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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...

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...

QB Ryan says thanks after Falcons bolster line in NFL draft

Apr. 27, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff received a text from Matt Ryan during the NFL draft. The Falcons' quarterback obviously approved of the team's first-round selections of two offensive linemen. Dimitroff said the message from Ryan was brief: "Thanks. Just thanks...

Falcons add speed to secondary with Ohio State's Sheffield

Apr. 27, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have bolstered a thin position by moving up in the fourth round to select cornerback Kendall Sheffield from Ohio State in the NFL draft. The Falcons traded a sixth-round pick to Detroit to move up six spots in the fourth round. Atlanta general manager Thomas...

Falcons select 2 offensive linemen on first day of NFL draft

Apr. 26, 2019 1:04 AM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons were looking to bulk up in the trenches after a disappointing season. They stuck to that plan, even when one potential target after another was snatched up ahead of the 14th pick in the NFL draft. In a bit of a surprise, the Falcons selected offensive guard...

Falcons give second chance to Hageman following 2017 release

Apr. 19, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons signed Ra'Shede Hageman to a one-year deal on Friday, giving a second chance to the defensive tackle the team released in 2017 after he was charged with domestic violence. Hageman, 28, was a second-round pick from Minnesota in 2014. He started a combined 16...

After tough season, Falcons facing greater urgency in draft

Apr. 18, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons spent the past couple of drafts filling in the pieces on a team with championship aspirations. This time around, they're coming off a hugely disappointing season that turned up the heat on coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff. The Falcons have...

Falcons Draft Preview Capsule

Apr. 18, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

14. ATLANTA (7-9) LAST SEASON: Devastating rash of injuries that gutted middle of defense and also took down both starting guards and running back Devonta Freeman was too much to overcome. QB Matt Ryan posted numbers comparable to his 2016 MVP season, but Falcons came nowhere close to playoffs. Atlanta was 4-9...