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Jones, Matt Ryan on the same page

BUFORD - The NFL lockout hasn't affected an emerging friendship between Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and rookie receiver Julio Jones.

June 22, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons add depth to roster

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons added depth at linebacker on Friday night with only their second pick in the NFL draft.

April 30, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons trade up for UA WR Jones

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have made a bold draft-day trade to select Alabama wide receiver Julio Jones.

April 28, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Johnson, Hawks hold off Knicks

ATLANTA - Joe Johnson scored 34 points and the Atlanta Hawks turned back New York's late comeback to beat the Knicks 111-102 on Friday night.

January 28, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


New kids on the top

ATLANTA - Bart Starr. Lambeau Field. Ray Nitschke. Titletown USA. Reggie White. Heck, they even named the Super Bowl trophy after Green Bay's most famous coach.

January 14, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Dimitroff not typical GM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Thomas Dimitroff looked out the window of his office at the Falcons practice facility and saw something real unusual for these parts: a steep hill covered in several inches of pristine powder.

January 12, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Rodgers and Ryan set for playoff passing showdown

GREEN BAY, Wis. - They'll be trying like mad to knock each other's teams out of the playoffs on Saturday. As two of the NFL's top young passers, they're bound to be compared for the rest of their careers.

January 11, 2011 | By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons focusing on showdown with Packers

ATLANTA - A winter storm that closed schools, government buildings and many businesses in the Atlanta area couldn't stop the Atlanta Falcons from their first chance to prepare for the Green Bay Packers.

January 10, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Turner not concerned with fumbles

FLOWERY BRANCH - Having showered and dressed after practice, Michael Turner is heading for a weekend off Friday when Roddy White nails his Atlanta Falcons teammate with a cupcake to the side of the face.

January 07, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons starved for playoff success

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons hope their home-field advantage in the playoffs will make up for a shortage of players who have won in the postseason.

January 06, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons savor top seed

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith is trying to establish business as usual during the Atlanta Falcons' bye week.

January 03, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


A lot on the line

ATLANTA - With so much to protect, the Atlanta Falcons are wary about playing a Carolina team with so little to lose.

December 31, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan still believes in Falcons' offense

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan and the Falcons are expecting better offensive production in Atlanta's important final regular-season game against Carolina.

December 30, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons playing the blame game

FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Mike Smith says the Atlanta Falcons take pride in three core principles.

December 28, 2010 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Getting back on track

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Dunta Robinson has played 22 games since his last interception.

December 25, 2010 | By GEORGE HENRY 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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