Despite the ongoing NFL lockout, players for the Atlanta Falcons and several other teams have managed to jimmy-rig offseason conditioning programs for themselves. The Falcons have been conducting a strength and conditioning program based on their regular drills at a Cumming, Georgia facility, and now they're set to begin their minicamp, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbetter.
Ledbetter lists Matt Ryan and Roddy White among likely participants, but can't say whether Julio Jones or other rookies will attend. The New Orleans Saints have had at least one rookie take part in their own offseason workouts.
The team (by team I mean players) appears to be going by last year's offseason calendar, in which minicamp began on May 7. Fans of just about every NFL team have to be concerned about whether their players are staying in touch and in shape, so it's good to know the majority of Atlanta's roster is.
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