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CB Josh Wilson felt some pain in his right hamstring

  • 5:26 pm Sunday, July 27th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

FLOWERY BRANCH – The Falcons received a scare with about an hour left in their third practice when cornerback Josh Wilson, the leading contender for the nickel back position, felt a twinge in his right hamstring on Sunday.

He had his leg stretched out and later returned to practice.

Wilson, who started all 48 games for the Redskins over the past three seasons, was signed as a free agent this past offseason. He’s been practicing with the first-team nickel defense ahead of Robert McClain, who started at the nickel back for the Falcons last season.

Q&A: A pre-training camp chat with Mike Smith

  • 8:00 am Friday, July 25th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

FLOWERY BRANCH – Before training camp opens today, we chatted with Falcons coach Mike Smith, the winningest coach in franchise history, who’s determined to rebound from his first losing season.

He was in good spirits during an exclusive interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He shared some thoughts about the team and gave the fans some key information before things get started today with a closed morning walk-through and an open afternoon practice. 

(Check back later throughout the day as we post stories, notes, blogs and videos on from the first day of training camp.)  

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Falcons sign S Dwight Lowery, CB Josh Wilson

  • 3:37 pm Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

The Falcons, who released starting free safety Thomas DeCoud and finished the season with two starting rookie cornerbacks, signed some veteran help for their secondary on Tuesday.

The two defenders were signed a day after the Saints matched an offer sheet that safety Rafael Bush had signed with the Falcons.

Safety Dwight Lowery and cornerback Josh Wilson, both unrestricted free agents, were signed Tuesday. Terms of the agreements were not disclosed.

Lowery, 28, was selected by the New York Jets in the fourth round (114th overall) of the 2008 NFL draft. He played three seasons with the Jets before being traded to Jacksonville on September 3, 2011.

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