Training camp starts today! That means football is right around the corner. Here are some links for you to consume on the first day of camp....
In addtion to releasing linebacker Lofa Tatupu, the Falcons signed wide receiver Tim Toone, defensive tackle Elisha Joseph, placed defensive tackle Corey Peters (foot injury) on the active, non-football injury list and waived safety Chad Faulcon on Wednesday.
The Falcons will open camp with Dent, Peterson and three undrafted players - Tennessee State's Rico Council, Pittsburgh's Max Gruder and Pat Schiller of Northern Illinois - at middle linebacker. There may be no position on the team that offers a better opportunity for an undrafted player to emerge in camp and earn significant playing time.
There's just too many players vying for a spot here to list.
The Falcons will turn the center and right guard starting jobs over to some combination of Todd McClure, Peter Konz, Vince Manuwai, Andrew Jackson, Garrett Reynolds and Mike Johnson. (And Joe Hawley. Oops.) Not all of those guys will be guaranteed roster spots and both positions are critically important for the offensive line, so it'll take one hell of a strong camp to come away with one of those.
Atlanta Falcons' star running back Michael Turner tried his hand at baking cupcakes for a good cause on Tuesday.
The celebrity bake-off of gourmet cupcakes was held at Gimme Some Suga Bakery Bar in Suwanee and supported the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation.
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