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5 things to know about the Falcons on Friday


FLOWERY BRANCH – Here are five things you need to know about the Falcons on Friday:

1. All rookie draft picks signed. Before the start of minicamp, the Falcons signed their entire rookie class on Thursday. What's chief negotiator Nick Polk going to do now?

2. Rookie minicamp starts today.  The Falcons signed 22 undrafted rookie free agents and will have 27 additional players in for tryouts. They will practice today and Saturday. Here's a closer look at the players on hand.

3. SEALs training. You have to check out the video of the Falcons doing some Navy SEALs training last week. They were carrying around logs and rolling them on the ground.

4. Second chances. Here’s an uplifting story at some workers helping to building the Stadium.

5. The Hooper file. Get to know Falcons draft pick Austin Hooper a little better. He’s a top tight end prospect from Stanford.

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