Last season, the Atlanta Falcons finished 4-12 and in last place in the NFC South. Atlanta drafted Texas A&M offensive tackle Jake Matthews in the first round. The Falcons acquired defensive tackle Paul Soliai, offensive lineman Jon Asamoah and defensive end Tyson Jackson in free agency.
Atlanta opens the 2014 preseason with a home game against the Miami Dolphins. They have a road date with the Houston Texans in the second week of preseason. Atlanta finishes the preseason with a home game against the Tennessee Titans and a road game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The team begins the regular season with a home game against the New Orleans Saints on Sept. 7.
Preseason schedule and TV coverage (ET)
Friday, Aug. 8 vs. Miami – 7:00 p.m., The CW (Local)
Saturday, Aug. 16 at Houston – 8:00 p.m., The CW (Local)
Saturday, Aug. 23 vs. Tennessee – 7:00 p.m., The CW (Local)
Thu, Aug. 28 at Jacksonville – 6:00 p.m., The CW (Local)
- Brad Rowland