Falcons running back Qadree Ollison (far right) listens as head coach Dan Quinn coaches up his rookie class during the second day of rookie minicamp on Saturday, May 11, 2019, in Flowery Branch. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
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5 things to know about Falcons’ practices  

Here are five things to know on Thursday:

1. Open practice. The Falcons will hold their second open session at noon today.  

2. Player moves. Offensive tackle Dieugot Joseph and defensive end Austin Larkin were signed by the Falcons on Wednesday.

Offensive tackle Devon Johnson, who played at Ferris State in Michigan, was released and there was an open spot on the 90-man roster after the team placed defensive end Steven Means (Achilles) on injured reserve.

Joseph, who’s 6-foot-6 and 300 pounds, has spent time with the Ravens, Vikings, Bears and Jets. He played at Florida International.

Larkin, is 6-5 and 255 pounds. He played at Purdue. His father, Michael Larkin, was a four-year letter-winner at Notre Dame.

3. Injury report. Last week, free safety Ricardo Allen (Achilles), strong safety Keanu Neal (knee), running back Marcus Green (hamstring) and cornerback Rashard Causey (undisclosed injury) were off to the side working with the trainers.

There’s no need to rush Allen back, according to foot expert Dr. Mark C. Drakos of the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.  

4. Coaching clinic. Quinn will host more than 200 high school coaches to a one-day clinic on May 30. 

The focus will be on coaching techniques and developing athletes at the high school level. 

5. Will Vic Beasley show? Falcons defensive end Vic Beasley has been sitting out the OTAs after coach Dan Quinn said he was looking forward to working with him and after the team honored his $12.3 million fifth-year bonus. 


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