Falcons still seeking right formula on offensive line
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons' offensive line might be able to start the same five players for the second straight week.
Falcons OT Matt Gono (back) to miss 2nd straight game
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons offensive tackle Matt Gono will miss his second consecutive game with a back injury.
Gono was ruled out Friday by the Falcons (0-1), meaning rookie...
Falcons OT Gono (back) ruled out for opener vs Vikings
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons will be without offensive tackle Matt Gono for Sunday's season opener at Minnesota because of a back injury.
Falcons address top need, sign guards Carpenter, Brown
ATLANTA (AP) — After Matt Ryan agreed to restructure his contract to clear salary cap room, the Atlanta Falcons quickly invested the new funds in protecting the quarterback.
Falcons consider OL changes to find protection for QB Ryan
ATLANTA (AP) — Changes are being considered on Atlanta's offensive line after Matt Ryan was sacked six times in the latest of the Falcons' three straight losses.
Coach Dan Quinn said Friday backup linemen Zane Beadles and Ty Sambrailo could have bigger roles as the Falcons try to find better protection for Ryan and improved run blocking.
Falcons’ Freeman could miss another game with concussion
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman remains on concussion protocol, threatening his status for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.
Freeman suffered the concussion on the second play of Atlanta's win over Dallas on Nov. 12 and missed last week's 34-31 win at Seattle.
Tevin Coleman would again start against the Buccaneers if Freeman can't return.
Falcons release 20 players with no surprises
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons released 14 players Friday, cutting their roster to 73 players with less than one day to meet the NFL's limit of 53 for the regular season, and acquired tackle Ty Sambrailo from Denver to shore up the offensive line.
Broncos’ Elway hoping to buck trend with pick of Walker
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — With the 51st pick of the NFL draft, No. 7 was looking for a change of fortune in his seventh season as architect of the Denver Broncos.
General manager John Elway has grabbed some first-round steals and some late-round gems.
It's Round 2 that's been his bugaboo.
After starting his tenure with solid second-round picks in Rahim Moore, Orlando Franklin, Derek Wolfe and Brock Osweiler, Elway's last four second-round picks proved more head-scratcher than headliner.
Ware misses 4th straight game as Broncos face Chargers
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Denver outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware will miss his fourth straight game due to a broken right arm when the Broncos play the San Diego Chargers on Thursday night.
Also inactive for the Broncos are quarterback Austin Davis, safety Justin Simmons, cornerback Lorenzo Doss, guard Connor McGovern, outside linebacker Ty Sambrailo and tight end Jeff Heuerman.
Kubiak: Time for Heuerman and Sambrailo to step up
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — High draft picks Ty Sambrailo and Jeff Heuerman can shake their monikers as men of mystery this weekend.
Both are being pressed into duty when the Broncos (2-0) visit the Cincinnati Bengals (1-1).
Broncos will go with 2 QBs with zero pro passes
DENVER (AP) — By selecting recently acquired veteran Austin Davis as their third quarterback Thursday night, the Denver Broncos headed into the NFL kickoff against the Carolina Panthers with two QBs who had zero pass attempts as a pro.
Trevor Siemian, whose only snap as a rookie last season, was a kneel-down, won the starting job last month and rookie Paxton Lynch is his backup.