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

Falcons’ free agency tracker: Ishmael, Roberts signed

11:20 am Mar. 14, 2017

FLOWERY BRANCH — There’s a misguided perception that the Falcons have been twiddling their thumbs in free agency.

Since the league’s new business year has started the Falcons, with the latest deals to safety Kemal Ishmael

Tweetcap of Steve Sarkisian from today’s conference call

3:08 pm Feb. 9, 2017

New Falcons offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, fresh off of lunch with quarterback Matt Ryan, spoke to the Atlanta media via conference call.

He address several topics, including his battle with alcoholism, leaving Alabama and the challenges

Godfather Gil Brandt picks Falcons to beat Seahawks

6:00 am Jan. 11, 2017

Former NFL executive Gil Brandt, who’s an analyst for and Sirius NFL Radio and is affectionately called the Godfather, is high on the Falcons.

“I think this is going to be a close game,” Brandt

Where to watch, listen to Falcons at Seahawks

8:12 am Oct. 14, 2016

SEATTLE — Here’s where you can find the Atlanta Falcons (4-1)  at the Seattle Seahawks (3-1) game which is set for 4:25 p.m. Sunday at CenturyLink Field.

TV: FOX  — Play-by-Play: Chris Meyers. Color Analyst: Ronde

Video: D. Led — Falcons rough up Lynch, Broncos

6:37 am Oct. 10, 2016

The Falcons turned up the defensive pressure and made life miserable for rookie Paxton Lynch. The AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter and Justin Horowitz discuss the Falcons’ 23-16 win over the Broncos.

GAME FIVE: Falcons 23, Panthers

Falcons focused on their hurry-up offense, defense

3:52 pm May. 31, 2016

FLOWERY BRANCH – The Falcons worked extensively on their end-of-the-half offense during OTAs on Tuesday.

Quarterbacks Matt Ryan, Matt Schaub and Matt Simms took turns trying to score with under 1:00 to play in the second

Falcons committed to scout Georgia better

7:03 pm Mar. 17, 2016

ATHENS – Several folks took notice of the Falcons show of “force” at Georgia’s Pro Day on Wednesday.

The Falcons had 18 people on hand, including retired scout Bob Harrison.

I asked Dimitroff, “Why do y’all have

Weatherspoon hoped to re-unite with Moore

9:01 am Mar. 17, 2016

FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon was hoping that on his return to the team that he’d be re-united with safety William Moore, his college teammate at Missouri.

But the Falcons released Moore on February