Falcons owner wants Matt Ryan extension done ASAP

Matt Ryan has bided his time this offseason, taking a backseat while watching Joe Flacco and Aaron Rodgers land record-setting megadeals. His patience is about to pay off — literally. Falcons owner Arthur Blank told NFL Network’s Albert Breer that he’d like to get a contract extension done with the team’s franchise quarterback “as soon…

Falcons turn down ‘Hard Knocks’ … again

Just as they did eleven months ago, the Atlanta Falcons have passed up the opportunity to let cameras closely chronicle their day-to-day operations this summer. After conducting “extensive discussions at every level of the organization,” the Falcons declined an offer to appear on HBO’s hit series, Hard Knocks, a league source tells ESPN. During the…

Falcons owner Blank: Saints’ punishment ‘appropriate’

When trying to gauge the overall opinion of the Saints’ league-imposed discipline following their BountyGate scandal, the consensus more or less lies in the “Goldilocks” zone. There are critics who believe the punishment was too severe. There are skeptics who feel the organization might’ve got off too easy. And then there are those, like Falcons…