NFL fans will need to awake early to catch the entire Week 8 schedule for the 2014 season, with the league announcing that the Atlanta Falcons-Detroit Lions matchup at London's Wembley Stadium will kick off at 9:30 a.m. (et) on Oct. 26.
Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez returned to practice on Wednesday, though the team has declared the veteran questionable for its midweek matchup with the New Orleans Saints.
Thomas Howard, a linebacker who played five seasons for the Oakland Raiders and who was cut by the Atlanta Falcons last week, died in a car accident early Monday morning on a highway in California, according to reports.
Atlanta Falcons running back Jason Snelling was arrested early Friday morning and charged with possession of marijuana after a traffic stop in which he allegedly attempted to eat some of the drug, according to a report.
Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez and wide receiver Harry Douglas are listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Atlanta Falcons activated linebacker Sean Weatherspoon from injured reserve-designated to return on Wednesday.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White is active for Sunday's game against Seattle.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White is questionable to return from ankle and hamstring injuries in Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, the redshirt freshman phenom who led the Seminoles to the No. 1 ranking and a berth in the BCS National Championship Game, was named Monday as one of six finalists for the Heisman Trophy.
For the record 11th year in a row, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has won the vote as NASCAR's most popular driver by the fans.
The New England Patriots placed All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski on injured reserve Monday.
The Chicago White Sox and right- hander Felipe Paulino agreed to terms on a one-year, $1.75 million contract Monday.
Needing to clear a roster spot to facilitate their big trade with the Sacramento Kings, the Toronto Raptors placed veteran guard D.J. Augustin on waivers Monday.
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik was placed on injured reserve after being taken off on a stretcher in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Boston Bruins.