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  • Smith Provides Injury Update on Monday

    1 year, 11 months ago

    Head coach Mike Smith updated the condition of several Falcons during his Monday news conference, most notably saying that he expects defensive end John Abraham — who suffered an ankle injury in the regular-season finale — to practice Wednesday. “John will be participating in practice on Wednesday,” Smith said. “We will have almost a full [...]

  • Robinson Cleared, Returns to Practice

    1 year, 11 months ago

    Cornerback Dunta Robinson returned to practice Friday after sitting out the previous two practice sessions in the league’s concussion protocol. Robinson suffered the head injury during the first half of last Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay and was cleared to return to practice Friday. “It was very good to get Dunta back,” head coach Mike [...]

  • Abraham, Robinson Expected to Be Ready

    1 year, 11 months ago

    What looked like it would surely be bad news Sunday turned to good news Monday afternoon as head coach Mike Smith announced during his weekly news conference that he expects defensive end John Abraham and cornerback Dunta Robinson — both hurt in Sunday’s 22-17 loss to Tampa Bay — back and ready to go in [...]

  • Smith: Moore to Miss Sunday’s Game

    1 year, 11 months ago

    Falcons head coach Mike Smith said Wednesday after practice that safety William Moore — who has missed the past three games with a hamstring injury — would likely miss Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay at the Georgia Dome. “I would like William to be ready to go, but the doctors, they’ve got to make that [...]

  • Secondary Keeps Playing Take-Away

    1 year, 11 months ago

    On paper coming into the season, the Falcons secondary was thought to be one of the best in the league. The addition of Asante Samuel via trade to Dunta Robinson and Brent Grimes was going to set the Falcons up as incredibly difficult to throw on. Then the first game happened and Grimes came away [...]

  • Franks Serving as Secondary’s Utility Man

    2 years ago

    Dominique Franks, left, is like the Tony Phillips of the Falcons We’ve heard it over and over again from head coach Mike Smith, but it’s true: When one man goes down, it’s the next man up. The Falcons have truly embraced that philosophy this season as the injury bug hasn’t exactly kept itself away from [...]

  • Moore’s Return Still Up in the Air

    2 years ago

    Safety William Moore missed his second straight game Sunday with a hamstring injury and head coach Mike Smith said Monday that he hoped to get Moore back on the field as soon as possible. Smith said Moore is scheduled to run with the Falcons’ Athletic Performance team and much of how much he’ll be used [...]

  • Smith Provides Updates on Samuel, Moore

    2 years ago

    Head coach Mike Smith provided an update on cornerback Asante Samuel and safety William Moore during his Monday news conference with the Atlanta media. Samuel, who has been bothered by a shoulder injury, was announced as active for Sunday’s game against Carolina, but didn’t end up playing in the game. Smith said the intention was [...]

  • Pro Bowl Votes Looking Good for Falcons

    2 years ago

    We keep saying that the Falcons are focused on a different Bowl at the end of the season, and now that we’ve gotten that out of the way again, it’s time to take a look at some Falcons who are getting a good amount of fan votes so far. Remember, it’s a huge honor for [...]

  • What They Said: Nov. 14

    2 years, 1 month ago

    This one’s for you, Joe Hawley. Here’s a look at what the Falcons had to say in the locker room Wednesday: S Thomas DeCoud On the mood in the locker room after the loss: “I like the mood. I feel like it was kind of a wake-up call for us. We’re coming back even more [...]

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