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May 31, 2015
AFTER EARLY reports indicated that veteran guard Chris Chester would visit the Eagles next week, the former Redskins reportedly signed with the Atlanta Falcons yesterday. Chester, 32, was released Wednesday by the Redskins, after starting for them at right guard the past four seasons. Had the Eagles been able to sign him, it might have meant an imminent departure for left guard Evan Mathis, who is sitting out OTAs because of unhappiness with his contract. Terms of Chester's contract with the Falcons were not disclosed.
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January 9, 2013
With college coaches Bill O'Brien and Chip Kelly out of the mix, the Eagles' next head coach could be a current NFL assistant. Here are six candidates: Have interviewed with the Eagles Keith Armstrong, 47, special-teams coach, Atlanta Falcons. The Levittown native played at Temple and has coached the secondary and special teams for 16 seasons with the Falcons, Dolphins, and Bears. He also interviewed with the Bears and Chiefs, according to reports. Mike McCoy, 40, offensive coordinator , Denver Broncos.
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March 4, 2015 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Staff Writer
TEMPLE'S MATT RHULE has added two assistants to his staff, and both have NFL connections. Frisman Jackson, a wideout who played six seasons with the Cleveland Browns (2002-06) and New York Jets (2007), is the new wide receivers coach. Glenn Thomas was hired to coach the quarterbacks after spending the last seven seasons on the Atlanta Falcons' sideline as an assistant coach. Former Owls QB Adam DiMichele, the WR coach last season, is now the director of player development. Tyree Foreman, the running backs coach since 2007, was not retained.
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March 24, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
After a stellar freshman season, Temple quarterback P.J. Walker took a step back in 2014, a campaign that was marred by an ankle injury. That's why the hiring of quarterbacks coach Glenn Thomas is among the most significant offseason developments for a team looking to improve on its 6-6 record. Thomas, 37, comes with strong credentials and high expectations. For the last seven years he was an assistant with the Atlanta Falcons, including the last three as quarterbacks coach. If Walker can revert to his freshman performance, Temple could continue its improvement in coach Matt Rhule's third season.
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March 26, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple quarterback P.J. Walker says he took a step back in his sophomore year for a simple reason: He was trying to do too much. After a freshman year in which he threw 20 touchdown passes with just eight interceptions, he threw 13 TDs with 15 picks in 2014. Temple began spring practice Monday. A key to whether the Owls can improve on their 6-6 record will be the development of Walker and how he meshes with new quarterbacks coach Glenn Thomas, formerly of the Atlanta Falcons.
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November 5, 2012 | Associated Press
ATLANTA - Michael Turner had a tiebreaking 3-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter; Matt Bryant kicked four field goals; and the Atlanta Falcons beat the Dallas Cowboys, 19-13, on Sunday night to extend their run as the NFL's only unbeaten team. Turner had 20 carries for 102 yards, and Penn Charter's Matt Ryan had 342 yards passing for the Falcons (8-0), who took their first lead with 14 minutes, 16 seconds left. Tony Romo completed 6 of 6 passes for 78 yards, including a 21-yard scoring pass to Kevin Ogletree, on the Cowboys' TD drive later in the fourth.
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September 19, 1994 | Daily News sports writer Mike Kern from wire reports
"Neon" is back. And in two weeks, the Eagles will have to deal with him. Even though Deion Sanders didn't do much in his debut with San Francisco yesterday, some think his presence will help the 49ers get back to the Super Bowl. After a bye, the Birds will find out firsthand. They play at San Francisco Oct. 2. The 49ers improved to 2-1 yesterday with a 34-19 victory over the Rams in Anaheim, Calif. The only notable play Sanders made was drawing a 31-yard pass interference penalty for bumping wide receiver Willie Anderson in the fourth quarter.
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May 31, 2012 | Associated Press
Asante Samuel was impossible to ignore during the Atlanta Falcons' first full-squad off-season practice on Tuesday. Atlanta's new No. 22 showed he likes to talk, pose and make plays. "Can I get some action out here?" Samuel called out on the field during the practice as he became impatient for a pass to be thrown in his direction. "Am I out here for my health? I want to show the people what I can do!" Within minutes he had two interceptions, one against Matt Ryan. "That's what you've got to do," he said.
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July 27, 2013 | Associated Press
Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension, the team announced on Thursday. Falcons spokesman Reggie Roberts said the deal was being finalized as the Penn Charter product led the offense through practice on the first day of training camp. A source said Ryan's extension is worth $103.75 million, with $59 million guaranteed. Ryan will average $20.75 million during the first three years of the extension. The 28-year-old Ryan, the NFL's No. 3 overall draft pick of 2008, is entering the sixth and final season of his original rookie contract and will earn a $10 million salary.
