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

Cover 9@9: Moore believes Texans can help defense improve

  • 9:00 am Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

(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 fourth installment from Houston.  – D. Orlando Ledbetter)  

1. HOUSTON, WE HAVE LIFTOFF!: Falcons safety William Moore is looking forward to facing the Texans in practices and in an exhibition game at 8 p.m. Saturday at NRG Stadium.

He believes the first-team defense, which struggled in 13 snaps against Miami and gave up a 10-play, 73-yard touchdown drive, can improve by facing the Texans.

“No. 1 we have to play football like we’ve been playing,” Moore said. [More]

Countdown to camp: Day 2 — Running backs

  • 6:00 am Thursday, July 24th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

FLOWERY BRANCH — The countdown rolls on!

The veterans report today. The rookies have been on site since Tuesday and the first practice is set for Friday.

The media fitness run is Saturday at noon. I’ve checked with president and CEO Rich McKay to see if the ambulances are ready. Also, we’ll need to make sure that at least two CPR-trained Falcons cheerleaders are on-site.

HERE’S the big NEWS heading into camp: Falcons WR Julio Jones cleared for practice.

Check back this afternoon as we’ll post some blog items and a video or two on since there is some media access from 1 p.m. [More]