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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


White signs 4-year extension

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a four-year extension with receiver Roddy White on the eve of training camp on Thursday.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons open up preseason camp

ATLANTA - Mike Smith didn't like seeing the Atlanta Falcons pushed around in 2013.

July 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Ryan tries to put dismal year behind him

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan likes to hang out with family and friends, play golf and take a vacation or two in the offseason.

June 19, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Roddy White mourning, motivated

FLOWERY BRANCH - Roddy White promises to give his teammates the spotlight when the Atlanta Falcons star in HBO's "Hard Knocks" series during training camp.

June 17, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


WR Jones recovery taking 'an eternity'

FLOWERY BRANCH - For Julio Jones, eight months away from football "feels like an eternity."

June 10, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Nolan tinkering with schemes to improve defense

FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Mike Smith hopes defensive coordinator Mike Nolan has a full complement of healthy players after the Atlanta Falcons endured so many injuries last year.

June 04, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Dimitroff might seek OL help for Ryan in 1st round

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have an advantage over most teams that have the No. 6 pick in the NFL draft. The Falcons already have their franchise quarterback.

May 05, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Smith wants bigger, stronger lines for Falcons this season

FLOWERY BRANCH - Just two days into Atlanta's offseason workout program, Falcons coach Mike Smith is calling for major improvement on both sides of the line of scrimmage.

April 22, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Moms learn youth safety from Falcons

ALPHARETTA - Deanna Kathumbi-Jackson feels better about letting her young sons play tackle football.

March 18, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign 3 linemen on 1st day of free agency

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons began a major overhaul Tuesday after a dismal season, signing three linemen at the start of free agency, re-signing defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux, and cutting former Pro Bowl safety Thomas DeCoud.

March 11, 2014 | by PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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Health a concern for Flacons

FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Dan Quinn is hoping the Atlanta Falcons' list of injuries doesn't get any longer.

September 01, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Panthers going for 3rd straight title in middling NFC South

Now that Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers are the first team since the NFC South was established in 2002 to repeat as division champs ...

September 01, 2015 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' offense has issues

FLOWERY BRANCH, - The Atlanta Falcons' most glaring unanswered questions are on offense as they began a short practice week before their final preseason game against ...

August 31, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons give audition to former Bears, Redskins QB Grossman

ATLANTA - Rex Grossman, who hasn't taken a snap in an NFL game since 2011, could soon join the competition to be the backup for ...

August 25, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan looks to show off his mobility this season

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Matt Ryan has no plans to become a running quarterback.

August 17, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Rookie Mariota struggles early as Falcons top Titans, 31-24

ATLANTA - Tennessee rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota, whose first two drives ended with an interception and a fumble, recovered to lead a touchdown drive in the ...

August 14, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons still looking for best 5 on offensive line

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The start of the preseason schedule finds the Atlanta Falconsstill looking at different combinations on their new-look offensive line.

August 12, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Quinn looks to improve defense

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Dan Quinn isn't going to make comparisons to his old team.

August 11, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Julio Jones hopes to spend entire career with Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Team owner Arthur Blank wants Julio Jones to be with theAtlanta Falcons his entire career.

August 10, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Antone Smith impresses as top 2 RBs sit out

BUFORD, Ga. - One week into training camp, first-year coach Dan Quinn is pleased theAtlanta Falcons haven't been hit with a major injury.

August 07, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons suddenly thin at RB position

By CHARLES ODUM

August 06, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Freeman a running and receiving threat

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Devonta Freeman was more than willing to take up the slack when Atlanta Falcons rookie running back Tevin Coleman missed Wednesday ...

August 05, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Julio Jones hoping for new contract before season

ATLANTA - After losing a few pounds in the offseason, Atlanta Falcons wide receiverJulio Jones believes he is stronger and more explosive.

August 03, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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