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  • Rookie Peter Konz Gets Time to Shine with First Team

    2 years, 6 months ago

    Forgive Peter Konz if he isn’t overly excited about his performance with the first-team offense Friday night. See, he sets high expectations for himself, and after his night against the Dolphins, he wasn’t exactly feeling too great. “It went all right,” Konz said after the game. “Forgive me if I don’t sound excited, because I [...]

  • Young DEs Make Big Second-Half Play

    2 years, 6 months ago

    Defensive end Lawrence Sidbury is trying to make himself stand out this preseason at a crowded position, yet his night started with a couple of miscuses. Two defensive offsides calls on the young DE had his third preseason game of 2012 off to a rough start. But Sidbury soon made up for it near the [...]

  • Matt Ryan Has Another Strong Preseason Performance

    2 years, 6 months ago

    Matt Ryan continued his preseason excellence Friday night with another strong performance, this time in the most important of the preseason games when he saw the most time of the exhibition season. Ryan was pulled in the third quarter after going 18-of-26 for 220 yards, one touchdown and a QB rating of 107.9. For the [...]

  • Matt Bryant Provides First-Half Insurance

    2 years, 6 months ago

    Kicker Matt Bryant has the leg that doesn’t seem to weaken. With the Falcons offense struggling during the first half Friday, Bryant provided the insurance, knocking through three field goals to give the Falcons the 9-3 lead heading into halftime. All of Bryant’s kicks Friday were from 40-plus yards out, and his final before the [...]

  • Mike Johnson Up to Task of Creating Versatility

    2 years, 6 months ago

    The news that backup tackle Will Svitek would be out for the season that came earlier this week was tough to take for a lot of reasons. For a close-knit group at offensive line, it was downright devastating. The off-field emotions of feeling for a teammate have been difficult to come to terms with, but [...]

  • 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’ [...]

  • Svitek Out for Year; Holmes to Get Chance on Friday

    2 years, 6 months ago

    Head coach Mike Smith announced at the start of his press huddle after practice Monday that veteran left tackle Will Svitek will be out for the year with what Smith called an arm injury. The injury occurred during Sunday’s practice and Smith said he learned today that it was enough to keep him out for [...]

  • Julio Jones Finding Comfort By Slowing Down

    2 years, 6 months ago

    Last year was a whirlwind for Julio Jones. Drafted by the Falcons after they traded a slew of picks for the right to snag him, Jones was whisked into the NFL only to sit idle while the league and the players association worked out a new collective bargaining agreement. That affected him on plenty of [...]

  • Mike Smith Impressed with Peria Jerry in 2012

    2 years, 6 months ago

    The tale of Peria Jerry’s NFL career has been a tumultuous one to this point. Held out his rookie season with a knee injury that took years to heal, even Jerry has mentioned that he’s turned a corner in 2012, feeling as healthy as he ever has. On Saturday, head coach Mike Smith echoed that [...]

  • Dominique Davis Shows Bright Potential vs. Bengals

    2 years, 6 months ago

    Dominique Davis’ brother once told him that he can’t focus on other people’s success. He has to instead focus on his own first. That’s the mentality he’s taken into a quarterback battle that has quickly and interestingly heated up in the first two preseason games, and it seems to be paying off for the undrafted [...]

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