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 wow."Atlanta Falcons NFL football first-round-draft picks Chris Lindstrom, left, of ...

Falcons select OG Lindstrom from Boston College in NFL draft

Football 04/25/19, 21:29

The Atlanta Falcons were looking to bulk up in the trenches after a disappointing season.They stuck to that plan, even when one target after another was snatched up ahead of the 14th pick in the NFL draft.In a bit of a surprise, the Falcons selected offensive guard Chris Lindstrom from ...

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 is worth $21 million. Brown's three-year deal is worth $18.75 ...

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 ...

Falcons bring back Koetter, Mularkey as offensive assistants

Football 01/08/19, 19:34

The Atlanta Falcons brought back two familiar names on Tuesday by hiring Dirk Koetter as offensive coordinator and Mike Mularkey to coach tight ends.Koetter and Mularkey are joining coach Dan Quinn's staff following stints as NFL head coaches.Koetter returns to Atlanta following four seasons as Tampa Bay's coach. Mularkey most ...

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 Jimmy Garoppolo ($27.5 million), Detroit's Matthew Stafford ($27 million) and ...

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 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Commodores, who ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 the 2017 Southeastern Conference Tournament. The Commodores (7-2) also beat ...

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 ...

Packers beat sliding Falcons 34-20, 1st win under Philbin

Football 12/09/18, 16:24

Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes and set an NFL record for interception-free football, and the Green Bay Packers beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-20 Sunday to win their first game under interim head coach Joe Philbin.Aaron Jones ran for a 29-yard score in the third quarter. The defense limited quarterback ...

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 ...

Falcons’ free-fall continues as offense shut down in loss

Football 12/02/18, 18:49

Matt Ryan could find no easy answers after the Atlanta Falcons' offense hit a new low in their fourth straight loss.Ryan threw for only 131 yards in Sunday's 26-16 loss to the Baltimore Ravens , his lowest total of his 11-year career in a game he has started and finished.The ...

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 a fumble by Matt Ryan , and Baltimore held the ...

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 ...

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 Carr each caught their second career touchdown pass, and rookie ...

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 ...

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