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The Falcons have placed 35-year old LB Mike Peterson (torn triceps) and 28-year old CB Kelvin Hayden (toe) on the Injured Reserve List, ending their seasons. Mike Peterson played in 15 games for the Falcons this year and he had 24 tackles, 2 tackles for a loss, 1 interception and 3 passes defensed. Kelvin Hayden played in 8 games for the Falcons this year and he had 24 tackles, 2 interceptions, 4 passes defensed and 1 tackle for a loss. These injuries are going to hurt the Falcons’ depth on D.
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The Falcons are heading to the postseason, but only one Atlanta player will be heading to the Pro Bowl.
Tight end Tony Gonzalez, 35, was selected to his 12th Pro Bowl on Tuesday, the NFL announced.
Last season, seven Falcons -- quarterback Matt Ryan, wide receiver Roddy White, running back Michael Turner, Gonzalez, fullback Ovie Mughelli, defensive end John Abraham and specialist...
The Falcons promoted wide receiver Kevin Cone and linebacker Robert James to their active roster to replace the spots vacated by cornerback Kelvin Hayden and linebacker Mike Peterson, who were placed on injured reserve yesterday. The Falcons also added linebacker/safety Matt Hansen to the practice squad.
Peterson suffered a torn triceps injury against the Saints on Monday night,...
FLOWERY BRANCH — Former Georgia Tech standout Kevin Cone, who’s been on the Falcons’ practice squad, was added to the 53-man roster on Wednesday.
Also, linebacker Robert James was added to the roster. The Falcons had room after placing linebacker Mike Peterson (torn tricep) and cornerback Kelvin Hayden (dislocated toe/turf toe) on injured reserved.
The Falcons also added linebacker...
The Atlanta Falcons placed linebacker Mike Peterson and cornerback Kelvin Hayden on injured reserve Tuesday night, ending the season for both veteran players.
Falcons coach Mike Smith believes that fourth-year quarterback Matt Ryan, who became the second quarterback in team history to pass for 4,000 yards in a season, has reached elite status among NFL quarterbacks. His maturation process continues to accelerate and hes becoming, in my mind, one of the elite quarterbacks in this league, Smith said. Ryan needs 79 yards passing against...
It was a special evening last night at the Louisiana Superdome as the Saints steamrolled their NFC South rival Atlanta Falcons 45-16 en route to winning the division while locking up at least a #3 ...
FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons middle linebacker Curtis Lofton was fined by the league for a hit on New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston on Friday.
Lofton was penalized on the play for unnecessary roughness. Colston was deemed a defenseless player.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog
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The Atlanta Falcons have made franchise history by clinching a second straight playoff berth, but if they don't make improvements on both sides of the ball, the team could be in line for another quick postseason exit.
Atlanta tries to reach double-digit wins in a second consecutive year for the first time Sunday when it hosts a Tampa Bay Buccaneers team looking to avoid closing...
The Atlanta Falcons have one more game before gearing up for the playoffs and will host the disappointing Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday afternoon at the Georgia Dome.
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