With his speed and leadership qualities, third-round pick Duke Riley has a chance to force his way into a starting role at weakside linebacker.
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With experience on offense and defense, many believe it's only a matter of time when Raheem Morris will get another shot to be a head coach.
Training camp preview: The NFC South
Falcons rookie linebacker Duke Riley has joined the first group of athletes to align with rapper Lil Wayne's sports offshoot Young Money.
Grady Jarrett and Dontari Poe anchor the defensive line, and an intense battle looms for the starting right guard spot on the offensive line.
Three key players will head into training camp coming off surgery, but Julio Jones and Desmond Trufant expect to be ready to go.
Matt Ryan fought through the memories of the Falcons' Super Bowl debacle to film a spot he hopes is indicative of his desire to reach the next level.
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, who has two years and $35 million left on his current deal, says he's not worried about his next contract.
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NFL MVP Matt Ryan to me on guys such as James Harden, Steph Curry signing guaranteed contracts that could value more than $200 million: "Basketball, man. Good times in the NBA."
Falcons TE Austin Hooper returned home to prepare for his second season by watching film and working with his QB to improve on a promising rookie year.
The Falcons have one of the NFL's best receiving corps, but there's one thing the Julio Jones-led unit did incredibly well last year that doesn't get talked about much.
The defending-champion Falcons will get the best shots from their division foes this season, with the Panthers and Bucs making big upgrades on offense.
The NFC South is home to some of the NFL's top playmakers, so competition to be the best is fierce. Our reporters make their picks for division MVP.
Smith's unit caught fire down the stretch last season, and his success during his stint in Atlanta should earn him another chance at some point.
Arguing that his quarterback's numbers should have him in a higher spot, the Falcons' Devonta Freeman takes issue with Matt Ryan's Top 100 ranking.
The Saints have gone 7-9 in each of the past three seasons under Sean Payton; another losing record could bring his tenure to an end.
Recovering from last year's collapse won't be easy, but the Falcons' core is strong enough to get them back to the big game some time in the next three years.
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58 days to the NFL season: The Atlanta Falcons led the NFL with 58 offensive touchdowns in 2016, the highest total of any team since the 2013 Denver Broncos. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Vic Beasley Jr. has the physical presence to be among the league sack leaders for years to come. Is he the NFC South's biggest rising star?
Atlanta has talent all over the field, but with new offensive and defensive coordinators entering this year, the Falcons have to wonder if that'll have an impact on their Super Bowl aspirations.
Devonta Freeman (Falcons) and Antonio Brown (Steelers) give each other a tip of the cap as they continue to amass impressive statistics.