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Todd McClure never figured he'd still be playing for the Atlanta Falcons.
Heck, he wasn't sure he'd ever get in a game.
As a rookie in 1999, McClure tore up his right knee at the start of his first training camp. He was done for the year, but the Falcons stuck with him.
That faith sure paid off. McClure took over as the starting center the next year and is still going strong at age 34. He heads into Sunday's game at Carolina hoping to play another two or three years.
Falcons' teammate Tyson Clabo has started a campaign to get McClure in the Pro Bowl for the first time. The veteran center is uncomfortable talking about individual honors, saying his main goal is winning a Super Bowl.
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27-year old WR Harry Douglas is stepping up for the Atlanta Falcons lately. In his last four games, Douglas has caught 18 passes for 270 yards (15.0 avg) with 1 TD grab. He has played in 12 games overall this year for the Falcons and he has caught 35 passes for 471 yards (13.5 avg) with 1 TD grab. The Falcons’ pass offense has been really solid with Douglas finally stepping...
Corey Peters in action here earlier this season against the Detroit Lions. AP
Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters was selected as the team’s nominee for the 2011 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award on Monday during a banquet at the Commerce Club.
“This award means a great deal to me,” said Peters. “There were plenty of my teammates that were so deserving of this award...
The Atlanta Falcons listed defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux as limited after the defensive tackle practiced Wednesday with an injured right ankle.
Atlanta (8-5) hosts the Jacksonville Jaguars (4-9) on Thursday night.
Babineaux, who did not practice Tuesday, has started all 57 of his games since Mike Smith was hired as Falcons head coach in 2008. The seven-year veteran has 19...
Apparently Roddy White was raised to believe that (brutal) honesty is the best policy.
As a fan of both the Atlanta Falcons and the Philadelphia Eagles (I love saying that cause it pisses people off ^_^) I find that my favorite Falcon and my favorite Eagle both have the same personality trait — BRUTAL HONESTY. Asante Samuel said earlier this year that the Eagles front office was...
Maybe you've seen the video circulating these week that shows Minnesota's Jared Allen punching Atlanta's Ray Edwards directly in the crotch during the Falcons' 24-14 win in Week 12. If not, here it is, and here's Allen's frank explanation of the incident from today's episode of PFT Live: <a href="http://deadspin...
Atlanta Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes has been ruled out of Sunday's game at Carolina while he recovers from minor knee surgery.
FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey interviewed for the Cleveland and Denver head coaching jobs last season.
Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey.
With Jack Del Rio dismissed in Jacksonville, ESPN’s Adam Schefter said on Monday Night Football that Mularkey and former Green Bay Packers coach Mike Sherman were on the short list to replace Del Rio...
csprtContainer();Ron Green Jr. of the Charlotte Observer reports from Panthers practice on Wednesday as the team gets ready for their first home game in almost a month when the Atlanta Falcons visit this Sunday.