Robert Alford

The Atlanta Falcons defense is a work in progress

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 06: Cornerback Desmond Trufant<p>The Falcons defense is a solid collection of talent. In this article, we take an in-depth …

NFL

Thomas Dimitroff and the well-oiled front office machine

Through careful planning and number crunching, Thomas Dimitroff and the front office have been able to re-sign everyone.The Atlanta Falcons have made …

NFL

NFL Preseason: 5 rookies to watch for Friday night

Which NFL rookies will stand out on Friday night as the preseason rolls on?<p>After the fist set of NFL preseason games on Thursday night we have four …

Football (U.S.)

Falcons 2018 training camp: Recap, highlights from Tuesday's practice

Aug 08,2018<p>There’s only a handful of training camp practices left and a few days before the Falcons’ first preseason game of the year.<p>Here’s a recap of what went down during today’s practice.<p>Matt Ryan, Austin Hooper locked in<p>Third-year tight end Austin Hooper went to work with Matt Ryan very early …

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Falcons agrees to three-year extension with Ricardo Allen

The Atlanta Falcons have followed up their huge Jake Matthews extension by locking up another important piece of their young core. The Falcons have …

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Training Camp Practice, Day 2

Julio Jones

Best dressed arrivals to Falcons training camp

Falcons players reported for the start of AT&T Training Camp on Thursday afternoon. Here’s a look at some of the best dressed players.<p><b>Andy …

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The Atlanta Falcons Will Have the NFL’s Best Defense in 2018

If Keanu Neal intercepts that Nick Foles pass towards the end of the first half instead of ricocheting it off of his knee into Torrey Smith’s arms, …

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Falcons secondary could become NFL's next 'Legion of Boom'

Jul 11,2018<p><i>“Broke up? Like a band? Like the Beatles?”</i><p>The Avengers were in bad shape when last we saw them but at least they have a sequel coming next year to be hopeful about. As for the Legion of Boom, there’s no coming back.<p>Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas led what may go down as …

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Velkovska, Alford Make Up 2018 SLU Athletics Hall of Fame Class - Southeastern Louisiana University

<b>HAMMOND, La. –</b> Former Southeastern Louisiana student-athletes Robert Alford (football) and Iva Velkovska (tennis) comprise the 2018 SLU Athletics …

College Sports

Falcons' Isaiah Oliver: Expected to compete for starting role

Oliver has been playing as a right outside cornerback for the majority of the Falcons' offseason program thus far, and has a legitimate opportunity …

Football (U.S.)

New Falcons safety Ron Parker: Coming to Atlanta is ‘a great fit’

Parker spent the past five seasons with the Chiefs, starting every game over the past three seasons. In his five years with the Chiefs, Parker …

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Alvin Kamara, Anthony Davis snag ESPY nominations | NOLA.com

Alvin Kamara and Anthony Davis will be in the company of several top athletes and teams next month in Los Angeles.<p>The two New Orleans sports stars …

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Atlanta Falcons: Who To Pay, Tevin Coleman or Grady Jarrett?

The Atlanta Falcons are eyeing an interesting dilemma in which they are trying to decide who to hand a long-term contract extension. Let’s make a …

NFL

Five things we learned at Falcons’ OTA

The Falcons are the halfway point of Organized Team Activities (OTAs) now, with five sessions remaining.<p>On Wednesday, they went to a workout that …

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Former Lions Teuhema, Lyons Sign NFL Free Agent Deals

HAMMOND, La. – Former Southeastern Louisiana football standouts Sione Teuhema and Max Lyons will look to continue their playing careers in the …

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Isaiah Oliver, Colorado Buffaloes cornerback, selected by Atlanta Falcons in second round of NFL draft

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — The Atlanta Falcons bolstered their secondary in the second round of the NFL draft Friday night, selecting Colorado cornerback …

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5 things to know about the Falcons on Thursday

[cmg_cinesport url="http://cinesport.ajc.com/embed/ajc-nfl-atlanta-falcons/d-led-falcons-focus-home/"]<p>The AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter & Noah …

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Falcons held private workout with Louisville cornerback Jaire Alexander

The Falcons, who hold the 26th pick in the NFL draft, held a private workout with highly rated Louisville corner Jaire Alexander over the weekend, …

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CB Bethel agrees to terms with Falcons

Cornerback Justin Bethel agreed to terms on a contract with the Atlanta Falcons, the team announced on Saturday.<p>Bethel has earned three Pro Bowl …

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Falcons still plan to give Ricardo Allen a new extension

Allen signed a 2nd-round tender, but that's not the Falcons' ultimate plan.<p>Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said his top priority …

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Falcons tender S Ricardo Allen

The Falcons have placed a second-round tender on restricted free-agent safety Ricardo Allen worth $2.91MM, according to Vaughan McLure of ESPN. …

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Top three offseason needs: Atlanta Falcons

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports<p>In advance of March 14, the start of free agency in the NFL, Pro Football Rumors will detail each team’s three most …

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Five Falcons made the Pro Football Focus Top 101 for 2017

None of the names will surprise you.Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, Alex Mack, Grady Jarrett, and Deion Jones were more or less indisputably five of the best …

Football (U.S.)

Eagles should worry more about Falcons' defense than offense

Eagles should worry more about Falcons' defense than offense<p>Yes, Matt Ryan is the NFL's reigning MVP. Yes, Julio Jones may be the best combination of …

Trains

Robert Alford breaks down Atlanta Falcons big win

Atlanta Falcons defensive back Robert Alford joins the heroes on the field at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum following their win over the Los …

NFL

Atlanta Falcons vs Los Angeles Rams - January 06, 2018 Play By Play | SI.com

1:48<p>NFL Mike Williams Is Providing Answers at Chargers Camp<p>After an injury-riddled rookie year, the seventh pick of the 2017 draft is showing signs …

Jared Goff

Atlanta Falcons act like they had been in the playoffs, and easily beat up the LA Rams 26 to 13

Man, I was worried. I’ve seen too many Falcons teams in the playoffs. When one of the teams is a “major disappointment,” (thanks Chris Collinsworth), …

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Rams' season ends with a 26-13 loss to the playoff-tested Falcons in NFC wild-card game

Experience counts.<p>The Rams, making their first playoff appearance since 2004, found out the hard way on Saturday at the Coliseum.<p>The Atlanta Falcons, a year removed from their Super Bowl meltdown, muted the Rams' high-scoring offense and took advantage of special teams miscues en route to a 26-13 …

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Rams' Robert Woods has 'outstanding' playoff debut in loss to Falcons

Robert Woods had a big game in his playoff debut, catching nine passes for 142 yards in the Rams' 26-13 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday at the Coliseum.<p>"Robert Woods was outstanding tonight, being able to come through time and time again with some third downs, some crucial catches," Coach …

Sean McVay