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Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:21:43 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons and QB Matt Ryan both would like to extend the quarterback's contract, but an agreement has not yet been reached. However, casual talks are ongoing, with the expectation that things will heat up after the July 4 holiday, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Mon, 03 Jun 2013 12:23:33 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons could look to add a veteran backup quarterback during the preseason because the only players they have behind QB Matt Ryan are QBs Dominique Davis, Sean Renfree and Seth Doege.
Sun, 26 May 2013 09:32:37 -0700
Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank said he would like the team to sign QB Matt Ryan to a contract extension as soon as possible. There is no timetable for when the team will get a deal done.
Fri, 17 May 2013 11:47:20 -0700
Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said the team is confident that they will be able to sign QB Matt Ryan to a contract extension but there is no timetable to get one done.
Thu, 02 May 2013 08:07:33 -0700
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan reportedly could sign a contract extension by the start of training camp. The Falcons want to retain Ryan for the long term and he wants to stay in Atlanta. The parameters are in place for a potential Ryan extension after Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco both inked new deals.
Fri, 19 Apr 2013 10:45:22 -0700
Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said the team will hold off on the contract extension talks with QB Matt Ryan until after the 2013 NFL Draft. Dimitroff said there is no timetable for a deal but is confident an agreement will be reached.
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 19:24:54 -0700
Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff indicated Friday, April 5, that the team is hopeful they can work something out with QB Matt Ryan in terms of a new contract. "(Matt Ryan) isn't worried about it right now because he knows there is something around the corner, as we do. I am hoping that we can agree to something going into the season," Dimitroff said.
Tue, 02 Apr 2013 06:19:35 -0700
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan leads the NFL with 22 fourth-quarter and overtime comebacks since 2008, when he entered the league.
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 07:42:47 -0700
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan is awaiting Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers' deal before agreeing to a long-term extension himself. Ryan is expected to try to slot between Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco and Rodgers, perhaps roughly $22 million per season.
Mon, 04 Mar 2013 17:00:08 -0800
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan is entering the last year of a $72 million contract, and could be the next quarterback to join the $100 million dollar club with his next contract. Baltimore Raven's QB Joe Flacco's new contract is a comparable for Ryan's next deal, according to Andrew Brandt of ESPN. "It's yet another comparable and data point for Matt Ryan," said Andrew Brandt, ESPN's NFL business analyst and former chief negotiator for the Green Bay Packers. "The gold standard was Drew Brees, at least on the average at $20 million (per season). Now, you have $20.1 million. It's certainly a place they could look at as the freshest data point."
Sat, 02 Mar 2013 04:58:12 -0800
The Atlanta Falcons' decision to release RB Michael Turner, DE John Abraham and CB Dunta Robinson could have been made, in part, with QB Matt Ryan's next contract in mind. Ryan is scheduled to head into the final season of his contract in 2013, and the team wants to sign him to a long-term deal this offseason. Ryan will likely cost $15 million to $20 million a season.
Fri, 22 Feb 2013 20:07:10 -0800
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (shoulder) has recovered from the separated shoulder he suffered in the NFC Championship Game, and he is now lifting weights and no longer in the rehab protocol. Ryan should be good to do everything when the offseason program begins April 12.
Tue, 19 Feb 2013 09:24:52 -0800
While Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan will be pursued for a contract extension this offseason, the front office's top priority is convincing TE Tony Gonzalez to stave off his expected retirement for one more season.
Fantasy Tip: Barring a major injury, Gonzalez should once again be a strong fantasy football contributor if he indeed returns. Stay tuned.
Wed, 13 Feb 2013 12:46:36 -0800
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said QB Matt Ryan (shoulder) has recovered from the sprained AC joint he suffered during the NFC Championship game. Smith said Ryan started working out in the weight room this week.
Wed, 13 Feb 2013 10:42:17 -0800
The Atlanta Falcons could consider signing QB Matt Ryan to a contract extension this offseason in order to create salary cap space for next season.
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 12:06:00 -0800
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (shoulder) is expected to wear a sling for around 10 days and is facing a four-week rehab for his Grade 2 AC joint sprain.
