Back from vacation — let’s do these Falcoholinks. Drove by Flowery Branch en route home from Asheville and waved at Kevin and Adnan from the highway but they couldn’t see me because I was on the highway in a vehicle.
TE Jaeden Graham to miss season
Falcons tight end Jaeden Graham entered training camp angling for the fourth TE spot on the roster, and unfortunately, he will miss the entire season with a non-contact knee injury he sustained on Wednesday. Massive bummer for Graham — hoping he recovers soon.
Training camp recaps
Our Kevin Knight and Adnan Ikic did yeoman’s work covering Atlanta Falcons training camp. Kevin’s been charting his observations day-by-day, and we’ve got all of his observations from this week’s sessions here:
We’ve also got our standouts from the first weekend.
Ridley feeling right
There was obvious concern when Calvin Ridley confirmed that he had offseason foot surgery — especially in the wake of the trade of Julio Jones. The good news as training camp continues? Ridley’s foot feels much better than last season.
The newly-minted WR1 did immense damage to defenses last season on a damaged foot. Let’s see what he can do feeling 100%.
Here at Falcoholic HQ, we didn’t necessarily think Atlanta’s punter situation would be one of the more evolving storylines during camp — but here we are. It started with Sterling Hofrichter being waived with an injury designation and the signing of punter Cameron Nizialek.
Hofrichter has since cleared waivers and has been placed on IR, but the punter injuries are certainly plaguing the Falcons during camp.
Dalman, Mayfield impressing
Two of the Falcons’ 2021 OL draftees are turning heads during training camp. With injuries to both Kaleb McGary and Matt Gono, Drew Dalman and Jalen Mayfield have been shuffled at spots along the line — and so far they’re impressing.
Falcons host D’Onta Foreman
The Falcons hosted former Texans running back D’Onta Foreman on Tuesday, but so far, no signing has been reported.
Atlanta jersey history: Nos. 61-65
Lots of Falcons offensive lineman on this one!
Lots of podcast and Falcoholic Live content this week as we continue to cover training camp. If you missed any of it, here ya go:
The Falcoholic Podcast: running back preview
The Falcoholic Live: Training camp day 5 recap