Q&A: A pre-training camp chat with Mike Smith

8:00 am Jul. 25, 2014

FLOWERY BRANCH – Before training camp opens today, we chatted with Falcons coach Mike Smith, the winningest coach in franchise history, who’s determined to rebound from his first losing season.

He was in good spirits during

Countdown to camp: Day 10 – New coaches

6:00 am Jul. 16, 2014

FLOWERY BRANCH — The start of the Falcons training camp is 10 days away.

We’ll start our countdown by looking at the new assistant coaches. Mike Tice, Wade Harman and Bryan Cox were added to the

Jets WR Eric Decker high on Falcons DT Hageman

7:28 am Jun. 27, 2014

New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker participated in the 5 Star Athlete Management’s football camp hosted by Atlanta-based Super-Agent Todd France and several sponsors on Thursday at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School.

Decker, who played his first four

3 questions with Falcons rookie Tyler Starr

6:00 am May. 25, 2014

FLOWERY BRANCH – During the recently completed rookie minicamp we asked some of the rookies a few questions so that you can get to know them a little better.

NAME: Tyler Starr

SCHOOL: South Dakota

ROUND/PICK: Seventh, 255th overall

TWITTER: @T11Starr

EXPECTED ROLE:  He’s a developmental outside linebacker in the 3-4 and the Falcons believe he can play in coverage. 

Below on stories and bios on the draft class.

DRAFT CLASS STORIES

Jake Matthews brings strength of family to the Falcons

3 questions with Falcons rookie Marquis Spruill

6:00 am May. 24, 2014

FLOWERY BRANCH – During the recently completed rookie minicamp we asked some of the rookies a few questions so that you can get to know them a little better.

NAME: Marquis Spruill

SCHOOL: Syracuse

ROUND/PICK: Fifth, 168th overall

TWITTER: @ Sprui11z

EXPECTED ROLE:  He’s expected to contain for a roster spot as special teamer and backup inside linebacker. Below on stories and bios on the draft class.

DRAFT CLASS STORIES

Jake Matthews brings strength of family to the Falcons

3 questions with Falcons rookie Dezmen Southward

6:00 am May. 23, 2014

FLOWERY BRANCH – During the recently completed rookie minicamp we asked some of the rookies a few questions so that you can get to know them a little better.

NAME: Dezmen Southward

SCHOOL: Wisconsin

ROUND/PICK: Third, 68th overall

TWITTER: @D_Southward12

EXPECTED ROLE:  He’s expected to compete for the starting free safety spot and the nickel back position next season. He should contribute immediately on special teams with his 4.39 speed in the 40-yard dash.

Below on stories and bios

3 questions with Falcons rookie Ra’Shede Hageman

6:00 am May. 22, 2014

FLOWERY BRANCH – During the recently completed rookie minicamp we asked some of the rookies a few questions so that you can get to know them a little better.

NAME: Ra’Shede Hageman

SCHOOL: Minnesota

ROUND/PICK: Second, 37th overall

TWITTER: @RashedeHageman

EXPECTED ROLE:  He’s expected to play defensive tackle in teh 4-3 and defensvie end in the 3-4.

Below on stories and bios on the draft class.

DRAFT CLASS STORIES

Jake Matthews brings strength of family to the Falcons

Falcons reach deals with Matthews, Hageman

4:07 pm May. 21, 2014

The Falcons have agreed to terms with first-round pick Jake Matthews and second-round pick Ra’Shede Hageman on Wednesday.

The Falcons selected Matthews with the sixth pick overall in the 2014 NFL Draft out of Texas A&M. Matthews,

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May 16, 2014 Flowery Branch - Atlanta Falcons rookie offensive tackle Jake Matthews #70 runs a drill during the first day of Mini-Camp for rookies on Friday, May 16, 2014. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

3 questions with Falcons rookie Jake Matthews

6:00 am May. 21, 2014

FLOWERY BRANCH – During the recently completed rookie minicamp we asked some of the rookies a few questions so that you can get to know them a little better.

NAME: Jake Matthews

SCHOOL: Texas A&M

ROUND/PICK: First, sixth overall

TWITTER: @jake_matthews75

EXPECTED ROLE:  He’s expected to compete for the starting right tackle position next season, after playing left tackle last season for the Aggies.

Below on stories and bios on the draft class.

DRAFT CLASS STORIES

Jake Matthews brings