Falcons’ Freeman feeling strong, says football is fun again

Sports 05/23/19, 16:16

The highlight of the Atlanta Falcons' first week of organized team activities has been Devonta Freeman's return to the field."It's been a long time," said coach Dan Quinn.Freeman looked explosive in Thursday's practice, the first OTAs session open to reporters. Having Freeman again flash his dual-threat skills at running back ...

QB Ryan says thanks after Falcons bolster line in NFL draft

Football 04/27/19, 16:49

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff received a text from Matt Ryan during the NFL draft.The Falcons' quarterback obviously approved of the team's first-round selections of two offensive linemen.Dimitroff said the message from Ryan was brief: "Thanks. Just thanks and wow."Atlanta Falcons NFL football first-round-draft picks Chris Lindstrom, left, of ...

Falcons add speed to secondary with Ohio State’s Sheffield

Football 04/27/19, 13:08

The Atlanta Falcons have bolstered a thin position by moving up in the fourth round to select cornerback Kendall Sheffield from Ohio State in the NFL draft.The Falcons traded a sixth-round pick to Detroit to move up six spots in the fourth round. Atlanta general manager Thomas Dimitroff again moved ...

Falcons select OG Lindstrom from Boston College in NFL draft

Football 04/25/19, 21:29

The Atlanta Falcons were looking to bulk up in the trenches after a disappointing season.They stuck to that plan, even when one target after another was snatched up ahead of the 14th pick in the NFL draft.In a bit of a surprise, the Falcons selected offensive guard Chris Lindstrom from ...

Falcons give second chance to Hageman following 2017 release

Sports 04/19/19, 13:29

The Atlanta Falcons signed Ra'Shede Hageman to a one-year deal on Friday, giving a second chance to the defensive tackle the team released in 2017 after he was charged with domestic violence.Hageman, 28, was a second-round pick from Minnesota in 2014. He started a combined 16 games in 2015 and ...

After tough season, Falcons facing greater urgency in draft

Football 04/18/19, 15:31

The Atlanta Falcons spent the past couple of drafts filling in the pieces on a team with championship aspirations. This time around, they're coming off a hugely disappointing season that turned up the heat on coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff. The Falcons have the 14th overall pick in next ...

Jones, Jarrett absent as Falcons launch offseason program

Football 04/17/19, 12:46

The Atlanta Falcons have started their offseason conditioning program without wide receiver Julio Jones for the second straight year.Defensive tackle Grady Jarrett also did not attend the launch of the offseason program, which started Monday and continued Wednesday. The Falcons placed a $15.209 million franchise tag on Jarrett and hope ...

Update: Falcons add tight end Luke Stocker

Football 03/14/19, 11:08

The Latest on NFL free agency Thursday (all times EDT):12:10 p.m.The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with former Tampa Bay and Tennessee tight end Luke Stocker.FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2018, file photo, New York Jets running back Isaiah Crowell carries the ball against ...

Falcons address top need, sign guards Carpenter, Brown

Football 03/13/19, 15:51

After Matt Ryan agreed to restructure his contract to clear salary cap room, the Atlanta Falcons quickly invested the new funds in protecting the quarterback.The Falcons on Wednesday signed free-agent offensive guards James Carpenter and Jamon Brown. Carpenter's four-year deal is worth $21 million. Brown's three-year deal is worth $18.75 ...

Falcons add salary cap space by tweaking Ryan’s contract

Football 03/12/19, 12:10

The Atlanta Falcons lack the financial flexibility to be big spenders in free agency even after clearing salary cap room by restructuring quarterback Matt Ryan's contract.The Falcons on Tuesday confirmed that $8.75 million of Ryan's 2019 base salary will be paid as a signing bonus. The move creates $7 million ...

Falcons place franchise tag on Jarrett, still want new deal

Football 03/04/19, 18:53

The Atlanta Falcons placed a franchise tag on Grady Jarrett on Monday while saying they still hope to negotiate a long-term contract with the defensive tackle.The $15.209 million tag comes after Jarrett was a bright spot in the Falcons' disappointing 2018 season. Jarrett had 52 tackles and set career highs ...

Georgia Tech moving 5 home games from 2020-24 off campus

Football 02/26/19, 15:59

Georgia Tech on Tuesday announced plans to move five home games — one each in five consecutive seasons, including dates against Notre Dame in 2020 and 2024 — to Mercedes-Benz Stadium.The stadium, home to the NFL's Atlanta Falcons and MLS' Atlanta United, is less than one mile from the Georgia ...

Falcons cut kicker Bryant, team’s all-time scoring leader

Football 02/06/19, 16:07

The Atlanta Falcons released kicker Matt Bryant on Wednesday, ending the 10-year run of the team's all-time leading scorer.The decision to not renew the team's option on the 43-year-old Bryant comes despite another strong season in 2018, when he made 20 of 21 field goals and 33 of 35 extra ...

Atlanta Falcons’ Ben Garland wins Salute To Service Award

Sports 01/30/19, 10:39

Atlanta Falcons guard Ben Garland has won the NFL's Salute to Service Award.Garland was recognized Wednesday by the league and USAA for his exceptional efforts to honor and support members of the military community. He will be recognized on Saturday night during NFL Honors, the prime-time TV show in which ...

Falcons turn over practice site to Rams for Super Bowl week

Football 01/28/19, 11:49

The Atlanta Falcons have cleared out of their practice facility and given the keys to the Los Angeles Rams for the week.The Falcons are determined to be good hosts to the Rams, who are using the facility as their practice site for Sunday's Super Bowl 53. The Falcons insist they'd ...

Column: Atlanta braces for nightmarish Super Bowl matchup

Sports 01/19/19, 13:34

Coming off two straight trips to the playoffs, the Atlanta Falcons had high hopes of becoming the first true home team in Super Bowl history.Well, those plans were dashed before the leaves changed colors.Now, the city is left with a nightmare of a potential matchup as it prepares to host ...

Falcons G Garland, former Lions QB Hipple award finalists

Football 01/17/19, 13:09

Atlanta Falcons guard Ben Garland and former Detroit Lions quarterback Eric Hipple are the finalists for the NFL's Salute To Service Award.The recipient of the award, presented by USAA, will be revealed on Feb. 2 during the NFL Honors show when The Associated Press announces its annual league awards, including ...

Falcons: McKinley with family following mental evaluation

Sports 01/16/19, 13:47

Atlanta Falcons defensive end Takk McKinley is with a family member in Oakland after undergoing a mental evaluation prompted by a friend's call to Los Angeles police.Falcons spokesman Brian Cearns told The Associated Press on Wednesday McKinley "is in a good spot" and has been in "constant communication" with the ...

Falcons bring back Koetter, Mularkey as offensive assistants

Football 01/08/19, 19:34

The Atlanta Falcons brought back two familiar names on Tuesday by hiring Dirk Koetter as offensive coordinator and Mike Mularkey to coach tight ends.Koetter and Mularkey are joining coach Dan Quinn's staff following stints as NFL head coaches.Koetter returns to Atlanta following four seasons as Tampa Bay's coach. Mularkey most ...

Goff, Rams return to playoffs with experience, determination

Sports 01/03/19, 19:32

Before Jared Goff led the Los Angeles Rams into the NFL playoffs last year, his only adult experience in a postseason football game was at the 2015 Armed Forces Bowl.Leading California past Air Force on a cold Tuesday afternoon in Fort Worth is a little bit different than taking on ...

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