Ex-Falcon Thomas Howard Dies in Fatal Car Crash
Nov18

Ex-Falcon Thomas Howard Dies in Fatal Car Crash

San Francisco’s KRON reported earlier today that ex-Atlanta Falcons linebacker Thomas Howard, 30, was killed early Monday morning in a fatal car crash. Howard was released by the Falcons last week in a roster move to clear room for Sean Weatherspoon’s return from injured reserve. Howard had been signed by the team in late October, and spent three weeks with them before being released. Per KRON’s report, Howard was...

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Falcons Weekly Round-Up 6/17
Jun17

Falcons Weekly Round-Up 6/17

Recapping news and headlines involving the Falcons from the week of June 12… Roddy shows up Roddy White participated in his first player-organized workout on Tuesday this week. White had been absent at the player-organized Falcons workouts this off-season thus far this season. Per quarterback Matt Ryan, White showed up in good shape and was productive in his first practice. Last week, White was in his hometown of James Island, SC for...

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Ex-Falcon pass rusher Bryan passes

Rick Bryan, a former Falcons defensive end passed on Saturday at the age of 47 from a heart attack per a report by Tulsa World. Bryan played his entire professional career with the Falcons from 1984 to 1993. He started 93 of 109 career games, and recorded 30.5 sacks, which ranks tenth all-time among Falcon players. Bryan was a 1st round pick selected by the Falcons 9th overall in 1984. Bryan was diagnosed by team doctors with a spinal...

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Former Falcon Dronett dies

Ryan S. Clark of the Beaumont Enterprise reports that former Falcon defensive lineman Shane Dronett was found dead today in his home in Duluth, GA in Gwinnett County. Per the AJC, Gwinnett police responded to a 911 call regarding suicide at 7:30 am this morning. Dronett turned 38 just little over a week ago. He was a starting defensive tackle for the Falcons 1998 NFC Championship team. That was his best season in Atlanta, recording 34...

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Former Falcons TE Mitchell dies

Former Falcons tight end Jim Mitchell died on Saturday from an apparent heart attack. Mitchell turned 60 on Friday. The Shelbyville Times-Gazette reports that a friend found him unconscious on the front steps of his house on Saturday morning, he died later that day at Bedford County Medical Center. Mitchell played 11 seasons with the Falcons between 1969 and 1979. He finished his career with 305 receptions for 4358 yards (14.3 avg)...

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