Veteran Dwight Freeney and rookie Keanu Neal, newcomers who carry big expectations on Atlanta's defense, are expected to make their preseason debuts against Cleveland on Thursday night. Neal, the team's first-round draft pick from Florida, is projected as the starting strong safety. The Falcons
Falcons WR Julio Jones doesn't mind giving his jersey to an opponent, saying: "You need to respect the other guy across from you on other teams."
For the first time in his nine-year career, veteran defensive end Kroy Biermann will suit up for a team other than the Atlanta Falcons when he takes the field in 2016. The Buffalo Bills announced Monday that they signed the 30-year-old...
A big preseason debut with the Falcons allowed Aldrick Robinson to stand out in a deep competition at wide receiver, if only for the day. Then it was back to the training camp grind in one of Atlanta's most competitive positions. Robinson showed his big-play potential with receptions of 47 and
A day after getting a better look at film of the Washington Redskins' sloppy preseason debut in a 23-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, coach Jay Gruden said penalties and the team's running game will get more attention. The Redskins were whistled for 14 penalties for 123 yards and ran the ball
One final defensive stand to close out Thursday night's preseason win over Washington was a perfect ending for Falcons coach Dan Quinn. Quinn, the former Seattle defensive coordinator beginning his second season in Atlanta, was pleased his defense allowed only 79 yards rushing and 234 total yards
ATLANTA (AP) -- Making a successful return to his first NFL home, Matt Schaub passed for 179 yards, leading three scoring drives, and the Atlanta Falcons beat the Washington Redskins 23-17 on Thursday night.
All four of Atlanta's quarterbacks are expected to play in Thursday night's preseason opener against Washington, setting a pattern of frequent substitutions that should follow at other positions. Matt Ryan and top backup Matt Schaub will be the first two quarterbacks in the game, followed by
Matt Schaub's cool presence in the huddle has the Falcons believing the offense can keep moving should starting quarterback Matt Ryan's long string of consecutive starts end this season. Schaub, 35, is entering his 13th season with a return to Atlanta, his first NFL home, and the confidence
Veteran wide receiver Lance Moore retired Monday, telling the Atlanta Falcons his heart wasn't in it only three days after signing with the team as a free agent. The Falcons announced Moore's retirement before practice. Coach Dan Quinn said he admired Moore's integrity.
Lance Moore is calling it a career. The Atlanta Falcons announced on Monday that the veteran wide receiver is announcing his retirement from the NFL after 10 seasons.
Falcons coach Dan Quinn likes what he has seen from C.J. Goodwin, a former receiver turned cornerback. With Desmond Trufant held out of Friday night's practice at Grayson High School because of a hip injury, Goodwin manned the starting job at left cornerback. It's been a considerable climb
Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant suffered an injury during practice on Friday, per D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution , but he is ready to return to the field...
Lance Moore has landed back in the NFC South. After a two-year stint in the Rust Belt, can the 10-year veteran win a spot behind Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu in Atlanta?
The Atlanta Falcons cut rookie free agent linebacker Torrey Green on Thursday amid news that Utah law enforcement authorities were investigating allegations of sexual assault made against Green while he was a student at Utah State last year. Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Green was cut Thursday morning
Pass-rush help for the Atlanta Falcons is on the way. Veteran linebacker Dwight Freeney was the talk of the Falcons' training camp on Wednesday, a day after agreeing to a one-year deal with the team. Freeney, who is expected to arrive Thursday, is an important addition to a defense that ranked
The Atlanta Falcons needed pass-rush help. Free agent Dwight Freeney needed a team. It appears that Freeney's second choice was joining the Cincinnati Bengals, as NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said on Twitter.
Dwight Freeney is signing with Atlanta, choosing the Falcons over the Bengals. Can the seven-time Pro Bowler fix Dan Quinn's pass rush while helping Vic Beasley reach his potential?
Even though Falcons WR Julio Jones agreed with Matt Ryan that he is capable of reaching 2,000 receiving yards in a season, his primary focus is winning.
Julio Jones, who suffered a minor injury on the first day of training camp Thursday, will return to full practice Tuesday, according to Falcons coach Dan Quinn.
While all-time great return man Devin Hester is without a team after the Atlanta Falcons released him , he hopes to play one more season in the NFL . According to ESPN...
