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Falcons expected to open camp Thursday

July 25th, 2011 Comments off

While the team has yet to release an official schedule for training camp, Falcons players are expecting to report to Flowery Branch on Wednesday to undergo physicals according to wide receiver Roddy White. On-field practices are expected to commence Friday according to the AJC.

Thirty two player representatives voted unanimously this afternoon to approve the new Collective Bargaining Agreement for a ten-year period with no chance to opt out. Thus ending the 132-day NFL lockout which began in March.

Teams are allowed to talk with their players beginning tomorrow, including negotiating contracts with veteran free agents, although they will not be able to officially sign those players until Friday at 6 pm Eastern. But teams will be allowed to start signing their own draft picks as well as undrafted rookie free agents tomorrow. Teams can also begin to cut current players on their roster on Thursday afternoon at 4:01 pm Eastern.

The Falcons have announced that single game tickets will begin to go on sale tomorrow morning.

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