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Aron White making most of opportunity
White said he is using every opportunity to benefit from being around Gonzalez, whom he called “the greatest to ever play.”
“Anything that he does mention, you try to take in as much as possible and be a sponge,” White said. “At the same time, you don’t want to crowd a guy. We all have to act professionally and take care of our own business. Any knowledge that he does share, I’m trying to soak it up.”
Is Aron dancing his way onto a roster spot?
Why Falcons are sticking with Sam Baker
“I think behind the quarterback and the head coach, the left tackle is the most scrutinized position in the National Football League,'' Smith said. "We drafted Sam to be our left tackle. We felt when we drafted him that he had the skill set to play left tackle. I think the thing that people don’t realize when analyzing our football team and analyzing Sam is, Sam has been very resilient. Sam has fought through a lot of injuries thr...
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. In one of his innumerably colorful moments less than a week into Falcons training camp, cornerback Asante Samuel volleyed a comment across the divide that separates offense and defense in the direction of new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter.
After an incomplete pass, Samuel's words were to the effect that Koetter should check the spacing between the receivers...
Matt Ryan likes to undersell his athleticism in a self-deprecating manner.
The Atlanta Falcons' fifth-year quarterback doesn't talk much about it publicly, but Ryan is usually among the first to poke fun at his speed and arm strength.
''Matt is a very humble guy, and Matt is a better athlete than you think,'' Falcons coach Mike Smith said on Monday. '...
The Atlanta Falcons' first workout in full pads brought a sense of relief to veteran linebacker Mike Peterson.
With the NFL's year-old collective bargaining agreement limiting how many times teams can hit in practice, Peterson liked the spirit he saw from his teammates.
Until Sunday, Peterson, a 13-year veteran, felt as if training camp had yet to start.
Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez said Friday that he is pretty sure that this season will be his last. "I would say that I'm 95 percent sure, just in case," Gonzalez told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "I talked to my family this offseason. I've had a great run. I feel pretty good about where I'm at as a player. I just want to make sure that...
Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez told reporters yesterday that he’s 95% certain that he will retire after the conclusion of the 2012 season. Gonzalez, 36, has lost a step since his days with the Kansas City Chiefs, but he is still a productive player, recording 80 receptions and seven scores last year. A durable player, known for his physical fitness, he has only missed...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez is close to retiring from the NFL.
How close is up in the air.
Gonzalez said Friday that he’s 95 percent sure the upcoming season will be his last, but he wasn’t ready to completely rule out a return in 2013.
“I’ve had a great run,” he said. “I don’t want to be one of those players toward...
For one of the most talkative players around, Asante Samuel doesn't have much to say when the media are ready to listen. That's just fine with the Atlanta Falcons, who hope their new cornerback just keeps chatting - and ball-hawking - on the field.
Traded from the Philadelphia Eagles to the Falcons in April, Samuel has met with local reporters just a few times since then...
Vince Manuwai Released
Basically, the coaches were impressed with what they’d seen from guards Garrett Reynolds, Peter Konz, Mike Johnson and tackle-guard Andrew Jackson and were also able to make a clear assessment of Manuwai, who played eight seasons in Jacksonville before sitting out last season.
An early camp casualty
A Look Ahead: Day Four
Julio Jones continues...
The St. Louis Rams signed fullback Ovie Mughelli to a one-year contract, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Saturday. Mughelli, 32, was released by the Atlanta Falcons on May 8. He played seven games with the Falcons last year before a knee injury cut his season short. The 2003 fourth-round draft choice of the Baltimore Ravens went to the Falcons after four years and signed...
Comments on the Atlanta Falcons by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
ATLANTA FALCONS (13)
John Lynch (Fox Sports, 7): A model organization from Arthur Blank to Mike Smith to Matt Ryan on down, and it now has to man up in playoffs.
Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 8): Falcons are hoping change of offensive and defensive coordinators leads to first playoff win under head coach...