Atlanta Falcons: Saturday’s training camp report, updated

Vivlamore reporting from Flowery Branch for the great DLed, who is celebrating a “significant” birthday.

FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons just concluded Saturday’s walk-through practice. Not much to report but on the injury front middle linebacker Akeem Dent (concussion) and rookie fullback Bradie Ewing (knee) were not on the field. Ewing will officially be placed on injured reserve later today. We will get an update on Dent’s condition following the afternoon session. Being in the NFL’s concussion protocol program, expect Dent to miss at least Thursday’s home exhibition game against the Bengals.

Defensive linemen Vance Walker (foot) and Corey Peters (foot) and cornerback Christopher Owens (hamstring) remain out. Cornerback Asante Samuel and tight end Adam Nissley were not present and I will try for an update later. Running back Jason Snelling (lower right leg) was present and we’ll see if  he participates in the practice later today. It also appeared that wide receiver Michael Calvin was held out of the walk-through.

Fans have two more chances to see the Falcons during training camp, today and Sunday. Gates open at 2:30 p.m. for today’s workout from 3:30 to 6:05 p.m. The schedule is the same for Sunday, the final day of camp that is open to the public.

Here are the updates following afternoon practice.

First-team middle linebacker Akeem Dent (concussion) missed practice after being placed in the initial stage of the NFL’s concussion protocol program. Falcons coach Mike Smith said it’s “too early to tell” how long Dent will be out. He will likely miss the second exhibition game against the Bengals Thursday.

Wide receiver Kerry Meier (leg) missed practice and worked with trainers. Defensive linemen Vance Walker (foot) and Corey Peters (foot), cornerback Christopher Owens (hamstring), running back Jason Snelling (lower right leg) remain out. Wide receiver Michael Calvin also did not practice.

Smith said Walker will be re-evaluated Sunday morning and hoped he could return to practice. Peters is still 10-14 days away from a medical re-evaluation.

Cornerback Asante Samuel was not at practice. Smith said he absence was excused and he would return Sunday.

- Chris Vivlamore

64 comments Add your comment

Doggoneit

August 11th, 2012
12:05 pm

first! We shall rise UP!

hiramsaint

August 11th, 2012
12:07 pm

good thing it was a walkthru practice. anything more and the FRAILcans would have an even longer injury report

Surg

August 11th, 2012
12:08 pm

I would keep Dent out until the last preseason game, and I would definitely keep him off special teams from now on… We need him out there.

Surg

August 11th, 2012
12:10 pm

A Aints fan trolling… Get your life together you gumbo eating bourbon drinking idiot…

SeenThisB4

August 11th, 2012
12:40 pm

I’ll have a whiskey sour.

Ken

August 11th, 2012
12:41 pm

D Orlando please give us any updates on why CB Samuel was not at the walk-thru. Thanks

JSS

August 11th, 2012
12:44 pm

la dia es muy guapo! Viva México!

Ledbetter, How’s that MASH ward doing?

JSS

August 11th, 2012
12:48 pm

Rise up to call for a stretcher!

hiramstain

August 11th, 2012
12:53 pm

NO Injury Report… Hey Stain, who’s frail?

TE Jimmy Graham – back
RB Mark Ingram – knee, toe
WR Nick Toon – foot
WR Adrian Arrington – knee
CB Elbert Mack – not announced
CB Patrick Robinson – shoulder
CB Jabari Greer – groin
LB David Hawthorne – hip
DT Tom Johnson – not announced
OG Andrew Tiller – not announced

JSS

August 11th, 2012
12:57 pm

@ Ledbetter….
My condolences to the Howard family on the passing of Prof. Freeman… He was a pioneer…

Newnan85

August 11th, 2012
1:11 pm

Hope undrafted QB- Davis get more reps he looked like someone we need keep and develop. Strong arm and tall QB.

johnm

August 11th, 2012
1:31 pm

Why the hell are there so many saints fans here? Just bc your season is allready over doesnt mean ours is!

Rise Up!

August 11th, 2012
1:52 pm

D-Led … big “50″?!?!?

md conner

August 11th, 2012
1:54 pm

Hey, Surg… bourbon is a good Kentucky product. The gumbo-eating jackwagons like Hiramsaint have to import it, like all other good things it AINTS made in that hellhole state. I agree with your post, just don’t trash a good beverage lol

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JSS

August 11th, 2012
2:18 pm

More provincialism on AJC Blogs, VA ham, KY bourbon, TN Whiskey, and NC BBQ who cares where it originated as you get to enjoy it! Oh I forgot, most of you Yahoos abuse it!!! Nevermind

Happy Birthday DLed

August 11th, 2012
2:46 pm

Falcons 62 ~ Saints 7

Another Rick

August 11th, 2012
2:59 pm

Happy bday DLed! You Rising Up in age!

mk

August 11th, 2012
2:59 pm

Any update on Holmes???????? It’s just a question and should not be that hard to answer.
TIA

SeenThisBFalcon

August 11th, 2012
3:17 pm

@ SEENTHISB4 Its the NFL injuries happen…the SAINTS will start pling them up too…we only have four preseason games you have one more to get injuries than us muahhhhhhh

Son of Sammy Davis Jr, Jr

August 11th, 2012
3:18 pm

When was the last time the Falcons won a playoff football game?

Bob

August 11th, 2012
3:28 pm

@ Son of Sammy Davis JR, JR

What does that got to do with anything?

