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Panthers QB Newton sits out practice; Anderson prepping

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Derek Anderson is preparing as if he will start Monday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with Cam Newton still in the league’s concussion protocol. The 33-year-old …


NFL notes: Injured Panthers Allen and Davis could be ready for Super Bowl

Veteran Carolina Panthers defensive end Jared Allen has two weeks to prove to coach Ron Rivera he can play after missing the NFC Championship Game with a broken foot. Allen …


Panthers’ bid for perfect season ends with loss to Falcons

For the first time this season, there was no big comeback for Carolina. No clutch play at a key moment. No costly mistake by its opponent in the last few …


Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones has slim chance to set mark for catches

Falcons receiver Julio Jones said Thursday he isn’t concerned with breaking the NFL single-season record for catches.


Brees, Watson help Saints stun Falcons, 31-21

Drew Brees passed for 312 yards, Ben Watson racked up a career-high 127 yards receiving to go with a fourth-down touchdown catch, and the New Orleans Saints handed the Atlanta …


New coaches getting fast results with Falcons, Broncos, Jets

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. − Dan Quinn cranked up the music and turned up the energy for the Atlanta Falcons. So far, the results have been nothing short of amazing.


NFL: Julio Jones leads Falcons past Eagles

ATLANTA – In his first game with that big contract, Julio Jones was worth every penny. Jones hauled in nine passes for 141 yards, including a pair of touchdowns, and …


NFL notes: Julio Jones signs five-year extension with Atlanta

The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a five-year contract extension with Julio Jones on Saturday that is expected to rank with recent deals paid to other top wide receivers. The deal, …


EWU’s Jake Rodgers impressed Falcons with natural talent

As Jake Rodgers figures it, he’ll be playing football on Sundays because he paid attention the rest of the week. Five years ago, Rodgers was playing tight end at Shadle …


EWU’s Jake Rodgers impressed Falcons with natural talent

As Jake Rodgers figures it, he’ll be playing football on Sundays because he paid attention the rest of the week.


Jake Rodgers drafted by Atlanta Falcons

Eastern Washington offensive lineman Jake Rodgers was picked by the Atlanta Falcons in the seventh round of the NFL draft on Saturday. Also, the Cleveland Browns selected WSU wide receiver …


Atlanta Falcons hire Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn as head coach

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Falcons’ long wait for new leadership on the field finally ended Monday when Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn was named the team’s coach. The Falcons said …


NFL notes: Falcons appears sold on Seahawks DC Dan Quinn

Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn’s second interview with the Falcons appears to have strengthened his chances of becoming Atlanta’s next coach. Quinn’s agent, Rick Smith, told the Associated Press …


NFL Notes: Falcons to have second interview with Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn

Seattle’s NFC championship game win isn’t stopping the Atlanta Falcons from talking with Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. Quinn’s agent, Rick Smith, confirmed to The AP on Sunday night the …


Green Bay Packers open 24-point halftime lead then hold off Atlanta Falcons 43-37

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Another big first half helped the Green Bay Packers withstand a furious rally by the desperate Atlanta Falcons. Eddie Lacy ran for a touchdown and caught …


Players: ‘I can’t breathe’

A week after their “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!” show of solidarity, several St. Louis Rams players made another societal statement Sunday with the message: “I Can’t Breathe.” The slogan refers …


Dan Caesar’s Thursday night NFL pick: Bucs at Falcons

Kickoff: 5:25 p.m., CBS Records: Tampa Bay 0-2, Atlanta 1-1 Line: Falcons by 6 1/2 O/U: 45 1/2 Synopsis: Both teams coming off clunkers, Tampa losing to a team that …


NFL notes: Falcons, WR Roddy White agree to four-year extension

The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a four-year extension with receiver Roddy White on the eve of training camp in Flowery Branch, Georgia, on Thursday. Terms haven’t been released.


Petrino’s controversial career comes full circle

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Bobby Petrino turned Louisville into a top-10 team nearly a decade ago. Now, more than two years after a scandal derailed his career, Petrino is back with …


NFL notebook: Return specialist Devin Hester signs with Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with return specialist Devin Hester. The team announced the deal Thursday. The 31-year-old Hester is a three-time Pro-Bowler who last year tied an …


NFL notes: Saints develop rushing attack

When Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman started studying video for this Saturday’s rematch with the Saints in the NFC playoffs, he noticed something different about New Orleans’ offense. “They are running …


49ers still in the race

SAN FRANCISCO — On a night they cheered “The Catch” and all the San Francisco greats of old, the current 49ers looked ready to move that success into the future …


Patriots lose Gronkowski for season

The New England Patriots placed tight end Rob Gronkowski on injured reserve Monday with a damaged right knee. Gronkowski was hurt midway through the third quarter of the Patriots’ win …


Texans’ Smith skeptical of Patriots

Houston defensive end Antonio Smith questioned how New England knew what the Texans were going to do on defense after a 34-31 win by the Patriots on Sunday. Smith told …


Saints sweep Falcons

The New Orleans Saints have won plenty of games with their dazzling offense. The defense is doing its part, too.


Seahawks put it all together in win

Russell Wilson threw a pair of touchdowns passes, Marshawn Lynch ran for 145 yards and Seattle romped to a 33-10 victory in a one-sided rematch of last season’s playoffs.


NFL notes: Falcons’ White expects to play against Seahawks

Wide reciever Roddy White is confident he’ll be back in the lineup for the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, nearly a month after his last game and closer to 100 percent …


Concussions slow two Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. – Seattle Seahawks center Max Unger and defensive end Red Bryant did not participate in practice Wednesday as each went through the mandated concussion protocol after being injured …


Seahawks still feel sting of loss in Atlanta

There have been certain games during his coaching career where the disappointment has lingered for Pete Carroll.


Seahawks still uncertain about Bryant, Unger

Seattle Seahawks center Max Unger and defensive end Red Bryant did not participate in practice Wednesday as each went through the mandated concussion protocol after being injured last week against …