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

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.


Video: D. Led — Ryan sharp in win vs. Browns

7:21 am Aug. 19, 2016

The Falcons defeated the Browns 24-13 in their second exhibition season game. The AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter and Simon Rose discuss Matt Ryan’s strong performance and Atlanta’s running game.

Re-stack your NFL draft board for Day 2

3:00 pm Apr. 29, 2016

FLOWERY BRANCH — Now that the bizarre first round is over, you can use our position-by-position series to re-stack your draft board for Day 2 of the NFL draft which starts at 7 p.m.

Several players