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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


Peters back in practice

FLOWERY BRANCH - Corey Peters battled doubts about his future in the NFL after he tore his Achilles tendon late last season.

August 19, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


With Baker out for season, Falcons shift offensive line

FLOWERY BRANCH - When the Atlanta Falcons drafted Jake Matthews, they figured he would take over at left tackle someday.

August 18, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Watt and Clowney await Falcons

HOUSTON - J.J. Watt feels as if he gets asked about playing with Jadeveon Clowney every day.

August 15, 2014 | By CHRIS DUNCAN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, Texans practice together

HOUSTON - For Brian Cushing, there's no substitute to being on the field.

August 13, 2014 | By CHRIS DUNCAN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Soliai, Jackson beefing up D-line

FLOWERY BRANCH - The mandate came from the top of the Atlanta Falcons' chain of command when the offseason began.

August 12, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Smith a pleasant surprise at RB

FLOWERY BRANCH - Antone Smith, best known for his special teams play in his first five seasons with the Falcons, finally has a chance to show he deserves playing time at running back.

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


Falcons rookie OL Matthews impresses Smith

FLOWERY BRANCH - Jake Matthews' first live NFL action gives Atlanta coach Mike Smith reason to think the No. 6 overall draft pick has potential to become an elite player.

August 09, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan comes out sharp, Falcons win

ATLANTA - Atlanta's Matt Ryan and Miami's Ryan Tannehill showed how starting quarterbacks should handle preseason openers.

August 08, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' backup QBs in spotlight vs. Dolphins

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons hope to find clarity in the competition to determine quarterback Matt Ryan's backup in Friday night's preseason opener against the Miami Dolphins.

August 07, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons host Titans

FLOWERY BRANCH - A visit from the Tennessee Titans on Monday didn't change the tone of the Atlanta Falcons' fight-filled training camp.

August 04, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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Health a concern for Flacons

FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Dan Quinn is hoping the Atlanta Falcons' list of injuries doesn't get any longer.

September 01, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Panthers going for 3rd straight title in middling NFC South

Now that Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers are the first team since the NFC South was established in 2002 to repeat as division champs ...

September 01, 2015 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' offense has issues

FLOWERY BRANCH, - The Atlanta Falcons' most glaring unanswered questions are on offense as they began a short practice week before their final preseason game against ...

August 31, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons give audition to former Bears, Redskins QB Grossman

ATLANTA - Rex Grossman, who hasn't taken a snap in an NFL game since 2011, could soon join the competition to be the backup for ...

August 25, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan looks to show off his mobility this season

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Matt Ryan has no plans to become a running quarterback.

August 17, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Rookie Mariota struggles early as Falcons top Titans, 31-24

ATLANTA - Tennessee rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota, whose first two drives ended with an interception and a fumble, recovered to lead a touchdown drive in the ...

August 14, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons still looking for best 5 on offensive line

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The start of the preseason schedule finds the Atlanta Falconsstill looking at different combinations on their new-look offensive line.

August 12, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Quinn looks to improve defense

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Dan Quinn isn't going to make comparisons to his old team.

August 11, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Julio Jones hopes to spend entire career with Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Team owner Arthur Blank wants Julio Jones to be with theAtlanta Falcons his entire career.

August 10, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Antone Smith impresses as top 2 RBs sit out

BUFORD, Ga. - One week into training camp, first-year coach Dan Quinn is pleased theAtlanta Falcons haven't been hit with a major injury.

August 07, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons suddenly thin at RB position

By CHARLES ODUM

August 06, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Freeman a running and receiving threat

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Devonta Freeman was more than willing to take up the slack when Atlanta Falcons rookie running back Tevin Coleman missed Wednesday ...

August 05, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Julio Jones hoping for new contract before season

ATLANTA - After losing a few pounds in the offseason, Atlanta Falcons wide receiverJulio Jones believes he is stronger and more explosive.

August 03, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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