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  1. Falcons place Peters on IR, elevate two

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons officially placed starting defensive tackle Corey Peters on injured reserve Thursday, three days after Peters suffered an Achilles' injury against the San Francisco 49ers. Peters, who is set to become an ...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  2. Corey Peters of Atlanta Falcons to have Achilles surgery

    Vaughn McClure

    Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters suffered a season-ending Achilles' injury on Monday night, while rookie safety Zeke Motta's had season-ending neck surgery, coach Mike Smith announced Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | December 24, 2013
  3. Weatherspoon (knee) inactive vs. 49ers

    Vaughn McClure

    Atlanta Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, who injured his right knee in last week's win over Washington, is inactive for Monday night's game against the San Francisco 49ers. Weatherspoon didn't practice all week leading up to the game and was ...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  4. Motta misses practice with neck injury

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons rookie safety Zeke Motta, who started his first-career game last week against the Washington Redskins, was held out of Friday's practice with a neck injury. Coach Mike Smith said Motta suffered the injury dur...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  5. NFL Nation Buzz: Atlanta Falcons

    ESPN.com staff

    Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure says the emergence of Zeke Motta and the potential return of Thomas DeCoud will bolster the Atlanta secondary for Monday night's game in San Francisco....

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Motta joins Falcons' youth movement

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Zeke Motta isn't the least bit comfortable. It has nothing to do with the Atlanta Falcons rookie's performance on the field. It has everything to do with the cumbersome brace Motta has had to wear on his right hand the past ...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  9. Power Rankings: No. 30 Atlanta Falcons

    Vaughn McClure

    A weekly examination of the Falcons' ESPN.com Power Ranking: Preseason: 4 | Last Week: 29 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002 The Falcons moved down a spot in the ESPN.com Power Rankings, back to No. 30, after Sunday's 22-21 loss to the Gree...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  10. Atlanta Falcons' Thomas DeCoud suffers head injury

    Vaughn McClure

    Atlanta Falcons starting free safety Thomas DeCoud is out for the rest of Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers after suffering a head injury.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2013
  11. Questionable Gonzalez, Motta active

    Vaughn McClure

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said he anticipated having a healthy group of players for Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers. He was right on point. Tight end Tony Gonzalez and safety Zeke Motta were the only p...

    Blog | December 08, 2013
  12. Injury report: Gonzalez, Motta questionable

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons veteran tight end Tony Gonzalez and rookie safety Zeke Motta are listed as questionable on the injury report but are expected to play against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Gonzalez has been dealing with a ...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  13. Weatherspoon, Konz return to full practice

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Mike Smith didn't get all his players back to full participation, as he had hoped, but the coach still likes the overall health of his Atlanta Falcons heading into Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers. Linebacker Sean...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  14. Injury report: Falcons as healthy as ever

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said he doesn't anticipate any player missing Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers due to injury. Four players were limited during Wednesday's practice: tight end Tony Gonzalez (t...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  15. 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
  16. Falcons DeCoud explains social media rant

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons free safety Thomas DeCoud, who got replaced by rookie Zeke Motta during last Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay, explained why he took to Twitter and Instagram to express some frustration. DeCoud tweeted the followin...

    Blog | November 20, 2013