Falcons wide receiver Roddy White throws to fellow receiver Darius Johnson during mini-camp Tuesday June 17, 2014. BRANT SANDERLIN /BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM
FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons opened their minicamp with a morning walk-through and an afternoon practice on Tuesday.
Wide receivers Roddy White and Julio Jones (right foot), safety Zeke Motta (neck) and defensive tackle Corey Peters (Achilles) did not practice. White was held out for unspecified reasons.
We’ll find out later from coach Mike Smith.
Also, with the practice being open, myself and Tanya Sichynsky we were able to live tweet. Below find a collection of our observations.
Come back later for stories, blogs and videos on AJC.Com and MyAJC.com.
PHASE THREE OF OFFSEASON PROGRAM
–Today — Day One: Mandatory minicamp (Open to Public, 3:30 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.).
–Wednesday, June 18 – Day Two: Mandatory minicamp (Open to Public, 3:30 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.).
–Thursday, June 19 – Day Three: Mandatory minicamp. (Offseason program ends for veterans).
–June 22-28 – Rookie Symposium
TBA – (Late July) – Report to Training camp.
PRACTICES WITH TEXANS — Wednesday, August 13 and Thursday, August 14.
THE LATEST FROM OTAS
Sean Weatherspoon suffers season-ending Achilles injury
What’s next for Sean Weaatherspoon?
What’s next for the Falcons at linebacker?
Javier Arenas gets to watch longtime role model
Falcons cut Szczerba, Yoklic
Falcons minicamp is open to the public
Sean Weatherspoon to miss 2014 season
Matt Ryan on Harry Douglas’ contribution to the offense
Falcons defensive line coach Bryan Cox
Falcons tight end Levine Toilolo
Falcons assistant head coach Terry Robiskie on Devin Hester
Falcons coach Mike Smith on OTAs
DRAFT CLASS STORIES
Jake Matthews brings strength of family to the Falcons
Ra’Shede Hageman could turn into defensive force for Falcons
Dezmen Southward ready to compete for playing time
Warrick Dunn likes the pick of FSU’s Devonta Freeman
Falcons signed 20 undrafted rookie free agents, 5 from SEC
Falcons invite 24 players in for tryouts
NFL Draft 2014: ESPN’s Todd McShay on the Falcons’ draft class
VIDEO: Reaction to the Atlanta Falcons’ 2014 draft class
THE ATLANTA FALCONS 2014 DRAFT CLASS
Round 1 / 6 — Jake Matthews, RT, 6-5, 308, Texas A&M
Round 2/37 – Ra’Shede Hageman, DE, 6-6, Minnesota
Round 3/68 – Dezmen Southward, FS, 6-0, 211, Wisconsin
Round 4/103 – Devonta Freeman, RB, 5-8, 206, Florida State
Round 4/139 – Prince Shembo, LB, 6-1, 253 Notre Dame
Round 5/147 – Ricardo Allen, CB, 5-9, 187, Purdue
Round 5/168 – Marquis Spruill, LB, 6-1, 231, Syracuse
Round 7/253 – Yawin Smallwood, LB, 6-2, 246, Connecticut
Round 7/255 – Tyler Starr, LB, 6-4, 250, South Dakota