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December 23, 2012 | Associated Press
DETROIT - Matt Ryan matched a career high with four touchdown passes to help the Atlanta Falcons win earn home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. Ryan was 25 of 32 for 279 yards as Atlanta (13-2) led from start to finish in a 31-18 victory over Detroit on Saturday night. Falcons 31, Lions 18 Atlanta 7 14 0 10 – 31 Detroit 3 3 7 5 – 18 First quarter Atl–White 44 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 5:50. Det–FG Hanson 34, :13. Second quarter Atl–White 39 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick)
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May 31, 2015
AFTER EARLY reports indicated that veteran guard Chris Chester would visit the Eagles next week, the former Redskins reportedly signed with the Atlanta Falcons yesterday. Chester, 32, was released Wednesday by the Redskins, after starting for them at right guard the past four seasons. Had the Eagles been able to sign him, it might have meant an imminent departure for left guard Evan Mathis, who is sitting out OTAs because of unhappiness with his contract. Terms of Chester's contract with the Falcons were not disclosed.
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May 2, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
One hour before the draft Thursday, fans who attended the Eagles' draft party serenaded coach Chip Kelly with chants of "Do the deal!" They were in reference to the Eagles' aggressive pursuit of Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, which ended unfulfilled. The dream died less than 20 minutes into the draft, when the Tennessee Titans rejected the Eagles and selected Mariota with the second overall pick. Kelly had said he would not mortgage the team's future for one player, and said the Eagles did not offer any players in trade discussions.
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March 26, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple quarterback P.J. Walker says he took a step back in his sophomore year for a simple reason: He was trying to do too much. After a freshman year in which he threw 20 touchdown passes with just eight interceptions, he threw 13 TDs with 15 picks in 2014. Temple began spring practice Monday. A key to whether the Owls can improve on their 6-6 record will be the development of Walker and how he meshes with new quarterbacks coach Glenn Thomas, formerly of the Atlanta Falcons.
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March 24, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
After a stellar freshman season, Temple quarterback P.J. Walker took a step back in 2014, a campaign that was marred by an ankle injury. That's why the hiring of quarterbacks coach Glenn Thomas is among the most significant offseason developments for a team looking to improve on its 6-6 record. Thomas, 37, comes with strong credentials and high expectations. For the last seven years he was an assistant with the Atlanta Falcons, including the last three as quarterbacks coach. If Walker can revert to his freshman performance, Temple could continue its improvement in coach Matt Rhule's third season.
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March 4, 2015 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Staff Writer
TEMPLE'S MATT RHULE has added two assistants to his staff, and both have NFL connections. Frisman Jackson, a wideout who played six seasons with the Cleveland Browns (2002-06) and New York Jets (2007), is the new wide receivers coach. Glenn Thomas was hired to coach the quarterbacks after spending the last seven seasons on the Atlanta Falcons' sideline as an assistant coach. Former Owls QB Adam DiMichele, the WR coach last season, is now the director of player development. Tyree Foreman, the running backs coach since 2007, was not retained.
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October 27, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
"The NFL is coming, the NFL is coming. " That's the Paul Revere paraphrase they want to yell in Britain, and they want to yell it a lot more than three times a season. George Osborne, the country's treasury chief, told the Evening Standard last week that the British government will do whatever it takes to get a permanent NFL team in London, which is where the Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons will play Sunday in a game that begins at 9:30 a.m. here and shortly after tea and crumpets at Wembley Stadium.
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October 21, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
BALTIMORE - As far as first six seasons of an NFL career go, the list of quarterbacks with more regular-season wins than Matt Ryan is short. Exceptionally short. It reads: Flacco, Joe. The only two current NFL starting quarterbacks from the Philadelphia area will forever be tied as the only players at their position drafted in the first round of the 2008 draft. Both experienced early success, Flacco, from Audubon, N.J., earning Super Bowl MVP honors two seasons ago and Ryan, the pride of Exton, claiming rookie of the year and making four postseason appearances in his first five seasons.
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October 21, 2014 | By Zach Berman, INQURIER STAFF WRITER
BALTIMORE - The only two NFL starting quarterbacks from the Philadelphia area met at midfield 90 minutes before the Baltimore Ravens' 29-7 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Audubon's Joe Flacco, the Ravens' Super Bowl-winning quarterback, faced Exton native Matt Ryan, a Pro Bowl passer with the Falcons, for just the second time in their NFL careers. Ryan, a Penn Charter alum, asked a bout Flacco's family. Flacco, who went to Audubon High School, asked Ryan how many people he knew coming down I-95 for the game.
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October 13, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
THE COMMUNITY park in Jupiter, Fla., serves as a sprawling sports complex, packed with soccer and baseball fields, basketball and tennis courts. The fields don't feature bright-yellow uprights, but you could still sometimes stumble upon a small group of young men there, kicking and punting footballs. To them, the park is most valuable for its abundance of towering light poles. An exercise in pinpoint accuracy and elevation, clanking a football off a pole, of course, poses a more formidable test than booting one between uprights stationed 18 1/2 feet apart.
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October 7, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The New York Giants will enter Lincoln Financial Field reenergized for their game Sunday night against the Eagles. This is a far different team than the one that was written off after a disastrous first two weeks. With the Giants trailing by 10 points past the midway point of the third quarter, rookies Andre Williams and Odell Beckham Jr. sparked them to a 30-20 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. The Giants have won three in a row after losing their first two games to Detroit and Arizona by a combined 32 points.
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