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Falcons sweeten deal to buy church for stadium

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are offering an extra $8 million to purchase a church property that sits at the site of a proposed $1 billion, retractable roof stadium that the NFL team wants to build, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said Friday.

September 13, 2013 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons new DBs answer the call

FLOWERY BRANCH - For Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford, there was no time for a leisurely transition to the NFL.

September 11, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


O-line still a question after Saints loss

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have some of the most dynamic offensive players in the league.

September 09, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons fall just short vs. Saints in opener

NEW ORLEANS - Just like last season, Matt Ryan had the Atlanta Falcons achingly close to a late go-ahead touchdown against New Orleans at the Superdome. Once again, they could not finish the deal.

September 08, 2013 | By GUERRY SMITH Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


White vows to play opener vs Saints

FLOWERY BRANCH - Roddy White isn't promising he'll be 100 percent for the Falcons' opener at the Saints on Sunday.

September 05, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Ryan large and in charge in Atlanta

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan knows that being a quarterback comes with certain responsibilities.

September 04, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Smith: Falcons have work to do

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons coach Mike Smith isn't terribly concerned that his offensive line and secondary had some big leaks in a preseason loss at Tennessee.

August 26, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Locker throws TD, Titans beat Falcons 27-16

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Beating a team that played in the NFC championship game is nice in the preseason. Winning when both the Titans and Atlanta Falcons played their starters into the second half makes it even better.

August 25, 2013 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, Tony Gonzalez face Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Titans certainly are getting tested this preseason by one playoff team after another. And now they get to play Atlanta, a team that just missed a trip to the Super Bowl.

August 23, 2013 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Jackson: Falcons offense is finally complete

FLOWERY BRANCH - Steven Jackson is even more excited about the potential of the Atlanta Falcons' offense now that tight end Tony Gonzalez is back at practice. Jackson signed a three-year, free-agent contract as the NFL's active leading rusher in March for a myriad of reasons.

August 22, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Gonzalez reports to Falcons' camp

FLOWERY BRANCH - While the Atlanta Falcons hustled their way through a drill Tuesday, Tony Gonzalez grabbed a clipboard from an assistant coach, a bit perplexed about what was going on.

August 20, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Smith pleased with offense

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith was in a good mood after practice Saturday because his starting offense rolled Thursday night a 27-23 preseason loss at Baltimore, and it figures to get better Sunday with the return of Pro Bowl tight end Tony Gonzalez.

August 17, 2013 | By MATT WINKELJOHN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Linebacker concerns?

FLOWERY BRANCH - Sean Weatherspoon returned to Atlanta Falcons practice on Monday after sitting out a week because of a left finger injury.

August 12, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Banks cherishes debut in Atlanta

ATLANTA - A jubilant Brian Banks described his preseason debut with the Atlanta Falcons as "better than any roller-coaster ride you can ever get on."

August 09, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Holmes to get first start

FLOWERY BRANCH - The matchup to watch in tonight's Falcons-Bengals preseason opener will be Atlanta right tackle Lamar Holmes against Cincinnati defensive end Robert Geathers.

August 07, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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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


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