FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Falcons just completed their 2018 Minicamp Built by The Home Depot and while the players and coaches are prepared to enjoy some brief time off, it's time for fans to make their preparations for training camp in July.
So, without further ado, here are the official dates and practice schedule for the 2018 AT&T Atlanta Falcons Training Camp.
There are plenty of enticing storylines for the Falcons heading into training camp this year. The defense is coming off of a top-10 finish with even bigger goals in mind, while the offense is looking to make a leap in its second season with Steve Sarkisian as offensive coordinator.
But those are just the tip-of-the-iceberg storylines.
A majority of fans will also get their first chance to view the Falcons' 2018 rookie class, which head coach Dan Quinn has raved about over the offseason. Wide receiver Calvin Ridley already looks like he belongs in the NFL, and cornerback Isaiah Oliver has been impressive both on and off the field. It's unfair to highlight any one player in this class, however, because they brought a lot of energy to minicamp and already look up to speed for training camp.
Given the depth and talent of this roster, there's a lot to offer for every type of football fan. For those looking to watch bona fide stars like Deion Jones and Matt Ryan, training camp offers an up-close view that really can't be matched. Fans hoping to uncover underrated players further down the depth chart might enjoy watching tight end Eric Saubert make impressive leaping grabs or defensive back Damontae Kazee force a turnover and take it the other way for a touchdown.
"I told the team now there's a break, [prepare your] heart, mind, body, soul to get ready," Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said after the team's final minicamp practice. "Base camp is over. We threw ourselves a good base camp. We're ready, we've got our stuff together. Now it's a matter of in these five weeks really putting out from a conditioning standpoint so when you come back here, we 100 percent get to see the best version of you. I imagine that this camp will look faster and more complete in a lot of respects."
For those who want to attend one of the training camp dates that are open to the public this summer, visit the Falcons' training camp page and plan a trip up to Flowery Branch.