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WR Jones, TE Hooper, G Lindstrom return to Falcons’ offense

Friday, December 6th, 2019

Receiver Julio Jones, tight end Austin Hooper and first-round pick Chris Lindstrom are returning to the Atlanta Falcons' offense for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers. Coach Dan Quinn made the announcement after Friday's practice. Jones missed the Thanksgiving night loss to the New Orleans Saints with a shoulder injury.

Panthers TE Olsen (concussion) ruled out vs. Falcons

Friday, December 6th, 2019

Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen has been ruled out for this weekend's road game against the Atlanta Falcons. Olsen sustained a concussion on a helmet-to-helmet hit by Washington Redskins defensive end Ryan Anderson in the third quarter of the Panthers' 29-21 setback this past Sunday. A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Olsen did not practice all week as Carolina (5-7) prepares to face NFC South rival Atlanta (3-9) on Sunday (1 p.m. ET).

Panthers begin life post-Rivera in Atlanta

Friday, December 6th, 2019

Change came swiftly this week for the Carolina Panthers. Coach Ron Rivera was dismissed just five days before a Sunday afternoon road game against the Atlanta Falcons. Neither team is in line to change its fortunes in regard to the big picture for this season, but expect the Panthers to have some sort of response to the change that came with four games remaining.

Panthers-Falcons Preview

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Panthers interim coach Perry Fewell begins his audition for the full-time position when Carolina visits Atlanta, where Falcons coach Dan Quinn's status is uncertain, on Sunday. It gives me an opportunity to prove it, and it gives our players an opportunity to prove it,” said Fewell, who took over for the fired Ron Rivera on Tuesday. That's what we're going to do.

Interim coach Fewell to lead Panthers against Falcons

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Panthers interim coach Perry Fewell begins his audition for the full-time position when Carolina visits Atlanta, where Falcons coach Dan Quinn's status is uncertain, on Sunday. It gives me an opportunity to prove it, and it gives our players an opportunity to prove it,” said Fewell, who took over for the fired Ron Rivera on Tuesday. That's what we're going to do.

Panthers begin life post-Rivera in Atlanta

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Change came swiftly this week for the Carolina Panthers. Coach Ron Rivera was dismissed just five days before a Sunday afternoon road game against the Atlanta Falcons. Neither team is in line to change its fortunes in regard to the big picture for this season, but expect the Panthers to have some sort of response to the change that came with four games remaining.

49ers lock horns with Saints for critical NFC battle

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

The New Orleans Saints were the first NFL team to clinch a spot in the playoffs. The San Francisco 49ers seem headed to the playoffs also, but their standing has slipped. The 49ers visit the Saints on Sunday in a game that will have a significant effect on the pecking order atop the NFC.

49ers lock horns with Saints for critical NFC battle

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

The New Orleans Saints were the first NFL team to clinch a spot in the playoffs. The San Francisco 49ers seem headed to the playoffs also, but their standing has slipped. The 49ers visit the Saints on Sunday in a game that will have a significant effect on the pecking order atop the NFC.

Week 14 NFL power rankings: Eagles continue to tumble in NFC

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Saints (10-2) Last week: 3 After that confusing loss to the Falcons coming off the bye, the Saints have won three straight and beat the Falcons 26-18 on Thanksgiving night. It wasn't an explosive offensive performance but it's actually encouraging to see New Orleans win like this. Packers (9-3) Last week: 4 Green Bay did exactly what they were supposed to do against the Giants, beating them 31-13 on Sunday.

Reports: Free agent LB Te’o to sign with Saints

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Linebacker Manti Te'o is returning to the NFL with the New Orleans Saints, according to multiple reports. Te'o, 28, would be rejoining the Saints, for whom he played in 2017 and part of 2018, though he was a healthy scratch for the final 11 games. The Saints elected not to re-sign him in the offseason.