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Could prove to be steal for Atlanta
In mix to start at left guard
Entering contract year
McKinley (shoulder) will be looking to submit a strong season as he enters a contract year after the Falcons declined his fifth-year option for 2021 in the spring, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
High-scoring matchups on docket
Eyeing third-year breakout
Ridley (abdomen) has been working out with Matt Ryan, who believes the young wideout "could explode" in his third pro season, AL.com's Mark Inabinett reports. "He's a guy I think could explode going into a year like this," Ryan said. "He's in phenomenal shape, he's been running great and I think his grasp of the offense and his mastery of our system is so much further along than it was last year."
Feeling healthy finally
Praised by Matt Ryan
Passes team physical
Gurley traveled to Atlanta and passed a physical examination Monday, Orlando D. Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Impressing in private workouts
Returning to outside zone scheme
The Falcons are committing to using an outside-zone run scheme more extensively this season, after only dabbling in it the last three seasons since Kyle Shanahan left to coach the Niners, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The development encouraged Mack, who has thrived in the system before: "I think it's an emphasis of the whole offense to make sure that's something that we want to be really good at," Mack said. "So, in order to run the wide zone you have to have a full commitment of all of the guys on the field to make that work. It is a really powerful offense. It's something that we have a lot of experience with."
Links up with Atlanta
Training for 2020 season
Smith (concussion/neck) has been taking part in offseason training in Houston and plans to return to Atlanta in the near future to work out with quarterback Matt Ryan and other skill-position players, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Workload remains uncertain
Expected to face competition
Recovery still on track
Honed in for upcoming season
Heads to Atlanta
Daniel signed with the Falcons as an undrafted free agent shortly after the 2020 NFL Draft, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Atlanta skipping fifth-year option
Dealt to Falcons
Fifth-year option declined
Gets NFL opportunity in Atlanta
Lands in Atlanta
Joins Falcons' 2020 UDFA class
Beneficiary of draft weekend
Signs UDFA contract with Atlanta