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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


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


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Falcons' skid reaches 4 with 29-7 loss to Ravens

BALTIMORE - With each passing week, the Atlanta Falcons - and their offense in particular - have become progressively worse.

October 19, 2014 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' offense slowing in fourth

FLOWERY BRANCH - Finishing strong is the ultimate goal for any football player.

October 15, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons nearing free fall

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have put themselves in quite a bind. Now, even though coach Mike Smith says nothing is off the table, don't look for a bunch of major changes.

October 13, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons face must-win in rare home game

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are back in familiar surroundings for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears.

October 08, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons falter again

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Quarterback Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons have improved their red zone efficiency, statistically speaking, from last year.

October 06, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Blalock, Douglas out of Falcons' game at Giants

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Coach Mike Smith says the Atlanta Falcons aren't concerned about the injuries that have reshuffled their offensive line.

October 03, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Osi Umenyiora returns to New York

FLOWERY BRANCH - Osi Umenyiora still goes online to play video games against his buddy Victor Cruz.

October 02, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Rookies doom Falcons

MINNEAPOLIS - Teddy Bridgewater playing with calm and poise beyond his years. Jerick McKinnon running hard between the tackles. Anthony Barr coming up with a big sack in the fourth quarter.

September 29, 2014 | By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons unleashing Julio Jones

FLOWERY BRANCH - These days, the game looks so much slower to Julio Jones.

September 27, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Running game showing improvement

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan has received plenty of accolades for his mammoth passing numbers in the opening month of the season. Another came Wednesday, when the Atlanta Falcons quarterback was named NFC offensive player of the week.

September 24, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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