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5 quick takes from Falcons' Tuesday practice


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

1. Freeney ready for action. Falcons defensive end Dwight Freeney will play some defensive end in the team's nickel package against Cleveland. Falcons coach Dan Quinn is expecting to get his snaps in over the first quarter.

2. Therezie scare. Falcons free safety Robenson Therezie fell awkwardly on his right side after defending a deep pass to tight end Jacob Tamme. He was replaced by Sharrod Neaseman for one play before returning to the 11-on-11 action.

3. Cyrus learns. Falcons running back Cyrus Gray, who was signed last Saturday, had the ball smacked away at the end of a run. The Falcons have been trying to strip the ball off of running backs all of training camp. With Gray being a late signee, he was clearly caught off guard.

4. Mayes waived. Nose tackle Chris Mayes, an undrafted rookie from Georgia, suffered a foot injury early in practice on Monday and was waived injured on Tuesday. On Monday, Mayes, of Griffin, was escorted from the field by the training staff. Mayes was listed as the fourth-string nose tackle on the team’s depth chart. He played seven snaps against Washington and was considered a longshot to make the team. Backup center Jake Reed (foot) was also not at practice.

5. Goodwin not at practice. Falcons cornerback C.J. Goodwin, who attempting to make the team after starting his career as a wide receiver, returned to practice with a unspecified strain. Goodwin played 28 snaps against Washington in the exhibition opener. He had three tackles and one pass defensed.

Check back on AJC.Com and MYAJC.com later for updates.

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ATLANTA FALCONS DEPTH CHART

OFFENSE

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

C 51 Alex Mack, 63 Ben Garland, 69 Jake Reed

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

RT 73 Ryan Schraeder, 72 Bryce Harris, 79 Shahbaz Ahmed

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

DEFENSE

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, 74 Chris Mayes

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, 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

SPECIALISTS

K 3 Matt Bryant, 1 Nick Rose

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

TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE

August

15 – Monday, public practice, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

16 – Tuesday, public practice: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

ICYMI -- TRAINING CAMP STORIES

Falcons' offensive improvement starts with Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan resting well with Alex Mack on hand

Dwight Freeney: 'I still have a lot to give'

Jones-Sanu tandem is still developing chemistry

Falcons release first 2016 'official' depth chart

Cover 9@9: Sacks are finally important

Freeney excited about working with Vic Beasley    

LG Andy Levitre working to eliminate his penalties

PHOTOS: Falcons prepare for first exhibition game

5 quick questions with offensive line coach Chris Morgan

90-MAN ROSTER ANALYSIS -- POSITION BY POSITION

OFFENSE

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Quarterbacks

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Running backs

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Wide receivers

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Tight ends

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Offensive line

DEFENSE

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Defensive line

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Linebackers

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Defensive backs

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Specialists

 

 


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