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Falcons 2016 training camp guide: Schedule, top position battles, and roster

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A brief guide to what lies ahead.

Falcons training camp 2015 gallery: We're getting the band back together!

From the state of the roster to the complete schedule, here’s everything you need to know about 2016 Falcons training camp, whether you’ll be in Flowery Branch over the next month or not. Welcome back, football!

Schedule

Hat tip to the mothership for the full schedule.

Wednesday, July 27 – Team Reports for Camp

Thursday, July 28 - Practice 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (open to the public)

Friday, July 29 - Practice 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (open to the public)

Saturday, July 30- Practice 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (open to the public) Gates open at 8:30 a.m.*Freddie the Falcon’s Summer Bash*

Sunday, July 31- Practice 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (open to the public) Gates open at 8:30 a.m. *Play Football Month Photo Day*

Monday, August 1- Players Off

Tuesday, August 2 - Practice 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (open to the public)

Wednesday, August 3 - Practice 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (open to the public)

Thursday, August 4 - Practice 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (open to the public)

Friday, August 5 – 7:00 p.m.-- 9:00 p.m. KIA Motors “Friday Night Lights", Grayson High School—Loganville, GA (open to the public)

Saturday, August 6—Players Off

Sunday, August 7-- Practice 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (open to the public)

Monday, August 8-- Practice 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (open to the public)

Tuesday, August 9—Practice 10:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. (open to the public)

Wednesday, August 10—Practice 11:30 a.m.—1:15 p.m. (open to the public)

Thursday, August 11—Preseason, Falcons vs. Redskins, Georgia Dome, 7:00 p.m. ET, CW69

Friday, August 12—Closed

Saturday, August 13—Players off

Sunday, August 14-- Practice 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. (open to the public) Military Appreciation Day*

Monday, August 15-- Practice 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. (open to the public)

Tuesday, August 16-- Practice 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. (open to the public) Camp Breaks

Top position battles

  1. Middle linebacker
  2. Weakside linebacker
  3. Right guard
  4. Fourth receiver
  5. Third cornerback
  6. Kicker
  7. Backup quarterback
  8. Third running back

Current roster