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  1. Falcons Camp Report: Day 5

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga -- A daily review of the hot topics from Atlanta Falcons' training camp: The news of the day was the absence of running back Steven Jackson, who apparently tweaked his knee during Monday's first padded practice. Although coach ...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  2. Falcons RB Jackson tweaks hamstring

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith said running back Steven Jackson suffered a hamstring injury, but that it should not keep Jackson out of the season opener against the New Orleans Saints. Jackson, who was hurt during Monday'...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  3. Falcons will thrive by living in the pass

    Vaughn McClure

    There seems to be quite a bit of optimism about the Atlanta Falcons boasting a more balanced offensive attack this season. One skill-position player even told me he expects it to be "50-50" in terms of run and pass plays. Sounds nice, but I'm not ...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  4. Jacquizz Rodgers not concerned about role

    Vaughn McClure

    While rookie Devonta Freeman generated a lot of buzz for the Atlanta Falcons this offseason, another running back quietly went about his business in preparation for the 2014 campaign. Jacquizz Rodgers, entering his fourth season, isn't worried abo...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  5. Five under-the-radar for 'Hard Knocks'

    Vaughn McClure

    When it was announced the Atlanta Falcons would be part of the HBO series "Hard Knocks" this season, naturally players such as Julio Jones, Roddy White, Steven Jackson, William Moore and Matt Ryan came to mind as characters to focus on throughout tra...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  6. Jackson welcomes backfield competition

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson, with his powerful legs and broad shoulders, always looks ready to deliver punishment rather than absorb it. But Jackson, who turns 31 on July 22, understands his body won't hold u...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  7. Five things to watch at OTAs

    Vaughn McClure

    The Atlanta Falcons begin organized team activities this week, and the media will be allowed to watch Wednesday's session. Here are five things to watch as the veterans and rookies get together: 1. Steven Jackson's passion: The veteran running ...

    Blog | May 26, 2014
  8. Freeman ready to work for Falcons

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons addressed another need with their first of two fourth-round draft picks by selecting Florida State running back Devonta Freeman. Freeman (5-8, 206) left college early after winning the national title. The...

    Blog | May 10, 2014
  9. Falcons bringing in Towson's West for visit

    Vaughn McClure

    The Atlanta Falcons obviously are impressed with at least one small-school running back. Towson University's Terrance West, a player the Falcons reportedly worked out privately, is scheduled to visit the team next Wednesday, according to a league ...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  10. What are Falcons futures for Jackson, Osi?

    Vaughn McClure

    INDIANAPOLIS - Last season, the Atlanta Falcons came out of free agency with two aging veterans in Steven Jackson and Osi Umenyiora. Almost a year later, there seems to be some doubt about their futures with the Falcons. Both Jackson and Umenyi...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  11. Steven Jackson fined for facemask penalty

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Steven Jackson took a minor hit to the wallet just before the holiday. The Atlanta Falcons running back said he was fined $7,875 after picking up a facemask penalty in last Sunday's 27-26 win over the Washington Redskins. Ja...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  12. Halftime notes: Falcons holding their own

    Vaughn McClure

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The temperature was in single digits by the time the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers kicked off at Lambeau Field. Behind the passing of Matt Ryan, the running of Steven Jackson and a key turnover forced by safety William Moor...

    Blog | December 08, 2013
  13. Upon Further Review: Falcons Week 13

    Vaughn McClure

    A review of four hot issues from the Atlanta Falcons' 34-31 overtime win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday at Toronto's Rogers Centre: In the running: The Falcons were able to balance things on offense with a solid rushing attack. Steven Jackson le...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  14. Falcons fall short despite inspired effort

    Vaughn McClure

    ATLANTA - Sean Weatherspoon looked every one of his defensive teammates straight in the eyes before Thursday night's game and encouraged them to play like there was no tomorrow. The Atlanta Falcons linebacker had delivered plenty of emotio...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  15. Rapid Reaction: Atlanta Falcons

    Vaughn McClure

    ATLANTA -- A few thoughts on the Atlanta Falcons' 17-13 loss to New Orleans Saints on Thursday night at the Georgia Dome: Showing fight: Tight end Tony Gonzalez promised the Falcons would come out with some fight despite entering the game with a 2...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  16. Jason Snelling of Atlanta Falcons will not play Sunday following ...

    Vaughn McClure

    Atlanta Falcons running back Jason Snelling, who was arrested on misdemeanor charges of marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, did not make the trip with the team for Sunday's road game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Story | Conversation | November 16, 2013