Latest Atlanta Falcons News

The Latest: DE Henry Anderson to re-sign with Jets

Mar. 26, 2019 1:27 AM EDT

The Latest on NFL free agency (all times EDT): 9:25 p.m. A person with direct knowledge of the deal says defensive end Henry Anderson has agreed to re-sign with the New York Jets. Anderson tied with linebacker Jordan Jenkins for the team lead with a career-high seven sacks last season. He was acquired from...

Falcons agree to 1-year deal with WR Justin Hardy

Mar. 21, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a one-year deal with wide receiver Justin Hardy. The team made the announcement on Thursday. Hardy had 14 catches for 133 yards and two touchdowns in 2018, his first season without at least one start. He played behind Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu...

Georgia's Deandre Baker says he's the top CB in NFL draft

Mar. 20, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Deandre Baker proclaimed himself to be the best cornerback in the NFL draft after using Georgia's pro day to improve his time in the 40-yard dash. Baker posted two unofficial times of 4.46 seconds in the 40 on Wednesday. He was timed at 4.52 seconds in last month's NFL combine in...

Bears agree to 1-year deals with WR Hall, DT Williams

Mar. 15, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have agreed to one-year contracts with receiver Marvin Hall and defensive tackle Nick Williams. Hall had 12 receptions for 209 yards the past two seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. He has been primarily a special teams player. Williams made two appearances for the...

The Latest: Lions add Flowers, Coleman and James

Mar. 14, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

The Latest on NFL free agency Thursday (all times EDT): 12:20 p.m. The Detroit Lions have signed a trio of free agents to address pressing needs: defensive end Trey Flowers, cornerback Justin Coleman and tight end Jesse James. The Lions planned to introduce each player at a news conference Thursday afternoon....

Falcons address top need, sign guards Carpenter, Brown

Mar. 13, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — After Matt Ryan agreed to restructure his contract to clear salary cap room, the Atlanta Falcons quickly invested the new funds in protecting the quarterback. The Falcons on Wednesday signed free-agent offensive guards James Carpenter and Jamon Brown. Carpenter's four-year deal is worth $21...

The Latest: Bengals re-sign LB Preston Brown

Mar. 13, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

The Latest on NFL free agency Wednesday (all times EDT): 12:10 p.m. Linebacker Preston Brown got a three-year extension from the Bengals, who signed him last year from Buffalo. He was durable during his time with the Bills, but hurt his right ankle in the season opener with Cincinnati and missed the next two...

Broncos, Falcons to open preseason in Hall of Fame game

Mar. 12, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos will play in the Hall of Fame game Aug. 1 to open the preseason. Each team will be making its fourth appearance in the preseason game, which this year will launch the NFL's 100th season. Two days after the game in Canton, Ohio, Broncos owner Pat...

Panthers re-sign backup QB Heinicke to 1-year deal

Mar. 12, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

The Panthers have re-signed backup quarterback Taylor Heinicke to a one-year contract to provide depth behind Cam Newton. Terms of the deal were not released Tuesday. Heinicke served as Newton's backup last season and played in six games with one start. He completed 33 of 53 passes for 274 yards with one...

Falcons add salary cap space by tweaking Ryan's contract

Mar. 12, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons lack the financial flexibility to be big spenders in free agency even after clearing salary cap room by restructuring quarterback Matt Ryan's contract. The Falcons on Tuesday confirmed that $8.75 million of Ryan's 2019 base salary will be paid as a signing bonus. The move...