Found May 01, 2013 on Fox Sports Carolinas:
Here are four things we gleaned from the NFC South teams, just days removed from the 2013 draft: 1. The Falcons need Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford to be signed, sealed and healthy for the first four-pack of games The NFL schedule-maker certainly didn't do Atlanta any favors in the first quadrant of the season, pairing the Falcons secondary against the likes of Drew Brees (Saints), Sam Bradford (Rams), Ryan Tannehill (Dolphins) and Tom Brady (Patriots) four quarterbacks orchestrating pass-first offenses. In this era of air-tight Collective Bargaining Agreements, where contract holdouts involving rookies are scarce, there is little chance of Trufant (No. 22 overall pick) or Alford (No. 60) skipping training camp or the exhibition slate. However, there are legitimate concerns ofallfirst-year players getting injured or simply being not ready for full-time duty on September Sundays. And if neither Trufant nor Alford are ready for game action early on, the Falcons will likely...
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