Posted: 3:34 pm Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
By D. Orlando Ledbetter
FLOWERY BRANCH — With the season-ending Achilles tendon injury to linebacker Sean Weatherspoon last Tuesday, the Falcons are still checking out the veteran free agent market.
Former New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma reportedly was in the building today, but the team said they are not going to sign him.
The team also worked out Tim Dobbins and Nick Barnett las week.
Vilma, 32, is 6-1, 230 pounds, is a 10-year veteran. He’s a former three-time Pro Bowler, but he has health concerns. He played just one game last season because of a knee injury.
He was a first-round pick by the New York Jets in 2004. He’s started 121 games over his NFL career, which was marred by his role in the Saints’ Bounty Gate scandal.
Pat Angerer, 27, is a former second-round pick by the Colts in 2010. He’s played in 54 games and made 39 starts. He’s four or five weeks away from being healthy.
PHASE THREE OF OFFSEASON PROGRAM
–Today, June 12 – OTA No. 9.
–Friday, June 13 – OTA No. 10.
–Monday, June 16 – Physicals.
–Tuesday, June 17 — Day One: Mandatory minicamp (3 practices, 2 walk-throughs over three days) (Walk-through and Practice)
–Wednesday, June 18 – Day Two: Mandatory minicamp. (Walk-through and Practice)
–Thursday, June 19 – Day Three: Mandatory minicamp. (Offseason program ends for veterans).
–June 22 through 28 – Rookie Symposiumin, Aurora, Ohio.
TBA – (Late July) – Report to Training camp.
PRACTICES WITH TEXANS — Wednesday, August 13 and Thursday, August 14.
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