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Smith returning home to Jacksonville in preseason opener

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - No one expects the Atlanta Falcons to finish near first place in the NFC South, but players give new coach Mike Smith credit when they say they already feel they're on top.

August 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign OL Datish

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons signed free agent offensive lineman Doug Datish and waived kicker Kevin Lovell on Thursday.

August 11, 2008 | From staff reports | Atlanta Falcons


Redman's the man, for now

FLOWERY BRANCH - Chris Redman has edged out rookie Matt Ryan and will start at quarterback in the Atlanta Falcons' preseason opener Saturday night at Jacksonville.

August 11, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons preseason tickets on sale

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

August 11, 2008 | | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons notebook: Milner injuries leave team shallow at tight end

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.

August 10, 2008 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Falcons


Shockley in search of playing time

FLOWERY BRANCH - Forget any suggestion that D.J. Shockley should wait another week to make his preseason debut for the Atlanta Falcons.

August 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Rookie LB James to miss season

FLOWERY BRANCH - Lingering symptoms from a concussion have forced rookie linebacker Robert James to be shut down for the season by the Atlanta Falcons.

August 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons: Anderson putting rookie disappointments behind him

FLOWERY BRANCH - Jamaal Anderson is willing to talk about his expectations for 2008.

August 08, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Rookie Ryan taking aim

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.

August 08, 2008 | Bill Murphy | Atlanta Falcons


Milloy grateful for new coach

ATLANTA - During the first days of training camp last year, Lawyer Milloy knew Bobby Petrino wouldn't last long as a head coach in the NFL.

August 08, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Fans get rare chance to 'Roam the Dome'

ATLANTA - As a Bon Jovi hit from the 1980s played over the public address system at the Georgia Dome, Atlanta Falcons fans got access to the players that doesn't come too often.

August 06, 2008 | Bill Murphy | Atlanta Falcons


Redman not ready to give up starting job yet

FLOWERY BRANCH - Chris Redman already pulled off the improbable, going from insurance salesman to starting NFL quarterback.

August 05, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta scrimmage shows there's no clear starter at QB

HOSCHTON – The first scrimmage of the year provided little to no answer for who will be the starting quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons on opening day.

August 05, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons bring over 10,000 to Mill Creek High for scrimmage

HOSCHTON - The field at Mill Creek High has seen its fair share of great athletes, but nothing like Friday night when the Atlanta Falcons strapped on the pads and helmets for their first live scrimmage of the season.

August 05, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | Atlanta Falcons


White still remains close with imprisoned Vick

FLOWERY BRANCH - Roddy White has just one regret about the "Free Mike Vick" T-shirt he wore under his game jersey last year.

August 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Atlanta Falcons to play without Matthews, Reed in final preseason game

FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Dan Quinn is hoping the Atlanta Falcons' list of injuries doesn't get any longer.

September 01, 2015 | George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons’ offense remains unsettled, battles continue for starting jobs at key spots

The Atlanta Falcons' most glaring unanswered questions are on offense as they began a short practice week before their final preseason game against Baltimore on ...

August 31, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons trim roster to 76 by cutting 13 players

The Atlanta Falcons have trimmed their roster to 76 players by cutting 13, including running back Michael Ford and tight end Mickey Shuler.

August 31, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons final drive comes up short, lose preseason game to Dolphins 13-9

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.- Ryan Tannehill threw for 145 yards in less than a half despite working behind a makeshift offensive line, and the Miami Dolphins ...

August 29, 2015 | Steven Wine Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons, Julio Jones agree on new 5-year contract

The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a $71.25 million, five-year contract extension with Julio Jones on Saturday that compares favorably with recent deals paid to ...

August 29, 2015 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Wide receiver looks like Atlanta Falcons’ deepest position heading into season

Like all NFL teams, the Atlanta Falcons have some worrisome positions.

August 27, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


After suspension, Atlanta Falcons’ McKay reinstated to NFL Competition Committee

Atlanta Falcons team president Rich McKay has been reinstated as chairman of the NFL's powerful Competition Committee, the league said Thursday, after a nearly ...

August 27, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons sign journeyman quarterback Rex Grossman

The Atlanta Falcons have signed Rex Grossman to compete for the backup quarterback job behind Matt Ryan.

August 26, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons give Rex Grossman tryout at quarterback

ATLANTA - Rex Grossman, who hasn't taken a snap in an NFL game since 2011, could soon join the competition to be the backup for ...

August 25, 2015 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta’s new stadium will be named after Mercedes-Benz; $1.4 billion facility to open in 2017

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons will share a stadium name with their biggest rival.

August 24, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White set to have minor elbow surgery

ATLANTA - Roddy White will undergo a minor surgical procedure on his right elbow, Atlanta coach Dan Quinn announced Sunday, thought the long-time Falcons receiver should ...

August 23, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan, Falcons starters sharp early in 30-22 loss to Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Matt Ryan was sharp for the second straight preseason game, leading Atlanta to touchdowns in both of his series in the ...

August 21, 2015 | | Atlanta Falcons


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