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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...

Falcons open camp with low expectations, open positions

Jul. 27, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Coach Arthur Smith wants to see improvement from last year’s 7-10 record even though conventional wisdom says the Atlanta Falcons will backslide in 2022. The Falcons began training camp Wednesday with a roster that has only a few positions settled. The...

Mariota favored over rookie Ridder in Falcons QB camp derby

Jul. 15, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

ATLANTA FALCONS (7-10) CAMP SITE: Flowery Branch, Ga. LAST YEAR: The Falcons, looking for a fresh start under first-year coach Arthur Smith and general manager Terry Fontenot, were outscored 459-313. It marked Atlanta's fourth consecutive losing season and helped...

Raiders set to open 1st training camp under McDaniels

Jul. 15, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS RAIDERS (10-8) CAMP SITE: Henderson, Nevada LAST YEAR: The Raiders survived a tumultuous season that featured the resignation of coach Jon Gruden and the release of receiver Henry Ruggs III to make the playoffs for the first time since 2016. That wasn't...

Brady, Rodgers headline list of NFL players skipping OTAs

Jun. 01, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady earned the right to skip voluntary workouts a long time ago. Several other star players, including Aaron Rodgers and Lamar Jackson, also aren’t participating in organized team activities, a trend that’s increasing around the NFL. In Brady’s case,...

Falcons QB Mariota willing to be mentor but hungry to start

May. 26, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Marcus Mariota is saying all the right things about mentoring Atlanta Falcons rookie quarterback Desmond Ridder. Mariota would prefer to perform that mentoring role as the Falcons starter. After starting a combined six games the past three...