Dispatches from Training Camp -- August 10

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

We experience today's open practice at the Russell Athletic Atlanta Falcons Training Camp via social media.

We don't have a firsthand look at Falcons training camp today, because I'm sick, so we'll all experience it vicariously through social media.

Tomorrow is the last day featuring any practice that is open to the public, so if you are able to make it to Flowery Branch tomorrow, you should.

The weather was not great today, but the Falcons and fans waited out a rainstorm and then practice proceeded as scheduled.

An injury update, kind of: fullback Bradie Ewing and running back Antone Smith are still not participating in practice, and linebacker Robert James wasn't in pads today. However, Julio Jones was back in pads, and while he was somewhat limited in practice, he did participate, and Coach Smith expects him to be back at full speed later this week.

As a matter of fact, here's a photo of Julio and Roddy White warming up before practice.

I don't know if you know this, but tight end Levine Toilolo is tall.

That's my quarterback.

Here's your first look at Jeff Nady, the tackle signed by the Falcons yesterday.

Here's a look at a defensive line drill--these take place on the far field, so it's something fans don't usually get a good look at, anyway.

The word on the street is that Desmond Trufant had an impressive pass deflection when covering Kevin Cone, and Robert Alford intercepted Dominique Davis in the end zone during practice.

Coach Smith seems happy with the way the two rookie cornerbacks are developing.

Can you sell a Pro Bowl safety's sweat on eBay?

Asante Samuel capped off practice with an interception. Just Asante being Asante.

Leadership is also just Asante being Asante.

Coach Smith spoke with the media after practice about Thursday's game, among other things.

And, as always, you can see photos from today's practice courtesy of the Falcons.

Were you at training camp today? Share your observations below!

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