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Nolan tinkering with schemes to improve defense

FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Mike Smith hopes defensive coordinator Mike Nolan has a full complement of healthy players after the Atlanta Falcons endured so many injuries last year.

June 04, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Dimitroff might seek OL help for Ryan in 1st round

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have an advantage over most teams that have the No. 6 pick in the NFL draft. The Falcons already have their franchise quarterback.

May 05, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Smith wants bigger, stronger lines for Falcons this season

FLOWERY BRANCH - Just two days into Atlanta's offseason workout program, Falcons coach Mike Smith is calling for major improvement on both sides of the line of scrimmage.

April 22, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Moms learn youth safety from Falcons

ALPHARETTA - Deanna Kathumbi-Jackson feels better about letting her young sons play tackle football.

March 18, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons sign 3 linemen on 1st day of free agency

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons began a major overhaul Tuesday after a dismal season, signing three linemen at the start of free agency, re-signing defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux, and cutting former Pro Bowl safety Thomas DeCoud.

March 11, 2014 | by PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Pioli to Falcons

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons hired Scott Pioli as assistant general manager on Wednesday, reuniting him with GM Thomas Dimitroff.

January 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Blank puts his support behind Smith

ATLANTA - Falcons owner Arthur Blank fully supports coach Mike Smith and general manager Thomas Dimitroff and believes they'll lead his team back to the playoffs in 2014.

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


Sunday one last hurrah for Falcons' Gonzalez

FLOWERY BRANCH - Tony Gonzalez is having a harder time saying goodbye to the NFL than he imagined.

December 27, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Peters injury brings Falcons' IR total up to 11 for season

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are finishing the season with 11 players on injured reserve, including two additions this week.

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


Smith bemoans second half woes

December 25, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


49ers host Falcons in NFC title game rematch

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two teams separated by just a few plays and all of four points for a berth to the Super Bowl last February now find themselves on opposite ends of the spectrum and standings.

December 21, 2013 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Last road trip for Falcons' Gonzalez

ATLANTA - When he first looked at Atlanta's 2013 schedule, Tony Gonzalez was thrilled to see a late December rematch with the San Francisco 49ers.

December 20, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan plagued by interceptions on the road

FLOWERY BRANCH - The ugliest low points of a miserable season for Matt Ryan and the Falcons have come on the road.

December 19, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


White hopes late surge continues

December 18, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Smith hopes Atlanta can keep creating turnovers

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons coach Mike Smith hopes his defense is finally starting to understand how to create takeaways.

December 16, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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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


First place Falcons?

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons reported to work Monday in a strange place.

November 17, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan, Bryant help Falcons top Panthers 19-17

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Atlanta Falcons are 4-6 - and tied for first place in the lowly NFC South.

November 16, 2014 | By STEVE REED Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons to face slumping Newton

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton is eager to break out of a four-game slump and the Atlanta Falcons could be exactly the opponent the fourth-year quarterback needs.

November 13, 2014 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan becomes vocal as losses pile up

FLOWERY BRANCH - With the losses piling up for the Atlanta Falcons, Matt Ryan felt the need to speak up.

November 12, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons finally on track

The Atlanta Falcons ended their five-game losing streak by coming off their bye week with a tough approach up front.

November 08, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Atlanta's Roddy White not smiling much these days

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Falcons receiver Roddy White can't find much to smile about these days.

November 07, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' road woes continue to mount

FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Mike Smith can't seem to pull the Atlanta Falcons from their two-year rut on the road.

November 05, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons back to work

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons returned to work on Monday, a bit more upbeat after a week off.

November 03, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' promises are falling flat

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons haven't backed up their offseason promise to be more physical and limit mistakes.

October 31, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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