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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...

Falcons release Brandon Fusco after bolstering guard spot

Apr. 29, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have released guard Brandon Fusco after bolstering the position in free agency and last week's NFL draft. Fusco started the first seven games at right guard last season before suffering a season-ending right ankle injury against the New York Giants on Oct. 22....

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...

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...

Seahawks enter NFL draft with scarcity of selections

Apr. 18, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Forgive Seattle general manager John Schneider for being a bit antsy going into this NFL draft. In fact, the Seahawks boss may be downright annoyed at having just four picks. Seattle's four selections entering the draft — picks in the first, third, fourth and fifth rounds...

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...

Falcons agree to 1-year deal with former Saints DT Davison

Apr. 13, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons continued to bolster their defensive line by agreeing to terms on a one-year contract with tackle Tyeler Davison. Davison started 12 of 14 games with the New Orleans Saints last season and had two sacks with 23 tackles. The addition Saturday comes after the...