7 quick takes from the last day of Falcons’ minicamp

June 16, 2016: Flowery Branch, GA: Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan during the last day of mini-camp in Flowery Branch Thursday June 16, 2016. BRANT SANDERLIN/BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM

June 16, 2016: Flowery Branch, GA: Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan during the last day of mini-camp in Flowery Branch Thursday June 16, 2016. BRANT SANDERLIN/BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM

FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons wrapped up their minicamp on Thursday and broke for the summer. The players report back to the team’s facilities on July 27.

Here are seven quick takes from the final practice. You can also watch the Facebook Live Video of the seven take with yours truly and Jaylon Thompson after practice CLICK HERE:

1. Quarterback corner. Starting quarterback Matt Ryan and Matt Schaub had the day off. Sean Renfree and Matt Schaub ran the offense. Ryan and Schaub did the play calling from the sidelines during the two-minute drill.

2. Luckett tryout over. Wide receiver Donatella Luckett was not retained after his one-day tryout on Wednesday.

3. New Cameras. The Falcons are waiting for two more camera stands. The Falcons have been experimenting with a camera that rising to the sky and the operating works from the group. The cameras cost $280,000 each.

4. Bosher is back. Falcons punter Matt Bosher was back at practice after being excused on Wednesday.

5. Big interception. Falcons safety Kemal Ishmael dove and made a spectacular interception on a tipped pass.

6. Collins to reserve role. Falcons cornerback Jalen Collins, who must serve a four-game suspension will be a backup throughout training camp.

7. Returner tryouts. After practice, eight players lined up to catch punts from the machine. The group included Tevin Coleman, Terron Ward, David Glidden, Nick Williams, Justin Hardy, Aldrick Robinson, Eric Weems and J.D. McKissic.

Check back later for updates and stories from practice on Vic Beasley, Dan Quinn and Adrian Clayborn. Also for videos of Quinn, Clayborn and running back Devonta Freeman.

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LB coach Jeff Ulbrich: ‘Cream will rise’ at linebacker for Falcons

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90-MAN ROSTER ANALYSIS — POSITION BY POSITION

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Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Running backs

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Specialists

FALCONS’ OFFSEASON SPOTLIGHTS

Falcons’ offseason spotlight: OG Wes Schweizter, sixth round pick

Falcons offseason spotlight: LB De’Vondre Campbell, fourth round pick

Falcons’ offseason spotlight: TE Austin Hooper, third round pick

Falcons’ offseason spotlight: LB Deion Jones, second round pick

Falcons’ offseason spotlight: SS Keanu Neal, first round pick

Falcons’ offseason spotlight: DE/SLB Vic Beasley

Falcons’ offseason spotlight: DT Grady Jarrett

Falcons’ offseason spotlight: FS Robenson Therezie

Falcons’ offseason spotlight: CB Jalen Collins

Falcons’ offseason spotlight: RB Tevin Coleman

Falcons’ offseason spotlight: WR Justin Hardy

 


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