Dirty Bird Daily: Latest Atlanta Falcons News


Good morning, Falcons fans. We are just a few days away from training camp, and our “Falcons 50” countdown moves on at noon with 48 days left until football. Let’s dive straight in with today’s morning links.

Falcons surprise survivors of Charleston tragedy — Andrew Hirsh of AtlantaFalcons.com

"Survivors of the recent Charleston shooting, along with other members of Mother Emanuel AME Church, on Monday wrapped up a visit to Atlanta, where they visited several local landmarks and met some special guests."

Atlanta Falcons position preview: Defensive backs — Vaughn McClure of ESPN

"Leading up to the start of camp, we’ll take a look at the team position by position. We started with the quarterbacks and followed with the running backs, offensive line, wide receivers, tight ends, defensive line and linebackers."

Falcons lack depth at free safety, but ready to rock at strong safety — James Rael of The Falcoholic

"The Atlanta Falcons are woefully thin at free safety. It’s a fact beyond change, at least for now. With another free agency period and draft, I’m hopeful Thomas Dimitroff and company can remedy that. But strong safety is a different story. At strong safety the Falcons have depth."

Atlanta Falcons set to add popular ball boy — Vaughn McClure of ESPN

"Former Florida State ballboy Frankie Grizzle-Malgrat, better known as “Red Lightning” to college football fans, tweeted about starting his new role with the Falcons this week."

#AskAndrew Monday Falcons mailbag — Andrew Hirsh of AtlantaFalcons.com

"Each week, AtlantaFalcons.com writer Andrew Hirsh will be answering your Falcons questions from social media. Today, he discusses running backs, tight ends and 2015 expectations."

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