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Pioli to Falcons

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons hired Scott Pioli as assistant general manager on Wednesday, reuniting him with GM Thomas Dimitroff.

January 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Blank puts his support behind Smith

ATLANTA - Falcons owner Arthur Blank fully supports coach Mike Smith and general manager Thomas Dimitroff and believes they'll lead his team back to the playoffs in 2014.

January 06, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Sunday one last hurrah for Falcons' Gonzalez

FLOWERY BRANCH - Tony Gonzalez is having a harder time saying goodbye to the NFL than he imagined.

December 27, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Peters injury brings Falcons' IR total up to 11 for season

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are finishing the season with 11 players on injured reserve, including two additions this week.

December 26, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Smith bemoans second half woes

December 25, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


49ers host Falcons in NFC title game rematch

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two teams separated by just a few plays and all of four points for a berth to the Super Bowl last February now find themselves on opposite ends of the spectrum and standings.

December 21, 2013 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Last road trip for Falcons' Gonzalez

ATLANTA - When he first looked at Atlanta's 2013 schedule, Tony Gonzalez was thrilled to see a late December rematch with the San Francisco 49ers.

December 20, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan plagued by interceptions on the road

FLOWERY BRANCH - The ugliest low points of a miserable season for Matt Ryan and the Falcons have come on the road.

December 19, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


White hopes late surge continues

December 18, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Smith hopes Atlanta can keep creating turnovers

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons coach Mike Smith hopes his defense is finally starting to understand how to create takeaways.

December 16, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Cousins replaces RG3 as Redskins face Falcons

ATLANTA (AP) - The Redskins, awash in chaos and controversy, may find comfort in the reminder they're not alone in their first-to-worst misery.

December 14, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Nolan looks at the bright side

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Nolan knows his second season as Falcons defensive coordinator has been a borderline disaster.

December 13, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Column: More than just a name problem

The Washington You-Know-Whos sure know how to diffuse the debate over their nickname as they head to Atlanta to face the Falcons.

December 13, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Columnist | Atlanta Falcons


Cousins replaces RG3

ATLANTA - The Redskins, awash in chaos and controversy, may find comfort in the reminder they're not alone in their first-to-worst misery.

December 12, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons youth movement

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons are giving rookies bigger roles, especially on defense, down the stretch of a lost season.

December 11, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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Yates states case to be Falcons' backup QB

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith is waiting to select a backup quarterback.

August 28, 2014 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, Jags look to settle O-lines

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Jaguars had few, if any, concerns at center for a dozen years.

August 27, 2014 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Jackson returns

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.

August 25, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Sankey's late TD lifts Titans past Falcons 24-17

ATLANTA - A healthy Julio Jones made a big difference for Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons' offense.

August 23, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Hester looking for Falcons to rebound against Titans

ATLANTA - From his vantage point in Chicago, Devin Hester saw the Atlanta Falcons as a consistent playoff contender.

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


Youth leads Falcon defense

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.

August 20, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Peters back in practice

FLOWERY BRANCH - Corey Peters battled doubts about his future in the NFL after he tore his Achilles tendon late last season.

August 19, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


With Baker out for season, Falcons shift offensive line

FLOWERY BRANCH - When the Atlanta Falcons drafted Jake Matthews, they figured he would take over at left tackle someday.

August 18, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Watt and Clowney await Falcons

HOUSTON - J.J. Watt feels as if he gets asked about playing with Jadeveon Clowney every day.

August 15, 2014 | By CHRIS DUNCAN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, Texans practice together

HOUSTON - For Brian Cushing, there's no substitute to being on the field.

August 13, 2014 | By CHRIS DUNCAN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Soliai, Jackson beefing up D-line

FLOWERY BRANCH - The mandate came from the top of the Atlanta Falcons' chain of command when the offseason began.

August 12, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Smith a pleasant surprise at RB

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.

August 11, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons rookie OL Matthews impresses Smith

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.

August 09, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan comes out sharp, Falcons win

ATLANTA - Atlanta's Matt Ryan and Miami's Ryan Tannehill showed how starting quarterbacks should handle preseason openers.

August 08, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' backup QBs in spotlight vs. Dolphins

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.

August 07, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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