The first day of Atlanta Falcons training camp came and went, with a fresh look at a healthy team looking to return to the Super Bowl. There wasn’t a lot to glean from that first day aside from the giddiness of seeing Falcons on the field—there never is—but we have a few notes to share, and a tracker so you can keep up with what’s going on during the second day at Flowery Branch.
- Wes Schweitzer was the first man out there at right guard, as expected. He and Ben Garland will switch off, but Schweitzer remains the favorite.
- Devonta Freeman appeared to suffer an injury, though hopefully a very minor one. We’ll have an update as soon as we get it.
- Takkarist McKinley got on the practice field and was able to do more than I thought he’d be able to, which is very encouraging. If the Falcons want to make the leap on defense, having Takk turn in a great rookie campaign would be very helpful.
- Speaking of rookies, Duke Riley’s getting an early crack at starting next to Deion Jones, not just as the weak side in three LB sets. We’ll see how that pans out.
- The Falcons added yet another UDFA offensive lineman in Larson Graham, who will be competing for a spot with a crowd of similarly undrafted free agents. We wish him luck, but I don’t expect him to be around all that long.