Latest Atlanta Falcons News

RB Davis says move to hometown Falcons a 'dream come true'

Jul. 27, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Mike Davis couldn't wait to check in for his first training camp with his hometown Atlanta Falcons. “I’m here early,” Davis said Tuesday. “I think that speaks for a lot. I got here about 8. I’m just ready to go.” ...

NFL player's brother, 2nd man jailed in 2016 student slaying

Jul. 27, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida men, one of them the brother of an NFL player, have been arrested on murder charges in the 2016 shooting death of a college student. Donterio Rashad Fowler, 25, and Keondre Quamar Fields, 23, were being held without bail Tuesday...

Falcons' Smith faces difficult rebuilding task in first camp

Jul. 24, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

ATLANTA FALCONS (4-12) CAMP SITE: Flowery Branch, Georgia LAST YEAR: The Falcons' first 0-7 start since 1997 led to the firings of coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff. Interim coach Raheem Morris managed four wins, but that was not...

Jets' Knapp dies after being struck by car while biking

Jul. 22, 2021 22:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Jets assistant coach Greg Knapp died Thursday of injuries suffered in an accident when he was struck by a car while riding a bicycle Saturday near his home in California. He was 58. Knapp’s family released a statement through the team that the...

Innovative NFL offensive line coach Alex Gibbs dies at 80

Jul. 13, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Alex Gibbs, the innovative offensive line coach whose zone-blocking scheme helped lead the Denver Broncos to back-to-back Super Bowl triumphs in the 1990s, has died at age 80, the team said. The team said Gibbs died Monday from complications of a...

NFL LB Mingo charged with indecency with child in Texas

Jul. 11, 2021 01:46 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — NFL linebacker Barkevious Mingo, who is currently with the Atlanta Falcons, has been arrested in Texas on a charge of indecency with a child-sexual contact, police said Saturday. Mingo, 30, was arrested on Thursday by police in the Dallas suburb...

Tight end Pitts is last of Falcons' 9 draft picks to sign

Jun. 29, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have signed first-round pick Kyle Pitts, the tight end from Florida. Pitts signed the four-year deal with a fifth-year option on Tuesday. The Falcons have signed each of their nine selections in this year's NFL draft. ...

NFL holding its inaugural General Manager Forum next week

Jun. 18, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

The NFL is holding its inaugural General Manager Forum next week in an effort to increase minority hiring in front offices. The forum, named after Ozzie Newsome, will be held virtually on Monday ahead of the fourth annual Quarterback Coaching Summit. There are only four...

Former NFL star Warrick Dunn tackles housing inequalities

Jun. 10, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

Former NFL star Warrick Dunn is hosting a conversation centered on diversity and inclusion as part of his charity’s Juneteenth celebration. Dunn, a three-time Pro Bowl running back with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons, will sit down with NFL Network host...

Packers sign former Cardinals linebacker De'Vondre Campbell

Jun. 09, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have added a veteran presence at inside linebacker by signing De’Vondre Campbell. The team announced the move Wednesday. Campbell comes to Green Bay after starting all 16 games for the Arizona Cardinals last season and...