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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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