Falcons 2014 Training Camp: Day 3 Report

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Let’s take a look at the various tweets, articles, reports, news and rumors that surfaced from the third day of Atlanta Falcons training camp:

  • It was a scorcher at practice today, with temperatures north of 90 degrees, and it was clear the Falcons players felt it. The high temperatures may have gotten the better of cornerback Josh Wilson, who had to get his hamstring worked on midway through practice.
  • As usual, Jay Adams provides us with five things we learned from practice today. Included are running back Antone Smith’s role with the team, the majesty of wide receiver Julio Jones, the battles in the trenches, and the play of linebackers Paul Worrilow, Joplo Bartu and Prince Shembo.
  • The competition at cornerback seemed to heat up a bit, as Robert McClain was taking first-team reps at nickel cornerback. That should be no surprise given that head coach Mike Smith indicated that McClain, Wilson, and Javier Arenas would all have opportunities this summer. Wilson had worked as the starting nickel the first two days of practice. Desmond Trufant, who has spent the bulk of the first two days of practice at right cornerback, made the switch to the left side today.
  • The Falcons cross-trained a few of their blockers today. Guard Harland Gunn took snaps at center, while guard Gabe Carimi got some work at right tackle.
  • But the star of today was Jones, who caught a lot of eyeballs as he showed no ill signs from his day off yesterday.

    https://twitter.com/TheWalkerman/status/493494498174181376

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  • Jones’ battles with Trufant and Robert Alford were some of the highlights.

    https://twitter.com/Atlanta_Falcons/status/493495605407526912

    https://twitter.com/KnoxonFox/status/493498278592253954

    https://twitter.com/TheWalkerman/status/493516754367578113
    https://twitter.com/vxmcclure23/status/493524342534594560

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  • Also on the wide receiver front, Devin Hester and Tramaine Thompson drew praise as well for their work today.

    https://twitter.com/KnoxonFox/status/493498541470253057
    https://twitter.com/KnoxonFox/status/493499065431113728
    https://twitter.com/TheWalkerman/status/493501779297189888

  • Defensive tackle Corey Peters looked sharp although is still working on the sidelines as he recovers from a torn Achilles.

    https://twitter.com/vxmcclure23/status/493494066819375104

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