MC Day 2: Fans are starting to arrive for practice

Saturday's practices are open to the public. (D.Orlando Ledbetter/AJC)

Saturday's practices are open to the public. (D.Orlando Ledbetter/AJC)

FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons minicamp is open to the public today.

The fans are starting to arrive.

We will have some updates after the first practice, which starts at 10:15 a.m. They went 2 hours and 5 minutes yesterday, so check back after 12:30 p.m. or so. Gates open for the afternoon practice at 3:15 p.m. Practice starts at 4:15 p.m.

Also,  you can follow updates on twitter.com at AJCFalcons.

8 comments Add your comment

waynester

May 8th, 2010
10:35 am

Wish I wuz there….

beauvighn

May 8th, 2010
11:05 am

With the way the Braves are spewing diarreah all over Atlanta , football season can’t get here soon enough. For goodness sake Mr. Blank, please buy the braves

torgo

May 8th, 2010
11:15 am

D-Led – keep an eye on Arman Shields. He’s not your everyday tryout case – far more than the U. Richmond/Gonzaga HS you mentioned in the other entry. He ran a 4.37 and put up a 37.5″ vertical in the 2008 combine and got drafted in the 4th by the Raiders, but got hurt and released.

waynester

May 8th, 2010
11:53 am

torgo
Yowza! 4.37 at 6′2″? Can he still do it after the injury? By the way–what was the injury?

torgo

May 8th, 2010
12:16 pm

Double checking, and that 4.37 may have been a pro day time. I’m seeing a listing of an “official” combine time of 4.44. (Gosh, that’s sooo much slower…)

His 3.96 shuttle time was the fastest of anybody at the 2008 combine, his 37.5″ vertical was 2nd among WRs, and he also did 19 bench press reps. Definitely an Al Davis kind of heartthrob.

I think it was a knee injury. Can he still do it? That’s why I’m asking D-Led how he looked yesterday. The blog entry mentioning the six tryouts yesterday simply named him and his college and high school. C’mon, D-Led, what’s the story?

ernisTbass

May 8th, 2010
12:27 pm

Check out Norwood’s move on Atlantfalcons.com, he should be used just as Wes Welker is in New England. Norwood is a receiver Norwood is a receiver Norwood is a receiver. Will somebody please pass the secret on to the coaching staff????? Give him the ball past the line of scrimmage and see what happens, continuing to ask him to break through the line will continue to keep him on the DL. What a waste!

bigdave

May 8th, 2010
12:49 pm

ernis..

where do you see that particular footage?

D. Orlando Ledbetter

May 8th, 2010
1:14 pm

Torgo — Thanks for the insight on Shields. Will check him out a little closer this afternoon.

ernisTBass — Norwood is hurt. Didn’t practice yesterday afternoon nor this morning. But he is really fast. ernis have you been throwing any rocks lately. Loved you on the Andy Griffith show. Excellent work.