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Falcons' Holmes to get first start

FLOWERY BRANCH - The matchup to watch in tonight's Falcons-Bengals preseason opener will be Atlanta right tackle Lamar Holmes against Cincinnati defensive end Robert Geathers.

August 07, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Dalton looking to become Andy Ice for Bengals

FLOWERY BRANCH - Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton hopes to build a late-game resume similar to Falcons QB Matt Ryan's.

August 06, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Mayor: Partial deal for Falcons stadium land

ATLANTA - Atlanta officials have reached a $19.5 million preliminary deal to buy the property of one of two churches needed to build a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons, Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday.

August 06, 2013 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Roddy's own bar is set pretty high

FLOWERY BRANCH - Roddy White knows better than most how the Atlanta Falcons' expectations have changed.

July 29, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Osi's fresh start

FLOWERY BRANCH - Ask Osi Umenyiora about playing in Atlanta and the Falcons' new defensive end smiles instantly.

July 27, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Gonzalez takes new approach into final training camp

FLOWERY BRANCH - Tony Gonzalez had to wait until his final season to strike a perfect training camp balance for both him and the Atlanta Falcons.

July 26, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan, Falcons come to terms

FLOWERY BRANCH - Now that he's wearing a $100 million smile, quarterback Matt Ryan is ready to get back to work for the Atlanta Falcons.

July 25, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Rookies learn the hard way

FLOWERY BRANCH - Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford aren't having an easy time learning how to play cornerback in the NFL.

June 20, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Jackson focused on Falcons' rushing woes

FLOWERY BRANCH - Steven Jackson is still trying to feel his way through his first offseason with the Atlanta Falcons.

June 19, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons could add one more veteran

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said Wednesday he likes what he has seen of his team through offseason workouts.

June 12, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan pleased with spring progress

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan said Tuesday his focus is on his new teammates and a new season and he's not fretting about the status of his new contract.

June 11, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Nolan working around absences

May 29, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons get $200M loan from owners for stadium

BOSTON - NFL owners approved a $200 million loan Tuesday for the Atlanta Falcons to build a new stadium.

May 21, 2013 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons pick SE Louisiana CB Alford

FLOWERY BRANCH - Cornerback Robert Alford was too good for the Falcons to pass up in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday night, even though Atlanta also selected a cornerback in the first round.

April 26, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan 'not too worried' about status of new deal

DULUTH - Matt Ryan isn't focusing on contract talks as he appears destined to become the NFL's next $100 million quarterback.

April 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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