FLOWERY BRANCH - Lofa Tatupu started to believe his career was over as he spent the 2011 season away football.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon is already the vocal leader of Atlanta's defense.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are installing a new aerial attack, one that emphasizes screen passes.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Asante Samuel was impossible to ignore during the Atlanta Falcons' first full-squad practice this offseason on Tuesday.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Coach Mike Smith likes what he's seen from one of the Atlanta Falcons' two high-profile rookie offensive linemen.
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.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons didn't have a pick in the first round of the NFL draft.
ATLANTA - Asante Samuel was willing to restructure his contract to play for the Atlanta Falcons.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons made quite a splash in last year's NFL draft.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have changed their mind in wanting to build a new retractable-roof stadium that would result in the demolition of the Georgia Dome.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons were in negotiations Tuesday to acquire cornerback Asante Samuel from the Philadelphia Eagles.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Nolan has no plans to switch the Atlanta Falcons to a 3-4 scheme in his first year as defensive coordinator.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons hired former San Francisco head coach Mike Nolan as their defensive coordinator on Wednesday, hoping he can toughen up a unit that has rarely ranked among the NFL elite.
ATLANTA - Dirk Koetter believes the Atlanta Falcons already have the pieces they need to become an elite offense.
ATLANTA - Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Wednesday he is disappointed the team is "not where we need to be," but he said turnover on the coaching staff may help.
ATLANTA - In the midst of two losing seasons, the Atlanta Falcons tried to pump up the noise.
The Falcons' financially conservative approach to this year's free-agent signings may have been influenced by hopes of keeping star wide receiver Julio Jones from leaving next year.
Jacob Tamme found the bigger offensive role he was looking for in Atlanta, where the Falcons were seeking a veteran tight end a year after the retirement of Tony Gonzalez.
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