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.
Back to the Branch. It's the last weekend with open practices. Hope to see you out there! #aftc13— Morgan (@FalconsMorgan) August 10, 2013
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.
Robert James not in pads today, along with Antone Smith and Bradie Ewing, who have been recovering from injuries. #aftc13— Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) August 10, 2013
Coach Smith: Julio was out at practice today. Didn't take a full load, but I imagine he will be back in full participation soon. #aftc13— Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) August 10, 2013
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.
Robert Alford gets an interception in the end zone and it draws a smile from Coach Smith #aftc13— Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) August 10, 2013
Coach Smith seems happy with the way the two rookie cornerbacks are developing.
Coach Smith says he was impressed with Alford and Trufant in Thursday's game. #aftc13— Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) August 10, 2013
Can you sell a Pro Bowl safety's sweat on eBay?
Couple of kids in the media box got to high five some players. One of them remarks, "I’ve got Thomas DeCoud’s sweat!!" #aftc13— Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) August 10, 2013
Asante Samuel capped off practice with an interception. Just Asante being Asante.
Practice ends with an Asante Samuel pick off a tipped pass. Good session today. #aftc13— Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) August 10, 2013
Leadership is also just Asante being Asante.
Asante says it's important to him to spread his knowledge to the younger guys. He's enjoyed helping them out. #aftc13— Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) August 10, 2013
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!