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- Ryan completed all three of his passes for 32 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 23-20 preseason loss to the Dolphins.
- Ryan doesn't expect the Falcons to have any hangover from their Super Bowl collapse, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "We're already back at it," Ryan said. "When we started as a team in April, we got together before that as players down in Miami, it was time to move on. It was time to look forward."
- The Atlanta Falcons have announced that former Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian will replace Kyle Shanahan as the team's new OC.
- Ryan completed 17 of 23 passes for 284 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Falcons' 34-28 Super Bowl LI overtime loss to the Patriots. He also lost a fumble.
- Falcons are expected to "explore" a contract extension with Matt Ryan this offseason.
- Matt Ryan named NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
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- McKinley (shoulder) is nearing a full return and could make his preseason debut Sunday at Pittsburgh, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
- Pressley signed with the Falcons on Wednesday.
- Head coach Dan Quinn said Wednesday that he hopes Freeman will emerge from the concussion protocol by the end of the week, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.
- Gabriel (leg) returned to practice Sunday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
- Jones (toe) looked game-ready while catching passes during the Falcons' final two days of training camp, ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports.
- Freeman missed Monday's practice while in concussion protocol and won't play in Sunday's preseason game against the Steelers, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.