OTAs: William Moore takes part in first practice

Falcons owner Arthur Blank welcomes safety William Moore to last season's mini-camp, May 8, 2009.  (CURTIS COMPTON/AJC).

Falcons owner Arthur Blank welcomes safety William Moore to last season's mini-camp, May 8, 2009. (CURTIS COMPTON/AJC).

Safety William Moore took part in the first day of organized team activities on Tuesday, according to a team spokesperson.

The first session was closed to the media.

Moore was held out of the team’s mandatory minicamp earlier this month with a pectoral injury.

Moore, a second round pick in the 2009 draft, played sparingly last season as he suffered from knee and hamstring injuries that required surgery and forced him to the injured reserve list.

Running back Jerious Norwood (hip) and wide receiver Ryan Wolfe (injury unknown) also returned to practice.

Wide receiver Harry Douglas (knee), cornerback Brian Williams, wide receiver Kerry Meier (hamstring), defensive tackles Peria Jerry (knee) and Jonathan Babineaux (shoulder) did not practice.

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Smyrna Jacket

May 25th, 2010
1:55 pm

Please change the uniforms. We look like an arena league team.

The throwback unis rock.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

May 25th, 2010
1:56 pm

Smyrna Jacket — You’re consistent. The uniforms don’t make any tackles. (Style over substance?)

Terrell

May 25th, 2010
2:00 pm

The throwbacks are only good because we see them every now and then. They aren’t like the Chargers’ throwbacks. I’m happy just seeing them once or twice a year.

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uga_b

May 25th, 2010
2:10 pm

I would take the throw back logo over throwback unis.

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Paddy

May 25th, 2010
2:25 pm

Just go back to red helmuts, please. Can anyone explain why in the world San Diego ever change their original uniforms. One of the best looks in all of sports! Their uniforms now are good but the old ones where perfect!

D3

May 25th, 2010
2:27 pm

DOL — Thanks for the update my brother. Pins and needles for Moore. Cross your fingers and toes. Maybe he just got hit by some bad luck, but to ever gain a starting job, he’s got to stay on the field.

Dan

May 25th, 2010
2:28 pm

Yea keep the black helmets and new logo and change the uniforms back to the late 70’s red jerseys and grey pants

wilbur

May 25th, 2010
2:30 pm

had the better enjoy the NFL this year while we have it. don’t see players compromising to avoid lockout next year.

Infamous

May 25th, 2010
2:31 pm

I hope Moore is back at 100%. I think he will be more of a playmaker than Coleman. Do not get me wrong. Coleman is solid, but does not ever seem to make any big plays that can determine the outcome of games. I think Moore will not be ready to take over at the start of the season, but if he does not beat of Coleman by Week 12, then we may have a problem. Coleman would then be a valuable swing saftey to backup both Moore and DeCoud. And that is a great tandem for any cover 3 packages. DOL, when is Coleman’s contract up?

D Money

May 25th, 2010
2:33 pm

Good to hear that Moore and Norwood are back on the field. Hopefully we’ll see some of the others come back really soon with little to no complications.

DOL, has there been any chatter about Trey Lewis? He started off looking promising as a rookie and then the knee injury happened…twice. I know it takes 2 years for a big D lineman to get back but I’m curious to know if he even has a shot as a 5th DT. We already know that Babs, Jerry, Peters, and Walker are probably penciled in right now. How many DTs did we carry last year?

Marco Miller

May 25th, 2010
2:42 pm

Who cares about the uniform…Let’s just get this enhanced defense out there and watch them brutalize teams. I cannot wait to see that defense this year!

shank

May 25th, 2010
2:48 pm

How many players are on the roster today? When do we need to be at 80?

Terrance X

May 25th, 2010
2:53 pm

ah the days of Jack Tatum !

Kyle

May 25th, 2010
3:00 pm

Last year’s retro look was very sharp and that should be the uniform. Red Helmet with the normal Falcon and black jerseys.

ATLJBO

May 25th, 2010
3:01 pm

Good to hear about Willie Mo…. I think he can do big things at the SS position.

