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49ers working out Tyson Jackson

Defensive lineman Tyson Jackson squared off against Kyle Shanahan's offense during Falcons practices last year and the two men could be back under the same umbrella this year. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Jackson is working out for the 49ers on Tuesday.

Julio Jones might get his first preseason action Saturday night

Julio Jones has already declared himself recovered from offseason foot surgery, and now he might be ready for some game action. Falcons coach Dan Quinn said it was a possibility his star wide receiver would play when they christen their new stadium Saturday night.

Falcons’ 53-man roster analysis: Wide receivers

FLOWERY BRANCH - While longshot prospects hoping to make the Falcons roster will get a shot in the final exhibition game, most of the work has been completed.

Actor, Comedian Chris Tucker Talks Falcons, Friday and Charity Golf

You know Chris Tucker from his stand up comedy, Friday and Rush Hour. He stopped by the Kia studios to hang out with Rick and John.

The Morning Sports News: ‘Battling’

The Atlanta Falcons resume practice today as they prepare for their Week 3 preseason matchup against the Arizona Cardinals. It will also be the first game played in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Each team’s player with most to prove in NFL preseason Week 3

With the grime, sweat, blood and tears of training camp in their rear-view mirrors, teams are gearing up for some actual game-planning in NFL preseason Week 3.Most teams are going to play their starter

Falcons starting right guard spot still up for grabs

The Falcons are not ready to name a starting right guard, with Ben Garland (pictured) and Wes Schweitzer still competing for the job. "I'd rather go through a couple of days here and see how their week goes," coach Dan Quinn said, via D.

5 Falcons who’s arrow is pointing downward

FLOWERY BRANCH -- The Falcons can carry the entire roster through the four exhibition games this season because of a rule change, but some players have hurt their chances of making the final 53-man roster through two games.

5 Falcons who’s arrow is pointing upward

FLOWERY BRANCH -- The Falcons can carry the entire roster through the four exhibition games this season because of a rule change, but some players have helped their chances of making the final 53-man roster through two games.

Takkarist McKinley has one QB hit in debut

The Falcons, who had 34 sacks last season, used the 26th overall pick on Takk McKinley to help their pass rush opposite Vic Beasley. In his preseason debut, McKinley showed he plans to do just that.

Takkarist McKinley Makes NFL Debut, But Falcons Fall 17-13 To Steelers

Pittsburgh's rookie running back James Conner - who overcame Hodgkin's lymphoma and a serious right knee injury to reach the NFL - set up the Steelers' winning fourth-quarter touchdown pass.

Bucs claim Marquis Lucas off waivers from Falcons

The Buccaneers claimed first-year offensive tackle Marquis Lucas off waivers from the Falcons as the team continues to churn the roster at that position. Tampa Bay waived rookie tackle Austin Albrecht, who signed Saturday.

Javon Hargrave exits game with concussion

Steelers defensive tackle Javon Hargrave left Sunday's game with a concussion, the team announced. Pittsburgh selected Hargrave in the third round of the 2016 draft out of South Carolina State.

Atlanta Falcons: watch out for Austin Hooper

Austin Hooper was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Hooper is a tight end that played his college ball in Stanford.

Why Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Josh Dobbs needs a big performance against the Atlanta Falcons

A lingering injury to Landry Jones has afforded rookie Josh Dobbs another start in the Pittsburgh Steelers second preseason game. Dobbs started the team's preseason opener and turned in a mixed perfo