Archive for June, 2009

Milloy keeping low profile, working with the kids

BUCKHEAD — Former Pro Bowl safety Lawyer Milloy has maintained a low profile since the Falcons elected not to re-sign him during free agency.

We tracked him down at the Walgreens All-Star Football Camp at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School on

Former Falcon Lawyer Milloy signing autographs at a local football camp on Tuesday. (AJC/Ledbetter)

Former Falcon Lawyer Milloy signing autographs at a local football camp on Tuesday. (AJC/Ledbetter)

Tuesday.

Milloy, clearly not wanting to burn any bridges, didn’t want to discuss his departure from the Falcons or his plans for next season. He has yet to sign with another team.

We tried to pin him down on his exit from the Falcons and on his plans a few times, but the savvy veteran kept saying he wanted to focus on the kids.

Milloy started 48 of 49 games in three seasons with the Falcons. He helped provide leadership to a young secondary last season.

Milloy broke in with the New England Patriots after being selected in the second round of the 1996 draft. He played seven seasons with the Patriots and three with the Buffalo Bills before …

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Ryan rated as NFL’s top under-30 franchise player

Falcons QB Matt Ryan putting the silver sharpie to some helmets. He was helping out Kendyl Moss, the team's Director of Community Relations, who must have items for donation and charitable requests.

Falcons QB Matt Ryan putting the silver sharpie to some helmets. He was helping out Kendyl Moss, the team's Director of Community Relations.

FLOWERY BRANCH – Blog-cation was awesome.

Found that Palm tree to relax under. Plenty of frothy beverages. Watched some old episodes of Rockford Files. What else can you ask for.

Hit the OTA scene and with just one more open session, the Falcons appear to be ahead of schedule compared to last year. But that was to be expected now that the coaching staff has a year under its belt.

Would not worry too much about all of the dust-ups at Wednesday’s session. They were mostly low-level rugby scrums. When you get those helmet-swinging fights, those are the ones to be concerned about. Helmet-swinging shows a clear intent to do bodily harm to a teammate.

There’s not need to worry about the pushing and shoving deals with a little jabbering

“I like the way they are working,” Falcons coach Mike Smith said. “It’s really difficult to see where we are …

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