5 things to know about the Falcons on Friday

1. Today’s plan. The Falcons will hold a closed to the media walk-through and do a mini-tour of Mercedes-Benz Stadium today. The team will post some shots and we’ll share those. “We’ve discussed where we go to park,” Quinn said. “Where do we go….we are just really excited to see our fans.” 

2. Freeman update. Falcons running back Devonta Freeman, who is in the NFL’s concussion protocol, likely won’t play in the final two exhibition games, coach Dan Quinn said Thursday. Quinn hope he gets cleared for the practice soon and will start pointing toward the regular season opener against the Chicago Bears on Sept. 10.

3. 5 players to watch. The competition for the 53-man roster spot is fierce. Here are five guys who have something to prove against the Cardinals. 

4. Jones, Gabriel update. Quinn said he’ll give us an update on if wide receivers Julio Jones and Taylor Gabriel are going to play against Jacksonville. “They went hard (Thursday), as long as they are good (on Friday), they may get a little bit on Saturday,” Quinn said. “I’m going to check them (on Friday) and I can give you an updated before the game.” 

5. Where to watch, listen to the game. The Cardinals (1-2) face the Falcons (0-2) at 7 p.m. Saturday night at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Click here to see where you can watch or listen to the game.



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