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  • Falcons Get Back to Focusing on Themselves

    2 years, 2 months ago

    The Falcons have been in this situation before. They’ve been 13-3 heading into the postseason with the NFC’s No. 1 seed. We remember how that turned out. Head coach Mike Smith has been intent on making the bye week before the divisional round playoff game different than it was in 2010. That year, Smith gave [...]

  • Ryan Breaks Bartkowski’s Touchdown Record

    2 years, 2 months ago

    Quarterback Matt Ryan has broken a bunch of Falcons records already this season, and he added a big one Sunday. A fourth-down pass from the Bucs’ 8-yard line to Harry Douglas put Ryan in the record books as the Falcons’ all-time single season passing touchdown leader. Ryan came into Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay tied [...]

  • Franks Still Full-Time Punt Returner

    2 years, 3 months ago

    During the game’s most crucial punt return Sunday, the Falcons’ go-to returner was on the sideline. Wide receiver Harry Douglas trotted onto the field and got settled in at the position while Dominique Franks stood by. Head coach Mike Smith explained Monday that the decision was a product of feeling like Douglas would give the [...]

  • Update on Weatherspoon Will Come Wednesday

    2 years, 4 months ago

    Sean Weatherspoon’s injury status will be updated Wednesday Head coach Mike Smith said he will have an update on linebacker Sean Weatherspoon’s injury status Wednesday, saying during his Monday news conference that he’d have a better idea of where he is later in the week. Weatherspoon left Sunday’s game in the second half with an [...]

  • Smith Updates Status of Several Players

    2 years, 4 months ago

    DT Corey Peters could be heading back to the field soon Head coach Mike Smith updated the status of several key players during his Monday news conference and the outlook is largely positive: Smith said Asante Samuel was not injured on his 79-yard interception return for a touchdown in Sunday’s win over Oakland. Smith said [...]

  • Julio: ‘I’m Ready to Go’

    2 years, 4 months ago

    Wide receiver Julio Jones returned to full participation at practice, as noted on Wednesday’s Piedmont Healthcare Injury Report, after suffering a hand laceration during a Week 3 matchup against San Diego. Speaking to the media Thursday, Jones said he doesn’t see anything holding him back right now. “Oh, yeah. I’m fine,” Jones said. “I’m ready [...]

  • Mike Johnson Fine with Defensive Attention

    2 years, 5 months ago

    It was a crucial time during Monday night’s game when offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter called his top three wide receivers — Roddy White, Julio Jones and Harry Douglas — off the field. On first-and-goal at the 1-yard line in the second quarter of Monday’s 27-21 win over the Broncos, the Falcons looked primed to run [...]

  • Falcons Camp in Instagram

    2 years, 6 months ago

    Another Russell Athletic Atlanta Falcons Training Camp goes into the books after head coach Mike Smith broke camp with a brief practice Sunday. Throughout the camp experience, the AtlantaFalcons.com crew was focused on bringing camp to life through Instagram. Also, make sure to follow the official Falcons Instagram account @atlantafalcons. Early morning at the Falcons’ [...]

  • Smith: Dent Ruled Out for Thursday; Douglas to Play

    2 years, 6 months ago

    Head coach Mike Smith said Monday that linebacker Akeem Dent, who suffered a concussion during last week’s game against Baltimore, will not play against the Cincinnati Bengals this Thursday, but added that the second-year player is feeling much better. Wide receiver Harry Douglas, who sat out of last week’s game due to an injury from [...]

  • Dominique Franks Gets Solid First Return

    2 years, 6 months ago

    With wide receiver and first-string punt returner Harry Douglas sidelined during tonight’s game, cornerback Dominique Franks assumed the returning duties in the punt game and has made quite the impression so far. With just less than seven minutes left in the first quarter, Franks took a punt from Ravens punter Sam Koch and returned it [...]

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