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Defensive-minded Quinn leads explosive Falcons into playoffs

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Dan Quinn got a shot at being a head coach because of his work molding one of the league's best defenses.

January 06, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Matt Ryan finally leads Falcons back to playoffs

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Matt Ryan is back in the playoffs after a four-year wait.

December 28, 2016 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


A rookie disappointment, Beasley makes huge leap for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Vic Beasley heard the grumbling. He was a wasted pick in the first round. He wasn't going to be able to play every down in the NFL.

December 08, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons face Cardinals following bye week

ATLANTA (AP) - After a week off, the Atlanta Falcons feel their best is yet to come.

November 25, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan among league's quarterback ironmen

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The opening question to Matt Ryan's weekly news conference made the quarterback nervous.

October 20, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons hope spending week on the road brings team closer

SEATTLE (AP) - Atlanta coach Dan Quinn views having the Falcons practice in the Pacific Northwest as an opportunity to maximize preparation for Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks and bring his team closer together.

October 12, 2016 | By JIM HOEHN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons feeling it

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Falcons coach Dan Quinn believes in the law of averages evening out.

September 19, 2016 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Julio Jones cleared, confirming status for opener

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Falcons had wide receiver Julio Jones back with full clearance for Thursday's practice, confirming the team's biggest star will be ready for Sunday's opening game against Tampa Bay.

September 08, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Matty Ice at crossroads after 3 straight non-winning seasons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Matt Ryan made it all look easy at the beginning of his NFL career.

September 07, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Veteran PK Graham returns to Falcons as more than 'camp leg'

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - After kicking for 10 teams in the past 15 seasons - and a few more teams in preseason camps - Shayne Graham knew to be prepared for another call.

August 23, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Freeney, Neal set to make preseason debuts for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Veteran Dwight Freeney and rookie Keanu Neal, newcomers who carry big expectations on Atlanta's defense, are expected to make their preseason debuts against Cleveland on Thursday night.

August 16, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Schaub gives Falcons 'cool' backup to starter Ryan

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Matt Schaub's cool presence in the huddle has the Falcons believing the offense can keep moving should starting quarterback Matt Ryan's long string of consecutive starts end this season.

August 08, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons rookie cut amid allegations of sexual assault

SALT LAKE CITY - The Atlanta Falcons cut rookie free agent linebacker Torrey Green on Thursday amid news that Utah law enforcement authorities were investigating allegations of sexual assault made against Green while he was a student at Utah State last year.

August 04, 2016 | By MICHELLE PRICE Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Jones downplays foot injury

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons star receiver Julio Jones insists the apparent foot injury that limited him from full participation in training camp again on Saturday is no big deal.

July 30, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Jones pulled from Falcons' first practice with minor injury

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons were cautious on the opening day of training camp Thursday, pulling star wide receiver Julio Jones out of practice with an injury coach Dan Quinn described as minor.

July 28, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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Falcons' Beasley still searching for more sacks

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Vic Beasley says he feels fine, that he's fully healthy and ready to ignite the Atlanta Falcons' pass rush.

December 13, 2017 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Former Atlanta Falcons, Texas great Tommy Nobis dies at 74

ATLANTA - Tommy Nobis, the first player drafted by the expansion Atlanta Falcons and a hard-hitting middle linebacker who was never fully recognized for his talents ...

December 13, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


All eyes on running backs in Falcons-Saints showdown

ATLANTA - If you like running backs, you've come to the right game.

December 06, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons can't afford any more slip-ups as they face Saints

ATLANTA (AP) - If the Atlanta Falcons are going to make another run at the Super Bowl, there's no room for any more slip-ups.

December 04, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Quinn sees improvement in Falcons' ability to hold a lead

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have a troublesome habit of maintaining a lead once they take it.

November 27, 2017 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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