FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons, who usually stress their running game, all but gave up on Michael Turner in the second half of last week's loss at Tampa Bay.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons spent Thursday afternoon trying to compensate for a growing list of injured starters.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons didn't have much to be proud of Monday.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Heading into the opener Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons are drawing plenty of attention for that high-powered offense.
PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh wide receiver Antonio Brown continued his electrifying preseason, catching four passes for 137 yards and two touchdowns as the Steelers beat Atlanta 34-16 on Saturday night.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - David Garrard's back has been relatively pain free this week. No swelling, no tightness, no problems walking, sitting or getting out of bed.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Corey Peters' knee injury means more reps in practice for Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Peria Jerry.
ATLANTA - Phillip Livas scored on a 75-yard punt return in the third quarter to help Miami overcome a difficult start by quarterback Chad Henne in the Dolphins' 28-23 preseason victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Friday night.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith believes Julio Jones' even temperament will be a big asset in the rookie's preseason debut tonight against Miami.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Almost a week after their training camp opened, the Atlanta Falcons finally worked Thursday for the first time with their full roster, including defensive end Ray Edwards and cornerback Brent Grimes.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are still ticked off about their last game.
The free agency free-for-all has begun, mostly with obscure names from the college ranks.
BUFORD - The NFL lockout hasn't affected an emerging friendship between Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and rookie receiver Julio Jones.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons added depth at linebacker on Friday night with only their second pick in the NFL draft.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Jaguars had few, if any, concerns at center for a dozen years.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Steven Jackson practiced on Monday for the first time in almost a month, and Falcons coach Mike Smith said the running back is on schedule to be play in Atlanta's season opener against New Orleans.
ATLANTA - A healthy Julio Jones made a big difference for Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons' offense.
ATLANTA - From his vantage point in Chicago, Devin Hester saw the Atlanta Falcons as a consistent playoff contender.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith has put a strong emphasis since the start of training camp on improving the team's run defense.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Corey Peters battled doubts about his future in the NFL after he tore his Achilles tendon late last season.
FLOWERY BRANCH - When the Atlanta Falcons drafted Jake Matthews, they figured he would take over at left tackle someday.
HOUSTON - J.J. Watt feels as if he gets asked about playing with Jadeveon Clowney every day.
HOUSTON - For Brian Cushing, there's no substitute to being on the field.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The mandate came from the top of the Atlanta Falcons' chain of command when the offseason began.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Antone Smith, best known for his special teams play in his first five seasons with the Falcons, finally has a chance to show he deserves playing time at running back.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Jake Matthews' first live NFL action gives Atlanta coach Mike Smith reason to think the No. 6 overall draft pick has potential to become an elite player.
ATLANTA - Atlanta's Matt Ryan and Miami's Ryan Tannehill showed how starting quarterbacks should handle preseason openers.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons hope to find clarity in the competition to determine quarterback Matt Ryan's backup in Friday night's preseason opener against the Miami Dolphins.
FLOWERY BRANCH - A visit from the Tennessee Titans on Monday didn't change the tone of the Atlanta Falcons' fight-filled training camp.