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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...