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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux played alongside John Abraham for seven seasons with the Falcons during which time they grew close on and off the field.
They talked as recently as last Sunday, but not about the Falcons upcoming game on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, Abrahams new team.Still, Babineaux knows his friend well enough to realize that Abraham will have a chip on his shoulder about not being here right now.
Hes going to be ready, hes going to be prepared, Babineaux said. He always played like that and I dont think well see anything different from him.
The Falcons cut Abraham, the defensive end nicknamed The Predator for the way he hunts quarterbacks, on March 1, along with cornerback Dunta Robinson and running back Michael Turner, in a salary-cap-related purge. With such an unceremonious ending in Atlanta for Abraham who ranks second all-time in franchise history in sacks for the Falcons with 68.5 he sounded in his comments in a conferen...
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Word from the horses mouth, "ready to give it a go" had many assuming that Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson was locked in to make his return on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. On Thrusday, Jackson clarified that quote in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, saying he was talking about giving it a go in practice, not an actual game. Jackson's hamstring...
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson spoke to the media today for the first time since suffering a hamstring injury on Sept. 15, and talked about his plans to return to the lineup this weekend. Jackson is back to practicing and says he's feeling good.
The Cardinals are 3-4 despite the atrocity at the quarterback position. Carson Palmer is sitting there with a sub-70 quarterback rating, and his team is still relevant halfway through the season.
Chalk that up to the defense. A unit that was already good got even better with the return of Daryl Washington three weeks ago. They've posted pretty pedestrian numbers against...
Falcons running back Steven Jackson met with the media today for the first time since suffering a hamstring injury on Sept. 15.
He returned to practice on Wednesday and plans to play against Arizona on Sunday.
Here’s what he had to say:
ON HOW HE FEELS: “Good. Going to get out there this afternoon and see how it feels and just go from there being mindful that the game is Sunday...
Due to injuries, Thomas Howard could have a role in the Falcons defense. (John Grieshop)
The Atlanta Falcons made a couple of moves on Tuesday, signing veteran linebacker Thomas Howard and releasing linebacker Jamar Chaney.
He was selected in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. He spent the first five years of his career in Oakland before signing with...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- From his team's record it might not look like it but Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan might be having his best season as a pro.Six games in, the Falcons are 2-4 and enduring the worst start to a season during Ryan's and head coach Mike Smith's six-year tenure. But with so many key skill position players out and an offensive line that has looked...
TEMPE, Ariz. -- It's not a well-kept secret that the Cardinals have struggled against tight ends.
St. Louis' Jared Cook, New Orleans' Jimmy Graham and San Francisco's Vernon Davis have torched the team for a combined six touchdowns and 455 yards, while Carolina's Greg Olsen (five catches, 79 yards) and Seattle's Zach Miller (five catches, TD) also had good...
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Ask Larry Fitzgerald how he feels and he says, "Good enough to go."
Not "great," not "good as ever." Just "good enough to go."
Fitzgerald has been bothered by a sore hamstring since the second week of the season, and Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says that, more than anything, is the reason the star wide receiver has not...
It appears at long last that Falcons running back Steven Jackson may be on track to return to the field this Sunday when Atlanta travels to the desert to take on the Arizona Cardinals. As first reported by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Jackson says he has every intention of playing in Arizona.
UPDATE: Falcons head coach Mike Smith says Steven Jackson is up to almost a full workload...
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith announced that Roddy White (ankle/hamstring) will not play on Sunday against the Cardinals.
Mike Smith said Roddy White is out
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Setting the stage
The Arizona Cardinals are hoping to get back to winning football after two consecutive sour losses to division rivals San Francisco and Seattle. The good news, they have the underwhelming and undermanned Atlanta Falcons on a long week to do it with.
With injuries to starters Roddy White and Julio Jones as well as Cardinals-killer...
The Altanta Falcons have released new renderings for their $1 Billion stadium in downtown Atlanta. Check out photos and videos here.
Jacquizz Rodgers caught two touchdown passes last week. (Daniel Shirey)
The Atlanta Falcons look to notch their first road win as they head out west to face the Arizona Cardinals.
The Falcons (2-4) rode Harry Douglas, who had to step into the role as the top target with Julio Jones being out for the season and Roddy White nursing ankle and hamstring injuries, and Matt Ryan to...
The loser of this weekend’s game between Arizona and Atlanta will be hard pressed to make the playoffs. This is a must win for both teams, considering they have major challenges ahead in their respective schedules. With the schedule being so weak this weekend, this is actually one of the better matchups of the week.We’ll see the return of John Abraham against his old team. It...