Today is the day that the Atlanta Falcons begin training camp. Football for the 2016 is underway. That and more in the Dirty Bird Daily for Wednesday.
Mark it zero. Training camp is here, igniting the flame of the 2016 season. The offseason ends here, with football back on and preparations beginning for the start of the regular season. The Falcons’ first game is just 46 more days away. For those counting, that’s just over six weeks from now.
My co-editor here at Blogging Dirty, Colin Hubbard, is at the Branch this week covering the Falcons’ first week of camp. He was at Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff’s press conference yesterday. You can check out his recap here.
Let’s get started with the Dirty Bird Daily for Wednesday. As you sip your coffee this fine morning, enjoy these Falcons articles from around the internet.
Falcons training camp battles: Who wins the weakside linebacker job? — The Falcoholic
Who is your money on: Phillip Wheeler or rookie De’Vondre Campbell? I’m going for Wheeler, but wouldn’t be surprised if Campbell wins out the weakside linebacker job at training camp.
Atlanta Falcons training camp preview: Safeties — Aaron Freeman of FalcFans.com
How does the Falcons safety position look entering training camp? First-round pick Keanu Neal of course joins the mix, and he has a very good chance of becoming a Week 1 starter. Aaron Freeman breaks down the safety position.
NFL Rumor Central: Roddy White talking to multiple teams — Isaac Chipps of ESPN
Roddy White’s career in the NFL might not be done. But he might not get his wish of retiring a Falcon, as multiple teams are reportedly talking to White. Will he find a new home for 2016?
Two ways training camp matters for Falcons players — Dave Choate of The Falcoholic
Why does training camp matter for the Falcons players? Two of the biggest reasons are opportunity and winning position battles. This is a critical time for many of the players on the roster, particularly the younger members.