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Falcons Camp Report: Day 6

FLOWERY BRANCH, GA. -- A daily review of the hot topics from Atlanta Falcons' training camp: The Matt Ryan-to-Julio Jones connection wasn't working at first, but the two eventually connected on a long ball down the left sideline where Jones caught the ball in stride over the shoulder. Show More Summary

Former First-Round Pick Peria Jerry Retires After 5-Year Career with Falcons

Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Peria Jerry, who was the No. 24 overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft, has decided to retire from the NFL after five seasons. The Falcons' official Twitter account confirmed Jerry's decision on Thursday: NFL...Show More Summary

Falcons DT Peria Jerry to retire

Falcons defensive tackle Peria Jerry, the club’s first-round pick in 2009, will retire, the team announced Thursday. The 29-year-old Jerry recorded 67 tackles and 5.5 sacks in five seasons with Atlanta. The club re-signed him in March. Overall, Jerry played in 64 games, making 29 starts. He missed 14 games of his rookie season after…

Hall of Fame profile: Atlanta Falcons/Philadelphia Eagles DE Claude Humphrey

The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014 gets inducted on Saturday. Shutdown Corner will profile the seven new Hall of Famers this week, looking at each of their careers and their impact on the game. Claude Humphrey 1968-1978 Atlanta...Show More Summary

Claude Humphrey: Inside the Legacy of 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee

Over 30 years after retiring from football, and following four denied entries as a finalist or senior candidate, former Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Claude Humphrey will be officially inducted into the Pro Football...Show More Summary

Rookie Devonta Freeman already beat odds

Devonta Freeman has no worries. The Atlanta Falcons' rookie running back must have felt like he won the lottery after receiving his $475,000-plus signing bonus as part of a four-year, $2.7 million contract. But flashing his new riches...Show More Summary

Falcons Will Be 'Cautious' with Steven Jackson, Concern Hamstring Could Rupture

Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson is reportedly sitting out training camp practices with a right hamstring strain. When can the Falcons expect Jackson back on the field? Is there concern about the hamstring injury lingering...Show More Summary

Figuring Out the Falcons

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After a forgotten 4-12 season, can a revamped Atlanta return to the playoffs?

Falcons Camp Report: Day 5

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga -- A daily review of the hot topics from Atlanta Falcons' training camp: The news of the day was the absence of running back Steven Jackson, who apparently tweaked his knee during Monday's first padded practice. Although coach Mike Smith said he fully expects Jackson to be ready for the season opener against New Orleans (Sept. Show More Summary

Steven Jackson Injury: Updates on Falcons RB's Hamstring and Return

Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson was held out of training camp practice Tuesday after suffering a left hamstring injury on Monday. Coach Mike Smith told reporters that Jackson should be back for the Falcons' regular-season opener, per their official Twitter feed: Atlanta opens its regular-season slate Sept. Show More Summary

Falcons RB Jackson tweaks hamstring

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith said running back Steven Jackson suffered a hamstring injury, but that it should not keep Jackson out of the season opener against the New Orleans Saints. Jackson, who was hurt during Monday's practice, had been a full participant to start training camp but missed Tuesday's session. Show More Summary

How Easy Is It To Fix The Vikings Stadium? Very.

Atlanta Falcons. Philadelphia Eagles. Arizona Cardinals. Seattle Seahawks (aka Osprey). Baltimore Ravens. Those are all NFL teams with bird names in them. You can't tell me that birds aren't important to football fans (or that people who are concerned about the new stadium design are anti-football). Show More Summary

First Slice 7/29/14: R.I.P., Friendship Baptist Church

Friendship Baptist Church, an iconic 152-year-old church located in Castleberry Hill, was demolished yesterday to make way for the new Atlanta Falcons stadium. “It’s a very sad day.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Falcons Camp Report: Day 4

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Atlanta Falcons training camp: Showing some fight: The Falcons provided plenty of footage for HBO's "Hard Knocks" during Monday's first padded practice. Numerous fights broke out throughout the day. Show More Summary

Massaquoi: Don't rush to judge pass rush

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Jonathan Massaquoi laughed when reminded how much emphasis there has been on the team's inability to address its pass-rush woes through free agency or the draft. "I just feel like, hey, I’m going to continue to let everybody think what they want to think," Massaquoi said. Show More Summary

Ranking Atlanta Falcons' 10 Most Critical Players

As training camps get underway in the NFL, the Atlanta Falcons are looking to have a bounce-back season. They have brought in players to help both their offensive and defensive lines. They will also be getting several players back who...Show More Summary

Falcons Camp Report: Day 3

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Atlanta Falcons training camp: Julio Jones saw his most extensive practice action since undergoing right foot surgery and looked like the Jones of old after sitting out one day. Show More Summary

Falcons Camp Report: Day 2

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Atlanta Falcons training camp: It was interesting watching the pass-rushers continue their development under fiery defensive line coach Bryan Cox and outside linebackers coach Mark Collins. Show More Summary

2014 P-R-O Convention All Star: Atlanta Falcons Cheerleader Alice

The past couple of years, the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders have caught my eye. They’re kind of low key at P-R-O, hanging off to the side and trying to keep it on the down low. Stealth cheerleaders…hanging out in the shadows and wearing black. I mean there are other squads that gravitate to the center of [...]

Falcons Camp Report: Day 1

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Atlanta Falcons' training camp: The big news of the day was Julio Jones returning to practice for the first time since suffering a right foot fracture in Week 5 of last year. Show More Summary

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