Posted May 11, 2012 on AP on Fox
Coach Mike Smith likes what he's seen from one of the Atlanta Falcons' two high-profile rookie offensive linemen. Peter Konz, a second-round draft pick from Wisconsin, looked the part of a potential NFL starter as the Falcons opened a three-day rookie minicamp Friday. Unfortunately for Atlanta, tackle Lamar Holmes, a third-round pick from Southern Mississippi, wore a protective boot on his left foot and was not cleared to participate on the field this weekend. Holmes' injury, which Smith described as minor but declined to address specifically, was discovered during a post-draft physical. The Falcons drafted the 6-foot-6, 333-pound Holmes to push Sam Baker and Will Svitek for the starting job at left tackle. ''It's more precautionary right now,'' Smith said. ''We'll try to get him back out here. I think it will be closer to when we start our (team-wide offseason training activities) at the end of the month.'' Of 46 players participating in the minicamp, only five or six will mak...
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