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5 quick takes from Falcons' Monday practice

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Here are five quick takes from Monday's practice.

1. Fast-paced, no pads practice. The tempo was high at practice as the Falcons didn't practice in pads. They were working on the game plan for Miami. The practice lasted 1 hour, 57 minutes.

2. Collins has redzone pick.  Cornerback Jalen Collins had a nice interception during one of the red-zone periods. He will not be available for the first four games of the season because of performance enhancement drug suspension.

3. Hardy gets re-taped. Wide receiver Justin Hardy had his right foot re-taped during practice. He returned to the action.

4. Leslie down with injury. Backup wide receiver Jordan Leslie went down with an apparent left knee injury after colliding with a defender. He returned to the action.

5. Training session. Running back  Terron Ward (ankle) and strong safety Kemal Ishmael (shoulder) worked out with the training staff off to the side.

Check back on AJC.Com and later for updates.

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WR 11 Julio Jones, 16 Justin Hardy, 14 Eric Weems, 87 Devin Fuller, 18 Jordan Leslie,

6 Corey Washington

LT 70 Jake Matthews, 76 Tom Compton, 66 Laurence Gibson

LG 67 Andy Levitre, 71 Wes Schweitzer, 64 Collin Rahrig, 79 Jordan Walsh

C 51 Alex Mack, 63 Ben Garland

RG 65 Chris Chester, 68 Mike Person, 74o Michael Huey

RT 73 Ryan Schraeder, 72 Bryce Harris

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

49 Arthur Lynch

WR 12 Mohamed Sanu, 19 Aldrick Robinson, 15 Nick Williams, 85 J.D. McKissic, 7 David Glidden

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

RB 24 Devonta Freeman, 26 Tevin Coleman, 28 Terron Ward, 35 Gus Johnson, 20 Brandon Wilds, 30 Cyrus Gray

FB 42 Patrick DiMarco, 39 Will Ratelle


DE 99 Adrian Clayborn, 50 Brooks Reed, 93 Dwight Freeney, 96 Nordly Capi

DT 94 Tyson Jackson, 95 Jonathan Babineaux, 98 Cory Johnson, 75 Brandon Williams

DT 97 Grady Jarrett, 91 Courtney Upshaw, 92 Joey Mbu

DE 90 Derrick Shelby, 77 Ra’Shede Hageman, 54 Malliciah Goodman, 49 Efe Obada

LB 44 Vic Beasley Jr., 41 Philip Wheeler, 52 Tyler Starr, 48 Ivan McLennan

LB 55 Paul Worrilow, 45 Deion Jones, 53 LaRoy Reynolds, 46 Dominique Tovell

LB 56 Sean Weatherspoon, 59 De’Vondre Campbell

CB 23 Robert Alford, 32 Jalen Collins, 29 C.J. Goodwin, 39 Jordan Sefon, 38 Ryan White

CB 21 Desmond Trufant, 25 Akeem King, 34 Brian Poole, 43 DeMarcus Van Dyke,

33 Devonte Johnson

S 37 Ricardo Allen, 27 Robenson Therezie, 20 Sharrod Neasman

S 22 Keanu Neal, 36 Kemal Ishmael, 40 Damian Parms, Sergio Brown


K 3 Matt Bryant, 17 Shayne Graham

KO 5 Matt Bosher

P 5 Matt Bosher

KR 26 Tevin Coleman, 14 Eric Weems, 87 Devin Fuller, 85 J.D. McKissic

PR 14 Eric Weems, 87 Devin Fuller, 85 J.D. McKissic

LS 47 Josh Harris

H 5 Matt Bosher


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