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

Quinn: Upshaw, Sanu to return to practice today

8:24 am Oct. 18, 2017

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said defensive tackle Courtney Upshaw (ankle) and wide receiver Mohammed Sanu (hamstring) will return to practice today on his appearance on 92.9 The Game with John Fricke and Hugh Douglas on

Report: Grace on team, Brunskill released 

2:18 pm Sep. 2, 2017

FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons are going to push right up to the 4 p.m. deadline to cut down to their 53-man roster on Saturday. 

Linebacker Jermaine Grace has been told he’s made the team, according

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’ 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.

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.


5 quick takes from Falcons’ Wednesday practice

11:49 am Aug. 3, 2016

FLOWERY BRANCH — Here are five quick takes from Wednesday’s practice.

1. Coleman held out. Falcons running back Tevin Coleman did not practice. He was not wearing a helmet or pads. His right quad appeared to

5 things to know about the Falcons on Friday

6:00 am May. 13, 2016

FLOWERY BRANCH —  Here are five things to know about the Atlanta Falcons on Friday:

1. Service day. All of the employees of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation will fan out across the community in