Desmond Trufant, Levine Toilolo miss OTAs for school

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The Falcons are without two rookies at Flowery Branch right now, but they have a pretty good reason for missing OTAs.

The Atlanta Falcons began OTAs on Tuesday without two of of their newest additions to the roster. Cornerback Desmond Trufant and tight end Levine Toilolo are still at their respective schools preparing to graduate.

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC tweeted earlier today that both rookies can't attend OTAs because of graduation. According to Jay Adams, there isn't a definite end date to Trufant's absence, but Mike Smith said the team would get him back as soon as possible.

Washington's graduation takes place on June 15, while Stanford's commencement is set for June 16.

But that doesn't mean they can't start preparing for the day they join the team. The Falcons are keeping Trufant in the loop, as Adams writes.

Until then, however, the Falcons are leaning on technology to make sure Trufant can stay up to speed mentally, at least. Trufant has been using video conferencing to meet with teammates and coaches to discuss anything he misses while he works toward his degree.

His article doesn't mention Toilolo, but I would imagine they're doing the same thing with him. Right now, these two players are missing optional workouts. Would you like to see them gaining experience right away? Sure, but at least both participated in rookie minicamp and now have time to learn more about the playbook and keep up with the team's activities.

School is for fools, though. Concerns about them missing practice?

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