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Ryan feeling good so far in preseason

  FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - As he prepares for his fifth season as starting quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons, Matt Ryan is grateful for all the rest he can get.

August 13, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Dent out with concussion

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith is having a tough time keeping his starting middle linebacker healthy.

August 11, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Smith to start 'real evaluation process'

ATLANTA - Mike Smith isn't thinking about the opponent as his Falcons enter their preseason opener against the Baltimore Ravens.

August 08, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Smith bounces up after taking big hit

DALTON, Ga. - The rule for the Falcons-Titans combined practice was no tackling to the ground.

August 06, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


White, Jones expect big results for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Roddy White and Julio Jones believe they can become the NFL's top receiving tandem.

August 02, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan stays humble

By CHARLES ODUM

July 30, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


New DC Nolan aiming to shape up Falcon defense

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta coach Mike Smith is looking for new defensive coordinator Mike Nolan to help the Falcons increase their third-down stops.

July 28, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Tony Gonzalez leaning strongly toward retirement

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez is close to retiring from the NFL.

July 27, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan driven to improve in 5th season

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Matt Ryan wasn't satisfied to set a Falcons record for yards passing in a season in 2011.

July 26, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons adjusting to loss of Tatupu at linebacker

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons are making new plans at middle linebacker after losing Lofa Tatupu for the season with a chest muscle injury.

July 25, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


 John Abraham happy he's back with Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - For much of the offseason, it appeared John Abraham was a player the Atlanta Falcons could not afford to re-sign.

June 21, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' 2nd-year players catching up during minicamp

FLOWERY BRANCH - Rookies are not the only Atlanta Falcons players going through their first minicamp this week.

June 20, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Lofa Tatupu relishing his career revival with the Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - Lofa Tatupu started to believe his career was over as he spent the 2011 season away football.

June 19, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Weatherspoon ready to emerge

FLOWERY BRANCH - Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon is already the vocal leader of Atlanta's defense.

June 14, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons using screen passes to spread out defenses

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are installing a new aerial attack, one that emphasizes screen passes.

June 06, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Rookies doom Falcons

MINNEAPOLIS - Teddy Bridgewater playing with calm and poise beyond his years. Jerick McKinnon running hard between the tackles. Anthony Barr coming up with a big sack in the fourth quarter.

September 29, 2014 | By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons unleashing Julio Jones

FLOWERY BRANCH - These days, the game looks so much slower to Julio Jones.

September 27, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Running game showing improvement

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan has received plenty of accolades for his mammoth passing numbers in the opening month of the season. Another came Wednesday, when the Atlanta Falcons quarterback was named NFC offensive player of the week.

September 24, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons to face rookie QB Bridgewater

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons' defense was handed a new challenge on Monday as players returned from their long weekend: How to contain Teddy Bridgewater.

September 22, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Hester now stands alone as NFL greatest returner

ATLANTA - Devin Hester gets a text every morning from Deion Sanders, usually with some sort of inspirational message.

September 19, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons romp to 56-14 win over hapless Buccaneers

ATLANTA - Devin Hester high-stepped into the NFL record book. Matt Ryan had as many touchdown passes as incompletions. Julio Jones made a spectacular over-the-shoulder catch tumbling into the end zone.

September 19, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, Bucs both eager to get back on field

ATLANTA - The short week came at a good time for the Atlanta Falcons.

September 17, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons LT Matthews returns

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons rookie left tackle Jake Matthews has returned to practice after missing last week's loss at Cincinnati with a sprained left ankle.

September 16, 2014 | ASSOCIATED PRESS | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Carimi may make first career start at LT

FLOWERY BRANCH - 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 AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Hester shows he's more than just a return man in win

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - 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 AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Julio Jones healthy and ready to roll

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons receiver Julio Jones has waited 11 months to return from a broken right foot and regain his Pro Bowl form.

September 04, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan facing new questions after dismal year in '13

FLOWERY BRANCH - For Matt Ryan, there are none of those annoying questions about his playoff record.

September 03, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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