Day one of minicamp is in the books. (Curtis Compton/AJC)
FLOWERY BRANCH – Running back Jerious Norwood and defensive tackle Thomas Johnson suffered minor injuries and were held out of the afternoon practice on Friday.
“They will be re-evaluated in the morning,” Falcons coach Mike Smith said. “There was a little soreness and we wanted to keep them out of practice.”
The Falcons were also monitoring the practices of some of the older players.
Center Todd McClure and linebacker Mike Peterson practiced in the morning and had the afternoon practice offe.
Tight ends Tony Gonzalez and Justin Peelle had the morning practice off.
PEEK AND PALMER SHOW: Free agent tight ends Colin Peek and Michael Palmer both made some nice catches.
Peek, who started his career at Georgia Tech before transferring to Alabama, had a one-handed catch that drew some praise. Palmer, of Parkview High and Clemson, made several nice catches.
“It’s very difficult to evaluate and tight end is one of the most
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