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

Falcons to hold McKinley out of first exhibition game

5:09 pm Aug. 10, 2017

MIAMI— The Falcons are going to hold first-round draft pick Takkarist McKinley out of the exhibition game against Miami tonight, Coach Dan Quinn told The Atlanta-Journal Constitution before taking the field for warm-ups.

Quinn said McKinley has

Falcons are making push to get Freeman deal done

11:27 am Jul. 24, 2017

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff and his staff plans to work “full time” on getting a contract extension done with Pro Bowl running back Devonta Freeman.

He wouldn’t rule out having a deal done before the

COVER 9@9: What’s going on in Carolina?

9:00 am Jul. 19, 2017

Good morning! Welcome to The Cover 9@9 blog. It’s our weekly blog of everything you need to know about the Atlanta Falcons.

1. KEEP POUNDING: Gazed down at the bat phone on Monday morning and

2017 Draft Report Card: Falcons earn a B-plus

11:33 am May. 1, 2017

FLOWERY BRANCH –  It’s hard grading the Falcons’ draft because they admittedly don’t take the best player available on the board.

They enter the draft with their list of needs and they attack that list.

That explains