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Countdown to camp: Day 3 — Tight ends

  • 6:00 am Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

FLOWERY BRANCH — The countdown rolls on!

The rookies report Tuesday and the veterans — minus one key future Hall of Famer in Tony Gonzalez — report Thursday. The first practice is set for Friday.

We started our countdown 10 days out.

Countdown to camp: Day 10 – The new coaches

Countdown to camp: Day 9 – Special teams

Countdown to camp: Day 8 – Defensive backs

Countdown to camp: Day 7 — Linebackers

Countdown to camp: Day 6 — Defensive line 

Countdown to camp: Day 5 – Offensive line

Today, we’ll look at the tight end group.

Here’s our projected depth chart for the tight [More]

Falcons projected to get 4 compensatory picks

  • 6:00 am Monday, February 10th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

Jimmy Kempski of Philly.com noted that his friend, Craig Turner, has done compensatory pick projections over the past few years.

Turner correctly matched 24 teams with the correct rounds of the picks they received last year. Five other picks he missed by one round. He missed on three other teams, so overall 29 out of 32 is pretty strong.

The NFL has not made its compensatory pick formula public. The picks are normally announced at the NFL owners’ meetings, which are set for March 23-26.

Turner is projecting the Falcons to get four picks.

5 – Atlanta – Brent Grimes

7 – Atlanta [More]