Falcons have fewest open practices in NFC South

Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones runs a agility drill the first day of team practice at training camp on Thursday, July 27, 2017, in Flowery Branch.

Credit: Curtis Compton

Credit: Curtis Compton

The Falcons are set to have only eight open practices for training camp, the lowest total of teams in the NFC South, excluding the Saints, who will announce their training camp schedule in July.

The Panthers will have 14 free and open practices for their fans, while the Buccaneers will have 11. The Saints had 10 last season, which was down from the 20 they had in 2010.

Around the league, the Broncos will have 19 open practices, double with the Falcons have even though they are both playing in the Hall of Fame game on Aug. 1.

The Packers, Colts and Vikings will have 16 open practices, Browns, Cowboys, Panthers, Ravens and Steelers have 15, Cardinals and Ravens 14, Chargers 13, Seahawks 12, Giants and Bengals 10, Bears 9, Bills 8 (down from 21 in 2014), Rams seven, Jets five and Eagles will have one.

Falcons rookies are scheduled to report July 18 for training camp and the veterans on Sunday, July 21st. The first training camp practice will be held July 22.

The Falcons open the exhibition season Aug. 1 when they play the Denver Broncos in the Pro Football Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio.

Former Falcons Tony Gonzalez and former Georgia star Champ Bailey will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE

Monday, July 22

Practice: 9:35 a.m.

OPEN - Gates: 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, July 23

Practice: 9:35 a.m.

OPEN - Gates: 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, July 24

Practice: 9:35 AM

OPEN - Gates: 8:30 a.m.

Thursday, July 25

Practice: 9:35 AM

OPEN - Gates: 8:30 a.m.

Friday, July 26

NO PRACTICE

Saturday, July 27

Practice: 9:35 a.m.

OPEN - Gates: 8 a.m.

Sunday, July 28

Practice: 9:35 a.m.

OPEN - Gates: 8 a.m.

Monday, July 29

Practice: 9:35 a.m.

OPEN - Gates: 8:30 a.m.

Sunday, Aug. 4 | Military Appreciation Day at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Practice: 12:30 p.m.

OPEN - Gates: 10 a.m.

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