Atlanta Falcons NFL team blog by the AJC's D. Orlando Ledbetter

Falcons’ cheerleaders start practice today

11:02 am Jun. 9, 2017

The Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders, under the direction of cheer coordinator Chato B. Hendrix, held their first official practice for the 2017 season on Friday.

The squad was finalized after tryouts in April. Hendrix is assisted by

5 things we learned from Tuesday’s open OTA

2:38 pm Jun. 6, 2017

FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons coach Dan Quinn put the team through an OTA (non contact) practice on Tuesday.

Here are the five things we learn:

Returnees: Cornerback Desmond Trufant (pectoral surgery), defensive end Derrick Shelby (Achilles surgery)

Freeney says he’s in touch with Falcons 

10:56 pm Jun. 1, 2017

Former Falcons defensive end Dwight Freeney told Sirius NFL Radio that he’s been in touch with the team and that he’s optimistic that he’ll re-sign with the defending NFC champs in the future on Thursday.