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Fights erupt during rugged padded practice

8:03 p.m. Monday, July 28, 2014

Falcons left guard Justin Blalock, who has been with the team since 2007, said that Monday’s bone-rattling practice may have been the toughest he’s had under head coach Mike Smith. “It’s right up there,” Blalock said. In addition to running the Oklahoma drill, Smith, normally a proponent of safe practicing ...

Smith: Time is now to be physical
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith walks the field during training camp on Friday, July 25, 2014.

6:56 p.m. Monday, July 28, 2014

It was about as animated as Mike Smith gets during an interview session. Sure, the Falcons head coach was more animated Monday during the Falcons’ first padded practice of training camp. There were several fights to break up which he loudly labeled a “waste of energy” in no uncertain terms. ...

Scrutiny still on Falcons’ young linebackers
Falcons linebacker Paul Worrilow participates in a drill during practice at the team’s June minicamp. (Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com)

6:32 p.m. Monday, July 28, 2014

They are rookies no more – but remain under a watchful eye. The Falcons relied heavily on a pair of undrafted linebackers last season when the unit was thinned by injury and evolved to feature the faster, quicker youngsters. Paul Worrilow and Joplo Bartu played major roles as they finished ...

Friendship Baptist makes way for new Atlanta Falcons stadium

4:37 p.m. Monday, July 28, 2014

The wrecking crew came again Monday to flatten another church to make way for a new Atlanta Falcons stadium with a retractable roof. Workmen began demolishing Friendship Baptist Church three months after they had torn down Mount Vernon Baptist Church to clear land for the stadium to replace the Georgia ...

In pads, the real player evaluation begins
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith observes practice during training camp on Friday, July 25, 2014.

6:56 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Falcons will practice in pads for the first time Monday and the uniform change will go a long way in determining the final roster. It will be the closest to “real” football the Falcons have gotten through the first three full days of training camp. The offensive and defensive ...

Matthews out to prove his worth
Falcons offensive tackle Jake Matthews during mini-camp Tuesday June 17, 2014. BRANT SANDERLIN /BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM

5:46 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014

Falcons right tackle Jake Matthews, the sixth overall pick in the draft, is blending in well for a rookie. “My main goal, like I said from day one, is to prove that I’m worth that pick,” Matthews said. “I just think that I’m with a great organization. I’m glad to ...

Lowery fitting in at free safety

5:40 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014

Falcons safety Dwight Lowery is starting to fit into his new surroundings. After missing most of last season because of a concussion and playing just three games with Jacksonville, Lowery is delighted to have an opportunity to win the starting free safety position with the Falcons. He opened training camp ...

Umenyiora: Group effort needed to improve Falcons’ pass rush

Updated: 8:32 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014

To wonder how the Falcons are going to generate a pass rush this season is essentially to question whether Osi Umenyiora still can do it.Not long ago Umenyiora was a key part of the New York Giants’ fearsome pass rush, and he was the Falcons’ key defensive signing in 2013. ...

Steven Jackson: ‘I kind of believed my own hype’
Falcons running back Steven Jackson during training camp July 25, 2014. BRANT SANDERLIN /BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM

Updated: 3:51 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014

In his initial foray into the art world, Steven Jackson sold eight of his uniquely mounted photographs at a recent show in Los Angeles, with one going for as much as $18,000 and one buyer coming from as far away as Hong Kong. “I’m international!” the Falcons’ running back said. ...

Ex-Falcons WR Johnson was arrested for DUI

Updated: 11:58 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014

Former Falcons wide receiver Darius Johnson was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, expired or no license on person, failure to have license on person and failure to obey signs or control devices on May, 24, 2014 by Atlanta Police Department, according to their website records.After the first ...

White not worried about his legacy, he wants rings
Falcons wide receiver Roddy White on the first day of training camp, July 25, 2014. BRANT SANDERLIN /BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM

Updated: 8:29 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014

Falcons wide receiver Roddy White is not impressed by his own gaudy numbers.He’s not impressed that he likely will go down as the greatest wide receiver in franchise history.White, 32, who signed a four-year performance-based deal that could possibly be worth $30 million, is not ready to consider his legacy ...

Atlanta Falcons open training camp
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan tosses during training camp on Friday, July 25, 2014.

The Atlanta Falcons open training camp at Flowery Branch, Ga., on July 25, 2014. This season's camp will be documented on the HBO reality series "Hard Knocks."

Falcons LB Pat Angerer beats odds in return from microfracture surgery

7:17 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014

Falcons linebacker Pat Angerer has some work to do to make the team but he’s ahead of schedule just by taking the field for the first practice of training camp on Friday. Angerer, 27, has had a promising career stymied by injuries that eventually led to microfracture surgery in December. ...

Falcons issue Michael Vick’s No. 7 for first time since he left team
July 25, 2014 Flowery Branch, GA: Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Jeremy Ebert during training camp Friday July 25, 2014.  Ebert is the first player to wear the number 7 since the Michael Vick era. BRANT SANDERLIN /BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM 

Updated: 6:36 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014

The Falcons have issued jersey No. 7 to a player for the first time since Michael Vick left the team in the wake of federal dogfighting charges in 2007. Wide receiver Jeremy Ebert was wearing No. 7 when the Falcons took the field for their first training camp practice today. ...

Falcons rookie Jake Matthews in scuffle during first practice
Atlanta Falcons helmets glisten in the sun during training camp on Friday, July 25, 2014, in Flowery Branch.

Updated: 6:22 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014

Falcons rookie Jake Matthews didn’t wait long to get into his first practice-field fight as a professional. Matthews, the right tackle, tangled with linebacker Kroy Biermann about 90 minutes into the first training camp practice today during a team scrimmage period. Biermann continued to hold Matthews after the whistle, Matthews ...

Falcons looking for punt returner depth behind Devin Hester
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester takes a break during training camp on Friday, July 25, 2014.

4:53 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014

New addition Devin Hester is expected to handle punts for the Falcons in 2014 but the team is looking for depth at the position. During the first training camp practice today Hester was joined in punt return drills by veterans Harry Douglas, Josh Wilson, and Javier Arenas as well as ...

Four Falcons competing for nickel cornerback job
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith walks the field during training camp on Friday, July 25, 2014.

4:19 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014

The increasingly pass-heavy NFL puts pressure on defenses to have a capable third cornerback to cover extra wide receivers and the Falcons added three players to compete with incumbent Robert McClain for the job. The Falcons signed veteran free agents Josh Wilson and Javier Arenas and selected Purdue product Ricardo ...

Falcons agree to $30 million deal with White
Falcons wide receiver Roddy White confers with coach Mike Smith at a team practice Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in Flowery Branch. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

Updated: 7:03 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014

Now, the Falcons can focus on locking up the other half of what some consider the best wide-receiver tandem in the NFL. Four-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Roddy White, 32, who holds or is close to holding most of the team’s receiving records, agreed Thursday to a four-year performance-based contract ...

Falcons ready to open Camp Hard Knocks

Updated: 6:56 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014

The HBO cameras are set to help the Falcons open training camp, with morning a walk-through and an afternoon practice Friday.After years of turning down HBO, the Falcons agreed to appear on the award-winning documentary reality show “Hard Knocks.”Rob Gehring, the supervising producer and director for the show, has his ...

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