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Atlanta Falcons (13-3-0)

McClure retires after 14 years with Falcons

Posted March 25, 2013 @ 3:03 p.m. ET
Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Monday that retiring C Todd McClure will have a new home in the team's Ring of Honor.

Gonzalez says he's returning to Falcons

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5 p.m. ET

SS Moore is staying with the Falcons

Posted March 09, 2013 @ 9:36 a.m. ET

Financing terms reached for new Falcons stadium

Posted March 07, 2013 @ 4:17 p.m. ET

Atlanta Falcons: 2013 team needs

Posted March 02, 2013 @ 2:50 p.m. ET

Falcons release Abraham, Robinson, Turner

Posted March 01, 2013 @ 11:06 a.m. ET

Ranking the NFL divisions for 2013

Posted Feb. 07, 2013 @ 4:06 p.m. ET

Falcons QB Ryan has sprained shoulder, out of Pro Bowl

Posted Jan. 21, 2013 @ 3:29 p.m. ET

49ers heading to Super Bowl after comeback win

Posted Jan. 20, 2013 @ 6:21 p.m. ET

Friday injury report for conference championships

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 6:03 p.m. ET


Ryan, Matt (QB)

Posted April 15, 2013 @ 1:16 p.m.
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.

Umenyiora, Osi (DE)

Posted March 27, 2013 @ 9:06 p.m.
The Atlanta Falcons have found a replacement for John Abraham by reaching an agreement with free-agent defensive end Osi Umenyiora on a two-year contract. Terms of the deal weren't released. Umenyiora's agent, Tom Condon, couldn't be immediately reached for comment. The Falcons released the 34-year-old Abraham, who led the team with 10 sacks in 2012, on March 1.
With the 31-year-old Umenyiora, the Falcons have a slightly younger replacement at defensive end. Umenyiora had only six sacks for the Giants in 2012. He had a career-high 14 1/2 sacks in 2005, but has reached double figures in only one of the last four years - 11 1/2 in 2010. Umenyiora, a two-time Pro Bowl selection, was a second-round pick by New York in 2003.

Jackson, Steven (RB)

Posted March 14, 2013 @ 5:35 p.m.
The Atlanta Falcons have found their replacement for Michael Turner by agreeing to terms with free agent Steven Jackson on a three-year deal. The Falcons announced the agreement on Thursday, but did not release the terms.
The 30-year-old Jackson had 1,042 yards rushing and four touchdowns with the Rams last season. It was his eighth straight season with more than 1,000 yards rushing. Jackson has 10,135 yards rushing, the most of any active player. He set career highs with 1,528 yards rushing and 13 touchdowns with St. Louis in 2006.

Baker, Sam (T)

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 10:21 p.m.
The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a six-year contract with Sam Baker, bringing back another key play on a team that came up just short of the Super Bowl.
The deal with Baker was announced late Tuesday night. It was overshadowed by the big news of the day in Flowery Branch - tight end Tony Gonzalez has decided to come back for another season at age 37, after initially saying he was likely to retire.

Gonzalez, Tony (TE)

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 1:44 p.m.
Gonzalez, who has more catches than any tight end in NFL history, announced Tuesday he is returning to the Falcons for the 2013 season.
Gonzalez said during the season he was 95 percent sure he would retire after the 2012 season. His productive season made it difficult to stick with the retirement plan. Gonzalez, who turned 37 last month, led the Falcons with 93 catches for 930 yards and eight touchdowns. Each total set a high for his four seasons in Atlanta. He added 14 catches for 129 yards and two touchdowns in the team's two postseason games.


Team W L T PCT
Atlanta 13 3 0 0.813
Carolina 7 9 0 0.438
New Orleans 7 9 0 0.438
Tampa Bay 7 9 0 0.438


Wk Opp Date Result
16 @ Detroit 12/22/12 @ 8:30 p.m. W 31-18
17 Tampa Bay 12/30/12 @ 1 p.m. L 17-22
Post Bye Week
Post Seattle 1/13/13 @ 1 p.m. W 30-28
Post San Francisco 1/20/13 @ 3 p.m. L 24-28


Passing Ryan, Matt
Rushing Turner, Michael
Receiving White, Roddy
Defense Weatherspoon, Sean


Day Player Pos Info Status
Fri Owens, Chris CB hamstring Full Participation in Practice
Fri Nicholas, Stephen LB foot Full Participation in Practice
Fri Moore, William S hand Full Participation in Practice
Fri Babineaux, Jonathan DT shoulder Limited Participation in Practice
Fri Abraham, John DE ankle Limited Participation in Practice


Player Date Info Status
Owens, Chris 1/20/13 hamstring Probable
Nicholas, Stephen 1/20/13 foot Probable
Moore, William 1/20/13 hand Probable
Babineaux, Jonathan 1/20/13 shoulder Questionable
Abraham, John 1/20/13 ankle Questionable
Abraham, John 1/13/13 ankle Questionable
Mitchell, Charles 1/13/13 calf Questionable
Moore, William 1/13/13 hamstring Probable
Owens, Chris 1/13/13 hamstring Out
Robinson, Dunta 1/13/13 head Probable


Player Date Details
Baker, Sam 3/12/13 declared free agent
Baker, Sam 3/12/13 re-signed/unrestricted free agent - Six-year contract (through 2018)
Grimes, Brent 3/12/13 declared free agent
McClure, Todd 3/12/13 declared free agent
Hope, Chris 3/12/13 declared free agent
Cox, Mike 3/12/13 declared free agent
Gonzalez, Tony 3/12/13 declared free agent
Svitek, Will 3/12/13 declared free agent
McCown, Luke 3/12/13 declared free agent
Peterson, Mike 3/12/13 declared free agent