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Falcons LB Weatherspoon back on field

FLOWERY BRANCH - A familiar face returned to the practice field for the Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday.

November 06, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Picks, losses pile up for Matt Ryan

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons' only two wins this season came when Matt Ryan had no turnovers in almost flawless performances.

November 04, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons falter again, lose 34-10 to Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Matt Ryan needed a while to figure out the last time he played for a team with a losing record.

November 03, 2013 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' White practices, listed as questionable

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Roddy White isn't concerned that he might not be 100 percent healthy for the remainder of the season.

November 01, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Not part of Tony's plan

FLOWERY BRANCH - The NFL trade deadline has passed.

October 31, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan all alone in Atlanta's offense

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan was chatting at his locker when a teammate walked by, making a gesture that caused the Atlanta Falcons quarterback to crack up in the middle of a sentence.

October 30, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' offense gives 'most inconsistent' effort

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons' offense may have hit a new low point in the latest loss of a disappointing season.

October 28, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Cardinals dominate Falcons in desert

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Team after team passed on Andre Ellington in the draft.

October 27, 2013 | By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Backup receivers filling big shoes in Atlanta

ATLANTA - Just 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds, Darius Johnson could pass for one of the equipment guys in the Atlanta Falcons locker room.

October 24, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Jackson ready to 'give it a go'

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan needed one of the best games of his career to lead the Falcons and their depleted offense out of their three-game losing streak last week.

October 23, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Smith expects RB Jackson to practice this week

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons running back Steven Jackson, who has missed the last four games with a hamstring injury, is expected to practice on Wednesday.

October 21, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Douglas steps up for Falcons, gives offense hope

ATLANTA - Tight end Tony Gonzalez has talked a lot over the last three years about opponents having to "choose their poison" when facing the Atlanta Falcons.

October 21, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Despite awful start, no regrets for Tony

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta tight end Tony Gonzalez put off retirement for one more year with a single goal in mind: winning his first Super Bowl ring.

October 17, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan says Falcons leaning on Smith

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith is facing the biggest challenge of his six seasons as the Falcons' coach.

October 16, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons still hurting

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons returned from their bye week Tuesday with big holes to fill on offense.

October 15, 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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