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Falcons key may be on the defense

FLOWERY BRANCH - Heading into the opener Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons are drawing plenty of attention for that high-powered offense.

September 08, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Brown delivers as Steelers beat Falcons 34-16

PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh wide receiver Antonio Brown continued his electrifying preseason, catching four passes for 137 yards and two touchdowns as the Steelers beat Atlanta 34-16 on Saturday night.

August 27, 2011 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Garrard feels better for preseason debut vs. Falcons

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - David Garrard's back has been relatively pain free this week. No swelling, no tightness, no problems walking, sitting or getting out of bed.

August 18, 2011 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Peters' injury gives Jerry more reps for the Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Corey Peters' knee injury means more reps in practice for Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Peria Jerry.

August 16, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Livas returns punt for TD, Dolphins beat Falcons

ATLANTA - Phillip Livas scored on a 75-yard punt return in the third quarter to help Miami overcome a difficult start by quarterback Chad Henne in the Dolphins' 28-23 preseason victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Friday night.

August 12, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, Jones open preseason slate

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith believes Julio Jones' even temperament will be a big asset in the rookie's preseason debut tonight against Miami.

August 11, 2011 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Full Falcons' roster finally together

FLOWERY BRANCH - Almost a week after their training camp opened, the Atlanta Falcons finally worked Thursday for the first time with their full roster, including defensive end Ray Edwards and cornerback Brent Grimes.

August 05, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons put Packers in the past

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are still ticked off about their last game.

July 29, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan, Falcons return to work

July 26, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Free-agent frenzy looming large for NFL franchises

The free agency free-for-all has begun, mostly with obscure names from the college ranks.

July 26, 2011 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Jones, Matt Ryan on the same page

BUFORD - The NFL lockout hasn't affected an emerging friendship between Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and rookie receiver Julio Jones.

June 22, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons add depth to roster

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons added depth at linebacker on Friday night with only their second pick in the NFL draft.

April 30, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons trade up for UA WR Jones

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have made a bold draft-day trade to select Alabama wide receiver Julio Jones.

April 28, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Johnson, Hawks hold off Knicks

ATLANTA - Joe Johnson scored 34 points and the Atlanta Hawks turned back New York's late comeback to beat the Knicks 111-102 on Friday night.

January 28, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


New kids on the top

ATLANTA - Bart Starr. Lambeau Field. Ray Nitschke. Titletown USA. Reggie White. Heck, they even named the Super Bowl trophy after Green Bay's most famous coach.

January 14, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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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


Yates states case to be Falcons' backup QB

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith is waiting to select a backup quarterback.

August 28, 2014 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, Jags look to settle O-lines

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Jaguars had few, if any, concerns at center for a dozen years.

August 27, 2014 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Jackson returns

FLOWERY BRANCH - Steven Jackson practiced on Monday for the first time in almost a month, and Falcons coach Mike Smith said the running back is on schedule to be play in Atlanta's season opener against New Orleans.

August 25, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Sankey's late TD lifts Titans past Falcons 24-17

ATLANTA - A healthy Julio Jones made a big difference for Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons' offense.

August 23, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Hester looking for Falcons to rebound against Titans

ATLANTA - From his vantage point in Chicago, Devin Hester saw the Atlanta Falcons as a consistent playoff contender.

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


Youth leads Falcon defense

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith has put a strong emphasis since the start of training camp on improving the team's run defense.

August 20, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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