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  • Smith: Brent Grimes ‘Progressing Well’

    2 years ago

    Falcons head coach Mike Smith spoke to the media assembled at the NFL Scouting Combine and fielded questions from free agency to April’s NFL Draft, but he was also asked to give an update on cornerback Brent Grimes, who spent much of 2012 on injured reserve. The prognosis at this point, however, looks positive, according [...]

  • Red Flag Rule Could Get Changed

    2 years ago

    There are so many rules in the NFL rule book that it’s hard to pay attention to all of them all the time. And usually, the most obscure ones get a spotlight shined on them due to strange circumstances, and that’s exactly what happened with the red challenge flag rule in 2012. Since all scoring [...]

  • Samuel: Falcons Will Grow in Offseason

    2 years ago

    Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel joined 790 The Zone’s Dave Archer and Mike Bell on Monday afternoon and discussed a wide array of topics in his few minutes on air, including his thoughts on what the Falcons need to do this offseason and how much his injured shoulder affected his 2012 season. On offseason moves, Samuel [...]

  • Falcons Finish Fifth in Power Rankings

    2 years ago

    We’ve followed the power rankings all year long, so with the final set out today, it’s only right that we highlight where the Falcons finished in the eyes of NFL.com. Elliot Harrison puts the Falcons at No. 5, behind Baltimore, San Francisco, New England and Denver, for the 2012 season. Writes Harrison: This is a [...]

  • Blank, Dimitroff, Smith Head to Radio Row

    2 years, 1 month ago

    Falcons owner & chairman Arthur Blank, general manager Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith will be making appearances at Radio Row in New Orleans this week, stopping by plenty of radio stations to talk about the Falcons’ 2012 season and their plans for 2013. Below is the schedule for each and links, where applicable, [...]

  • Ryan Injured, Will Miss Pro Bowl

    2 years, 1 month ago

    Head coach Mike Smith announced during his Monday news conference after Sunday’s 28-24 loss in the NFC Championship game that quarterback Matt Ryan was injured near the end of the game. Smith said the injury was a sprained left shoulder. “If we had the outcome that we wanted last night, he would have participated in [...]

  • Bryant’s Cool A Product of Pregame Preparation

    2 years, 1 month ago

    It’s hours before the Falcons’ NFC divisional round playoff game against Seattle and only a few people mill around the field. Media members and TV crews dot the sidelines while all is quiet inside the Georgia Dome. Out of the tunnel comes kicker Matt Bryant, headphones on his head, football in his hand. It’s time [...]

  • Falcons Elect Captains for Postseason

    2 years, 1 month ago

    A lot of fans have been asking about the captain’s “C” patch they saw on a couple of jerseys during Sunday’s divisional round win over Seattle, and the patches have been placed on select jerseys because the Falcons have voted for their 2012 captains. The Falcons and Packers are the only teams in the NFL [...]

  • Smith Expects Abraham to Practice This Week

    2 years, 1 month ago

    Defensive end John Abraham left Sunday’s divisional round game against Seattle in the second quarter with what head coach Mike Smith called a re-tweak of an ankle injury he suffered during the regular-season finale against Tampa Bay. Abraham didn’t return to the game after injuring the ankle, but Smith expects Abraham to be fine and [...]

  • Extra Day Helps Falcons in Preparations

    2 years, 1 month ago

    One of the advantages, along with a chance to get players some rest, during the bye week is the extra opportunity to prepare for the next opponent. While the Falcons didn’t find out who they’d play until around 8 p.m. ET Sunday, the coaching staff was hard at work last week preparing for all three [...]

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