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:29:15 -0800
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said QB Matt Ryan (shoulder) will not need surgery on the sprained shoulder he suffered in the NFC Championship game. Smith said Ryan would have been ready to play if the team made Super Bowl XLVII but will not play in the Pro Bowl.
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 09:56:55 -0800
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (shoulder) left the team's building Monday, Jan. 21, with his left arm in a sling. He is expected to address the media later in the day.
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 05:21:54 -0800
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan said the offense became more conservative in the second half of the NFC Championship Game, particularly taking less shots downfield. Ryan was outstanding throwing downfield in the first half, completing 11 passes on throws deeper than 10 yards downfield.
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 05:20:06 -0800
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan set a franchise single-game postseason record with his 396 passing yards in the NFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 20.
Sun, 20 Jan 2013 17:32:10 -0800
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons WR Matt Ryan (shoulder) has been diagnosed with a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder. He suffered the injury in the second half of the NFC Championship Game loss against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Jan. 20. Ryan will not require surgery for the injury, and the team is waiting to see if he'll still need an MRI Monday, Jan. 21.
Sun, 20 Jan 2013 17:17:35 -0800
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (collarbone, shoulder) suffered an injury to his left collarbone or shoulder in the NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers. He will have an MRI Monday, Jan. 21, to determine the extent of the injury.
Sun, 20 Jan 2013 11:50:14 -0800
The Atlanta Falcons have had internal discussions about the possibility of signing QB Matt Ryan to a new contract.
Mon, 14 Jan 2013 04:44:45 -0800
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan was 8-of-12 passing for 87 yards and three touchdowns when using playaction in the team's NFC Divisional Round win. That's the second-most completions and the most touchdowns for Ryan on those plays in a game this season.
Sun, 13 Jan 2013 19:20:14 -0800
Updating a previous report, in his fourth career playoff start, Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan recorded his first victory. He was forced to lead a fourth quarter comeback, steering the team to a game-winning field goal. He now has more fourth quarter or overtime comebacks - 22 - than any other quarter back in his first five seasons since 1966.
Sun, 13 Jan 2013 14:03:59 -0800
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan went 24-for-35 for 250 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions against the Seattle Seahawks in the Divisional Round playoff game.
Thu, 10 Jan 2013 10:06:06 -0800
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones has been more productive on the road this season. At home, Jones had 31 catches for 447 yards and two touchdowns. On the road, however, he caught 48 passes for 751 yards and eight touchdowns. Jones' success on the road may very well be linked to QB Matt Ryan, who has also been more effective away from the Georgia Dome.
Thu, 10 Jan 2013 10:01:32 -0800
The Atlanta Falcons have a 33-6 record at home with QB Matt Ryan as their starting quarterback; statistically, however, Ryan has performed better on the road in 2012. Ryan has thrown for 2,566 yards on the road this season with 21 touchdowns and five interceptions, in addition to completing 72 percent of his passes. At home, Ryan has thrown for 2,153 yards with 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions, completing 65.1 percent of his passes.
Mon, 07 Jan 2013 08:25:06 -0800
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan is 33-6 in home starts, including the postseason.
Mon, 07 Jan 2013 07:55:03 -0800
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan owns a record of 0-3 in the postseason.
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 08:10:21 -0800
Although Atlanta Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez said he is 95 percent certain of retiring at season's end, QB Matt Ryan remains hopeful Gonzalez will play another year. "I've been lobbying the entire season," Ryan said. "He's playing at such a high level that he's physically capable of coming back. But the biggest thing is it's got to be a good decision for him and his family. Whatever he decides I'll support him in that, and I'm just thankful that I've had the four years I've had with him."
Sun, 30 Dec 2012 21:20:36 -0800
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan set a new team single-season touchdown record this yeare with 32 TD passes, breaking the record previously held by QB Steve Bartkowski.
Thu, 27 Dec 2012 07:51:27 -0800
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 16.
Sat, 22 Dec 2012 20:55:26 -0800
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 25 of his 32 pass attempts for 279 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 16 game against the Detroit Lions. The win locked up home-field advantage for the Falcons in the NFC playoffs.
