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Falcons pick SE Louisiana CB Alford

FLOWERY BRANCH - Cornerback Robert Alford was too good for the Falcons to pass up in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday night, even though Atlanta also selected a cornerback in the first round.

April 26, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan 'not too worried' about status of new deal

DULUTH - Matt Ryan isn't focusing on contract talks as he appears destined to become the NFL's next $100 million quarterback.

April 15, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Exonerated Banks signs with the Falcons

ATLANTA - Brian Banks said signing with the Atlanta Falcons is his second-biggest accomplishment.

April 03, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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


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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


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