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

Falcons return to the practice field today

  • 9:06 am Thursday, July 31st, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

FLOWERY BRANCH – After taking a mandatory day off, the Falcons return to the field with a 10 a.m. walk-through and a full practice that is open to the public at 3:30 p.m. today.

Here are five observations from the first five days of training camp as the Falcons are trying to rebound from a 4-12 season. It should be noted that owner Arthur Blank was at practice on Monday and Tuesday.

That’s normal. He regularly comes to practice, but he was watching the practices as intensely as I’ve seen over the years. It was clear that he wanted to see [More]

MyAJC free through Thursday; some suggested reading

  • 2:17 pm Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

More snow at the Falcons training facility— Roddy White (@The_Other_RW) February 11, 2014

Practice fields at Flowery Branch.— Roddy White (@The_Other_RW) February 11, 2014

As a service to metro Atlantans during the winter storm, the AJC is offering free access to the online newspaper (a PDF-style version of the printed paper; link here) and For those of you who are not subscribers, I hope you’ll take advantage of both. Today’s paper is packed with valuable and insightful information about the storm. has all of the content that goes into [More]

VIDEO: Claude Humphrey on his days with the Falcons

  • 3:36 pm Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

VIDEO: Dave Baker presents 2014 Hall of Fame class

  • 3:29 pm Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

(Press Release from the Pro Football Hall of Fame)

CANTON, OHIO – The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Selection Committee held its annual selection meeting today and elected seven individuals to the Class of 2014. Bringing the total number of members in the Hall of Fame to 287 are linebacker Derrick Brooks, punter Ray Guy, defensive end Claude Humphrey, tackle Walter Jones, wide receiver Andre Reed, defensive end Michael Strahan, and cornerback/safety Aeneas Williams.

Saturday’s annual selection meeting was held at the Super Bowl XLVIII Media Center in New York City. The newest members of the Hall of Fame were selected from a [More]