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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


Backup RBs prepping quickly

FLOWERY BRANCH - Steven Jackson's latest hamstring injury is giving Jacquizz Rodgers, Devonta Freeman and Antone Smith a chance to fill the void at running back for the Atlanta Falcons.

August 02, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Matt Ryan teaching, adjusting to new faces on offense

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan is expanding his leadership role to include teaching young players and other newcomers in his seventh training camp with the Falcons.

July 29, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Trufant, Alford step into Atlanta defense leadership roles

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons need new leadership on defense, and coach Mike Smith says second-year cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford fit the job description perfectly.

July 28, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Better protect Matt

FLOWERY BRANCH - Through the first two days of training camp, the Atlanta Falcons look just fine along the offensive line.

July 26, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


A sense of urgency

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons won't be easing their way into this season.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


White signs 4-year extension

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a four-year extension with receiver Roddy White on the eve of training camp on Thursday.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons open up preseason camp

ATLANTA - Mike Smith didn't like seeing the Atlanta Falcons pushed around in 2013.

July 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Ryan tries to put dismal year behind him

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan likes to hang out with family and friends, play golf and take a vacation or two in the offseason.

June 19, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Roddy White mourning, motivated

FLOWERY BRANCH - Roddy White promises to give his teammates the spotlight when the Atlanta Falcons star in HBO's "Hard Knocks" series during training camp.

June 17, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


WR Jones recovery taking 'an eternity'

FLOWERY BRANCH - For Julio Jones, eight months away from football "feels like an eternity."

June 10, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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Falcons face test against Gordon

FLOWERY BRANCH - Cornerback Desmond Trufant knows the Atlanta Falcons' secondary faces a major challenge as Josh Gordon returns this week for Cleveland.

November 20, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


First place Falcons?

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons reported to work Monday in a strange place.

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


Ryan, Bryant help Falcons top Panthers 19-17

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Atlanta Falcons are 4-6 - and tied for first place in the lowly NFC South.

November 16, 2014 | By STEVE REED Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons to face slumping Newton

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton is eager to break out of a four-game slump and the Atlanta Falcons could be exactly the opponent the fourth-year quarterback needs.

November 13, 2014 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan becomes vocal as losses pile up

FLOWERY BRANCH - With the losses piling up for the Atlanta Falcons, Matt Ryan felt the need to speak up.

November 12, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons finally on track

The Atlanta Falcons ended their five-game losing streak by coming off their bye week with a tough approach up front.

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


Atlanta's Roddy White not smiling much these days

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Falcons receiver Roddy White can't find much to smile about these days.

November 07, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' road woes continue to mount

FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Mike Smith can't seem to pull the Atlanta Falcons from their two-year rut on the road.

November 05, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons back to work

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons returned to work on Monday, a bit more upbeat after a week off.

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


Falcons' promises are falling flat

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons haven't backed up their offseason promise to be more physical and limit mistakes.

October 31, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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