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Three key matchups: Saints at Falcons

Here are three key matchups for when the Saints (1-1) face the Falcons (1-1) at 1 p.m. Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium:<p><b>Saints LDE Cam Jordan vs.</b> …

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Eagles WR Matthews returns on one-year deal

Wide receiver Jordan Matthews rejoined the Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday, just over a year after he was traded by the team to the Buffalo Bills.<p>The Eagles placed Mike Wallace on injured reserve and are entering Week 3 without their top wide receiver, Alshon Jeffery, who is recovering from …

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X and Os: The Falcons’ plan to stop Cam Newton

The Falcons will be without key defenders in safety Keanu Neal and middle linebacker Deion Jones. How will they stop Carolina quarterback Cam …

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The Bow Tie Chronicles: The plan to replace Neal’s physical presence

In the 74rd episode of The Bow Tie Chronicles podcast, Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant discusses how the team plans to replace Pro Bowl strong …

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A tough Tuesday: Falcons’ Deion Jones on IR; Tech’s KirVonte Benson out for 2018

First the Falcons lost in Philadelphia, which, to be fair, they do often. Then they lost Keanu Neal, among their three best defenders, for the season …

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Falcons looking for ways to reduce penalties

On the Falcons’ first play of the game against the Eagles last Thursday, tight end Logan Paulsen committed a false start penalty - the first of a …

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Keanu Neal Out for Season After Suffering Torn ACL

The Atlanta Falcons lost to the Philadelphia Eagles last night, 18-12, in the first game of the NFL’s regular season.Adding insult to an injurious …

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Where was Calvin Ridley in the loss to the Eagles?

PHILADELPHIA —<p>Falcons first-round pick Calvin Ridley was not a factor in the 18-12 loss to the Eagles on Thursday.<p>Ridley played 46 of 70 snaps (66 …

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Falcons Safety Keanu Neal Leaves Eagles Game Early After Suffering Knee Injury

Falcons safety Keanu Neal did not return to the team's 18–12 loss to the Eagles after going down with a knee injury, according to the team.<p>The …

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Watch: Jermaine Dupri and Ludacris update ‘Welcome to Atlanta’ for Atlanta Falcons

Just in time for the first day of the NFL season when the Atlanta Falcons will take on the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles (8:20 p.m., NBC), …

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Eagles, Falcons each rule out three players for Thursday night

Getty Images<p>The Eagles ruled out three players for Thursday night’s game earlier this week and the Falcons did the same with the release of their …

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Jermaine Dupri, Ludacris Remix 'Welcome to Atlanta' For The Falcons

Jermaine Dupri and Ludacris’ iconic song “Welcome to Atlanta” is now a rallying cry for the Atlanta Falcons.<p>The Atlanta native rappers remixed their …

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Falcons Recipe for Success this Season

Looking back just two years ago, the Falcons were minutes away from claiming it all for it to only slip away in overtime. This season, let’s see if …

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2018 NFL preseason rankings: No. 5 Atlanta Falcons

The Comeback is previewing all 32 NFL teams from worst to first leading up to the start of the 2018 regular season on Sept. 6. Up next in our …

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Falcons’ emerging defense could lead the way

The Falcons defense may give Marquand Manuel reason to dance - and more than just to the Miami bass sound that was blasting from the speakers at a …

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Halftime Analysis: Feckless Falcons trail Jaguars 10-6

After a promising opening drive that ended in a field goal for Matt Bryant, the Falcons mostly got shut down for the rest of the first half in Jacksonville. Atlanta struggled to move the chains or even often get past the line of scrimmage against a Jaguars defense that might very well be the best …

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Falcons fall 17-6 to Jaguars in third preseason game. Offense simply didn't get on track with Matt Ryan and the starters managing just 96 total yards in the first half while going 0-for-5 on third down and 0 for 1 on the red zone. Dropped passed, a big issue for the Falcons last year, plagued them again, with rookie WR Calvin Ridley having multiple drops. Although the playbook is limited in the preseason, Falcons still can't feel good about not scoring a touchdown. Defense created a couple turnovers but didn't play consistent and didn't bring consistent pressure up front. Now, time for the Falcons to regroup and get Julio Jones, Devonta Freeman back in the offensive flow in preparation for the Sept. 6 season opener at Philadelphia. Defense also needs to get Deion Jones, Desmond Trufant, and Ricardo Allen back in the mix after they sat out Saturday.

