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

Dee Ford: There is no feud with Jadeveon Clowney

7:01 am Mar. 5, 2014

AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn edge rusher Dee Ford, after his stellar showing at the school’s Pro Day on Tuesday, wanted to make one thing clear.

Despite his brash comments about South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney at

NFL combine: Big Ten corners Roby, Dennard shine

3:40 pm Feb. 25, 2014

Two Big Ten cornerbacks from Georgia had strong workouts on the final day of the NFL scouting combine on Tuesday.

Former Ohio State standout Bradley Roby, of Peachtree Ridge High, and Michigan State’s Darqueze Dennard, of

Falcons’ draft board: Khalil Mack vs. Anthony Barr

11:31 am Feb. 25, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – The word on the streets of the Circle City is that the Atlanta Falcons have Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack rated higher than UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr.

Both of the linebackers could help the Falcons defense

NFL combine: Norcross’ Hubbard has solid day

10:43 am Feb. 25, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — Former Alabama linebacker Adrian Hubbard, of Norcross High, had a solid day on Monday at the NFL scouting combine.

He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.69 seconds, had a vertical jump of 38.5 inches

NFL combine: Top performers of Day Three

5:11 pm Feb. 24, 2014

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A quick look at the third day of the combine workouts:

Inside the numbers: South Carolina defensive Jadeveon Clowney ran the 40-yard dash in

an unofficial 4.47 seconds. His official time was 4.53,

Could Dennis Pitta replace Tony Gonzalez?

1:29 pm Feb. 24, 2014

When the Falcons return from the NFL scouting combine, they will turn their attention to free agency.

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said there has been a lot of internal discussions about the team’s free agents,

NFL combine: Connor Shaw, Albert Wilson shine on Day Two

7:49 pm Feb. 23, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — South Carolina quarterback Conner Shaw, of Flowery Branch High, and Georgia State wide receiver Albert Wilson had strong days on Sunday.

Shaw had the third-fastest 40-yard time (4.66 seconds) of the quarterbacks. He also had