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Jackson: Falcons offense is finally complete

FLOWERY BRANCH - Steven Jackson is even more excited about the potential of the Atlanta Falcons' offense now that tight end Tony Gonzalez is back at practice. Jackson signed a three-year, free-agent contract as the NFL's active leading rusher in March for a myriad of reasons.

August 22, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Gonzalez reports to Falcons' camp

FLOWERY BRANCH - While the Atlanta Falcons hustled their way through a drill Tuesday, Tony Gonzalez grabbed a clipboard from an assistant coach, a bit perplexed about what was going on.

August 20, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Smith pleased with offense

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith was in a good mood after practice Saturday because his starting offense rolled Thursday night a 27-23 preseason loss at Baltimore, and it figures to get better Sunday with the return of Pro Bowl tight end Tony Gonzalez.

August 17, 2013 | By MATT WINKELJOHN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Linebacker concerns?

FLOWERY BRANCH - Sean Weatherspoon returned to Atlanta Falcons practice on Monday after sitting out a week because of a left finger injury.

August 12, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Banks cherishes debut in Atlanta

ATLANTA - A jubilant Brian Banks described his preseason debut with the Atlanta Falcons as "better than any roller-coaster ride you can ever get on."

August 09, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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


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Falcons face test against Gordon

FLOWERY BRANCH - Cornerback Desmond Trufant knows the Atlanta Falcons' secondary faces a major challenge as Josh Gordon returns this week for Cleveland.

November 20, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


First place Falcons?

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons reported to work Monday in a strange place.

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


Ryan, Bryant help Falcons top Panthers 19-17

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Atlanta Falcons are 4-6 - and tied for first place in the lowly NFC South.

November 16, 2014 | By STEVE REED Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons to face slumping Newton

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton is eager to break out of a four-game slump and the Atlanta Falcons could be exactly the opponent the fourth-year quarterback needs.

November 13, 2014 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan becomes vocal as losses pile up

FLOWERY BRANCH - With the losses piling up for the Atlanta Falcons, Matt Ryan felt the need to speak up.

November 12, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons finally on track

The Atlanta Falcons ended their five-game losing streak by coming off their bye week with a tough approach up front.

November 08, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta's Roddy White not smiling much these days

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Falcons receiver Roddy White can't find much to smile about these days.

November 07, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' road woes continue to mount

FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Mike Smith can't seem to pull the Atlanta Falcons from their two-year rut on the road.

November 05, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons back to work

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons returned to work on Monday, a bit more upbeat after a week off.

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


Falcons' promises are falling flat

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons haven't backed up their offseason promise to be more physical and limit mistakes.

October 31, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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