Atlanta Falcons News: Falcons prepare for New York Jets


Good morning, Falcons fans. It’s game day! Are you ready for some more football? The Atlanta Falcons visit MetLife Stadium tonight to take on the New York Jets in Week 2 of preseason. It should be a good test for the Falcons. Let’s get started with the Dirty Bird Daily.

Why Geno Smith will not be on sideline vs Falcons — Dom Cosentino of

"Geno Smith was at the Jets’ facility Wednesday morning for meetings, head coach Todd Bowles said, but he was not at practice and he will not be on the sideline Friday night when the Jets host the Falcons in a preseason game."

5 Dan Quinn takeaways after walk-through practice — D. Orlando Ledbetter of

"Falcons coach Dan Quinn, a native of Morristown, N.J., is ready for his second exhibition game and a mini-homecoming."

Hankerson rises, Collins falls during camp — Vaughn McClure of ESPN

"Before camp even began, Quinn said he wouldn’t have any joint training camp practices with other teams, as the Falcons did last year and in the past. It appears they won’t be happening in the immediate future, either — which might be a positive, considering all the fights at joint practices league-wide."

Adams, White give Falcons depth at corner — Andrew Hirsh of

"Needing to improve its secondary during the offseason, Atlanta’s front office quietly added two cornerbacks with a lot of upside. And so far, those moves are paying off."

Falcons rookie watch vs New York Jets — Sunny Minhas of NFL Spin Zone

"The Atlanta Falcons had a very encouraging performance from their starters in their 31-24 win over the Tennessee Titans in their first preseason game."

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