Five things to know about the Falcons on Friday

Here’s a quick by-the-numbers look at Falcons star receiver Julio Jones entering the 2019 season.

Falcons’ football is almost back!

1. Rookies reported: The rookies reported on Thursday, but there was no media availability. The team had their staff photographer Kara Durrette take some photos so we have some evidence that they did actually report. Assuming all 23 made it, the seven draft picks and 16 undrafted rookie free agents. Here are the bios for the draft picks and the undrafted players. 

2. Julio Jones update: After reaching deals with defensive tackle Grady Jarrett and linebacker Deion Jones, all that is left is for the Falcons to reach a contract extension with wide receiver Julio Jones. Here's the primer from the "What the Antonio Brown trade means for the Falcons and Jones" item from earlier this summer.  There's nothing to report at this time.

3. Nice Hawley story: The fine folks over at the Falcoholic caught up with Joe Hawley, who's traveling around the country and doing a motivational blog. 

4. Just eight open practices: Here's the list of the eight open practices for the Falcons.  (Psst, there should be more. Broncos, who also play in the Hall of Fame game have 19!)

5. Position by position series: In case you missed it and need to get caught before the first practice on Monday, here are the links to the 10-part position-by-position series. Also, below we had coach Dan Quinn help us preview the offense and defense in the past two episodes of The Bow Tie Chronicles podcast.

Position-by-position series: July 8Special teamsJuly 9SafetiesJuly 10CornerbacksJuly 11LinebackersJuly 12Defensive lineJuly 13: Quarterbacks |July 14Offensive lineJuly 15Wide receiversJuly 16Tight endsJuly 17Running backs


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