Newcomers make early impression for Falcons

...defense.Reed, who played inside and outside linebacker with the Houston Texans for four seasons...off-season groin injury, is playing strongside linebacker and Durant at weakside linebacker.Falcons coach Dan Quinn has noticed how...

The Artside: Council honors individuals for commitment to arts

...of an audience. He painted live at the June 19 gala for Koda's Kids Foundation. Started in 2012 by New England Patriots linebacker and Aiken native Dekoda Watson, it provides scholarships to students in Aiken County. Turner's painting was later auctioned...

In some eyes, deflated footballs scandal hasn't tarnished Tom Brady's legacy

...Whatever Goodell decides, many players feel Brady's positive legacy is assured:-"The guy's a winner," said Baltimore linebacker Terrell Suggs, who once said he didn't like Brady and Brady didn't like him. "I don't think it really tarnishes it...

Cop fired; UGA player charges dropped

...were dismissed last month because the Athens-Clarke County Police officer who arrested him was fired from his job.Outside linebacker Davin Bellamy was also charged in July 2014 with two other misdemeanors in the case: underage possession of alcohol and speeding...


...week because of a sore shoulder.The team begins a mandatory three-day minicamp Tuesday.? Former New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes was cited by state police Friday for rear-ending another vehicle on a Massachusetts highway then leaving...

Falcons release veteran offensive tackle Sam Baker

...tackler in franchise history with 831, and has played in 117 regular-season games and started 99, both team records for a linebacker.COURTS: Former New Orleans Saints player Darren Sharper pleaded guilty Mon day to rape in Louisiana, completing a series...

Quarterback Matt Ryan likes the feel of Falcons new offense

...Jon Asamoah (ankle) was held out, too. ... Matthews (foot), Hawley (knee), safety William Moore (shoulder), linebacker Brooks Reed (groin) and rookie cornerback Jalen Collins (foot) participated, but still aren't full speed.


...England and South Africa. FootballFalcon trio is back at practiceOffensive tackle Jake Matthews, safety William Moore and linebacker Brooks Reed have returned from injuries and were still limited in practice Tuesday for the Atlanta Falcons.Matthews, the...


...wrapping up an eight-year contract with ESPN. FootballSpikes cut amid probe into crashThe New England Patriots released linebacker Brandon Spikes on Monday as authorities investigated whether his Mercedes was involved in an accident after the car was found...

Falcons' Prince Shembo waived after being charged with killing dog

The Atlanta Falcons waived linebacker Prince Shembo on Friday, shortly after he was charged with aggravated animal cruelty.Police in suburban Gwin nett County said...