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Rookies learn the hard way

FLOWERY BRANCH - Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford aren't having an easy time learning how to play cornerback in the NFL.

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


Jackson focused on Falcons' rushing woes

FLOWERY BRANCH - Steven Jackson is still trying to feel his way through his first offseason with the Atlanta Falcons.

June 19, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons could add one more veteran

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said Wednesday he likes what he has seen of his team through offseason workouts.

June 12, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan pleased with spring progress

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan said Tuesday his focus is on his new teammates and a new season and he's not fretting about the status of his new contract.

June 11, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Nolan working around absences

May 29, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons get $200M loan from owners for stadium

BOSTON - NFL owners approved a $200 million loan Tuesday for the Atlanta Falcons to build a new stadium.

May 21, 2013 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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


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Matt Ryan teaching, adjusting to new faces on offense

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan is expanding his leadership role to include teaching young players and other newcomers in his seventh training camp with the Falcons.

July 29, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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


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