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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 DL Anderson embracing role

Posted Aug. 18, 2010 @ 1:35 a.m. ET
It doesn't look like he will ever become the top-tier pass rusher the Falcons thought they were getting in the 2007 draft, but the team still seems confident that Jamaal Anderson can be a very useful piece on the ...

Falcons DT Babineaux suspended

Posted Aug. 03, 2010 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
The NFL has suspended Falcons DT Jonathan Babineaux one game for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

Falcons' pass-rush pressure issue to watch

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 8:22 p.m. ET
Mustering more of a pass rush — both off the edge as well as inside — might be just the ticket for overall defensive improvement for the Falcons, who are coming off back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in franchise history.

Falcons agree to terms with Weatherspoon

Posted July 29, 2010 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
Falcons rookie OLB Sean Weatherspoon will be reporting to training camp on Friday with a five-year contract.

There’s something about Harry

Posted July 25, 2010 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
Falcons WR Harry Douglas is a supersleeper to take a flier on late in fantasy football drafts, writes PFW's Dan Parr.

NFC South training-camp reports

Posted July 25, 2010 @ 11:27 a.m. ET
In the seventh chapter of our training-camp reports, we look at the NFC South teams, including a Panthers team led defensively by LB Jon Beason.

Mysterious knee could limit Falcons DT Jerry in camp

Posted July 23, 2010 @ 10:17 a.m. ET
There has been speculation that Falcons DT Peria Jerry's recovery from knee surgery is not moving as quickly as the team anticipated.

Falcons sign fifth-round pick Meier

Posted July 16, 2010 @ 5 p.m. ET
The Falcons have signed fifth-round WR Kerry Meier to a four-year contract.

Falcons’ RCB battle wide open

Posted July 15, 2010 @ 11:27 a.m. ET
The Falcons will have at least four players competing for the starting job at right cornerback in training camp, and this is a legitimate battle.

Texans, Falcons hoping to get over hump

Posted July 15, 2010 @ 9:12 a.m. ET
With Houston and Atlanta being the highest-rated teams not to make the playoffs last season, NFList examines how other recent "near-miss" clubs fared the following season.

Falcons LB James suspended

Posted July 08, 2010 @ 2:52 p.m. ET
The NFL has suspended Falcons LB Robert James for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances, a league spokesperson announced Thursday.

Falcons' Robinson says teammates are buying into confident approach

Posted July 02, 2010 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
As the Falcons' defense looks to improve on its 21st ranking from last season, CB Dunta Robinson, the team's top offseason addition, shared his thoughts on what it will take for the unit to succeed.

Falcons sign rookie OG Johnson

Posted June 19, 2010 @ 6:53 p.m. ET
The Falcons signed OG Mike Johnson, one of their third-round picks in the 2010 draft, on Saturday.

Falcons preparing Weatherspoon to play strong- and weak-side ’backer

Posted June 16, 2010 @ 12:55 p.m. ET
Falcons first-round pick Sean Weatherspoon has drawn positive reviews from coaches and observers through OTAs and minicamps, and it appears that, at the minimum, he'll be involved in the team's nickel package on defense.

Falcons sign draft picks Hawley, Franks

Posted June 15, 2010 @ 5:31 p.m. ET
The Falcons signed two of their draft picks and waived four players Tuesday.

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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