Latest Atlanta Falcons News

Braves' new contracts set them up for long-term success

Aug. 17, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Hey, Braves fans, hope you like the core of your team. You're gonna be cheering them on for a while. The reigning World Series champions have moved aggressively to lock up their most vital players to long-term contracts. Rookie sensation...

Lions' Funchess making adjustment to tight end position

Aug. 15, 2022 14:46 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Devin Funchess, hoping to play in the NFL for the first time since 2019, made the most of his opportunities in the Detroit Lions’ preseason opener. The former Michigan star had 21 touchdown receptions for the Carolina Panthers over the first four years...

Falcons WR London (knee) not seriously hurt, will miss time

Aug. 14, 2022 22:21 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons rookie receiver Drake London will likely be held out of practice this week because of a right knee injury, but the No. 8 overall pick isn't expected to miss significant time. London was injured in the Falcons' preseason opener at Detroit,...

Falcons' top draft pick London sidelined by knee injury

Aug. 14, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons rookie receiver Drake London, the eighth overall draft pick, was held out of practice Sunday after leaving the exhibition opener at Detroit with an injured knee. Coach Arthur Smith indicated there is no immediate timetable for London's return to...

Ridder leads Falcons to late victory over Lions 27-23

Aug. 12, 2022 22:23 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Rookie quarterback Desmond Ridder threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Jared Bernhardt with 1:30 left to give the Atlanta Falcons a 27-23 win over the Detroit Lions on Friday. The Lions took a 23-20 lead on Riley Patterson's 28-yard field goal with 5:57 to play, then...

Goal-setting Pitts eager to build on brilliant rookie season

Aug. 10, 2022 13:42 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Kyle Pitts likes to set goals. He's not much for talking about what's on the list — “that's confidential,” he quipped — but one thing is definitely on his mind after a brilliant rookie season. Getting to end zone more often. ...

Falcons G Mayfield returns to practice after injuring back

Aug. 08, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons left guard Jaylen Mayfield returned to practice Monday after missing time with a lower back injury. It's not known if Mayfield will be able to play Friday night in Atlanta's first preseason game at Detroit. “It was good to...

Smith in no hurry to settle on Falcons' starting O-line

Aug. 06, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons coach Arthur Smith likes what he’s seen thus far from the offensive line even though the unit still has three unsettled positions. Atlanta is set at left tackle with Jake Matthews and right guard Chris Lindstrom. Both are former first-round...

Falcons lose veteran Taylor to season-ending Achilles injury

Aug. 02, 2022 14:54 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have lost defensive tackle Vincent Taylor to a season-ending ruptured Achilles tendon. Coach Arthur Smith announced Taylor’s injury following Tuesday’s practice. Following the retirement of Eddie Goldman before...

Falcons defensive guru Pees determined to raise expectations

Aug. 01, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — One season of bottom-rung defense was too much for Dean Pees. Pees, the Atlanta Falcons' veteran defensive coordinator, is making sure his players know he won't stand for another season like 2021, when Atlanta finished 7-10. Only two NFL teams allowed...