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  1. 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
  2. Eight in the Box: NFC South camp issues

    Pat Yasinskas

    What are the three key camp issues facing each NFC South team? ATLANTA FALCONS Offense: Reshuffled offensive line Center Todd McClure retired and right tackle Tyson Clabo was released. The Falcons elected to go with youth and stick with guys a...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  3. Falcons won't be taking a step back

    Pat Yasinskas

    From the outside, the Atlanta Falcons might appear to be sitting on a splendid perch. They're coming off a 13-3 season and they have a roster stocked with extraordinary talent from veteran tight end Tony Gonzalez right down to rookie cornerback De...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  4. Eight in the Box: Biggest questions

    Pat Yasinskas

    The major question facing each team in the NFC South as summer break looms. Atlanta Falcons. Is the pass rush good enough? The Falcons replaced John Abraham with Osi Umenyiora. That might end up being something close to an even trade. But, just li...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  5. Grading the NFC South offseason

    Pat Yasinskas

    Check out this Insider post in which Matt Williamson grades the offseason for every NFC team. The NFC South didn't fare very well in Williamson's eyes. The exception is the New Orleans Saints, who got a B-plus. A lot of people are concerned about ...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  6. 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
  7. Best defense in the NFC South?

    Pat Yasinskas

    It's trendy and fun to debate which NFC South team has the best offense. Is it Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints or Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons? Heck, you can even look at all the offensive talent Carolina and Tampa Bay have and throw th...

    Blog | May 09, 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. Breaking down Osi Umenyiora's contract

    Pat Yasinskas

    The deal defensive end Osi Umenyiora signed with the Atlanta Falcons last week is salary-cap friendly. I just got a look at the official numbers on the two-year deal that's worth $8.5 million. Umenyiora will cost the Falcons $3.75 million against ...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  10. Falcons continue getting (slightly) younger

    Pat Yasinskas

    Football is a game of yards, but the Atlanta Falcons are making it all about miles this offseason. With the addition of defensive end Osi Umenyiora, the Falcons continued their trend of trading in high-mile luxury editions for similar mode...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  11. NFC South afternoon update

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a run through the headlines from all corners of the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Defensive end Osi Umenyiora and the Falcons appear to be closing in on a deal, according to Adam Schefter. Landing Umenyiora would give the Falcons a slightl...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  12. 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
  13. Falcons looking at Osi Umenyiora

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Atlanta Falcons may replace one aging pass-rusher with another. Former New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora, 31, reportedly visited with the team on Wednesday. Umenyiora, who has an offseason home in Atlanta, hadn't been drawing big int...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  14. Quick Take: Falcons at Giants

    Pat Yasinskas

    Three things to know about next Sunday's Atlanta Falcons-New York Giants wild-card game. 1. Take the next step. Since arriving together in 2008, coach Mike Smith and quarterback Matt Ryan have produced four consecutive winning seasons. That's grea...

    Blog | January 01, 2012
  15. John Abraham bouncing back

    Pat Yasinskas

    ATLANTA - After a disappointing season last year, the Atlanta Falcons said they were confident veteran defensive end John Abraham would bounce back. He has, after recording only 5.5 sacks in 2009. Abraham had two sacks in Thursday's victory agains...

    Blog | November 12, 2010