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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 anticipate better start for offensive line

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 1:41 p.m. ET
The O-line still has to prove it will not be a weak link, but we hear the Falcons are feeling confident that the protection for Matt Ryan will be improved from a year ago.

Falcons bring back CB Franks, waive WR Toone

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
The Falcons have re-signed CB Dominique Franks, less than a week after he was cut by the team.

Franks, Zelenka among Falcons' cuts

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 6:30 p.m. ET
The Falcons announced their cuts to get down to the 53-man roster limit required by the league on Friday.

NFC South teams have questions at MLB spot

Posted Aug. 29, 2012 @ 7:51 p.m. ET
A tie binding each of the four NFC South teams is concern at middle linebacker, but how worried should they really be?

Falcons sign QB McCown, release QB Redman

Posted Aug. 28, 2012 @ 2:01 p.m. ET
The Falcons swapped backup quarterbacks on Tuesday, signing Luke McCown and releasing Chris Redman.

Falcons place DT Peters on injury list

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 12:28 p.m. ET
The Falcons got to the 75-player roster limit by placing DT Corey Peters on the reserve/non-football injury list and waiving QB John Parker Wilson.

Falcons waive eight players

Posted Aug. 25, 2012 @ 9:14 p.m. ET
The Falcons trimmed their roster Saturday, waiving eight players according to the team's website.

Left tackle giving Falcons reason to worry

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 12:02 p.m. ET
With Will Svitek out for the season, rookie Lamar Holmes is getting the first crack at showing he’s up to the task of backing up the oft-injured Sam Baker.

Falcons OT Svitek out for season

Posted Aug. 20, 2012 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
Falcons backup OLT Will Svitek will miss the 2012 season with an arm injury, head coach Mike Smith announced Monday.

Odds speak to soaring expectations for Falcons' Jones

Posted Aug. 16, 2012 @ 3:36 p.m. ET
Much is expected from Falcons WR Julio Jones, and his odds of winning the receiving-yards title at one Nevada sportsbook reflect those high hopes.

Falcons among narrow Week One favorites

Posted Aug. 14, 2012 @ 2:34 p.m. ET
PFW's Mike Wilkening offers his take on four Week One games where linemakers have separated a pair of teams by less than three points.

Injuries plague Falcons' defense up the middle

Posted Aug. 12, 2012 @ 2:22 p.m. ET
The return of DT Corey Peters, Atlanta’s top interior D-lineman last season, is not imminent.

Falcons FB Ewing tears ACL

Posted Aug. 10, 2012 @ 5:01 p.m. ET
Falcons FB Bradie Ewing tore his ACL in Thursday’s preseason opener and will miss the 2012 season, ESPN's Josina Anderson first reported.

Falcons, Titans pleased with scrimmage

Posted Aug. 06, 2012 @ 8:52 p.m. ET
The Titans and Falcons scrimmaged Monday in Dalton, Ga., and both head coaches seemed pleased with what was accomplished.

Concerns about Falcons O-line a fantasy factor

Posted Aug. 05, 2012 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
The uncertainty about the Falcons' offensive line ought to be in the back of fantasy owners' minds when it is time to craft a strategy for drafts.

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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