Falcons 2015 Training Camp: Day 12 Report

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY SportsDesmond Trufant stretches during training camp

Here is a collection of the major headlines emerging from the 12th day of Atlanta Falcons’ training camp, one day before their preseason matchup against the Tennessee Titans.

More Falcons Roster Moves

The team announced this morning that they have waived safety Damian Parms. Parms was an undrafted free agent out of Florida Atlantic, competing for a reserve spot at strong safety. The release of Parms coupled with the injury settlement waiving of fellow safety Terell Floyd a few days ago, leaves the Falcons with two available roster spots. The team re-signed cornerback Michael Lee yesterday, who played safety during his final season at Fort Valley State. But the release of two safeties does strongly suggest that the Falcons are planning on making an addition at that position in the coming days.

Trufant Goes Down With Shoulder Injury

Falcons star cornerback Desmond Trufant suffered a shoulder strain earlier this week, prompting him to sit out the past two days of practice. Trufant is likely to sit against the Titans on Friday, but that hasn’t been determined as of yet. In the wake of Trufant’s injury, the Falcons will likely increase the reps for players like Phillip Adams, Kevin White and Jalen Collins. Adams and White have both played well this summer, while Collins has had his notable struggles.

Brooks Reed Update

Falcons linebacker Brooks Reed continues to be sidelined with a groin injury that has limited him throughout the offseason and early on in training camp. But today Reed spoke with the gathered media after practice, indicating that he’ll be ready to play when the regular season begins a month from now. Last week, Falcons coach Dan Quinn indicated that Reed was expected to return to practice before the Falcons running backs Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman, who a week ago were considered out two to four weeks with hamstring injuries. Reed also shared some insights on a former Houston Texans teammate in light of the debut episode of the HBO series Hard Knocks.

Odds and Ends

Phil Emery spent the past three years as the general manager of the Chicago Bears after three years as the director of scouting in Kansas City, where he worked under current Falcons assistant GM Scott Pioli. Prior to his stint in Kansas City, Emery spent five years in the same capacity with the Falcons, working under both Rich McKay and Thomas Dimitroff.

 

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