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 ...

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 ...

Falcons fire 3 top assistant coaches following 7-9 finish

Sports 12/31/18, 14:15

Widespread changes came quickly following the Atlanta Falcons' first losing season since 2014.Changes were expected, and out are offensive coordinator Steve Sarkasian, defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel and special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong — all fired on Monday.Coach Dan Quinn announced ...

Deion Jones has his eyes back on the ball for Atlanta

Football 12/19/18, 20:03

Falcons coach Dan Quinn saves some of his highest compliments for defenders who never take their eyes off the ball. Not surprisingly, Quinn raves often about third-year linebacker Deion Jones. The only problem is that Jones, a Pro Bowl alternate pick ...

Rookie RB Ito Smith joining Falcons’ long list on IR

Football 12/17/18, 16:27

The Atlanta Falcons are placing rookie running back Ito Smith on injured reserve with a knee injury, dealing another blow to a position already weakened by the loss of starter Devonta Freeman.Coach Dan Quinn said Monday Smith will have surgery ...

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