MC Day 2: Meier suffers slight injury; some highlights
Tight ends Justin Peelle and Leroy Banks signing autographs after Saturday's second practice. (D. Orlando Ledbetter/AJC)
FLOWERY BRANCH – The Falcons received a slight scare in the afternoon practice when wide receiver Kerry Meier, the team’s fifth round draft pick, pulled up while running a reverse.
He appeared to suffer a minor upper leg injury and the trainers rushed over to evaluate him. He was walking fine later.
The final practice will be held Sunday morning at 10:15 a.m. Here are some of the highlights from the second day of the Falcons’ minicamp:
- Rookie linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, the Falcons first round pick, made two sensational pass breakups while defending against running back Dimitri Nance in coverage.
- Meier was having a big day before suffering the injury. He went high to snag a Matt Ryan pass near the sideline on one play. He had at least three super catches.
- Brandyn Harvey continues to dazzle with this sharp route running and his ability to separate from defenders. He’s a big target at 6-4, 205 pounds. He was an undrafted college free agent from Villanova.
- Running back Jason Snelling was slamming the ball hard off tackle and appeared to have a nice open field burst while charging down field.
- Wide receiver Eric Weems made the team last season and continues to make tough catches. He also looked good running a reverse.
- Tackle Sam Baker has really been attacking players in the 11 on 11 drills. He was mixed up in at least two skirmishes.
President Rich McKay and Thomas Dimitroff chat during the second practice on Saturday. (D. Orlando Ledbetter/AJC).
Safety Thomas DeCoud poses with a fan after the morning practice. (D. Orlando Ledbetter/AJC)
Wide receiver Ryan Wolfe and offensive lineman Joe Hawley signing autographs after the morning practice. (D. Orlando Ledbetter/AJC)
One of the filming towers that overlook the practice fields. (D. Orlando Ledbetter/AJC).
Eric Ward, the former SW DeKalb High and Richmond star, throwing passes at the morning practice. (D. Orlando Ledbetter/AJC)