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.
Roddy White is still upset with how Atlanta Falcons coaches used him last season. The free-agent receiver believes if he were put in a position to make plays, the Falcons would have made the playoffs.
When former England rugby coach Stuart Lancaster was invited to the Atlanta Falcons' minicamp to provide tackling expertise, he discovered that his sport can learn from the NFL too.
Atlanta Falcons first-round pick Keanu Neal should immediately add toughness to the team's secondary. Falcons defensive coordinator Richard Smith is already impressed with the safety's maturity and diverse skill set.
Matt Ryan struggled in his first season in Kyle Shanahan's system. The Atlanta Falcons' quarterback is using sessions in front of a mirror to improve in Year 2.
Thomas Dimitroff understands he's on the hot seat, but the Atlanta Falcons GM believes his team can make a leap forward in Dan Quinn's second season as coach.
The Atlanta Falcons are less than a year away from opening their new state-of-the-art stadium, but it's going to cost a little more money than they thought...
It took six years for Julio Jones to become the leader of the Atlanta Falcons' receiving group. ''Roddy took me under his wing from the start, saying to just come in here and do what you do,'' Jones said at minicamp Wednesday. Jones arrived in 2011 with high expectations.
The Falcons fully anticipate taking more deep shots this coming season, particularly with a dynamic deep threat such as Julio Jones to target.
Atlanta Falcons pass-rusher Vic Beasley hopes to implement techniques from players like Von Miller and Dwight Freeney into his repertoire.
Falcons running back Devonta Freeman rose to the top of his field last season, getting named to the Pro Bowl in his second NFL season. Freeman began last season as Atlanta's No. 2 running back behind rookie Tevin Coleman, but a rib injury Coleman suffered in Week 2 gave Freeman the chance to take charge.
Prospective Atlanta Falcons season-ticket holders are getting a $2 bill to buy some low-priced concessions at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which opens next year.
Falcons fullback Patrick DiMarco, who grew up near Orlando, expressed his sympathies for the victims of the mass shooting. "It's just tragic."
The Atlanta Falcons are moving Vic Beasley to SAM linebacker this season, but that won't diminish his pass rushing duties. The team's best quarterback wrangler will rush plenty, coaches insist.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver and return specialist Devin Hester isn't pleased with the NFL 's decision to move touchbacks from the 20-yard line to the 25-yard line to improve player safety and reduce injuries on kick returns...
Will the NFL eventually scrap the kickoff altogether? Special-teams coordinator Keith Armstrong thinks the league will find an alternative for it.
Veteran linebacker Dwight Freeney is set to visit with the Atlanta Falcons next week. On Wednesday, Freeney met with with the Cincinnati Bengals.
Super Bowl LIII in 2019 will be in Atlanta in the Falcons' new stadium, which is set to open before the 2017 NFL season.
Vic Beasley Jr. is learning a new position for his second season with the Atlanta Falcons. Beasley, the Falcons' 2015 first-round pick from Clemson, spent most of his rookie season as a defensive end. Beasley was hanging out with the linebackers and defensive ends in Monday's opening day of the Falcons' offseason team activities.
Arthur Blank's commitment to reviving Atlanta's Westside involves more than just writing a check. And as he sees for himself, the changes are coming.
Vic Beasley is preparing for a position switch, moving from the defensive line to linebacker. The Atlanta Falcons will likely use Beasley similar to how the Seahawks deployed Bruce Irvin.
The Carolina Panthers announced they released cornerback Brandon Boykin on Monday, but he is already reportedly generating interest from the Atlanta Falcons. Continue for updates...
ATLANTA (AP) -- As he awaits word on Atlanta's bid for to host a Super Bowl, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank says construction of the team's new Mercedes-Benz Stadium is on schedule to open in June, 2017.
Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank is the latest football personality to comment on the possibility of Las Vegas receiving an NFL team...
Vic Beasley was selected with the eighth overall pick of the 2015 NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons and posted four sacks during his rookie season. Despite that level of production, he's still on track to be an impact pass-rusher in the NFL...
Paul Worrilow has been the Falcons' leading tackler, but he still saw room for improvement. And so to get better, he went to the mat.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms on a four-year contract with safety Keanu Neal, the team's first-round pick from Florida.
Keanu Neal agreed to a contract with the Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday and will become he first 2016 first-round pick to ink his deal on Thursday, the team announced.
Falcons running back Devonta Freeman says it was ''motivation to me'' when he was walking in his neighborhood this week and saw 82-year-old Eleanor Szendel struggling to empty the bag on her lawn mower. Freeman stopped to offer his help and says he also offered to cut her grass in the future. Szendel's grandchildren attended Florida State, where Freeman starred before playing for the Falcons.
Devonta Freeman saw an 82-year-old woman struggling with her lawnmower while he was jogging, so he stopped by to help her.
While it's a time of strong optimism for each of the NFL's 32 franchises, not every team can emerge from the draft a winner. Sometimes, the draft plan just falls apart (Atlanta Falcons)...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- Coach Dan Quinn likes how the Atlanta Falcons are positioned heading into the last day of the NFL draft.
The Atlanta Falcons have taken LSU linebacker Deion Jones in the second round of the NFL draft to shore up a pass rush that's been among the NFL's worst over the last three years. Jones joins Florida safety Keanu Neal, drafted 17th overall, as second-year coach Dan Quinn sought Friday night to upgrade the front seven. Jones was a team captain last season, leading LSU in tackles and in stops for...
Coach Dan Quinn targeted Florida's hard-hitting strong safety Keanu Neal as a new anchor piece for Atlanta's defense when the Falcons selected Neal with the No. 17 pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night. There were reports the Falcons, who have only five picks in the draft, might trade down for additional picks. Instead, Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff said they wanted Neal as a dif...
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