Offensive lineman Jake Matthews held his own against Vic Beasley, the rookie the Atlanta Falcons are counting on to pressure opposing QBs.
Atlanta has been anemic in the run game the past two seasons, so the hope is Kyle Shanahan's offense and zone-blocking scheme will provide a boost.
The Falcons cornerbacks will face several big, talented receivers this season. Luckily, they get to practice against Julio Jones and Roddy White.
The Atlanta Falcons will hold their third training camp practice on Sunday morning at their home facility.
Rookie running back Tevin Coleman hasn't surpassed Devonta Freeman on the Atlanta depth chart, but Coleman did get a few first-team reps Saturday.
Dan Quinn went to the Super Bowl the past two seasons as the Seattle Seahawks' defensive coordinator.
Coach Dan Quinn said he was pleased with his team's play and energy during the first day of camp.
Is Coleman the starter in Atlanta?
Tevin Coleman is expected to win the starting running back job over Devonta Freeman. The question is how much of the workload will the rookie third-rounder out of Indiana share with Freeman. Fantasy X factors
Top option in Atlanta's backfield?
Rookie Tevin Coleman is expected to overtake Devonta Freeman on the depth chart at some point this season. Coleman could eventually become a safe RB2 option in fantasy leagues, but not yet. Running back tiers (Insider)
Although the RB battle between Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman is sure to be a storyline in training camp, Coleman downplayed the significance.
Falcons coach Dan Quinn says four-time Pro Bowler Jake Long 'had an awesome workout here' and that the team remains interested in signing him.
There may be others who rule the discussion for the No. 1 spot, but Atlanta's Desmond Trufant is woefully underrated.
The Falcons will hold their first training camp practice Friday morning at their home facility. Here is their schedule.
Roddy White has been around long enough that he's not going to be put off by some competition for playing time.
Falcons' Ryan a sixth-round value
In Eric Karabell's fantasy QB rankings, he reminds any doubters of Atlanta's Matt Ryan that Julio Jones waits at the other end of many passes. Quarterback tiers (Insider)
Falcons starting left tackle Jake Matthews, who underwent foot surgery in January, received full clearance to practice at the start of training camp.
Julio Jones arrives at Falcons camp
The Pro Bowl WR reported to training camp today and said his agent and the team have started negotiating a long-term contract. Jones has one year left on his deal and is scheduled to make $10.176 million this season.
While discussing Tom Brady and the deflation of footballs, Atlanta WR Roddy White told a story about his own team's NFL punishment.
Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl wide receiver Julio Jones, who reported to training camp Thursday, said his agent and the team have started negotiations toward a new long-term contract.
Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is excited about his opportunity to start, says he 'can't wait to show the world what I can do.'
Arthur Blank said that the Falcons are satisfied that Jalen Collins will be a good fit for the "chemistry and culture of our organization."
Where will Falcons play Jackson?
DE Tyson Jackson was overpaid playing less than half the time in Atlanta's 3-4 scheme the past two years. Where will new coach Dan Quinn fit him into the team's 4-3 look? Grantland: All-bad contracts team
Dan Quinn will be overseeing a massive overhaul of the Falcons' defense, but he has some pieces to work with. How will the front-seven reps shake out as Atlanta tries to get after quarterbacks?
No one expects Demarcus Love to come in and snatch a starting role, but he does have a chance to show he can be a reliable backup.
NFL Nation Buzz: Atlanta Falcons
Vaughn McClure reports on Falcons' rookies Vic Beasley, Tevin Coleman and Jalen Collins at training camp.
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