Dirty Bird Daily: Latest Atlanta Falcons News


Good morning, Falcons fans. The countdown to training camp continues today with a look at the Atlanta Falcons’ safeties. The Falcons could also be looking to bolster their offensive line further with the potential signing of free agent Jake Long, which was yesterday’s biggest story. Let’s get started with the Dirty Bird Daily.

Report: Jake Long visits, works out with Falcons — FOX Sports

"It seems like an eternity ago, but back in 2008 Jake Long was the first overall pick in the NFL draft. Now? Long is looking to turn his career around with the Atlanta Falcons."

Falcons countdown to camp: A look at the safeties — D. Orlando Ledbetter of AJC.com

"Falcons coach Dan Quinn had superstars playing for him at safety in Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor in Seattle."

Devonta Freeman eager to reunite with Red Lightning — Vaughn McClure of ESPN

"Atlanta Falcons second-year running back Devonta Freeman looks forward to reuniting with his old friend Frankie Grizzle-Malgrat, better known as “Red Lightning” to college football fans."

Falcons lucky they negotiated Matt Ryan deal when they did — James Rael of The Falcoholic

"The Atlanta Falcons may or may not be in the midst of contract negotiations with Julio Jones. Let’s just close our eyes, cross our fingers, sacrifice a chicken, and hope they are. It’s a stressful situation, to be sure, both for the Falcons and Jones’ camp. And to be frank, it’s all just part of the game."

Dan Quinn taking up-tempo approach to rebuilding Falcons — Charles Odum of Gainesville Times

"As Seattle’s defensive coordinator, Dan Quinn helped lead Seattle to two straight Super Bowls, including one championship. Quinn opens his first training camp as Falcons coach on Friday trying to overhaul Atlanta’s woeful unit."

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