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Parcells won't be joining Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - Bill Parcells will not be joining the Atlanta Falcons as head of football operations.

Parcells turned down the position, Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Wednesday in a statement. Blank said the team had an agreement in principle with Parcells, but after he told the Falcons he was considering an offer from the Miami Dolphins, negotiations fell through.

December 31, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' VanGorder headed to SEC

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Steve Spurrier brought in new leaders to fire up South Carolina's defense and special teams. And the Gamecocks' head ball coach put himself on notice to improve, too.

December 31, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Blank seeks to hire new coach and GM

FLOWERY BRANCH - Owner Arthur Blank has to wonder if the Atlanta Falcons' run of bad news will ever end.

Bill Parcells' rejection Wednesday of Blank's offer to oversee football operations capped an embarrassing 10-day stretch for Atlanta.

December 31, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Not Dunn yet: Falcons' veteran running back has no intentions of retiring at season's end

FLOWERY BRANCH - Warrick Dunn doesn't want his career to end with a whimper.

The three-time Pro Bowl running back, who last month became just the 22nd NFL player to rush for 10,000 career yards, has too much pride to leave the Atlanta Falcons in such disrepair.

December 31, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' star Dunn gives family a new home

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Atlanta Falcons running back Warrick Dunn has been helping single mothers buy new homes for several years, but Tuesday he chose the first dad for his first "Home for the Holidays" venture in the city where he starred in college.

Dunn, who played at Florida State between 1993 and 1996, presented a Tallahassee man and his four children with the keys to a new furnished, fully-stocked home. Osei Nyahuma already knew he and his four children were going to have a new house to live in. The $180,000 house was built by Habitat for Humanity and Nyahuma ...

December 31, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons getting back to basics

FLOWERY BRANCH - One game as interim head coach was all Emmitt Thomas needed to evaluate the Atlanta Falcons.

December 29, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Five Falcons fined for Vick tributes

NEW YORK - Roddy White and four other Atlanta Falcons were fined by the NFL for violating uniform regulations with tributes to Michael Vick during last week's Monday night game.

December 29, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Cowher not a candidate for Falcons job

FLOWERY BRANCH - Bill Cowher has told the Atlanta Falcons that he's not interested in their coaching vacancy.

December 29, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' plight gets worse with loss to Bucs

TAMPA, Fla. - Even as Micheal Spurlock broke into the open and turned up the sideline with a clear path to the end zone, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers couldn't be sure one of the most dubious streaks in NFL history was over.

December 28, 2007 | | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons won't settle for being a 'doormat'

TAMPA, Fla. - A year removed from finishing with their worst record in more than a decade, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not in a charitable mood when it comes to talking about the Atlanta Falcons.

December 27, 2007 | | Atlanta Falcons


Another Petrino hired by Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Arkansas has a new pair of sibling coaches.

December 26, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Search for new coach may take a while

ATLANTA - Less than a year ago, the Atlanta Falcons needed less than a week to name Bobby Petrino to replace Jim Mora as the team's coach.

December 26, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


QB Redman still supports Petrino

FLOWERY BRANCH - Quarterback Chris Redman might be the only Atlanta Falcons player who supports Bobby Petrino.

A day after many of his teammates called the former coach "a coward" for his abrupt resignation, Redman stood by the man who helped him return to the NFL.

December 24, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Vick asked judge for second chance

RICHMOND, Va. - Michael Vick declared "I am not the bad person or beast I've been made out to be" and asked for leniency in a letter to the federal judge who sentenced him to 23 months in prison for a dogfighting conspiracy.

Vick made his handwritten plea from jail as he awaited Monday's sentencing by Judge Henry E. Hudson. His five-page letter and several others from Vick supporters, including baseball great Hank Aaron and former heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman, were released by the U.S. District Court in Richmond on Thursday.

December 24, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons owner, GM to discuss Petrino's departure

Atlanta owner Arthur Blank and general manager Rich McKay will to hold a news conference Wednesday to discuss the abrupt departure of coach Bobby Petrino, who has accepted the head coaching job at Arkansas.

December 23, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Falcons lose starting center Konz for remainder of season

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have placed center Peter Konz on injured reserve with a left knee injury, dealing their battered offensive line another devastating blow.

October 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


No road remedy for Falcons in 29-7 loss to Ravens

BALTIMORE - With each passing week, the Atlanta Falcons - and their offense in particular - have become progressively worse.

October 19, 2014 | By David Ginsburg Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan, Falcons face tough Baltimore road test

BALTIMORE - Joe Flacco and Matt Ryan, the two best quarterbacks to come out of the 2008 draft, see more of each other on the dinner circuit than on the football field.

October 18, 2014 | By David Ginsburg Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta's top receivers unhappy with own performances

Nobody expected Julio Jones and Roddy White to be a weak link in the Atlanta Falcons' offense.

October 16, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons mired in slump because of weak finishes

Finishing strong is the ultimate goal for any football player.

October 15, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons in big trouble after 3rd straight loss

The Atlanta Falcons have put themselves in quite a bind. Now, even though coach Mike Smith says nothing is off the table, don't look for a bunch of major changes.

October 13, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Home not so sweet: Falcons lose third straight, 27-13 to Bears

ATLANTA - If there was ever a must-win game in October, this was it for the Atlanta Falcons.

October 12, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta taking on Hester's old team

ATLANTA - Devin Hester danced around the question, knowing that everyone wonders what he thinks - really thinks - about former teammate Jay Cutler.

October 12, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Antone Smith earns bigger role with 4 TDs

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Only two NFL running backs have more touchdowns than Atlanta's Antone Smith.

October 09, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons face must-win in rare home game

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are back in familiar surroundings for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears.

October 08, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign WR Martino from practice squad

The Atlanta Falcons have signed wide receiver Freddie Martino from their practice squad to the active roster.

October 07, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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