5 things to know about the Falcons on Friday

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn, right, and team owner Arthur Blank watch during an NFL football practice  Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, in Flowery Branch, Ga.. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn, right, and team owner Arthur Blank watch during an NFL football practice Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, in Flowery Branch, Ga.. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

FLOWERY BRANCH – Here are five things to know about the Falcons on Friday. The team will hold their Friday Nights Lights practice at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Grayson High.

1. Friday Night Lights.  “Friday Night Lights” gates open at 6 p.m. and the team takes the field at 7:30 p.m. The practice will be hosted by Wes Durham and Dave Archer and will feature a performance by the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders, interactive games, as well as player autographs. The night will conclude with a fireworks show.

2. Freeney arrived. Falcons defensive end Dwight Freeney arrived at the facilities shortly after 2 p.m. on Thursday, just in time for the 2:30 p.m. team meeting. He used his negotiating skills to secure the No. 93 jersey from Malliciah Goodman.

3. Ricardo Allen settling in. It was a busy Thursday with the waiving of Torrey Green (rape investigation), Freeney arriving, owner Arthur Blank, general manager Thomas Dimitroff and quarterback Matt Ryan speaking, you probably missed this fine story on Falcons free safety Ricardo Allen, who’s finding his voice as a leader. 

4. Green waived. The Falcons were quick to waive rookie Torrey Green after they became aware of a rape investigation in Utah. Three women have some forward with allegations.

5. Saturday off. The Falcons, who are set to open the exhibition season against the Washington football team on Thursday at the Georgia Dome, will have Saturday off.



TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE

August

5 – Friday, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Grayson High School

6 – Saturday, players off.

7 – Sunday, public practice, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

8- Monday, public practice, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

9 – Tuesday, public practice, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

10 – Wednesday, public practice 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

11 – Thursday vs. Washington 7 p.m. (Georgia Dome).

12 – Friday, closed practice.

13 – Saturday, players off.

14 – Sunday, public practice, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

15 – Monday, public practice, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

16 – Tuesday, public practice: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Depth chart. Here’s the updated training camp depth chart after Freeney’s deal:

OFFENSE

WR 11 Julio Jones, 16 Justin Hardy, 87 Devin Fuller, 18 Jordan Leslie

LT 70 Jake Matthews, 76 Tom Compton

LG 67 Andy Levitre, 71 Wes Schweitzer, 79 Shabaz Ahmed

C   51 Alex Mack, 63 Ben Garland, 69 Jake Reed

RG 65 Chris Chester, 68 Mike Person, 64 Collin Rahrig, Michael Huey

RT 73 Ryan Schraeder, 72 Bryce Harris, 66 Laurence Gibson

TE 83 Jacob Tamme, 80 Levine Toilolo, 81 Austin Hooper, 86 D.J. Tialavea, 82 Joshua Perkins, 49 Arthur Lynch

WR Mohamed Sanu, 14 Eric Weems, 19 Aldrick Robinson, 15 Nick Williams, 7 David Glidden, 85 J.D. McKissic, 6 Corey Washington, 89 Chris King

QB 2 Matt Ryan, 8 Matt Schaub, 4 Matt Simms, 13 Sean Renfree

RB 24 Devonta Freeman, 26 Tevin Coleman, 28 Terron Ward, 35 Gus Johnson, 20 Brandon Wilds

FB 42 Patrick DiMarco, 39 Will Ratelle

NICKEL DEFENSE

RDE 93 Dwight Freeney, 99 Adrian Clayborn, 50 Brooks Reed, 91 Courtney Upshaw, 75 Brandon Williams

DT 97 Grady Jarrett, 94 Tyson Jackson, 95 Jonathan Babineaux, 96 Nordly Capi, 98 Cory Johnson

DT 90 Derrick Shelby, 77 Ra’Shede Hageman, 92 Joey Mbu, 74 Chris Mayes

LDE 44 Vic Beasley Jr., 48 Ivan McLennan, 54 Malliciah Goodman, 52 Tyler Starr, 49 Efe Obada

LB 56 Sean Weatherspoon, 59 De’Vondre Campbell, 41 Philip Wheeler

LB 55 Paul Worrilow, 45 Deion Jones, 53 LaRoy Reynolds

RCB 23 Robert Alford, 43 DeMarcus Van Dyke, 29 C.J. Goodwin, 33 Devonte Johnson, 32 Jalen Collins (Suspended for 4 games)

NCB 34 Brian Poole,  29 C.J. Goodwin

LCB 21 Desmond Trufant, 25 Akeem King, 38 David Mims II, 39 Jordan Sefon

FS 37 Ricardo Allen, 27 Robenson Therezie, 20 Sharrod Neaseman, 34 Brian Poole

SS 22 Keanu Neal, 36 Kemal Ishmael, 40 Damian Parms

BASE 4-3

RDE  99 Adrian Clayborn, 93 Dwight Freeney, 91 Courtney Upshaw, 71 Brandon Williams, 96 Nordly Capi

DT  77 Ra’Shede Hageman, 95 Jonathan Babineaux, 98 Cory Johnson

NT 97 Grady Jarrett, 94 Tyson Jackson, 92 Joey Mbu, 74 Chris Mayes

LDE  90 Derrick Shelby, 77 Ra’Shede Hageman, 54 Malliciah Goodman, 52 Tyler Starr, 49 Efe Obada

WLB 56 Sean Weatherspoon, 59 De’Vondre Campbell, 48 Ivan McLennan

MLB 55 Paul Worrilow, 45 Deion Jones, 53 LaRoy Reynolds

SLB 44 Vic Beasley, 41 Philip Wheeler, 50 Brooks Reed, 91 Courtney Upshaw,

RCB 25 Akeem King, 32 Jalen Collins, 23 Robert Alford, 29 C.J. Goodwin, 33 Devonte Johnson, 38 David Mims II

LCB 21 Desmond Trufant, 43 DeMarcus Van Dyke, 39 Jordan Sefon, 34 Brian Poole

FS 37 Ricardo Allen, 27 Robenson Therezie, 20 Sharrod Neaseman

SS 22 Keanu Neal, 36 Kemal Ishmael, 40 Damian Parms

SPECIALISTS

K 3 Matt Bryant, 1 Nick Rose

KO 5 Matt Bosher

P 5 Matt Bosher

KR 26 Tevin Coleman, 87 Devin Fulller, 14 Eric Weems,  16 Justin Hardy, 7 David Glidden, 85 J.D. McKissic

PR 26 Tevin Coleman, 87 Devin Fuller, 14 Eric Weems, 85 J.D. McKissic, 16 Justin Hardy, 7 David Glidden

90-MAN ROSTER ANALYSIS — POSITION BY POSITION

OFFENSE

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Quarterbacks

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Running backs

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Wide receivers

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Tight ends

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Offensive line

DEFENSE

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Defensive line

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Linebackers

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Defensive backs

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Specialists

 


View Comments 0