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

Brett Favre comes out to throw to Robert Alford

5:49 pm Mar. 22, 2017

Falcons cornerback Robert Alford, who returned an interception 82 yards for a touchdown in Super Bowl LI, is working out with Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre.

We don’t know if Alford was working on covering

Unit-by-Unit analysis: Defensive backs

10:00 am Feb. 17, 2017

FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons reclaimed the NFC South title and became NFC champions for just the second time in franchise history.

The Falcons, calling themselves a Brotherhood, had a major breakthrough in Dan Quinn’s second

Cover 9@9: Falcons post high mid-season grades

9:00 am Nov. 2, 2016

Matt Ryan threw an 11-yard touchdown to Mohamed Sanu with 31 seconds remaining to lift the Falcons to a 33-32 win over the Packers. The AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter reports from the Georgia Dome.

Good morning!

5 things to know about the Falcons on Tuesday

6:00 am Aug. 23, 2016

FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons (2-0) are set to play the Miami Dolphins (1-1) in their third  exhibition game at 8 p.m. on Thursday at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.

The Falcons are set to practice

5 quick takes from Falcons’ Saturday practice

11:54 am Jul. 30, 2016

FLOWERY BRANCH — Here are five quick takes from Saturday’s practice, the third of training camp.

1. Julio Jones held back. Falcons All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones attended practice, but did not take part in many

5 things we learned about the Falcons this week

6:00 am Jul. 8, 2016

FLOWERY BRANCH — With Independence Day in our rear view mirrors, the countdown to training camp can officially start.

The Falcons report to training camp on Wednesday, July 27. The first practice is set for  Thursday,

Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Defensive backs

6:00 am Jul. 7, 2016

FLOWERY BRANCH — In addition to filling the right cornerback spot during Jalen Collins’ four-game suspension, the Falcons must find some depth at nickel and outside.

The Falcons must find out if Akeem King, a converted