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NFL Lockout Has Atlanta Falcons, Oakland Raiders Practicing On Same Field

The Atlanta Falcons have been working out at a high school field in Buford, Georgia for several weeks now. Like last year, they're sharing the facility with another NFL team, but unlike last year, they're not actually scrimmaging against them. About 30 Oakland Raiders players, led by Atlanta native and Georgia Bulldogs great Richard Seymourtook the field Tuesday and turned it back over to the Birds afterward.

Seymour organized the workouts, hiring Georgia's Competitive Edge Sports to run things, and provided vocal leadership on the field. He and Matt Ryan both spoke to media while not running their respective shows. 

"We can't control what's going on with the NFL lockout, but we just wanted to come out and be able to run some drills and do it in an organized fashion," Seymour said.    

"It was impressive to see how many guys that they had down here. But I think that's a commitment that players have," Ryan told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.    

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