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5 things to know about the Falcons this week

FLOWERY BRANCH – Here are five things you need to know about the Falcons this week:

1. USO Tour. Falcons coach Dan Quinn, kicker Matt Bryant, linebacker Vic Beasley and defensive tackle Grady Jarrett and linebacker Paul Worrilow are going on a United Service Organizations (USO) tour this week.

2. Stadium tour. The Falcons have a tour of the new stadium set up for Thursday. ">The cost of the stadium is up to $1.5 billion with $200 million in add-ons.

3. Camp season. About 800 kids will  be on hand this week for agent Todd France’s New Era football camp at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School today through Thursday. Several NFL players including Denver wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, Tennessee wide receiver Harry Douglas and Philadelphia defensive tackle Fletcher Cox will be on hand to help the campers.

4. 90-man roster analysis. We started the 90-man roster analysis during the offseason program. We’ll add the quarterbacks on Tuesday and the tight ends on Thursday. Did the Falcons do enough to catch up to the Carolina Panthers, the three-time defending NFC South Champions?

5. Depth Chart. We’ll look at the projected depth chart heading into training camp on Wednesday in the Cover 9@9 blog. It’s possible the Falcons could start three rookies and two second-year players on defense.


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Falcons' offseason spotlight: OG Wes Schweizter, sixth round pick

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Falcons' offseason spotlight: TE Austin Hooper, third round pick

Falcons' offseason spotlight: LB Deion Jones, second round pick

Falcons' offseason spotlight: SS Keanu Neal, first round pick

Falcons' offseason spotlight: DE/SLB Vic Beasley

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