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Atlanta Falcons


Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan - #2 - QB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 217 lbs.
Birthday 05/17/1985
Birthplace Exton, PA
College Boston College
Years played 6
Drafted 2008, 1st round, 3rd pick by Falcons

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rating Yds TD
99.1 4719 32

Falcons sign four rookies

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 5:02 p.m. ET
The Falcons agreed to terms with four members of their draft class on Thursday.

Falcons re-sign pair of LBs

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 11:14 a.m. ET
The Falcons announced Thursday they agreed to a five-year deal to re-sign LB Stephen Nicholas. The team also re-signed LB Mike Peterson.

Report: Falcons re-sign OLB Nicholas

Posted July 27, 2011 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
The Falcons have re-signed OLB Stephen Nicholas, keeping one of their key defenders in the lineup.

Top 10 questions for Falcons to answer

Posted July 18, 2011 @ 5:39 p.m. ET
The Falcons are worthy of preseason hype, but PFW's Dan Parr says there is also reason to temper optimism about the team's chances of breaking through and making a deep playoff run.

Falcons TE Gonzalez prepares for life after football

Posted July 05, 2011 @ 10:12 a.m. ET
Heading into his 15th NFL season, Tony Gonzalez says there's only one thing that will guarantee this will be his last year in the league — a Super Bowl title.

Gonzalez: Ryan ready to join rare category of QBs

Posted July 02, 2011 @ 10:59 a.m. ET
Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez tells PFW there's no doubt in his mind that Matt Ryan is capable of leading Atlanta to a title this season.

NFC South best bets to break through in 2011

Posted June 23, 2011 @ 9:03 a.m. ET
PFW identifies four players from the NFC South who are ready for coming-out parties in 2011 (clockwise from left) — Sean Weatherspoon, David Gettis, Gerald McCoy and Jonathan Casillas.  

Charges against Falcons CB Owens dropped

Posted June 22, 2011 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
Domestic violence charges against Falcons CB Chris Owens have been dropped.

Falcons' Ryan, Jones establishing connection in workouts

Posted June 18, 2011 @ 5:09 p.m. ET
The reviews of Falcons rookie WR Julio Jones' performance at player-organized workouts have been very positive.

Falcons promote Polk

Posted June 16, 2011 @ 10:02 a.m. ET
The Falcons promoted DeJuan Polk to coordinator of pro scouting on Thursday.

Report: Falcons CB Owens trashed ex's apartment

Posted June 15, 2011 @ 12:31 p.m. ET
Falcons CB Chris Owens is being investigated by suburban Atlanta police for trashing the apartment of his ex-girlfriend and destroying many of her valuable possessions.

Jones has earned respect of Falcons teammates, coaches

Posted June 11, 2011 @ 12:08 p.m. ET
The Falcons believe that big, physical WR Julio Jones will be able to provide some pop to the team's controlled passing game right away.

Blank says Smith likely to consider 'Hard Knocks' in future

Posted June 02, 2011 @ 3:30 p.m. ET
Falcons owner Arthur Blank told PFW last week that he is open to considering an appearance on "Hard Knocks" in future years and he doesn't think head coach Mike Smith will automatically dismiss doing the show.

Report: Falcons' front office takes minor pay cuts

Posted May 26, 2011 @ 12:02 p.m. ET
The Falcons have implemented minor payroll reductions to members of the front office, according to Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Falcons counting on more from Weatherspoon

Posted May 20, 2011 @ 5:48 p.m. ET
We hear the Falcons believe they were a better, more active defense early in the 2010 season when SLB Sean Weatherspoon was healthy and they expect he'll provide more of a boost in Year Two.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted April 15, 2013
Ryan says he is not focusing on contract talks as he appears destined to become the NFL's next $100 million quarterback. General manager Thomas Dimitroff says the Falcons hope to finalize a new deal with Ryan before the season.||||||| Drew Brees, Tony Romo and Joe Flacco have recently signed five- or six-year deals worth at least $100 million. As the most recent Super Bowl winner, Flacco became the game's highest-paid player with his $120.6 million deal.
Posted Jan. 21, 2013
Ryan sprained his left shoulder in the closing minutes of the NFC championship game and won't be able to play in Sunday's Pro Bowl.||||||| Coach Mike Smith says Ryan will need three to four weeks to recover from the injury, which was described as a sprained AC joint to the non-throwing shoulder. No surgery is required.
Posted Jan. 21, 2013
Ryan passed for 396 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's NFC title game loss to the 49ers.||||||| Ryan also lost a fumbled snap and threw an interception as the Falcons were shut out in the second half.
Posted Dec. 23, 2012
Ryan matched a career high with four touchdown passes in Saturday's 31-18 win at Detroit.||||||| Ryan was 25 of 32 for 279 yards without a turnover. His 31 TD passes are a career high and he could be the league MVP. The Falcons have nothing to play for next week against the Bucs so monitor the situation closely.
Posted Dec. 17, 2012
Ryan completed 23 of 28 passes (82.1 percent) for 270 yards and three touchdowns in Atlanta's win against the Giants on Sunday.||||||| Ryan's 142.6 passer rating on Sunday was the second highest of his career.

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