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  • Falcons Continue Focus on Heads Up Football

    1 year, 6 months ago

    Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith joined former Falcons linebacker Buddy Curry earlier this week to speak to parents at a Heads Up Parent Informational Session at Flowery Branch High School for the Flowery Branch Junior Falcons. Dimitroff and Smith welcomed parents and youth coaches in attendance and discussed the NFL’s [...]

  • Gonzalez Named No. 47 Player of 2013

    1 year, 6 months ago

    There were plenty of numbers surrounding Tony Gonzalez last year — 95, 97, 99, all numbers he used to describe his chances of retiring from the game after the Falcons’ loss in the NFC Championship game. More than a month after announcing his return, the number that matters today is 47 — the spot Gonzalez [...]

  • Playoff Win Named No. 2 Best Game of ’12

    1 year, 6 months ago

    Many Falcons fans will remember this game as one of the best in franchise history, let alone of 2012, but NFL.com has named the Falcons’ thrilling 30-28 divisional round win over the Seattle Seahawks the No. 2 best game of 2012. It was a game similar to many others for the Falcons — a big [...]

  • Falcons to Make ‘Top 100′ Debut

    1 year, 6 months ago

    The Falcons will finally be featured on the NFL Network’s “Top 100 Players of 2013″ on Thursday night as the countdown moves into the 40s, beginning at 8 p.m. ET, cracking the top 100 so far with one player. Last year, tight end Tony Gonzalez (No. 53), wide receiver Roddy White (No. 65) and running [...]

  • Smith: Fullback Ewing at 100 Percent

    1 year, 6 months ago

    Head coach Mike Smith updated a variety of areas during his time in front of the media Wednesday, and one of the notes he mentioned was the progression of second-year fullback Bradie Ewing. A fifth-round selection by the Falcons during the 2012 NFL Draft out of Wisconsin, Ewing had a promising training camp before injuring [...]

  • Banks Benefitting from Long Learning Time

    1 year, 6 months ago

    The whirlwind continues for linebacker Brian Banks, the 27-year-old rookie who was exonerated after spending five years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, as he’s participating in the Falcons’ first week of offseason training activities in Flowery Branch. The rust, Banks said after Wednesday’s session, is really starting to come for him. The [...]

  • NFL Draft Pushed Back to May

    1 year, 6 months ago

    There was some talk about it being a possibility last week, but now it’s official: The NFL Draft will be held in May next year. The 2014 NFL Draft will take place May 8-10. The league year and free agency will start March 11, 2014 and the NFL Scouting Combine will take place Feb. 18-15, [...]

  • Photo of the Day: ‘Hairy’ Douglas?

    1 year, 6 months ago

    This photo of the day is not to be missed. Last week, wide receiver Harry Douglas posted a photo to his Instagram account and admired how closely he resembled his nephew when Harry was his age. We asked Harry for the photo of himself as a kid because it was just too good to pass [...]

  • Friday Marks One Year Since Banks’ Exoneration

    1 year, 6 months ago

    Today is a special day, indeed, for Falcons rookie linebacker Brian Banks as May 24, 2013 marks the one-year anniversary of his exoneration. Banks spent five years in prison and another five on probation for a crime he didn’t commit. A year ago today, Banks was finally exonerated, allowing him to pursue his dream of [...]

  • Safety Ishmael Looking Like a Tackling Machine

    1 year, 7 months ago

    There’s nothing that’s easy about selecting players in the NFL Draft. Sure, the first round offers a great crop of talent, but even that’s a challenging task for an NFL general manager and his scouting staff. The real art of drafting, however, occurs in the later rounds, when finding that elusive diamond in the rough [...]

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