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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 2:38 p.m.

Falcons place Pro Bowl LB Deion Jones on IR with foot injury

The Atlanta Falcons have placed linebacker Deion Jones on injured reserve. Jones is the second key 2017 Pro Bowler on the defense to be placed on IR in less than …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 10:17 p.m.

Eagles stop Matt Ryan to Julio Jones again, beat Falcons 18-12 in NFL opener

Jay Ajayi had a pair of touchdown runs, Nick Foles caught another pass to jump-start a sputtering offense and the defending champion Philadelphia Eagles needed another defensive stand to open …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 8:16 p.m.

Nick Foles will start at quarterback for Eagles in season opener

Nick Foles will be under center when the defending champion Philadelphia Eagles host the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night.

Julio Jones reports as Falcons prepare to open training camp

Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff are in good spirits as they have a new agreement with wide receiver Julio Jones, avoiding a possible training camp …

Falcons WR Julio Jones will report to training camp

On the eve of players reporting to training camp, the Atlanta Falcons announced that star receiver Julio Jones will be with the team. Jones skipped offseason workouts and a mandatory …

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff, coach Dan Quinn sign 3-year extensions

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff and coach Dan Quinn have signed three-year contract extensions. They led the team to the playoffs the last two seasons. The deals running through …

UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

Roof at Mercedes-Benz Stadium finally open for business

The troubled roof at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta is finally open for business. Workers have completed modifications that were needed to ensure the retractable roof could open and close in …

UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 12:29 p.m.

AP source: Falcons won’t offer WR Julio Jones new deal this year

A person familiar with the situation says the Atlanta Falcons won’t offer a new contract to star receiver Julio Jones. The move casts doubt whether Jones will report to training …

Greg Knapp returns to Atlanta Falcons as quarterback coach

The Atlanta Falcons announced Monday that Greg Knapp is returning to the team as quarterback coach, working with 2016 MVP Matt Ryan.

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 7:20 p.m.

Eagles use goalline stand, Jake Elliott FGs to beat Falcons

Philadelphia’s defense staged a last-minute goal-line stand and Jake Elliott atoned for a missed extra point with three field goals as the Eagles beat the Atlanta Falcons 15-10 Saturday to …

QB Matt Ryan back with Falcons after missing 1 day of practice

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is back with the team after missing Tuesday’s practice to attend to an undisclosed family matter. Coach Dan Quinn says Ryan will participate in practice for …

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 10:10 p.m.

Matt Ryan leads Falcons’ 26-13 playoff win over upstart L.A. Rams

Matt Ryan passed for 218 yards and hit Julio Jones for an 8-yard touchdown with 5:48 to play, and the defending NFC champion Falcons advanced from the wild-card round with …

L.A. Rams make long-awaited playoff return vs tested Falcons

The Los Angeles Rams are in the playoffs for the first time in 13 years when they host Atlanta. The Falcons advanced to the Super Bowl last season before losing …

Devonta Freeman runs for 126 yards, Falcons hold off Bucs 24-21

Devonta Freeman rushed for 126 yards and a touchdown to help the Atlanta Falcons stay close in the tight NFC South race with a 24-21 victory over the Tampa Bay …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 9:51 p.m.

Deion Jones makes game-saving interception, Falcons beats Saints 20-17

Deion Jones made an interception in the end zone with 1:25 remaining and the Atlanta Falcons held on for a crucial 20-17 victory over the New Orleans Saints, setting up …

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 2:04 p.m.

All eyes on the running backs in Saints-Falcons showdown

If you like running backs, you’ve come to the right game as the first-place New Orleans Saints face the Atlanta Falcons in an NFC South matchup with serious playoff ramifications. …

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 11:19 p.m.

John Blanchette: Seahawks have taken a turn for the weird

When the going gets apocalyptic, the apocalyptic get weird. Knuckleball kickoffs. No-hope challenge flags. Fake field goal shovel passes with an open-mic night comic’s delusional sense of timing. The only …

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 9:27 p.m.

Seahawks’ three takes: Looking for a scapegoat? Try Pete Carroll

Add in a possible three points. And an extra time out at the end. Different outcome? Maybe. But Pete Carroll decided to forgo those opportunities in the Seattle Seahawks’ 34-31 …

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 10:46 p.m.

Atlanta Falcons edge Seahawks when tying field goal attempt comes up short

Seattle didn’t have Richard Sherman and didn’t have Kam Chancellor on Monday night. And when they needed it most what they also didn’t have was one more yard or time …

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 9:41 p.m.

Reconstituted secondary now primary for Seahawks

Finally, some good news for the Seahawks in a month that so far has brought almost nothing but dread – a loss by the Los Angeles Rams in Minnesota Sunday.

Reports: Seahawks’ Kam Chancellor to miss rest of season with neck injury

Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor likely is out for the season because of a neck injury suffered Nov. 9 at Arizona, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafalo, citing sources informed …

Falcons’ Julio Jones still on injury report, likely to play Monday

Falcons star receiver Julio Jones has been limited in practice for most the season, but he hasn’t missed a game despite three different injuries. This week he’s battling a sore …

Falcons want win over Cowboys to be turning point in 2017

The Falcons weren’t content to savor the long-awaited complete game that was so elusive in the first half of this season.

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 11:14 p.m.

Matt Ryan, Julio Jones still struggling to find connection as Falcons lose again

Matt Ryan has made a career out of hooking up with Julio Jones for touchdowns.

Neil deMause: Trump right to question NFL subsidies

If the party in control of Washington really wanted to put an end to all these stadium games, it could do so in an instant by passing an excise tax …

Falcons missing 3 injured starters for game against Lions

The Atlanta Falcons will be without three starters Sunday when they face the Detroit Lions in a matchup of unbeaten teams. Linebacker Vic Beasley Jr., right tackle Ryan Schraeder and …

Steve Sarkisian begins new chapter of his career with Falcons

Steve Sarkisian is back on the sideline, this time as offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons. It’s been a wild ride of sorts for the 43-year-old coach. He was fired …

Atlanta’s new stadium ready for business – except that roof

With less than two weeks to go before Atlanta’s $1.5 billion stadium hosts its first game, there’s only one major issue to address: that pesky retractable roof. While vowing that …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 1:34 p.m.

Falcons agree to $41.25 million deal with RB Devonta Freeman

The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a five-year, $41.25 million contract extension with running back Devonta Freeman. During his three seasons with the Falcons, the Miami native has racked up …

Falcons CB Jalen Collins handed 10-game suspension for PEDs

For the second straight year, Atlanta Falcons cornerback Jalen Collins will be suspended for the start of the season for a violation of the league’s policy on performance enhancers.