FLOWERY BRANCH - Brent Grimes tears off from one practice field to the next, leaping over a tackling pad that's about as tall as he is along the way.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Once again, Dominique Davis is the new quarterback in camp, marveling at the work of established starter Matt Ryan.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Roddy White doesn't shy away from the diva tendencies of many successful receivers.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - As he prepares for his fifth season as starting quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons, Matt Ryan is grateful for all the rest he can get.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith is having a tough time keeping his starting middle linebacker healthy.
ATLANTA - Mike Smith isn't thinking about the opponent as his Falcons enter their preseason opener against the Baltimore Ravens.
DALTON, Ga. - The rule for the Falcons-Titans combined practice was no tackling to the ground.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Roddy White and Julio Jones believe they can become the NFL's top receiving tandem.
By CHARLES ODUM
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta coach Mike Smith is looking for new defensive coordinator Mike Nolan to help the Falcons increase their third-down stops.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez is close to retiring from the NFL.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Matt Ryan wasn't satisfied to set a Falcons record for yards passing in a season in 2011.
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.
FLOWERY BRANCH - For much of the offseason, it appeared John Abraham was a player the Atlanta Falcons could not afford to re-sign.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Rookies are not the only Atlanta Falcons players going through their first minicamp this week.
ATLANTA - In the midst of two losing seasons, the Atlanta Falcons tried to pump up the noise.
The Falcons' financially conservative approach to this year's free-agent signings may have been influenced by hopes of keeping star wide receiver Julio Jones from leaving next year.
Jacob Tamme found the bigger offensive role he was looking for in Atlanta, where the Falcons were seeking a veteran tight end a year after the retirement of Tony Gonzalez.
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