ALPHARETTA - Deanna Kathumbi-Jackson feels better about letting her young sons play tackle football.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons began a major overhaul Tuesday after a dismal season, signing three linemen at the start of free agency, re-signing defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux, and cutting former Pro Bowl safety Thomas DeCoud.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons hired Scott Pioli as assistant general manager on Wednesday, reuniting him with GM Thomas Dimitroff.
ATLANTA - Falcons owner Arthur Blank fully supports coach Mike Smith and general manager Thomas Dimitroff and believes they'll lead his team back to the playoffs in 2014.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Tony Gonzalez is having a harder time saying goodbye to the NFL than he imagined.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are finishing the season with 11 players on injured reserve, including two additions this week.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two teams separated by just a few plays and all of four points for a berth to the Super Bowl last February now find themselves on opposite ends of the spectrum and standings.
ATLANTA - When he first looked at Atlanta's 2013 schedule, Tony Gonzalez was thrilled to see a late December rematch with the San Francisco 49ers.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The ugliest low points of a miserable season for Matt Ryan and the Falcons have come on the road.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons coach Mike Smith hopes his defense is finally starting to understand how to create takeaways.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Redskins, awash in chaos and controversy, may find comfort in the reminder they're not alone in their first-to-worst misery.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Nolan knows his second season as Falcons defensive coordinator has been a borderline disaster.
The Washington You-Know-Whos sure know how to diffuse the debate over their nickname as they head to Atlanta to face the Falcons.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Dan Quinn is hoping the Atlanta Falcons' list of injuries doesn't get any longer.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Matt Ryan has no plans to become a running quarterback.
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 ...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The start of the preseason schedule finds the Atlanta Falconsstill looking at different combinations on their new-look offensive line.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Dan Quinn isn't going to make comparisons to his old team.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Team owner Arthur Blank wants Julio Jones to be with theAtlanta Falcons his entire career.
BUFORD, Ga. - One week into training camp, first-year coach Dan Quinn is pleased theAtlanta Falcons haven't been hit with a major injury.
By CHARLES ODUM
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