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Ravens sign LB Steven Means, who made 29 starts for Falcons

Jun. 17, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have signed linebacker Steven Means. The Ravens announced the move Friday. Means started 29 games for the Atlanta Falcons across the 2018, 2020 and 2021 seasons. Prior to that, he played for the Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay...

Falcons sign OL Harrison, DL Dalton after minicamp tryouts

Jun. 16, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons signed defensive lineman Jalen Dalton and offensive lineman Jonotthan Harrison to one-year contracts on Thursday. Harrison (6-foot-4, 300 pounds) and Dalton (6-6, 300) were signed after tryouts during the team's mandatory minicamp this...

Amanda Ruller hopes NFL fellowship is springboard as coach

Jun. 16, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Amanda Ruller’s list of accomplishments is a long one, and potentially humbling for anyone talking with her. Collegiate-level track star. Bobsledder. Enthusiastic skeleton competitor. Record-setting powerlifter. Football player. Exercise physiologist and...

Falcons rookie QB Ridder impresses Smith as a quick learner

Jun. 15, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Desmond Ridder has impressed himself — and coach Arthur Smith — with his ability to quickly absorb the Atlanta Falcons' playbook. Ridder is still considered the challenger to veteran Marcus Mariota in the Falcons' quarterback competition. Based on his...

Falcons' all-purpose star Patterson allowed to miss minicamp

Jun. 14, 2022 18:44 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons had a 100% turnout — but not full participation — on Tuesday's opening day of their mandatory minicamp. Coach Arthur Smith said he allowed running back and wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson to continue his personal offseason...

Ryan finding perfect fit in Colts offense, locker room

Jun. 09, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Matt Ryan followed his regular routine this offseason. He helped fine-tune the playbook, broke down last season's game tapes and met with coaches and teammates. Only this time, he was working with a new team — the Indianapolis Colts. On...

Falcons backup QB Franks trying new hybrid role at tight end

Jun. 09, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Feleipe Franks took full advantage of his 6-foot-6 frame to reach high for a touchdown pass from rookie Desmond Ridder on Thursday. It was anything but just another forgettable Atlanta Falcons offseason workout for Franks. While Ridder and...

Falcons' Pitts says stadium's new FieldTurf is soft but good

Jun. 03, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Kyle Pitts says the Atlanta Falcons' new FieldTurf playing surface at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which has become a safety concern when used for soccer, is different but good. “Yeah, I like it,” Pitts, the second-year tight end, said Friday after organized team...

WR Batson signs with Falcons for reunion with Smith, Mariota

Jun. 02, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have signed wide receiver Cameron Batson, who comes to the team with connections to coach Arthur Smith and quarterback Marcus Mariota. Batson, 26, had 22 catches for 197 yards with two touchdowns in three seasons with Tennessee,...

Falcons' throwback look to include red helmet, black jersey

Jun. 01, 2022 20:59 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons are bringing back their red helmets for their throwback uniforms this season. The Falcons announced on Wednesday night the team will bring back the red helmets with black jerseys for the first time since 2012. The team...