Fantasy Tip: With home-field advantage locked up, it is certainly possible head coach Mike Smith considers resting Ryan for part or perhaps all of the regular season finale. As such, if your fantasy league has a championship game in Week 17, you'll want to have alternates at the ready.
Mon, 17 Dec 2012 19:20:06 -0800
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan had no problem handling the New York Giants blitz. When New York sent five or more pass rushers, Ryan completed six of seven passes and averaged 15.1 yards per attempt. Ryan broken two of his own franchise records. He now has a team-best 4,202 passing yards this season, breaking his record set last season (4,177). He also has a record 369 completions, breaking the record he set in 2010 (357).
Sun, 16 Dec 2012 13:32:28 -0800
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan went 23-for-28 for 270 yards and three touchdowns against the New York Giants in Week 15.
Sun, 09 Dec 2012 18:35:37 -0800
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 34 of his 49 pass attempts for 342 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the Week 14 game against the Carolina Panthers.
Fantasy Tip: Ryan and his fantasy owners are sad the Falcons don't play the Panthers more often. Ryan completed 59 of his 89 pass attempts for 711 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions in two starts against Carolina this season.
Sat, 08 Dec 2012 06:36:12 -0800
The Atlanta Falcons are 30-1 when QB Matt Ryan has a 100-plus passer rating.
Sat, 08 Dec 2012 04:54:23 -0800
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan has completed 62.9 percent of his passes for 1,088 yards with 10 touchdowns and one interception in his last four games against the Carolina Panthers.
Thu, 29 Nov 2012 10:06:43 -0800
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan owns a 2-6 record against the New Orleans Saints and hasn't beaten them at the Georgia Dome since his rookie season in 2008. The Falcons are 31-6 at home over Ryan's career, but three of those losses were to the Saints.
Sun, 25 Nov 2012 15:01:41 -0800
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan went 26-for-32 for 353 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 12.
Fri, 23 Nov 2012 11:15:01 -0800
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (finger) practiced all week and is probable for Week 12.
Thu, 22 Nov 2012 10:52:36 -0800
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (finger) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 22.
Wed, 21 Nov 2012 20:15:44 -0800
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (finger) is on the Week 12 injury report, although he was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 21. The finger injury is on his non-throwing hand, and he is expected to be fine for the Week 12 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Wed, 21 Nov 2012 14:40:12 -0800
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (finger) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 21.
Wed, 21 Nov 2012 07:17:28 -0800
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan said he will not dwell on his five-interception performance in Week 11 and is moving forward. "You can't worry about it," Ryan said. "Part of playing this position in this league is knowing that there will be times when you make mistakes and fall flat on your face. You just have to get up and keep playing and keep throwing." Ryan will have to try not to get so many of his passes tipped. "The batted balls, there were some poor decisions, there were balls going off of receivers hands," head coach Mike Smith said. "It was just one of those games where the ball wasn't going to bounce our way, and it didn't bounce our way. We were able to overcome that."
Sun, 18 Nov 2012 21:05:14 -0800
In Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan became the first quarterback since Green Bay Packers QB Bart Starr in 1967 to win a game despite throwing five interceptions with no touchdowns.
Sun, 18 Nov 2012 13:57:27 -0800
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan went 28-for-46 for 301 yards and five interceptions in Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals.
Sun, 11 Nov 2012 18:50:41 -0800
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 34 of his 52 pass attempts for a career-high 411 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in Week 10 against the New Orleans Saints.
Fantasy Tip: Ryan faces the Arizona Cardinals in Week 11, a team which ranks third in the NFL in pass defense by allowing just 194.6 yards per game through the air. They have still yielded 13 pass TDs in nine games, so Ryan should remain in all fantasy lineups.
Mon, 05 Nov 2012 04:26:25 -0800
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan was 4-of-7 passing for 100 yards on throws of 15 or more yards downfield in Week 9. Six of those seven attempts were targeted at WR Roddy White, who caught three of them for 62 yards. The six targets on such throws are a season-high for White.