Caught up with Falcons general manger Thomas Dimitroff at the team’s community service project on Thursday.
I wanted to follow-up on his radio interview about the cornerbacks and he elaborated on the plan. He said Dunta Robinson, Brent Grimes and Asante Samuel will all get some action inside.
“Dunta has played inside at Houston and has a desire to play inside as well and that’s positive,” Dimitroff said. “He did a nice job down there. When he came to us, he’s been outside-only as you know. I understand that he’s looking forward to jumping back inside and spending some time in there as well. There is a good chance that all of those guys will be spending time inside and out.”
The theme of the training camp will be “open competition.”
“They’ll be competing for their positions and where they’ll be playing,” Dimitroff said. “Like Mike Smith has said, this is a very, very competitive year at a number of positions. We are excited about having Asante on board to improve the talent in our secondary.”
He was excited about watching the new rookies, drafted and undrafted, next Friday through Sunday at the rookie minicamp.
He had a group assessment to share about the undrafted players.
“Interestingly enough, as a group, it seems like at virtually every position grouping there are guys that are going to be very interesting to monitor through the process,” Dimitroff said.
We likely will not get the team’s first “unofficial” depth chart until late July. However, that will not keep us from stacking our own unofficial depth chart.
The Falcons have filled their roster at 90 players, the maximum number allowed by league rules.
WR 11 Julio Jones, 12 Kevin Cone, 15 Michael Calvin, 16 Marcus Jackson
LT 72 Sam Baker, 74 Will Svitek, 76 Lamar Holmes
LG 63 Justin Blalock, 79 Mike Johnson, 68 Phillipkeith Manley
C 62 Todd McClure, 66 Peter Konz, 61 Joe Hawley, 64 Tyler Horn
RG 61 Joe Hawley, 66 Peter Konz, 65 Vince Manuwai , 79 Mike Johnson , 75 Garrett Reynolds
RT 77 Tyson Clabo, 75 Garrett Reynolds, 67 Andrew Jackson, 70 Bryce Harris
TE 88 Tony Gonzalez, 81 Michael Palmer, 86 Tommy Gallarda, 85 Marquez Branson, 85 LaMark Brown, 86 Adam Nissley
WR 84 Roddy White, 83 Harry Douglas, 80 Kerry Meier, 19 Drew Davis, 17 Cody Pearcy, 18 James Rodgers
QB 2 Matt Ryan, 8 Chris Redman, 4 John Parker Wilson, 14 Dominique Davis
RB 33 Michael Turner, 32 Jacquizz Rodgers, 44 Jason Snelling, 35 Antone Smith, 30 Dimitri Nance, 40 Robbie Frey
FB 34 Ovie Mughelli , 36 Bradie Ewing, 44 Jason Snelling, 42 Mike Cox
RE 55 John Abraham, 90 Lawrence Sidbury, 98 Cliff Matthews, 69 Louis Nzeqwu
DT 91 Corey Peters, 99 Vance Walker, 92 Travian Robertson, 67 Regis Micanor
DT 95 Jonathan Babineaux, 94 Peria Jerry, 97 Carlton Powell, 70 Ray Kibble,
LE 93 Ray Edwards, 71 Kroy Biermann, 96 Jonathan Massaquoi
OLB 56 Sean Weatherspoon, 50 Robert James, 43 Rico Council, 30 Matt Hansen
MLB 51 Lofa Tatupu, 52 Akeem Dent, 46 Max Gruder, 53 Pat Schiller
OLB 54 Stephen Nicholas, 59 Spencer Adkins, 49 Jarrell Harris
RCB 22 Asante Samuel, 23 Dunta Robinson, 21 Christopher Owens, 27 Robert McClain
NB 23 Dunta Robinson, 24 Dominique Franks, 21 Christopher Owens
LCB 20 Brent Grimes, 24 Dominique Franks, 29 Darrin Walls, 38 Marty Markett, 37 Peyton Thompson
SS 25 William Moore, 26 Charles Mitchell , 40 Chad Faulcon
FS 28 Thomas DeCoud, 39 Shann Schillinger, 41 Suaesi Tuimaunei
K 3 Matt Bryant
KO 5 Matt Bosher, 9 Dawson Zimmerman
P 5 Matt Bosher, 9 Dawson Zimmerman
KR 17 Cody Pearcy, 18 James Rodgers, 24 Dominique Franks, 83 Harry Douglas
PR 17 Cody Pearcy, 18 James Rodgers, 24 Dominique Franks, 83 Harry Douglas
LS 82 Joe Zelenka, 47 Josh Harris, 48 Corey Adams
H 5 Matt Bosher, 80 Kerry Meier
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog