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5 things to know about the Falcons on Tuesday: Freeney to visit Wednesday 

FLOWERY BRANCH --  Here are five things to know about the Falcons today:

1. OTAs: The Falcons have three organized team activities this week with today’s session being open to the media. They will also practice on Wednesday and Friday during their second week of OTAs. Teams may conduct a total of 10 days of organized team practice activity, or “OTAs.” No live contact is permitted, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are permitted.

2. Minicamp open to public. Following the third week of OTAs, the Falcons will host their mandatory minicamp June 14 through 16 and those practices are open to the public.

3. Freeney’s visit. Defensive end Dwight Freeney, who has 119.5 career sacks, is set to visit the Falcons this week. Former Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan believes the team should sign Freeney. UPDATE -- 


4. Most like the move. A total of 61 percent of (1,300 voters) like the Falcons’ move of Vic Beasley to strongside linebacker in the 4-3 defense.

5. Injury update. Returner Devin Hester (ankle/foot), right guard Chris Chester (shoulder) and center James Stone (knee) did not participate in the open practice during OTAs last week.

Defensive tackle Grady Jarrett (tendonitis knee), defensive end Adrian Clayborn (strained pectoral) and wide receiver Devin Fuller (hamstring) were also limited. Check back later for updates after today's practice.

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The AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter & Noah Coslov chat about what he focuses on while watching Falcons OTAs and what the media will get from watching film with the coaches.


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