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

Falcons favored to win opener over Bears by 6.5 points 

8:49 am May. 5, 2017

FLOWERY BRANCH — Las Vegas has installed the Falcons as 6.5 point road-favorites over the Chicago Bears in their regular-season opener, according toBovada, (, Twitter: @BovadaLV).

The Falcons face the Bears at 1 p.m. on Sept.

Falcons sign linebacker Jermaine Grace

5:36 pm May. 4, 2017

FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons signed former Miami linebacker Jermaine Grace on Thursday.

Grace, who’s 6-foot-1, 210 pounds, was the Hurricanes’ leading tackler (79) in 2015. He was dismissed along with defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad on

Falcons release 3 players

6:04 pm Apr. 30, 2017

FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons waived guard Blake Muir, defensive end Martin Ifedi and tight end Brian Vogler on Sunday. 

Falcons’ unconfirmed undrafted free agent signings 

8:34 pm Apr. 29, 2017

FLOWERY BRANCH — After the draft, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff told the AJC to expect the team to sign linebackers, offensive line depth and wide receivers from the undrafted class of rookie free agents. 


HBCU prospects for the NFL draft

3:00 pm Apr. 7, 2017

FLOWERY BRANCH — There’s always  some hidden gems and solid NFL prospects from the historically black colleges and universities.

The Colts drafted Atlanta’s Robert Mathis out of Alabama A&M in the fifth round of the 2003

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