Defensive end Vic Beasley, defensive tackle Grady Jarrett, wide receiver Julio Jones and linebacker Deion Jones, who have not taken part in the offseason program, reported on Monday for Falcons’ mandatory minicamp.
All four took physicals, but Julio Jones and Deion Jones will not participate in drills. Both are rehabbing foot injuries, head coach Dan Quinn told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Monday.
“It was more just both of them dealing with something from their feet,” Quinn said. “It was part of maintenance I would say in some regards and also some rehab, too. They won’t participate in the camp this time, but I’m anticipating them both being ready for the training camp.”
Julio Jones and Jarrett have contract situations, while Beasley just elected to stay away. Deion Jones is rehabbing.
Any NFL player under contract who skips all three days is subject to an $88,650 fine, but there isn't a contractual obligation to practice, only to attend.
Also, the Quinn said the team enjoyed it’s recent visit with defensive end Allen Bailey, but there was nothing to report as far as the team signing him.
Cornerback Desmond Trufant has been excused from minicamp for personal reasons, according to the team.
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