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 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 ...

Giving big-money to quarterbacks guarantees nothing

Sports 01/03/19, 11:03

Giving quarterbacks big money doesn't guarantee success or even playoff appearances.The NFL's six highest-paid quarterbacks in 2018 will be spectators this postseason. Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers ($33.5 million), Atlanta's Matt Ryan ($30 million), Minnesota's Kirk Cousins ($28 million), San Francisco's ...

Vanderbilt ends 2018 with win over UNC Asheville

Basketball 12/31/18, 16:28

Notre Dame transfer Matt Ryan scored a season high with 19 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead Vanderbilt to a 90-59 win over UNC Asheville on Monday.Simi Shittu, projected to go in the first round of June's NBA Draft, scored ...

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 ...

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 ...

Sharp-shooting Vanderbilt beats No. 18 Arizona State 81-65

Sports 12/17/18, 21:19

Saben Lee scored 14 points to lead five players in double figures and sharp-shooting Vanderbilt beat No. 18 Arizona State 81-65 on Monday night.Vanderbilt snapped an eight-game skid against ranked opponents that dated to an overtime win over Florida in ...

Ravens dominate Falcons 26-16 for 3rd straight win

Football 12/02/18, 16:40

Rookie Lamar Jackson ran for a touchdown and Baltimore's defense turned in a dominating performance, leading the Ravens to a 26-16 victory over the feeble Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.Justin Tucker kicked four field goals, Tavon Young scored after scooping up ...

Saints win 10th straight, eliminate Falcons in NFC South

Sports 11/22/18, 23:42

Drew Brees threw four touchdown passes to inexperienced receivers and the New Orleans Saints won their 10th straight game Thursday night with a 31-17 victory over Atlanta that eliminated the Falcons from contention in the NFC South.Tommylee Lewis and Austin ...

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