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McClure retires after 14 years with Falcons

ATLANTA - Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Monday that retiring center Todd McClure will have a new home in the team's Ring of Honor.

March 25, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Jackson believes Falcons are his ticket to the top

ATLANTA - Steven Jackson has wanted to hold up the Lombardi Trophy since he was 10 years old.

March 15, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Steven Jackson signs with Falcons

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons found their replacement for Michael Turner on Thursday by agreeing to terms with Steven Jackson, considered the top free-agent running back, on a three-year, $12 million deal.

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


Terms reached for downtown stadium

ATLANTA - Atlanta's mayor and Falcons owner Arthur Blank have agreed to financing terms for a new $1 billion, retractable-roof stadium to replace the 20-year-old Georgia Dome and keep the team's home games in the city's downtown, the two men said Thursday.

March 07, 2013 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Bye bye birdies

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons started their youth movement Friday by ditching three key players from the most successful era in franchise history.

March 01, 2013 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Oh so close

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith walked into the room, rubbed his white hair and sat down at the podium.

January 21, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons trying to get it

ATLANTA - The Falcons are well aware of just how desperate this city is for its first Super Bowl championship.

January 19, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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


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Trufant, Atlanta Falcons defense wary of Brees

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant expects to be exhausted by the end of Atlanta's NFC South showdown Sunday at New Orleans.

December 18, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Saints showdown 'just another game'

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Quarterback Matt Ryan says he and the Atlanta Falcons face no added pressure with everything on the line this week.

December 17, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Smith faces uncertain future with Falcons

December 15, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Jones misses another practice

FLOWERY BRANCH - Another Falcons practice without Julio Jones was followed by another vote of confidence from coach Mike Smith that the star wide receiver will make it back from his hip injury this week.

December 12, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons flying low down stretch

FLOWERY BRANCH - It's possible 5-8 never looked so good.

December 11, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Julio questionable after hip injury

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons coach Mike Smith said Tuesday the "intention" is for wide receiver Julio Jones to play this week against Pittsburgh after hurting his hip in Monday night's loss at Green Bay.

December 09, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons need big offensive showing against Packers

FLOWERY BRANCH - An impressive win over Arizona's strong defense was a confidence-booster for running back Steven Jackson and the Falcons' offense.

December 05, 2014 | BY CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Nolan, Falcons face tough task against Green Bay

FLOWERY BRANCH - At 5-7 and sporting the NFL's most leaky defense, the Atlanta Falcons look like a mismatch against Green Bay star quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

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


Falcons enter final month with win and division lead

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons are two games below .500.

December 01, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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


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