The Atlanta Falcons have lost Charles Godfrey to retirement, but free agent O’Brien Schofield could still return.
Good morning, Falcons fans. The real fun begins today at training camp with practice set to begin at 10 a.m ET. It all gets underway today.
And we are now exactly six weeks away from the start of the regular season. The Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos kickoff the season in a rematch of Super Bowl 50, with the Falcons getting underway three days later. That game, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is now just 45 days away.
Let’s get started with the Dirty Bird Daily. As you sip your coffee this fine Thursday morning, enjoy these Falcons articles from around the internet.
Charles Godfrey retires, Falcons sign two players — AtlantaFalcons.com
What a time to choose to retire. Charles Godfrey has decided to walk away after two years with the Falcons on and off the roster. Atlanta has announced the signings of tight end Arthur Lynch and wide receiver Corey Washington. Some interesting transactions there.
Falcons’ goal is potent combo of Devonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman — Vaughn McClure of ESPN
Devonta Freeman fantasy owners look away now. Fans of the Falcons look this way. The plan this season is for Freeman and Tevin Coleman to form a 1-2 punch, one that was hoped they would create last season. This could lead to fewer touches for Freeman in order to keep him fresh, while increasing Coleman’s workload.
Free-agent O’Brien Schofield could return to Falcons — Vaughn McClure of ESPN
O’Brien Schofield would welcome the opportunity to re-sign with the Falcons, and Dan Quinn has said he remains on his radar. Atlanta currently has three available spots on the roster, so don’t be surprised to see Schofield return at some point in the near future.
Falcons training camp battles: Who wins the third cornerback gig? — Dave Choate of The Falcoholic
With Jalen Collins suspended for the first four games of the regular season, who will emerge as the number three cornerback? Depth could become a real issue real fast in the secondary.
And finally: Jake Long signs with Ravens
Jake Long won’t be returning to the Falcons after signing a one-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens. As long as Long can stay healthy he still has plenty to offer. The Falcons won’t have the luxury of having him in reserve this year.