Found August 08, 2013 on Gamedayr:
In the fourth quarter of the Atlanta Falcons' preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Brian Banks was finally given the opportunity to step onto a football field.

Brian Banks makes NFL debut

After being falsely imprisoned for five years on a false rape charge, linebacker Brian Banks made his NFL debut on Thursday night for the Atlanta Falcons. 

What you really need to know from the Atlanta Falcons first preseason game

Football is back! Well, kind of. If you believe that an NFL football game is where the starters only play for two to three possessions followed by the second and third stringers competing for the rest of the three quarters to fulfill the final roster spots then yes, football is certainly back. The Atlanta Falcons held their first preseason game at home in the Georgia Dome against...

RB Steven Jackson all over the place in practice, Falcons intend to use him for more than just carries

Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson is a tough runner, but he's also a pretty good pass catcher, something that's not lost on his new team's coaching staff. Which is why they're planning to use him all over the line of scrimmage this upcoming season.

Falcons RT Mike Johnson Injures Ankle and Leg; Out for Season

Atlanta Falcons’ starting right tackle, Mike Johnson is done for the year, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  Johnson  suffered a fractured fibula and dislocated ankle during Tuesday’s practice.  He is scheduled for surgery next week. Johnson was an integral part of the Falcons’ run game, so it will interesting to see how his replacement(s) pan out.

Group calls off petition drive on Falcons stadium

The organizer of a petition that sought to block public financing for a new Atlanta Falcons stadium says the effort has failed to gather enough signatures. William Perry of Common Cause Georgia said Thursday the group knew it was a longshot to gather 35,000 signatures in 60 days to qualify for the November ballot, but it was worth the effort. Perry says the effort failed because...

Observations from Week 2 of Atlanta Falcons Training Camp

The Atlanta Falcons continue to put the pieces together in what they believe can be a Super Bowl caliber team.  Here are some of the news and notes for Week 2 of Falcons Training Camp.Defensive Rookies Progressing Quickly Teammates of rookie cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford have sung the praises of how well these two players are coming along.  Through two weeks of...

Falcons' RT Mike Johnson injures ankle, leg

Atlanta Falcons right tackle Mike Johnson suffered a dislocated left ankle and fibula fracture during Tuesday's practice Falcons coach Mike Smith said. Johnson listed first on the depth chart at his position was injured on a running play Tuesday. Johnson was carted off the practice field and onto an ambulance. He's scheduled to have surgery next week Smith said. A league...

Four Downs: Falcons rolled by Bengals in preseason opener

ATLANTA Here are four things we learned from the Bengals' 34-10 thumping of the Falcons at the Georgia Dome: 1. Matt Ryan was coolly efficient in his brief, but longer-than-expected cameo Ryan's three completions for 52 yards on the Falcons' opening drive culminating in a 37-yard field goal from Matt Bryant was the baseball equivalent of an ace pitcher tossing two...

Falcons place OT Mike Johnson on injured reserve

The Atlanta Falcons have placed right tackle Mike Johnson on injured reserve. Johnson dislocated his left ankle and broke his left leg in Tuesday's practice. He will have surgery next week. Following Johnson's injury, Lamar Holmes moved up as the starting right tackle in the Falcons' 34-10 preseason loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night. The Falcons made...

Atlanta Falcons Preseason Takeaways: Four Downs vs Cincinnati Bengals

The Atlanta Falcons opened up their preseason against the Cincinnati Bengals at the Georgia Dome. It's silly to say it was a "loss" because I'm still not convinced that anyone actually wins or loses preseason games. Maybe if we'd change the name to Player Evaluation Scrimmages, the fans would be much less apt to lose their collective minds over a lopsided score...

Bengals roll Falcons 34-10 in preseason opener

ATLANTA (AP) --Giovani Bernard scored in his opening bid for a share of the Bengals' carries, while Steven Jackson was provided little running room by the Falcons' depleted offensive line as Cincinnati rolled to a 34-10 preseason win over Atlanta on Thursday night. Josh Johnson, who directed two second-quarter touchdown drives, made big plays as a passer and runner as he...

What we learned last night: Bengals 34, Falcons 10

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Cincinnati Bengals are looking to show they're better equipped to be a factor in the AFC after losing in the first round of the playoffs each of the last two years. The Bengals made their opening case Thursday night with a 34-10 preseason win over an Atlanta Falcons team coming off a spot in the NFC championship game. Cincinnati showed off new depth at quarterback...
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