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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. On a sun-splashed May afternoon in the hills of North Georgia as the temperature hovered around 80 degrees, Falcons second-round draft pick Peter Konz could not believe how hot he was.
A Wisconsin native who played at the University of Wisconsin, the offensive lineman came to Falcons rookie camp from temperatures of below 50 degrees.
The poor Badger hasnt even begun to learn the meaning of Hotlanta and yet he spent the night before the opening day of rookie camp last Friday sweating in his bed.
Just wait until the late summer when training camp begins and the heat index is likely to cook in the triple digits.
Oh, wow, I dont know, said Konz, 6-foot-5, 314 pounds, at the thought of training camp. Do they have those little air conditioners in helmets yet? Like totally Jetsons? Im going to have to do a lot of outdoor activity before then to get adjusted. I hear the humiditys horrid down here.
Its a good thing for Konzs sake and maybe the Falcons that the tea...
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From the time Mike Smith has taken over as head coach of the Falcons in 2008, one problem has remained consistent: the pass defense.
In the past, Smith has said that issues with that phase are related to the defense as a whole the defensive line and linebackers needing to provide a pass rush, etc.
However, two of the teams four most significant acquisitions over the last three...
The Atlanta Falcons have signed third-round draft pick Lamar Holmes, an offensive tackle from Southern Mississippi, to a four-year contract.
With Tuesday's deal with Holmes, the Falcons have signed five of their six draft picks. Only defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi remains unsigned.
The team signed its top pick, Wisconsin guard/center Peter Konz, and three other picks on Sunday...
Offensive tackle Lamar Holmes, a third-round pick by Atlanta out of Southern Miss, signed with the Falcons. Terms were not disclosed. He played two seasons at Southern Mississippi after transferring from Itawamba Community College following the 2009 campaign.
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Matt Ryan talking with Justiin Bieber
According to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, free agent fullback Ovie Mughelli will be visiting the Miami Dolphins on Thursday.
Mughelli was just released by the Falcons last week.
It made a lot of sense for the Falcons to move on from Mughelli since he’s coming off of ACL surgery and they just drafted former Wisconsin fullback Bradie Ewing.
The Atlanta Falcons have signed rookie offensive lineman Peter Konz and three other draft picks to multiyear contracts.
Terms of the deals were not announced by the team.
Atlanta finished a three-day rookie minicamp on Sunday.
Konz, selected in the second round out of Wisconsin, will compete for the right guard job.
Atlanta signed fullback Bradie Ewing, a fifth-round pick from...