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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


New DC Nolan aiming to shape up Falcon defense

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta coach Mike Smith is looking for new defensive coordinator Mike Nolan to help the Falcons increase their third-down stops.

July 28, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Tony Gonzalez leaning strongly toward retirement

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez is close to retiring from the NFL.

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


Ryan driven to improve in 5th season

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Matt Ryan wasn't satisfied to set a Falcons record for yards passing in a season in 2011.

July 26, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons adjusting to loss of Tatupu at linebacker

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons are making new plans at middle linebacker after losing Lofa Tatupu for the season with a chest muscle injury.

July 25, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


 John Abraham happy he's back with Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - For much of the offseason, it appeared John Abraham was a player the Atlanta Falcons could not afford to re-sign.

June 21, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' 2nd-year players catching up during minicamp

FLOWERY BRANCH - Rookies are not the only Atlanta Falcons players going through their first minicamp this week.

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


Lofa Tatupu relishing his career revival with the Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - Lofa Tatupu started to believe his career was over as he spent the 2011 season away football.

June 19, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Weatherspoon ready to emerge

FLOWERY BRANCH - Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon is already the vocal leader of Atlanta's defense.

June 14, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons using screen passes to spread out defenses

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are installing a new aerial attack, one that emphasizes screen passes.

June 06, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Samuel makes some noise at Falcons' OTAs

FLOWERY BRANCH - Asante Samuel was impossible to ignore during the Atlanta Falcons' first full-squad practice this offseason on Tuesday.

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


Konz impresses on first day of camp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Coach Mike Smith likes what he's seen from one of the Atlanta Falcons' two high-profile rookie offensive linemen.

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


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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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