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Atlanta Falcons make progress against the run

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith has put a strong emphasis since the start of training camp on improving the team's run defense.Smith sees...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-20/atlanta-falcons-make-progress
Falcons will need Jake Matthews to step up

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - When the Atlanta Falcons drafted Jake Matthews, they figured he would take over at left tackle someday.They didn't expect it to be this soon.Midway...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-18/falcons-will-need-jake-matthe
Atlanta Falcons show off bulk on defense

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The new wide bodies on the Atlanta Falcons' defensive line are difficult to overlook.After Atlanta finished next to last in the NFL in run defense last season, some substantial...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-01/atlanta-falcons-show-bulk-def
Falcons' backup quarterbacks in spotlight against Dolphins

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons hope to find clarity in the competition to determine quarterback Matt Ryan's backup in tonight's preseason opener against the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-07/falcons-backup-quarterbacks-s
Falcons' Sam Baker out for season with injury

The Atlanta Falcons' revamped offensive line took a major setback Sunday when left tackle Sam Baker was ruled out for the year after injuring his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-17/falcons-sam-baker-out-season-
Redskins resume court battle over team name, appeal decision stripped trademark protection

...Abraham arrived at Arizona's training camp, saying he is "still the same guy." PATRIOTS: Released Ben Hartsock. The 10-year veteran spent the past three seasons with the Carolina Panthers and also played for the Atlanta Falcons.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-14/redskins-resume-court-battle-
Atlanta Falcons reach deal with top two draft picks

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have reached contract agreements with their first two NFL draft picks, offensive tackle Jake Matthews and defensive end Ra'Shede...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-05-21/atlanta-falcons-reach-deal-to
Paul Soliai, Tyson Jackson bring size to Atlanta's D-line

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The mandate came from the top of the Atlanta Falcons' chain of command when the off-season began.Owner Arthur Blank, echoing what coach Mike Smith said the day after Atlanta...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-12/paul-soliai-tyson-jackson-bri
Atlanta Falcons deal for quarterback T.J. Yates

The Atlanta Falcons acquired reserve quarterback T.J. Yates in a trade that sent linebacker Akeem Dent to the Houston Texans.Yates, a fifth-round...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-06-19/atlanta-falcons-deal-quarterb
Reality show to feature the Atlanta Falcons this year

The Atlanta Falcons announced they will be featured on HBO Sports' documentary series Hard Knocks this summer.The five-part weekly series debuts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-06-12/reality-show-feature-atlanta-