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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 awaiting ruling from league on Babineaux

Posted June 09, 2010 @ 2:35 p.m. ET
The Falcons are still awaiting word from the league on whether DT Jonathan Babineaux will be disciplined for violating the league's personal-conduct policy.

Falcons sign third-round pick Peters

Posted June 08, 2010 @ 2:26 p.m. ET
The Falcons signed third-round pick Corey Peters on Tuesday, the team announced.

Atlanta's savior in the secondary

Posted June 02, 2010 @ 10:12 a.m. ET
The Falcons are beaming over offseason acquisition CB Dunta Robinson, who is expected to make a big difference in the team's pass defense this year.

Robinson enjoying 'smooth' transition to Falcons

Posted May 28, 2010 @ 9:58 a.m. ET
Atlanta recently wrapped up its second round of OTAs and CB Dunta Robinson, who signed with the Falcons on the opening weekend of free agency, said the transition to a new team has been smooth thus far.

Bird watching

Posted May 17, 2010 @ 10:03 a.m. ET
The Falcons could be up to the task of dethroning the Saints in a division known for parity, writes PFW's Dan Parr.

Falcons DE Anderson expected to continue in hybrid role

Posted May 12, 2010 @ 6:14 p.m. ET
Falcons DE Jamaal Anderson is again expected to play his more natural position, left defensive end, in the base defense before moving inside to tackle when Atlanta uses its nickel package, as he did last season. Yet, it wouldn't ...

TE Gonzalez says Falcons 'underachieved' last season

Posted April 29, 2010 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
TE Tony Gonzalez, who is heading into his second season with Atlanta, told PFW he expects better results from the Falcons in 2010.

2010 draft choices by team: Falcons

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 11:51 p.m. ET
Here are the players who were chosen by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2010 NFL draft.

Falcons make odd choice with selection of DT Peters

Posted April 23, 2010 @ 9:46 p.m. ET
It's hard to figure out why the Falcons passed on a pass rusher with their first third-round pick.

Falcons fill need at weak-side ’backer with Weatherspoon

Posted April 22, 2010 @ 10:10 p.m. ET
The Falcons didn't take the most conventional route to solving their biggest problem by taking Missouri's Sean Weatherspoon, but they did fill a big need.

Falcons have several options at corner spot opposite Robinson

Posted April 22, 2010 @ 11:47 a.m. ET
The Falcons landed a talented, expensive cornerback when they signed Dunta Robinson in March, and there could be an intriguing training-camp battle to decide who gets the starting spot opposite him.

Four Falcons sign tenders

Posted April 15, 2010 @ 5:02 p.m. ET
OT Tyson Clabo, OG Harvey Dahl, OL Quinn Ojinnaka and RB Jason Snelling signed their restricted free-agent tenders Thursday.

Falcons expected to address pass rush with top pick

Posted April 08, 2010 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
The Falcons have been very quiet since signing CB Dunta Robinson last month, but they still have needs to fill and are expected to use their first-round draft pick on a defensive end or outside linebacker.

Falcons RB Turner's workload will be monitored closely

Posted March 26, 2010 @ 3 p.m. ET
Michael Turner is still the workhorse in the Falcons' backfield, but head coach Mike Smith will be keeping a close eye on his number of carries.

Falcons sign Giordano, release Hill

Posted March 16, 2010 @ 3:01 p.m. ET
The Falcons announced two roster moves 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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