Atlanta Falcons star receiver Julio Jones insists the apparent foot injury that limited him from full participation in training camp again on Saturday is no big deal. Jones took part in individual work but was held out of team drills for the second straight day. ''Precautionary reasons,'
Devin Hester, who was released by the Falcons this week, said he feels about 75 percent healthy while recovering from January surgery to repair a broken sesamoid bone in his right big toe.
The Atlanta Falcons have the talent to be one of the most improved offenses in the NFL in 2016. Quarterback Matt Ryan believes he can put up 30 points per game with his weapons.
Matt Ryan is confident in his offense and playmakers, but the Falcons will need consistency and better execution in the red zone in 2016.
Dan Quinn wanted to take an up-close look at Devonta Freeman as a receiver, so the Falcons coach tried to cover the running back on a deep pass route. ''I think everybody who saw me covering, we were trying to make sure Devonta gets the catch to get his confidence heading into practice,'
Mohamed Sanu is aiming to show he's worth the big free-agent contract he received this offseason and be the complement to Julio Jones Atlanta needs.
The Atlanta Falcons were cautious on the opening day of training camp Thursday, pulling star wide receiver Julio Jones out of practice with an injury coach Dan Quinn described as minor. Quinn wouldn't describe the injury, and Jones showed no apparent difficulty as he walked off the field at the
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- There could be some last-minute additions to the Atlanta Falcons' roster, possibly before Thursday's opening of training camp.
After spending one season as a backup with the Atlanta Falcons, offensive tackle Jake Long signed a one-year deal Tuesday with the Baltimore Ravens, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter ...
Star return specialist Devin Hester was released by the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday following an injury-shortened 2015 season. The 33-year-old Hester is a three-time All-Pro who set an NFL record with 20 career returns for touchdowns. General manager Thomas Dimitroff said the decision to release Hester
The Falcons officially parted ways with Devin Hester on Tuesday. Could the veteran receiver and electric returner be on the way to retirement now?
The Atlanta Falcons released veteran wide receiver and longtime return ace Devin Hester on Tuesday. The Falcons confirmed the roster move on their official site ...
Shutdown Corner is previewing all 32 teams as we get ready for the NFL season, counting down the teams one per day in reverse order of our initial 2016 power rankings. A loss to the Miami Dolphins dropped the Texans to 2-5. Houston trailed the Atlanta Falcons by 42 points in one loss, and the Dolphins
It might feel like it's been ages, but the Atlanta Falcons were recently regular playoff contenders. Between 2008 and 2012, the team went to the playoffs four times, posted a 56-24 ...
The Atlanta Falcons are hoping their second season with coach Dan Quinn and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan brings more familiarity, confidence - and wins. The Falcons improved from 6-10 to 8-8 but missed the playoffs in Quinn's first season. The team's biggest offseason addition could
Justin Durant has spent most of the summer lingering on the free-agent market after a disappointing one-year stint with the Atlanta Falcons ...
Warrick Dunn sadly knows all about police tragedy in Baton Rouge, La. It hit incredibly close to home more than 20 years ago, just as the tragedy there this weekend rocked his hometown. The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back and current minority owner of the Atlanta Falcons watched this weekend
The Falcons started the season in idyllic fashion before crashing back to earth. Will Atlanta's 2016 campaign be different, or will the team continue its inconsistent play that has doomed them before?
Think the Falcons overpaid for Mohamed Sanu? Think again. Chris Wesseling sees a versatile No. 2 receiver who can help Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and the rest of Atlanta's offense soar once more.
Shutdown Corner is previewing all 32 teams as we get ready for the NFL season, counting down the teams one per day in reverse order of our initial 2016 power rankings. If you fell into a coma on Oct. 12 and woke up early on Dec. 20, you'd think the Atlanta Falcons were the NFL's best team in 2015. After beating the Washington Redskins on Oct. 11, the Falcons were 5-0.
Shutdown Corner's Eric Edholm explains why Atlanta's head coach must see improvement on the defensive side of the ball for them to have a successful season.
The Dallas Cowboys are in talks with linebacker Justin Durant about a possible return. Durant spent two seasons with Dallas before playing 2015 with the Atlanta Falcons.
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