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Atlanta Falcons: Team has no interest in signing Jason Babin

Atlanta Falcons: Team has no interest in signing Jason Babin

ajc.com Updated Nov 27, 2012
Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Jason Babin (93) celebrates a sack in the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez) FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons, who released one
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  • Atlanta Falcons: Curtis Lofton says Saints don’t consider Falco…

    Atlanta Falcons: Curtis Lofton says Saints don’t consider Falcons rivals

    ajc.com Nov 27, 2012
    By Michael Cunningham FLOWERY BRANCH-To get a taste of the disdain the Falcons feel for the Saints, just mention the fact that New Orleans has won 11 of the last 13 games in the series including a 31-27 victory on Nov. 11. “We got tired of hearing abo
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  • Jeremy Trueblood's run with Bucs has likely come to its end

    Jeremy Trueblood's run with Bucs has likely come to its end

    tampabay.com Nov 27, 2012
    Bucs offensive tackle Jeremy Trueblood has spent each of his seven pro seasons with the same team, but he’s probably seen the field for the last time wearing Tampa Bay's colors. Trueblood, 29, was placed on injured reserve today after suffering a should
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  • Zach Strief limited as Saints place Bryce Harris on injured res…

    Zach Strief limited as Saints place Bryce Harris on injured reserve

    profootballtalk.com Nov 27, 2012
    The Saints finished Sunday’s loss to the 49ers with their fourth-string right tackle on the field and they may be in similar straits against the Falcons on Thursday night. New Orleans announced Tuesday that tackle Bryce Harris has been placed on injured
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  • Falcons short-handed in secondary in short week

    Falcons short-handed in secondary in short week

    profootballtalk.com Nov 27, 2012
    Regardless last week’s loss, their 5-6 record or the short week, this is not the time to be short-handed against the Saints. But that’s the situation the Falcons could be in, based on Tuesday’s practice. Starting cornerbacks Asante Samuel (shoulder)
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  • Atlanta Falcons: Samuel, Robinson, Jerry sit out practice

    Atlanta Falcons: Samuel, Robinson, Jerry sit out practice

    ajc.com falconsgab.com Nov 27, 2012
    By Michael Cunningham FLOWERY BRANCH—Falcons defensive tackle Peria Jerry (thigh) and cornerbacks Asante Samuel (shoulder) and Dunta Robinson (illness) did not participate in practice today. Falcons coach Mike Smith said Samuel’s status could be in do
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  • Five teams can clinch this weekend

    Five teams can clinch this weekend

    Week 13 of the NFL season could be lucky for up to five teams. In the coming days, the Texans, Ravens, Patriots, Broncos, and Falcons can each clinch playoff berths. For the Pats, it’s simple:  Win and they’re in, via the AFC East crown. For the Texa
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  • Vilma, Smith hope to play, then go to D.C.

    Vilma, Smith hope to play, then go to D.C.

    ESPN.com Nov 27, 2012
    Jonathan Vilma and Will Smith remain willing to play Thursday night against the Atlanta Falcons and then travel to Washington to participate in the questioning of their former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams during a Friday morning appeals hearing.
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  • NFL Week Thirteen Preview — New Orleans vs Atlanta

    NFL Week Thirteen Preview — New Orleans vs Atlanta

    falconsgab.com Nov 27, 2012
    The Falcons have lost just one game in the 2012 season to date, and Thursday night they get a shot to get revenge on that team, as they play host to the rival New Orleans Saints at the Georgia Dome. The 10-1 Falcons are 5-0 at home, and while there’s be
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  • Bucs defensive struggles on third downs prove costly

    Bucs defensive struggles on third downs prove costly

    tampabay.com Nov 27, 2012
    There’s usually multiple reasons a team loses a football game. And that was true of the Bucs on Sunday in their loss to the Falcons. But there are some factors that loom larger than others, among them the struggles of the Bucs defense on third downs. Th
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  • Atlanta Falcons: Tony Gonzalez joined the 14,000 yard club

    Atlanta Falcons: Tony Gonzalez joined the 14,000 yard club

    ajc.com Nov 27, 2012
    FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez became the eighth player and first tight end in NFL history to record more than 14,000 career receiving yards. His 62 yards against Tampa Bay pushed his career total to 14,050 yards. Gonzalez moved into s
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  • Atlanta Falcons: Ryan keeps working his late-game magic

    Atlanta Falcons: Ryan keeps working his late-game magic

    ajc.com Nov 27, 2012
    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) throws an 80-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Julio Jones during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)FLO…
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  • Video - Double Coverage: Is Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan clutch? 03:45

    Double Coverage: Is Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan clutch?

    Nov 27
    After picking up his 22nd comeback victory of his career, is it time to consider Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan a clutch QB? Also, is Jay Cutler or Ben Roethlisberger more important to their respective teams? Steve Wyche and Mark Kriegel debate.

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    Nov 27
    The pulse of the NFL season changes weekly. Every Tuesday, SI.com will break down the front-runners for the major NFL awards.