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 ...

Ryan, Falcons hand Panthers 7th straight loss, 24-10

Football 12/24/18, 04:20

It's been a disappointing season for Matt Ryan and the Falcons, but the veteran quarterback is excited about what's ahead for Atlanta next season — particularly on offense."It's great to have a bunch of different guys that are capable of making plays at any time during a game," Ryan said.Ryan ...

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 this week. Quinn says it is not an anterior cruciate ...

Falcons face major task in rebuilding their running game

Football 12/13/18, 17:24

Coach Dan Quinn is not quite ready to look at rebuilding the Atlanta Falcons' running game for next year.He's more concerned with stopping a five-game losing streak that derailed the season and dropped the Falcons (4-9) to the bottom of the NFC South.But heading into Sunday's game against Arizona (3-10), ...

Falcons consider OL changes to find protection for QB Ryan

Football 11/23/18, 15:50

Changes are being considered on Atlanta's offensive line after Matt Ryan was sacked six times in the latest of the Falcons' three straight losses.Coach Dan Quinn said Friday backup linemen Zane Beadles and Ty Sambrailo could have bigger roles as the Falcons try to find better protection for Ryan and ...

Resurgent Falcons back in playoff race with 3 straight wins

Football 11/05/18, 18:48

Coach Dan Quinn says losing six starters to injured reserve never forced him to lose faith in the Atlanta Falcons, even before three straight wins revived the team's playoff hopes.The Falcons (4-4) have recovered from a 1-4 start despite losing both starting safeties, both first-team offensive guards, running back Devonta ...

Sarkisian, Falcons try to find ways to establish the run

Football 11/01/18, 19:57

Falcons offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian is preparing for what could be his toughest challenge this season.If he thought it was tough scoring on goal-to-go in the season-opening loss at Philadelphia, Sarkisian knows this week might be more difficult as Atlanta tries to avoid becoming a one-dimensional passing attack at Washington.Quarterback ...

Hobbled Falcons shore up depth chart before facing Redskins

Football 10/31/18, 19:51

Injuries have piled up at a staggering rate for the Atlanta Falcons.They've lost both starting safeties and both starting guards for the season. Their best linebacker, Deion Jones, won't return for another two weeks at the earliest.Their top running back, Devonta Freeman, is out until December. Their placekicker and career ...

Giants look to snap 3-game skid against hurting Falcons

Football 10/18/18, 18:45

Pat Shurmur isn't about to express sympathy for the Atlanta Falcons' ever-growing list of key players on injured reserve.The New York Giants' coach has his own problems.The Giants (1-5) will try to end their three-game losing streak when they face the Falcons (2-4) in Monday night's matchup of last-place teams. ...

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman goes on IR with groin injury

Football 10/16/18, 17:02

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is going on injured reserve, another major setback for a team that already has lost several key players.Coach Dan Quinn said Tuesday that Freeman's groin injury was more serious than initially thought, forcing him to undergo a surgical procedure.In another injury related move, the ...

Falcons RB Freeman cleared to return after missing 3 games

Football 10/03/18, 16:07

Running back Devonta Freeman has been cleared to play after missing three games with a sore right knee, giving the Atlanta Falcons an important boost as they prepare to visit the Pittsburgh Steelers.Coach Dan Quinn confirmed Wednesday that Freeman, the team's leading rusher each of the last three years, has ...

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