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  1. 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
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  4. Falcons rookies making sudden impact

    ESPN.com staff

    ESPN.com 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. NFL Nation: 4 Downs -- NFC South

    ESPN.com 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Falcons agree to terms with top two picks

    Vaughn McClure

    The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms on four-year contracts with first-round draft pick Jake Matthews and second-round pick Ra'Shede Hageman. Matthews' contract includes a fifth-year option. Full financial terms for the deals were not immediat...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  14. What if the Texans took Blake Bortles?

    Michael DiRocco

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Houston Texans did the sensible thing and took Jadeveon Clowney with the No. 1 overall pick, landing the best pass-rusher to come out of college in more than a decade and pairing him with J.J. Watt to have one of the best pa...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  15. Undrafted QB aims to prove he's a keeper

    Tim MacMahon

    IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys passed on Johnny Manziel with the 16th overall pick, but they did add a quarterback from A&M to their roster to be more than a camp arm. Well, West Texas A&M. Undrafted free agent Dustin Vaughan is known for two...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  16. Rookie Tyler Starr a hair above the rest

    Vaughn McClure

    Not one day of Atlanta Falcons rookie minicamp went by without Tyler Starr being noticed on the football field. The outside linebacker and seventh-round pick from South Dakota played with high energy throughout the three sessions. And the fact his...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  17. Falcons sign five draft picks

    Vaughn McClure

    The Atlanta Falcons announced the signings of five draft picks Sunday: fourth-round pick Prince Shembo, fifth-round picks Ricardo Allen and Marquis Spruill, and seventh-round picks Yawin Smallwood and Tyler Starr. Smallwood received a four-year de...

    Blog | May 18, 2014
  18. 10 observations from rookie minicamp

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons got going with their rookies Friday during the first of three minicamp practices. Of course, the center of attention was sixth overall pick Jake Matthews from Texas A&M. The right tackle looked as goo...

    Blog | May 16, 2014