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McClure in the middle of playoff run

FLOWERY BRANCH - When Todd McClure was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons, they had just made it to the Super Bowl for the first time.

January 18, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Kaepernick the key

By CHARLES ODUM

January 17, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


'Mr. Automatic' a constant weapon

FLOWERY BRANCH - When Matt Bryant is on the sideline, fully aware the game might be decided by his right leg, he'll drape a towel over his head to shut out the world.

January 16, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons coach to face former team

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Mike Nolan's 3½-year tenure as coach for the San Francisco 49ers offered few highlights on the field.

January 15, 2013 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


One win not enough for ATL

FLOWERY BRANCH, - A slip of the tongue gave away Atlanta coach Mike Smith's focus.

January 14, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Can Falcons forget about 2010?

ATLANTA - It's 2010 all over again for the Atlanta Falcons.

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


Terry hones Julio Jones

FLOWERY BRANCH - Nearly every time Julio Jones reports to work, the second-year Atlanta receiver seeks out position coach Terry Robiskie.

January 11, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


One more chance for Tony

FLOWERY BRANCH - Tony Gonzalez has no intention of pulling a Ray Lewis before retirement.

January 10, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons look to end drought

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons know what it takes to win in the regular season.

January 09, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Re-tooled coaching staff finally has Falcons coordinated

FLOWERY BRANCH - Last year's playoff disappointment hit so hard that Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith needed to change his staff from the top.

January 08, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


After bye week, Falcons prepare for Seahawks

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons have more than home-field advantage to help their chances against Seattle in the playoffs.

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


Pro Bowl? It's Super Bowl or bust for Roddy

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White has gotten over his initial disappointment of missing out on the Pro Bowl for the first time in five years.

January 04, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Flat Falcons don't get it done in loss to Buccaneers

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan refused to accept the rationale for why the Falcons were not motivated for their last regular-season game.

December 31, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Business as usual for top-seeded Falcons

ATLANTA - Falcons starters are not expecting a short day against Tampa Bay on Sunday just because they've clinched home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs.

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


Gonzalez still considering retirement

FLOWERY BRANCH - Tony Gonzalez is still 95 percent sure he will retire at the end of the season.

December 27, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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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


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


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