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

Claude Humphrey on Marion Campbell (1929-2016)

8:24 am Jul. 19, 2016

Marion Campbell, the only man to serve two stints as the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, died last week in Plano, Texas, it was announced late Sunday. He was 87.

Campbell was a three-time All-SEC

Top 50 Falcons: No. 1 Tommy Nobis/Claude Humphrey

9:45 am Jan. 1, 2016

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has counted down the Top 50 players in Atlanta Falcons history during the franchise’s 50th anniversary season. No. 1 was a difficult choice and is deserved to be shared by teammates, linebacker

Cover 9@9: Who else is wearing female deodorant?

9:00 am Aug. 6, 2014

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( You can read the Cover9@9 blog  every Wednesday at 9 a.m. throughout the season. We’ll try to get to everything about the Atlanta Falcons. Here’s the

Claude Humphrey received his gold jacket

11:29 pm Aug. 1, 2014

CANTON, Ohio — Former Falcons defensive end Claude Humphrey was emotional after receiving his gold jacket at the Canton Civic Center on Friday night.

“I love it,” Humphrey said when asked how his jacket felt.  “I’m

Falcons return to the practice field today

9:06 am Jul. 31, 2014

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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

MyAJC free through Thursday; some suggested reading

2:17 pm Feb. 12, 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 the paper

VIDEO: Dave Baker presents 2014 Hall of Fame class

3:29 pm Feb. 2, 2014

(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