5 things to know about the Falcons this week
June 16, 2016: Flowery Branch, GA: Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan during the last day of mini-camp in Flowery Branch Thursday June 16, 2016. BRANT SANDERLIN/BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM
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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PROJECT PASS RUSH
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DL line coach Bryan Cox: Hageman needs to improve his play
LB coach Jeff Ulbrich: ‘Cream will rise’ at linebacker for Falcons
Defensive coordinator Richard Smith pleased with early progress of the defense
Falcons still have a spot for DT Jonathan Babineaux
Dwight Freeney 95 percent certain that he will play in 2016
Falcons working 80 percent of time on pass rush
Weatherspoon on Freeney: ‘He still has it’
90-MAN ROSTER ANALYSIS — POSITION BY POSITION
Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Linebackers
Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Running backs
Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Specialists
FALCONS’ OFFSEASON SPOTLIGHTS
Falcons’ offseason spotlight: OG Wes Schweizter, sixth round pick
Falcons offseason spotlight: LB De’Vondre Campbell, fourth round pick
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
Falcons’ offseason spotlight: DT Grady Jarrett
Falcons’ offseason spotlight: FS Robenson Therezie
Falcons’ offseason spotlight: CB Jalen Collins
Falcons’ offseason spotlight: RB Tevin Coleman
Falcons’ offseason spotlight: WR Justin Hardy