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Matt Ryan Confirms Julio Jones Report, Leads Falcons In Minicamp Workout

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan confirmed to CBS Sports an earlier report that he's thrown to rookie WR Julio Jones since the NFL Draft. Jones wasn't able to attend Tuesday's player-organized minicamp workout, as he's still recovering from a foot surgery similar to the one Tom Brady underwent this offseason.

CBS Sports also reports Ryan ran the show, acting as "coach" and "unquestioned leader" during the workouts and leaving the field in the last group of players, which included Brent Grimes, Michael Jenkins, Brian Finneran and backup QB John Parker Wilson.

Lots of encouraging stuff going on here. On Twitter, Grimes and Curtis Lofton have since called these workouts 7-on-7 events, meaning linemen like Jamaal Anderson (the only big guy whose name I've seen mentioned) didn't have a whole lot to busy himself with. Kroy Biermann, however, was spotted at Monday's strength and conditioning program, so hopefully linemen are working out together elsewhere.

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