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Fast start helps Seahawks defeat Atlanta Falcons

Russell Wilson threw two touchdown passes to DK Metcalf, Chris Carson ran for 90 yards and a score, and the Seahawks beat the reeling Atlanta Falcons 27-20 on Sunday. Seattle led 24-0 at halftime, providing the cushion it would need to withstand the Falcons’ comeback behind backup quarterback Matt Schaub.

Falcons try to address penalties with full crew of officials

Looking for clean play in real games, the Atlanta Falcons welcomed additional enforcement to Wednesday’s practice. For the first time under coach Dan Quinn, a full crew of seven officials worked the session in their black and white striped shirts – plus a head official in a black shirt.

Without new contract, Julio Jones plans to play in opener

Julio Jones and the Atlanta Falcons have not agreed on a contract extension, but the nine-year veteran wide receiver is still expected to play in Sunday’s season opener against the Vikings without a new deal. Jones has two years remaining on his contract. Falcons officials said all offseason they expect to reach a new agreement with Jones. Owner Arthur Blank has said Jones will be the highest-paid wideout in the league.

Julio Jones still waiting on a new contract with Falcons

Julio Jones is still waiting on a new contract promised by the Atlanta Falcons, but the star receiver says he isn’t concerned. Jones wants to be a Falcon for life and believes the team will honor his wishes.

Falcons’ defense already hit with more injuries in camp

The Atlanta Falcons’ defense, which was devastated by injuries in 2018, already has lost two players in training camp. Coach Dan Quinn has confirmed safety J.J. Wilcox will miss the season with a right knee injury and defensive tackle Michael Bennett will miss the start of the season with a broken ankle. Both players were hurt on Monday’s opening day of camp.