Julio Jones, Matt Ryan give personal invitation to honorary captain
WR Julio Jones was the first to invite 10-year-old D'Eric Salder to be an honorary captain at the Falcons' upcoming game against the Washington Redskins. QB Matt Ryan confirmed the good news shortly after. Several other players and head coach Dan Quinn took time to meet Salder, who lost his leg due to complications at birth and dreams of playing football.
Military Day at Mercedes-Benz Stadium | Best images from Day 9
The Atlanta Falcons honored those who have served in the military and their families throughout the day during the ninth practice of 2019 AT&T training camp at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Take a look at some of our favorite images here.
Dan Quinn invites future honorary captain to join team huddle
Monday morning head coach Dan Quinn had more than one surprise for D’Eric Salder, a 10-year-old who lost his leg due to complications at birth. Salder, who was invited to be the honorary captain at the upcoming game against the Redskins, was surprised by Quinn with a custom jersey and invited into the team huddle at the end of practice. Quinn announced that Salder is officially an Atlanta Falcon.