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Falcons QB Mariota willing to be mentor but hungry to start

May. 26, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Marcus Mariota is saying all the right things about mentoring Atlanta Falcons rookie quarterback Desmond Ridder. Mariota would prefer to perform that mentoring role as the Falcons starter. After starting a combined six games the past three...

Falcons sign LB Nick Kwiatkoski, add WR Geronimo Allison

May. 16, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons signed inside linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski to a one-year contract Monday, and also added receiver Geronimo Allison to the roster. Kwiatkoski has played in 77 career games with 34 starts in six seasons with the Chicago Bears and Las Vegas...

Falcons QB Ridder early to rise — and lead — at rookie camp

May. 14, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Desmond Ridder's drive to be first begins with an early start at his Atlanta Falcons rookie minicamp apartment. The quarterback's roommates — wide receiver Drake London, running back Tyler Allgeier and tight end John FitzPatrick — can't help but...

Falcons acquire WR Edwards from Raiders, cut CB Sheffield

May. 13, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons bolstered their thin ranks at receiver by acquiring Bryan Edwards from the Las Vegas Raiders on Friday. The Falcons are sending a fifth-round pick in 2023 to Las Vegas, while also acquiring a seventh-rounder next year from the Raiders....

Falcons' London embraces health, contract at rookie minicamp

May. 13, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Drake London celebrated good health and a new contract on the first day of the Atlanta Falcons' rookie minicamp. London, the wide receiver who was the Falcons' first-round pick in last month's NFL draft from Southern California, missed the end of the 2021...

Ravens sign RB Mike Davis to 1-year deal

May. 10, 2022 19:52 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens signed running back Mike Davis to a one-year deal. The Ravens announced the move Tuesday. Davis rushed for 503 yards and three touchdowns last season for the Atlanta Falcons. Prior to last season, Davis played two seasons...

Steelers sign S Damontae Kazee to a one-year contract

May. 03, 2022 15:30 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed free-agent safety Damontae Kazee to a one-year contract. The financial terms of the agreement, announced Tuesday, were not disclosed. Kazee spent the 2021 season in Dallas, making 52 tackles and finishing with two...

Falcons decline 5th-year option on right tackle Kaleb McGary

May. 03, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have picked up right guard Chris Lindstrom's $13.2 million fifth-year option while declining the option on right tackle Kaleb McGary. The Falcons on Tuesday also announced a $51 million, three-year contract extension with defensive...

Falcons release RB Mike Davis after disappointing season

May. 02, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — After a disappointing season with his hometown team, running back Mike Davis was released Monday by the Atlanta Falcons. The move was not surprising for a team dealing with salary cap woes, especially after the 29-year-old Davis rushed for just 503 yards and three...

Ryan hopes smooth transition creates instant success in Indy

May. 01, 2022 12:13 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Matt Ryan thought he'd experienced virtually every conceivable situation during his first 14 NFL seasons. He was voted the league's MVP. He nearly won a championship. He overcame coaching changes, COVID-19 protocols and rebuilds. Now he's starting...