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Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Monday, Aug. 16

Links to start your week.

NFL: Tennessee Titans at Atlanta Falcons Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The first preseason game is behind us, and now we look toward this Saturday’s clash with the Dolphins. Read on for Falcoholinks to start your Monday.

Falcons - Titans preseason game recap

The Falcons took on the Titans on Friday in their first preseason game, an otherwise forgettable affair save for the defense’s early performance.

We were eager to watch the performance of the offensive line in this initial tilt, and the results were absolutely dreadful. It’s a clear area of concern — especially at left guard —, and one Atlanta should address via free agency. The unit was under duress for the entirety of this one, and if the Falcons hope to progress offensively under Arthur Smith, they’re going to need to reinforce the O-line.

The Falcoholic Podcast discussed the team’s suboptimal game on this week’s podcast, which you can catch on all your requite platforms — and conveniently, right here.

Cutdown clock

Atlanta must trim its roster by five players by tomorrow, and as it waived four players after Friday’s game, there’s still one spot that needs to be cleared on the roster.

Preseason, Week 2

With the Tennessee debacle in the rearview, we turn our focus to Atlanta’s match-up with Miami on Saturday, and the run-up to that game will feature join practices between the Falcons and the Dolphins.

The punter battle

We’ve got one!

Atlanta jersey history: Nos. 76 - 80

Who was the best to wear the jersey numbers 76-80 in Atlanta history? Will McFadden continues his series tracking the noteworthy to rock the number, and his latest article has a wealth of Falcons offensive linemen.

The Falcoholic Podcast

We’ve got a couple of new episodes to start your week! Tune in to The Falcoholic Podcast to preview the linebacker position, as well as the safety spot.