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Asante Samuel's Mother Died, And The Atlanta Journal-Constituti…

Asante Samuel's Mother Died, And The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Used An Inappropriate Photo

deadspin.com ajc.com Updated Jan 4, 2013
Asante Samuel joined the Falcons, in part, so he could be nearer to his ailing mother. (Here's a good piece on the bond between the two.) Christine Samuel died on Tuesday, and with the Falcons on a bye, Asante has been away from the team all week. More 
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  • Eagles set to interview Bruce Arians, Gus Bradley

    Eagles set to interview Bruce Arians, Gus Bradley

    CNNSI.com Jan 4, 2013
    The Philadelphia Eagles will interview Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians and Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley for their coaching vacancy.
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  • Atlanta Falcons: Vance Walker is unsung hero of the defensive l…

    Atlanta Falcons: Vance Walker is unsung hero of the defensive line

    ajc.com Jan 4, 2013
    FLOWERY BRANCH — Defensive tackle Vance Walker is one of the unsung heroes of the Falcons defensive line. The former Georgia Tech standout, who made the team after being drafted in the seventh round of the 2009 draft, was a major contributor while playi
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  • Atlanta Falcons: Tony Gonzalez hungry to break playoff losing s…

    Atlanta Falcons: Tony Gonzalez hungry to break playoff losing streak

    ajc.com Jan 4, 2013
    Falcons tight end TonyGonzalez dunks the ball over the goalpost after scoring against the Giants for a 14-0 lead during 1st quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. CURTIS COMPTON / CARROLL ROGERS FLOWERY BRANCH - A little
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  • Film of the NFC South chat

    Film of the NFC South chat

    ESPN.com Jan 4, 2013
    The passion of NFC South fans never ceases to amaze me. Although the Falcons don’t play until next week (and we don’t know yet who they’ll play) and the other three teams are done for the season, Friday’s NFC South chat was even more active than a
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  • Atlanta Falcons: Robinson cleared from concussion protocol

    Atlanta Falcons: Robinson cleared from concussion protocol

    Falcons defensive back Dunta Robinson (23) breaks up a touchdown pass by Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10). Jason Getz / FLOWERY BRANCH —  Cornerback Dunta Robinson was cleared from the league’s concussion protocol program and ret
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  • Atlanta Falcons: Godfather believes Seahawks are headed to Atla…

    Atlanta Falcons: Godfather believes Seahawks are headed to Atlanta

    ajc.com Jan 4, 2013
    If our pal, Gil “The Godfather” Brandt is correct, the Falcons need to start preparing for the Seattle Seahawks. Brandt, a senior analyst for NFL.Com, gave his predictions. He has the Packers beating Minnesota and Seattle beating Washington in the wil
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Sports Columnists

  • Georgia Bulldogs' Jarvis Jones declares for NFL draft

    Jan 4
    All-American linebacker Jarvis Jones of Georgia will enter the NFL draft.
  • Don Banks: Kansas City gets its man, but history says Reid may not win big

    Jan 4
    The Kansas City Chiefs on Friday completed their whirlwind pursuit of Andy Reid and hired him as their next head coach, making the big, bold headline move in large part because they were drawn by his long NFL track record and history of winning in Phila…
  • LSU Tigers' All-American Eric Reid also bolting for NFL draft

    Jan 4
    LSU All-American safety Eric Reid has decided to enter the NFL draft and forgo his senior season, he announced Friday through a school news release.
  • Peter King: Quarterback play crucial in uncertain Wild Card round

    Jan 4
    Minnesota cornerback Antoine Winfield and Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco are two of the major difference-makers on Wild Card weekend in this 93rd NFL season, if you accept these premises: