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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


Samuel makes some noise at Falcons' OTAs

FLOWERY BRANCH - Asante Samuel was impossible to ignore during the Atlanta Falcons' first full-squad practice this offseason on Tuesday.

May 29, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Konz impresses on first day of camp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Coach Mike Smith likes what he's seen from one of the Atlanta Falcons' two high-profile rookie offensive linemen.

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


Falcons release fullback Mughelli

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons cleared an opening for rookie fullback Bradie Ewing on Tuesday when they released veteran Ovie Mughelli in a move that also frees salary cap space.

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


Falcons in line for new stadium

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons didn't have a pick in the first round of the NFL draft.

April 26, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons acquire Samuel

ATLANTA - Asante Samuel was willing to restructure his contract to play for the Atlanta Falcons.

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


Falcons low key for NFL Draft

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons made quite a splash in last year's NFL draft.

April 25, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons look to build new stadium

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have changed their mind in wanting to build a new retractable-roof stadium that would result in the demolition of the Georgia Dome.

April 25, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons hope to acquire Samuel

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons were in negotiations Tuesday to acquire cornerback Asante Samuel from the Philadelphia Eagles.

April 24, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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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


Falcons host Titans

FLOWERY BRANCH - A visit from the Tennessee Titans on Monday didn't change the tone of the Atlanta Falcons' fight-filled training camp.

August 04, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Backup RBs prepping quickly

FLOWERY BRANCH - Steven Jackson's latest hamstring injury is giving Jacquizz Rodgers, Devonta Freeman and Antone Smith a chance to fill the void at running back for the Atlanta Falcons.

August 02, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Matt Ryan teaching, adjusting to new faces on offense

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan is expanding his leadership role to include teaching young players and other newcomers in his seventh training camp with the Falcons.

July 29, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Trufant, Alford step into Atlanta defense leadership roles

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons need new leadership on defense, and coach Mike Smith says second-year cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford fit the job description perfectly.

July 28, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Better protect Matt

FLOWERY BRANCH - Through the first two days of training camp, the Atlanta Falcons look just fine along the offensive line.

July 26, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


A sense of urgency

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons won't be easing their way into this season.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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