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Falcons' Biermann, Ewing lost for season

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons were looking for two new starters on Monday after losing defensive end Kroy Biermann and fullback Bradie Ewing to season-ending injuries.

September 16, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Jones has huge day, Falcons hold off Rams 31-24

ATLANTA - With so many teammates hurting, Julio Jones had to play an even bigger role for the Atlanta Falcons.

September 15, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sweeten deal to buy church for stadium

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are offering an extra $8 million to purchase a church property that sits at the site of a proposed $1 billion, retractable roof stadium that the NFL team wants to build, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said Friday.

September 13, 2013 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons new DBs answer the call

FLOWERY BRANCH - For Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford, there was no time for a leisurely transition to the NFL.

September 11, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


O-line still a question after Saints loss

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have some of the most dynamic offensive players in the league.

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


Falcons fall just short vs. Saints in opener

NEW ORLEANS - Just like last season, Matt Ryan had the Atlanta Falcons achingly close to a late go-ahead touchdown against New Orleans at the Superdome. Once again, they could not finish the deal.

September 08, 2013 | By GUERRY SMITH Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


White vows to play opener vs Saints

FLOWERY BRANCH - Roddy White isn't promising he'll be 100 percent for the Falcons' opener at the Saints on Sunday.

September 05, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Ryan large and in charge in Atlanta

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan knows that being a quarterback comes with certain responsibilities.

September 04, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Smith: Falcons have work to do

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons coach Mike Smith isn't terribly concerned that his offensive line and secondary had some big leaks in a preseason loss at Tennessee.

August 26, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Locker throws TD, Titans beat Falcons 27-16

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Beating a team that played in the NFC championship game is nice in the preseason. Winning when both the Titans and Atlanta Falcons played their starters into the second half makes it even better.

August 25, 2013 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, Tony Gonzalez face Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Titans certainly are getting tested this preseason by one playoff team after another. And now they get to play Atlanta, a team that just missed a trip to the Super Bowl.

August 23, 2013 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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


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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


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