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

5 things we learned about the Falcons 

8:35 am Apr. 7, 2017

FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons have their draft board set and are making final re-checks of players for the draft, which is set for April 27-29 in Philadelphia.

Here are the five things we learned about

What Tony Romo had to say about his new career move

12:28 am Apr. 5, 2017

Here are excerpts from CBS Sports media conference call with CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus and former Dallas quarterback Tony Romo on Tuesday.  

CBS Sports announced that Romo, who has no full-time media experience, is

Draft prospects Falcons have scouted

12:30 pm Apr. 3, 2017

FLOWERY BRANCH — The good folks over at keep track of all of the draft prospect visits.

Mississippi tight end Evan Engram, who played at Hillgrove High, met with the Falcons at the Senior Bowl.


5 things to know about the Falcons on Monday

7:15 am Apr. 3, 2017

Here are five things to know about the Falcons on Monday:

1. Locals Day is Wednesday. The Falcons will host players from the area eligible for the NFL draft including Georgia offensive lineman Tyler Catalina.

Alabama defensive

Robinson follows Shanahan to San Francisco; Weems to Titans

7:51 am Mar. 10, 2017

FLOWERY BRANCH — Speedy former Falcons wide receiver Aldrick Robinson signed a two-year contract with San Francisco 49ers, according to NFL Media.

Robinson reunites with former Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, who recently was named the

Report: Matt Schaub staying with Falcons 

5:41 pm Mar. 8, 2017

FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons backup quarterback Matt Schaub has agreed to a two-year, $9 million deal to return on Wednesday, according to an ESPN report. 

The deal has not been turned into the league and is

Falcons to let Babineaux become an unrestricted free agent

3:04 pm Mar. 1, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS — Falcons longtime defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux will be allowed to become an unrestricted free agent after 12 years of service, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said Wednesday.

“Just the fact that end of the

Unit-by-Unit analysis: Special teams

2:00 pm Feb. 17, 2017

FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons reclaimed the NFC South title and became NFC champions for just the second time in franchise history.

The Falcons, calling themselves a Brotherhood, had a major breakthrough in Dan Quinn’s second