Atlanta Falcons News: Devonta Freeman takes charge at training camp


Good morning, Falcons fans. Week 1 of the regular season kicks off in just five weeks, can you believe that? Right now though, the focus is on the Atlanta Falcons’ training camp and preseason, and that’s what dominates today’s Dirty Bird Daily.

Camp Report: 5 things to know from day 5 — Andrew Hirsh of

"Even though the offense struggled throughout practice, undrafted rookie Terron Ward made some noise as injured Tevin Coleman watched practice from the sidelines."

Devonta Freeman takes charge of fifth TC practice — John Buhler of ATL All Day

"Devonta Freeman was the standout player today in the Atlanta Falcons’ 5th session of Training Camp."

Dan Quinn: If you’re walking, you’re wrong — John Buhler of ATL All Day

"Dan Quinn is changing the complacent culture of the recent Atlanta Falcons teams, one high-energy, high-intensity, hands-on practice at a time."

Falcons waive CB Lee, sign NT Hopkins — Kelsey Conway of

"The Atlanta Falcons have announced that they have signed nose tackle Derrick Hopkins and waived cornerback Michael Lee."

Ra’Shede Hagemen now under control, ready to produceVaughn McClure of ESPN

"He knows people questioned his work ethic last year during his rookie season with the Atlanta Falcons. He knows doubters wondered about his focus after a post from his Instagram account — an account he said was hacked — referenced a desire to find marijuana."

Joe Hawley returns as top center — D. Orlando Ledbetter of

"Hawley, who was the opening day starting center last season, has recovered from reconstructive knee surgery. He suffered a double (ACL and MCL) ligament injury in the fourth game of last season against Minnesota on Sept. 28."

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