FLOWERY BRANCH – The Falcons may also be without Pro Bowl cornerback Brent Grimes when they open practice on Friday.
Here’s the story on the practice status of the nine UFAs.
Grimes is a restricted free agent and did not sign the tender offer he received before the lockout as originally reported.
“He did not sign (his tender),” Super Agent Ben Dogra wrote in a text to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution this morning.”He can’t practice (before) the (Aug. 4th) unless he is signed or if (collective bargaining agreement) is ratified before then. RFA’s can show up since the lockout is lifted.”
Grimes was at the teams’ facilites on Tuesday.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog