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  1. Pac-12 leads all-under-25 NFL team

    Ted Miller

    Elliot Harrison of wanted to make a list of up-and-coming NFL players, so he tapped an all-under-25 NFL team, and nine of his 26 selections played in the Pac-12. Not only that, the conference, stereotyped as offense-first, had just as many...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  2. Trufant: Nobody plays game to be average

    Vaughn McClure

    Expectations for Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant seem to grow by the day, and he's sure to be under the spotlight even more next season. Trufant, named to the Pro Football Writers Association's all-rookie team on Tuesday, has the talent...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  3. At 22, Eagles can still find talent in draft

    Phil Sheridan

    PHILADELPHIA -- The good news for Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly is he doesn't have to spend the next couple months traveling to high school kids' homes and recruiting them. The bad news? "It's a different league," Kelly said. "This isn't...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  4. Double Coverage: Falcons at 49ers

    Bill Williamson and Vaughn McClure

    The NFL schedule-makers tried to get this right. They planned for the final game played at Candlestick Park to be special. They set a 2012 NFC Championship Game rematch between the 49ers and the Falcons. However, the Falcons have not held up their...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  5. Redskins film review: Kirk Cousins

    John Keim

    1. Yes, the Redskins looked a little different with Kirk Cousins at quarterback than with Robert Griffin III. But to suggest they unveiled a whole new set of plays is just wrong. They scrapped the zone read and the pistol look, but the plays and rout...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  6. Upon Further Review: Redskins Week 15

    John Keim

    ATLANTA -- A review of four hot topics following the Washington Redskins' 27-26 loss to the Atlanta Falcons: Taking responsibility: An underrated part of Kirk Cousins' game is his ability to say the right things. Cousins has made only two starts, ...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  7. Falcons 27, Redskins 26: Ten Observations

    John Keim

    1. Robert Griffin III said all the right things Wednesday after learning he'd be shut down for the season. And he handled himself the right way Sunday. There's no doubt he knew the camera would be on him quite a bit. But he appeared to be in the game...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  8. Young Falcons bend, but don't break

    Vaughn McClure

    ATLANTA -- It seemed only fitting that Atlanta Falcons rookie cornerback Desmond Trufant tipped away a gutsy two-point conversion attempt by the Washington Redskins to preserve Sunday's 27-26 win. No matter how the turnover-filled game was dissect...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  9. Halftime notes: Falcons not looking good

    Vaughn McClure

    ATLANTA -- A few halftime notes with the Atlanta Falcons trailing the Washington Redskins, 20-17: * The youth movement isn't working so well today: Rookie cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford have had their issues in coverage. Rookie...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  10. Redskins commit seven turnovers in loss to Falcons

    Falcons hold off fumble-prone Redskins 27-26

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | December 15, 2013
  11. Falcons secondary building toward future

    Vaughn McClure

    Come Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons could provide a glimpse of how their secondary might come together for years to come. Three rookies - free safety Zeke Motta and cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford -- are slated to start in the defensive...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  12. Falcons' Massaquoi in a rush to improve

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- With all the talk surrounding Atlanta Falcons rookies such as cornerback Desmond Trufant and linebacker Paul Worrilow, it's easy to forget Jonathan Massaquoi is a young player on the rise, too. The second-year defensive end ...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  13. Smith not happy with lateral by Alford

    Vaughn McClure

    TORONTO -- Television cameras caught a shot of Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith having an extended conversation with rookie cornerback Robert Alford after Alford lateraled a fumble recovery to Desmond Trufant. Maybe under difference circumsta...

    Blog | December 01, 2013
  14. Practice report: Gonzalez limited

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Tight end Tony Gonzalez, who continues to battle a toe injury, was one of six Atlanta Falcons limited during Wednesday's practice. Gonzalez was spotted catching a few passes without a helmet on at the end of practice. He was...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  15. Like old times for Kearse and Trufant

    Terry Blount

    RENTON, Wash. -- Going head-to-head with Atlanta cornerback Desmond Trufant Sunday will be nothing new for Seattle receiver Jermaine Kearse. "I think the first time was fourth grade," Kearse said. "We were in the same youth football league." Th...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  16. Smith has surprising words for Trufant

    Vaughn McClure

    Some wondered how Atlanta Falcons rookie Desmond Trufant would react to any trash talking from volatile Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith. Well, guess what? Smith indeed had something to say to Trufant during the Panthers' 34-10 win over...

    Blog | November 05, 2013