UPDATE, 4:39 P.M., Thursday
Two leaders of the Falcons’ seven-on-seven workouts told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution after Thursday’s workout that they have not been contacted by the Oakland Raiders about having a passing camp scrimmage and doubted that they would agree to such a scrimmage.
The Raiders are set to hold a passing camp next week in Duluth, less than 10 miles from where the Falcons are set to workout.
The Falcons expressed a concern about players getting injured in a competitive environment during the lockout.
About 40 members of the Oakland Raiders are set to hold their passing camp next Tuesday through Friday in Duluth.
Defensive end Richard Seymour, the former University of Georgia star, is hosting the camp that will be held at the Competitive Edge Sports complex.
Seymour will run the defense and quarterback Jason Campbell will lead the offense.
“Men, I hope that everyone is well and staying in shape because we are going to outwork everyone we face this season,” Seymour wrote in an e-mail to the Raiders. “It starts right now in the offseason.”
There has been some talk about an 11-on-11 passing scrimmage against the Falcons, who are practicing in a nearby suburb.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog