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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 looking for pass-rush specialist to emerge

Posted July 29, 2012 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
The Falcons' search for a pass-rush specialist to work into the DE rotation has been going on for years.

Falcons release OG Manuwai

Posted July 28, 2012 @ 7:19 p.m. ET
The Falcons announced the release of OG Vince Manuwai on Saturday.

Falcons release LB Tatupu

Posted July 25, 2012 @ 8:02 p.m. ET
The Falcons released MLB Lofa Tatupu on Wednesday, the club announced.

Is Falcons' Dent ready for starting role?

Posted July 24, 2012 @ 5:07 p.m. ET
With Lofa Tatupu out for the season with a pectoral injury, Akeem Dent is in line to become the Falcons' starter at middle linebacker.

Falcons LB Tatupu out for the season

Posted July 24, 2012 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
Falcons LB Lofa Tatupu will miss the entire 2012 season after suffering a pectoral injury during a workout.

Falcons sign LB Peterson

Posted July 23, 2012 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
The Falcons brought back veteran LB Mike Peterson, the team announced Monday.

Turner can't be completely dismissed on draft day

Posted July 23, 2012 @ 10:42 a.m. ET
PFW's Mike Wilkening isn't jumping off Falcons RB Michael Turner's bandwagon just yet.

NFC South training-camp reports

Posted July 22, 2012 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly's preview of what to expect from the Falcons, Panthers, Saints and Buccaneers in training camp.

Falcons LB Tatupu suffers pectoral injury

Posted July 21, 2012 @ 12:14 p.m. ET
Falcons LB Lofa Tatupu suffered a pectoral injury while working out, head coach Mike Smith announced.

Falcons expecting Baker to return to pre-2011 form

Posted July 14, 2012 @ 12:51 p.m. ET
To fill one of the most critical jobs on offense, the Falcons are expecting OLT Sam Baker to put forth one of his best seasons.

Mike Smith sees lots of Falcons in Chiefs

Posted July 12, 2012 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
Falcons head coach Mike Smith sees a lot of similarities between his team and the Chiefs, their Week One opponent in Kansas City.

Falcons have void to fill on special teams

Posted July 09, 2012 @ 6:15 p.m. ET
Harry Douglas is one of the top candidates to replace Eric Weems, but the Falcons are going to hold a training-camp competition for the return jobs.

Falcons see opportunities for competition on D-line

Posted June 30, 2012 @ 11:19 a.m. ET
As he enters the final year of his rookie deal, time is running out for Falcons DE Lawrence Sidbury to show significant improvement.

Falcons agree with S Hope

Posted June 29, 2012 @ 8:07 p.m. ET
The Falcons have agreed to terms on a contract with former Titans S Chris Hope, the team said Friday. 

Former Falcons RB charged with DUI

Posted June 26, 2012 @ 1:08 p.m. ET
Former Falcons RB Jamal Anderson is facing a DUI charge after reportedly being pulled over in DeKalb County, Ga. early Sunday morning.

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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