Falcons fall 17-6 to Jaguars in third preseason game. Offense simply didn't get on track with Matt Ryan and the starters managing just 96 total yards …

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GALLERY: Top photos from Falcons vs. Jaguars preseason game

Matt Ryan<p>Aug 25, 2018; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) stands on the sideline…<p>Aug 25, 2018; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) stands on the sideline during the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory …

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Top Five Falcons Rookies So Far This Preseason

Falcons haven’t yet won a preseason game so far this year, but that hasn’t stopped these players from achieving their dreams of making the 53 man …

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Falcons CB Desmond Trufant ruled out vs. Jaguars

Add another name to the list of Falcons starters who will not be playing tonight against the Jaguars.<p>According to a release on the team website, cornerback Desmond Trufant is sitting out. Trufant joins wide receiver Julio Jones, running back Devonta Freeman, guard Ben Garland, receiver/returner …

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Dan Quinn says Falcons starters will play 3-4 series vs. Jaguars

The third week of the preseason provides a nice change of pace from an otherwise intolerable slog towards the regular season. Starters usually play the entire first half and the games might actually be confused for real NFL competition on occasion.<p>Tonight, the Falcons get their annual dress …

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Falcons' Matt Bryant to kick vs Jaguars, Desmond Trufant ruled out

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Falcons announced that kicker Matt Bryant will be active for the first time this season as they face the Jacksonville …

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Five things to watch when the Falcons play the Jaguars on Saturday night

The Falcons have a stiff test in their third exhibition game, the so-called dress rehearsal for the regular season.<p>The Falcons (0-2) play the Jaguars …

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In total, the Falcons have ruled out six players for Saturday's third preseason game vs. the Jaguars: WR Julio Jones, RB Devonta Freeman, LB Deion Jones, FS Ricardo Allen, WR Marvin Hall, and OG Ben Garland. The latter four are all injury related. CB Desmond Trufant and K Matt Bryant are game-time decisions. Will be interesting to see how Damontae Kazee fares in place of Allen and how Hall's absence affects the return situation, with Hall in the mix on both kickoff and punt returns. There are still doubts about whether the Falcons should allow rookie first-round draft pick Calvin Ridley to handle kickoff returns, considering the increased injury risk, although coach Dan Quinn expressed no worries. The final preseason game at home vs. Miami next week is typically a showcase of guys trying to make the roster or practice squad, so don't expect to see the top players until Week 1 vs. the Eagles.

In total, the Falcons have ruled out six players for Saturday's third preseason game vs. the Jaguars: WR Julio Jones, RB Devonta Freeman, LB Deion …

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3 more Falcons players ruled out for Jaguars preseason game

The third week of the preseason is generally called the dress rehearsal game because it most closely resembles NFL competition and starters often play into the second half. It sounds like the Atlanta Falcons are much more interested in keeping their core players healthy and rested than a regular …

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Injury report: Allen to be held out against Jaguars

Falcons free safety Ricardo Allen was added to the list of players who will not play in the third exhibition game against the Jaguars at 7 p.m. …

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Julio Jones checks in on Ryan-Ramsey controversy

FLOWERY BRANCH —<p>Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones gave his take on Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey calling quarterback Matt Ryan “overrated” in a …

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Questions about the Matt Ryan’s decisions, uniforms, Vic Beasley’s production, nicknames, Greg Knapp’s role, and more

Welcome to Straight from the ’Beek! The Falcons are preparing to square off against the Jaguars on Saturday night in what will be their third …

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Julio Jones checks-in on the Ramsey-Ryan controversy

Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones gave his take on Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey calling quarterback Matt Ryan “overrated” in a magazine article on …

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STS - Falcons Desmond Trufant signed and game issued Falcons jersey (November 27, 2016)

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