I still wonder would we use Moore like the Cards use Adrian Wilson …. As a SS (mainly) but on Nickle plays… They line Wilson up as a coverage LB.

Check out this Harry Douglas video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsUrj-Z7b3w

SeenThisB4

May 25th, 2010
3:04 pm

Looks like Atlanta will be fighting it out with Carolina for the second and third place spots in the NFC South this year. I give Atlanta a slight edge over Carolina right now.

Rufino Linares

May 25th, 2010
3:04 pm

Good news on Wm. Moore. I hope he keeps it up.

Rufino Linares

May 25th, 2010
3:10 pm

Bad news that Kerry Meier did not practice. Maybe his hamstring injury is worse than initially thought.

Bangkapi Ajarn

May 25th, 2010
3:12 pm

Excellent news.

Do you know if Moore will be participating in the Falcons MMA workout program now that he is healthy? I saw where Decoud was really singing the praises of the conditioning.

ymmotretsof

May 25th, 2010
3:16 pm

As far as uniforms go I liked the red with black and white piping on the sleves. I can’t wait to read what you people are like by mid july.

Falcon Red

May 25th, 2010
3:18 pm

I don’t want to go as far as to say they could wear tu-tu’s, but really – who cares what they wear? I’m more concerned about their performance than their appearance!

Infamous

May 25th, 2010
3:19 pm

Thanks for that video ATLJBO. It has been so long since seeing HD on the field, that I almost forgot how good of a rookie season he had. I hope he comes back at 100%.

john

May 25th, 2010
3:32 pm

Appears football may not be the sport for Peria Jerry. In the competitive landscape of the NFL, I would think the falcons need to cut their losses, find someone who can suit up and play.

kyle

May 25th, 2010
3:33 pm

My Lord, its the first day of OTA’s and people want to discuss uniforms. Maybe you girls should stop cheering for the football and start rooting for the cheerleaders. Who cares what the dadgum uniforms look like. All I care about is winning. Drop a set of nuts girls.

kyle

May 25th, 2010
3:35 pm

“Appears football may not be the sport for Peria Jerry. In the competitive landscape of the NFL, I would think the falcons need to cut their losses, find someone who can suit up and play.”

Maybe we should give him a chance first to recover from his injury and actually give him 2-3 years to play. I read some of the dumbest statements on these blogs.

Mr. Phil

May 25th, 2010
4:08 pm

ATLJBO

Thanks for the video. I had started to forget why I liked the guy so much. Now if we can only figure out reasons to be excited about Jerry and William Moore. I haven’t seen enough to be convinced honestly.

SirReal

May 25th, 2010
4:11 pm

@Smyrna Not gonna happen…think you’ve developed OCD about the unis man.lol
D Led,
Any good buzz up there or just a standard practice?

Falconian

May 25th, 2010
4:29 pm

Is there any reports on how Brian Williams is coming along? Is he going to be back by the beginning of the season, and is he going to be anywhere near the corner we had last year??

Terrance X

May 25th, 2010
4:34 pm

i don’t recall Jack Tatum ever getting hurt. i covered them long ago when my last name was Moore too.

truth

May 25th, 2010
4:55 pm

You mean aints and panties fight’n for the 2nd and 3rd spot right? I’m sure you where just typing to fast.

Have you SeenThisB4…………..middle finger. :)

INDIAN BIRD

May 25th, 2010
4:55 pm

we have the best looking home jersey’s in the league, to the trash can with all this change the uni’s talk.

hiramsaint

May 25th, 2010
5:15 pm

look at the picture and it tells all. as long as king arthur keeps up that stuff, and doesn’t let the coaching staff do it’s thing, the falcons will continue to be .500 give or take a game. every time i see a falcons article there is arty with his big nose stuck in there trying to micro-manage a game he knows very little about and has probably never played.

DawgDad

May 25th, 2010
5:17 pm

That YouTube video on Douglas was a stark reminder of just how much the Falcons missed him and need another separation playmaker. All of these guys who’ve been banged up (with the exception of Wolfe who I don’t know much about) could potentially step up and help take this team to the next level. If most or all of them do so this year and other key players don’t go down this will be a team to be reckoned with. I’m excited about have a couple of Missouri boys toughening up the D.

