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5 things to know about the Falcons on Monday

Here are five things to know about the Falcons on Monday:

1. Ryan’s charity golf tournament is set. All-Pro quarterback Matt Ryan’s charity golf tournament is set for today at the TPC Sugarloaf.

2. Exhibition schedule to be released today. The NFL will release its exhibition schedule at 5 p.m. Today. The NFL will release its regular season schedule between April 17-21.

3. Mercedes-Benz Stadium timeline delayed. Falcons officials, who said March 29 they would update the construction schedule for Mercedes-Benz Stadium within seven to 10 days, now say it will take a while longer to assess the timeline.

4. Trufant on his new deal. Desmond Trufant has never forgotten his roots. The football product from the small-town of Tacoma, Washington, agreed to a five-year, $69 million contract extension with the Falcons on Saturday.

5. D. LED’S TOP 100: Best Player Available. With the draft quickly approaching, the boards around the NFL are set. After interviewing several NFL personnel executives, coaches and scouts, here’s our list of the top 100 players in the upcoming draft.


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D. Orlando Ledbetter is the Atlanta Falcons beat writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.