Good morning, Falcons fans. We are exactly two weeks away from the Atlanta Falcons’ season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. Roster cuts are already being made as the preparations for the regular season continue. Let’s get started with the Dirty Bird Daily.
Five thoughts on Julio Jones extension — Andrew Hirsh of AtlantaFalcons.com
"The Falcons on Saturday inked their superstar wide receiver to a monster contract, and by doing made sure a franchise cornerstone would be here for the long haul."
Falcons have to fix offensive line issues quickly — Vaughn McClure of ESPN
"Saturday night looked more like the Atlanta Falcons of the previous two seasons with how miserably the offensive line struggled. Starting quarterback Matt Ryanwas sacked three times in four series of work, while backup T.J. Yates was sacked another three times in the Falcons’ 13-9 preseason loss to the Miami Dolphins."
5 things we learned from Falcons loss — D. Orlando Ledbetter of AJC.com
"The Falcons were unable to get anything going on offense against the Dolphins on Saturday. CineSport’s Chad Cutler and The AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter discuss this and Julio Jones’ new contract."
Falcons roster cuts: Atlanta trims to 76 players — Dave Choate of The Falcoholic
"There are no surprises here. Shuler seemed like he might have an outside shot at a roster spot with the relative weakness at tight end, but he barely got on the field, and the team will roll on with the three they have."