‘Burner’ blazes in 2nd preseason loss
Aug16

‘Burner’ blazes in 2nd preseason loss

The Falcons couldn’t pull out a win in their home opener in the preseason by going down to the Indianapolis Colts 16-9. The Falcons had issues with turnovers as they gave up the ball five times. The only touchdown of the game for either team came on a 67-yard interception return by Kelvin Hayden off a Matt Ryan interception. Joey Harrington got the start, but only appeared in two series in the first quarter. Matt Ryan got most...

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Ryan is Week 1 starter?

The AJC has seemingly figured it out, and I guess I also see the writing on the wall. And all it took for the Falcons to figure out who was going to be their starting quarterback this year was one touchdown pass and one interception in their first preseason game. Ryan also appears to be in line to start against Tennessee Aug. 22 at the Georgia Dome. That would leave D.J. Shockley to start the preseason finale at Baltimore Aug. 28....

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Harrington to start against the Colts

Head coach Mike Smith named Joey Harrington the starter for Saturday’s preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts. Smith also indicated the rotation for the remaining three quarterbacks will be kept secret and only revealed on gameday, but the plan is for all to play. Last week, Chris Redman started for the Falcons, but was pulled after two series and an interception. Harrington completed 5 of 7 passes for 64 yards against...

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Horn still wants trade

As first reported on ProFootballTalk.com, Joe Horn appeared on The Dan Patrick Show this morning and stated that he would still like to be traded, and mentioned the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles as two ideal places he would like to go. Also, Horn praised the Falcons young receivers and rookie quarterback Matt Ryan. In the past, Horn has indicated his desire to be traded to a contending team where he could receive more playing...

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Possible Milloy extension shelved for now

Pro Football Weekly reports that the Falcons are not moving forward in attempting to extend safety Lawyer Milloy’s contract until they can gauge the “team dynamic” after a few weeks of the upcoming season. Milloy is entering a contract year, meaning he will be a free agent next spring. Milloy turns 35 in November, and per PFW is seeking to have his contract extended by at least one year. According to the report, if...

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Several Falcons return from injury

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC reports that center Todd McClure and cornerback Chris Houston has returned to practice. They were out with a back injury and dislocated shoulder, respectively Also wide receiver Laurent Robinson has resumed work after missing time with a bruised tailbone. No report yet on whether all three players will be healthy enough to play on Saturday in the preseason home opener against the Indianapolis Colts....

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FalcFans.com All-Time Team

All the votes have been tabulated and the team is complete. The first fan-voted Atlanta Falcons All-Time team is finished. This team is complete with a full 53-man roster as well as a head coach and offensive and defensive...

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Ryan impressive in NFL debut
Aug09

Ryan impressive in NFL debut

The Falcons first foray under new head coach Mike Smith ended in a loss to Smith’s former team, the Jacksonville Jaguars, by a score of 20-17. Smith rolled the dice late in the game, going for it on 4th and 11 with 35 seconds left rather than settling for a field goal to send it into overtime. But the gamble ultimately ended in failure as D.J. Shockley threw an interception in the end zone three plays after converting the 4th...

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Redman named starter…for now

The Falcons announced that Chris Redman would start Saturday’s preseason opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Head coach Mike Smith indicated that all four of the team’s quarterbacks will get a chance to play in the game and that the current plan is to have each start one of the team’s four preseason contests. Smith indicated in his afternoon press conference that how much playing time each passer will receive...

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Ex-Falcon Williams suspended 5 games

Pro Football Weekly reports that ex-Falcons safety Jimmy Williams has been suspended for five games this season by the NFL. Despite his suspension, Williams can still sign and practice with a team, as the suspension only takes effect at the start of the regular season. No specific reason for why Williams was suspended, but it likely stems from his arrest for marijuana possession last year. The Falcons released Williams in June. He had...

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