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Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Monday, Aug. 3

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It’s August already, and that’s weird.

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It’s Monday. Which means there are links. Which also means you can pretend you’re listening in the morning meaning while you’re reading the Falcoholinks.

Falcons bring in Darqueze Dennard

With the cornerback spot comprised of primarily young players, the Falcons made a move last week to bring in veteran corner Darqueze Dennard. The newest addition to Atlanta’s secondary should provide a boost to their coverage unit — he’s a physical corner who excels in press, a skill set that the Falcons have been lacking.

So with the inclusion of Darqueze Dennard, how will the Falcons’ cornerback depth chart shake out for the coming season?

Foye Oluokun, more Falcons hit the COVID-19 list

More Falcons have now been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, either due to positive tests or confirmed exposure to the coronavirus. Backup quarterback Danny Etling and interior defensive lineman Tyeler Davison landed on the list over the weekend, and we learned Sunday afternoon that presumptive starting linebacker Foyesade Oluokun will also miss some time.

Wishing all players a healthy and speedy return.

Releases

The Falcons released punter Ryan Allen on Sunday afternoon, and they also waived four undrafted free agents.

Roster projection

Training camp is getting underway, and there are a few intriguing position battles on the horizon. Our Kevin Knight dropped his projection for the final 53-man roster once camp wraps up.

And considering the coronavirus pandemic and the league putting the kibosh on the preseason, teams are now allowed to carry an expanded practice squad. So who will form the final 16?

Player profiles

Our ‘Player profiles’ series keeps chugging along, and over the weekend we took a look at a couple of Falcons’ kickers and the Falcons’ right tackle.

Over/Under

Falcons defensive end Takkarist McKinley is entering what could be his final year in Atlanta, so he has all the incentive to put together a solid season. In the latest iteration of our ‘Over/Under’ series, we posit the question: Will he tally seven or more sacks?