FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons coach Dan Quinn said center Alex Mack will play at Houston after practicing for the first time this week, but Atlanta got some bad news when punter Matt Bosher...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee practiced Saturday for the first time since tearing three ligaments in his left knee last preseason.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars don't expect left tackle Cam Robinson and receiver Marqise Lee to be ready for the season opener.
NEW YORK (AP) — Dallas Cowboys star running Ezekiel Elliott has been fined $26,739 for unnecessary roughness for leading with his helmet and making contact with the Eagles' Corey Graham in a Week 14 game.
The fine, announced by the NFL on Saturday, makes Elliott the first offensive player docked money under the league's new helmet rule. Elliott's act came in the fourth quarter and was replayed several times on TV.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons linebacker Deion Jones has been ruled out of Thursday night's game at the New Orleans Saints.
Jones came off injured reserve last week after missing two months with a broken right foot. He was inactive against Dallas last Sunday.
Coach Dan Quinn said earlier in the week the goal was to have Jones regain full confidence in his foot so he could take advantage of his full potential.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have placed free safety Ricardo Allen on season-ending injured reserve with a torn Achilles tendon.
Allen was carted off the field in last Sunday's overtime loss to New Orleans, becoming the third defensive starter to go down for Atlanta. Strong safety Keanu Neal tore his ACL in the opener and is out for the year. Linebacker Deion Jones underwent foot surgery and is sidelined until at least Nov. 18.
NEW YORK (AP) — Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo was fined $53,482 by the NFL on Friday for his hit during a play in Minnesota's tie at Green Bay last weekend.
Sendejo was penalized 15 yards for unnecessary roughness after tackling Packers wide receiver Davante Adams in the third quarter. The safety knocked into Adams with his right shoulder just after Xavier Rhodes made initial contact.
ATLANTA (AP) — The quarterback took off running, only to find three defenders waiting for him at the goal line.
No problem. He simply ran right over them.
Nope, Matt Ryan.
Ryan threw a pair of scoring passes, which wasn't all that unusual, and also ran for two touchdowns for the first time in his career, leading the Atlanta Falcons to a 31-24 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
"I can't remember the last time I had two TDs," Ryan said with a smile.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons will look at their current roster to replace Keanu Neal, the safety who will miss the remainder of the season after tearing a ligament in his left knee Thursday night in an 18-12 opening loss at Philadelphia .
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without their top receiver for the second straight year.
Marqise Lee will have season-ending knee surgery and be placed on injured reserve, coach Doug Marrone said Monday.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars might have lost their No. 1 receiver for the season.
Marqise Lee, who led the team in receptions in 2017, injured his left knee in a 17-6 victory against Atlanta in the preseason Saturday night and could be out for the year.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee, who led the team in receptions in 2017, injured his left knee in an exhibition game against Atlanta on Saturday.
Lee was carted off the field after Falcons cornerback Damontae Kazee twisted his leg making a tackle. Lee fumbled on the play, but it was overturned because Kazee was flagged for tackling with his helmet.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have signed first-rounder Takk McKinley and three more draft picks — linebacker Duke Riley, running back Brian Hill and tight end Eric Saubert.
The Falcons have signed all six draft picks before Friday's start of their rookie minicamp. The team previously signed offensive guard Sean Harlow of Oregon State and safety Damontae Kazee of San Diego State.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have signed two of this year's draft picks, offensive guard Sean Harlow and safety Damontae Kazee.
Harlow was a fourth-round pick from Oregon State. Kazee was a fifth-round pick from San Diego State.
Harlow will have a chance to compete for the starting job at right guard left vacant by the retirement of Chris Chester.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Falcons added depth on offense during the last day of the NFL draft, picking a guard, a running back and a tight end to complement a unit that led the league in scoring last season.
Atlanta also added a cornerback, but Saturday was mostly about building depth around quarterback Matt Ryan, the league's MVP.
Oregon State guard Sean Harlow was picked in the fourth round. Running back Brian Hill of Wyoming and tight end Eric Saubert of Drake were taken in the fifth.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — San Diego State was well-represented when the Mountain West released its award winners, with running back Donnel Pumphrey named offensive player of the year, defensive back Damontae Kazee earning defensive accolades and return specialist Rashaad Penny honored for special teams.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego State is favored by seven points against California on Saturday night, an indication of how far the Aztecs have come under coach Rocky Long.
Now they need to follow through and beat the Golden Bears to extend their winning streak to 12 games and perhaps gain some strong national respect.
The Aztecs believe they have something special this year behind senior running back Donnel Pumphrey and senior cornerback Damontae Kazee.