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Josh Vaughan - #30 - RB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 0"/ 225 lbs.
Birthday 12/03/1986
Birthplace Richmond, VA
College Richmond
Years played 2

Falcons need to string together complete games

Posted Dec. 12, 2011 @ 7:27 p.m. ET
The Falcons appear to be headed back to the playoffs, but there's reason to temper the optimism about their future.

Falcons head coach Smith hospitalized with chest pain

Posted Dec. 11, 2011 @ 10:34 p.m. ET
Falcons head coach Mike Smith was taken off the team's charter plane and to the hospital for chest pain. It was not a heart attack and Smith is "resting comfortably."

Late heroics by Ryan leads Falcons to win

Posted Dec. 11, 2011 @ 5:11 p.m. ET
Matt Ryan led Atlanta to another comeback victory over the Carolina Panthers, keeping the Falcons in the playoff chase with a 31-23 victory.

McClure: Falcons still need to find out 'who we are'

Posted Dec. 09, 2011 @ 11:30 a.m. ET
C Todd McClure has been with the Falcons through ups and downs over the years, and Atlanta has experienced a good share of both in 2011.

The First Fifteen: Week 14

Posted Dec. 06, 2011 @ 1:42 p.m. ET
Cowboys-Giants could change the tide in the NFC East; the Saints and Packers face unfamiliar AFC foes; and lots more in this early look at Week 14.

Falcons bumbling into final stretch

Posted Dec. 05, 2011 @ 3:44 p.m. ET
Crucial errors from players the Falcons have made major investments in set the team back in a 17-10 loss to the Texans in Week 13.

Shorts and Shells: Week 13

Posted Dec. 05, 2011 @ 4:09 a.m. ET
Aaron Rodgers' great finish; Leslie Frazier's poor coaching move; the year of the breakout pass catcher; and plenty more from a busy Week 13.

Texans get sixth straight win, beat Falcons 17-10

Posted Dec. 04, 2011 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
Rookie T.J. Yates threw a touchdown pass in his first NFL start, Arian Foster rushed for 111 yards and Houston overcame another hamstring injury to Andre Johnson to beat Atlanta 17-10 on Sunday.

Ryan's steady hand guiding Falcons

Posted Dec. 02, 2011 @ 9:40 p.m. ET
The Falcons' confidence in QB Matt Ryan has never been greater heading into the final stretch of the playoff race.

Falcons CB Grimes to miss time after knee surgery

Posted Nov. 30, 2011 @ 10:22 p.m. ET
Falcons head coach Mike Smith said Wednesday that starting CB Brent Grimes will be sidelined for an undetermined amount of time after minor knee surgery.

The First Fifteen: Week 13

Posted Nov. 29, 2011 @ 2:42 p.m. ET
If he's healthy, Troy Polamalu and the Steelers will have another chance to take down Andy Dalton and the Bengals; plus the rest of the Week 13 action.

Backs have little room to run against Falcons

Posted Nov. 28, 2011 @ 2:34 p.m. ET
OLB Sean Weatherspoon's improvement this season has helped the Falcons' stout run defense.

Ryan throws three TDs as Falcons hold off Vikings

Posted Nov. 27, 2011 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
Matt Ryan tossed three touchdown passes and the Atlanta defense came through with a goal-line stand after Percy Harvin's 104-yard kickoff return, preserving a 24-14 victory over the Vikings on Sunday.

Vikings-Falcons matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 24, 2011 @ 11:44 a.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Falcons game.

Backup duty suiting Falcons DT Jerry

Posted Nov. 23, 2011 @ 9:05 p.m. ET
Third-year veteran DT Peria Jerry started the first four games of the season, but he has been coming off the bench since Week Five.


Posted Dec. 01, 2010
Vaughan was waived Wednesday to make room for Rob Petitti.||||||| Petitti was signed to add depth to the Panthers' banged-up offensive line. He was cut by the Panthers in September.