ARIZONA CARDINALS (3-13)
New faces: Head coach Kliff Kingsbury, QB Kyler Murray, LB Terrell Suggs, OL J.R. Sweezy, OL Marcus Gilbert, CB Tramaine Brock, LB Jordan Hicks, CB Robert Alford, CB...
ATLANTA FALCONS (7-9)
New faces: OG James Carpenter, OG Jamon Brown, DE Adrian Clayborn, SS J.J. Wilcox, S Chris Cooper, S Afolabi Laguda, DE Chris Odom, DT Tyeler Davison, OT John Wetzel,...
ARIZONA CARDINALS (3-13)
OPEN CAMP: July 25, Tempe, Arizona
LAST YEAR: Cardinals had one of worst seasons in franchise history under first year coach Steve Wilks. Arizona struggled...
ATLANTA FALCONS (7-9)
OPEN CAMP: July 22, Flowery Branch, Georgia
LAST YEAR: Atlanta closed season with three straight wins that came far too late to save lost season. Coach Dan Quinn...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have bolstered a thin position by moving up in the fourth round to select cornerback Kendall Sheffield from Ohio State in the NFL draft.
ATLANTA FALCONS (7-9)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: G Andy Levitre; G Ben Garland; G Zane Beadles; RB Tevin Coleman; DE Derrick Shelby; DE Bruce Irvin; DT Terrell McClain; CB Justin Bethel; CB...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Falcons have agreed to a one-year contract extension with backup cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson.
Wreh-Wilson has played in 12 games, including one start, since...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have released defensive end Brooks Reed, trimming a third veteran from the roster in three days.
Thursday's release of Reed, who started eight of 16 games this season, followed the cuts of cornerback Robert Alford and kicker Matt Bryant. Alford signed with Arizona on Thursday.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals signed cornerback Robert Alford to a three-year contract Thursday, two days after he was released by the Atlanta Falcons.
The 30-year-old Alford spent six seasons with the Falcons, starting all 15 games he appeared in last season. He started the last 76 games he appeared in.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have released cornerback Robert Alford, a second-round pick in 2013 who had 10 career interceptions but none this season.
The move, announced by the team on Tuesday night, could clear the way for Isaiah Oliver, a 2018 second-round pick, to start. As a rookie, Oliver cut into Alford's playing time.
Alford signed a four-year, $38 million contract extension after the 2016 season. His release will clear $7.9 million in cap space for the 2019 season.
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.
ATLANTA (AP) — Yet another last-minute loss might be the one that ends the Atlanta Falcons' playoff hopes.
Brett Maher's 42-yard field goal as time expired gave the Dallas Cowboys a 22-19 win over the Falcons on Sunday. Atlanta (4-6) has lost two straight after reviving its season with three straight wins.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons cornerback Robert Alford and kicker Matt Bryant missed practice for the third straight day and have been ruled for Sunday's game at Washington.
Coach Dan Quinn said rookie Isaiah Oliver will take Alford's spot. Oliver, a second-round draft pick from Colorado, makes his second career start.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons cornerback Robert Alford and kicker Matt Bryant have been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins after both missed practice for the third straight day.
Coach Dan Quinn said Friday that rookie Isaiah Oliver will take Alford's spot. Oliver, a second-round draft pick from Colorado, makes his second career start.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Injuries have piled up at a staggering rate for the Atlanta Falcons.
They've lost both starting safeties and both starting guards for the season. Their best linebacker, Deion Jones, won't return for another two weeks at the earliest.
Their top running back, Devonta Freeman, is out until December. Their placekicker and career franchise scoring leader, Matt Bryant, is iffy to return this week at Washington.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff turned their focus to defense in the second and third rounds of the NFL draft Friday night, adding depth with cornerback Isaiah Oliver and bringing aboard a potential starter in 300-pound tackle Deadrin Senat.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a $69 million, five-year contract extension with cornerback Desmond Trufant, locking up another key member for the team that won the NFC championship.
The deal was Atlanta's top priority of the offseason and includes $42 million in guaranteed money.
General manager Thomas Dimitroff says the 2013 first-round pick "has improved each year and we believe his best ball is still in front of him."
ATLANTA (AP) — Seahawks backup running back C.J. Prosise is inactive for Saturday's NFC divisional playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Prosise was unable to return from a shoulder injury in a short practice week for Seattle, leaving Thomas Rawls to handle most of the carries. Prosise has not played since hurting his shoulder against New England on Nov. 20.
Prosise was on the field for pregame drills after being listed as a full participant in Thursday's walkthrough practice.
OFFENSE — OVERALL (2), RUSH (5), PASS (3)
DEFENSE — OVERALL (25), RUSH (17), PASS (28)
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICAL LEADERS
PASSING — Matt Ryan 4,944 yards, 38 TDs, 7 INT
RUSHING — Devonta Freeman 1,079 yards, 11 TDs; Tevin Coleman, 520, 4
RECEIVING — Julio Jones 83 catches, 1,409 yards, 6 TDs; Mohamed Sanu, 59, 653, 4; Freeman, 54, 462, 2
INTERCEPTIONS — Deion Jones 3; Ricardo Allen 2; Robert Alford 2; Jalen Collins 2
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Receiver Julio Jones doubts he'll be at full capacity when the playoff-bound Atlanta Falcons end the regular season against New Orleans.
After missing the previous two games with a sore toe, Jones played just 39 of 63 snaps, catching four passes for 60 yards, in last week's win at Carolina.
But Jones, the NFL leader with an average of 101 yards receiving, expects to have enough stamina to be a factor.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have signed cornerback Robert Alford to a four-year contract extension.
Alford has played in 53 games over four seasons with the Falcons, including 41 starts. He has nine interceptions, returning two for touchdowns and teaming with Desmond Trufant to give Atlanta one of the league's better cornerback combos.