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Falcons training camp is 10 days away, and here are 10 story lines to watch

Ten of the must-watch battles and stories ahead in Falcons training camp 2016.

Dan Quinn training camp Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

We’re nearly there, and the Falcons will be winnowing down a roster close to 90 players down to 53 before all is said and done. Let’s take a closer look at the story lines worth watching in training camp, which is just 10 days away.

  1. Will Devin Hester return healthy and wind up as the team’s returner in 2016?
  2. Will Deion Jones beat out Paul Worrilow for the starting gig at middle linebacker? Worrilow has been the full-time starter the last three seasons.
  3. Will De’Vondre Campbell surprise a lot of people and win the starting job on the weak side over the likes of Sean Weatherspoon, Philip Wheeler, and the immortal Tyler Starr?
  4. Will Akeem King run with a great opportunity and push for a larger role, even after Jalen Collins returns?
  5. Who is the fourth wide receiver? Nick Williams, Aldrick Robinson, Eric Weems, Hester, and a large cast of UDFAs will be competing.
  6. Is Matt Schaub the shoo-in at backup quarterback that many of assume he is, or will he be beaten out by Sean Renfree, Matt Simms, or UDFA Alex Ross?
  7. Who is the starting right guard? Chris Chester, Mike Person, Wes Schweitzer and a few others will be competing.
  8. Will the Falcons land a veteran pass rusher or cornerback, perhaps Dwight Freeney, between now and the start of the season?
  9. Where is Brooks Reed going to play, and will he be a full-time starter or a situational player after an uneven 2015?
  10. How will everyone adjust to Kyle Shanahan’s scheme in the second year, after a divisive first year where Matt Ryan openly admitted he struggled to adapt?

Nominate your favorite story lines in the comments.