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Freeney, Neal set to make preseason debuts for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Veteran Dwight Freeney and rookie Keanu Neal, newcomers who carry big expectations on Atlanta's defense, are expected to make their preseason debuts against Cleveland on Thursday night.

August 16, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Schaub gives Falcons 'cool' backup to starter Ryan

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Matt Schaub's cool presence in the huddle has the Falcons believing the offense can keep moving should starting quarterback Matt Ryan's long string of consecutive starts end this season.

August 08, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons rookie cut amid allegations of sexual assault

SALT LAKE CITY - The Atlanta Falcons cut rookie free agent linebacker Torrey Green on Thursday amid news that Utah law enforcement authorities were investigating allegations of sexual assault made against Green while he was a student at Utah State last year.

August 04, 2016 | By MICHELLE PRICE Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Jones downplays foot injury

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons star receiver Julio Jones insists the apparent foot injury that limited him from full participation in training camp again on Saturday is no big deal.

July 30, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Jones pulled from Falcons' first practice with minor injury

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons were cautious on the opening day of training camp Thursday, pulling star wide receiver Julio Jones out of practice with an injury coach Dan Quinn described as minor.

July 28, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons expecting camp battles at right guard, linebacker

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - There could be more last-minute additions to theAtlanta Falcons' roster, possibly before training camp opens Thursday.

July 27, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Jones embracing leadership role

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - It took six years for Julio Jones to become the leader of the Atlanta Falcons' receiving group.

June 16, 2016 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Freeman not making any guarantees after Pro Bowl season

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Falcons running back Devonta Freeman rose to the top of his field last season, getting named to the Pro Bowl in his second NFL season.

June 14, 2016 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, Ryan reloading for 2016

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Matt Ryan insists his motivation for a full schedule of offseason work has nothing to do with his disappointing 2015.

June 07, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


2015 top pick Beasley ready to double up as OLB, DE

May 23, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Blank says work on Falcons' new stadium is on schedule

ATLANTA - As he awaits word on Atlanta's bid for to host a Super Bowl,Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Monday construction of the team's new Mercedes-Benz Stadium is back on schedule to open in June, 2017.

May 16, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan organized passing camp as lead-in to offseason program

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Matt Ryan didn't wait for this week's start of theAtlanta Falcons offseason program to jump into preparations for 2016.

April 19, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons get training by counselor after improper question

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons on Monday said secondary coach Marquand Manuel asked the inappropriate question "Do you like men" to Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple during the NFL's annual scouting combine in Indianapolis.

March 07, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons early PSL sales blow projections 'out of the water'

ATLANTA (AP) - Personal seat license sales for the Atlanta Falcons' new stadium have surpassed expectations set by the firm handling the process for the team.

February 11, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sticking with Dimitroff

ATLANTA (AP) - Thomas Dimitroff is safe for another year as the Atlanta Falconsgeneral manager after owner Arthur Blank said Friday he likes the new management team of coach Dan Quinn and the GM.

January 08, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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Falcons fall in Philly

PHILADELPHIA - Nick Foles was steady, Jake Elliott had a big leg and the defense made one final stop.

January 12, 2018 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan back with team after day off for 'personal matter'

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan said he'll be ready for Saturday's NFC divisional playoff game at Philadelphia after missing Tuesday's ...

January 10, 2018 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons head west to kick off postseason

LOS ANGELES - Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons visited the Coliseum late last season on their path to the Super Bowl, and they easily racked ...

January 05, 2018 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan leads Falcons back into playoffs

FLOWERY BRANCH - Quarterback Matt Ryan is in the playoffs for the sixth time in 10 seasons and still searching for the ultimate prize.

January 02, 2018 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Now or never for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The Falcons found themselves in what coach Dan Quinn on Wednesday called "a spin cycle of frustrated, anger and then motivated ...

December 27, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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