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Sarkisian to call games from the sideline

3:37 pm Aug. 29, 2017

FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian has called plays from the sidelines for his entire career and plans to continue doing so this season he told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday.

Sarkisian experimented during

Falcons sign defensive end, cut wide receiver 

3:09 pm Aug. 29, 2017

FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons signed defensive end A.J. Jefferson and released wide receiver Bra’lon Cherry on Tuesday.

Jefferson, who played at Mississippi State, is listed at 6-foot-2 and 280 pounds.

The Falcons signed Cherry, who played

Falcons need to trade for Joe Haden

10:52 am Aug. 29, 2017

FLOWERY BRANCH — The Browns have been good to the Falcons over the past few years.

The Falcons hired offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan after he was released from his contract with the Browns in 2015.

Second-team All-Pro

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’ 53-man roster analysis: Wide receivers

12:51 pm Aug. 22, 2017

FLOWERY BRANCH – While longshot prospects hoping to make the Falcons roster will get a shot in the final exhibition game, most of the work has been completed.

The Falcons play their third exhibition game, which

5 Falcons who’s arrow is pointing downward

3:42 pm Aug. 21, 2017

FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons can carry the entire roster through the four exhibition games this season because of a rule change, but some players have hurt their chances of making the final 53-man roster

5 Falcons who’s arrow is pointing upward

1:52 pm Aug. 21, 2017

FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons can carry the entire roster through the four exhibition games this season because of a rule change, but some players have helped their chances of making the final 53-man roster