D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Past articles by D.:

Jalen Carter scheduled to work out at Georgia’s Pro Day

All 32 NFL teams are expected to be on hand Wednesday for Georgia’s Pro Day, which is set to feature the workout of defensive lineman Jalen Carter. → Read More

Updated depth chart: Falcons’ defense looks stronger

After a flurry of moves Monday, the Falcons’ offseason depth chart needed an update. → Read More

Falcons get busy heading into new league year

Here’s a look at major moves announced during a frenzied couple of hours Monday (although team can not officially announce terms with prospective free agents until 4 p.m. Wednesday): → Read More

Falcons re-sign fullback Keith Smith

Fullback Keith Smith, who was named to the Pro Bowl as a second alternate and played a key role in the run game and on special teams, was re-signed by the Falcons on Monday, according to his agent A.J. Vaynerchuk. → Read More

What you need to know about the Falcons as free agency opens

With the Falcons in position to be major players, here’s a primer to get you ready for free agency. → Read More

D. Led’s Mock Draft 1.0: Falcons take offensive tackle Peter Skoronski

The Atlanta Falcons hold the eighth overall pick and will have several good options, just like last season in the same position. → Read More

Falcons sign Lorenzo Carter to two-year deal

Outside linebacker Lorenzo Carter, who was set to become a free agent March 15, signed a two-year contract to remain with the Falcons on Tuesday. → Read More

Broderick Jones addresses Jalen Carter’s ‘character issues’

Georgia offensive tackle Broderick Jones has known embattled teammate Jalen Carter since 2020 meeting in Orlando. → Read More

Darnell Washington is a ‘unique’ NFL prospect

Darnell Washington was not the best tight end on his college football team, but his combination of size, speed and athletic ability makes him one of the more intriguing prospects at the NFL scouting combine. → Read More

NFL combine: Rashod Bateman recovering from surgery, news about other Georgians

INDIANAPOLIS — Ravens wide receiver Rashod Bateman, who played at Tift County High, is recovering from Lisfranc surgery. → Read More

A look at the 41 players with Georgia ties invited to the NFL scouting combine

FLOWERY BRANCH — Forty-one players with Georgia connections have been invited to the NFL scouting combine, which begins Tuesday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. → Read More

How to watch, stream the 2023 NFL Combine

Here’s some information about when and where to watch and stream the 2023 NFL Scouting Combine. → Read More

Falcons set to make moves at combine, get jump-start on free agency

FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons are setting out on a critical fact-finding mission that will shape indelibly the future of the franchise. → Read More

Ex-Falcons defensive end Vic Beasley set to make his XFL debut

Former Falcons defensive end Vic Beasley, who was the eighth overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft, is attempting to revive his professional football career. → Read More

Chiefs’ Andy Reid on if he’s retiring: ‘I still enjoy doing what I’m doing’

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- What Kansas City coach Andy Reid had to say after winning Super Bowl LVII on Sunday: → Read More

Q&A with referee following key Super Bowl holding call

One of the key plays in the Chiefs’ 38-35 victory over the Eagles in Super Bowl LVII was a defensive holding call on the game-winning drive. On a third-and-8 from the 15-yard line, Eagles cornerback James Bradberry was flagged against Chiefs receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster on a pass that fell incomplete. The penalty gave the Chiefs a first down with 1:48 remaining. → Read More

Chiefs storm back to defeat Eagles in Super Bowl LVII

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts waged a battle for the ages. → Read More

Don’t overlook the rushing attacks in Super Bowl LVII

While the Chiefs and the Eagles are led by dynamic quarterbacks in Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts, the rushing attacks could play a major role in the Super Bowl. → Read More

Super Bowl stat corner: Chiefs’ Travis Kelce is nearly unstoppable

PHOENIX — Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce has been selected for the past eight Pro Bowls and has been named All-Pro four times. → Read More

Nine selected for enshrinement into Pro Football Hall of Fame

PHOENIX – The latest class for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which will be enshrined in August, has two first-year eligible players, an innovative coach, and two defensive backs who were considered the best of their eras. → Read More