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  1. Blake Bortles gets start vs. Falcons

    Michael DiRocco

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Rookie quarterback Blake Bortles will start for the Jacksonville Jaguars in their preseason finale against the Atlanta Falcons tonight. Bortles, the No. 3 overall pick in May, has had an impressive preseason. He has completed...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
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  4. Rookie Hageman shaping up for Falcons

    Vaughn McClure

    If you based Ra'Shede Hageman's progress on some of the scenes in HBO's "Hard Knocks," you might think the Atlanta Falcons' rookie was on the roster bubble. In reality, defensive line coach Bryan Cox sees the potential in the second-round pick fro...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  5. Clowney makes impact in Texans' 32-7 win

    Clowney makes impact in Texans' 32-7 win

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | August 16, 2014
  6. Dolphins review: Grading Ja'Wuan James

    James Walker

    The Miami Dolphins made their preseason debut Friday in a 16-10 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. One of the key players to watch was rookie first-round pick Ja'Wuan James, who also made his NFL debut as Miami's starting right tackle. James is already ...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  7. Falcons rookie linebacker Marquis Spruill tears ACL, lost for 201...

    Vaughn McClure

    Atlanta Falcons rookie linebacker Marquis Spruill tore his ACL late during Wednesday's practice and is out for the season.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2014
  8. A reminder that Baldwin was a horrible pick

    Adam Teicher

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- The news about Jonathan Baldwin, that he had failed with another team, didn't cause much of a ripple at Kansas City Chiefs training camp. The Chiefs moved on from Baldwin last summer and tried to salvage what they could from a bad ...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  9. Former first-rounder Peria Jerry retires

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Peria Jerry, a former first-round pick, has decided to retire, the team announced Thursday. Jerry entered training camp on the roster bubble as the Falcons added more bodies up front in defen...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  10. Falcons rookies making sudden impact staff Atlanta Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure says coaches singled out the strong play of the team's top two draft picks, Jake Matthews and Ra'Shede Hageman, during the first week of training camp....

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  11. Five questions for reporting Falcons rookies

    Vaughn McClure

    The Atlanta Falcons are set to begin training camp on Friday, and the process begins with the rookies scheduled to report Tuesday. First-round draft pick Jake Matthews should have no problem making the adjustment. Here are five questions for some ...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  12. Father knows best: Jake Matthews ready

    Vaughn McClure

    One NFL personnel man said he was concerned with Jake Matthews' strength prior to the draft. At least one team that drafted in the top 10 this year ranked Zack Martin -- the 16th overall pick of the Dallas Cowboys -- ahead of the Atlanta Falcons' roo...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  13. NFL Nation: 4 Downs -- NFC South staff

    The NFC South too shall pass. Three of the division's first-round picks in May were wide receivers: Mike Evans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (at No. 7), Brandin Cooks of the New Orleans Saints (No. 20) and Kelvin Benjamin of the Carolina Panthers (N...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  14. Falcons sign Dez Southward, kicker

    Vaughn McClure

    The Atlanta Falcons have now signed their entire nine-man draft class after getting third-round pick Dez Southward under contract on Thursday. Southward, from Wisconsin, adds depth to the defensive secondary with his ability to play either free or...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  15. Veteran LB Tim Dobbins to visit Falcons

    Vaughn McClure

    The loss of starting linebacker Sean Weatherspoon to a season-ending Achilles tear has forced the Atlanta Falcons to look into a number of veteran players for help. Tim Dobbins, a former fifth-round draft pick of the San Diego Chargers who last pl...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  16. Southward lone unsigned Falcons rookie

    Vaughn McClure

    As the Atlanta Falcons begin organized team activities this week, one of nine drafted players remains without a contract. Third-round pick Dez Southward, the safety out of Wisconsin, has not signed a deal or agreed to terms. The unfinished busines...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  17. Breaking down Jake Matthews' contract

    Vaughn McClure

    The Atlanta Falcons signed first-round pick Jake Matthews to a four-year deal worth a fully guaranteed $16,434,500. The deal includes a club fifth-year option equal to the transition tender for his position during the fourth year. Matthews' deal i...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  18. Falcons, Devonta Freeman agree to terms

    Vaughn McClure

    The Atlanta Falcons reached a contract agreement with fourth-round draft pick Devonta Freeman on Thursday, meaning eight of the Falcons' nine draft selections are either signed or have agreed to terms. Financial terms for Freeman's four-year deal ...

    Blog | May 22, 2014