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 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 ...

Ryan has TD catch, 2 TD passes; Falcons beat Bucs 34-32

Football 12/30/18, 16:46

Matt Ryan's first career reception went for a touchdown and the Atlanta quarterback also threw for 378 yards and two TDs to help the Falcons conclude a disappointing season with a 34-32 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.Matt Bryant's second field goal, a 37-yarder as time expired, provided ...

Jones disappointed to miss playoffs, likes Falcons’ future

Football 12/27/18, 18:21

Every year Julio Jones puts up big numbers while the Atlanta Falcons fall short of a championship.And every year he puts a positive spin on what went wrong and what looks promising heading into next season.The two-time All-Pro and six-time Pro Bowl receiver has towed the company line since he ...

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

Football 12/23/18, 16:19

Matt Ryan threw for 239 yards and three touchdowns, and the Atlanta Falcons handed Carolina Panthers their seventh straight loss and knocked their NFC South rivals out of playoff contention with a 24-10 win on Sunday.Ryan found Calvin Ridley for a 75-yard touchdown strike on the first play of the ...

Julio Jones, Deion Jones pace Falcons’ easy win over Cards

Football 12/16/18, 16:43

Julio Jones made an acrobatic touchdown catch on a pass from Matt Ryan, Deion Jones returned an interception for an early score, and the Atlanta Falcons snapped a five-game losing streak with a 40-14 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.The Falcons (5-9) forced three turnovers and sacked Arizona's Josh ...

Mistakes, penalties plague Falcons, ensuring losing record

Football 12/09/18, 18:58

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank watched coach Dan Quinn offer explanations about another defeat. The boss then gave Quinn a hug before he walked out the door of a Lambeau Field media room.Blank still appears to have Quinn's back as the losses keep piling up for Atlanta.In less than two ...

Update: Packers coach Philbin 0 for 2 on challenges

Football 12/09/18, 13:29

The Latest from Week 14 of the NFL season (all times EST):___1:25 p.m.Green Bay Packers interim head coach Joe Philbin is already 0 for 2 on replay challenges, taking those losses in the first 83 seconds of the game against Atlanta at Lambeau Field.Both of them involved long completions by ...

Sheriff: Julio Jones’ relatives wounded in Alabama shooting

Football 11/21/18, 04:14

Authorities say four relatives of Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones have been wounded in a shooting at an Alabama trailer park.Al.com reports Baldwin County Sheriff Hoss Mack says the cause of the Sunday shooting remains unclear. He says Jermain Dickerson, Tamarius Dickerson and Royald Jones confronted Jahlen Baker at ...

Maher boots FG on final play, Cowboys beat Falcons 22-19

Football 11/18/18, 16:15

Brett Maher shook off a missed extra point and kicked a 42-yard field goal on the final play, giving Dallas a 22-19 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday after the Cowboys squandered a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter.Matt Ryan threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Julio Jones for ...

Falcons flex offensive muscles, blow out Redskins 38-14

Football 11/04/18, 17:32

Julio Jones ended his 12-game touchdown drought, Matt Ryan threw for 350 yards and four scores and the Atlanta Falcons flexed their offensive muscles with a 38-14 blowout of the Washington Redskins on Sunday that extended their winning streak to three games.Jones caught seven passes for 121 yards with the ...

Quinn, Falcons search for ways to end 3-game skid

Football 10/08/18, 20:06

Coach Dan Quinn has been here before with a three-game losing streak.The Atlanta Falcons dropped three straight last year. They lost six in a row in Quinn's first season in 2015."None of us expected to be here with this losing record," Quinn said Monday. "We also don't expect to stay ...

Steelers defense turns up pressure by turning back the clock

Football 10/08/18, 16:45

Joe Haden understands how it looks. Spend an afternoon keeping the NFL's leading wide receiver in check and you're bound to get all the credit.Yet the veteran Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback understands he didn't exactly shut down Atlanta's Julio Jones during a dominant 41-17 win on Sunday all by himself.The Steelers ...

FANTASY PLAYS: Targeting Niners-Chargers and Colts-Texans

Football 09/26/18, 16:03

For the third straight week this NFL season, game stacking — playing three or more players from the same game — was an effective way to win daily fantasy tournaments.The logic is that when a matchup turns into a shootout, there's a lot of back and forth from each team, ...

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