Falcons will not hold joint practices with other teams

April 26, 2019 Flowery Branch: The Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff discuss their first-round draft picks with the media at the team indoor practice facility on Friday, April 26, 2019, in Flowery Branch.    Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

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April 26, 2019 Flowery Branch: The Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff discuss their first-round draft picks with the media at the team indoor practice facility on Friday, April 26, 2019, in Flowery Branch. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

In the past the Falcons have used joint practices to help them evaluate their offensive and defensive lines against NFL competition.

With a major rebuild, one that will include first-round draft picks Chris Lindstrom and Kaleb McGary, the Falcons discussed holding joint practices with another team, but elected not to do so.

“We talked about it some, but we have an extra game this year,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Friday. “For me, that takes care of that. We’ll get a lot of quarters in for these guys, so that takes care of that.”

The Falcons have held joint practices with the PatriotsBengals, Titans and Jaguars.