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Jessie Tuggle takes half-a-day off

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Jessie Tuggle looked out of place Tuesday afternoon, strolling around the Atlanta Falcons practice field wearing just a T-shirt and shorts...
Is Jessie Tuggle playing his final season in Atlanta?

SUWANEE, Ga. -- When Jessie Tuggle looks in the mirror, he sees someone who can play another year...Atlanta Falcons. Hopefully, things will work out where I can." Jessie Tuggle in another uniform? That would be like Dick Butkus playing for...
Rookies getting chance to shine

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Jessie Tuggle knew Maurice Smith had what it takes to play in the National...practice fodder for the veterans. "When I first got here, Jessie Tuggle took me aside after he saw me practice," Smith said. "He...
Team will honor Tuggle's long career

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - During Jessie Tuggle's first four years in the NFL, the Falcons routinely...Sunday as the team recognize No. 58's long career. "Jessie Tuggle was the franchise," said cornerback Ray Buchanan...
Falcons sign Tuggle to $12 million deal

...some things do remain the same. Jessie Tuggle, who has played middle linebacker...Falcons on an off the field than Jessie Tuggle," said Reeves, whose team won...turned around was re-signing Jessie Tuggle." Tuggle's popularity within...
Tuggle, Brooking best of Falcons' blend

...Atlanta Falcons locker room. On the field and off, Jessie Tuggle and Keith Brooking always seem to be side-by-side...being so young. But having someone to watch like Jessie Tuggle makes me think this could be an awesome situation...
Column: Another athlete dons the white cape

...Interstate 20 from Augusta. And, Jessie Tuggle's spurs might shine even bruising, stiff tackles and Jessie Tuggle. Wearing a jersey bearing a tattered...old college bears his name: the Jessie Tuggle Strength & Fitness Complex. Never...
Opinion columns
Falcons pleased with rookie cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford

...of their Ring of Honor. He will be honored during halftime of the Oct. 7 game against the New York Jets, joining Sanders, William Andrews, Steve Bartkowski, Claude Humphrey, Mike Kenn, Tommy Nobis, Jessie Tuggle and Jeff Van Note.
Falcons look to Lofton to become defensive leader

...draft pick in 1966, the franchise has always had a long-term leader at linebacker. Greg Brezina, Buddy Curry, Jessie Tuggle and Keith Brooking followed Nobis as Falcons fixtures in the middle of the defense. When Brooking signed a three-year...
Falcons injury report lengthy

...eight weeks with knee injuries. Three other players -- defensive tackles Travis Hall and Shane Dronett and linebacker Jessie Tuggle -- didn't practice Wednesday and are questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams. "It feels pretty good...