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  • Falcons Fall Victim to Unusual Rule

    2 years, 3 months ago

    Head coach Mike Smith found out about a little-known rule the hard way during the second half Sunday. After Jason Snelling had fumbled and the ball appeared to have been saved from going out of bounds, thus allowing the Cardinals to recover, the Falcons head coach threw the red challenge flag after seeing the replay [...]

  • Falcons Host Military Veterans at Practice

    2 years, 3 months ago

    SFC. Michael Schlitz, left, and Cpl. Todd Love meet the Falcons secondary Cpl. Todd Love and SFC. Michael Schlitz were all smiles Friday as they stood on the sidelines in Flowery Branch as the Falcons made their final preparations for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals at the Georgia Dome. Love and Schlitz, who service members [...]

  • Jones, Spoon ‘Close’ To Return

    2 years, 3 months ago

    Head coach Mike Smith said Julio Jones and Sean Weatherspoon were again held out of practice Thursday, but is pleased with the progress both are making in returning from ankle injuries. Smith said that a decision on whether each will play could come down to the last possible moment, which would be kickoff of Sunday’s [...]

  • Jones, Spoon Held Out Wednesday

    2 years, 3 months ago

    Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon and wide receiver Julio Jones were held out of practice Wednesday as both are recovering from injuries. Weatherspoon, who has missed the past two games with an ankle injury, made progress Wednesday as he began running with the athletic performance group. “He moved around. We’ll ramp that up (Thursday) and see how [...]

  • Smith: Edwards’ Release About Getting Better

    2 years, 3 months ago

    Head coach Mike Smith spoke to the media Wednesday for the first time since defensive end Ray Edwards was released by the team Monday night. Smith had this to say about the decision to move forward without him: “It was a decision we made that we felt like was going to make our football team [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Smith Confident He’ll Get Spoon Back This Week

    2 years, 3 months ago

    Head coach Mike Smith said during his Monday news conference that he’s confident that he’ll get linebacker Sean Weatherspoon back into the mix on the field this week. Weatherspoon has been out since suffering an ankle injury during a win over the Eagles in Week 8. He has missed the past two games with the [...]

  • Weatherspoon Ruled Out Vs. Saints

    2 years, 3 months ago

    For the second week in a row, linebacker Sean Weatherspoon will be held out of a game with an ankle injury, head coach Mike Smith said Thursday. Weatherspoon suffered the ankle injury against the Eagles in Week 8 and sat out of last Sunday’s win over the Cowboys. Smith had hope that Weatherspoon would be [...]

  • Midseason Reports Favor Falcons

    2 years, 3 months ago

    “Hey, guys. Let’s run that play where we score a touchdown.” A couple of news outlets came out with their midseason reports this week and the Falcons are well represented. Sports Illustrated’s Peter King has quarterback Matt Ryan and tight end Tony Gonzalez on his midseason All-Pro team, and he handed out his midseason MVP [...]

  • Peters’ Playing Time to Increase Soon

    2 years, 3 months ago

    Corey Peters is getting healthier. Good for us. Bad for them. Walking through the locker room on the way to his usual Monday news conference after a game, head coach Mike Smith spotted Corey Peters and chatted the young defensive tackle up a bit. “Hey, I think you’ve still got some rust on you,” Smith [...]

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