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The first Falcons mini-camp is under-way and we are still a bit away from the first pre-season game. It's the perfect time to convey at the Grits Blitz roundtable so pull up a chair and listen to what we have to say and feel free to chime in with your answers as well. The first point of discussion is position battles. The Falcons are a veteran team so many spots are locked down going into training camp but there are still some key battles that will be waged during training camp. What position battle are you most looking forward to?
Dent was a captain at Georgia, will he be one for the Falcons also?
Joe: I'm sure you expected me to list the offensive line, but I truly am most interested in the wide receiver battle. There is no doubt that Roddy White and Julio Jones are the top two. The intrigue lies with three through six. Is harry Douglas the teams legitimate number three wide receiver? Where does Kerry Meier truly stand; will he stay healthy; how high is his lev...
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ATLANTA- Will he stay or will he go? That was the question that surrounded Atlanta Falcons DE John Abraham during this season’s free agency period.
The Falcons reportedly were ready to let “the Predator” walk in a move that would removed the veteran leadership out of the defensive side of the team’s locker room.
Obviously despite offers from reportedly the Broncos and Titans...
For much of the offseason, it appeared John Abraham was a player the Falcons could not afford to re-sign.
As it turned out, Abraham was a player the team could not afford to lose. He says Atlanta was the place he never wanted to leave.
After proving he remains productive by leading the team with 9 1/2 sacks in 2011, he signed a three-year, $16.72 million contract in March.
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Defensive end John Abraham skipped the voluntary offseason team activities...
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Asked the question, head coach Mike Smith sees it as being the battles along the offensive and defensive lines. It's worth noting that that...
Perhaps a little too pent up after skipping voluntary workouts, Falcons defensive end John Abraham released some aggression during the team’s mandatory minicamp.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Abraham “got into a scuffle” with Adam Nissley, yanking off the rookie tight end’s helmet after he went too low on a block.
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