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Deion Jones says Falcons defense has 'chip on our shoulders'

Jun. 12, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Defense looked to be a rising strength for the Atlanta Falcons in their 2016 Super Bowl season and especially in their return to the playoffs in 2017. A wave of devastating injuries that began with the opening game of 2018 crushed that momentum. Now that the injured players are...

Julio Jones in coach mode for start of Falcons' minicamp

Jun. 11, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Julio Jones left his helmet inside and wore a floppy hat to the opening day of the Atlanta Falcons' three-day minicamp. As he prepares for his ninth season, Jones was in player-coach mode on Tuesday as he made mental notes to pass on to younger teammates. For the Falcons, the...

Falcons' Freeman feeling strong, says football is fun again

May. 23, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The highlight of the Atlanta Falcons' first week of organized team activities has been Devonta Freeman's return to the field. "It's been a long time," said coach Dan Quinn. Freeman looked explosive in Thursday's practice, the first OTAs session open to reporters. Having Freeman...

Cardinals sign defensive lineman McClain to a 1-year deal

May. 22, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have signed veteran defensive lineman Terrell McClain to a one-year contract and released receiver Malachi Dupre. Terms of the deal with McClain announced Wednesday were not announced. The 6-foot-2, 302-pound McClain has played eight NFL seasons with Atlanta,...

Falcons lose DE Means for 2019 with Achilles tendon injury

May. 22, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons defensive end Steven Means will miss the 2019 season after suffering an Achilles tendon injury. Means was a part-time starter in 2018 and hurt in Monday's organized team activities (OTAs) practice, which was closed to reporters. The team announced the injury on...

Falcons sign first-round draft choice Lindstrom

May. 16, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have signed first-round draft pick Chris Lindstrom to a four-year contract. Lindstrom, the first guard drafted in the first round by the Falcons since Bill Fralic in 1985, was the last of Atlanta's seven picks to sign. The former Boston College standout and...

Pioli steps down as assistant GM of Atlanta Falcons

May. 16, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Scott Pioli stepped down Thursday after more than five years as assistant general manager of the Atlanta Falcons, the latest front-office change for a team coming off a disappointing season. "I am ready for a change," he said in a statement released by the team. Pioli said he had...

49ers sign tight end Levine Toilolo to 1-year deal

May. 15, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed tight end Levine Toilolo to a one-year deal. The team waived safety Cameron Glenn on Wednesday to make room on the roster. Toilolo has ties to 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan. He was drafted by Atlanta in 2013 and spent five years with the Falcons....

Quinn: Freeman, Neal, Allen should return by training camp

May. 11, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn says running back Devonta Freeman and safeties Keanu Neal and Ricardo Allen are still on the mend and that he believes each of the injured starters will be ready for the start of training camp. Freeman has missed 16 games since signing the NFL's...

Lindstrom, McGary bring instant chemistry to Falcons line

May. 10, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — No introductions were necessary for Chris Lindstrom and Kaleb McGary on the opening day of the Falcons' rookie minicamp. The first-round picks were good friends even before they lined up on the right side of the offensive line from the start of Friday's workout. They became...