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Falcons owner Blank to have surgery for prostate cancer

ATLANTA (AP) Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank is planning surgery for what he says is a treatable form of prostate cancer.

Blank said in a statement posted on the team website on Tuesday he was diagnosed with the cancer in December. He says he has visited doctors "across the country." He says "the overall prognosis is good."

The 73-year-old Blank, the co-founder of Home Depot, purchased the Falcons in 2002. He also owns the expansion MLS franchise Atlanta United FC, which will begin play in 2017. The soccer team will share the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, currently under construction, with the Falcons.

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NFC South Division
TeamWLTPct
xyz-Carolina 1510.938
Atlanta 880.500
New Orleans 790.438
Tampa Bay 6100.375
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: M. Ryan4591
Pass TDs: M. Ryan21
Rush Yds: D. Freeman1056
Rush TDs: D. Freeman11
Rec Yds: J. Jones1871
Rec TDs: J. Jones8
Int: R. Allen3
Sacks: V. Beasley Jr.4.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5985 (7)
Passing Yards: 4602 (6)
Rushing Yards: 1606 (19)
Points per game: 21.2 (21)
Yards per game: 374.1 (7)
Touchdowns: 34 (21)
Field Goals: 25 (19)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 5562 (16)
Passing Yards: 3999 (11)
Rushing Yards: 1680 (14)
Points per game: 21.6 (14)
Yards per game: 347.6 (16)
Touchdowns: 39 (16)
Field Goals: 20 (2)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/8 J. Durant cut
2/8 W. Moore cut
2/8 B. Gardner Taken off IR knee
2/8 C. Mooney Taken off IR undisclosed
2/8 T. Howard Taken off IR undisclosed
2/8 A. Replogle Taken off IR undisclosed
2/8 M. Bryant Taken off IR right quadriceps
2/8 W. Moore Taken off IR ankle
2/8 J. Stone Taken off IR knee
2/8 P. Soliai Taken off IR calf
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/3 P. Adams hamstring (Probable)
1/3 R. Alford ankle (Probable)
1/3 C. Chester shoulder (Probable)
1/3 T. Coleman concussion (Out)
1/3 J. Durant hip (Probable)
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