-high 10 touchdowns scored. Brown earned SEC Player of the Week honors against ...

June 24, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons cut Williams, sign rookie

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons released disgruntled safety Jimmy Williams on Tuesday, two years after trading up 10 spots to pick him in the second round of the NFL draft.

June 24, 2008 | From staff, wire reports | Atlanta Falcons


Veterans go fishing with the Falcons

BUFORD - Professional athletes are used to being idolized, but it's not every day that they get to return the favor.

June 22, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign pair of draft picks

The Atlanta Falcons agreed to terms Tuesday with third round draft picks Chevis Jackson (68th overall) and safety Thomas DeCoud (98th overall) to four-year deals. The financial terms were not disclosed.

June 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Catching up with DeCoud

Though football excellence is in his genes, it took an invitation from his high school coach to get Thomas DeCoud to give the sport a try. The grandson of former 49ers All-Pro John Thomas didn't play organized football until high school - seven years later he was picked by the Falcons in third round of the NFL draft. As part of an ongoing series introducing the Falcons' rookie class, DeCoud spoke with Times sports editor Brent Holloway last week about where he grew up, his background in football and his Guitar Hero habit.

June 20, 2008 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons have some Fitness Zone fun

Maurice Hector just wanted to come out and get some fresh air when the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation held a Falcons Fitness Zone Wednesday at the Positive Place Boys & Girls Club in Gainesville.

June 15, 2008 | Bill Murphy | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons rookie Baker learning his way around

Matt Ryan, the quarterback the Falcons selected third in April's NFL draft has been the talk of the team's rookie class But Sam Baker, the team's other first-round draft choice, could see the field first. As part of a series introducing the Falcons rookies, Baker, a three-time All-American offensive tackle from USC, spoke with Times sports editor Brent Holloway recently about his thoughts during the draft, the wealth of talent at his high school in California and the pickup truck with more dents and scratches than a lineman's helmet that he drove in college.

June 12, 2008 | | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan, Falcons agree to 6-year deal

ATLANTA - For the second time in eight years, the Atlanta Falcons opened the vault and dropped a ton of cash on a franchise quarterback.

June 01, 2008 | | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons re-sign tight end Listorti

Flowery Branch – The Atlanta Falcons today signed free agent tight end Brad Listorti.

Listorti, 6-4, 255 pounds, is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts where he competed in 31 games and logged 39 receptions for 608 yards and four touchdowns.

June 01, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign Ryan to 6-year deal

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan has signed a six-year, $72-million contract with the Atlanta Falcons.

May 31, 2008 | From staff, wire reports | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign former Jacket

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons signed former Georgia Tech safety Jamal Lewis and two more rookie free agents on Monday and released linebacker Earl Everett and safety Nick Turnbull.

May 30, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons bowl for charity

May 25, 2008 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


No nicknames, but coaches see potential in running back duo

FLOWERY BRANCH - Forget a southern version of Thunder and Lightning, at least for now.

May 23, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Former Bulldog looking for a spot in Falcons backfield

FLOWERY BRANCH - Rookie running back Thomas Brown spent his first three days as a professional football player doing what most rookies do - acclimating to the surreal life.

May 23, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | Atlanta Falcons


Former Air Force star tries out with Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - Chad Hall hopes he made a big impression on the Falcons coaches - and that they have a long memory.

May 23, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Atlanta Falcons' GM Dimitroff receives positive medical reports on two top draft prospects

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.

April 24, 2015 | Charles Odum | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons will open 2015 season against Philadelphia Eagles

NEW YORK - Among the Patriots' rewards for winning the Super Bowl is hosting the season opener.

April 21, 2015 | By Barry Wilner Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons trying to make good first impression with coach Quinn

FLOWERY BRANCH - Even the most established Falcons players are scrambling to make a good first impression with new coach Dan Quinn.

April 16, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


New Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn off to quick start

FLOWERY BRANCH - New Falcons coach Dan Quinn did more than just say hello to his players in the first team meeting this week.

April 09, 2015 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons finalize 2015 preseason schedule

The Atlanta Falcons will take on the Tennessee Titans, the New York Jets, the Miami Dolphins and the Baltimore Ravens in this season's 2015 preseason schedule, according to a press release sent Thursday by the team.

April 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons waive safety Zeke Motta

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have waived safety Zeke Motta, who missed the 2014 season with a neck injury.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Former Falcons GM Eddie LeBaron Jr. dies at 85

STOCKTON, Calif. - College football Hall of Famer, former NFL quarterback and war hero Eddie LeBaron Jr. has died. He was 85.

April 02, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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