Atlanta Falcons News: Hankerson, Tamme impressing at camp


Good morning, Atlanta Falcons fans. We are now exactly six weeks away from the Falcons’ season opener with the Eagles. Be sure to stay tuned with our “Falcons 50” countdown as we approach kickoff. Let’s get started with the Dirty Bird Daily.

Falcons learning how to finish — Kelsey Conway of

"The first day of full-padded practice took place on Sunday. Despite a sloppy start, the team put it behind them and is learning the importance of how to finish."

Jake Matthews-Vic Beasley battle highlights padded practice — Vaughn McClure of ESPN

"One battle stood out more than others: the one between first-round draft picks Vic Beasley and Jake Matthews."

Hankerson, Tamme impressing early on — Andrew Hirsh of

"Newcomers Leonard Hankerson and Jacob Tamme who were signed to help Matt Ryan in the passing game, have turned a lot of heads at XFINITY Training Camp."

Falcons’ secondary will lead 2015 defense — John Buhler of ATL All Day

"The Atlanta Falcons defense appears like it’s on the upswing under first-year Head Coach Dan Quinn.  But will he have to lean on his secondary for his defense to have an improved 2015?"

Falcons’ offensive line must stay healthy — John Buhler of ATL All Day

"The Atlanta Falcons look to have a season full of turnarounds in 2015. While new Head Coach Dan Quinn expects his team to improve in all facets of the game, perhaps the area most contingent on the Falcons’ success in 2015 is their play on the offensive line."

Fantasy Football prep: Falcons team outlook — Dave Richard of

"Two years of missing the playoffs was enough for the Falcons to overhaul their coaching staff, bringing Seahawks defensive guru Dan Quinn in as coach with offensive coordinator extraordinaire Kyle Shanahan in tow."

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