Peria Jerry will make his first start since Week Two of his rookie season when the Falcons play the Bears on Sunday.
Look for the Bears to get creative to test the Falcons' young blockers on the interior offensive line.
Containing Falcons DEs John Abraham and Ray Edwards will be a tough test for the Bears' young offensive tackles.
In the inaugural edition of "The First Fifteen," we look at the 15 most compelling story lines as we enter Week One.
Matt Ryan is coming off his best season and appears to have the necessary support, but Atlanta must win some playoff games to avoid serious disappointment.
The Falcons cut veteran defensive players LB Coy Wire and DE Chauncey Davis on Friday.
Chykie Brown returned an interception 65 yards for a touchdown and Baltimore scored the clincher after another Atlanta turnover, in a 21-7 Baltimore win.
The Falcons announced Thursday that Rich McKay has been promoted to president and CEO.
The Falcons are making a late-offseason push to re-structure their secondary, signing CB Kelvin Hayden on Wednesday.
The Falcons agreed to terms on a one-year deal with former Patriots S James Sanders Tuesday night, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported.
The Falcons signed C Brett Romberg on Tuesday and waived five players, getting their roster to 80 players.
Pittsburgh WR Antonio Brown continued his electrifying preseason, catching four passes for 137 yards and two touchdowns as the Steelers beat Atlanta 34-16 on Saturday night.
John Abraham, entering his 12th season and sixth with the Falcons, senses the hunger to get over the hump is greater than ever in Atlanta.
Neither David Garrard nor Blaine Gabbert led the Jaguars on a TD drive Friday night, but No. 3 QB Luke McCown did, and it was the difference in host Jacksonville's 15-13 win vs. Atlanta.
PFW asked Falcons DE John Abraham if he and his fellow defensive linemen are licking their chops as they prepare for the Bears' offensive line in Week One.