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Atlanta Falcons make progress against the run

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith has put a strong emphasis...improvement, but stops well short of saying the Falcons have cured the ills that made them the...to acclimate quickly to the NFL. The Falcons went 4-12 as their defense finished...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-20/atlanta-falcons-make-progress
Falcons' Corey Peters relieved to be back in practice

...last season.Eight months later, the Falcons' defensive tackle is back on the practice...be a part of the team, really."The Falcons have two preseason games remaining, including...As Peters focused on his comeback, the Falcons worked in the offseason to boost the defensive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-19/falcons-corey-peters-relieved
Falcons will need Jake Matthews to step up

...FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - When the Atlanta Falcons drafted Jake Matthews, they figured he...through his first NFL preseason, the Falcons shifted Matthews across the line Monday...up front last season, a big reason the Falcons ranked last in the league in rushing and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-18/falcons-will-need-jake-matthe
Falcons' Sam Baker out for season with injury

The Atlanta Falcons' revamped offensive line took a major...his right knee in a preseason game.The Falcons said the injury plagued Baker sustained...the league's worst a year ago.The Falcons ranked last in the league in yards rushing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-17/falcons-sam-baker-out-season-
Pittsburgh Steelers' duo play against Philadelphia

...Bell rushed nine times for 23 yards. FALCONS: Joined a growing list of sports teams...calculation of NFL franchise values.The Falcons are worth $1.125 billion, up 21 percent...it in 2002.Even so, Forbes ranks the Falcons as only the 21st most valuable NFL franchise...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-21/pittsburgh-steelers-duo-play-
Falcons' Antone Smith likely to see more touches this season

...play in his first five seasons with the Falcons, finally has a chance to show he deserves...impressive big-play potential in the Falcons' 16-10 win over Miami on Friday night...his new chance on offense only after the Falcons drafted Freeman in the fourth round from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-11/falcons-antone-smith-likely-s
Texans' pass rush to test Falcons in preseason game

...to Atlanta's reshaped offensive line during tonight's preseason game. Protecting the passer was a major issue for the Falcons last year, and they drafted tackle Jake Matthews and signed guard Jon Asamoah to shore up a front that allowed 44 sacks of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-15/texans-pass-rush-test-falcons
Falcons' backup quarterbacks in spotlight against Dolphins

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons hope to find clarity in the competition...little chance making the roster.The Falcons acquired T.J. Yates from Houston...But Renfree has had more time in the Falcons' offense while Yates has had to try...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-07/falcons-backup-quarterbacks-s
Falcons' players mix it up again in combined practice with Titans

...didn't change the tone of the Atlanta Falcons' fight-filled training camp.One day...20 minutes into the combined practice.Falcons coach Mike Smith said he tossed Hawley...can learn from new looks provided by the Falcons."The best value of this is we get a chance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-04/falcons-players-mix-it-again-
Falcons backup tackle carted off with undisclosed injury

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Falcons backup offensive tackle Terren Jones...an ambulance.Jones signed with the Falcons as an undrafted free agent from Alabama...squad and did not appear in a game.Falcons rookie defensive end Ra'Shede Hageman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-03/falcons-backup-tackle-carted-