Sunday represented the final practice that would be open to the public. The Falcons will break camp next weekend before proceeding on their normal schedule leading up the all-important third preseason game on August 24 against the Tennessee Titans. These are news and reports that emerged from Sunday’s practice:
- Dominique Davis is his own worst critic, calling his interception against the Bengals on Thursday night a “dumb decision.”
- The AJC provides Mike Smith’s thoughts following practice.
- The Falcons elevated rookie safeties Zeke Motta and Kemal Ishmael on their depth chart. Both are listed as the third string strong and free safety respectively on the depth chart, but got work with the second unit Sunday. The second team consists of Charles Mitchell and Shann Schillinger.
Rookie safeties Ishmael and Motta are getting some looks with the 2s. #aftc13
— Daniel Cox (@FalconsDCox) August 11, 2013
- After a day off, Daniel Cox was back at it discussing his five observations from Sunday’s practice. They include Harry Douglas’ value in the slot, the emergence of young running backs due to the injury to Antone Smith, Julio Jones’ full return to practice,and how the roster could shake out along the offensive line.