The Truth

August 11th, 2012
3:29 pm

Enter your comments here

The Truth

August 11th, 2012
3:35 pm

Hey Hiramsaint – you do realize that this is ATLANTA, and that no one here G.A.S. about the Saints. You don’t see me going over and doubling the number of literate visitors to the New Orleans newspaper site trash talking the folks that couldn’t afford to leave after Katrina.

Go find a Saints blog so that you can run your mouth with the rest of your inbred Cajun brothers. Oh, and don’t be late for your shift at Popeyes tonight – I’m counting on a bucket of that chicken for our party tonight. GO FALCONS!!!!!

The Truth

August 11th, 2012
3:36 pm

Sammy – when was the last time New Orleans wasn’t a cesspool of uselessness?

Steve-O

August 11th, 2012
4:02 pm

hiramsaint can’t take his own medicine apparently.

realitycheck

August 11th, 2012
4:13 pm

The Truth…………..Actually I was in New Orleans for several days recently and it was lively, the food just outstanding, and a blast for all, There was certainly no backwards georgia milk toast blue law that calls for last call at 2;30. I remember when Atlanta was fun and had a rocking nightlife some nearly 9 years ago or so. This city was much more fun when it had 2 million folks instead of the 6 million today that mostly are from somewhere else and usually not the south. New Orleans has a soul and a unique vibe and that’s something Atlanta doesn’t have. Sweep around your own porch first before knocking a city that you probably no little about except for it’s football team!

falcon057

August 11th, 2012
4:45 pm

Son of Sammy Davis Jr
I believe it was before the aints 1st win? is that right?

hiramsaint

August 11th, 2012
5:17 pm

if that is the truth-why then do i get so many responses-and from you . maybe you care a bit more about me and MY team than you care to admit- geaux frailcons…to the 0-4 postseason laugh-a-rama !

Rick

August 11th, 2012
6:16 pm

Well said truth….

robertussen

August 11th, 2012
6:42 pm

popeyes……. now thats some funny az sheet

hiramsaint

August 11th, 2012
8:12 pm

i heard your dora the explorer sheets were even funnier-Bam

Larry

August 11th, 2012
8:56 pm

Why on earth would you have your “first team MLB” on special teams having lost the other to a season ending injury?

Stupid!

Big Ray

August 11th, 2012
9:36 pm

Oh yeah, let’s talk about injuries.

Mike Smith gets hit on the sideline. Gets back up and interviews. What does Sean Payton do? Walk around on crutches with a broken leg, personifying “the gipper.” LOL

OH, and for those saying New Orleans is all that and more, so move there and stop plaguing the rest of these folks around here. Heard?

BamaGuy

August 11th, 2012
9:39 pm

SeenThisB4
August 11th, 2012
12:40 pm

I’ll have a whiskey Sour

Really? Do you drink that with your heels on?

hiramsaint

August 11th, 2012
9:46 pm

big gay =you forgot the part where he goes 13-3 and actually wins a playoff game but then again , the frailclowns wouldn’t remember anything about winning-or scoring – in a playoff game now would they

hiramsaint

August 11th, 2012
9:47 pm

i always knew you bama guys went that way but i didn’t know you were out of the closet like the ga, girls

BamaGuy

August 11th, 2012
9:58 pm

Wiskey Sour? How about a Shirley Temple too? C’mon, you can’t possibly be in New Orleans. Unless your one of those ones on the end of Bourbon Street. Which is ok of that is your thing. How about a wine cooler in your just your bra and panties?

hiramsaint

August 11th, 2012
10:28 pm

now how would you know what goes on down there? hmmmmm you just proved my point. maybe footballs not your thing-you ought to try flower arrangements -BAM !!!

BamaGuy

August 11th, 2012
10:49 pm

Your the whiskey sour man…. Girl….shim?

BamaGuy

August 11th, 2012
10:54 pm

Your probably an LSU fan too? Maybe the one who had balls on his face aftert the NC Game. No, you would have actually liked that. In fact, I bet you fake pass out just hoping someone will place a ball omlet on your face. This is too easy

canadian falcon

August 11th, 2012
11:04 pm

I normally wouldn’t respond to NO fans but WTF would you bring up dora the explorer on a football blog. All you have to do is push and the closet doors will open.

Yo

August 11th, 2012
11:14 pm

Dled…………can you look at the ip addresses of Hiram and Seen and ban them? It is time, and the bring nothing to the table.

Michael M.

August 11th, 2012
11:24 pm

D-led u r right on…………….nothin happening much in the Birdland this weekend I am hittin the sack

Michael M.

August 11th, 2012
11:38 pm

Big Ray ” Slam Dam Dunk yer A&& Hiramtaint ” . ! ha !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Talk about being out in the cold………………..

falconz man

August 11th, 2012
11:40 pm

We need back-ups. Starters were great, especially the offense. Got to have second and third stringers to do the job though.

Falcons Chic

August 12th, 2012
12:15 am

That ’s pretty bad when HS and Seen’s heels are higher than mine… and we won’t get into their mud caked hosiery.
Like Larry, I’m questioning Akeem being on the field later as well. The man can play. He’s studied his iPad. Let’s just see him next against the Broncos.

DR. FALCON

August 12th, 2012
12:18 am

DAMN! ANOTHER INJURY, TO A MLB! HOLD DENT OUT FOR THE REST OF THE PRE-SEASON! WE NEED HIM!

LOL at the Aints

August 12th, 2012
1:19 am

LOL at the Aints

August 12th, 2012
1:20 am

Falcons Chic,, dont forget JSS,, LOL