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Ryan 'not too worried' about status of new deal

DULUTH - Matt Ryan isn't focusing on contract talks as he appears destined to become the NFL's next $100 million quarterback.

April 15, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Exonerated Banks signs with the Falcons

ATLANTA - Brian Banks said signing with the Atlanta Falcons is his second-biggest accomplishment.

April 03, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


McClure retires after 14 years with Falcons

ATLANTA - Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Monday that retiring center Todd McClure will have a new home in the team's Ring of Honor.

March 25, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Jackson believes Falcons are his ticket to the top

ATLANTA - Steven Jackson has wanted to hold up the Lombardi Trophy since he was 10 years old.

March 15, 2013 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Steven Jackson signs with Falcons

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons found their replacement for Michael Turner on Thursday by agreeing to terms with Steven Jackson, considered the top free-agent running back, on a three-year, $12 million deal.

March 14, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Terms reached for downtown stadium

ATLANTA - Atlanta's mayor and Falcons owner Arthur Blank have agreed to financing terms for a new $1 billion, retractable-roof stadium to replace the 20-year-old Georgia Dome and keep the team's home games in the city's downtown, the two men said Thursday.

March 07, 2013 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Bye bye birdies

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons started their youth movement Friday by ditching three key players from the most successful era in franchise history.

March 01, 2013 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Oh so close

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith walked into the room, rubbed his white hair and sat down at the podium.

January 21, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons trying to get it

ATLANTA - The Falcons are well aware of just how desperate this city is for its first Super Bowl championship.

January 19, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


McClure in the middle of playoff run

FLOWERY BRANCH - When Todd McClure was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons, they had just made it to the Super Bowl for the first time.

January 18, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Kaepernick the key

By CHARLES ODUM

January 17, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


'Mr. Automatic' a constant weapon

FLOWERY BRANCH - When Matt Bryant is on the sideline, fully aware the game might be decided by his right leg, he'll drape a towel over his head to shut out the world.

January 16, 2013 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons coach to face former team

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Mike Nolan's 3½-year tenure as coach for the San Francisco 49ers offered few highlights on the field.

January 15, 2013 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


One win not enough for ATL

FLOWERY BRANCH, - A slip of the tongue gave away Atlanta coach Mike Smith's focus.

January 14, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Can Falcons forget about 2010?

ATLANTA - It's 2010 all over again for the Atlanta Falcons.

January 12, 2013 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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Rookies doom Falcons

MINNEAPOLIS - Teddy Bridgewater playing with calm and poise beyond his years. Jerick McKinnon running hard between the tackles. Anthony Barr coming up with a big sack in the fourth quarter.

September 29, 2014 | By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons unleashing Julio Jones

FLOWERY BRANCH - These days, the game looks so much slower to Julio Jones.

September 27, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Running game showing improvement

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan has received plenty of accolades for his mammoth passing numbers in the opening month of the season. Another came Wednesday, when the Atlanta Falcons quarterback was named NFC offensive player of the week.

September 24, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons to face rookie QB Bridgewater

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons' defense was handed a new challenge on Monday as players returned from their long weekend: How to contain Teddy Bridgewater.

September 22, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Hester now stands alone as NFL greatest returner

ATLANTA - Devin Hester gets a text every morning from Deion Sanders, usually with some sort of inspirational message.

September 19, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons romp to 56-14 win over hapless Buccaneers

ATLANTA - Devin Hester high-stepped into the NFL record book. Matt Ryan had as many touchdown passes as incompletions. Julio Jones made a spectacular over-the-shoulder catch tumbling into the end zone.

September 19, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons, Bucs both eager to get back on field

ATLANTA - The short week came at a good time for the Atlanta Falcons.

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


Falcons LT Matthews returns

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons rookie left tackle Jake Matthews has returned to practice after missing last week's loss at Cincinnati with a sprained left ankle.

September 16, 2014 | ASSOCIATED PRESS | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Carimi may make first career start at LT

FLOWERY BRANCH - One week ago, Gabe Carimi was being groomed to be the Falcons' version of John Havlicek who could play backup roles across the offensive line.

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


Hester shows he's more than just a return man in win

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Before the Atlanta Falcons decided to sign Devin Hester, they wanted to make sure he wasn't content just returning kickoffs and punts.

September 09, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Julio Jones healthy and ready to roll

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons receiver Julio Jones has waited 11 months to return from a broken right foot and regain his Pro Bowl form.

September 04, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Ryan facing new questions after dismal year in '13

FLOWERY BRANCH - For Matt Ryan, there are none of those annoying questions about his playoff record.

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


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