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Banks cherishes debut in Atlanta

ATLANTA - A jubilant Brian Banks described his preseason debut with the Atlanta Falcons as "better than any roller-coaster ride you can ever get on."

August 09, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Holmes to get first start

FLOWERY BRANCH - The matchup to watch in tonight's Falcons-Bengals preseason opener will be Atlanta right tackle Lamar Holmes against Cincinnati defensive end Robert Geathers.

August 07, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Dalton looking to become Andy Ice for Bengals

FLOWERY BRANCH - Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton hopes to build a late-game resume similar to Falcons QB Matt Ryan's.

August 06, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Mayor: Partial deal for Falcons stadium land

ATLANTA - Atlanta officials have reached a $19.5 million preliminary deal to buy the property of one of two churches needed to build a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons, Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday.

August 06, 2013 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Roddy's own bar is set pretty high

FLOWERY BRANCH - Roddy White knows better than most how the Atlanta Falcons' expectations have changed.

July 29, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Osi's fresh start

FLOWERY BRANCH - Ask Osi Umenyiora about playing in Atlanta and the Falcons' new defensive end smiles instantly.

July 27, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Gonzalez takes new approach into final training camp

FLOWERY BRANCH - Tony Gonzalez had to wait until his final season to strike a perfect training camp balance for both him and the Atlanta Falcons.

July 26, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan, Falcons come to terms

FLOWERY BRANCH - Now that he's wearing a $100 million smile, quarterback Matt Ryan is ready to get back to work for the Atlanta Falcons.

July 25, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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


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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


Falcons to face rookie QB Bridgewater

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons' defense was handed a new challenge on Monday as players returned from their long weekend: How to contain Teddy Bridgewater.

September 22, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Hester now stands alone as NFL greatest returner

ATLANTA - Devin Hester gets a text every morning from Deion Sanders, usually with some sort of inspirational message.

September 19, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons romp to 56-14 win over hapless Buccaneers

ATLANTA - Devin Hester high-stepped into the NFL record book. Matt Ryan had as many touchdown passes as incompletions. Julio Jones made a spectacular over-the-shoulder catch tumbling into the end zone.

September 19, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, Bucs both eager to get back on field

ATLANTA - The short week came at a good time for the Atlanta Falcons.

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


Falcons LT Matthews returns

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons rookie left tackle Jake Matthews has returned to practice after missing last week's loss at Cincinnati with a sprained left ankle.

September 16, 2014 | ASSOCIATED PRESS | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Carimi may make first career start at LT

FLOWERY BRANCH - One week ago, Gabe Carimi was being groomed to be the Falcons' version of John Havlicek who could play backup roles across the offensive line.

September 11, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Hester shows he's more than just a return man in win

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Before the Atlanta Falcons decided to sign Devin Hester, they wanted to make sure he wasn't content just returning kickoffs and punts.

September 09, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Julio Jones healthy and ready to roll

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons receiver Julio Jones has waited 11 months to return from a broken right foot and regain his Pro Bowl form.

September 04, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan facing new questions after dismal year in '13

FLOWERY BRANCH - For Matt Ryan, there are none of those annoying questions about his playoff record.

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


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