Atlanta Falcons News: High expectations for Tevin Coleman

There’s high expectations for Tevin Coleman in 2016. What can Austin Hooper bring to the Atlanta Falcons tight end group? That and more in the Dirty Bird Daily.

Good morning, Falcons fans. There are high expectations for second-year running back Tevin Coleman even after Devonta Freeman’s star season. Will Jake Matthews make a jump to elite status this year?

There’s plenty of great content in the Dirty Bird Daily today. As you sip your coffee this fine Friday morning, enjoy these Falcons articles from around the internet.

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Tight ends — D. Orlando Ledbetter of AJC.com

What will Austin Hooper bring to the Falcons’ tight end position? D. Orlando Ledbetter continues his breakdown of the Falcons’ 90-man roster by looking at the group of tight ends.

Coaches show plenty of faith in Tevin Coleman — Andrew Hirsh of AtlantaFalcons.com

Devonta Freeman stole the spotlight in the Falcons’ backfield last season, but the coaches aren’t giving up on 2015 third-round pick Tevin Coleman. Coleman still has a key role to play for the Falcons moving forward.

Will Jake Matthews be truly elite in 2016? — Dave Choate of The Falcoholic

Jake Matthews was much improved in 2015. Can he now make the jump to elite status? The left tackle is entering a huge third season, and if he can improve once again, the Falcons’ offensive line will be in good position to become one of the league’s very best.

FalcFans podcast – Ep 165: “Hot Topics of OTAs” — FalcFans.com

In this week’s FalcFans podcast, the focus is on the Falcons’ OTAs and minicamp, which wrapped up last week. As ever, this is a great listen. Be sure to download it.

Rich McKay confident changes won’t delay stadium opening — Vaughn McClure of ESPN

According to Rich McKay, the changes being made to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium won’t delay the stadium opening. The stadium is currently scheduled to open on June 1, 2017, and this is still expected to be the case.

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