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Trufant, Alford step into Atlanta defense leadership roles

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons need new leadership on defense, and coach Mike Smith says second-year cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford fit the job description perfectly.

July 28, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Better protect Matt

FLOWERY BRANCH - Through the first two days of training camp, the Atlanta Falcons look just fine along the offensive line.

July 26, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


A sense of urgency

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons won't be easing their way into this season.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


White signs 4-year extension

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a four-year extension with receiver Roddy White on the eve of training camp on Thursday.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons open up preseason camp

ATLANTA - Mike Smith didn't like seeing the Atlanta Falcons pushed around in 2013.

July 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Ryan tries to put dismal year behind him

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan likes to hang out with family and friends, play golf and take a vacation or two in the offseason.

June 19, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Roddy White mourning, motivated

FLOWERY BRANCH - Roddy White promises to give his teammates the spotlight when the Atlanta Falcons star in HBO's "Hard Knocks" series during training camp.

June 17, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


WR Jones recovery taking 'an eternity'

FLOWERY BRANCH - For Julio Jones, eight months away from football "feels like an eternity."

June 10, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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


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Articles by Section - 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


Freeman a running and receiving threat

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Devonta Freeman was more than willing to take up the slack when Atlanta Falcons rookie running back Tevin Coleman missed Wednesday ...

August 05, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Julio Jones hoping for new contract before season

ATLANTA - After losing a few pounds in the offseason, Atlanta Falcons wide receiverJulio Jones believes he is stronger and more explosive.

August 03, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Quinn brings hands-on approach to training camp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Dan Quinn brought a hands-on coaching style to his firstAtlanta Falcons' training camp on Friday.

July 31, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Quinn brings hands-on approach to training camp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Dan Quinn brought a hands-on coaching style to his firstAtlanta Falcons' training camp on Friday.

July 31, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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