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Offense lives up to expectations in win

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Now that's more like it.

September 10, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Tony Gonzalez excited about return to Kansas City

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Tony Gonzalez's phone blew up as soon as the NFL schedule came out.

September 05, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons ready to kick off 2012 season

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Entering his eighth NFL season, Roddy White believes this Atlanta Falcons team is the best he's seen.

September 03, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons fall short in preseason finale

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - When undrafted receiver Kevin Elliott arrived in Jacksonville, he had as much confidence as a seasoned veteran.

August 30, 2012 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons want more than playoffs

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have made a habit of reaching the playoffs.

August 28, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Fresh start excites Abraham, Edwards

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - John Abraham usually doesn't mind publicly critiquing his teammates on the Atlanta Falcons' defensive line.

August 27, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons try to sort out a crowded secondary

FLOWERY BRANCH - Brent Grimes tears off from one practice field to the next, leaping over a tackling pad that's about as tall as he is along the way.

August 21, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Rookie QB makes impression

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Once again, Dominique Davis is the new quarterback in camp, marveling at the work of established starter Matt Ryan.

August 20, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons WR White not concerned about big numbers

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Roddy White doesn't shy away from the diva tendencies of many successful receivers.

August 14, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan feeling good so far in preseason

  FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - As he prepares for his fifth season as starting quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons, Matt Ryan is grateful for all the rest he can get.

August 13, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Dent out with concussion

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith is having a tough time keeping his starting middle linebacker healthy.

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


Falcons' Smith to start 'real evaluation process'

ATLANTA - Mike Smith isn't thinking about the opponent as his Falcons enter their preseason opener against the Baltimore Ravens.

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


Falcons' Smith bounces up after taking big hit

DALTON, Ga. - The rule for the Falcons-Titans combined practice was no tackling to the ground.

August 06, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


White, Jones expect big results for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Roddy White and Julio Jones believe they can become the NFL's top receiving tandem.

August 02, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan stays humble

By CHARLES ODUM

July 30, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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Falcons romp to 56-14 win over hapless Buccaneers

ATLANTA - Devin Hester high-stepped into the NFL record book. Matt Ryan had as many touchdown passes as incompletions. Julio Jones made a spectacular over-the-shoulder catch tumbling into the end zone.

September 19, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, Bucs both eager to get back on field

ATLANTA - The short week came at a good time for the Atlanta Falcons.

September 17, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons LT Matthews returns

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons rookie left tackle Jake Matthews has returned to practice after missing last week's loss at Cincinnati with a sprained left ankle.

September 16, 2014 | ASSOCIATED PRESS | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Carimi may make first career start at LT

FLOWERY BRANCH - One week ago, Gabe Carimi was being groomed to be the Falcons' version of John Havlicek who could play backup roles across the offensive line.

September 11, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Hester shows he's more than just a return man in win

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Before the Atlanta Falcons decided to sign Devin Hester, they wanted to make sure he wasn't content just returning kickoffs and punts.

September 09, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Julio Jones healthy and ready to roll

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons receiver Julio Jones has waited 11 months to return from a broken right foot and regain his Pro Bowl form.

September 04, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan facing new questions after dismal year in '13

FLOWERY BRANCH - For Matt Ryan, there are none of those annoying questions about his playoff record.

September 03, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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


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