Sideline Report for Monday, May 1, 2017

Here’s six things to know on Monday:

1. Braves fall short of sweep against Brewers

After winning the first two games of the three-game series, the Braves lost to the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 on Sunday afternoon. The Braves won Friday's game 10-8 and Saturday's game 11-3. David O'Brien writes how an error by rookie Dansby Swanson cost the Braves Sunday's game. The Braves begin a four-game home series with the Mets on Monday night. Monday's game is scheduled to begin at 7:35 p.m.

2. Falcons draft six in 2017 NFL Draft

After drafting UCLA linebacker Takkarist McKinley with the No. 26 overall pick in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday, the Falcons drafted five more players this weekend:

  • LSU linebacker Duke Ridley, Round 3 (No. 75 overall)
  • Oregon State guard Sean Harlow, Round 4 (No. 136 overall)
  • San Diego State cornerback Damontae Kazee, Round 5 (No. 149 overall)
  • Wyoming running back Brian Hill, Round 5 (No. 156 overall)
  • Drake tight end Eric Saubert, Round 5 (No. 174 overall)
📝 -— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) April 29, 2017

3. Atlanta United falls to DC United

Atlanta United fell to DC United 3-1 in Bobby Dodd Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Doug Roberson reports on what happened during Sunday's match and what's next for  Atlanta United.

4. Georgia Tech’s Justin Thomas to attend 49ers rookie mini-camp

Georgia Tech quarterback Justin Thomas went undrafted over the weekend in the 2017 NFL Draft, but his shot at the pros isn't over yet. According to Thomas' agency, the San Francisco 49ers will test Thomas as a wide receiver and return specialist at the 49ers rookie mini-camp this week.

5. Paul Millsap to opt out of final year of contract

Chris Vivlamore reports that Paul Millsap is expected to become an unrestricted free agent when he opts out of the final year of his contract with the Hawks. The Hawks fell to the Washington Wizards in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Friday night and were eliminated from playoffs.

6. Falcons released three players

D. Orlando Ledbetter reported on Sunday evening that the Falcons waived guard Blake Muir, defensive end Martin Ifedi and tight end Brian Vogler.