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  1. Saturday special: Cliff Matthews

    Vaughn McClure

    Every Saturday during the 2014 season, we will highlight a member of the Atlanta Falcons' special teams. We start with Cliff Matthews, a fourth-year defensive lineman who was on the bubble going into final cuts. Cliff Matthews by no means thought ...

    Blog | September 06, 2014
  2. Steven Jackson of Atlanta Falcons leaves game after TD run

    Falcons running back Steven Jackson left Sunday's game against the Rams with a first-quarter thigh injury, the first of a long list of injuries for Atlanta.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2013
  3. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a run through some news and notes from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Jay Adams writes that Cliff Matthews, who spent last year at defensive end, also has been getting some work at defensive tackle so far in camp. That versatilit...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  4. Looking at Falcons' first depth chart

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Atlanta Falcons have put out their first unofficial depth chart of the preseason and it contains no major surprises. Perhaps the most notable thing on there is that rookie cornerback Desmond Trufant is listed with the first team. Trufant, the ...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  5. NFC South afternoon update

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for an afternoon run through some news and notes from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Defensive end Cliff Matthews added about 10 pounds in the offseason at the team's request. The Falcons want to move Matthews inside on some of their...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  6. Camp Confidential: Atlanta Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- When he purchased the Atlanta Falcons in 2002, Arthur Blank wasn't looking primarily to make money. "It's a solid business, and the NFL is king of the sports world and all that," said Blank, who made his fortune as co-founde...

    Blog | July 27, 2013
  7. Falcons' 'red flag': Defensive end

    Pat Yasinskas

    Football Outsiders is doing a league-wide series of posts called "Red Flags," which take a look at the biggest remaining issue facing each team. Today's Insider post is on the NFC South and I'll break it up into four smaller posts to explore the red ...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  8. Falcons don't need to take step back

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Atlanta Falcons let go of John Abraham before the start of free agency. It might be time for their fans to finally let Abraham go. The veteran defensive end remains an unsigned free agent. Recent tweets suggesting he was retiring were quickly ...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  9. NFC South under-the-radar rookies

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's have a little fun and look back at the latter stages of the NFL draft. I'm going to pick one player from each team who was drafted after the third round that might end up getting significant playing time as a rookie. ATLANTA FALCONS De...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  10. Falcons may need more than Umenyiora

    Pat Yasinskas

    There are lots of reports out there that the Atlanta Falcons are close to signing defensive end Osi Umenyiora. But nothing official has come yet. Even if it does, the Falcons might be wise to continue looking for help for the pass rush. In theo...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  11. Looking at Falcons' defensive snaps

    Pat Yasinskas

    I've got complete playing-time numbers for the Atlanta Falcons defense (we'll have numbers on their offense and the offenses and defenses for the rest of the NFC South teams later). The Falcons had 1,022 defensive plays and safety Thomas DeCoud wa...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  12. Checking on Falcons' injuries

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Atlanta Falcons appear to be about as healthy as possible as they get ready for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers. Defensive end John Abraham practiced on a limited basis for the second straight day. Abraham aggrav...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  13. Smith: John Abraham injury not serious

    Pat Yasinskas

    Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith had some encouraging words on the injury front when he met with the media Monday afternoon. Smith made it sound like John Abraham's ankle injury is nothing serious. "We anticipate John will be back out practicin...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  14. Atlanta's defensive playing time

    Pat Yasinskas

    One thing I always like to do after the season is look back at playing time for all the players in the NFC South. We'll get to the Buccaneers, Panthers and Saints at some point in the coming days or weeks. But we're going to take a look at the Atl...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  15. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a look at the top Saturday morning headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Safety Thomas DeCoud won the Good Guy Award from the local chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America. Good choice. DeCoud is one of the best in...

    Blog | December 29, 2012
  16. William Moore out for Atlanta Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    DETROIT -- Atlanta Falcons safety William Moore will miss his third straight game with a hamstring injury. The Falcons just announced Moore will be inactive for Saturday night's game with the Detroit Lions. Chris Hope is expected to start in Moore...

    Blog | December 22, 2012