FalconsFan284

May 25th, 2010
5:17 pm

Within three years we will have three or four potential Pro Bowlers in our secondary. DeCoud, Robsinson and Moore all could develop top flight players.
Also, the Falcons jersey looks great

hiramsaint

May 25th, 2010
5:17 pm

truth- who’s gonna be in the #1? if you had any real faith in your team you would have said so. another prime example of the atl. and it’s pourous fan base

Greg

May 25th, 2010
5:47 pm

Maybe more people aren’t talking about Jerry on the theory that maybe if we ignore the issue it will just go away. But hey…eight-plus months after his surgery he’s still limping badly and not close to playing. What the heck gives with that??? I sure wish him the best, and hope he has a speedy recovery (speedy from now going forward, at least), but I think I speak for a lot of fans who are scared s-less we just wasted another high round draft pick.

jerry

May 25th, 2010
5:55 pm

I tell you what. If the Birds with Ryan can’t finish ahead of a team with the qb questions that are hovering over Carolina, gtf outta Dodge.

hiramsaint

May 25th, 2010
6:17 pm

jerry — next train is on it’s way out tonight. it’s not ryan but smitty and arty that will have you with a boardin’ pass

D-Dubs33

May 25th, 2010
6:58 pm

We need to bring back the black ang grey 90’s uni’s they were straight gangsta!!!!!!!

EB

May 25th, 2010
7:48 pm

Sure hope this guy can finally get healthy, he just might be the answer we need to some of our secondary problems cause Coleman isn’t quite talented enough for my tastes.

stevie B

May 25th, 2010
8:07 pm

Exactly how healthy is Peria Jerry? He looked good in the game he played. But was he not injury prone in college? What kind of depth do we have at that position? For some reason I am worried that he will never be able to play at the pro level and will be plagued with injuries his entire carrier. Hopefully I just have a bad feeling and he will prove me wrong. Can we get Grady Jackson back in a uniform?

Hunter

May 25th, 2010
8:30 pm

Falcons getting a little bit of love in a recent BR article. Check it out below:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/396900-super-early-super-bowl-sleepers

marcus

May 25th, 2010
8:56 pm

i had surgery on my knee when i was playing football and it didn’t fill right to me at first so i just got out there and the more i played on it the better it felt. jerrys not me but i’m just say. sometimes u just got to work it out.

jojatek

May 25th, 2010
9:50 pm

Unless you’re a fan of that 1980 team (Bartkowski/William Andrews/Lynn Cain/Wallace Francis/Alfred Jenkins… I still love that team… remember when they were on the cover of ‘Sport’ magazine as the “Next NFL Dynasty”…??), those throwback unis don’t really conjure up alot of great memories. Keep the new logo and black helmet, but dial back the jerseys a little bit… get rid of all of the silly shoulder stripes and stick with a simple color scheme. Or… go out and win a damn Super Bowl and, suddenly, the uniforms will be just fine (and flying off the shelves…).

florida falcon

May 25th, 2010
9:56 pm

@Kyle- I am with you man, who cares about the unis, As long as we fly high and win a damn superbowl! Tampon Bay and the Aints have won beofre us, we must win one before the Carolina Panties!

DrJ

May 25th, 2010
10:02 pm

Does the new conditioning coaching staff have some new ideas on how to prevent hamstrings, etc., etc.?

BluePhi92

May 25th, 2010
10:10 pm

Being an Atlanta native and a life long Falcons Fan, I for one applaud the current uniforms! It seems that once per decade during the Rankin/Taylor Smith era, a competitive team was fielded; I do not miss those uniforms or the bad memories associated with them!

Change is indeed good, and ever since Mr. Blank took over, the product on the field has been much more competitive than the previous ones.

Go Falcons!!

BTW HiramAint, Falcons WILL WIN THE NFC SOUTH AND THE SUPERBOWL!!!! BOOK IT!!!!

BluePhi92

May 25th, 2010
10:12 pm

Besides, the Aints might be lucky to win 5 games this year!