FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons were 15 minutes into practice when they decided to break because of a storm Tuesday.
After about an hour wait, the team returned to the field and completed its practice.
“It definitely got hotter toward the end,” quarterback Desmond Ridder said. “I was proud of our team to come out here after a little adversity. (We went) back in the locker room for an hour and then came back out here and continued to work.”
Ridder is concentrating on his conditioning.
“This past six months have been training for the 40 (yard dash), training for the skill drills,” Ridder said. “Now it’s about getting into football shape. I can still get into better shape.”
Ridder believes he has picked the playbook.
“Mentally, I think I’m right where I need to be,” Ridder said. “I can always continue to get better at that.”
Players limited: Several players will be limited because they are in different parts of their return to play.
Wide receiver Cameron Batson, wide receiver Frank Darby, tight end John FitzPatrick, wide receiver Auden Tate, wide receiver Austin Trammell, safety Erik Harris, defensive tackle Ta’Quon Graham and safety Teez Tabor all are limited.
Tryout players: Linebacker Dakota Allen (Texas Tech), defensive lineman Isaiah Buggs (Alabama), offensive lineman Adam Coon (Michigan), defensive lineman Jalen Dalton (North Carolina) and wide receiver Emeka Emezie (N.C. State) were set to participate in the minicamp on a tryout basis.
Golf outing: The Falcons will have a team-bonding golf outing Thursday to end their offseason program.
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