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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...

Falcons begin post-Julio Jones era in Smith's first minicamp

Jun. 08, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Arthur Smith delivered a frank answer when asked about entering his first season as the Atlanta Falcons' coach without Julio Jones. “I don’t worry about players I never coached,” Smith said following Tuesday's opening day of mandatory minicamp. ...

Falcons coach tight-lipped about Julio Jones' future

May. 25, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons began their offseason training program Tuesday without longtime star receiver Julio Jones, who apparently has no intention of returning to a rebuilding team that is still struggling to get under the salary cap. Rookie coach Arthur...

Modest Pitts won't project role as rookie TE with Falcons

May. 14, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Kyle Pitts did his best to sound like any other rookie just trying to fit in, even though he knows he's expected to play a high-profile role from his first game with the Atlanta Falcons. Modesty goes over well for a rookie, even one of the top selections...