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 ...

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 ...

Falcons preparing for new challenge from Ravens QB Jackson

Football 11/29/18, 17:48

The Atlanta Falcons must prepare for two quarterbacks as they await Sunday's visit from the Baltimore Ravens.Of the two, rookie Lamar Jackson is the hot topic of the week in the Falcons' locker room.The Falcons, who face Carolina and Cam Newton in the NFC South twice each season, have prepared ...

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 ...

Falcons’ D showing signs of recovery in 2 straight wins

Football 10/25/18, 19:47

There is renewed optimism for Atlanta's defense and new hope for the Falcons' season that seemed lost following a 1-4 start.The overall defensive statistics are still ugly, but two straight wins and improved play from fill-in starters combined to leave Falcons coach Dan Quinn upbeat during the team's bye week."Let's ...

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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