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5 things every Falcons fan needs to know today

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The AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter & CineSport’s Noah Coslov preview the Falcons game against Washington by talking about the potential return of Tevin Coleman & how to slow down QB Kirk Cousins.

FLOWERY BRANCH — Here’s everything you need to know about the Falcons (4-0), who host the Washington Redskins (2-2) at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Georgia Dome, this morning:

  1. White’s personal matter. Roddy White missed practice because of a medical situation with his mother.
  2. Ryan supports Roddy White. “To me, I’ve been around him, this is eight seasons together, and he’s always been a consummate professional and one of the best teammates I’ve ever been around,” Ryan said. However, the quarterback  doesn’t plan to start forcing passes to White. “He knows that when I’m out there, I’m going through progressions looking at what coverage they are playing against us and trying to find ways to move the ball and find a completion. As you continue to do that, the ball is going to find different guys as the year goes on. I’ve always kind of operated that way.”
  3. ESPN can’t find y’all. Where are the Falcons fans at? ESPN can’t find y’all. Come back to AJC.COM from 11 a.m. to 12 noon for the weekly Falcons Fan Mailbag.
  4. The Falcons’ practice schedule. Coach Dan Quinn will address the media after the walk-through and before practice around 12:10 p.m. There’s an open locker room session from 12:20 p.m. to 1:05 p.m. The players hit the field for practice at 1:05. After practice, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong will be available to the media. Wide receiver Julio Jones, who is the Falcons other designated once-a-week media player, will speak during the open locker room session.
  5. The week's first official injury report was out. Tight end Jacob Tamme (concussion), running back Tevin Coleman (ribs), free safety Ricardo Allen (knee), wide receiver Julio Jones (toe/hamstring), wide receiver Leonard Hankerson (thumb), linebacker Brooks Reed (groin), linebacker Justin Durant (elbow) and wide receiver Roddy White (mother/medical). Durant and White didn’t practice. Tamme fully participated. The rest of the players were limited in practice.

How did the Falcons get to 4-0?

Here's a look back at the game stories, news and notes from their victories over the Texans (48-21), Cowboys (39-28), Giants (24-20) and Eagles (26-24).

TEXANS GAME COVERAGE -- Falcons 48, Texans 21

How the Falcons hammered the Texans -- Quarter by Quarter

5 things we learned from the Falcons' 48-21 win over the Texans

Devonta Freeman stars again for the Falcons

What the Falcons had to say after pummeling the Texans

9 comments from Dan Quinn on the Falcons' victory

Jeff Schult'z column: Devonta Freeman, 7 TDs -- who didn't see that coming

Schraeder, Matthews keep Watt in check

Hankerson turns in a 100-yard receiving day (second of his career)

Houston's J.J. Watt tips hat to the Falcons

Former Falcons great Jessie Tuggle honored during Texans game

COWBOYS GAME COVERAGE -- Falcons 39, Cowboys 28

Falcons 39, Cowboys 28 -- Quarter by Quarter

5 things we learned from the Falcons' 39-28 win over the Cowboys

Mark Bradley's short takes: Julio, Freeman and the defense

Devonta Freeman is catalyst for Falcons run game

QUOTEBOARD: What the Falcons had to say after beating Dallas

Julio Jones does it again: 12 catches, 164 yards and two touchdowns

Mark Bradley column: A dominant half shows what he Falcons could be

Offensive line cracked the run-game code

Ryan directed second-half fireworks show

Beasley help lead resurgence on defense

Where's Falcons wide receiver Roddy White?

GIANTS GAME COVERAGE -- Falcons 24, Giants 20

Falcons 24, Giants 20 -- Quarter by Quarter

5 things we learned from Falcons' 24-20 win over the Giants

Mark Bradley column -- Don't stop believin': Dan Quinn's men are 2-0

A record day for Julio Jones: 13 receptions

Kroy Biermann: 'We're a ball-attacking team'


5 things we learned from Falcons' upset win over Eagles

Matt Ryan leads Falcons to 26-24 win over the Eagles

Jeff Schultz column: An impressive debut by Quinn's new Falcons

Mark Bradley column: A new year: The Falcons dig deep and hang on

Julio Jones moves into fifth on Falcons' all-time receiving list

Tevin Coleman powers new rushing attack

Ricardo Allen seals victory in first start at free safety

4 questions with Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones after the game

Falcons rookies Beasley, Jarrett make impact

Falcons' revamped offensive line shows positive signs

Falcons quotes after their victory over the Eagles

Falcons-Eagles: By The Numbers

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D. Orlando Ledbetter is the Atlanta Falcons beat writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.