Atlanta Falcons NFL team blog by the AJC's D. Orlando Ledbetter

Jones, Gabriel will play against the Cardinals 

3:46 pm Aug. 26, 2017

Falcons All Pro wide receiver Julio Jones and speedy slot receiver Taylor Gabriel will play tonight against the Cardinals in the opening game at the new $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium, according to the team.

Jones is

Falcons sign tackle Pasztor, release Lucas 

12:36 pm Aug. 19, 2017

PITTSBURGH — The Falcons signed offensive tackle Austin Pasztor and released offensive lineman Marquis Lucas on Saturday.
Pasztor has made 43 starts and played 58 games over five seasons in the NFL.
Pasztor, who’s 6 feet 7

Falcons to hold McKinley out of first exhibition game

5:09 pm Aug. 10, 2017

MIAMI— The Falcons are going to hold first-round draft pick Takkarist McKinley out of the exhibition game against Miami tonight, Coach Dan Quinn told The Atlanta-Journal Constitution before taking the field for warm-ups.

Quinn said McKinley has

Falcons’ top pick McKinley gets first live action

10:39 am Aug. 1, 2017

‪FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons first-round pick Takkarist McKinley played left defensive end before shifting to right defensive end in his first scrimmage action on Tuesday.

McKinley had been limited while recovering from shoulder surgery.

Report: Devin Fuller out for season

8:16 am Jul. 29, 2017

FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons wide receiver Devin Fuller suffered a knee injury Friday and left the practice field with a trainer.

NFL  Network reported that he suffered a torn ACL and is out for the season

Babineaux: ’50-50 about retiring’

2:49 pm Jun. 12, 2017

Former Falcons defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux told the AJC he’s “50-50” about retiring on Monday. 

He hasn’t been on any visits, but has received a “few calls” from NFL teams.

Babineaux also said he’s recovering from shoulder

Freeney says he’s in touch with Falcons 

10:56 pm Jun. 1, 2017

Former Falcons defensive end Dwight Freeney told Sirius NFL Radio that he’s been in touch with the team and that he’s optimistic that he’ll re-sign with the defending NFC champs in the future on Thursday.