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Falcons release fullback Mughelli

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons cleared an opening for rookie fullback Bradie Ewing on Tuesday when they released veteran Ovie Mughelli in a move that also frees salary cap space.

May 08, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons in line for new stadium

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons didn't have a pick in the first round of the NFL draft.

April 26, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons acquire Samuel

ATLANTA - Asante Samuel was willing to restructure his contract to play for the Atlanta Falcons.

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


Falcons low key for NFL Draft

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons made quite a splash in last year's NFL draft.

April 25, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons look to build new stadium

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have changed their mind in wanting to build a new retractable-roof stadium that would result in the demolition of the Georgia Dome.

April 25, 2012 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons hope to acquire Samuel

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons were in negotiations Tuesday to acquire cornerback Asante Samuel from the Philadelphia Eagles.

April 24, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' new defensive coordinator to keep 4-3 scheme

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Nolan has no plans to switch the Atlanta Falcons to a 3-4 scheme in his first year as defensive coordinator.

January 18, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons hire Nolan as defensive coordinator

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons hired former San Francisco head coach Mike Nolan as their defensive coordinator on Wednesday, hoping he can toughen up a unit that has rarely ranked among the NFL elite.

January 17, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Koetter eager to help Falcons' offense succeed

ATLANTA - Dirk Koetter believes the Atlanta Falcons already have the pieces they need to become an elite offense.

January 16, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons owner disappointed with his team

ATLANTA - Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Wednesday he is disappointed the team is "not where we need to be," but he said turnover on the coaching staff may help.

January 11, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' defense could take big hit in free agency

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons are in danger of losing many of their top defensive players as free agents.

January 10, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons 'didn't get the job done'

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - After another one-and-done in the playoffs, Falcons coach Mike Smith said Monday his team's season can't be called a success.

January 09, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


NY's momentum vs. ATL's experience

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The New York Giants are only four years removed from their last Super Bowl victory, and they have nothing on the Atlanta Falcons in terms of postseason experience.

January 07, 2012 | By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, Giants: Big-play offenses

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Anyone looking for the big play this weekend, the coast-to-coast catch and run, should turn on the NFC wild-card game with the Atlanta Falcons and New York Giants.

January 06, 2012 | By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Linebackers pumped up

FLOWERY BRANCH - Curtis Lofton isn't worried that the Atlanta Falcons have depth issues at linebacker entering the playoffs.

January 06, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | 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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