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Still standing: Falcons' Ryan embraces elder statesman role

Jul. 31, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Matt Ryan feels like the last man standing with the Atlanta Falcons, not that it’s a bad thing. Ryan has nobody left from his rookie year of 2008 still with the team. And he’s one of just four starters — Jake Matthews, Deion Jones and...

Falcons coach shakes off butterflies on first day of camp

Jul. 29, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — New coach Arthur Smith felt a few jitters on his first day of training camp with the Atlanta Falcons. Once the first horn sounded on the field, however, Smith jumped right in and took charge. “My mind was working on trying to get some sleep...