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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...

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...

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...

Falcons hire Simpson as D-line coach after Young steps down

Mar. 5, 2019 12:37 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Bryant Young has resigned as the Atlanta Falcons defensive line coach, saying he wants to spend more time with his family. The Falcons have rehired Jess Simpson, who was a defensive assistant with the team in 2017, to coach the defensive line. Simpson was defensive line coach at...

Falcons agree to 1-year deal with cornerback Wreh-Wilson

Feb. 22, 2019 2:57 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Falcons have agreed to a one-year contract extension with backup cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson. Wreh-Wilson has played in 12 games, including one start, since joining the Falcons in 2016. He appeared in only three games in 2018. Coach Dan Quinn said in a statement that...

Steve Sarkisian returns as Alabama's offensive coordinator

Feb. 15, 2019 5:12 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Steve Sarkisian is returning to Alabama as offensive coordinator, a position he held for the 2016 team for the national championship game loss to Clemson. Alabama coach Nick Saban announced the hiring of Sarkisian and six other assistants on Friday, along with the promotion of Pete...

Former Chiefs defensive coordinator Sutton hired by Falcons

Feb. 11, 2019 10:43 AM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Former Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton has joined the Atlanta Falcons as a senior assistant. Sutton was fired by the Chiefs two days after a crushing 37-31 loss in the AFC championship game, when Kansas City failed to stop Tom Brady and the New England...

The Latest: Rams hold practice outside at Falcons' facility

Jan. 31, 2019 7:25 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Super Bowl 53 (all times EST): 7:20 p.m. The Los Angeles Rams opted to practice outside on the grass fields at the Falcons' training facility in Flowery Branch, Georgia. The weather cooperated and coach Sean McVay was happy with the decision. "It really was (the plan to go...

Fitzgerald, Brees, Kelce reward military vets with tickets

Jan. 31, 2019 10:58 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Larry Fitzgerald, Drew Brees and Travis Kelce are among NFL stars rewarding military veterans with trips to the Super Bowl. Through USAA, they will be joined by Christian McCaffrey, Kirk Cousins, Case Keenum, Falcons coach Dan Quinn and former Browns great Joe Thomas in honoring the veterans...

Atlanta Falcons' Ben Garland wins Salute To Service Award

Jan. 30, 2019 10:39 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Falcons guard Ben Garland has won the NFL's Salute to Service Award. Garland was recognized Wednesday by the league and USAA for his exceptional efforts to honor and support members of the military community. He will be recognized on Saturday night during NFL Honors, the prime-time...