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Other chicken options will be available at new Falcons stadium (0:58)
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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons QB Matt Ryan talks about defensive tackle Dontari Poe and how Poe looks pretty good throwing the ball around before practice. No, Poe won't challenge Matt Schaub for the backup role, but he might get a jump pass in at some point if the Poe Package is installed on offense.

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Chick-fil-A in Falcons' home closed on Sundays

The Chick-fil-A stand at Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be closed on Sundays, meaning Falcons fans won't be able to dine on the franchise's food for seven of the team's eight regular-season games.

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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons coach Dan Quinn talks about his respect for Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, a guy he worked with in the past

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said he hasn't made a decision yet on which players will play/not play vs. Steelers on Sunday. Quinn said Takk McKinley's rep continued to go up in practice, almost up to 100 percent. McKinley could make debut in Pittsburgh.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said he'll take the team down early next week to check out the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Quinn has toured it just one so far. Amazed by the scoreboard

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

"It's not going to be a long-term issue," Falcons coach Dan Quinn said of Devonta Freeman still being in concussion protocol.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

According to today's NFL Transactions, the Falcons waived RB BJ Daniels (hamstring) with an injury settlement. Falcons already down one running back this with Devonta Freeman going through concussion protocol. Would go into Sunday's exhibition vs. Steelers with Tevin Coleman, Terron Ward, rookie Brian Hill, and Kelvin Taylor. Falcons reportedly will work out former University of Minnesota RB David Cobb, according to NFL Draft Diamonds.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

The Falcons motto under Dan Quinn is strong.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Mercedes-Benz Stadium officials say more than 5,000 employees will be trained here over the next two weeks to get ready for the grand opening of the $1.5 billion venue. The first event is the Atlanta Falcons' Aug. 26 exhibition matchup with the Arizona Cardinals.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

The field and seats at the $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium look all ready for the Falcons' third preseason game against the Cardinals next week. It will be the opening event at the new venue.

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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons training camp, final day: On guard: Ben Garland was up first at right guard as he continued to share reps with Wes Schweitzer in the battle for the starting spot. Schweitzer did a nice job shutting down a Jack Crawford spin move during 1 on 1 drills.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons training camp, final day: Play of the Day: FS Ricardo Allen made a leaping play to break up a Matt Ryan pass intended for TE Austin Hooper during 11 on 11. It was a third down play with Allen in man to man coverage. Hooper faked going deep and stopped, but Allen was right there to make the play. New defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel wants to see more of Allen in coverage this season.

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Julio Jones is Matthew Berry's No. 4 WR entering this season. Since an injury-shortened season in 2013, Jones' 932.4 PPR points rank 2nd among flex players behind Antonio Brown (1,082.4). However, he's only seen 40 red zone targets in that span, T-25th in the league.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons training camp, final day: Rookie report: DB Damontae Kazee almost had his third INT of camp when he got his fingertips on a tipped Matt Simms pass right before it hit the ground. Kazee covered a lot of area to almost make the play, showing great instincts while trying to be around the ball. "It was close, man," Kazee said. "I've got to will that in. I don't care how low it was. That's no excuse. I've got to put that one back in."

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons training camp, final day: Injury update: RB Devonta Freeman is going through the concussion protocol and has been ruled out for Sunday's game at Pittsburgh. DT Joe Vellano appeared to hurt his eye during practice and had to exit the field without returning. OT D.J. Tialavea did not dress for practice and wore a compression sock on his right leg. CB Akeem King and LB Jermaine Grace did rehab exercises on the side. SS Keanu Neal had a couple reps in 11 on 11 after sitting out of full team drills a few days with a strain.

Team Stats

Passing Yards295.33rd
Rushing Yards120.55th
Points For33.81st
Points Against25.427th

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